• RELIGION NOTES: Jan. 6, 2017

    Homeless program

    The Room in the Inn homeless program runs through March 31. The intake center is located upstairs in the St. Vincent de Paul building at 310 N. Second St. Every day from 5 to 6 p.m., guests can sign up and be directed to a place to stay. Community churches have joined together to take care of homeless people in their facilities. An evening meal and breakfast are provided. Call (502) 343-7000 for more information.

    Community Bible study

  • Spiritual development is a process

    By Billy Holland

    Religion Columnist

    A brand-new year is here, and I am excited to see what the Lord has for us! Jesus addressed the church at Ephesus in the book of Revelation, chapter 2 about how he was disappointed they had left their “first love.” Now is a perfect time to consider that in all our plans for 2017, nothing is more important than staying close to God.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Dec. 23, 2016

    Presbyterian Church Christmas services

    First Presbyterian Church will have Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Christmas morning, casual service is at 10 a.m., and Christmas morning traditional service is at 11 a.m.

    First Cedar Creek candlelight service

  • The God who is more than enough

    By Billy Holland

    Whatever you are going through at this time, be encouraged to know that God is able to take care of you. In researching the Hebrew name El Shaddai, we discover that it means, the all-sufficient One and is commonly translated God Almighty. Here are seven areas where we can believe he is the final authority and more than enough to save us and meet our needs.

  • Bethlehem High School student is inventor of Christmas postmark

    Lexi Morris, 16, is not only a junior at Bethlehem High School, but also the designer of Nazareth Post Office’s new Christmas postmark.

    When USPS postmaster Cindy Beasley and her colleagues were planning what design they would use for this year’s holiday postmark, they devised the idea of letting Bethlehem High School students develop an art piece that they could use for the project.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Dec. 16, 2016

    Vine Hill Baptist Church

    Christmas events

  • ‘Have these grapes been sprayed with poison?’

    By Roger Alford

    Religion Columnist

    It seems a woman had approached the clerk in a fruit market and asked for a pound of grapes.

    “My husband is fond of these,” she said. “Tell me, do you know whether they have been sprayed with any kind of poison?”

    “No, ma’am,” the clerk replied. “You’ll have to get that at the drug store.”

  • RELIGION NOTES: Dec. 2, 2016

    Vine Hill Baptist Church Christmas events

  • If you love your duck, keep his head out of the vice

    By Roger Alford, Religion Writer

    Perhaps you heard about the pet duck that had stopped eating and was growing weaker by the day.

    The duck’s owner called the veterinarian to explain the problem.

    “Old ducks can have trouble eating,” the veterinarian explained. “Their upper beaks grow too long, and they’re unable to pick up their food. All you need to do is carefully file away some of its beak, but not too much. If you file back to his nostrils, he’ll drown when he drinks.”

  • Let us exalt his name together

    By Billy Holland

    As we prepare for Thanksgiving, we are grateful for all that God has done and aware that he has provided abundant blessings throughout the year.