Church news: August 17, 2012

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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. For more information, contact Diana at 647-3499. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

Bagdad Baptist
Youth Rally will be 6-8 p.m. Aug. 26 for sixth through twelfth grades. For more information contact Chris 502-303-3299. The church is located at 5790 Elmburg Road in Bagdad.

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 residents 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 Sunday. The church will provide the evening meal for Open Door of Hope on Aug. 25. Contact Steve Price or Autumn Betts to donate or for information. During August the Women on Mission are collecting school supplies to donate to local schools. 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
Leadership Excellence Module 2 will meet at Mount Gilead UMC a 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Kids Korner meets at the church at 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Children, kindergarten through fifth grades, are invited to attend for Bible stories, games, crafts and hot food. Matt Bell, director of Youth Ministries at Centenary, will deliver the message, “Jesus Things” in Jesus Places at both services Sunday. Centenary's youth will participate in “The Crossing” at Bagdad on Sunday at 1:45-6 p.m. This is a free event, but registration is necessary. The Ladies Lunch Bunch meets at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Bell House. Quilters meet at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Kids Korner Team meets at 4 p.m. at the church. The fall session programming will begin on Wednesday with the catered meal beginning at 6 p.m. Price for a single meal is $6 and $18 for a family. Reservations are necessary and can be made by signing up on Sunday or calling the church office by noon on Monday. All youth and children programs will be at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study, led by the pastor, will be on the third floor SS room at 6:30 pm.

Centennial Baptist
Brothers Uniting In Christ Prayer Breakfast will be 8 a.m. Saturday with guest speaker minister Norris Beckley and members of Kenwood Baptist Church. Breakfast will be served at 8:30. RSVP to be sure we have enough food for everyone. Call Rev. Andre Quincy at 502-558-0330 or Rev. Sam Patterson at 502-257-2899. 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 p.m. 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 Missionary Baptist
Homecoming day will begin at 11 a.m. Oct 21 during the morning worship service. Rev. Thomas D. Stubblefield of First Baptist in Chesterfield, Mo., will be the morning speaker. Dinner will be served immediately following morning service. Fall revival will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 through 23. Rev. Stubblefield will be the guest speaker.

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

Cropper Baptist
The youth will travel to the Creation Museum on Saturday; contact Pastor Joey for details. 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 continues to seek a van for its youth. Weekly services are Wednesday prayer and Bible time for adults and youth 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
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 at10:30 a.m.-2 pm. on Thursday. The cost is $7, and you may eat in, carry out or possibly have delivery. Place your order by Wednesday by calling 502-633-0734 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
Worship service and communion will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with the residents of Amber Oaks, 156 Haven Hill Road. Davey Ladner has been called as the new youth pastor and will begin ministry on Sunday. There will be a meet-and-greet beginning at 9:45 a.m. that day. Contact the church at 502-834-7973 for more information.

First Baptist Shelbyville
Rev. Stephen Rice continues with his sermon series "THIRST" at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Bible study is at 9:45 a.m. The Well, a college-aged worship service, has resumed at 6 p.m. in the Relevant Blend Cafe Student Room, led by Michael Vaughn. The Next Level begins at 5 p.m. Sept. 5 with a meal prepared by caterer Carol Flannigan. During the summer, Carol and her crew prepared delicious desserts for the “End Times” study and now will have regular meals available for adults and children. Adults will be $6 and $1 per child/student. Meal serving times are from 5 to 5:55 p.m. Music and Missions for Children begin at 6 p.m. Next Level adult classes also begin. Three projected leaders are Rev. Rice, Rev. McGillen, and Richard Luebbert. For more information, contact srice@fbcshelbyville.com, gmcgillen@fbcshelbyville.com or Luebbert at 633-4589. He will teach from his own recently published book. Children's worship will begin in the fall with a new name and new faces. For more information, contact clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com. Tickets are available for the National Gospel Quartet Convention on Sept. 14 at Freedom Hall. Cost is $30 per person, payable to “FBC Senior Adults.” The bus, if transportation is desired, will leave at 5 p.m. Cost is $3 to cover travel and parking fee. For more information, contact Myron Bozell 834-7013 or gmcgillen@fbcshelbyville.com. Philip Landgrave, longtime musical and ministerial Baptist leader, is conducting his latest senior musical, Sweet Suite, at the Southern Seminary Alumni Chapel, at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 16. He is still recruiting singers and instrumentalists. The next rehearsal is Aug. 25. CDs and a vocal piano score are available as learning aids. For more information, contact  Philip Landgrave at 502-640-4537.

