• Church Happenings - Week of August 17, 2016

    Rehearsals to begin for annual Community Tree of Life

    It’s time to start working on the 2016 Christmas Musical production presented by the Community Tree of Life under the direction of Joy Thompson. The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Taylorsville.

    Everyone is invited to come and participate in this event. For more details, call Janet Barnett at 502-299-8543 or Sarah Hickman at 502-249-6425.

  • God’s refreshment

    Work hard on a hot day and then grab a glass of ice cold sweet tea.  Feel the cold glass in your hand and taste the sweetness on your tongue, . Ahh!. Just a short break in a hard and busy day, but it refreshes and renews your strength.

  • Church Happenings - Week of August 10, 2016

    Mt. Eden Christian Church Homecoming to celebrate 173 years

  • Clearing out the clutter

    I notice a lot of people are moving this summer.  Homes for sale here and there and it seems that they are selling pretty quickly.  I guess that’s good news.

    I have to admit, I’m not big on moving anymore.  When my wife and I got married, I think we moved seven times in eight years.  And honestly, those moves were not too bad.  Then we settled down in one house and managed to stay there for about 16 years.  Moving from there was a different story.

  • Church Happenings - Week of August 3, 2016

    Pastoral anniversary celebration

     Second Baptist Church will celebrate the 42nd pastoral anniversary of Rev. Dr. Charles Burton Sr. on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. The church is located at 401 Jefferson St. in Taylorsville. The featured speaker will be Rev. Dr. Joseph Owens, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Lexington. For more information, call 477-8607.

    Narcotics Anonymous meeting

    Narcotics Anonymous meetings are at First Christian Church every Thursday at 8 p.m. For more information, call 502-902-4599.

  • Cool water on a hot day

    Maybe you didn’t notice, but it has been hot. A couple of weeks ago our church helped out with ticket sales and parking at the Spencer County Fair, and we got to experience that heat first-hand. It was in the 90s every day, with heat indexes over 100 sometimes.

  • Gospel concert Friday

    Victory Road Quartet from Taylorsville will be playing Southern Gospel music for the next outdoor Summer Concert Series event on Friday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. at Waddy Baptist Church.  This is a free community event.

    The second half of each concert is open to anyone who wants to perform. Bring your own lawn chairs and musical instruments.  

    This concert will be held at the outdoor shelter, weather permitting. In case of rain, the concert will be held inside the church, located at 3130 Waddy Road.

  • Church Happenings - Week of July 27, 2016

    Mt. Eden Christian Church Homecoming to celebrate 173 years

  • Racial reconciliation and hope

    The latest murder of three Baton Rouge police officers has rattled our already fragile sense of safety and reminds us—as if we needed reminding—that we live in an age of hatred, a hatred that fuels terror and ends in murder. And the nearly daily dish of bad news leaves many of us are asking how we arrived at such a place.

  • A day at the zoo

    Last week, I mentioned a trip to the zoo.  Well, the rain held off and we did get to go.  It was hot, late in the afternoon, but we made it.

    For me, seeing the leopards and the giraffes was a blast, and I assumed that would be the case for my grandson. Shows what I know.  He starts chasing the robins and sparrows we see every day.  And a squirrel?  Look out!