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Church news: Dec. 13, 2013

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Allen Chapel

Regular morning worship is at 9:30. Rev. Robert Marshall is the pastor. The churchis located on KY 55 in Finchville.

Bagdad Baptist

The children and youth will have Christmas parties on Wednesday. A women’s Bible study will be at 8 a.m. on Saturdays in the fellowship hall. The church is located at 5790 Elmburg Road in Bagdad.

Beechridge Baptist

The church is located on Beechridge Road in Bagdad.

Bethel A.M.E.

The church is located at 414 Henry Clay Street.

Bethesda Church of God

The church is located at 2246 Taylorsville Road.

Buffalo Lick Baptist

Sunday school is 10 a.m., morning worship 11 a.m. The pastor is Rev. Jeff Peed. The church is located at 2530 Elmburg Road.

Burks Branch Baptist

Because of the cancellation of services last Sunday, the Burks Branch Baptist's Haiti Mission Team will share its experiences of the summer mission trip to Haiti on Dec. 29 during the 11 a.m. worship services. The service will be followed by a "Haitian lunch" and more sharing of photos and Haitian crafts. Donations will be accepted to go to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering. Marshall Phillips will deliver the message during morning worship services on Sunday. The church will provide the meal to the Open Door of Hope men's shelter at 7 p.m. Dec. 28. To provide a dish, contact Autumn. Fellowship and food will be at the Price’s home on 1120 Harrington Mill Road after the caroling on Dec. 22. Church members are also welcome to help with a live Nativity scene we are hosting during the drive through Community Christmas distribution on Tuesday evening. To help, contact Steve Price. Regular Sunday services will begin with Sunday school and morning worship services at 9:50 and 11. Wednesday services will begin with Acteens at 6 p.m. followed by JAM-Jesus and Me! for kids at 6:30, prayer meeting will begin at 6:30. Kroger gift cards are available for purchase, with the proceeds going into the church’s mission fund. See Ben Betts if you are interested. Follow on Facebook at Friends of Burks Branch Baptist Church. To contact the church, call 502-321-7187. The church is located at 2023 Fox Run Road.

Centenary United Methodist

An orchestra rehearsal will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, with choir and praise team rehearsal at 10 a.m., children's caroling party and dress rehearsal from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be one worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, with Sunday school at 9 a.m. There will be no children's moment or worship time that day. The message to be delivered on Sunday comes from Luke 2:22-23, "The Promises of Hope." Quilters will have their annual Christmas luncheon on Wednesday, going to Frankfort for lunch and shopping. There will be no evening program Wednesday because of the Christmas break. All articles for the January Newsletter need to be in by noon on Wednesday.

Centennial Baptist

Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., with morning service at 11. The church is located at 808 Heinsville Road in Christiansburg.

Christiansburg Baptist

Sunday services begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, and worship is at 11. Evening worship hour begins at 6:30 for prayer and youth meetings. Wednesday night prayer meeting and youth meetings are canceled this week. The church is located at 1037 Frys Oldburg Road near Bagdad. Visit www.christiansburgbaptistchurch.org.

Church of Annunciation

Eucharist Adoration will be in the chapel from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 9 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 10 p.m. Friday. If you know of anyone who is sick or homebound and wants pastoral care, interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or becoming Catholic, call the parish office at 633-1547.

Church of God of America

The morning service is at 11:15, and the afternoon service at 5. The church is located at 600 Bradshaw St. in Shelbyville. Justin Barnes is pastor.

Clay Street Missionary Baptist

Skating, fun, food and games will be from 6 to 10 p.m. every Friday beginning next Friday at the Marnel C. Moorman Family Life Center. The cost is $5. The church is located at 1940 Midland Trail in Shelbyville.

Clayvillage Baptist

Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. and morning worship begins at 11. For more information, call 502-321-2757. The church is located at 46 Lawson Lane, just off U.S. 60.

Cropper Baptist

Choir practice on Sunday nights will be at 6. Choir members are needed. See Bettie Tipton. Youth will have a Christmas party at 2-5 p.m. Saturday. Lottie Moon offering has started, with a goal of $400 this year. Bible study and youth meet at 6 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Sunday school is at 9:50 a.m. and worship service at 11.

Crossroad Lighthouse

The pastor is Rev. Paul Harvey. For more information, call 220-1810. The church is located at 220 Clear Creek Road in Eminence.

Dover Baptist

Bible study for every age level is at 10 a.m. each Sunday, with worship and Advent celebration is at 11 a.m. Symphony of Prayer is every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., with a Bible study from the Book of James. The children's/youth choir rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. Adult choir will be at 7:15 p.m. All voices are welcome to come and join. For more information, call Rev. Ben Early at 633-0502. The church is located at 7327 Dover Road.

Elmburg Baptist

The church is located at 11307 Elmburg Road.

