• Religion Notes: Sept. 18, 2015

     Cox’s Creek Baptist 230th anniversary

    Cox’s Creek Baptist Church, 600 Fairfield Road, will celebrate its 230th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 20, beginning at 10:30 a.m. with worship led by guest speaker the Rev. William Carter, which will include special music. There will be a potluck dinner to follow. Everyone is invited to attend. Any questions, call 348-4974.


  • Mumbo jumbo, odds and ends — and mercy

    Once again it’s time for a mumbo jumbo, bits of odds and ends column filled with random thoughts and various things I’ve found and have been saving that are too short for a full-length column yet too good not to use. I hope there will be something helpful to you. 

    • In a sermon at the church in Tampa we often visit, the pastor talked about fear, a subject I am well acquainted with, although I’m much better than I was. 

  • RELIGION NOTES: Sept. 11, 2015

    Sisters of Charity Evening of Prayer

    Join the Sisters of Charity in the Year of Consecrated Life with an evening of prayer at Louisville’s Cathedral of the Assumption, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13. Refreshments are served in the undercroft.

    230th anniversary of Cox’s Creek Baptist Church

  • They’ll know we are Christians by our love

    This past week at church we sang the song, “They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love,” which made me smile.

    Written by a Catholic priest in 1968, I knew the song from my childhood. I have a vivid memory of my little brother singing it — while beating the tar out of my other brother.

    I’m sure neither of my brothers appreciated the irony.

  • Religion Notes: Sept. 4, 2015

    Evening of Prayer

    Join the Sisters of Charity in the Year of Consecrated Life with an evening of prayer at Louisville’s Cathedral of the Assumption 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13. Refreshments served in the undercroft.

    Abundant Life

  • The 'tocayo' of Christ

     In my family we have two new babies: Lily Aaron and Zachary Jack. Lily is my niece Jennifer’s third daughter, and Zach is my nephew Shane’s third son. Both babies were born just a few weeks apart, Lily in July and Zachary in August. My sister now has six grandchildren. 

    If Lily had been a boy, she would be Jack Aaron. Jack is my dad’s name. Aaron is Lily’s dad Marc’s middle name. 

  • Prayer service for Rogers tonight

    A prayer service will be held tonight for Crystal Rogers, a issing Bardstown mother of five who has not been seen for two months.
    The prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. on the Spalding Hall lawn on 5th Street in Bardstown. Those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket and to wear a prayers or support Crystal t-shirt.

  • Churches gather for annual fall festival


    Three county churches came together Sunday for fellowship during the annual Nelson Area Christian Churches’ fall festival.

    Tim Underhill, pastor of the Rolling Fork Christian Church, said the event is something that the churches — including Rolling Fork, Nelson and Chaplin Christian — try to put on each year.

    “We try to get together actually twice a year,” Underhill said.

    “We’ve got church members that know each other and spend time together,” Underhill said.

  • Father Hammer appointed to Louisville parish

    A well known Nelson County priest will be stepping up to help St. Margaret Mary Parish in Louisville following the resignation of the church’s former pastor, Father Stephen Pohl, who is being federally charged on accessing child pornography.

    According to Cecilia Price, chief communications officer for the Archdiocese of Louisville, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz appointed Father Bill Hammer to the position.

    Hammer is currently the pastor of the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown and the Church of St. Michael in Fairfield.

  • Living, with Jesus’ love

    Gladys Davidson loves Jesus and Jesus loves her. It’s a comfort that the 102-year-old woman shares with everyone she meets during her stay at Colonial Health & Rehab in Bardstown.

    “I’ve been a Christian since I was a little tiny girl,” Davidson told the Standard and PLG-TV. “I lived through some rough times I never could if I didn’t have Jesus.”

    Davidson celebrated her birthday Saturday and while she couldn’t quite recall some of the family and friends that wished her well, she was happy to see anyone.