Church news: December 28, 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 is located on Beechridge Road in Bagdad.

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.

Buffalo Lick Baptist

The church is located at 2530 Elmburg Road.

Burks Branch Baptist

To support the Haiti mission trip in July, the youth are distributing reusable Kroger gift cards for $5. See Ben Betts for details. Sunday school is at 9:50 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., Wednesday night prayer meeting at 6:30 and choir practice at 7 p.m. Follow us on Facebook at Friends of Burks Branch Baptist Church.

Centenary United Methodist

The church office will be closed on Monday and Tuesday. The junior high ski trip to Perfect North Slopes is scheduled for Jan. 5. This includes grades 6-8.

Centennial Baptist

The church is located at 808 Heinsville Road in Christiansburg.

Christiansburg Baptist

Joint worship service with Bagdad Baptist will be at 6 p.m. on Sunday. The church is located at 1037 Frys Oldburg Road near Bagdad. Visit www.christiansburgbaptistchurch.org.

Church of God of America

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

Clay Street Missionary Baptist

The church is located at 1940 Midland Trail in Shelbyville.

Cropper Baptist

The annual “Gospel Music Extravaganza” is planned for 6 p.m. Sunday; tickets are $10 per person and are available from David Martin or at the door. There will be no choir practice during the month of January. 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.The  Lord’s Supper will be observed following morning worship on Jan. 6.


Elmburg Baptist

There will be a children's program on Sunday nights starting in January.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 Java Shop is open to begin raising money for various mission activities. December’s sales will be donated to the Lottie Moon Mission Offering to support missionaries on foreign fields. Coffee time will be at 9:30-9:50 a.m. The Guatemala trip is quickly approaching. The approximate cost is $1,250. Departure will be July 1, and the return flight will be July 7. See Pastor Jay as soon as possible if you will be going. For more information, contact the church at 502-834-7973.There will be no Wednesday night services this week. There will only be one service on Sunday, at 11 a.m.

First Baptist Shelbyville

Rev. Keith Inman will speak Sunday for two services, at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Rev. Inman, now at Murray FBC, served as director of campus ministries for the Kentucky Baptist Convention for the past decade. He also was interim pastor at FBC Shelbyville in spring 2008. Bible studies are at 9:45 a.m. No YAH or Next Level this week. One service will be at 11 a.m. on Jan. 6, for service ministries emphasis and deacon ordination. J-term ministry studies begin at 5 p.m. Jan. 9 with soup and sandwich offering. Rev. Jerry Tracy leads a 4-week Bible study at 6 p.m. in Elsey Chapel. For more information, contact amcdonald@fbcshelbyville.com. YAH resumes Jan. 10. For more information, contact Daisy Baxter, 633-4836.dd

First Christian

There will be a congregational meeting following the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday. Choir rehearsal will resume on Jan. 9. The CWF meets at 10 a.m. Jan. 8. 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 the church office for more information. The weekly sermons may be read online at www.davidcharlton.blogspot.com and you may follow FCC on twitter @fccshelbyville. 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. Two worship services are held each Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11 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 Bellewood Fifth Sunday offering will be collected Sunday. Bellewood Home for Children provides care services to abused, neglected and homeless youth and families across Kentucky. Boy Scouts meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Women's evening Bible study group meets at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The Mitten Tree is ready to accept more donations of hats, mittens, scarves, socks, etc. These will be distributed to the schools and those in need all winter.

Grace Assembly of God

The church is located across from Claudia Sanders Restaurant.

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. For more information, call 829-5324.  

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.


Highland Baptist

There will be no 8:15 a.m. service Sunday. There will be no evening service. Food, fun and games on New Year's Eve will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.On Tuesday, the church will begin 21 days of prayer.

Holy Cross Lutheran

For more information, call 647-3696. The church is located at 181 Old Seven Mile Pike (at the corner of KY 53 South).

Indian Fork Baptist

The church is located in Bagdad.

Lighthouse Baptist

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

Mount Eden Christian

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

Mount Pleasant Baptist

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

New Beginning Pentecostal

A Watch Night Service will be at 9 p.m. on Monday. The theme will be “Thanking God for 2012 As We Usher in 2013.” William Beasley is the pastor. The church is located at 646 Frankfort Road. For more information, call 633-0277.

New Covenant

Joseph Humphrey Jr. is the pastor. 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

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, call502-252-9154.

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 7p.m.The church is located on KY 1472 in Waddy.

Pleasant Hill Christian

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

Salem Baptist

Sunday school is at 10 a.m., and morning worship service is at 11.

Seventh-day Adventist

The church is located at 4401 Frankfort Road.

Shelby Congregational Methodist

The church is located at 1526 Martin Luther King Jr. St. in Shelbyville. For more information, call 633-6244. The pastor is Ronald Walker.


Shelbyville Wesleyan

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

Simpsonville Baptist

Community Prayer Group meets at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 9. Come and pray for your family, friends and the country. Discipleship classes include Precept Revelation Class, part 3, at 6:30 p.m. beginning Thursday; Experiencing God, 5:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 13; The Bible for Life at 5:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 13; financial peace, 5:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 14. Contact the church office for more information on any of these classes or to sign up, call 722-5246 ext. 18. Men’s open play basketball will be at 1 p.m. beginning Jan. 6. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for more information.

Simpsonville Christian

The church will host an open house from 2 p.m. to 4:30 Sunday to honor Rev. Jim Robinson, who is retiring. Robinson served as minister from 2001 through 2012. A day of recognition starts at morning worship and continues throughout the afternoon and evening. A reception is planned in the Fellowship Hall of the church between the hours of 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. Starting at 4:30 p.m., the traditional “Fifth Sunday service in song” will include music from the adult choir as well as musical selections from others from the community. The last set (from 5:30-6) will be “The Big Band,” a group of local of musicians who have reunited to pay homage to musical mentors Ernie Threlkeld, Susie Saunders and Mel Owen. The New Year will be welcomed in by their musical selections.

Simpsonville United Methodist

Fellowship dinner will be Jan. 6, following worship. Administrative council will meet at 1 p.m. following the meal. United Methodist Men's breakfast is 8:30a.m. Jan. 12. All men of the church are welcome to attend.

St. James Episcopal

There will be no Wednesday services until January.The collection of clothing, all sizes, continues, especially needed are warm clothing, shoes and bedding.

Waddy Christian

Sunday School is 10-10:45 a.m. and worship at 11-noon. Bible study is at 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. The church board meeting is 12:15 p.m. Sunday.