Church news: Feb. 3, 2012

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By Sharon Warner

Allen Chapel
The church is located on 55 South in Finchville.

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, come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

Bagdad Baptist
Youth worship practice is 5:45 p.m. Sundays. The church, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of Bagdad Days, is planning a new edition of its cookbook.

Centenary United Methodist
Holy Communion will be served at both 8:48 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Allstate choir students from Wright Elementary and Shelby East Middle Schools will perform at the 11 service Sunday. These selected students are members of the Kentucky Allstate Children’s Choir. Children’s Moment and Worship time is cancelled because of the choir’s performance. Youth Ministries Director Matt Bell will host a Super Bowl Party 6-9:30 p.m. Sunday at his home for Centenary's Youth Fellowship. The men of Centenary's Prayer Line will participate in the Upper Room Living Prayer and Covenant Prayer Group 8-10 p.m. Tuesday. They meet to receive phone calls from all over the United State and sometimes as far as the Philippines, acting as intercessors receiving requests of hurting souls needing and wanting an avenue to seek God's help. Intercessors and callers are blessed with God's presence at each meeting. Volunteers are welcome to participate as number of calls may vary as high as 18 possible each meeting. Wednesday activities meets at 6 p.m. with a catered meal and 6:30-7:50pm for children, youth and adult programs. On Friday the senior high youth will travel to Lexington for an overnight midnight hockey trip 10:30 p.m. Friday through 7:30 a.m. Feb. 11. Junior high Valentine dance will be held 7-10 p.m. Feb. 11 at the FAC.

Christiansburg Baptist
The Feb. 12 worship service will be 11 a.m. and will meet at the Centennial Church.  The Associational WMU Event at the Highland Baptist Church  is Feb. 18. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., and worship service is at 11 a.m. Evening services begin at 6 p.m., and Wednesday prayer meeting and youth meeting is at 6:30 p.m.

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

Clay Street Baptist
The next financial peace university preview will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 23-May 17 at the church’s family life center. Call 502-321-4978 or 502-417-8600 or E-mail clayramsey@insightbb.comfor more information.The worship service begins at 11 a.m., with Norris Beckley, associate pastor of Kenwood Northeast Baptist Church of Louisville, as the speaker.

Clayvillage Baptist
In connection with Racial Reconciliation, the "Down by the Wayside Choir" from Wayside Christian Mission in Louisville will be in concert on Sunday morning during the worship hour. Lunch will be served following the service. Evening worship service is cancelled. Students are collecting canned food for the Shelby County Backpack Project through Sunday. Students are going to a SOUPer Bowl party on Sunday with other area student groups. Call Tara Clark (502-487-1355) for more information.

Cropper Baptist
Students will leave 4:30 p.m. on Friday to attend Winter Jam 2012; the cost is $10; if interested in attending, contact Student Minister Joey Spurgeon or Rev. Jim Cavender. Students will attend a “Super Bowl” party at Bagdad Baptist from 2-5 p.m.; no evening services are planned at Cropper Baptist. A Valentine Banquet is planned for couples and singles on Feb. 11; $10 per person for catered meal, contact Tammy Shaw or Vickie Case if you are interested in attending. Nursery attendants are needed; contact Carrie B. Trotta if available to help in this important ministry. Contact Sue Wilson if you are willing to serve on the Missions and Evangelism Committee. The food pantry is in need of restocking; contact Louie or LaFern James for a list of needed items. Cropper Baptist 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
Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study for adults is at 7 p.m., with youth FUEL Bible study at 7 p.m. and choir practice at 8. Men's brotherhood breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. The youth will attend a SOUPer Bowl activity at Bagdad Baptist Church 3-5 p.m. Sunday. Everyone is invited to a dinner and movie at 6 p.m. on Feb. 11 as a fundraiser. For more information, call 633-0502. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 each Sunday.

Elmburg Baptist
The church is located at 11307 Elmburg Road. Call 502-689-8075 for more information.

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

Finchville Baptist
The youth group will sponsor a Valentine’s banquet 6 p.m. Feb. 12. This is the youth group’s main fundraiser for summer camp each year and is a time for them to serve the church. Seats are $10 for an individual or $18 for a couple. Sign-ups are going on now, call Finchville Baptist at 834-7973 if you would like to sign up. Menu for the banquet will be salad, bread, pork chops, rice pilaf, steamed veggies and dessert. There will also be a vegetarian option. For any questions, please contact the church. There will be a fundraiser meal after the 11 a.m. service on Sunday for family in need in our church. Come and eat and support them during this time!

