• 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.”

  • Religion Notes: June 27, 2014

    Gospel singing

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, Cox’s Creek, will have a gospel sing 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 28. Special guests are The Nichols Church Band and the Cumbos. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

    Mill Creek Baptist VBS

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  • Religion Notes: June 13, 2014

    Bardstown United Methodist VBS

    Bardstown United Methodist Church, at 116 E. Flaget, invites children, kindergarten through fifth grade, to ‘gear up’ at Workshop of Wonders: Imagine and Build with God Vacation Bible School. VBS is 6:30-8 p.m. June 16-19. Church doors open at 6 p.m. each evening. Registration forms can be found in the church office entryway or at www.bardstownmethodist.org

    Wakefield Baptist VBS

  • St. Gregory members break ground, bring new life to parish

    For members of St. Gregory, it was a blessing last Sunday to see ground broken for an addition to the small church in Samuels.

    The building project has been going on since 2008, according to Kathy Seyle, who serves on the building committee.

    To see the dirt shoveled “was just wonderful,” Seyle said. “It was a wonderful feeling to see that we’ve finally made it. We jumped through a lot of hoops to get here — building permits, plans. Now we know it’s finally going to happen.”

  • Local sisters in Ursuline order mark anniversaries

    A native of Nelson County and two other sisters who ministered in New Haven are among 12 Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph who are celebrating anniversaries of religious profession this year.

    Sister Clarentia Hutchins is celebrating her 75th year of religious life. A native of Louisville and an educator for 46 years, she taught at St. Catherine School, New Haven, 1954-55, and in many other schools in Kentucky. She is a member of the Powerhouse of Prayer at the Motherhouse.