The Richmond Register

December 13, 2012

Christmas Gift

Northside News

By Rose Miller
Register Columnist

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.