• Religion Notes: Sept. 19, 2014

    The Hoppers in concert

    The Hoppers will be in concert Friday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at Parkway Baptist Church in Bardstown, Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the church, 2580 Springfield Road in Bardstown. Seating is limited. For more information, call 348-4677.

    Contemplative Prayer Day

  • It’s time to remember homecoming

    By Mike Bradford

  • Religion Notes: Sept. 5, 2014

    New Beginning VBS

    New Beginning Baptist Church will have a vacation Bible school 6-8 p.m. on Fridays Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5 for children age 5-12 years old. The theme is the International Spy Academy. For more information, call (502) 233-1352.

    New church

  • Keeping Mama happy

    Maybe you’ve heard the Southern saying, “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.”

    It’s one of my favorite sayings. First, I like saying ain’t. (It makes me happy).

    Second, since I truly want others to be happy, it’s good to know the way to achieve that is to make myself happy first. For the good of mankind, it’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make.

  • Religion Notes: Aug. 29, 2014

    Wednesday Night children’s program

    The Bardstown Baptist Church will begin its Wednesday Night Children’s Program, “Jesus Followers,” on Sept. 10, for children kindergarten to sixth grade. Registration is Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the church, 101 W. Brashear Ave. Children must be registered to participate. Light refreshments will be served and there will be be drawings for gift cards. Call 348-3866 for more information.

    24 Bible reading

  • Go ahead and laugh

    In 1998, I had a bad week.

    It began when my neighbor, Sandy, had asked me to feed her dogs, let them outside in the fenced-in yard during the day and put them in their kennels for the night while she was out of town.

    Any idiot can do that, I thought. Except one day I forgot the part about letting them outside and only remembered later when I discovered one of the dogs had eaten Sandy’s couch that was on the porch.

    He didn’t eat all of it — he left the springs.

  • Corpus Christi celebrated
  • Religion Notes: Aug. 22, 2014

    Wickland Baptist Church Homecoming

    Wickland Baptist Church will celebrate its homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 24. Worship services will begin at 11 a.m. Members, former members and visitors are welcome.

    Gospel singing

    River’s Edge and the Bluegrass Family Band will be the guest performers for gospel singing at Cumbo’s Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23. The Cumbos will also perform. The event is free and open to the public.

    24-hour Bible reading

  • Every church needs a red door

    One day last week I heard some people on a podcast talking about celebrities’ lifestyle Websites, like Gwenyth Paltrow’s “Goop.”

    Not being interested in what celebrities think I should buy/eat/wear/read, mostly all I heard was a bunch of blah blah blah — until someone said that in the 1990s Cher had a lifestyle catalog.

    Not that I care about Cher’s catalog, but its name caught my attention: “Sanctuary.” For the rest of the week I thought about that word and its meaning.

  • Religion Notes: Aug. 15, 2014

    24-hour Bible reading

    Bloomfield United Methodist Church, 126 Taylorsville Road in Bloomfield, will be sponsoring a 24-hour Bible reading beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 5 and lasting until 6 p.m. Sept. 6. The public is encouraged to attend and participate by signing up for a 15 minutes slot. There are 96 slots available and anyone is encouraged to participate. Call Jana Shehan at (502) 252-5178 to sign up. Speaking will take place under a tent, so the event will be held rain or shine. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and Bibles.