• Religion Notes for Sept. 23

    Old Gospel Barn annual gospel sing

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, Cox’s Creek, will have 18th annual gospel sing celebration 1 p.m. Sept. 24. Special guests will be the Samaritans, Common Creek, Gospel Harts, Heart & Soul, Carson Howard and Silas Eisenbeck, the Cumbos and more. Everyone should bring a lawn chair and covered dish for the potluck. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Food will be served at 1 p.m.


    St. John friends and family day

  • Dealing with anger and love


    Senior Minister of First Christian Church  (Disciples of Christ)


    Sept. 11 is passed again and again. I have immersed myself in watching video after video of that horrible day in 2001. I watched:

    • News broadcasts of the day more than once;

    • An interview of President George W. Bush;

    • Another video emphasizing the struggles shared by the firefighters;

  • Bardstown Baptist renovations complete

    One of Bardstown’s oldest churches will celebrate its grand reopening after nearly $36,000 in renovations next week.

    Bardstown Baptist Church will celebrate the official reopening during a service that includes a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday.

    Volunteers donated time and money to add a few new features to the gothic-style building, which was built in 1893 — the last stone building erected in Nelson County. The building is made from the same limestone that was used to build the old courthouse in Bardstown.

  • Religion Notes for Sept. 16

    Sister’s Keeper prayer walk

    Sister’s Keeper  will have a prayer walk 7:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at Dean Watts Park.


    Men of Music concert

    Men of Music will perform 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Mill Creek Baptist Church, 431 Poplar Flat Road, Bardstown, For more information, call the church office at  348-5049.


    Bardstown Baptist Homecoming

  • Religion Notes: Sept. 9, 2011

    First Baptist pastor anniversary

  • The Lord is our shield in life

    Recently Medica Pharmacy generously offered a health fair for men. The Claywell family are wonderful people and give of themselves in this community in so very many ways. You may not know it, but they are very mission minded and do incredible work in that field. I have always enjoyed going in this congenital establishment, the staff is so knowledgeable and genuinely friendly. The day of the men’s health awareness, the women were sporting black hairy mustaches and beards. Ladies, you looked mighty handsome sporting all that facial hair! Smile!

  • Owe nothing to anyone except ...

    Bloomfield and Woodlawn/Beechfork United Methodist Churches

    She said, “I paid my dues – now it’s your turn.” What are “dues?” Responsibilities, yes responsibilities and obligations are called ‘dues.’ Sometimes cash, sometimes material objects, and often your ‘time/energy’ are dues expected by others. Loyalty is a huge obligation.

  • Religion Notes for Sept. 2

    Concert at Loretto Motherhouse

    Loretto Motherhouse will have a concert 7 p.m. Sept. 15 featuring J. Patrick Rafferty, violin and Stephen Mattingly, guitar. The concert is free and open to the public.

  • Program explores emotional sobriety

    Nazareth Retreat Center will host “Emotional Sobriety and the Joy of Living,” a weekend for those in a  12-step program, Sept. 9-11. Elene Loecher will present.

    The retreat begins at 7 p.m. Friday and ends with the noon meal Sunday.

    The $200 cost includes the retreat conference, room and meals. Financial assistance is available.

  • Why people don’t attend church regularly

    First Presbyterian Church

    I perceive a disturbing trend in this country — a growing decline in regular church attendance. With this comes the equal troubling thought that we are raising a generation in which the majority of people will not know the stories of the Bible. They cannot learn them in school or public places. Homes are ignoring them and our people are not attending church. The consequences of such are alarming.