Ransdell is Friday
Alene Ransdell will be honored at a reception from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday in the Chenault Christian Life Center at First Christian Church, 316 Ann St. She is retiring after 32 years as director of the Resources Office for Social Ministries (ROSM).
The event, which is open to the public, will feature food and music. Those wanting to contribute to ROSM in her honor may make a donation Friday night or send gifts to: ROSM, PO Box 302, Frankfort, KY 40602.
Food pantry open Saturday
God’s Plentiful Pantry at Choateville Christian Church, 1533 Devils Hollow Road, will be open from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday with food for Franklin County residents on a first-come, first-served basis. The pantry will also be open the same hours June 21.
offering documentary series
The Unitarian Universalist Community of Frankfort will offer a free weekly series of documentary films on social justice issues from a variety of faiths during June, beginning with “Renewal” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church, 859 E. Main St. The public is invited. For information, call 502-223-5175.
The film from “The Renewal Project” on the religious environmental movement opens with a segment on mountaintop-removal coal mining in Eastern Kentucky. It features a song by Kentucky folk singer Jean Ritchie, with the lines “The earth is a garden, the garden of the Lord …” and shows dramatic photos of the destruction in Appalachia.
In other segments, an interfaith group in New Jersey promotes recycling and conservation in congregations, a Muslim mosque in Illinois links urban families to humane animal farming and sustainability, and a Jewish learning center in Connecticut provides environmental education for children.
Also, a Buddhist community in California saves trees by promoting the use of recycled paper, and a small Christian community in Mississippi battles industrial pollution. Catholics and Native Americans in New Mexico join to protect the state’s land and water, and the national movement Interfaith Power and Light offers a religious response to global warming.
Future films in the series are “The Line,” from the evangelical organization Sojourners on the growing problem of poverty in the United States, June 12; “The Laramie Project,” a documentary about the after-effects of the vicious murder in 1998 of a gay youth, Matthew Shepard, in Wyoming, June 19; and “The Stranger,” a film from Sojourners on the need for compassionate immigration reform, June 26.
Luttrell speaking Sunday
on end of time scriptures
Dan Luttrell, pastor of Antioch Church, will speak at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene, 1490 Louisville Road. Luttrell will share his interpretation of signs in the Bible that presage the end of time. The event is open to the public.
Vacation Bible School
The following churches have planned Vacation Bible Schools. For more information contact the church.
First Church of God, 1029 Burlington Lane, 502-223-8451, “Shine,” 6-8 p.m. June 16-20 for ages 4-11.
Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church, 495 Duckers Road, Midway, 859-873-1967, “High Seas Adventures,” 6-8:30 p.m. June 9-12 for children ages five through fifth grade. Sign up at forksbaptist.org/vbs2014.
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