Church news: April 12, 2013

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Allen Chapel

The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.


If you know of anyone who is sick or homebound and wants pastoral care, interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or becoming Catholic call the parish office at 633-1547.

Bagdad Baptist

The youth are studying the book of James on Wednesday nights in a new class called “Going Deeper.” Bible Explorers Club meets at Heritage Elementary on Mondays after school.The church is located at 5790 Elmburg Road in Bagdad.

Beechridge Baptist

The church is located on Beechridge Road in Bagdad.

Bethel A.M.E.

Church service starts at 11 a.m. The church is located at 414 Henry Clay Street.

Bethesda Church of God

The church is located at 2246 Taylorsville Road.

Buffalo Lick Baptist

The church is located at 2530 Elmburg Road.

Burks Branch Baptist

The Haiti Youth Mission Team will host a Beach Night at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. The menu will include pulled pork and homemade pies. Events include entertainment, a trivia competition and a cake auction. Donation jars will be available for the event. The church will send a team of 14 to Haiti on July 19-27 working with Brent Gambrell Ministries. Anyone who would like to support this ministry opportunity is encouraged to attend. The church will provide the evening meal on April 27 at Open Door of Hope men's shelter. Contact Autumn or Steve if you are interested in helping. Spring revival services will be April 28 through May 1. The Cincinnati Reds game trip will be May 25. The game begins at 4:10 p.m. If interested, contact Billy or Jeff Foster. The church can be reached at 502-321-7187 and is located at 2023 Fox Run Road in Shelbyville.

Centenary United Methodist

The local mission team meets at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Quilters are planning a women’s night out to attend Chonda Pierce Girl Talk on Friday at Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington. All graduating seniors are invited to apply for the Centenary Scholarship. Applications are available at the church office, with a deadline of Monday. The worship service for Sunday will center on the CYF's Discovery Weekend, a 3-day, 2-night event at the church, led by high school students and assisted by adults. Students are invited to stay with host families in the church. There will be a time change for the services on Sunday, with traditional service at 8:48 a.m. and the contemporary service at 11 a.m., which will conclude the Discovery Weekend. The Youth Ministry will plant and maintain a community garden this spring and summer, donating 100 percent of the vegetables to anyone needing them. Planting will begin Saturday. The Ladies Lunch Bunch will head to Mimi’s Cafe for a time of fellowship, leaving the church at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. A new Bible study series, "An Introduction To the Reformation,” led by the pastor, will be explored and discussed from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Kids Korner meets from 10 a.m. to noon on April 20.

Centennial Baptist

Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., morning service at 11. The church is located at 808 Heinsville Road in Christiansburg.

Christiansburg Baptist

Services begin at 9:45 a.m. on Sundays with Sunday school, and worship begins at 11. Evening worship hour begins at 6 for prayer and youth meeting. Wednesday night prayer meeting and youth meetings begin at 6:30. The church is located at 1037 Frys Oldburg Road near Bagdad. Visit www.christiansburgbaptistchurch.org.

Church of God of America

The morning service is at 11:15, and the afternoon service at 5. The church is located at 600 Bradshaw St. in Shelbyville. Justin Barnes is pastor.

Clay Street Missionary Baptist

A revival will be at 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday. Guest speaker will be Bruce Williams of Bates Memorial Baptist Church in Louisville. The church is located at 1940 Midland Trail in Shelbyville.

Cropper Baptist

The youth are planning a day trip to West Virginia on April 20. If you are interested in going, the cost is $10. Church council meets April 24. Deacons' meeting is at 5 p.m. Sunday. Business meeting will be at 6 p.m. Sunday. There will not be choir practice this week, but practices will resume at 6 p.m. on April 21.

Dover Baptist

Sunday school is at 9:50 a.m. Morning worship is at 11 a.m.

Elmburg Baptist

The youth will go bowling on Friday, meeting at 6 p.m. in Shelbyville. There will be Deacon Recognition for Bill Hedges during the Sunday worship service. A Vacation Bible School planning meeting will be held following the worship service. Team Kids meets at 6 p.m. on Sundays. The church is located at 11307 Elmburg Road.

Father's Love

Father’s Love is an urban ministry of Living Waters Church and is located at 624 Henry Clay Street.

Finchville Baptist

Missionfuge – The Big Picture is coming. Youth camp will be July 15-19 at The University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg. A $75 deposit is required. For more information or total cost and registration forms, call Davey Ladner at 834-797, or find them on the youth section at www.finchvillebaptist.com. An offering for North American Missions in support of its Whatever It Takes program will be taken. This is the annual Annie Armstrong offering, which supports all mission efforts in North America. Offering envelopes are in the pew racks. A prayer guide will follow next week. Help reach the goal of $1,750. The deacons on Sunday will host a potluck lunch for the church. All guests and members are invited to enjoy lunch after the 11 a.m. service. A yard sale will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 19-20 in the church parking lot on KY 55. Bring donations to the church, and they will be stored until the sale. If you have large items, call Doyle Walls for pickup at 834-7785. All proceeds go to the Guatemala Missions Team. Guatemala Mission and yard-sale team members meet on Thursday for final pricing and setup. The quarterly business meeting will be Wednesday during the regular Bible study time of 6:30 p.m. The church council meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m. Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. from June 2 through 6 at the church. For more information, contact the church at 502-834-7973.

