Church news: April 29, 2011

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By Sharon Warner


Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA, contact Diana at 647-3499.


Bagdad Baptist

You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.


Bethel A.M.E.

The church welcomes Rev. Beverly Haskins as speaker for our afternoon service 3 p.m. May 15. Everyone is welcome.


Centennial Baptist

The church will celebrate its anniversary with guest Rev. Smith and the members of 2nd Christian Church in Lawrenceburg at the 11 a.m. service Sunday.


Christiansburg Baptist

Jerry Tracy will be the guest speaker for both the morning and evening services. Evening services on May 8 will be cancelled because of Mother's Day. The business meeting will be moved to the evening of May 15.


Church of God of America

A spring revival is 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday at 6th and Bradshaw Street in Shelbyville. Evangelist is Elder Justin Barnes and Family and Friends. This is the Lord's House and everyone is welcome.


Clay Village Baptist

The fifth Sunday evening services will be May 29 with Blend as the entertainment.


Cropper Baptist

Volunteers willing to help with Vacation Bible School June 17-18 are asked to contact Carrie Trotta. Children in Action will sponsor the Cropper Bazaar at  8 a.m.-5 p.m. on May 14 to benefit St. Jude's Hospital, nursing home and homebound visits, and the Cropper community. Contact Sandy Powell for more information or to reserve a booth. Children in Action will sponsor a spaghetti luncheon following morning worship on May 15; donations will benefit St. Jude's Hospital. Members are asked to return their completed surveys as soon as possible to Tammy Shaw or by mailing to the church. Cub and Girl Scouts meet every Monday at 6 p.m.


Father’s Love

Father's Love is located at 624 Henry Clay Street.


First Baptist Shelbyville

“The Life You Always Wanted” part 2 – Life With Meaning, led by Rev. Stephen Rice. Contemporary music service is 8:30 a.m. Senior Adults of the Year will be announced 11 a.m. by Max Doyle, the 2010 recipient. Elevate Children’s worship for ages fourth through fifth grade is available for both services. Soprano soloist Jackie Thompson, a Shelbyville native and NYC-based musician, will sing Mozart’s “Laudate Dominum” with the sanctuary choir, string quartet and organist Betty Chatham, directed by Rev. Gene Wright during the 11 a.m. service. The string quartet, consisting of Mary McGillen and Kristi Martin, violin; Derrick Sanford, violin, Elaine Barrett and Ashley Franks, cellos, will also play “Amazing Grace” for the prelude. FBC is forming co-ed softball teams as part of the Parks and Recreation League. For more information contact David Menser 633-1317.


First Christian

The annual Mission Fair is 9 a.m.-noon Sunday. Representatives from various organizations (including the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, CWF, Arriba Ninos, Operation Care and many others) will be present to discuss the outreach opportunities in our local community.The youth retreat is Friday evening and Saturday. All youth are reminded to submit their camp applications as soon as possible.The church will soon have a new pictorial directory. Anyone that has not scheduled a photo appointment should call the church office at 633-3345.The directory will just not be complete without you.The CWF meets 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Thelma McGuire will continue her study of the book of Revelation.FCC prepares the meal for God's Kitchen on Thursday and for the Open Door of Hope on May 21. The cabinet meeting is 6 p.m. May 9 followed by the board meeting at 7 p.m. The last Wednesday night dinner until fall is May 11.The picnic at the pavilion will begin at 6 p.m. The meat, drinks and paper products will be provided. The congregation is asked to bring a dish and enjoy an evening of great food, fun and fellowship.The next church outing is May 18 to Kurtz's Restaurant in Bardstown. The bus will leave at 10:15 a.m. A sign up sheet is on the bulletin board in the lobby.The weekly sermons may be read online at www.davidcharlton.blogspot.com. The church is located at 1000 Eminence Pike. Dave Charlton leads both worship services. The early service begins at 9 a.m. in the chapel and the 11 a.m. service is in the sanctuary. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. and there are classes available for all ages. The nursery is available during Sunday school and the 11 a.m. worship service.


First Presbyterian

Alternative Gifts for Mother's Day will be available Sunday and May 8, before and following worship. Suggested gifts include donations to the Garden Fund, Memorial Fund, The Center for Women & Families, The Backpack Project and Heifer International's WiLD Woman Project. Handmade cards will be available for to let the special women in your life know about your thoughtful gift. Good Grief gathers for lunch at Wendy's Restaurant following worship on Sunday. Session will meet 7:30 p.m. Monday. Presbyterian Women meets 10 a.m. Tuesday. Cub Scouts meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Boy Scouts meet 7 p.m. Thursday. Knit Wits will gather 10 a.m. on Saturday.


Greater Tabernacle Baptist

The church meets every Sunday at the Kentucky Utilities Auditorium. Sunday School is 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Rev. Leslie J. Harris is the pastor.


Highland Baptist

As Sure As My Redeemer Lives, So Shall Iis 10 a.m. Sunday. The adult choir will lead the worship through this musical. There will be no 8:15 a.m. service. Deacons meeting is 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The Homebound meals will be delivered Monday. The Good Timers will go to General Butler State Park for lunch Tuesday. For reservations call Martha Tipton. Wednesday night supper is 6 p.m. May 11, with a business meeting to follow at 7 p.m. The annual Shelby Baptist Association Women on Mission celebration is 7 p.m. May 12. Lee Bean, founder of the Open Door of Hope shelter for men, will be the guest speaker.


Holy Cross Lutheran

A rummage sale and bake sale is 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. The sale will be held rain or shine (indoors). For information, call 647-3696. The church is located at 181 Old Seven Mile Pike.


Living Waters

The National Day of Prayer is Thursday. The sanctuary will be open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for anyone who would like to join in prayer for our nation. For more information visit www.nationaldayofprayer.org.


New Beginning Pentecostal

Sunday morning service begins at 11 a.m. Sunday school is 10 a.m. Elder William D. Beasley is the pastor of the church located at 181 Alpine Drive.


New Covenant

An Evening of Gospel will be presented at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Performing will be local choirs and special guest Cindy Humphrey & the Ministers of Praise from Alexandria, La., and founded by Cindy Humphrey (sister of church pastor Joseph Humphrey). They are an energetic group of singers, musicians, directors and ministers from the Central Louisiana area. The Ministers of Praise has opened for Tyler Perry's "The Browns" and given concerts to support St. Jude's Feed the Children, and the American Cancer Society. They soon will release their first CD.


Open Door Christian Center

Woman's Missionary Union meets the third Tuesday of every month. Call the church and leave a message for further information 829-5858.


Pigeon Fork Baptist

Sunday school is 10 a.m. and morning worship is 11 a.m. Adult choir practice, children and youth Program is 6 p.m. Evening worship is 7 p.m. Wednesday night; children and youth program is 7 p.m. Other ministries offered are Women's Bible Study on Thursday nights. Woman's Missionary Union meets the third Tuesday of every month. Call the church and leave a message for further information 829-5858.


Simpsonville Baptist

A National Day of Prayer Service is noon Thursday. Shelby County community leaders will lead the service. Beth Moore’s Here and Now….There and ThenBible study is 6:30 p.m. May 12 for a nine-week class. The second annual indoor yard sale to benefit summer camp participants is 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 14. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for worship times.