Church news: August 31, 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
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 Young Musicians will begin practice again at 6:20 p.m. starting Wednesday. 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
Barnabas Pal Student Program is starting for the college year. Families with college-aged students who would like to participate should contact the church office. Any Centenary adult who would like to serve as a Barnabas Pal for a student also should contact the church office. The Kentucky United Methodist Home at Versailles will host the annual day auctions and BBQ Lunch on Sept. 8 beginning at 9:30 a.m., with lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Tours of the facility and various activities for children ages 3-12 will be featured.  The adult group, Shake, Rattle, Roll, will leave at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 8 for the Amish Gasthof Village in Indiana, returning around 5 p.m. Reservations are necessary for transportation. The United Methodist Women will have a potluck picnic at 6 p.m. Sept. 11. Children's Ministries announces it will be hosting trick or trunk at 4-6 p.m. Oct. 28. The annual wild game feast fundraiser for the youth will be Sept. 22. More information will be coming later.

Centennial Baptist
All family and former members of Centennial Baptist Church are invited to the 11 a.m. service Sunday. The guest will be Rev. Robert Marshall Sr. and congregation of St. John United Methodist Church Shelbyville. The church is located at 808 Heinsville Road in Christiansburg.

Christiansburg Baptist
Homeless for a Night will be next Friday. Business meeting is Sept. 9. Season of Prayer for State Missions is Sept. 10-16. Back to Church Sunday is Sept. 16. There will be a fellowship meal on Sept. 26. Fifth Sunday joint worship is at Indian Fork on Sept. 30. 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
A new membership Sunday school class starts Sunday morning and will continue for 8 weeks. Contact Rev. Jim for more information. Students will participate in “Homeless for a Night” to benefit the Open Door of Hope on Sept. 9; contact Rev. Joey for more information. The community is invited to join Cropper Baptist in a picnic and block party on Sept. 8 at the new field shelter; food and fun activities for all ages will be provided. Deacons will meet at 4 p.m. Sept. 9. A business meeting is scheduled for 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 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
Rev. Brad Jennings will begin his ministry as pastor of Elmburg Baptist on Sunday. WMU and Brotherhood will meet on Sept. 8. 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 is having 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, call 633-0734 or E-mail nina.hinkle@living-waters.org. 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. 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. Let us know as soon as possible if you are interested or know anyone who would be. For more information, contact Elizabeth at 859-866-3737 or children@finchvillebaptist.com. The women’s Monday night Bible Study will resume on Sept. 17 with Downpourby James MacDonald. For more information, contact Krystle Leach at krysleach1@mac.com. The cost of the study guide is $17. 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
"Church on the Grounds" is planned for the 11 a.m. service only on Sunday (no 8:30 a.m. service). Service will be held outside in front of the Family Life Building; in case of inclement weather, service will be held in the sanctuary. Rev. Stephen C. Rice will preach. Bible study is at 9:45 a.m. Games will follow the luncheon meal. For more information, contact srice@fbcshelbyville.com or clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com. Next Level resumes for the autumn with a 5 p.m. meal on Wednesday. MOPS meets the first Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact mikeandjessi@insightbb.com. Now entitled "Growth Opportunities," ministries are available for children students and adults of all ages. For more information, contact amcdonald@fbcshelbyville.com. Suggested meal prices are $6 for adults and $1 per child with adult. Sanctuary choir practice is at 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the choir suite. For more information, contact gwright@fbcshelbyville.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. If paying by check, write it to FBC Shelbyville: memo line/NGQC ticket(s). Some tickets are still available. For more information, contact Myron Bozell at 834-7013 or gmcgillen@fbcshelbyville.com. YAH will depart by bus at 10:30 a.m. Thursday for Golden Corral in Louisville. Crescent Place devotional is at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Daisy Baxter at 633-4836. Fitness Instructor Kathy Wilhoit is offering a new cardio-training class for all levels. For more information, contact clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com. Children's worship resumes Sept. 9. Children will begin to worship with their families, then leave to their own worship in the newly remodeled children's area. More details to follow. For more information, contact clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com. Upward Sports registration for basketball and cheerleading is  Sept. 23. Cost is $60 per student. Brochures and more details will be available on Sept. 23 or at www.shelbyvillebaptist.com.

First Christian
The CWF meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday. 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
Knit-Wits meet at 10 a.m. Saturday. The church will celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion on Sunday. Anyone wishing to receive communion and unable to attend the 11 a.m. service should call the church office at 633-2693. 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 Evening Women's Bible Study Group will start meeting on the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The first meeting is Thursday and will be led by Rev. Beth Herrington-Hodge. A Chili Cook-off will be held on Sept. 14 at our last Picnic in the Parking Lot for the season. Sign up in the Assembly Room to enter your chili. The "Changing the World Two by Two" campaign runs all 2012. Our goal is to raise $5,000 for Heifer Project International.

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. tonight. 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 Sunday. Services for that evening are cancelled. The M&Ms will go to Our Best Restaurant for lunch on Tuesday. Contact Martha Tipton for reservations. There will only be one service at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 9 with Paul Chitwood, the new executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention as the guest speaker. Sunday evening we will gather at the Clear Creek Pavilion for a family-style picnic at 4 p.m. and will eat at 5:30 p.m.

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, at 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
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.living-waters.org.

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 at 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday at the church, rain or shine. The proceeds benefit a family that recently has had a premature newborn, and it will cover some of the family’s medical bills and related costs. Monetary donations also 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
Family day will be at 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. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. each week, with the morning worship service at 11. Brad Jennings will become the new pastor of Elmburg Baptist on Saturday.

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. For more information, call 633-6244.

Simpsonville Baptist
A women’s retreat will be Nov. 2-3 at Kavanaugh Conference Center in Crestwood. The theme will be Cozy Mountain Lodge, the story of Ruth & Naomi. The cost is $80 each, which includes all meals and lodging. For more information or reservations, contact Amy Griggs at 722-8582. Men’s Bible study begins at 4 p.m. Sept. 9. New worship schedule is Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for more information.

Simpsonville United Methodist
Fellowship dinner/church picnic will be at noon Sept. 9, following worship, at the Simpsonville Community Center shelter, weather permitting (otherwise it will be at church in fellowship hall). Bring a dish of your favorite food to share and have a good time visiting with friends.

St. James Episcopal
The monthly pot-luck lunch will be held after the service on Sunday. Non-perishable food or  monetary contributions will be collected for the community food pantry. Members with gardens are asked to bring excess produce for the free food table. St. James provides for those in need. 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.