Pastor's Notes

  • July 2014


  • June 2014


  • 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. 

  • February 2014

    As I am writing this note, God has sent a cascade of snowflakes by my office window.  Can you imagine that there are no two snowflakes alike and that each flake has its’ own personality and shape?  It simply boggles my mind when I try to comprehend the immensity of God’s creation.  I think about the number of stars, planets and galaxies that God made and to think that our sun pales in comparison to other heavenly bodies.  Does anyone but God know how many heavenly bodies there are?  Would it be greater than a quintillion (1,000,000,000,000,000,000)? 

  • January 2014

    I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the church to thank those persons who have served so well for three years and are rotating off.  Additionally, I would like to thank those persons who will be serving for the next three years. 
    On the Staff Pastor Parish Relations Team: Carolyn Hollar, Bruce Moffett, and Jerri Weitzel will rotate off and Linda Davis, Tim Berger, and Karen Peavler will be starting their three year term. 

  • December 2013


    Where has time gone?  The old saying is true, “The older you get, the more time flies!”  It certainly has – let’s do a review of some things that have happened since we rang in the New Year: 

  • November 2013

    Last month we talked about “Glory Sightings,” and shared some amazing things that God was doing in the life of our church and community.  October has also shared glory sightings: We received eight members into our congregation: Jean Marie & Elizabeth West through profession of faith and baptism, Zack and Na Lim Stubblefield through transfer of letter, and the Rodgers family by transfer of church membership. 

  • October 2013

    Rev. Jean Hawxhurst, our District Superintendent, encourages the pastors to talk about glory sightings that are happening within the life of the church and community.  We do this to give God thanks and praise and it sets the stage for a positive, Spirit-filled meeting. 

  • September 2013

    August 4th we kicked off our Children’s Sunday School and invited parents to come and join in bible study too.  Our children and adult bible study are seeing an increase in attendance.  As a matter of fact, the adult bible study is outgrowing their room and needing another place to meet…Praise God!  Our Kingdom Kids and Youth are seeing a resurgence of participants.  So, we are witnessing the hand of God at work among all of these programs. 

  • August 2013

    Summer is flying by and school will be starting this month.  The theme for this month is education.  2Timothy 2:15 says, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a worker does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”