The Richmond Register

Lifestyles & Community

December 13, 2012

Christmas Gift

Northside News

RICHMOND — In the days of yesteryear, there was a fun-spirited game people used to play on one another during the Christmas season.   When two people would meet along the way, the first person to shout the words “Christmas Gift” was supposed to receive some sort of present from the other person.

Now, no one actually expected to get a gift; this was merely an old-fashioned, animated way of greeting one another during the Christmas holidays.

Hearing people exchange Christmas greetings just thrills my very soul.   Generally, these greetings are delivered with wide smiles and the goodwill of the season.

Isn’t that what it is all about---remembering that this is the time of year that America acknowledges an appointed time for celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ?                 

I am not naïve in knowing that our nation is filled with a populace of various religious beliefs, but why is it suddenly that everyone, who isn’t a Christian, is offended by the very word, ‘Christian’?

Personally, I think the word atheist is an oxymoron.  It seems to me that a person would have to believe that there is a God, to be against His Name and any words that might pertain to His existence?   I am just saying---if God doesn’t exist, then why be against something that you really believe isn’t real in the first place?

The Madison Central Band will be having a Christmas Concert at the Madison Central auditorium this Thursday night, December 13, at 7 p.m\.   Also, there will be a silent auction on baked goods and many hand-crafted items for sale, in the foyer.  The biggie---chances will be sold on a basketball signed by none other than Coach John Calipari, of the U.K. Wildcats.  

Spread the word and come out for the good music, delicious food and one-of-a-kindpresent for that special someone.  See you there!

‘The New Life Singers’ of the Tates Creek Baptist Church will be having their Christmas Cantata ,“Repeat the Sounding Joy”, under the direction of Vicky Welch, on December 16th. at11:00 A.M.   Dr. Jerry Huffman, pastor of the Tates Creek Baptist Church, welcomes the public to attend this inspiring event.

December 16th. will be a special day of Christmas stories, songs and holiday atmosphere at the Madison Hills Christian Church, as the youth participate in the morning’s Christmas Program.  

There will be a Christmas party for the Madison Hills Christian Church Middle School Youngsters from 4-6 P.M. at the UTX building, and the teenagers will participating in their own Christmas party from 6:00-8:00 P.M. in the same building.  

Each person is to bring a present in the price range from $10.00-$15.00 dollars to exchange at these parties.

Also, there will be a live nativity scene in front of the Madison Hills Christian Church on December 14, 15 & 16th.  Jeremy Walsh, youth ministry and Marty Frazer, minister, wishes to invite everyone to worship services each Sunday at 9:30 and 10:45 A.M. for the first and second worship services.

Pastor Cliff Christian would like to invite everyone to the Trinity Baptist Church Christmas Cantata on December 16th.   

I would like to wish Saundra Moberly Hicks happy birthday on December 13th.  

Happy Anniversary to Steve and Bonnie Johnson on December 15, and to Rob and Junie Barclay on the 16th. day of December.  God bless each of you to have many more happy years together.

The old adage of the week is: “Haste makes wastes.”

Contact me with your special days and news events at or call me at 527-0411.

Until next week, may God bless you and yours.

Text Only
Lifestyles & Community
  • Amanda-Sears-c.jpg Cicada-killer wasps are here

    The extension office has received numerous phone calls over the past couple of weeks about large wasps hovering in yards all over the county.
    This insect is called the cicada killer, and despite its aggressive name, it is not something to be scared of.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brandon-Sears-c.jpg Converting from year-round calving to a controlled breeding season

    Maintaining a controlled breeding and calving season can be one of the most important management tools for cow-calf producers.
    Uniform, heavier and more valuable calves are key reasons to keep the breeding season short.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-29 Nostalgia-Glenmore.jpg Paper boys learned life, business lessons

    I often flash back to the days from the mid to late 1930s when I was a paper boy.
    There were 10 or 12 of us who rolled out of bed at 5 a.m. every day, jumped on our bicycles and headed downtown to the Glyndon Hotel and picked up our papers for delivery.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dick-Ham.jpg Here’s why teachers aren’t paid enough

    The following were included in last year’s exams and were answered by 16-year-old high school students. The answers are genuine, and we must remember that these youngsters will grow up to vote, marry and become parents. It’s a scary thought.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-24 4-H Entries 1.jpg 4-H exhibits are family affair for the Houstons

    Five children from the same family were the first to bring their 4-H exhibits Wednesday to the Madison County Fairgrounds.

    July 24, 2014 5 Photos

  • 7-22 Band Camp 1.jpg Band students ‛take over’ MCHS campus

    The Madison Central High School campus has been “taken over” for two weeks by 170 students attending band camp.

    July 21, 2014 6 Photos

  • Dr-Jack-Rutherford.jpg Warning labels needed on energy drinks

    The popularity of energy drinks has soared since they entered the marketplace, but at least one consumer group wants the FDA to order warnings on product labels.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Donna-Moberly.jpg Full Gospel ‛Back to School Bash’ is Aug. 2

    Hello everyone.
    I guess everyone is asking, “How much rain did we get?”

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Katie-Rollins.jpg Thank the Lord for the rain

    Hello readers, it’s a stormy Monday evening as I write this, and I’ve been thanking the Lord all day for the good rain – over an inch in the gauge now, and it looks like more before morning.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Paula-Jones-c.jpg Rain has helped lawns, gardens

    Hello from Baldwin.
    How is everyone’s week going? I hope everyone is having a great one.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Should Madison County’s three local governing bodies ban smoking in indoor public places?

     View Results