• A woman on a mission

    Judy Draper felt a call from the Lord in 2004. She answered. And many others have answered the same call since.

    Just last week, more than 330 "love bundles" and another 100 backpacks full of school supplies were on their way to children in Haiti.

    Draper started a missions project 11 years ago. She began making AIDS kits for patients and expanded that to lap quilts for nursing home residents. Her friend Wanda Spires soon began helping, and she has since recruited members of her church, East Campbellsville Church of God.

  • Church donates money for orphaned Afghan boys

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers paid a visit to displaced Afghan boys and provided them with much needed school supplies, toys and treats during "operation backpack drop" on May 8.

    The children, ages 5 to 18, are all considered orphans because their parents are either deceased or disabled thus leaving them in the care of relatives.

  • KBC All State children's choirs perform May 1

    Five Taylor County children will perform with the Kentucky Baptist All State Children's Choirs next month.

    Madison Lauer, Micah Lauer, Kristen Smith, Whitney Smith and Sydney Tucker of Campbellsville Baptist Church make up a portion of the "East Choir."

    This year, 131 boys and girls from 39 churches are expected to participate in the All State Children's Choirs on May 1. Performances are free.

    The East and West choirs are comprised of students in grades four through six who auditioned for the group.

  • Life Matters: Heaven, for real?

    Stories about dying, going to heaven (or hell) and selling books about it has become a veritable cottage industry these days.

    Two pastors, Don Piper and Steve Sjogren, both wrote about visions of heaven in their death or near-death experiences. Piper's "90 Minutes in Heaven" in 2004 was followed by Sjogren's "The Day I Died" in 2006.

  • Life Matters: It's in your smile


    I was at one of my favorite restaurants when I noticed the man sitting at another table, eating with his wife and three young children. He was a big, raw-boned, burly guy who towered over me when I walked by him, both of us on our way to sit down. He plopped onto his chair, perhaps exhausted from work. I slid into the booth with my wife.

    That's when I took a good look at him. Stern-faced and serious, he cast what seemed like an intimidating aura over his family as they ate together.

  • Ash Wednesday service


    Fannie Chapel CME Church hosted an ecumenical Ash Wednesday service on March 9 in which St. Thomas Episcopal and Bethel First Presbyterian churches participated.

    The offering from the service was donated to Green River Ministries.

  • Freedom Baptist celebrates 9th anniversary


    Freedom Baptist Church will celebrate its ninth anniversary with special activities on Sunday, Feb. 6.

    Pastor Larry Frisby said the gift for a ninth wedding anniversary is pottery, and just as Jesus is a potter, the church has undergone a transformation.

    "We're allowing the 'Potter' - Jesus - to remake us," Frisby said.

    The church's transformation has many facets, he said, from its building to its ministry.

  • OLPH to have 'Parish Mission for the Family'

    Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Campbellsville will have a free "Parish Mission For the Family" on Feb. 6-9 from 7 to 9 p.m. Fr. Matthew Habiger will be the presenter.

    Topics for each night include:

    Sunday: What the Catholic Church believes (The Creed).

    Monday: What the Catholic Church celebrates (Sacraments).

  • Bell Ringers


    Stoner Creek United Methodist Church youth group members rang the bell for the Salvation Army at Walmart on Dec. 21.

    They also went grocery shopping at Kroger and delivered food to three families.

    Later, they went Christmas caroling to shut-ins and at the nursing home.

  • Christmas play at Grace Missionary Baptist


    Grace Missionary Baptist Church children performed a Christmas play in December.

    Those who participated pictured above are Tesla Abell, Drew Abell, Lance Byrne, Christian Johnson, Malorie Byrne, Whitney Houchens, Tatum Paige Hamilton, Austin Gabehart, Tony Ballard, McKenna Gray and Connie Dennison.