• Baptist youth group on a mission

    More than 50 members of Campbellsville Baptist Church's 412 Student Ministries visited Ireland in July on a mission trip.

    The group partnered with Project Evangelism at the Murlough House in Northern Ireland.

    Project Evangelism works alongside local churches and evangelizes in areas not reached by them. The goal for the ministry is to lead others to faith in Christ, then encourage discipleship and placement of new converts into churches for training and spiritual growth.

    The group led vacation Bible school for children and teenagers in Downpatrick and Dundrum.

  • Life Matters: Juggling Little League, family and God

    I had heard the complaint before in other places, at other times.

    "I struggle with wanting my child to participate in summer Little League baseball and still have time for our family events, not to mention participation in church," the concerned mother told me over the phone. "It just seems like we can't do it all."

    In her particular situation, baseball games were being scheduled not only on Sundays, but on Sunday mornings - a definite conflict for Christians who want their family to worship together. As a parent, and as a pastor, I understood.

  • Single Moms' ministry

    Campbellsville Baptist Church will host a single moms' ministry from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    The group is for any woman of any age who is raising children alone. There will be one practical life class offered each month. September will focus on stress management. October will be a car clinic. Look for topics such as money management, home repairs, etc. in the months ahead.

    Activities will be available for children from birth to 12th grade.

    Call 465-8115 for more information.


  • Christian Women's Job Corps

    The mentors of Christian Women's Job Corps met in April to sew witnessing dolls.

    The dolls were taken to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in North Dakota to be used in an after-school program.


  • First UMC welcomes new pastor

    First United Methodist Church has a new pastor.

    The Rev. Ron Young was appointed to serve as senior pastor in June by the Kentucky Annual Conference.

    He and his wife Linda are both graduates of Asbury College. Young received his M. Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky., and has served churches in the Kentucky conference including St. Paul in Frankfort, Park UMC in Lexington and Crescent Hill in Louisville.

    Linda taught high school English and was a professor and director of secondary education at Asbury College.

  • Area Vacation Bible Schools

    Through Thursday

    Acton Baptist Church will have Saddle Ridge Ranch Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 465-3462.

    Through Friday

    Green River Memorial Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School "Galactic Blast: A Cosmic Adventure Praising God" from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Call 465-6032 for more information.

    Feathersburg Church of God will have Vacation Bible School, Joseph's Journey from Prison to Palace, from 6 to 8:30 each evening. For more information, call 789-4316.

  • Theology students learn how to deliver sermons

    Andre Morton wore a beige suit, black shirt and shiny black shoes, and he was ready to preach the gospel.

    Morton, of Vine Grove, Ky., was one of a class of upperclassmen who recently participated in a theology class that prepared students on the correct way to prepare and deliver sermons.

    "We were created to bring God's glory to his name. We serve a loving, faithful God," Morton said in a soft voice. "There is power in God and Jesus' name. We are called to serve."

  • Elk Horn Baptist begins soup kitchen ministry

    Elk Horn Baptist Church has begun a "Wings of Angels" soup kitchen ministry.

    Beginning April 26, each Monday from 5:30 to 7 p.m., a hot meal will be served to anyone in need.

    For those who do not have transportation, call the church office and it will be provided. Meals can also be delivered.

    A "Wings of Angels" clothes closet will also be available.

    Contact the church at 789-2113 for more information.


  • Underwood is Bible drill winner

    Megan Underwood, daughter of Doug and Darrelyn Underwood, was a state winner in the Children's Bible Drill competition sponsored by the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

    She competed in the state Bible Drill at Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington on May 8 and became a winner by giving more than 20 correct responses to the 24 questions posed.

    To be able to compete at the state level, she first had to win the church drill at her home church of Salem Baptist and then win the Taylor County Baptist Associational Children's Bible Drill.


  • Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Homecoming

    Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Green County will have a homecoming service on Sunday, May 30.

    All members, former members, their families and friends of the church are invited to attend. The service will begin at 11 a.m. with Bro. Charles Owens bringing the message and special music by Benjamin Whitlock.

    There will be a baptism immediately following the service. There will also be a potluck lunch. The church will provide meat, bread and drinks. Following lunch, Joe Milby will be performing special music.