• Love will endure whatever may come

    By Billy Holland, religion columnist

    It’s hard to believe that six months has gone by since my dad passed away.

    I know that many of you have lost one or both parents, and I’m sure we never really get over losing our loved ones, but rather we learn how to adapt as we try to keep pressing forward.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Jan. 13, 2017

    Loretto Motherhouse concert

    Louisville Brass will perform at Loretto Motherhouse at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. The players are Reese Land, trumpet, Bruce Heim, horn. Brett Shuster, trombone. Clint McCanless, tuba, Eri Hidano, percussion. Admission free. A recital by Ben Hoadley, Bruce Heim and Naomi Oliphant will take take place on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

    Elizabethtown choir to sing at First Christian Church

  • Annual benefit to help St. Catherine Academy up enrollment, improve facility

    At over 100 students, St. Catherine Academy’s enrollment is a little higher than in years past, and school officials say community support has played a big role in that growth.

    On Jan. 28, the Catholic school in New Haven will host its fifth annual benefit banquet, the academy’s major fundraiser of the year.

    The idea for the banquet came about when the alumni association was looking to help the school raise money. It was a time when the academy was facing some difficulties in enrollment and finances.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Jan. 6, 2017

    Homeless program

    The Room in the Inn homeless program runs through March 31. The intake center is located upstairs in the St. Vincent de Paul building at 310 N. Second St. Every day from 5 to 6 p.m., guests can sign up and be directed to a place to stay. Community churches have joined together to take care of homeless people in their facilities. An evening meal and breakfast are provided. Call (502) 343-7000 for more information.

    Community Bible study

  • Spiritual development is a process

    By Billy Holland

    Religion Columnist

    A brand-new year is here, and I am excited to see what the Lord has for us! Jesus addressed the church at Ephesus in the book of Revelation, chapter 2 about how he was disappointed they had left their “first love.” Now is a perfect time to consider that in all our plans for 2017, nothing is more important than staying close to God.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Dec. 23, 2016

    Presbyterian Church Christmas services

    First Presbyterian Church will have Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Christmas morning, casual service is at 10 a.m., and Christmas morning traditional service is at 11 a.m.

    First Cedar Creek candlelight service

  • The God who is more than enough

    By Billy Holland

    Whatever you are going through at this time, be encouraged to know that God is able to take care of you. In researching the Hebrew name El Shaddai, we discover that it means, the all-sufficient One and is commonly translated God Almighty. Here are seven areas where we can believe he is the final authority and more than enough to save us and meet our needs.

  • Bethlehem High School student is inventor of Christmas postmark

    Lexi Morris, 16, is not only a junior at Bethlehem High School, but also the designer of Nazareth Post Office’s new Christmas postmark.

    When USPS postmaster Cindy Beasley and her colleagues were planning what design they would use for this year’s holiday postmark, they devised the idea of letting Bethlehem High School students develop an art piece that they could use for the project.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Dec. 16, 2016

    Vine Hill Baptist Church

    Christmas events

  • ‘Have these grapes been sprayed with poison?’

    By Roger Alford

    Religion Columnist

    It seems a woman had approached the clerk in a fruit market and asked for a pound of grapes.

    “My husband is fond of these,” she said. “Tell me, do you know whether they have been sprayed with any kind of poison?”

    “No, ma’am,” the clerk replied. “You’ll have to get that at the drug store.”