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Church

  • Why church?

    Scattered throughout any community are tiny, struggling churches.
    Sometimes they’re invisible. If you blink while driving past them you’ll miss them. Or they’re eyesores — run down, weather worn.
    In my 20 years covering local religion for the newspaper, I’ve gotten to know the people at some of these little churches.
    I’ve attended their services and could count the people in the pews with two hands and not need a third.

  • Church News

    BOYD UNITED METHODIST
    The United Methodist Church Scholarship Fellowship will be held at Boyd United Methodist Church on Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. Your attendance and support is appreciated.

    FAIRVIEW BAPTIST
    Fairview Baptist Church in Kelat, Ky., will be hosting a fish fry with live music on Sept. 29 from 4 p.m. until ?  Entertainment will be provided by Damascus Road and Mr. Timmy and the Supper Table Gang.
    There will be fried catfish and swai served with bean soup and corn bread fritters, as well as a variety of desserts.

  • Church News

    CALVARY ASSEMBLY
    OF GOD
    Back to Church Sunday. Sept. 16 at 10:45 a.m. at Calvary Assembly, 325 Webster Ave. (across from the high school). Featuring the singing group, Brothers Forever, who have had five No.1 and multiple top 40 songs on radio and industry charts. Free gift for all first time guests. A covered dish dinner will follow the service. Everyone is welcome to stay.
    For more information call 234-4646 or visit www.calvaryshill.net.

    EBENEZER
    UNITED METHODIST

  • Missing out on something wonderful

    A few weeks ago, a 4.1 earthquake hit Yorba Linda, Calif., the town where I spent my teen years growing up and near where some of my family still lives.
    My niece, Jennifer, was in the shower when the quake hit and things started shaking.
    In all the years I lived in California that was among my top 10 greatest fears — to be in the shower and have an earthquake hit and be buried in a pile of debris while naked or in some stage of undress.
    I even named my fear“They’llFindMeNakedaphobia.”

  • Shall we brag?

    One of my favorite stories is the one where my friend Mike announced that he had given up pride for Lent.
    He was so proud of his decision, couldn’t wait to start. Just knew he’d nail it.
    That was about seven or so years ago and we still laugh about it.

  • Church News

    FIRST UNITED
    METHODIST
    Yard/Bake Sale
    First United  Methodist Youth will be having a Yard/Bake Sale and Car Wash in the church parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Furniture, clothes and lots of items will be in the yard sale. For more information call Sharon at 298-9971.

    CALVARY ASSEMBLY
    OF GOD

  • Men, tongues, words and wounds

    In my (albeit feeble) defense, I had just come from undergoing a medical test done under sedation, which may or may not have loosened my tongue. Or maybe it was because I hadn’t eaten in 24 hours and hunger affected my brain.
    Whatever the reason, I said something that embarrassed my husband.
    We had stopped at a local restaurant for a burger. I ordered the thickest, beefiest, cheesiest burger on the menu, plus fries, and my husband ordered a veggie burger and a salad.

  • Church News

    CORNERSTONE
    ASSEMBLY FULL GOSPEL
    Cornerstone Assembly Full Gospel will hold a yard sale Saturday, Sept. 1 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at 101 N. Locust St. All donations will benefit the church. A singspiration will also be held at 6 p.m. with Max Murphy. Refreshments will be available.

    NEW FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST
    New Friendship Baptist Church welcomes Dr. Donnie Fox, president of Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, at their fall revival. The revival will take place Sept. 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 9 at 11 a.m.

    ODDVILLE CHRISTIAN

  • Church News

    CALVARY ASSEMBLY
    Youth revival will be held Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 22-24 at 7 p.m. nightly at Calvary Assembly, 325 Webster Ave., across from the high school. Speaker will be Rodney Goodlett. All youth are invited for special singing, worship, pizza, games, and fun times with friends.
    Bud Gauze is the youth pastor. For more information call 234-4646 or visit www.calvaryshill.net.

    CORNERSTONE
    ASSEMBLY FULL GOSPEL

  • The hope for eternal life

    When people ask me what I do at my job at the newspaper, specifically what topics I write about, I tell them the shorthand version: old people, dead people and God.
    Actually, I cover a lot more than that, but those three — old people, dead people and God — are the three areas that seem to fall to me.
    This past week I wrote stories about four people who had died, and only one of them I would consider old.
    Of those four people, I attended three memorial services. As I write this, I have two services to attend in the coming week.