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Religion

  • Losing to win is a strange concept

    I work with a bunch of losers.

    Currently, they’re vying for the title of the Biggest Loser. Based on the reality TV show, The Biggest Loser, some of my co-workers decided to form teams and challenge each other to see who can lose the most weight (percentage, not total pounds) in eight weeks.

    They paid $5 per person to enter the challenge and agreed to weigh-in weekly. The team that loses the least or any team that gains weight has to pay a $2 fine. At the end of the eight weeks the winners get all the money in the pot.

  • Religion Notes

    St. John A.M.E. to have church anniversary

    St. John A.M.E. Zion Church will celebrate its 142nd anniversary April 27. The celebration begins with an 11 a.m. service and culminates with a 4 p.m. service. Little Flock Missionary Baptist Church, Clarksville, Ind., and the Rev. William L. Curry will be the guests. Dinner will be served. The celebration theme is “Celebrating a Glorious Past, Embracing a Promising Future.” The public is welcome. For more information, call 348-1422 or e-mail stjohn219@bellsouth.net.

    People’s Church to have fish fry

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    Nelson Christian to have youth service

    A special youth Sunday service is being planned at Nelson Christian Church, 1760 New Shepherdsville Road, 4 p.m. April 6. Cost of admission is $2 per person plus money for food. Additional information is available through the church’s office at 348-3495. Questions concerning youth programs may be addressed to Marc Mobley, youth minister.

    St. John A.M.E. Zion to have spring revival

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    Faith Worship Center to have play

    Faith Worship Center will present “The Living Lord’s Supper” 7 p.m. March 21 and March 22. The play depicts the last Passover meal, Jesus in the Garden and before Pilate, the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. Various songs will be sung throughout the play. Everyone is invited. Admittance is free. The church is at 3160 Bloomfield Road, Bardstown. For more information, call 348-7380.

    Mill Creek Baptist to have sunrise service

  • 'Fessing up to our sins cleanses the soul and refreshes the spirit

    Just when you may have thought you finally had a handle on the seven deadly sins — lust, gluttony, avarice (greed), sloth, anger, envy and pride — the Vatican added seven more.

    Although Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, said there’s nothing new under the sun, it seems not even he imagined these “new” sins.

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    Bloomfield UMC to have guest speaker

    Bloomfield United Methodist Church presents Dr. Wayne Goodlett, 7-9 p.m. Feb. 23.

  • With change come the challenges of trials that we must overcome

    Life seems to be full of changes. Even when the change benefits us, there is still a period of time that it takes getting used to or seems to fit. In general, it’s not pleasant for us to get out of our comfort zone. Just last week I was with some dear friends when I heard “Sustain The Change!” on TV. The statement caused me to think and motivated me to search out the deeper meaning. I am yet still searching the meaning in Biblical standards, there is simply so much in this little statement.

  • You cannot forgive until you learn to be forgiven

    Good news! Thanks to the marvels of modern science, we now know that forgiveness is not only good for the soul, but it’s good for the body, too.

    According to results from a forgiveness study conducted at Stanford University, those who go through “forgiveness interventions” — sessions in which people who have been hurt are encouraged to develop more positive feelings toward their offenders — can improve cardiovascular function, lessen chronic pain, relieve depression, lower blood pressure and improve overall health.

  • Religion Notes

    Old Gospel Barn on Louisville Road to have a gospel sing

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, will have a gospel sing 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Special guest singer/songwriter Jackie Dixon, Cecelia, the Cumbos and more. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

    Jockey Pat Day to speak at Springfield Christian Church

  • We cannot afford to linger any longer

    Once again I was totally blessed at the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration sponsored by The Concerned Parents. Rev. Bruce Shaw brought a thought-provoking and challenging message. Though I had this article written, his message inspired me so that I decided to change the title. Hence, I would like to add one more subject to the things we cannot afford to do. We cannot afford to linger any longer.