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  • Church News | Jan. 4, 2017

    Owenton First Baptist

    The New Year was kicked off with a great day of worship. Our pastor brought a challenging message from Proverbs 3 that dealt with three things to consider that will lead to a successful year. We look forward to all that 2017 will unveil to us in our pursuit of Christ and his glory.
    Tonight (Wednesday) we will have regular services for the adults, youth and children that will all start at 6:45 p.m.

  • Smelly old basketball shoes sell for $104,000

    by Roger Alford

  • Because we know darkness, we can appreciate light

    When I first met Charlie Campbell, he was at the end of his rope — the end of his hope.
    Earlier this year, his wife had a series of strokes that left her paralyzed on her right side and bedridden.
    Himself disabled, he has been caring for his wife and two daughters, one who is autistic.
    A man in the community told me about Charlie and his need, among other things, for a wheelchair-accessible van so he could get his wife out of the house so she could feel normal again.

  • Church News | Dec. 21, 2016

    Owenton First Baptist
    A full day of worship was enjoyed by all this past Lord’s Day. We began with a message on the blessings of his birth, in which our pastor revealed that because of his coming we now can enjoy the blessing of God with us, God in us, and God for us. Our adult choir then brought their special Christmas musical that brought great glory to God. The evening service was filled with the voices of our children as they presented the Christmas production, “Too Busy.”

  • Check the fishing shop if you lose husband at mall

    by Roger Alford

  • I may have missed the snow and marching bands, but I didn’t miss God’s grace

    We had been planning this particular weekend for months, Part One of our Christmas 2016 Celebration Extravaganza.
    Part Two happens on Dec. 24 with a trip to Orlando for a replay of a Christmas Eve we spent there two years ago.
    We had begun with a Christmas Eve service at a church near the downtown area, followed by pizza and hot, gooey garlic knots.

  • Church News | Dec. 14, 2016

    Monterey Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    One of the joys of this season is coming together to renew our community ties. We invite you to join us at 11 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 18, for a worship service that will include a children’s Christmas play. Then, at 11 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 25, as we will observe the Christmas story sung in all the favorite Christmas carols. Come sing and celebrate with us. Come early and stay after to enjoy conversation and refreshments on both dates.

  • A dancing duck? Oh, the things you see at carnivals

    by Roger Alford

  • It’s the Father’s love for his wayward children that radically changes them

    There’s a group of people in North Carolina who call themselves People of the Second Chance (POSC).
    One of the things they do is throw parties — for people just out of prison, for recovering drug addicts, for misfits, for the discouraged, for the uncelebrated and forgotten, for the overlooked and hurting, for those bowed down with guilt and shame.
    What they do is backwards and upside down. The parties aren’t for the straight A student, the athlete of the year, the one who does things right most of the time.

  • Church News | Dec. 7, 2016

    Caney Fork Baptist Church

    Caney Fork Baptist Church will present a Christmas play, “Don’t Forget the Star,” at 6 p.m., Dec. 11, in the church sanctuary. Everyone is invited to join us in celebrating this Christmas season.
    Cedar Hill Baptist
    Sunday we experienced a wonderful day of worship. Trinity blessed us in song, singing “Mary, Did You Know?” and Bro. Bill continued his message from Psalm 23 on living and walking with God. Sunday evening we decorated the tree with special ornaments depicting Christ.