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HitchBOT

Social media reported hitchBOT, Canada’s hitchhiking robot, spent the night on a park bench in Philadelphia on Friday, July 31. Someone presumably gave it a “hitch” (ride) and then left it in a tourist area on the bench. Here hitchBOT fell into harmful hands and was destroyed.

ShepherdCalls_WPPrior to its destruction, hitchBOT hitchhiked across Canada, Germany and the Netherlands. It came to its demise in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly

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Church News

Submitted news from area church services conducted Sunday, August 2, 2015.

Altamont United Methodist

Adults Sunday School focus was about how God is the only one who is able to redeem us, Isaiah 59:15-21, “A Cry for Justice.” Middle class lesson was: each of you has been blessed with one of God’s many wonderful gifts to be used in the service of others.

Sunday School picnic has been set for

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The God of Peace

by Pastor Steve Ellison

Someone unknown to me several years ago wrote the following: “In describing one of the new movies of the day, a critic wrote, ‘The plot moves rapidly down the sewer.’ It would not be so damaging to those who watch such trash if the mind could be equipped, like your kitchen sink, with a garbage disposal. Then you could flush away all the filth and be

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What is God Like?

Sit down and write a page about what you think God is like. Fill in as many details as you can. You can’t write a whole page? Okay, write a paragraph. Be specific. I can tell you with certainty; God is not like that.

ShepherdCalls_WPEven with the benefit of the Bible, we tend to think of God in terms which suit us. For example, when we read a scripture passage

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Church News

Submitted news from area church services conducted Sunday, July 26, 2015.

Gallatin First Christian

The Praise Team began our 8:20 a.m. worship service with an opening song of praise, Phillip Arnold on the keyboard, and Barry Morrison on the drums. Pastor Russ and Theresa Hamilton gave a children’s message at both services incorporating videos of the children they met in Guatemala. Pastor Russ shared scripture from John 6:1-21 and several

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Olive Baptist Follows the Life of Jesus

Olive Baptist, located on Hwy. O east of Gallatin, held Vacation Bible School July 19-20 with 24 children attending, plus 15 helpers and three in adult class.

The Bible School theme was “Journey Off the Map” and the event ended with a barbecue and fellowship. [Submitted Photo]

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God… In Everything

When I say, “God is in it all” or “God is in everything,” please don’t take me to be a pantheist. I do not think everything is God. However, I do believe God is in everything. I picture our world as a huge sponge filled with the presence of God. Nevertheless, that conviction can be troubling. Here is an example.

ShepherdCalls_WPTo entertain my great grandson who loves fish, I purchased

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Benefit for Christopher Cameron

A benefit for Christopher Cameron, who was injured in a motorcycle accident earlier this summer, will be held on the Daviess County Courthouse lawn in Gallatin from 6-8:30 p.m. on Aug. 15. Please bring your own lawn chairs. In case of bad weather, the event will be held at the First Baptist Church in Gallatin.

Lake Viking Church is hosting the benefit. Bill Hostetler of Jamesport will be making homemade

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Church News

Submitted news from area church services conducted Sunday, July 19, 2015.

Altamont United Methodist

Favorite hymn songs of praise were selected for our Sunday School service with Velma Talbott at the organ. Lesson focus was from Micah 7:20. We must act justly in a world of tough breaks, be merciful and walk humbly with God.

We were happy to have Barbara Youtsey back again after getting acquainted with her new

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