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Religion

  • COLUMN: Just six days until Christmas

    When I was a kid newspapers and TV news always had a countdown to Christmas. Back then they used to say things like “12 more Shopping days until Christmas.” Of course these days every day is a shopping day, and every hour of the day in many cases. But, just in case you didn’t already know, six days from now is Christmas.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Dec. 19

    Finchville Baptist Church recently announced the following events:
    •The church’s music department will present the cantata, “All is Well,” tonight at 7 with a dinner beforehand at 5:30 and a dessert reception afterward. The reception will feature story reading for the kids and a certain jolly ol’ elf will make an appearance.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Dec. 12

    Plum Creek Baptist announces musical
    Plum Creek Baptist Church will host its annual Christmas celebration Saturday and Sunday nights at 7.  This year, the church is sharing a musical play for the whole family, “Christmas with the King!”
    Performances are free and open to the community.
    Plum Creek Baptist is located at the corner of Mount Washington Road and Plum Creek Road in Waterford.

    Promiseland Church to host coat giveaway

  • COLUMN: Bills, unwanted news often cause ‘mailbox blues’

    When I was a kid I used to love running out to check the mail. It seemed like Christmas every day; there could be anything in there. There were catalogs with all the exciting new things that looked so wonderful, sometimes even a letter from family far away. And sometimes there would even be a package and that made it especially like Christmas.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Dec. 5

    Finchville Baptist Church recently announced the following events:
    •Church members will ring the Salvation Army bell at Walmart in Shelbyville this Saturday and next from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    •The church’s music department will present the cantata, “All is Well,” on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. with a dinner beforehand at 5:30 and a dessert reception afterward. The reception will feature story reading for the kids and a certain jolly ol’ elf will make an appearance.

  • COLUMN: Amid the joys of Christmas, don’t forget those who are hurting

    Have you noticed all the homes dressed up for Christmas? Apartment doors with wreaths hanging, candles in the windows, greenery hung here and there, and light everywhere — lights on the house, lights on the bushes, even lights shaped like reindeer or Santa on the lawn.
    Some people, especially children seem to like multicolored lights, with reds and whites, blues and greens all mixed together. Some people go with the traditional red and green Christmas colors. I really like the simple white lights that shine like the winter moon on fresh fallen snow.

  • Pastor Mavis Bennett retires

    After serving in the ministry from 1954-2012 Pastor Mavis Bennett has retired.

  • PHOTO: Ringing in the Christmas season at the All Saints Holiday Bazaar

    The 10th annual Holiday Bazaar held at All Saints Catholic Church was chockful of vendors with a variety of handcrafted items. Vendor Debbie Nall assists customer Judy Walters who is making a decision on which birdhouse to purchase for her feathered friends.

  • COLUMN: Black Friday craziness encroaches on Thanksgiving

    Once upon a time the Christmas buying season began after Thanksgiving, and that seemed to work out for everybody. Then it began to seep over into November, earlier and earlier, and now we barely get past Halloween before the Christmas sales start.
    And then, this year, it seems that Thanksgiving day itself was sacrificed. Perhaps this began a year or two ago and I simply didn’t notice, but now it is hard to miss. It seems that every major chain of stores now starts “Black Friday” on Thursday.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Nov. 28

    Risen Lord Church steeple returns
    Risen Lord Lutheran Church’s steeple has returned to Taylorsville. This steeple has had quite a journey from its beginnings in Campbellsville to its first home in Fairfax County, Va., then to Risen Lord Lutheran in Taylorsville and back to Campbellsville for repairs and returning just in time for the 2012 Christmas Tour.