• Pleasant Union to celebrate pastor's anniversary

    Pleasant Union Baptist Church will celebrate the Rev. Michael Caldwell's fourth anniversary as pastor on Sunday, Nov. 9.

    The morning service, which is at 11 a.m. ET, will feature the Rev. Michael Moore of Bowling Green as guest speaker.

    Dinner will be served at about 2 p.m.

    For the afternoon service, Little Barren and the Rev. Paul Thompson will be the featured guests with services starting at 3:30 p.m.

    The public is invited to attend.

  • Recovering hospitality

    Recently, I wrote a story for the newspaper about a young couple from France who flew from Paris to Miami and then set out to walk to Argentina.

    They came through my community on their way north to the Florida panhandle, then west to Texas and down to Mexico, Central America and South America. They estimate they'll get to the tip of Argentina in about two years.

  • 'Share Your Love' event is Nov. 15

    Woodlawn Christian Church will host a "Share Your Love" event on Saturday, Nov. 15.

    This occasion is described as an "anti-yard sale."

    All types of donated items, including clothing, furniture and household goods, will be placed in the church's Family Life Center for pick up by anyone who wants them.

    The doors open at 9 a.m. Residents of Campbellsville and surrounding areas are invited to enter and take whatever they want. No money will change hands and no donations will be accepted.

  • Kentucky Baptist Convention's annual meeting set for Nov. 11

    Kentucky Baptists will focus on the urgent need to share the good news of God's love during the 171st Kentucky Baptist Convention annual meeting Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington.

    The annual meeting will include an address by 30-year-old mega church pastor David Platt, senior pastor at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Ala. in its final session on Tuesday night as well as the election of new convention officers and an address by Convention President Bill Henard.

  • St. Andrew youth revival begins Sunday

    St. Andrew United Methodist Church will host a "Knockout Community Youth Revival" from Sunday through Wednesday.

    The revival will begin nightly at 7.

    Guest speakers and musicians will include Andre Barnes, First Baptist Youth Choir, Brandon Glanzer, Benson Sexton, Brian Rafferty and Steadfast.


  • A great aunt

    Earlier today, I talked with my Aunt Gladys. In our family she's the matriarch, my mom's older sister.

    She never married and in many ways considers her 12 nieces and nephews her children. She's the one who introduced us to such things as putting garnish on dinner plates (we always called parsley "garni"), dressing up to go to "the city" (San Francisco) and ordering in a fine dining restaurant.

    Once it was my cousin Maureen's and my turn to go out to eat, and Maureen decided that she would have "chatty obrien bookaterry."

  • Asbury United Methodist celebrates 105 years

    Asbury United Methodist Church celebrated 105 years in ministry on Sunday morning, Sept. 14.

    More than 150 people gathered at the church at 9600 New Columbia Road on the Adair-Taylor county line to celebrate.

    Cal Turner Jr., chairman of the Cal Turner Family Foundation, Lindsey Wilson College trustee and retired CEO, chairman and president of Dollar General Corp., was the featured speaker.

  • Mt. Gilead plans ham supper fundraiser

    Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Green County is hosting an all-you-can-eat country ham supper this weekend to help raise money for its building fund.

    The event will be Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. ET at the church.

    Guests will be seated by a hostess and served family style. The meal will consist of country ham, red eye gravy, mashed potatoes, home-grown green beans, coleslaw, fried apples and homemade biscuits along with homemade jams and jellies. Drinks are included.

    Church members will also be performing gospel music for visitors to enjoy before and after their meal.

  • First Cumberland honors pastor for 10 years of ministry

    First Cumberland Presbyterian Church's congregation honored its pastor, Wayne Brooks and his wife Dianna, on Sunday, Oct. 19 with a special service and dinner for their 10th church anniversary.

    About 100 attended the celebration.

    The Clark Family provided gospel music for the event. The group consists of Brad and Dianne Clark and Ron Barnett, all of Bowling Green, and Vanessa Milby and Tom Clark, both of Campbellsville.

  • Grace Notes

    I'm not sure if this comes under the category of TMI (too much information), but sometimes I scream in my sleep.

    I don't do it often and it's mostly a muffled sound, but every once in a while a nightmare elicits a good yell in the middle of the night.

    The other night I dreamed about a pile of long, squiggly black snakes inside the vegetable crisper drawer in my refrigerator and one bigger, lighter purple-y snake that actually didn't look too healthy.

    In my dream, my dad grabbed all the snakes in one hand and got rid of them.