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Church

  • Built for great things

    Last month my husband and I went to Charlotte, N.C., one of our favorite cities.
    We stayed uptown — which I would call downtown, but what do I know? — right in the middle of all the tall buildings and skyscrapers.
    I have a confession to make. I love buildings. I mean, I love, l-o-v-e buildings, like chocoholics love chocolate and pie-aholics love pie. Well, maybe not that much, but I love architecture and design, Gothic arches and flying buttresses.

  • Church News

    EBENEZER UNITED
    METHODIST
    Unity March
    Join the community in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King’s Day on Jan. 16. Will start by gathering at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 309 N. Locust St. around 9:30 a.m. The march will be routed for the convenience of all and there will be some transportation for those who want to participate but not able to march.
    The march will bring everyone back to Ebenezer Church where special services will be held with Don J. Johnson, Executive Director of Human Rights as the keynote speaker for the day.

  • New Year, turkeys, gravy and grace

    My daughter Alison rues Thanksgiving 2002.
    That was her year of the perfect turkey. Prior to that, her turkeys ranged from dry to just OK.
    Then in 2002 she took a risk and brined her turkey, which turned out succulent and delicious. However, in 2003, even though she followed the same recipe, her turkey wasn’t perfect and that ruined her holiday meal.

  • Church briefs

    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
    “The Hour of Power” Radio Ministry, aired weekly on Saturday mornings on 90.7 FM (The Wind), at 10-11 a.m.

  • Reunion stories are the best

    I love a good reunion story.
    A few years ago The New York Times ran a story about then-New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel and a young man named John Mathieson.
    Thirty-four years prior to Fassel and his wife Kitty meeting Mathieson they had been 19 and unmarried — and the parents of a baby boy whose birth and adoption they kept secret from all but their immediate families.
    And for 34 years, every April 5 the Fassels privately wished their baby boy a Happy Birthday, adding, “Wherever you are, we hope you’re OK.”

  • Church News

    CHURCH OF THE
    ADVENT
    Please join us at the Church of the Advent Saturday, Christmas Eve at 5:30 p.m. for a Family Eucharist or at 10:30 p.m. for Christmas Eve Mass with special music being presented.
    CYNTHIANA CHRISTIAN
    Cynthiana Christian Church, 202 N. Main St., cordially invites the community to their Candlelight Communion service, Saturday, Dec. 24 beginning at 11 p.m.

  • No such thing as flunking

    This week I turned 57.
    I thought by this age I’d get the hang of the whole sainthood thing. The Protestant definition of a saint is simply a follower of Jesus.
    However, that doesn’t seem enough. There should be more to it than that. For instance, by now I should have at least the beginning buds of a halo or be able to say no to temptation eight out of 10 times — or two out of 10!
    But the truth is, I still struggle.

  • Church News

    FAIRVIEW BAPTIST
    Fairview Baptist Church will present The First Christmas: A Candlelight Cantata on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. at the intersection of Ky. 1032 and Ky. 1744 in Kelat.
    Refreshments and fellowship to follow.

    IRVINGSVILLE BAPTIST
    Irvingsville Baptist Church will hold their annual Christmas program ‘Is This What Christmas Is All About’ on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be available after the program. Everyone is welcome.
    For more information call 859-289-3125.

    LAIR METHODIST

  • Church News

    FAIRVIEW BAPTIST
    Fairview Baptist Church will present The First Christmas: A Candlelight Cantata on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. at the intersection of Ky. 1032 and Ky. 1744 in Kelat.
    LIVING HOPE

  • Rest is just what Jesus ordered

    In the past few years, my husband and I have made it a tradition to eat Christmas dinner at a nearby inn that serves a humungous buffet.
    Without fail, every time we go I bemoan the fact that my stomach can’t accommodate large quantities of food.
    I’ve seen people eat stacks of pancakes the size of Rhode Island and whole sides of beef and think that maybe I can do that too, but I can’t.