Pastor's Notes

  • March 2015

    I mused this morning as I watched the weatherman talk about all the colors of the weather map that represented different forms of precipitation.  It reminded me of the chorus, "Jesus Loves the Little Children" and it lists all the different colors of humanity.

  • February 2015

    On January 27 the Lead Team met and a recommendation was given by John W. Peavler, Chairman of the Trustees.

  • January 2015

    Our daughter, Melissa, fell on July 6th and severely broke her ankle in three  places.  She is still receiving physical therapy and still having difficulty walking without pain.  Please continue to pray for complete healing of her ankle. 
    Sue’s mother, Kay Cook died on November 5 at 8:35p.m.  She would have been 98 next January 14.  Thank you for your prayerful support for our family. 

  • November 2014


  • October 2014

    Over the past several weeks Sue and I have been taking care of our second grand dog, Gizmo.  He is a five-month old Yorkie with lots of energy and puppiness.  Yes, he can get into things you prefer him doing and at times can be a chore to handle.  On the other hand, it is quite delightful to enter the house and find someone anxious to see you and to give you kisses (from an animal's perspective). What does Gizmo expect in return?  Perhaps a pat on the head, a rubbing of his tummy, and yes, a dog biscuit would really top it off.

  • September 2014

    Exciting news in the life of Harrodsburg United Methodist Church,  on September 26, 2014, Rebecca and Joe Gabhart became proud parents of Sadie Joann.  She came into this world at 9lbs. 7oz. 20”   Needless to say, there is much abuzz among all the family members but especially with great grandmother, Thelma Marshall. 

  • August 2014

    Do you ever have one of those days when you have writer’s block?  I have asked the Lord to give me direction on what to say for this piece.  Either God hasn’t spoken or I haven’t heard. Oh, it just came to me; the month of August is a transitional month in the world of academia. 

  • July 2014


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  • May 2014

    May 11 is Mother’s Day and a time to remember our moms past, present, and those to come.  One of  Tom Hank’s movies was titled, “Forrest Gump.”  In this movie, Forrest shares about his mother’s wisdom in helping him to grow up.  These four are among several that Forrest recalls: Mama said not to be taking rides from strangers My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." My Mama always said, “you've got to put the past behind you before you can move on.” Mama always said, “dying was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn't.” 

  • April 2014

    March 25, 2014 yet another bout of winter as we have had more snow.  Fortunately, it was a wet snow and did not cause any traveling issues.  Spring officially began last week and we have seen evidence of the seasonal change through the budding of trees and the various flowers popping through the ground.  It seems as though Winter is not wanting to make the change and is resistant in letting go. 

  • March 2014

    Thank goodness for the month of March because spring is coming.  I don’t know about you but I’m really ready for the dread of winter to be gone.  The month of March will also begin our season of Lent.  On March 5th, 7:30p.m., we will be celebrating an Ecumenical Ash Wednesday Service at First Presbyterian Church here in Harrodsburg.  There will be several churches participating in this service.