• Martin to speak at First Presbyterian

    Anthony (Amos) Martin will be the guest speaker at First Presbyterian Church, 209 N. Second St., at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3. The topic he will speak on is “Time Out for God.”

    Martin attended Bardstown High School, where he played football, coached by Garnis Martin. He went to the University of Louisville and played under Lee Corso. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings as a linebacker. While he was on the team, they played in three Super Bowl games. He finished his pro football career after being traded to the Seattle Seahawks and sustaining a knee injury.

  • Religion Notes: Aug. 1, 2014

    River View Baptist

    River View Baptist Church is hosting a Surrender All event with Evangelist Ron Davis at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1-2, and at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 3, at 1850 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek. For more information, call (502) 538-4966.

  • Teach your children well


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    “You’re a good man, Charlie Brown,” acclaimed the opening number Thursday night at My Old Kentucky Home State Park. This delightful musical featured many local youngsters and the cast of the summer theater, many of whom are college age. The play was fun, enjoyable, humorous, and a great way to spend a summer evening.

  • First Cedar Creek Baptist to discuss Rogers Station

    The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church will host an informal discussion of the former Rogers Station on Ben Irvin Road (Ky. 2737). The discussion will be at 4 p.m., Sunday, July 20.

  • When in need, look to the cross

    As I write this, I’m sitting in church.

    It’s a Saturday night, although at this time during the summer months it’s still daylight outside.

    I’m jotting these notes on my sermon outline and I’m praying I don’t run out of room. I’m also praying the pastor will forgive me for writing while he’s speaking. He probably thinks I’m takings notes, which I am. But the notes, I think, are on what God is speaking to my heart at this moment.

  • Big Spring Bloomfield Presbyterian and Trinity Baptist churches welcome new minister

    The Big Spring Bloomfield Presbyterian and Trinity Baptist Church announces the calling of a new Minister.

    Pastor Lisa Zahalka has been named the minister as of June 1.

    Zahalka and her husband, Stuart, have called Bloomfield home for over twenty years. The Zahalkas moved to the Bloomfield area from Frankfort. They chose the community for its small town charm and beauty. They own a small hobby farm.

  • Religion Notes: July 11, 2014

    Family and friends day

    First Baptist Church will celebrate its annual family and friends day on Sunday July 20. Minister Tony Spalding of St. Peter’s World and Outreach Center will be the speaker for the 11 a.m. service. Food, fun and games will follow the morning service.

    Open Door Christian Center VBS

    The Open Door Christian Center at 2345 Taylorsville Road, Bloomfield, is having VBS July 21-24. It will be 6-8 p.m. each evening.

    Lion of Judah

  • The ‘broken beautiful’

    After the March 2011 tsunami in Japan that killed nearly 20,000 people, a woman named Sue Plumb Takamoto was out clearing debris in a field in the coastal city of Ishinomaki.

    As she picked among the ruins, her eyes kept catching sight of the colorful shards of broken pottery, the only remains of the city’s tea rooms and kitchens.

  • Religion Notes: July 4, 2014

    Nelson Christian Church

    Nelson Christian Church, 1760 New Shepherdsville Road, will have a patriotic celebration Sunday, July 6, at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. services. Capt. John M. Richardson, a chaplain, will be the guest speaker. Special music will be provided by Officer John Ramsey of the Louisville Metro Police. The community is invited. For more information, call the church at 348-3495.

    Mill Creek VBS

  • Learning life lessons in the mud

    Although I personally don’t get the fascination with running races through mud, these days, lots of people do.

    A few years ago, my two daughters did a mud race together. My oldest daughter, Alison, said the obstacles freaked her out and she doesn’t like climbing cargo nets and was leery of leaping over fire.

    “Otherwise, the mud was fun,” she said. “Once you commit to being muddy and know you’re going to feel gross and will be cleaning mud out of your ears for weeks after, it’s just plain fun.”