Church news: Feb. 18, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

Allen Chapel United Methodist
The church will worship its heritage at 3 p.m. Sunday. The theme is our heritage in Biblical times of our religion. More than 4,000 years of Biblical history will be told. The church is south of Finchville. St. John United Methodist will worship in music with the Shelby County choir at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at 212 Martin Luther King St.

Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

Bagdad Baptist
The church deacon nomination period will end Sunday. Nomination forms and guidelines can be picked up at the doors. Planning meeting is noon Sunday. The deacon's meeting is 7 p.m. Sunday. Families are going to Perfect North for skiing and/or tubing on Feb. 26. Baptist Men's Day is Feb. 27. Events will include breakfast 9-10 a.m., Sunday School 10-10:20 a.m., Worship service 10:30 a.m. The speaker is Chris Burke, former major-league player for the Houston Astros. Music will be provided by Blend. The church is preparing for a chili cook-off with the fire department at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Spring Singspiration at 6:30 p.m. on March 5. Sign-ups are ongoing. Everyone is welcome to participate. Call the church for more information at 747-8933. You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.

Centenary Methodist
Kids Korner will be 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. "Glow" Children's Choir will sing their praises Sunday at both services. The annual roller skating evening will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Champ's Roller Dome on La Grange Road in Louisville. The cost is $1 per person for skate rental. Centenary will host the lunch 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Victory Baptist Church. Quilters meet 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday. CrossTalk deadline is noon Thursday. SOCK-IT-TO-ME, sock collection is active until Feb. 20.

Christiansburg Baptist
The congregation of Centennial Baptist will be guest for the 11 a.m. worship hour Sunday. The visiting choir will give special music and the pastor, Don Burley, will bring the morning message. Choir rehearsal is 5 p.m. Sunday. Worship and youth meet at 6 p.m. The regularly scheduled business meeting will be held following evening worship. WMU will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Church of Annunciation
The church will host a Lenten Fish Fry 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at the community center on Second and Main. The menu includes drinks and desserts.

Clay Street Baptist
The Youth Department of Clay Street Baptist Church presents a Kentucky Chautauqua - a living history drama - that will bring to life the story of Dinnie Thompson: No Ordinary Woman. This free event will be held in honor of Black History Month at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Clay Street Baptist Church. Spiritual Women's Ministry is 7 p.m. Friday. The speaker will be Brian Loving Sr. The Marnel C. Moorman Sr. F.L.C. Benefit Concert, in observance of Black History Month, is 4 p.m. Feb. 27. Guest soloists are Sarah Cruz, Alozo Simpson and Farris Montgomery. Local performers include Shelby Congregational Church Brotherhood, Clay St. Baptist Church Brotherhood, poet Richard Dotson and Forgiven. Special guest will be The Spiritual Wonders.

Cropper Baptist
Children In Action will meet at Highland Baptist Church to participate in stuffing goody bags for residents of Crescent Place, 9:30 a.m. Saturday. A presentation on the work of WMU will be given during morning worship on Sunday; choir practice resumes at 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Shelby Baptist Association Youth Lock-in is scheduled for Friday in the Cropper CLC Bldg. Contact Shannon Osten for more details. Cub and Girl Scouts meet 6 p.m. every Monday. Volunteers are needed to staff the nursery; contact Carrie B. Trotta to schedule. The church food pantry needs donations to restock canned meats, crackers, hot and cold cereals, pasta and baked beans. The pantry provides food items to families in the community who need help; contact the church if assistance is needed. Children In Action will visit residents at Crestview Nursing Home on Feb. 27.

Father's Love
Located at 624 Henry Clay Street.

Finchville Baptist
Call the church office at 502-834-7973 with any questions, or check out our Web site at www.finchvillebaptist.com

First Baptist Shelbyville
Upward Basketball continues 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturdays. Breakfast and lunch concessions will be available. Celebrate Recovery meets 5:30 p.m. Mondays for pizza fellowship in the Relevant Blend Café (second floor student room). Young at Heart meets 11 a.m. Thursday at Cracker Barrel. Call Daisy Baxter 633-4836 for more information. Touched Twice Ministry is March 12 at FBC Family Living Center. Call Andy McDonald, 633-1317, for more information. Senior Pastor Steve Rice is leading a Holy Land trip Nov. 10-19. A DVD presentation will be made regarding the Holy Land sites, and there will be a conference call with tour-company representatives.

First Christian
The CWF continues to collect prescription bottles (with the labels removed) and hearing aid batteries for recycling.

First Presbyterian
Good Grief will gather for lunch at Wendy's Restaurant immediately following worship. The Young Singers will meet for practice after worship. Remember to bring your lunch. The church office will be closed on Monday in observance of President's Day. The Latina Women's Group will gather 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Cub Scouts meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings. Adult Choir rehearsal is 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays. Boy Scouts meet 7 p.m. on Thursdays.

Highland Baptist
A special concert is 7 p.m. Saturday with a progressive southern and contemporary gospel group - The Tacketts. A love offering will be taken. Tuesday. AARP free tax help is offered Mondays and Thursdays during February, March and April. For more information call Marvin Rogers, 633-3665. Women on Mission Groups will collect canned meats and peanut butter for the Touched Twice Clinic during the month of February.

Living Waters
The church has been asked to participate in a month-long, 24-hour prayer vigil for the state of Kentucky. The church's designated time begins at 6 a.m. on Feb 26 and ends at 6 a.m. on Feb. 27. People are asked to pray in 1-hour increments, and there is a signup sheet and prayer directives in the sanctuary for those who would like to participate. The H2O Youth Group will attend the Firefall Youth Convention Friday and Saturday in Lexington at the Newtown Pike Clarion Hotel. This year's theme is "The Search for Purpose."

New Covenant
Rev. Joe Overall Jr. will be the speaker 6 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited. He is the associate minister of Camp Branch Baptist Church in Taylorsville.

Open Door Christian Center
The church is located at 2345 Taylorsville Road in Bloomfield. For more information, call 502-252-9154.

Seventh Day Adventist
Highland Academy Bells of Praise will be at the Seventh-day Adventist Church 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Bells of Praise is a bell choir consisting of 16 students led by director Shelly Miller. Throughout the year they travel to various churches throughout Kentucky and Tennessee. The mission of the choir is to "set the tone" and challenge listeners to behold their Redeemer and be changed into His glorious image. The church is located at 4401 Frankfort Road, and the concert is free.

Shelby Congregational Methodist
The church will celebrate Pastor Ronald Walker's fourth anniversary 7 p.m. Saturday with Full Line gospel singing. The guest will be Rev. Joseph Humphrey and New Covenant Congregational Church 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest will be Forgiven and Penny Mucker in songs at 3 p.m.

Simpsonville Baptist
Centri Kid Camp Benefit is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at JT's Pizza in Simpsonville. Come and enjoy a night out with your family and help send our kids to summer camp. MissionFest Fish Fry is 5-8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for a child's portion. Take out and a la carte available. Includes a hearty portion of Alaskan Pollock, French fries, baked beans, cole slaw, homemade dessert and drink. Touched Twice Clinic training is 7 p.m. March 1.

Simpsonville Methodist
Confirmation Class begins Sunday and will last six weeks. Attendance for each class is strongly encouraged. Hartz to Hearts Quilters meet 10 a.m. on Fridays. For information call the church office 722-8962. Girl Scouts meet 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in fellowship hall. For information call church the office.

Waddy Christian
Worship is 10 a.m. for Sunday school, 11 a.m. for church service.