• St. Joseph Church awaits archdiocese’s final approval for its planned fellowship hall

    The planned fellowship hall for the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral will not only change the campus’ landscape, it will also provide more meeting space for the Bardstown-Nelson County community.

    The 11,500-square-foot facility has not received final approval from the Archdiocese of Louisville, but the Rev. William Hammer, pastor of St. Joseph, said he wasn’t anticipating any problems.

  • Who is God’s favorite? Is it you or someone else?

    When my kids were little they used to ask me, “Who do you like best?”

    There’s really no way to answer that. How can you say, “Some days you and some days your sister”?

    Or: “Neither of you when you’re fighting with each other over hair scrunchies.”

    Even the standard “I like both of you equally” doesn’t satisfy a child’s question about who’s Mom’s favorite.

  • Bible Story time

    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will have a free Bible story time 1-1:45 p.m. Jan. 13 for children age 2-4 on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. This is available to all children in Nelson County. Stories, crafts and songs will be featured. For more information, contact Nancy Guagenti at nguagenti@bellsouth.net or call 349-3130.

  • Loretto Motherhouse concert

    New Millennium Duo will be in concert 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Loretto Motherhouse, Nerinx.

  • Religion notes

    Old Gospel Barn sing-in/pray-in

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, Cox’s Creek, will have a sing-in/pray-in 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Special guests are the Samaritans, the Sheltons, Jim Hamlett, the Cumbos and more. Admission is free; everyone is welcome.


    Bloomfield Church of God singing

    Bloomfield Church of God will have a New Year’s Eve gospel singing 8 p.m. Dec. 31 with the Southern Gospel group “Determined.” For more information, call (502) 252-5670 or (859) 319-6716.


  • Bloomfield Baptist helps Polish church take form

    Bloomfield may not have much in common with Gdansk, Poland, but the small town and big city share a link that will be forged stronger on Christmas Eve.

  • Religion Notes for Dec. 24

    The First Cedar Creek services

    The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church will celebrate the birth of Jesus with several activities this week.

    Caroling will start at 6 p.m. Dec. 23 as families meet in the church parking lot and go into the community then meet back at the church for refreshments in the Fellowship Hall.

    The annual Christmas Eve candlelight service will be 11 p.m. Dec. 24.

  • God wages peace with us

    Have you heard about the Random Acts of Culture that’s sweeping the nation?

    In the men’s department of a North Carolina department store, as a young man posing as a clerk helped a woman shopper, he suddenly started singing an operatic aria.

    The woman was stunned as nearby shoppers captured it on video with their cell phones and posted it on You Tube.

  • Sometimes it’s hip to be square

    Although I’m embarrassed to admit this, I’m a sucker for whatever’s cool or hip.

    When I was 12, I convinced my mom that I needed a pair of white go-go boots because the “Hulabaloo” dancers wore them on TV. (If you have to ask “What’s ‘Hulabaloo?’” I don’t want to hear it.)

    Mom got them for me at the Stride Rite shoe store, but I never wore them. Hip and cool chicks could get away with wearing white go-go boots, but I never could, not at 12 or 22 or 32.

  • Religion Notes 12/17

    Nelson Christian Christmas service
    Christmas Sunday with Bob Russell is the theme for a special morning Dec. 19 at Nelson Christian Church. Russell, retired minister of Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, will speak at the 10:30 a.m. worship service.