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Church News

  • First Baptist seeks leader for children’s ministry

    Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church is seeking a leader to direct its children’s ministry, the church announced in a news release. The church is looking for a leader “with a vision to grow a dynamic children’s ministry,” the news release said.
    Interested applicants may send their resume to Wayne Stratton, First Baptist Church, 111 N. Main St., Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, or they can e-mail it to wayne.stratton@lawrenceburgfbc.org.

  • COLUMN: Face, don’t escape, your trials

    The apostle James tells us in James 1:2 that we should “count it all joy” when we go through a trial. But, how can we do that?
    The key word is count. This was a financial term used by bookkeepers and means “to evaluate.” Christians are told to “count” our trials as occasions for joy. We can only do this when we know what God is doing in our trials.
    The 19th-century pastor, F. B. Meyer explained the valuable product of our trials in a way that, although dated, gets the point across:

  • COLUMN: How to get rid of your enemies

    Do you want a fool-proof, guilt-free way to get rid of your enemies? Well, God has given a way in scripture for you to do just that.

    Paul, in Romans 12:20, quotes Proverbs 25:22, which says, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head” (ESV).

    Although numerous interpretations of this passage have been made over the years, I believe that this passage is simply stating that acts of kindness done to your enemy shame him and bring him to a place of repentance.

  • Pigeon Fork Baptist announces new pastor

    The Rev. Paul Lipscomb was recently announced as the pastor of Pigeon Fork Baptist Church, according to a news release.

    The church is located at 5090 Hickory Ridge Road in Waddy.

    The community is invited to attend Sunday morning and Wednesday night services, the news release said.

  • Prayer walk planned at high school

    A prayer walk is planned to take place at Anderson County High School on the third Sunday of each month at 2 p.m.

    The next scheduled prayer walk is Sunday, Jan. 16.

    Walkers can meet at the front doors, and the walk will proceed through the school to pray for the high school students and “ask God to open doors for them,” organizers said in a news release.

  • Ninevah Christian Church worship center on track to open in April

    Ninevah Christian Church, located at 1195 Ninevah Road, recently completed the outside construction phase of its new 740-seat worship center.

  • Westside Community announces January events

    Westside Community Church recently announced its events and services for the month of January.
    On Saturday, Jan. 8, the youth will take a trip to the Georgetown Pavilion. The group will leave the church at noon.
    During the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Jan. 16, Glenis Sanders will be singing.
    On Tuesday, Jan. 18, the church will visit Heritage Hall for music and fellowship.
    Regular service times are Sunday at 10 a.m. for Sunday school, 11 for the morning worship service and 6 for the evening worship service.

  • Sand Spring plans New Year’s Eve concert

    Sand Spring Baptist Church will host a New Year’s Eve Southern Gospel Concert on Friday, Dec. 31.
    Food will be served on the second floor of the fellowship hall beginning at 6 p.m.
    The concert will start at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary and will end at 12:01 a.m.
    Donations for food will be accepted.
    A love offering will be taken for the groups during the concert.
    Groups performing are The Hilltop Trio of Lawrenceburg, The Patriot Quartet of Salvisa, The Shireys of Columbia, S.C., and Steve Ladd of Nashville, Tenn.

  • Freedom Baptist offers Christmas meal

    Freedom Baptist Church is sponsoring a free fellowship meal at 5 p.m. on Christmas Day, Dec. 25.
    The church is located at 1010 Powell Taylor Road in Lawrenceburg.
    For more information or to RSVP, call 502-859-0321. If there is no answer, leave a message or call 502-839-8523.

  • Tucker completes health minister training

    Shawn Tucker of Lawrenceburg completed health minister training through Hallelujah Acres, a Christian-based health and wellness organization headquartered in Shelby, N.C., according to a news release.
    The health minister training program teaches participants the key components that contribute to a healthy diet and lifestyle, plus ways to share that information to others, the news release said. The training process also provides ways to communicate the importance of real nutrition that can help others take control of their health, according to the news release.