Church news: August 24, 2012

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By Josh Cook

Allen Chapel


The annual homecoming will be at 3:30 Sunday, with a lunch at 2 p.m. The guest will be Rev. Ron Walker and the Church of Shelbyville. This day celebrates the church’s 100th year. 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. Sunday for sixth through 12th grades. For more information, contact Chris at 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

The church will provide the evening meal for Open Door of Hope on Saturday. Grilled chicken will be available, and side dishes are needed. Contact Autumn Betts for information. The Young Musicians will begin practice again at 6:20 p.m. starting Sept. 5. 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 United Methodist Women will meet at the Lawrenceburg UMC for their Spiritual Growth Study Saturday. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with the study at 10 a.m. The Local Mission Team will host the Victory Church luncheon on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for preparation and serving at noon. Table Talk will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the parsonage. Registration can be made by calling the church office. Wednesday evening programming with catered meal begins at 6 p.m. The Adult Bible Study, at 6:30, led by the pastor, is an 8-week study from the gospel of Luke discussing the early church and how it applies to the 21st century. The annual Wild Game Feast fundraiser for the youth will be Sept. 22. More information will be coming later.


Centennial Baptist

The church is located at 808 Heinsville Road in Christiansburg.


Christiansburg Baptist

Homeless for a Night will be Sept. 7. 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. The church is located at 1940 Midland Trail.


Cropper Baptist

Sunday School promotion day is Sunday. Church council meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday. A Church & Community Picnic/Block Party is scheduled for Sept. 8 in the new field shelter. 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. For more information, call 633-0502. 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

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


Finchville Baptist

An arts and crafts show will be at 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Nov. 3. Buy a booth to sell your crafts and artwork to help send our children to camp. A space will cost $20 and an additional $5 if you need a table. For more information, contact Elizabeth at 859-866-3737 or children@finchvillebaptist.com. Adult choir practice is back in session on Wednesday nights at 7:30. The group is working on the Christmas cantata. See Ron Cheak if you would like to join the choir. For more information, contact the church at 502-834-7973.


First Baptist Shelbyville

Rev. Stephen Rice concludes his series on “thirst” with Rev. 22:17 at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services.Bible study occurs at 9:45 a.m. The “well,” a college-age worship service, is at 6 p.m. in the student room, led by Michael Vaughn. For more information, E-mail mbvaughn1485@gmail.com. The Next Level begins at 5 p.m. Sept. 5 with a meal prepared by caterer Carol Flannigan. Meals will be $6 for adults and $1 per child/student. Music and missions for students and children follow. Adult classes commence at 6 p.m. Contact amcdonald@fbcshelbyville.com for more information. Young at Heart on Thursday travels to the Whistlestop at Glendale, leaving by bus at 10 a.m. Contact Daisy Baxter at 633-4836 for more information. 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. Contact Myron Bozell at 834-7013 or gmcgillen@afbcshelbyville for more information. Church on the grounds will be Sept. 2 (Labor Day Sunday). There will only be a 9:45 Bible study and 11 a.m. service. A potluck meal will follow, with games all around. Contact clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.comfor more information


First Christian

The children's community choir, SC3, will perform during the 11 a.m. service on Sunday. The outreach committee meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday. 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 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 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. Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Boy Scouts at 7 p.m. The adult choir will practice at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. 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 McPeters from Jeffersonville, Ind. will be the guest at 7 p.m. on Aug. 31. 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

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. Game night for all ages will be at 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, with open gym in the ROC for all ages at 6:30. The Women on Mission groups will be collecting items for the Open Door of Hope, the men's shelter. A list of items needed is available at the church. The Sunday school program will begin a new curriculum of study entitled the Gospel Project on Sept. 2. There will be no evening service.


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

Revival Services will be 6:30 p.m. each night Sept. 10-14. Join for relevant Biblical preaching and special music each night. Contact Rev. Josh Rucker, pastor, 502-680-5037 or visit the Facebook page for more information. The church is located in Bagdad.


Lighthouse Baptist

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


Living Waters Church

The “Testimony, Wisdom and Victory” fall oasis group will meet 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. Wednesday, complete with puppet shows and water activities for the children. A ladies retreat, “Getting to Know You – By the Power of Your Testimony,” is scheduled for Sept. 7-8 at Camp Kavanaugh in Crestwood. Guest speakers are Judy Ford, Pat Nobles and Virginia Sampey. Sign up at the information counter in the back of the sanctuary. There is a night of worship, “Until Then,” scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept 29. For more information, call the church office at 633-0734 or visit www.deliverancefromanotherplace.com.


Mount Eden Christian

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


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

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. 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

A huge yard sale will be 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sept. 3, Labor Day, at the church, rain or shine! The proceeds benefit a local family who has recently had a premature newborn, and it will cover some of their medical bills and related costs. Monetary donations will be collected for the family. 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. Saturday at Clay Street Baptist. Individuals from sister churches are invited to join this event. Practice date is 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Clay Street Baptist. Family day will be 11 a.m. Sept. 9, with guest speaker Wanda Collins, associate pastor of Clay Street. Lunch will be served at 2 p.m.


Rodeo Cowboy

For more information, call 502-645-0357.


Salem Baptist

Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. and morning worship starts at 11 a.m. There will be a youth fundraiser Sunday following the morning worship service. The youth will be serving lunch, and the money they receive will go towards next summer's youth retreat. The deacons will have their monthly meeting at 1:30 on Sunday afternoon, following the youth fundraiser. 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. Sunday. He will become the new pastor of Elmburg Baptist on Sept. 1.


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 are 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 11 weeks. The cost is $25 per workbook. Financial Peace University begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday for 12 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. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for more information.


Simpsonville United Methodist

Youth's Back-2-School picnic will be at noon-2 p.m. Sunday. Wednesday Bible study will resume Aug. 29.


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.