First Christian
A fundraiser for the Van for Glenn fund will be at 5-9 p.m. Saturday at FireFresh BBQ. Everyone is invited to enjoy a meal for a great cause. All tips and 10 percent of sales will be donated to Glenn's van fund. The next Van for Glenn committee meeting is 6 p.m. Monday at the church. The Nurture Committee meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Volunteers from FCC will prepare the meal and serve lunch at God's Kitchen on Thursday. The children's community choir, SC3, will perform during the 11 a.m. service on Aug. 26. The Outreach committee meets at 6 p.m. Aug. 28. The CWF meets at 10 a.m. Sept. 4. 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 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
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. Expired grocery coupons will be collected for the military, as will new and used shoes for Edge Shoes for Water. Good Grief will gather for lunch at 12:15 Sunday at Wendy's Restaurant. Boy Scouts meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Adult choir rehearsal starts at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. The church will host the "Picnic in the Parking Lot" Friday, in conjunction with the city's Street Party Concert Series. Volunteers should start arriving to set up at 4:30 p.m. The "Changing the World Two by Two" campaign runs all 2012. Our 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
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
College students and young adults will be sharing their summer experiences of gospel ministry at 6 p.m. Sunday. Game night for all ages will be at 6 p.m., and open gym in the ROC is at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. The Wisdom Seekers Sunday school class will host a kitchen shower for the month of August. A list of items needed is available at the church. The Women on Mission groups will be collecting items for The Open Door of Hope, the men's shelter, items needed are available at the church.

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
Collections bins will be in place on Sunday for donations of canned goods and non-perishable food. Collected items will be given to Operation Care’s food pantry. The “Testimony, Wisdom and Victory” fall oasis group will have their first meeting at 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday. Guest speakers are Randy and Marti Brown. There will be a fellowship dinner and homemade ice cream social at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29, complete with puppet shows and water activities for the children. 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. A song festival will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 29. For further information call the church office at 633-0734 or visit www.deliverancefromanotherplace.com.

Mount Eden Christian
A revival will begin with services at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday and continue through Wednesday, with services at 6:30 each night beginning with special music. John Richardson, a minister in Chaplin, will be the featured speaker. The church is located at 12241 Mount Eden Road in Mount Eden. The community is invited to attend.

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
Bishop Gersham Morrision and Evangelical Temple of Refuge in Lexington will be our guest at 11:30 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
Missionary service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, and guest speaker will be associate minister Sherman Wilson of Shelby Congregational Church. 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. 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
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, call 502-252-9154.

Pigeon Fork Baptist
Sunday school is at 10 a.m., morning worship service is at 11, and 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. Saturday at Pleasant View Baptist and Aug. 25 at Clay Street Baptist.

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

Salem Baptist
The summer Sunday night servant sermons will end this Sunday evening with Brad Jennings bringing the message at 7 o’clock. The monthly fellowship meal will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, with Missions Night following at 7. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. each week with the morning worship service at 11. Salem will ordain Brad Jennings into the ministry at 7 p.m. Aug. 26.

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

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
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. Thursday and continue for 12 weeks. The cost is $25 per workbook. Financial Peace University begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday 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. Sunday, and the cost is $15 for a workbook. For more information, visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.

Simpsonville United Methodist
The United Men's breakfast meeting will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday Bible study will resume Aug. 29.

St. John United Methodist
Men and women’s day celebration will be at 5 p.m. Saturday and 11:45 a.m. Sunday. The theme will be “Let Your Light Shine.Praise and worship service will feature Chad Higgins and In Spirit and In Truth (ISIT) and soloist Kasty Beckley on Saturday at New Covenant Church, 630 Mack Walters Road. Morning worship service on Sunday will have Rev. William Leach as the guest preacher at 212 Martin Luther King St. in Shelbyville.

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.