Father's Love

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

Finchville Baptist

The church is scheduled for the Salvation Army bell-ringing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. Sign up in the foyer for 1-hour time slots. Join us at the grocery entrance of Walmart for JOY! Visit www.finchvillebaptist.com and click on Youth News. The church is located at 5270 Taylorsville Road.

First Baptist Shelbyville

Rev. Curtis Woods will offer a brief devotional; there will be no 8:30 a.m. service Sunday. Bible fellowship is at 9:45 a.m. For more information, contact gwright@shelbvvillebaptist.com or amcdonald@shelbvvillebaptist.com. When inclement weather during the school week occurs and closes Shelby County schools, all church activities at FBC also are canceled. Barbara McGee and friends tour the assisted-care facilities from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday. Christmas for families will be held in the fellowship hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, contact amcdonald@shelbyvillebaptist.com. Young at Heart will not meet Dec. 26 or Jan. 2. The church office will be closed Dec. 24-26 because of the holy days of the season. Two services will be held Dec. 29. This will be Rev. Wood's last Sunday as the long-term interim for FBC. The newly called senior pastor, Rev. Dr. Maurice Hollingsworth, will be in the pulpit beginning Jan. 5.

First Christian

There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive at 2:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. 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 also is collecting used hearing-aid batteries, box tops, Campbell’s labels, eyeglasses, plastic bags (Kroger, Walmart, etc.), coupons (current or expired), canceled 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 the church office for more information. The weekly sermons may be read online at ww.davidcharlton.blogspot.com, and you may follow FCC on twitter @fccshelbyville. The prayer chapel is open during normal office hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for anyone seeking a quiet place to pray. The church is located at 1000 Eminence Pike. Two worship services are held at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday 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 Outreach Committee is collecting non-perishable food items to make small bags that can be given to anyone who comes to the church needing food. Donated items need to be "hand" friendly – pop-tops, small packages, any item that can be eaten without heating. Leave these donations in the Love Sunday baskets. The Covenant Group continues to collect old blankets and towels for the Shelby County Animal Shelter. Place them in the designated container in the Assembly Room. We still need used or new tennis balls for Heritage Elementary. Place them in the white basket in the Assembly Room. The church continues to collect expired/unwanted coupons for the military, used hearing-aid batteries and round plastic tops from mayo jars, soda bottles, shampoo, etc. for an art project at Painted Stone Elementary. The Backpack Project is in need of the following items: Vienna sausages, soup and canned pastas with pop tops; Pop Tarts and cereal bowls, fruit cups, peanut butter crackers, individual packages of chips, rice-crispy treats, puddings. Place them in the basket marked in the Assembly Room.

Grace Assembly of God

Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m., with praise and worship at 10:30 a.m. Children’s church is for 4-to-12-year-olds. A nursery is provided. Sunday service starts at 6 p.m. Scheduled events for the month of December are as follows: Food taken to Open Door of Hope men’s shelter on Monday; Women of Grace Christmas Party, 7 p.m. next Friday; church Christmas dinner, 5:30 p.m., Dec. 15. The church is located across from Claudia Sanders Dinner House on U.S. 60.

Grace Fellowship of Waddy

The church is located at 2865 Waddy Road. For more information, call 829-5777.

Graefenburg Baptist

The church is located on U.S. 60, just west of the Shelby/Franklin County line. Call 829-5324 for more information.

Graefenburg Christian

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

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. The church is located at 181 Alpine Drive.

Hempridge Baptist

Check out the church’s Facebook page at Hempridge Baptist Church, which is located near Waddy.

Holy Cross Lutheran

The church is located at the corner of KY 53 South and Old Seven Mile Pike. For more information, call 647-3696.

Indian Fork Baptist

Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., Bible study/prayer at 6 p.m. and youth and team kids at 6 p.m. The church is located at 6776 Bagdad Road.

Kingdom House

Theministry is at 802 Washington St. Pastors are Josh and Melissa Settles. For information, call Rev. Josh Settles at 502-803-0093.

Lighthouse Baptist

For more information, call 502-552-3648 or visit the church’s Facebook page at Lighthouse Baptist Church of Shelbyville.The church is located at 696 Frankfort Road, across from Masonic Home Shelbyville.

Little Union Baptist

Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Worship service is 11 a.m. The church is located at 4620 Little Union Road in Taylorsville. For more information, contact the church at 502-252-7051, the pastor at 252-0126 or E-mail LUBCMail@yahoo.com.

Living Waters

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays in the fellowship hall. The church-wide Christmas dinner will be after the morning service on Sunday. See details in the church bulletin or the church’s Web site. A new Oasis group, “Learning to Play the Guitar for Personal Worship,” will begin in January, led by Elisabeth Southard. Sign up at the information counter in the sanctuary. The children’s ministry needs all types of larger, plastic bottles without labels to make a Parable Puppets Theater. There are specific supplies/food needed for the Father’s Love Ministry. Visit www.living-waters.org for the list. You may now hear sermons on podcast. The church is located at 5425 Frankfort Road. Call 633-0734.

