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Religion

  • There is no ‘us vs. them,’ we are all ‘us’

    By Karl Lusk

    A colleague sent me a message a Kalamazoo, Mich., pastor delivered at the funeral of a shooting victim there recently. She tackled those same hard questions about life and death that we all broach when people’s lives end at relatively young ages:

    “Why?”…”Why didn’t God intervene?” And because these sudden deaths came from violence, adding: ”When is it going to stop?” “What can we do to keep it from happening again (or here)?”

  • RELIGION NOTES: Friday, Feb. 26, 2016

    Gospel singing

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek, will have gospel singing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. Special guests are the Brighter Day Band and the Cumbos. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.

    Our Lady of Fatima statue

    The statue of the Pilgrim Virgin (Our Lady of Fatima) will be at the Veranda Bed and Breakfast, 405 N. Third St., in Bardstown through Friday, Feb. 26. The rosary will be said at 7 p.m. each evening. Everyone is invited.

    First Baptist songfest

  • Be winsome to win some

    Ask a group of restaurant servers which is their least favorite shift to work and their number one answer will be Sunday after church.

    It seems we churchgoers are a cranky bunch when we’re hungry, and that’s putting it politely.

    Their consensus of us is that we’re demanding and rude. We sit in large groups and stay longer than we should, discussing the morning’s sermon (or latest church gossip), commenting on the heathens at the nearby table drinking Bloody Marys.

  • Christian music is theme for Music Club’s February concert

    The Stephen Foster Music Club will present a program of Christian Choral Music on Monday, Feb. 22, as part of the Stephen Foster Music Club’s 2016 winter concert series. The free concert will be at 7 p.m. at Parkway Baptist Church at 2580 Springfield Road in Bardstown.

    The concerts are presented on the fourth Monday each month through May at various locations in Bardstown and are open to the public. The Stephen Foster Music Club (affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs) presents the free programs to promote American music and composers.

  • Church choir director performing in 'Showboat'
  • RELIGION NOTES: Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

    Singing at Old Gospel Barn

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, Cox’s Creek, will have gospel singing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. Special guests are the Brighter Day Band and the Cumbos. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome.

    Our Lady of Fatima statue

    The statue of the Pilgrim Virgin (Our Lady of Fatima) will be at the Veranda Bed & Breakfast in Bardstown from Sunday, Feb. 21-Friday, Feb. 26. The rosary will be said at 7 p.m. each evening. Everyone is invited.

  • Despite trend, sologamy might not be the best way to love yourself

    “Dear Me,

    You are the most awesome-est thing that has ever walked on this earth. Love, Me” — found on the Internet

    Just when you think you’ve heard everything, something new comes along that causes you to shake your head in curious amazement.

    According to a Charisma News report, sologamy is on the rise as the latest marriage trend.

    It seems that people, mostly women, are marrying themselves, often in elaborate ceremonies with a bridal gown, bridesmaids, guests, a reception — and a honeymoon.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

    Valentine luncheon

    Nelson Christian Church, 1760 New Shepherdsville Road, will host its adult Valentine luncheon Saturday, Feb. 13, at Mordecai’s in Springfield. A devotional will be given by the senior minister, Dr. Tom Mobley. The cost is $15 per person (gratuity included). The deadline for reservations is Sunday, Feb. 7. For more information or to make reservations, call the church office at 348-3495.

    Prayer breakfast

  • Homelessness teaches lessons in caring

    Recently I spent time with some people who are homeless.

    I had met some of them while tagging along at the annual countywide housing count, which is another way to say homeless count.

    Every year, people who care go out and find the people who live in the woods or in their cars or sleep in abandoned buildings and get as much information about them as they can.

    People who care want to meet these people’s immediate and ongoing needs with tents and blankets and stoves, and also their long-term needs.

  • Church members create crafts with love

    A little more than a dozen people took time out of their Saturday afternoon to make special Valentine’s Day-themed crafts for their family members and shut-ins at Bardstown Baptist Church Saturday afternoon.

    On round, wooden tables placed throughout a church recreation room, children and adults made crafts ranging from a special bookmark to a heart-shaped paper collage, all with references to religion.

    As children made their crafts, a few church members stood off to the side and chatted with one another over hot chocolate and light, sugary snacks.