• Religion Notes: Oct. 7, 2011

    Contemplative prayer

  • Blessing of the Animals at Ascension Episcopal Church

    About a dozen dogs of all shapes and sizes, with their owners and friends, took part in the annual Blessing of the Animals at Episcopal Church of the Ascension Sunday afternoon.

    The event marked St. Francis’s Day in memory of Francis of Assisi, an Italian preacher and friar of the 12th century, who gave up family wealth to care for the poor. He was also known for his affection of animals.

  • Religion Notes

    Botland Christian yard sale

    Botland Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, 5326 Springfield Road, Bardstown, will have its annual yard sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in the church basement at the rear of the church. A bake sale will be on Saturday along with several families and lots of items.



    First Baptist of

    New Haven

  • Glory to God — and me, too?

    When I was a kid we used to listen to a record album of silly songs.

    One song went: “Glory, glory, hallelujah. Teacher hit me with a ruler. She bopped me on the bean with a rotten tangerine….”

    I can’t remember the rest. But even all these years later, whenever I hear the word “glory” that stupid song pops into my head.

  • A life-changing event, led to a lifetime of change

    Forty-one years ago, Steve Starnes played football alongside Al Cowlings and O.J. Simpson as the Buffalo Bills fifth-round draft pick out of the University of Tampa.

    He also played for the Green Bay Packers and the (former) Boston Patriots.

    He was big and burly. Then he injured his neck and his professional football career, the dream of many little boys and grown men, was cut short. Five years ago a stroke nearly took his life.

  • Religion Notes for Sept. 23

    Old Gospel Barn annual gospel sing

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, Cox’s Creek, will have 18th annual gospel sing celebration 1 p.m. Sept. 24. Special guests will be the Samaritans, Common Creek, Gospel Harts, Heart & Soul, Carson Howard and Silas Eisenbeck, the Cumbos and more. Everyone should bring a lawn chair and covered dish for the potluck. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Food will be served at 1 p.m.


    St. John friends and family day

  • Dealing with anger and love


    Senior Minister of First Christian Church  (Disciples of Christ)


    Sept. 11 is passed again and again. I have immersed myself in watching video after video of that horrible day in 2001. I watched:

    • News broadcasts of the day more than once;

    • An interview of President George W. Bush;

    • Another video emphasizing the struggles shared by the firefighters;

  • Bardstown Baptist renovations complete

    One of Bardstown’s oldest churches will celebrate its grand reopening after nearly $36,000 in renovations next week.

    Bardstown Baptist Church will celebrate the official reopening during a service that includes a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday.

    Volunteers donated time and money to add a few new features to the gothic-style building, which was built in 1893 — the last stone building erected in Nelson County. The building is made from the same limestone that was used to build the old courthouse in Bardstown.

  • Religion Notes for Sept. 16

    Sister’s Keeper prayer walk

    Sister’s Keeper  will have a prayer walk 7:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at Dean Watts Park.


    Men of Music concert

    Men of Music will perform 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Mill Creek Baptist Church, 431 Poplar Flat Road, Bardstown, For more information, call the church office at  348-5049.


    Bardstown Baptist Homecoming

  • Religion Notes: Sept. 9, 2011

    First Baptist pastor anniversary