• Drain, detours and discounts

    Continuing from the previous articles, we’re examining the cultural weights, winds, trends and so-called friends that impede our individual and corporate spiritual progress. This week let’s take a look at Drain, Detours, and Discounts.

  • A stroke of faith

    Forty-one years ago, Steve Starnes played football alongside Al Cowlings and O.J. Simpson as the Buffalo Bills fifth-round draft pick out of University of Tampa. He also played for the Green Bay Packers and the (former) Boston Patriots. He was big and burly. Then he injured his neck and his professional football career, the dream of many little boys and grown men, was cut short. Five years ago a stroke nearly took his life. I met Steve about two and a half years ago.

  • CHURCH NOTES 12.1.11

    Christ Community
    • Dec. 3 – The children will be performing with their hand bells during the day and participating in the parade.  
    • Dec. 11 - Children’s Christmas Program will be at 6 p.m.

    Corinth Christian

  • Weights, winds, trends and so-called friends

    Continuing from the last article, we’re examining the cultural weights, winds, trends and so-called friends that impede our individual and corporate spiritual progress. Let’s take a look at Distractions, Drift and Drag.


  • CHURCH NOTES 11.24.11

    Christ Community
    • Christ Community Church is excited about the future and Rhonda has been sharing her vision. God is giving the people a mind to work and move forward.
    • Sunday School is growing and starts at 10 a.m. and worship is at 11 a.m and at 6 p.m..  For more information, call 859-824-1824.

    Dry RidgeBaptist
    • Nov. 27 -  “Share Your Gift Service” during the regular p.m. worship service.
    • Nov. 27 – Monthly deacons meeting at 5 p.m.

  • Grooms called to Lystra Church of Christ

    Joshua Grooms is following in his father’s footsteps when he accepted the call to pastor a church.
    Grooms, a social studies teacher at Grant County High School, is the new minister at Lystra Church of Christ.
    He grew up in Bellevue, where his father served as a minister. He graduated in 2000 from Batavia High School and attended Lincoln Christian College in Central Illinois before transferring to Northern Kentucky University where he earned his degree.
    He has previously worked as a youth minister and Sunday School superintendent.

  • Silvanik to lead Dry Ridge Christian

    Bob Silvanik is anxious to learn more about Dry Ridge, especially the people in his new congregation at Dry Ridge Christian Church.

    Silvanik, the former minister at North Middletown Christian Church in Bourbon County, began his duties on Oct. 1.

    In order to get to know the community better, he’s been attending community functions such as the monthly Grant County Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting.

    He describes himself as a “late-bloomer” when it comes to church.

  • Does God love me?

    I was in my office and a lady walked in. The look on her face told the story, the words from her mouth cut me to the core: “I’ve had a hard week. I don’t know what to say but to ask does God really love me?”

    She didn’t cry, but she looked up at me wanting an answer. I’d say many of us are asking this same question, “Does God really love me”?


    The Williamstown Baptist Church is again delivering Hope Thanksgiving Day meals to shut-ins and those in need throughout Grant County. In 2010, this project reached over 550 people in the community, the largest number since this ministry started. The meals will be delivered by noon on Thanksgiving day. If there is someone in need of a hot Thanksgiving meal with all of the trimmings, contact the church at 859-824-4102 and ask for Diane. The deadline for reservations is Nov. 20.