Church news: Aug. 3, 2012

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By Sharon Warner

Allen Chapel
The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.

Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499 for more information. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

Beechridge Baptist
The church will celebrate its 200th anniversary during the week of Oct. 7. Officials are in the planning stages but would like for the community to mark their calendars for that week and plan to attend. Watch for updates.

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.

Burks Branch Baptist
A Welcome Back Billy party and potluck meal will be held following the morning worship service on Aug. 19.Sunday school is at 9:50 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., prayer meeting is 6:30 p.m., and choir practice at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Centenary United Methodist
The pastor will entertain “table talk” at the parsonage for a time of fellowship and theological conversations considering a series of questions about life together at Centenary. Scheduled times are Thursday, Aug. 12, 14, 21, 26 and 28 at 6:30-8 pm. To register, call the church office or send an E-mail to the church.

Centennial Baptist
The church is located at 808 Heinsville Road in Christiansburg.

Christiansburg Baptist
Sunday services begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. and evening services at 6. Wednesday evening prayer meeting/youth meeting will be at 6:30. The church is located at 1037 Frys Oldburg Road near Bagdad. Visit www.christiansburgbaptistchurch.org

Church of God of America
Located at 600 Bradshaw. Justin Barnes is pastor.

Clay Street Baptist
The church is located at 1940 Midland Trail.

Clayvillage Baptist
Back to school student day is Sunday. Our student ministry will lead morning worship at 11 a.m. We will have prayer for the upcoming school year, and for our students and teachers. All families and students are invited.

Cropper Baptist
Church Revival continues 7 p.m. tonight through Sunday morning. Pastor Lee Bean, director of Open Door of Hope men’s shelter, is the guest evangelist, and Randy Spurgeon will lead music worship. Saturday night is “Bring a Dessert Night.” A fellowship meal will be provided following Sunday morning worship; no evening service on Sunday. Deacons meet at 4 p.m. Aug. 12; business meeting at 6 p.m. The church pantry needs donations of food items to assist families in need. The church is a registered Red Cross emergency relief shelter and is open to the community in times of need.

Cross Keys Worship Center
George Blakeman is the pastor of the church, located at 4379 Frankfort Road.

Dover Baptist
The church ‘s 200th anniversary celebration begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, with lunch immediately following. There will be special music and special memories. Side dishes are welcome for the meal. The church continues to seek a van for its youth. Weekly services are Wednesday prayer and Bible time for adults and youth is at 7 p.m. with choir practice at 8. Saturday morning bible study is at 7 a.m. Call 633-0502 for more information. The church is located at 7327 Dover Road.

Elmburg Baptist
WMU and Brotherhood meets 10 a.m. Saturday, with breakfast served at 9:30. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. The church is located at 11307 Elmburg Road.

Father's Love
The Church for Kids will have a fundraiser lunch at 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday. The cost is $7, and you may eat in, carry out or possibly have delivery. Place your order by Wednesday by calling 633-0734 or sending an E-mail to nina.hinkle@living-waters.org. An urban ministry of Living Waters Church, Father’s Love is located at 624 Henry Clay Street.

Finchville Baptist
The women’s Bible study, going through the book of James, is taking place at 6-8 p.m. every Monday. Meet in the fellowship hall and then proceed to the Adult 1 classroom. If you are interested in more information, please E-mail krysleach1@mac.com. Come to the church on Aug. 12 to hear what great things the Lord has done through the mission team in Guatemala. The children and youth will also share their experiences. There will be only one service at 11 a.m.Contact the church at 502-834-7973 for more information.

