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Church

  • Bishop Fairley visits CFUMC, calls for unity

    On Thursday, October 5, United Methodist pastors and lay people from the region around northern Kentucky, Lexington, and Maysville gathered at First United Methodist Church in Cynthiana to hear Bishop Leonard Fairley present his vision for the United Methodist ministries across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
    Fairley graduated from Scotland High School in Laurinburg, NC,  and received a Bachelor of Arts from Pfeiffer University and a Masters of Divinity from Duke.

  • Thoughts on the prodigal’s dad

    Lately, I’ve been pondering the story Jesus told of the lost son, or what’s more commonly called the parable of the prodigal son.
    The son demands his inheritance from his father, which is basically him telling his dad he wishes him dead, and then takes the money and runs far away, squandering his wealth on wild living.
    When he ends up broke, he finds a job feeding pigs and finds himself so hungry that he longs to eat the pig food.

  • Church News

    FIRST UNITED
    METHODIST
    The First United Methodist Women’s Bible Study will be held on Sunday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 1.

    OAKWOOD BAPTIST
    Oakwood Baptist Church of Cynthiana introduces its new pastor, Dwayne Russell, and his family to our community. Dwayne and his wife MaryAnn have more than 25 years of ministry experience in Ohio and Kentucky. He is a caring person with a love for the Bible and a passion to see lives changed. Dwayne enjoys reading and spending time with his family.

  • Grace Notes

    A number of years ago, a man I know had multiple surgeries on his hand, which left him without feeling in it.
    He had had surgery because of pain, so in one respect, not feeling meant he also no longer felt pain, so that’s a good thing, right?
    However, as a craftsman, that also meant he couldn’t use his hand to do his job, which required using both hands and all his fingers.

  • Let’s pull together

    The other day I got the opportunity to pull a fire truck with two friends. It was me, the county judge and the county sheriff.  
    We got up on the rope, grabbed on, and waited for the signal to go.  
    The signal came, we pulled, the driver let off the brake, and….  The truck started to roll the wrong way. So we pulled harder!
    The problem was that we were pulling uphill and the fire truck was just too heavy for the three of us to get moving in the direction we wanted to go.  

  • The answers are always up to Him...always

    It was one of the post-Irma, pre-power-turned-back-on days and my husband and I were at a local restaurant for dinner.
    A man sitting next to us recognized me as “the lady from the newspaper,” and we started talking about the hurricane we had just survived and how God had spared us.
    The man confessed that he wasn’t a regular churchgoer, maybe went four or five times a year, but he was for sure going to go to church that Sunday.
    “God answered the prayers of people who prayed,” he said.

  • What if churches evangelized together?

    By Dr. Ted Beam,
    Guest columnist
    First United Methodist
    When God called Abraham to pray for Sodom and Gomorrah, recorded in Genesis 18, what was at stake? The salvation of the entire communities.
    When God sent Jonah to preach in Nineveh what were the stakes? The salvation of the entire community.
    When Ezra prayed for safe travel, recorded in Ezra 8, where was God sending him? God was sending Ezra to rebuild the religious activity and commitment of the city of Jerusalem.  

  • Church News

    GRIEFSHARE SESSIONS
    A 13-week GriefShare session will be offered for grieving/hurting people who have lost loved ones, on Sundays from 5-7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 302 E. Pike St.
    The sessions will begin Aug. 28 and the public is urged to attend and can join at any time.
    For more information contact Leona Bell at 859-954-5070. You may also find information on the facebook page at Leona Bell GriefShare group, or www.GriefShare.org.

    ST. EDWARD CHURCH

  • How busy are you?

    By Don Powell, Gideons

    How often have you asked someone to come to church with you and they say; I would but I have so many things to do, or, I’m so busy, I just don’t have the time? Sound familiar?
    I think most Christians have heard these excuses about being busy, at one time or another.
    In the Gospel of Luke, chapter 9, verses 57-62, Jesus asked the people to follow him and one person said he first needed to go and bury his father, while another said he had to go and say goodbye to those at home.

  • Church News

    GRIEFSHARE SESSIONS
    A 13-week GriefShare session will be offered for grieving/hurting people who have lost loved ones, on Sundays from 5-7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 302 E. Pike St.
    The sessions will begin Aug. 28 and the public is urged to attend and can join at any time.
    For more information contact Leona Bell at 859-954-5070. You may also find information on the facebook page at Leona Bell GriefShare group, or www.GriefShare.org.

    ST. EDWARD CHURCH