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Church news: August 26, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

Annunciation
Annunciation’s & St John’s Parish Festival will be held on Sept. 9-10 and will include a yard sale. You can rent a space for $25 with all the proceeds of your sale items going to you. There will be 24-hour security. Call Bill Reidy at 633-7899 for additional information and to reserve your space.

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

Bethel A.M.E.
The First Baptist Church of Frankfort and Rev. Robert Earl Houston Sr. will be guests of Bethel A.M.E. Church's Family Day Celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday. Dinner will be served.

Centenary Methodist
Thirteen members of the church will be in London on Saturday participating in the Appalachian One-Day Mission Trip, departing from the church at 6:30 am. All types of repairs will be the main focus of this mission trip. The CYF fall kickoff pool party is 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the FAC. Evangelism Outreach Project involves collecting school supplies to be distributed to areas in need. Sept. 2 is the deadline for collection. Portland Promise Center, Centenary's partner in missions, is holding a Touched Twice Clinic, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 17. Volunteers are needed to assist in all types of areas. Non-perishable food items are needed also to supply the pantry. A food box is available in the back hall of the church.

Centennial Baptist
Family Day will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Sept. 4. Guest will be Rev. Robert Marshall Sr. and the congregation of St. John Methodist Church. Dinner will be served. Labor Day will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Sept. 5 at Daniel Field. Anyone or any organization wishing a space on the field or wanting to enter the corn hole tournament should contact Claudia Burley at 502-321-4506 and leave a message.

Christiansburg Baptist
Choir rehearsal is 5 p.m. Sunday, worship and youth meeting is 6 p.m. Fellowship meal is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Food for Shelby County Backback program will be collected.

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

Clay Street Baptist
Spiritual Women Ministry is 7 p.m. Friday. The guest speaker will be Demetrius Simmons and the YP Group.

Cropper Baptist
Sunday is promotion day recognizing students who will be moving to upper classes. Children in Action will visit residents at the Masonic Home on Sunday afternoon. KBC Super Saturday training is Saturday at Severn Valley Baptist in Elizabethtown; Super Saturday training is also available on Sept. 10 at Porter Memorial in Lexington. Contact Keith Richardson if interested in attending either session. Adult II Sunday School will attend Derby Dinner Playhouse Sept. 2; contact David Martin or Pat Richardson for details. Youth Jam sponsored by the Shelby Baptist Convention will be 6 p.m. Sept. 3 at SCHS. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Contact Rev. Cavender for more information. Cub and Girl Scouts meet every Monday at 6 p.m. Cropper Baptist Church is a registered Red Cross emergency relief shelter and is open to the community in times of need.

Elmburg Baptist
"The Carolina Boys" Southern Gospel Quartet will be performing at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11. "The Carolina Boys" will also be performing at the National Gospel Quartet Convention; however, the concert at Elmburg is free of charge. For more details, contact David Crowther (502-689-8075). Sunday service will be at 11 a.m. The church is located at 11307 Elmburg Road. Call 502-689-8075 for more information.

Father's Love
A fundraiser lunch and dinner  is Thursday. The cost of the meals is $6 for lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and $7 for dinner, 4-7 p.m., and you may eat in, carry out, or possibly have it delivered. Place your order by Wednesday by calling 502-633-0734 or 502-682-1018, or E-mail marti.brown@living-waters.org. Father’s Love, an urban ministry of Living Waters Church, is located at 624 Henry Clay St.

Finchville Baptist
Join during the morning worship service Monday to hear all about summer missions trip, kids camp and youth camp as we take a look at the summer’s trips. Boy Scout Troop 137 will host the 11th annual fish fry/silent auction 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Dinner will be 5-7 p.m. and a silent auction 7-8 p.m. To buy advance tickets, contact Jackson or Melisa Pope. Brock Shock & Rock Shelby County youth jam is 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at Shelby County High School. Master Illusionist Brock Gill, Hip-Hop artist Rapture Ruckus and Grammy-nominated Rap Artist FLAME will be the entertainment. Tickets can be purchased at www.tickets.com. Cost is $5 for individuals, $3 for groups of three or more and $7 at the door. For more information check out Facebook or call the church at 502-834-7973. Because of growth in the church’s membership, a second service will be launched at 8:40 a.m. Sept 11. Watch the Web site, bulletin and newsletter for more upcoming information.

First Baptist Shelbyville
“Under the Big Top” is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Everything is free and all are welcome. Steve Rice concludes his 3-part sermon series on God’s power at  8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday. Tickets are still available for National Gospel Quartet convention Sept. 16 for the evening performance. Call 633-1317 for more information. The cost is $30 plus $3 for bus transportation and parking.

First Christian
Registrations are being accepted for the Old Testament Bethel Bible Study classes that begin in September and will be taught by Jim Fegenbush and Thelma McGuire. The outreach committee meets 7 p.m. Tuesday. The CWF meets 10 a.m. Sept. 6. Thelma McGuire will continue her study of the book of Revelation. A potluck picnic is 6 p.m. on Sept. 14. The meat, drinks and paper goods will be provided. Everyone is asked to bring a dish (salad, vegetable, casserole or dessert) to share. Enjoy good food, fun and fellowship with the FCC family. Kroger gift cards may be purchased from the church. Each time a card is purchased or reloaded, the church earns 4 percent for Christian education programming. 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, 8:30 a.m.-4 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. Rev. Dave Charlton leads both worship services. 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 Presbyterian Women of Mid-Kentucky Presbytery Cluster Team meets at 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Good Grief will meet for lunch at Wendy's Restaurant immediately following worship on Sunday. Cub Scouts meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Adult choir rehearsal is 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Committee Chairs meet 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Boy Scouts meet Thursday at 7 p.m.

