Mid Kentucky Presbyter to visit
    The Rev. John Odom, Presbyter for Community Life, Mid-KY Presbytery will bring greetings and the message to Bloomfield’s Big Spring Presbyterian and Trinity Baptist churches, on Sunday, Feb. 19. Worship begins at 10 a.m. The community is invited. For more information, call Pastor Lisa Zahalka at 294-6120.

    Martha Sterns Marshall Sunday Baptist Women In Ministry

  • We will always be members of God’s family

    By Billy Holland

    As a chaplain for a veteran’s health care facility, I meet a lot of interesting men and women on a regular basis. I facilitate Bible studies and lead worship services throughout the week and really enjoy the private conversations with these military heroes.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Feb. 10, 2017

    Annual African American Catholic Leadership Awards banquet

  • RELIGION NOTES: Feb. 3, 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

  • True peace, joy are only a prayer away

    By Billy Holland

    Religion Columnist

    It is spiritually reassuring to know that we are not alone in this world.

    Our gracious heavenly father has promised his children that he is interested with even the tiniest occurrences in our life and has promised to be with us always. Matthew 6 mentions how he knows what we need before we even ask him. This spiritual insight brings comfort and peace to our souls as we realize that God is constantly aware and always concerned about us.


    Old Gospel Barn gospel singing
    The Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek, will have gospel singing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. Special guests include the Gospel Harts of Louisville and the Cumbos. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.

    Loretto Motherhouse concert
    A recital by Ben Hoadley, Bruce Heim and Naomi Oliphant will take place at Loretto Motherhouse Sunday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

    Homeless program

  • LIVING ON PURPOSE: Choosing to build on a solid foundation

    This presidential election has caused a lot of stress and frustration, to say the least. Each campaign relied on the same strategy of trying to intentionally scare and convince voters about what would happen if the other candidate took office and, to some degree, both sides had a valid point. Sadly, it was reported that both candidates were more strongly disliked than any nominees in the past ten presidential cycles.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Jan. 20, 2017

    Loretto Motherhouse concert

    A recital by Ben Hoadley, Bruce Heim and Naomi Oliphant will take place at Loretto Motherhouse Sunday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

    Homeless program

  • Connecting with God brings spiritual peace

    By Billy Holland

    I realize there are many people who are genuinely concerned for our nation.

    We knew all along that whoever won the election, there would be a large amount of strife, worry and disappointment, but we pray and hope that over time, we will agree to press forward and keep our focus on God.

    We are never going to agree about everything, but we can at least put forth an effort to work together and be unified on the issues we feel the same about.

  • Love will endure whatever may come

    By Billy Holland, religion columnist

    It’s hard to believe that six months has gone by since my dad passed away.

    I know that many of you have lost one or both parents, and I’m sure we never really get over losing our loved ones, but rather we learn how to adapt as we try to keep pressing forward.