First Baptist Shelbyville
SBC/KBC conference on Calvinism and the 21st century church will be Saturday morning at Crestwood Baptist Church. The cost is $45, which includes lunch. The conference is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Rev. Steve Rice continues his sermon series on “Thirst” at both 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. This Sunday is also communion at both services. Sunday school hour is 9:45 a.m. This Sunday is promotion Sunday for children and student ministries. Student ministries sponsors the Mudbowl, an opportunity to be really dirty, slimy and messy following the first day of school. The Mudbowl will begin at 6 p.m. in the "Mudpit" next to the Family Life Center. For more information, E-mail amcdonald@fbcshelbyville.com. WMU will participate in the annual Christmas in August from Aug. 16-31. This year's recipients are the missionaries Cathy and George Chinn, who minister to the Mississippi River residents. According to the Chinns, "This area has many who live in poverty, have poor education and education, and need to know about the love of Jesus." The Chinns' ministry tries to impact poverty while touching the lost. For more information, check out www.riverministry.com. FBC Shelbyville will be collecting Walmart gift cards or money that will be used to purchase gift cards. Young at Heart meets at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cattlemen’s, then devotional is at the Senior Adult Citizen's Center at 2 p.m. FBC has 20 tickets for the National Gospel Quartet Convention on Sept. 14 at Freedom Hall. To purchase tickets, contact Myron Bozell at 834-7013 or Geoffrey McGillen at 502-220-0020 or gmcgillen@fbcshelbyville.com. The cost is $30 per ticket plus bus fare (for the church bus). We will leave about 5 p.m., eating supper at Freedom Hall. Geoffrey and Mary Shannon McGillen will present, with violist Amy Britton, an all-Brahms chamber music program at 4 p.m. Aug. 11. Britton often has appeared in Shelbyville with professional string programs, the last being when she was part of the same ensemble. She now resides in Lexington, teaching at the Lexington Music Academy. Mary McGillen is the orchestra teacher at both high schools and begins her 10th year with the school district. Geoffrey McGillen is the minister to senior adults at FBC Shelbyville.

First Christian
Donations for "Van for Glenn" may be made at the church. Make checks payable to FCC and note Van for Glenn on the memo line. 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. Kroger gift cards may be purchased from the church. Each time a card is purchased or reloaded, the church earns 4 percent. Contact Henrietta Hardin or the church office for more information. The weekly sermons may be read online at www.davidcharlton.blogspot.com. 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. 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. A nursery is available during Sunday school and the 11 a.m. worship service. The church is located at 1000 Eminence Pike.

First Presbyterian
Knit-Wits meets at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Country Mouse is open every Sunday morning. Place your extra garden produce, jams, jellies, flowers, etc., on the counter between the Fellowship Hall and kitchen, then take something you don't have. Donations are accepted but not required. This is an opportunity for those who have raised an abundance of produce to share with those who can't have a garden. We will observe the sacrament of Holy Communion on Sunday. Anyone wishing to receive communion and unable to attend the morning service may contact the church office at 633-2693. Good Grief will gather for lunch at 12:15 p.m. Sunday at Wendy's Restaurant. Session meets at 7 p.m. Monday. Boy Scouts meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Adult choir rehearsal starts at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. August is "open choir" month. Anyone wishing to sing with the adult choir may join in on Sunday mornings at 10:15 a.m. The "Changing the World Two by Two" campaign runs all of 2012. The goal is to raise $5,000 for Heifer Project International, and well more than half has been raised.

Grace Assembly of God
Located across from Claudia Sanders Restaurant.

Grace Fellowship of Waddy
The church is located at 2865 Waddy Road. Call 829-5777 for information.

Graefenburg Baptist
School supplies will be given to K-6 students at 4-6 p.m. Sunday. The back-to-school giveaway will be followed by a free pizza party at 5:30 p.m. ,and the monthly performance of “Hosanna House” is at 6 p.m.  “Hosanna House” is a children’s ministry that uses skits and songs to illustrate Biblical virtues. The show is broadcast on Shelbyville and Eminence Insight cable channel 25 at 9 a.m. on Sunday and at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. The church is located on U.S. 60, just west of the Shelby/Franklin County line. For more information, phone 829-5324.  

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

Greater Shiloh Temple C.O.G.O.A.
Pastor Justin Barnes leads the church at 6th and Bradshaw streets.

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.

Highland Baptist
This Sunday the Lord's Supper will be observed. A deacon ordination will be at 6 p.m. Sunday. Game night will be at 6 p.m. Thursdays and open gym for all ages at 6:30 p.m. The M&M's fellowship group will go to the Golden Corral restaurant for lunch Tuesday. Contact Martha Tipton for reservations. All teachers for the 2012-2013 church year will be recognized during the morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 12. Sunday school rally will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 15. There will be a salad supper, and classes with the highest attendance will be recognized.

