• Radcliff church to baptize in the street on Sunday

    Baptism is an act that should be seen and cheered, said the Rev. Gary Summers. It’s the kind of thing that should be done in the open, in the street, even.

    “The thing about baptism is it’s a celebration,” Summers said. “There should be cheering, there should be praising and hallelujahs with a baptism.”

  • First Presbyterian donates to Heifer International

    The Sunday Church school classes at First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown celebrated the culmination of the 2012-13 Heifer Project on Sept. 15.

    Donations were accepted from class members, teachers, the FPC congregation and the Lydia Circle. A check for $690 was sent to Heifer Project International to purchase two water buffalo, a flock of chickens, a flock of ducks, a group of rabbits and tree seedlings. Families in need from around the world will be the recipients of these gifts.

  • Impact event to take place in Radcliff

    Hardin County youth are invited to share an evening of faith and inspiration this weekend.

    Impact, a Christian concert and worship event, is at 4 p.m. Saturday at City Park North Amphitheater in Radcliff. The event was created by Carol Gillenwater Baker, worship minister and coordinator of ConnectingU2Christ Student Ministries at New River Worship Center. This year, the event’s second, youth ministers at other area churches have joined in coordinating the event and spreading the word about its mission.

  • National Quartet Convention Sept. 8-14

    The 2013 National Quartet Convention is Sept. 8-14 in Louisville for its final meeting in the city.

    The convention takes place at the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center and features Christian recording artists and noted speakers.

    The highlight at this year’s gathering is Thursday’s Harmony Showcase in Freedom Hall featuring multi-award winning recording artists The Gaither Vocal Band, multi-award winning legendary group The Gatlin Brothers, and award-winning trio The Booth Brothers. The Harmony Showcase begins at 11:30 a.m.

  • Brother Fred Halbrooks honored

    A pre-memorial service for Brother Fred Halbrooks, 92, is at 2 p.m. Sept. 8, at First Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Elizabethtown with a reception to follow in the The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church Educational Building.

    Brother Halbrooks, a native of Alabama, a graduate of Howard University (now Samford University) in Birmingham, Ala., and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.

  • Calvary Assembly of God welcomes new student pastors

    Calvary Assembly of God Pastor Jeff and Gina Schexneider and the congregation of Calvary Assembly of God in Elizabethtown recently welcomed their new Student Ministries pastors, Colton and Emily Vance.

    Pastor Colton and Emily are both graduates of Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, N.D. Mr. Vance was born and raised in North Dakota and his wife is from Ruston, La. They both come to Calvary with a strong music background and have stepped into leading the congregation in praise and worship.

  • Unity Baptist makes Hart honorary deacon

    Unity Baptist Church in Stephensburg will celebrate Bob Hart day at 11 a.m., May 19, by recognizing him as an honorary deacon with a special service and fellowship meal in his honor.

    Hart is being recognized for his faithful service as a member and deacon since 1998. Brother Bob also has been a member of Ovesen Heights Baptist Church in Hodgenville and New Hope Baptist Church in Elizabethtown.

    Hart is a native of Hardin County and is a World War II veteran. He has worked for most of his life in Hardin and LaRue counties.

  • Living Faith lends a hand to students

    Members of Living Faith Baptist Fellowship in Elizabethtown recently visited Tammy Simpson’s second-grade class at Owsley County Elementary School. They brought a bag of books for summer reading for each of the 22 students in the class, as well as other items for the children’s summer enjoyment.

  • Summit United Methodist meets in new church
  • Elizabethtown Baptist Church welcomes new pastor

    On April 7, members of Elizabethtown Baptist Church elected Sonny L. Hernandez as senior pastor. Since 1997, he has served in the armed forces, including Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is a Chaplain (Captain) in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

    Hernandez earned a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He also is a doctoral student at Tennessee Temple University.

    He is married to Shawna and they have one son.

    For more information visit www.elizabethtownbaptistchurch.com.