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Church News

  • Walking on water not required to follow Jesus

    “By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked” (1John 2:6 ESV).

  • Church briefs: 11-20-13

    Salvisa Christian Church
    to sponsor free clothes day
    Salvisa Christian Church will sponsor a free clothes day for Anderson and Mercer county residents only on Dec. 2 from 1:30-4 p.m.
    Proof of residency is required.
    Salvisa Christian Church is located at 155 Sugar St., Salvisa.  
    For more information, contact Pam Votaw at 502-839-5626 or Charlotte Fallis at 859-865-2226.

    Salvisa hosts community
    Thanksgiving worship service

  • Sorry, Mr. Mayor, being spiritual just isn’t enough

    In a recent article posted in the religion section of the huffingtonpost.com, newly elected mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, revealed that he is among the “religiously unaffiliated” in an effort to quash rumors that he is “an atheist who is against churches.”
    He acknowledged that he considers himself a man of faith. While “I’m not affiliated with any particular church,” he said, “I do consider myself a spiritual person.”

  • Church briefs: 11-13-13

    Glensboro Baptist
    to host Ricky Peach benefit
    Glensboro Baptist Church will be hosting a benefit Nov. 16 from noon to 8 p.m. with all proceeds going to Ricky Peach, who suffered a stroke on Sept. 16.
    The event features soup for lunch and chili for dinner, as well as an auction featuring donated baskets, pies, cakes and other items.
    Gospel singing at the event includes New Vision, The Waldridge Family, Calvary’s Trio, The Adams Family, The Good Ole Boys, The Ruckers and Teresa Curtsinger.

  • What’s really going to make you happy this week?

    The Oxford Dictionary of English defines happy as “feeling or showing pleasure or contentment.” This vagueness of this definition demonstrates the subjective nature of happiness; what really makes us happy?

  • Church briefs: 11-6-13

    High school senior born with rare
    disease to speak at Alton Baptist
    Alton Baptist Church will host special speaker Sienna Montgomery, a 17-year-old high school senior born with a rare disease that causes severe facial deformities, on Nov. 10 during the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services.

  • Only God can transform violent, wicked hearts

    Last month there was a rare string of murders that took place. Unfortunately, murder is not a rarity, but these particular homicides would have never been considered newsworthy outside their local areas had these not been so eerily similar: 19 people were murdered in four separate occurrences over the course of four days.

  • Church briefs: 10-30-13

    Second Christian Church
    to celebrate 144th anniversary
    Second Christian Church, located at 106 Church St., will be celebrating its 144th anniversary Nov. 3 at 11 a.m., according to a news release.
    Guest speaker Dr. Donald Gillett, pastor at East Second Street Christian Church in Lexington, will be speaking at 3:30 p.m.

    Westside Community Church
    to hold revival
    Westside Community Church will be hosting a revival Nov. 1-3, according to a news release
    Bro. Danny Overholt of Tennessee will be speaking Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Real reason to commemorate Oct. 31 isn’t Halloween

    Tomorrow evening our streets will be abuzz with the sights and sounds of Halloween.
    Children will be dressed as their favorite super heroes, princesses, pirates and poltergeists.
    Tricks will be threatened, treats will be given and sugar-highs will abound.
    Little cowboys and ladybugs will sit among piles of sweet delights, counting their treasures as their parents cringe at the sight of the confection overload. Come Friday morning, Wal-Mart will have sweet deals (pun intended) for all the grownups (me included) who want to get in on the candy rush themselves.

  • All are guilty in rejecting the word of God

    “I see the sun … it is beautiful.” These were the words of George Souliotes as he was walking out of a California prison a free man, after spending 17 years incarcerated for a crime he was innocent of.
    The 72-year-old Greek immigrant, who was convicted of triple murder, had his case taken up by an innocence project that worked to overturn his sentence, re-examining and disproving much of the forensic evidence that was used to condemn him.