First Baptist Shelbyville

Rev. Curtis Woods, interim minister to FBC Shelbyville, will speak at both services , 8:30 and 11 a.m., on Sunday. Bible fellowship is at 9:45 a.m. "Touched Twice" is hosted by FBC in the Family-Life Center on Saturday. For more information, contact amcdonald@fbcshelbyville.com. The Commissioning Service is Friday night in the church sanctuary. Next Level continues at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Rev. Jerry Tracy continues on his study of Ephesians at 6 p.m. Young at Heart meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Fellowship Hall. Speaker to be announced. A catered lunch of $8 is available.

First Christian

The youth group will meet at 5 p.m. on Sunday. All youth in grades 6-12 are invited to attend. The Recycled Teenagers will go to Darlin Jean's Apple Cobbler Cafe in Midway Wednesday on Wednesday. The van will leave at 10:30 a.m. Call the church office at 633-3345 to make your reservation. The Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Festival Choir will present their spring concert - "Worthy is the Lamb" A Musical Celebration at 3 p.m. on April 21. The concert will feature music from the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir of New York. A nursery will be available. The choir will be directed by Rev. David Pilkinton, who celebrate his 25th anniversary as associate minister of FCC in June. The Mission Fair will be April 28. Various groups and organizations from the community will have displays highlighting the many ministry opportunities in the community. The church is a collection site for Edge Outreach Shoes for Water. Donations of new, and used shoes to Edge Outreach create clean drinking water for people in need. Shoes of all types are acceptable – from flip-flops to high heels, from boots to football cleats. FCC is also collecting used hearing-aid batteries, coupons – current or expired, cancelled postage stamps, pop tops from aluminum cans and current magazines for mission projects. Kroger gift cards may be purchased from the church. Each time a card is purchased or reloaded, the church earns 4 percent. Contact the church office for more information. The weekly sermons may be read online at www.davidcharlton.blogspot.com and you may follow FCC on twitter @fccshelbyville. The prayer chapel is open during normal office hours at 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for anyone seeking a quiet place to pray. Two worship services are held each Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11 in the sanctuary. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., and there are classes available for all ages. A nursery is available during Sunday school and the 11 a.m. worship service. Raise money for First Christian Church's Outreach Committee just by searching the Internet with GoodSearch.com (powered by Yahoo), or shopping on-line with GoodShop.com. The church is located at 1000 Eminence Pike.

First Presbyterian

This Sunday is Love Sunday. Non-perishable food items, toiletries and cash donations will be collected for local mission projects. The Young Singers Choirs are practicing again on Sundays – younger children at 9:45 a.m., older children at noon. Youth Covenant Group meets at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Pizza or hot dogs will be served for lunch. They will be baking dog biscuits and learning more about opportunities to minister to animals. Good Grief meets for lunch following Sunday's worship service. The location moves from week to week. For more information, talk to Barbara Troyer. Articles for May's issue of the First Word are due Monday by noon. Session meets at 7 p.m. Monday. Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Boy Scouts at 7 p.m., adult choir rehearsal is at 7:15 p.m. The property committee and garden ministry are joining forces to host a spring cleaning for the church on April 21, following worship. Come dressed in your work duds or bring a change of clothes, pack a lunch (drinks will be provided) and don't forget your garden gloves. Cleaning supplies will be provided. If you have garden tools, bring them. The next Adopt-A-Highway cleanup is April 23. Meet at Quentin Quires' Automotive (corner of Old Mount Eden and Old Seven Mile Pike) at 7 p.m. The Outreach Committee will provide garbage bags and gloves. Bring the kids and make it a family affair. The Boy Scouts will be joining us. Alternative gift market dinner and concert, a free event open to the community, will be at 4:30 p.m. April 28. Come enjoy the music of a local jazz/studio band formed to honor the memory of Ernie Threlkeld, Susie Saunders and Mel Owens. Following their "Big Band Sounds" will be a potluck dinner and baked potato bar. Bring a salad or dessert to share if you can. A congregation-wide, inter-generational mission trip to Eastern Kentucky is being planned for this summer. Anyone interested in going should contact Mark Whittaker.

Grace Assembly of God

The church is located across from Claudia Sanders Restaurant.

Grace Fellowship of Waddy

The church is located at 2865 Waddy Road. For more information, call 829-5777.

Graefenburg Baptist

The church is located on U.S. 60, just west of the Shelby/Franklin County line. For more information, call 829-5324.

Graefenburg Christian

The church is located at the intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 151 at Graefenburg.

Greater Tabernacle Baptist

Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., and the worship service is 11:30. Rev. Leslie J. Harris is the pastor.

Hempridge Baptist

Check out the church’s Facebook page at Hempridge Baptist Church, which is located near Waddy.

