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  • Local Church News | March 9, 2016

    Monterey Baptist Church

    We were blessed to have Julie Spaulding lead us in praise and worship Sunday. It’s always a pleasure to see the young adults participate in our worship service.

    Rock Stars will meet on at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. They will not meet on Wednesdays when school is cancelled.

    The youth meet at 5 p.m. on Sundays.

    MBC’s volleyball team plays at the gym at First Baptist Church in Owenton. They play at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10. Come out and support our team!

  • Onions aren't the only food that can make you cry

    By ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    A newspaper photographer was told that a twin-engine plane would be waiting for him at a rural airport.

    He got there, spotted a plane warming up on the runway, and jumped in, telling the man at the controls: “Let’s go.”

    The plane taxied down the runway, bounced a couple times, and took off.

    Once in the air, the photographer delivered the order: “Fly low over the next ridge to so I can snap some pictures.”

  • Who could possibly be worthy enough to receive the sacrament?

    A few weeks ago, I wrote about a local pastor, Larry Silverman, of New Covenant Grace Fellowship.

    Shortly after that I was dusting my bookcase and found a book Larry wrote, “The River is Here.”

    The river in the title is taken from something Jesus said: “Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart’” (John 7:38, New Living Translation).

  • Local Church News | March 2, 2016

    Monterey Baptist Church

    Congratulations to the Rebels and Lady Rebels basketball teams for winning their district tournaments! Adult Bible study will not meet Wednesday night this week – we will be cheering on the Rebels at the regional tournament in Henry County.

    The youth meet at 5 p.m. on Sundays.

    MBC’s volleyball team plays at the gym at First Baptist Church in Owenton. They play at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 10. Come out and support our team!

  • Local Church News | Feb. 24, 2016

    Monterey Baptist Church

    Congratulations to Foster and Gerry Smith on celebrating 50 years of marriage Feb. 16!

    Adult Bible study will not be held Wednesday night this week, but come join us in Gallatin County supporting our basketball players and cheerleaders in the district tournament. Go Rebels!

    If there is no school on a Wednesday, then Rock Stars will not meet Wednesday evening.

    The youth meet at 5 p.m. on Sundays.

  • Are we really doing a good job of being ambassadors for Christ?

    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) and commenting on the heathens at the nearby table drinking Bloody Marys.

  • Will you leave through the attic or the basement?

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    A stingy old fellow who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness was determined to take his money with him to heaven.

    He instructed his wife to take his money out of the bank and fill up two pillow cases and to put those pillow cases in the attic, directly above his bed.

    That way, when he died, he reasoned he could grab the money on his way up to heaven.

    After the funeral, the man’s wife went into the attic, and there were the pillow cases, still stuffed with cash.

  • Local Church News | Feb. 17, 2016

    Monterey Baptist Church

    Welcome to the newest member of the MBC family, Campbell Carter. Congratulations to Shelby, Nick, Carson, Cooper and all the Carter family!

    If there is no school on a Wednesday, then Rock Stars will not meet on Wednesday evening.

    The youth meet at 5 p.m. Sundays.

    MBC’s volleyball team plays at the gym at First Baptist Church in Owenton. They play at 8:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22, and at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 29. Come out and support our team.

  • Best friends are those you can talk to without words

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    The funniest story of the week has to be about the fellow who approached his pastor to ask him to pray about his hearing.

    Instantly, that pastor laid both hands on that fellow’s head, and began praying. When the pastor finished praying, he looked at the fellow and said: “Now how’s your hearing.”

    “I don’t know,” the fellow responded. “It’s not until Thursday.”

  • When I’m in love with me, there’s no room for anyone else, even God

    “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.