Mount Eden Christian

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

Mount Moriah Baptist

The church is located in Mount Eden.

Mount Pleasant Baptist

The church is located at 4429 Aiken Road in Todds Point.

New Beginning Pentecostal

Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m., with worship services at 11:30 a.m. and, on the first and third Sundays, at 5:30 p.m. William D. Beasley is the pastor. The church is located at 646 Frankfort Road. For more information, call 633-0277.

New Covenant

The community is invited to church at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Regular Sunday service is at 9 a.m. Saturday service is at 5 p.m. every second Saturday. Missionary service is at 6 p.m. every third Sunday. Dress is casual. 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.; worship is at 11 a.m.; and Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 2378 Waddy Road in Waddy.

New Mount Zion

Youth Bible study at CDC (formerly the Mulberry Building) is every Wednesday night beginning at 7. The church is located at 704 Washington St. in Shelbyville. For more information, contact the church office at 502-633-7991.

Olive Branch United Methodist

Services are Sunday school at 10, morning worship at 11 and evening service at 6. Prayer meeting is 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Garry Polston is the pastor. 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, call502-252-9154.

Penny’s Chapel

For more information, call 502-895-0936. Rev. Les Whitlock is the senior pastor. The church is located at 300 Lincoln St. (Harvey Hall building) in Lawrenceburg.

Pigeon Fork Baptist

Sunday school is at 10 a.m., morning worship service is at 11, and evening service is at 7. The church is located at 5090 Graefenburg Road in Waddy. For more information, call 829-5858.

Pleasant Hill Christian

The church is located 5 miles south of Mount Eden. For more information, call 321-0564.

Pleasant View Baptist

The church is located at 789 Clore-Jackson Road.

Refuge Temple Church of God in Christ

The church is located at 1100 Equity St.

Rockbridge United Methodist

Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. Discipleship study will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Title: “Becoming Disciples,” a study of Matthew and Acts. (Use the entrance for fellowship hall on lower parking lot on Wednesdays.) The church is located at 5317 Rockbridge Road, at the intersection of Rockbridge and KY 714.

Salem Baptist

The adult Sunday School party will be at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. It is a potluck meal. The deacons, trustees and their wives along with the church staff will go to Claudia Sanders at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. A reception will be held after the children’s musical for the church staff. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m., and worship service begins at 11.

Seventh-day Adventist

The church is sponsoring an ingathering effort for “Hope for Humanity” through Dec. 31. This year’s theme is “Making God’s Care Real.” For a free copy of Real Hope, God’s Plan for Your Abundant Life write Hope for Humanity, 4401 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville, 40065. If you would like to support Hope for Humanity with a cash contribution, you may send your tax-deductible gifts to the same address. The church is located at 4401 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville.

Shelby Christian

A gospel music extravaganza at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 29. The music features the Garry Polston family, Denise Watts Wilson, New Vision Gospel and for the first time in 14 years, The Noblemen Quartet. Signing for the hearing impaired will be available during the 11 a.m. services.

Shelby Congregational

The pastor is Ronald Walker.

Shelbyville Wesleyan

For information, call 633-0488. The church is located at 2713 Mount Eden Road.

Simpsonville Baptist

Sunday School is 9:15 a.m. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.

Simpsonville Christian

Worship is at 10:50 a.m. There are three Sunday school classes: traditional (adult) at 9:45 a.m., young adult at 10 a.m.; preschoolers at 10 a.m. Nursery and children’s church are provided during the worship service. “The Little White Church Building on the Corner” is located on the corner of U.S. 60 and Old Veechdale Road. The church now has sermon videos online at http://simpsonvillecc.org. For more information, call 722-8995, visit the Web site and Facebook page.

Simpsonville United Methodist

A chili supper, Christmas caroling and a visit with Santa will be Wednesday. Church members will be ringing the bell from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday at Walmart. A sign-up sheet is in the fellowship hall. The church office is closed December 24 and 25 for Christmas holiday. There are two services: at 8:45 and 10:45 a.m. The church is located at 105 1st Street in Simpsonville.

St. James Episcopal

Members are urged to support the Backpack Project. See Cindy Weimann or Matt Walters for details. The collection of seasonal clothing, shoes and bedding continues for those in need. Eucharist is held each Sunday at 10 a.m. and each Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Child care is available on Sunday.

Victory Baptist

Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m., with worship at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 715 Main Street.

Waddy Baptist

Sunday school begins each Sunday morning at 9:45, with the weekly worship service at 11. The church is located at 3130 Waddy Road. For more information, call 829-5164.

Waddy Christian

Sunday school is from 10 to 10:45 a.m., and worship is from 11 a.m. to noon. Bible study is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, call 502-437-9213 or visit waddychristianchurch@gmail.com.

Waddy Church of Faith

Sunday school is at 10 a.m., and worship is at 11 a.m., evening worship at 6:30. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 3920 Hickory Ridge Road.