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  • A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

    By Don Powell, Gideon’s

    Christmas is a Christian holiday honoring the birth of Jesus Christ.
    Traditionally, we celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25 around the world. No one knows for sure the correct date of Jesus’ birth, so we celebrate on Dec. 25.
    Some say that the early Christians in Rome picked this date to counter the Roman holiday celebration of the Winter Soltice.

  • Grace Notes

    It seems the older I get, the less space I have in my brain, like all the file folders in the filing cabinet are full.
    More often than I care to admit, I’ll write myself a quick note intending to develop it into a column later, but when later comes I’ll have no clue what I was thinking when I wrote the note.
    However, all is not hopeless, as occasionally I go through my folder of assorted notes and cobble together a column of bits and pieces and random musings in the hope that something might be helpful to someone.

  • Church News

    CITY ON A HILL
    City on a Hill evening services are held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m.
    Services are held at the Center at 201 N. Second St., Berry, Ky.
    For more information call 859-954-1573 or 859-954-0579.
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    City on a Hill will be holding a service on Christmas Day.
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    Don’t forget to plan to join City on a Hill for its fourth annual New Year’s service.

    BERRY CHRISTIAN

  • How do you live for God?

    In 1998’s Saving Private Ryan, Tom Hanks is on a mission to pull a soldier out of harm’s way because three brothers were killed on the same day in battle.
    When he meets Private Ryan and tells him the mission, Ryan questions the logic.
    When asked what does the Army tell his mother who will have lost four sons, Ryan responds, “You can tell her that when you found me, I was with the only brothers I had left. And that there was no way I was deserting them. I think she’d understand that.” (www.imdb.com/title/tt0120815/quotes)  

  • Grace Notes

    I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked, “Are you ready for Christmas?”
    Usually I answer something like, “As ready as I’ll ever be” or “Um...sure.”
    The truth is, I am woefully holiday deficient. I do a good job of hiding it for most of the year, but around the middle of November when most Americans are in full Get-Ready-for-Christmas mode, I’m off in la-la land, oblivious to any and all holiday hoopla.

  • Does Christmas thrill you?

    Children get excited at the coming of the season, and often we might feel a bit of a charge through experiencing their amazement, but the chores we go through to provide that for them are often the very things that rob us from knowing the wonder for ourselves.
    Plan the party, trim the tree, max out the MasterCard, wrap, ship, take a trip. And that’s assuming we aren’t one of the multitudes who find themselves with a case of the Holiday Blues.

  • Church News

    CITY ON A HILL
    City on a Hill evening services are held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m.
    Services are held at the Center at 201 N. Second St., Berry, Ky.
    For more information call 859-954-1573 or 859-954-0579.
    • • • •
    Don’t forget to plan to join City on a Hill for its fourth annual New Year’s service.

    BERRY CHRISTIAN
    Join us Christmas Day for a special Christmas service from 10:30 a.m. - Noon. Everyone is welcome.

  • Grace Notes

    We had been planning this particular weekend for months, Part One of our Christmas 2016 Celebration Extravaganza.
    Part Two happens on Dec. 24 with a trip to Orlando for a replay of a Christmas Eve we spent there two years ago.
    We had begun with a Christmas Eve service at a church near the downtown area, followed by pizza and hot, gooey garlic knots.

  • Church News

    BERRY CHRISTIAN
    Please join us Christmas Day for a special Christmas service from 10:30 a.m. - Noon. Everyone is welcome.
    Berry Christian Church is located at 320 Main Street, Berry.

    CYNTHIANA
    PRESBYTERIAN
    The Cynthiana Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir will be presenting the cantata “One Small Child” on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. We welcome all to come.
    On Sunday, Dec. 18, the youth group will perform the play, “God With Us.” Please come and enjoy this special presentation at the 11 a.m. service.

  • Grace Notes

    There’s a group of people in North Carolina who call themselves People of the Second Chance (POSC).
    One of the things they do is throw parties -- for people just out of prison, for recovering drug addicts, for misfits, for the discouraged, for the uncelebrated and forgotten, for the overlooked and hurting, for those bowed down with guilt and shame.
    What they do is backwards and upside down. The parties aren’t for the straight A student, the athlete of the year, the one who does things right most of the time.