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

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 Church
Prayer for Israel is tonight at 6:30, located in the House of Prayer. Collection bins for Operation Care will be in place on Aug. 20 for donations of canned goods and non-perishable food. There will be a family picnic and homemade ice cream social at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29. A ladies retreat is scheduled for Sept. 7-8 at Camp Kavanaugh in Crestwood. Sign up at the information counter in the back of the sanctuary. There will be a song festival at 7 p.m. on Sept. 29. For more information call the church office at 502-633-0734 or visit www.deliverancefromanotherplace.com.

Mount Pleasant Baptist
Bible study is Sunday at 10 a.m., with worship at 11. Monday Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, youth and children groups are at 7. Wednesday choir rehearsal is at 8 p.m. Jacob's Well Bible study is at 10 a.m. Thursday. Adult winter Bible study is on Sundays at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 4429 Aiken Road in Todds Point.

New Beginning Pentecostal
Minister Jerrold Edward of Nashville will be the guest at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m., and morning worship is at 11:30. Wednesday night Bible study is at 7. William D. Beasley is the pastor. The church is located at 646 Frankfort Road. Call 633-0277 for more information.

New Covenant
The church is located at 630 Mack Walters Road.

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.; services at 11 a.m. Wednesday services are 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. 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 502-633-7991.

Olive Branch United Methodist
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. Call 502-252-9154 for more information.

Pigeon Fork Baptist
Sunday school is at 10 a.m., Sunday morning worship service is at 11, and Sunday evening service is at 7. Wednesday night prayer service begins at 7. The church is located on KY 1472 on Hickory Ridge Road in Waddy.

Pleasantview Baptist Church
The church is partnering with Clay Street Baptist Church to host a community mass choir fellowship concert at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at Clay Street Baptist. Individuals from sister churches are invited to join this event. Practice dates are 9-11 a.m. Aug. 11 and 18 at Pleasant View Baptist and Aug. 25 at Clay Street Baptist.

Rodeo Cowboy
For more information, call 502-645-0357.

Salem Baptist
The monthly business meeting will be Sunday morning immediately following the morning worship service. There will be a baptismal service at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday and an homemade ice cream social following.

Seventh-day Adventist
The church is at 4401 Frankfort Road.

Seventh-day Adventist/Pewee Valley
The church at 4401 Frankfort Road will observe communion and the service of humility at the 11 a.m. worship hour Saturday. Bill and Becky Humeniuk of Advent Hope will present a report on their mission work in Kenya, Africa at 7:30 p.m. during the Vespers program.

Shelby Congregational Methodist
Power lunch Bible study will be at noon every Wednesday this summer. Bring your lunch and have Bible study. The church is located at 109 Martin Luther King Blvd. Call 633-6244 for more information

Simpsonville Baptist
Back To School Bash will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Simpsonville Park. There will be free bouncies and kids activities. Parent information booths will be available to provide both community and resources and school information. Concessions will be sold to purchase school supplies for needy children. New service times will be at 9:15-10:15 a.m. for Sunday school and 10:30-11:45 a.m. for worship. Fall discipleship classes, Kay Arthur's “Revelation Part 2” precept class will begin at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and continue for 13 weeks. The cost is $25 per workbook. Financial Peace University begins at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 19 for 13 weeks. The cost is $99 per couple. “Experiencing God – Knowing and Doing The Will of God” will begin at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 19, and the cost is $15 for workbook. For more information, visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.

Simpsonville United Methodist
A church-wide yard sale will be Aug. 10–11. Bring items to the fellowship hall. All items not sold will be sent on the Mountain Mission Truck on Monday. They have a desperate need for any and all men’s clothing but appreciate all donations. Wednesday Bible study will resume Wednesday.

St. John United Methodist
The church is located at 212 Martin Luther King Street.

St. James Episcopal
Eucharist is held each Sunday at 10 a.m. and Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Sunday school for ages 12 and under is at 9:45 a.m., and childcare is available for the 10 a.m. service. The collection of clothing, all sizes, continues. Members with gardens are asked to bring excess produce for the free food table. St. James provides for those in need.