Greater Tabernacle Baptist
GTBC meets every Sunday at the Kentucky Utilities auditorium. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service is 11:30 a.m. GTBC meets at 1100 Main Street. Rev. Leslie J. Harris is the pastor.

Highland Baptist
The block party planned for Sunday has been rescheduled for September. There will be no 8:15 a.m. service Sunday. The kickoff of a revival with David McCallum for our Living Prayer Revival is 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. Women on Mission groups are collecting school supplies for Southside Elementary. See the donation list at the Women on Mission table.

Holy Cross Lutheran
The church is located at the corner of Old Seven Mile Pike and Highway 53 South.

Lighthouse Baptist
For information call 502-220-2422 or visit lighthousechurch@insightbb.com.

Living Waters
The last summer Blast Off/Parents Night Out is 6-9:30 p.m. tonight. Parents are encouraged to leave the children at the church and have a date night out. Sign up by calling the church office at 502-633-0734. Father’s Love Ministry will walk and pray through the Shelbyville neighborhoods Sunday, which will include inviting families to bring their children to the “church just for kids” on Monday nights. Call 502-682-1018 for further information. There will be a church pancake breakfast 9-10: 15 a.m. before the morning service Sept. 4 in the Fellowship Hall. Pancakes, sausage, and fruit will be served, and the cost is by donation. A new women’s Bible study will begin 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 through Nov. 3 in the Fireside Room at the annex. This study is on Proverbs by Beth Moore. For more information, call the church office at 502-633-0734.

Mount Pleasant Baptist
The church will host a potluck fellowship dinner following morning worship service on Sunday. Bring your favorite dish. The church is located at 4429 Aiken Road in Todd's Point for Sunday School at 10 a.m. and morning worship service at 11 a.m. every Sunday.

New Beginning Pentecostal
William D. Beasley is the pastor of the church located at 181 Alpine Drive.

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

New Greater First Baptist
The church will celebrate Rev. E. W. Terry’s 42nd Pastor’s Anniversary on Sunday. Worship services begin at 11 a.m. with Rev. Michael George of First Virginia Avenue Baptist Church of Louisville as the guest speaker. New Greater is currently located in Corpus Christi Academy (7010 U.S. Highway 60 West), in the heart of Simpsonville.

New Hope
The guest speaker is a Messianic Jew, originally from Romania, at 11 a.m. Sunday. He will talk about persecution of his father, who was in jail for two years for preaching the gospel. He will also be speaking about the feasts and Jewish festivals. There will be a question-and-answer session following. If you need transportation, contact Pastor Jim Mauck at 716-2692 or Pastor Don at 655-1413

New Mount Zion
Chad Higgins & In Spirit and In Truth CD release concert is 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at St. John Baptist Church, 511 Thurman Dr. in Lexington. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Chad is the minister of music at New Mount Zion. For more information visit www.chadhigginsisit.com; twitter, chadhigginsisit; or Facebook, Chad Higgins & In Spirit and In Truth. The new CD Predestinedwill be available for $10.

Open Door Christian Center
Bring your favorite dish and celebrate with us immediately after the 11 a.m. service Sunday. 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. and morning worship is at 11 a.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).

Pleasantview Baptist
The annual musical will be 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Local choirs will be the guests. A potluck fellowship dinner will be following morning worship service Sunday. Bring your favorite dish.

Rodeo Cowboy
The church has rescheduled the trail ride/cookout for 10 a.m. Sunday at the Taylorsville Lake State Park, Shelter 2. Trailers need to be parked at the day parking field. All horses need a negative Coggins test and heath certificate. Bring a dish that goes with hamburgers/hotdogs. RSVP to jim@LRBA.org or 502-645-0357. Everyone welcome.

Shelby Congregational Methodist
The church is located at 109 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Simpsonville Baptist
AWANA Kids Clubs Simpsonville Baptist Church meets at 6:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Beth Moore Simulcast is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 10. The cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Contact Angie in the church office for tickets (722-5246 ext. 18). Visit http://bethmooresimpsonville.eventbrite.com for more information. Discipleship classes begin in September: Jude-Contending For The Faith begins at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8 for women only; 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter begins 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11 for women only; Courageous for men begins 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11; community midweek prayer group begins at 9 a.m. Sept. 7. Survivor Student Weekend is Sept. 16-17. Guest Speaker is Drew Dukes, and Rob Rothenburger will have the leadership training. The cost will be $25 each, and the event will be at the Simpsonville Fire Station No. 1.

Simpsonville United Methodist
Hartz to Hearts Quilters meets 10 a.m. every Friday in fellowship hall. The Fellowship Dinner/Ad Council will be the second Sunday, Sept. 11, because of Labor Day holiday.