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Church

  • Seeking the face of God

    Circle this date on your calendar: Feb. 15, “John Frum Day.”
    Celebrated on the remote South Pacific island of Tanna, on John Frum Day islanders dress up as American G.I.s, with “USA” painted in red on their bare chests and backs and march in perfect step with bamboo rifles on their shoulders.

  • Cynthiana Baptist Church to offer Financial hope course beginning Feb. 19

    Nearly one and a half million families have been able to positively change their financial situation through Financial Peace University (FPU), the 13-week course taught by Dave Ramsey on DVD. FPU teaches families and individuals common-sense principles like how to make a plan with their money so they are able to free themselves of debt and build lasting wealth. FPU is available for churches, military, non-profit agencies, and businesses.

  • Don’t be grudgin’ and judgin’


    There’s this woman.
    I’ve only met her in person two or three times, but she and I belong to the same professional organization of women authors and speakers, so I see her name continually.
    About 10 or so years ago she did something that I thought was reprehensible and I took great pleasure in knowing it’s one of God’s top 10 “thou shalt nots” and that she would one day reap what she had sown.
    That’s not just karma; that’s biblical — a double whammy.

  • Church News

    BENSON UNITED
    METHODIST
    The Harrison County United Methodist Church Youth Council will sponsor a Valentine’s dinner on Feb. 11 from 5-8 p.m. at Benson United Methodist Church.
    Bring monetary donation to support the youth council. For more information call 859-954-0961.

    EBENEZER UNITED
    METHODIST
    Super Sunday

  • Church News

    ELMARCH UNITED METHODIST
    The Elmarch United Methodist Church will have a Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing this Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at 6 p.m. Pastor Chad Chamness and congregation invite everyone to attend.

    RUDDLES MILL
    CHRISTIAN
    A contest with prizes for ladies ages high school and up will take place during the ‘Celebrating Women’ fellowship on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Ruddles Mill Christian Church. The theme will be ‘Soup and Slippers.’ Bring or wear your favorite pair of slippers. The event is free.

  • God rides a tractor

    Years ago, we had a neighbor, Sandy, who moved into the house around the bend from ours.
    She and her husband and two kids moved to Florida from New Jersey where her husband had struggled with a drug addiction — and a girlfriend.
    They came to make a new start, which only lasted a few weeks. Sandy’s husband decided he wasn’t ready to give up his girlfriend and moved back to New Jersey.

  • What is your sign from God?

    For the most part I’m not a fan of the “Messages from God” billboards (“What part of ‘Thou Shalt Not’ didn’t you understand?” “Keep using my name in vain and I’ll make rush hour longer,” “You think it’s hot here?”).
    Launched a few years ago by a Fort Lauderdale advertising agency, there are 17 messages in all, each one signed simply “God.”
    I do, however, like the one that says, “Well, you did ask for a sign.”
    That always makes me laugh.

  • Church News

    FIRST UNITED
    METHODIST
    First United Methodist Church welcomes Mike and Sharon Coppersmith and family. His first service will take place on Sunday, Jan. 22.
    Join us as the Coppersmith’s become a part of our church family.

    ST. JAMES AME
    Cynthiana NA Group Hope for Tomorrow meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at St. James AME Church, 312 W. Pleasant St. Annex. Speaker meeting last Thursday of each month.
    For more information or questions call Blaine at 859-298-1171.
    RADIO MINISTRY

  • Church News

    ROBINSON CHRISTIAN
    Members of Robinson Christian Church welcomes their new minister Steven Staggs and his wife Mallory to our family. Bro. Staggs will will start on Jan. 22 and are excited to here God’s word from him.
    Donations for the food pantry this month is canned soup.
    The Ladies group met on Monday  where they continued their study of Max Lucado’s book, Out Live your Life.
    Bible Study will be on Thursday evening this week.
    Alen Gibson will be preaching on Jan. 15.

  • Dropping the phony facade

    Thanks to the magic of DVR I’ve been watching the first three seasons of “Mad Men.”
    Set in the early 1960s, the series is about a New York Madison Avenue advertising firm, centering around one character, Don Draper, who heads the creative department.
    He’s a fascinating character — aloof, suave and handsome and morally bankrupt. He’s married with two kids, but he sleeps with anything in a skirt. It’s not uncommon for him to not come home for a few days.