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  • Church News | Nov. 8, 2018

    Blue Christmas candle light ceremony Dec. 6

    Signature HealthCARE, Carroll County Memorial Hospital, NKADD, Kindred @ Home and the Carroll County Extension office will be sponsoring a “Blue Christmas,” a candle lighting ceremony from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Camp Kysoc, 1902 Easter Day Rd. in Carrollton.

    “Our hope is that all can find peace in music and prayer in this special candle lighting ceremony while being surrounded by the compassionate love of God,” Rev. Douglas Salisbury of Signature Healthcare said.

  • Joy and sadness reconciled

    A few years ago, Pixar released the animated film, “Inside Out,” about 11-year-old Riley and her emotions: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust.

    Joy, the dominant emotion depicted as the perpetual light-hearted optimist, relentlessly works to keep Riley happy.

    For most of Riley’s life Joy has done her job successfully, but when Riley’s family moves from Minnesota to San Francisco, Sadness rises to the head of the emotional pack.

  • Church News | Nov. 1, 2018

    Hymn sing

    Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, at Bedford United Methodist Church, 10 Fairview Circle in Bedford.

    Fall festival Nov. 3, at English Baptist

  • Church News | Oct. 25, 2018

    Fall festival Is Nov. 3 at English Baptist Church

    English Baptist Church has purchased the former English Christian Church building at 3449 Hwy 389 in Carrollton.

    They will hold their Fall Festival, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3,  Food, Fun, Inflatable Stations for children, Door Prize Drawing and more. All are welcome.  For more information call Pastor Randall Cofield at 502-732-5710.

    Cottrell to speak at Apostolic Pentecostal

  • Make life better with faith part of the ‘routine’
  • Church News | Oct. 18, 2018

    Sanders church collects clothing, housewares

    Sanders Baptist Church is hoping to help take some of the chill off this winter by offering some gently used clothing for cold weather and housewares.

    On Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to noon, the church at 245 McDaniel Street in Sanders will offer free to the public clothing of all sizes, toys, and household items.  No consignors please. Additional information is available by calling or texting: 502-525-2070.

    Cottrell to hold revival at Apostolic church

  • Be still, yes I will: Eight letter help guide my life

    My current screen saver on my phone is a simple Bible verse, a command and a promise, eight small but powerful words: “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).

    That verse, those eight small, ordinary words, has been my lifeline for the past year or two as I have struggled with some difficult things within my family.

    Be still.

    Be -- not pretend to be or try to be, but be.

    Whenever God gives a command in his Word, he also gives the means to do it.

  • Church News | Oct. 11, 2018

    Trunk or Treat at Dean Memorial

    Dean Memorial United Methodist Church hosts a Trunk or Treat from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the church, 101 Church St., Worthville, Ky.

    Praise and worship at Ghent Baptist

    Ghent Baptist Church hosts a praise and worship service featuring music evangelist Dave Stahl Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 203 Ferry St. in Ghent.

    A meal will be served at 5:30 p.m.

    Everyone is cordially invited to attend. A love offering will be received.

  • Dealing with this sin I’m in

    Psalm 51:1-4

    Sometimes I feel as if I’m out-of-sync, as if I’m in a funk.

    Sometimes I feel like I’m standing still, while my life fills with junk.

    Sometimes I think no one understands, this loneliness that I feel.

    Sometimes in my secret closet, the words just don’t seem real.

    Sometimes I ask the Lord, Lord why do my bones ache within.

    Then I hear him answer, IT’S YOUR UNCONFESSED SIN.

    P. W. Harris

  • Can evil be used for good?

    Last week I met with Carla, a young woman who has an amazing story of how God is using her.

    But first, she had to go through a time of incredible pain and darkness. Of course, much of her darkness was the resulting consequences of her own bad choices. Still, those consequences were the very ones she needed to suffer to become the usable vessel she is today.

    I’ve heard many pastors use Oswald Chambers’ quote: “Before God can use a (person) greatly, he must wound him deeply.”