Highland Baptist

Continuing in April our morning worship will lead us to explore answers to the question, "What on earth am I here for?" We will unite in small groups to further explore that week's suggested answer on Wednesdays. Free AARP tax filing service will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday. For an appointment, contact Betty or Marvin Rogers at 502-487-1612. The M&Ms will resume family game night from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday.

Holy Cross Lutheran

The church is located at 181 Old Seven Mile Pike (at the corner of KY 53 South).

Indian Fork Baptist

The church is located in Bagdad.

Lighthouse Baptist

The church is located at 696 Frankfort Road, across from the Masonic Home.

Living Waters

A new Adult Bible Study will meet in the Watershed Fireside Room from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on Sunday through May 19. The subject matter is “God is Love” and will be facilitated by Judy Ford. A six-week ladies’ Beth Moore Bible Study series, “When Godly People Do Ungodly Things,” meets at two different times – at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and at 9 a.m. on Fridays through May 16. Cost of the book is $13, and you may sign up at the information counter in the sanctuary. The H2O Youth Group will go to the Audio Adrenaline concert in Louisville on April 25. The cost is $20 per ticket. For more information, see Pastor Jeremy.The National Day of Prayer is May 2, and there is an event scheduled at noon on the front steps of the capitol in Frankfort. This year’s theme is “Pray for America.”

Mount Eden Christian

The church is located at 12241 Mount Eden Road in Mount Eden.

Mount Pleasant Baptist

The church is located at 4429 Aiken Road in Todds Point.

New Beginning Pentecostal

Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m., with worship services at 11:30 and, on the first and third Sunday nights, 5:30. William D. Beasley is the pastor. The church is located at 646 Frankfort Road. For more information, call 633-0277.

New Covenant

The church is located at 630 Mack Walters Road, Rev. Joseph Humphrey Jr. is the pastor.

New Greater First Baptist

The church is located in Corpus Christi Academy (7010 U.S. 60) in Simpsonville.

New Hope

The church is located at 1745 Robin Road in Shelbyville.

New Life Baptist

Sunday school is at 10 a.m.; worship is at 11 a.m.; and Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 2378 Waddy Road in Waddy.

New Mount Zion

The church is located at 704 Washington St. For more information, contact the church office at 502-633-7991.

Olive Branch United Methodist

Services are Sunday school at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11, evening service at 6. Rev. Garry Polston is the pastor. The church is located at 6383 Zaring Mill Road. For more information, call 502-834-7000 or 834-7767.

Open Door Christian Center

The church is located at 2345 Taylorsville Road in Bloomfield. For more information, call502-252-9154.

Pigeon Fork Baptist

Sunday school is at 10 a.m., morning worship service is at 11 and evening service is at 7. The church is located on KY 1472 in Waddy.

Pleasant Hill Christian

The church is located five miles south of Mount Eden. For more information, call 321-0564.

Salem Baptist

Sunday school is at 10 a.m., and morning worship service is at 11.

Seventh-day Adventist

The church is located at 4401 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville.

Shelby Christian

Signing for the hearing impaired will be available during the 11 a.m. services.

Shelby Congregational Methodist

The church is located at 1526 Martin Luther King Jr. St. in Shelbyville. For more information, call 633-6244. The pastor is Ronald Walker.

Shelbyville Wesleyan

For more information, call 633-0488. The church is located at 2713 Mount Eden Road.

Simpsonville Baptist

Community USO Senior Social will be at 4 p.m. Saturday. Guest speaker will be Michael Collins, CEO of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. RSVP to 722-5246, ext. 18.Open play men's basketball will be on Sundays. Ages 13-30 play at 1-2:30 p.m. and ages 30 and older at 2:30-4 p.m. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for more information.

Simpsonville Christian

This week’s sermon by Rev. Joseph “Joey” Pusateri is on Acts 9:1-20. Worship is at 10:50 a.m. There are three Sunday school classes: traditional (adult) at 9:45 a.m.; young adult at 10 a.m.; and preschoolers at 10 a.m. A nursery and children’s church (ages 4 to 12) is provided during the worship service. Other activities include a yoga class from 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday, followed by youth group from 6 to 8 p.m. “The Little White Church on the Corner” is at the intersection of U.S. 60 and Old Veechdale Road. For more information, call 722-8995. The church now has sermon videos online at http://simpsonvillecc.org.

Simpsonville United Methodist

Methodist Men's Breakfast meeting is at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Mercy-Omega Gala is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. AA Meets at 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday in meeting room by office. Hartz to Hearts Quilters meet at 10 a.m. on Fridays in Fellowship Hall.

St. James Episcopal

The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 10 a.m. and each Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Childcare is available on Sunday. Clothing, shoes and bedding continue to be collected for those in need. The church is located at 3rd and Main streets.

Waddy Baptist

Sunday school begins each Sunday morning at 9:45, with the weekly worship service at 11. The church is located at 3130 Waddy Road. For more information, call 829-5164.

Waddy Christian

Sunday school is from 10 to 10:45 a.m., and worship is from 11 a.m. to noon. Bible study is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Join for a fellowship potluck lunch served Sunday after services with a board meeting to follow at 1 p.m. Visit waddychristianchurch@gmail.com. For more information call 502-437-9213.