• Church Happenings — Week of Feb. 20

    Gospel barn to host singing Saturday
    The Cumbos Old Gospel Barn in Coxs Creek will host a gospel sing Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
    Featured guests are Heavenly Reign, The Cumbos and more.
    The event is free and open to the public.

    Finchville Baptist announces youth activities, fundraiser
    Finchville Baptist Church is hosting a youth bowling night Saturday from 5 to 9.
    The cost is $13, plus money for fast food afterward.

  • COLUMN: It’s OK to be ‘straw’

    You probably never think about straw, and frankly I usually don’t either. But I have a bale of straw in my garage and spring is coming so I’m thinking once again about trying to get my lawn looking better. Spread a little grass seed and cover it with a little straw to help hold the moisture in and keep the wind from blowing the seeds away.

  • COLUMN: ‘The greatest of these is love’

    I Corinthians 13:4-13, says, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. …And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love.”
    The apostle Paul sure had a beautiful way of describing love, didn’t he?

  • Church Happenings — Week of Feb. 13

    Women’s Bible study
    First Baptist Church Women’s Ministry invites the women of the community to join in the Bible study, “Missing Pieces: Real Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense” by Jennifer Rothschild. This seven-week study teaches women how to walk by faith, not by sight.
    The study just began and there are two sessions each Monday. The first session is 9:15-11:15 a.m. and the second one is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Both sessions are held at First Baptist Church.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Feb. 6

    Risen Lord Lutheran plans couples Valentine dinner
    Risen Lord Lutheran Church will host a free couples Valentine dinner on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the church.
    The menu will consist of salad, spaghetti, lasagna and dessert. Entertainment will include marriage jokes and the “Oldie Wed Game.”
    RSVP to Julie at 502-477-6557 or gettingersd@yahoo.com by Thursday to attend.

    Women’s Bible study

  • COLUMN: Jesus came to set you free

    Listen to these words from the gospel of Luke, chapter 4 verses 14-21:

  • COLUMN: ‘Give us today our daily bread’

    The other day I had lunch at a restaurant that brings warm rolls to the table. It was a chilly, rainy sort of day and those rolls were what we needed. There is something about warm, fresh bread that is not only delicious, but comforting as well. Add a little soft butter soaking in and it just gets even better.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Jan. 30

    Promiseland Church plans revival
    Promiseland Church, located on Cecil Noel Road, will host a revival with Tim Hall and his wife through Thursday at 7 each night.
    The community is invited.

    Finchville Baptist announces gospel sing, yard sale collections
    Boy Scout Troop 137 invites the community to a gospel sing and chili supper at Finchville Baptist Church on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. A donation of $5 is suggested.

  • COLUMN: Jesus provided everything we need

  • COLUMN: Walking the dog

    As some of you know, I have a pretty big dog and every day she gets walked three or four times. It doesn’t matter what the weather or how we are feeling, Molly gets her walk. One day last week I walked her wearing a t-shirt, a regular shirt, a sweater, a hooded sweatshirt, and a coat, gloves and a scarf. It almost takes me longer to get dressed than to take her for a walk.