First Baptist Shelbyville
Rev. Steve Rice continues on his "Nehemiah" series at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Bible study is at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Night Next Level classes have started, with supper at 5 p.m. and classes and sessions beginning at 6 p.m. Upward Basketball continues on Thursday night for middle school girls' (6 and 7 p.m.) and Saturday games, starting at 9 a.m. Young at Heart, Senior Adult inter-denominational ministry, goes to Cattlemen's Restaurant Feb. 9, meeting at 11 a.m. Crescent Place Bible is at 1 p.m., led by Fielding Ballard. Senior Adult Citizen Center on Washington Street devotional is at 2 p.m. Kris White begins her Bible study, "Beyond Compare," 5:00-6:30 p.m. Sunday in room 300, with the cost being $10. Men's Sunday Bible study is ongoing, in the GO Center, 5-6:30 p.m. led by Gary Gilliam. Men's Bible study meets at 6 a.m. Tuesdays at Cracker Barrel, with a current series lessons on 1st and 2nd Samuel. Preparations for the Easter cantata, scheduled for April 1 (Palm Sunday), have begun. Contact gwright@fbcshelbyville.com for more information or call 220-0018.

First Christian
All youth in grades 6-12 are invited to youth group 5-7 p.m. on Sunday evenings. The CWF meets 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Thelma McGuire will continue her study of the book of Revelation. The Recycled Teenagers will travel to Our Best in Smithfield on Feb. 15. Call the church office to make your reservation. The next Wednesday night dinner is 6 p.m. Feb. 15. Reservations are required and should be made by noon Feb. 13. The meal will be catered and the cost is $8 per adult and $4 per child. The Week of Compassion offering will be collected Feb. 19 and 26. 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, 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. 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
Knit-Wits meet 10 a.m. Saturday. The Younger Children's Choir will practice 9:45 a.m. Sunday. The Older Children's Choir will practice following worship. Good Grief will gather for lunch following worship at Wendy's Restaurant. Session meets 7 p.m. Monday. Presbyterian Women meet 10 a.m. Tuesday. Cub Scouts meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Boy Scouts at 7 p.m. The adult choir will rehearse 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday. Lunch will be served at God's Kitchen on Thursday. Volunteers should arrive at Victory Baptist by 10:30 a.m. Have desserts to the church by 10 a.m. A potluck soup dinner, hosted by A Place to Sleep, will be 6 p.m. Thursday, followed by a presentation from the Shelby County Health Department regarding bed bugs in the community and other topics of interest. This event is open to the community and everyone is encouraged to attend. Bring a salad or dessert if you can, but don't let that stop you from attending. The "Changing the World Two by Two" campaign runs all 2012. Our goal is to raise $5,000 for Heifer Project International. The church will continue to collect gloves, mittens, hats, scarves and socks to be distributed to local schools throughout the winter months. Place knitted or crocheted blocks for Warm Up America in the identified hat box in the Assembly Room.

Graefenburg Baptist
The church is located on U.S. 60 just west of the Franklin County line.

Greater Shiloh Temple C.O.G.O.A.
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Institution will be 6:30 p.m., Sunday worship service 11:15 a.m., and consecration shut-in every first Friday at 9 p.m. Pastor Justin Barnes, Sixth and Bradshaw.

Greater Tabernacle Baptist
Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., and worship service is 11:30. Rev. Leslie J. Harris is the pastor.

Highland Baptist
The Lord's Supper will be observed Sunday. Senior meals will be delivered Monday. The Good Timers will be going to the Shelbyville Country Club for lunch Tuesday. Contact Martha Tipton for reservations. A Wednesday night supper at 6 p.m. Wednesday, with business meeting to follow at 7 p.m. AARP Foundation volunteers will provide free income tax assistance 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. For appointments or information call 633-3665 OR 487-1612.

Holy Cross Lutheran
The church is located at 181 Old Seven Mile Pike in Shelbyville.

Lighthouse Baptist
The church is located at 696 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville (across from the Masonic Home).

Living Waters Church
There will be in informational meeting in the conference room on Wednesday following the evening service for those interested in a summer missions trip to Honduras. A night of worship “Standard Worship” will be 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Father’s Love Building, 624 Henry Clay Street. The H2O Youth Group will have an outing to Louisville and an overnight of fun stuff at the church on Feb. 19. The Sunday evening Oasis Group is collecting large soup pots with lids (which will not be returned) for an outreach/evangelism event. Place in Pastor Josh’s office by Feb. 22. For further information regarding any of the above, please call the church office at 502-633-0734, and concerning additional upcoming events, please go online at www.living-waters.org.

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 is 7 p.m. Wednesday choir rehearsal is 8 p.m. Jacob's Well Bible Study at 10 a.m. Thursday. Youth luncheon (soup and sandwiches) will follow the worship service on Sunday – proceeds to youth ministry. Youth Council Planning Group at 6 pm Sunday (Council members, teachers, parents and any youth grades 6-12). Adult Winter Bible Study on Sundays at 6:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 19. If you have been thinking about getting evolved is a church or if you have been looking for a change in you life, well come out and visit the members at the church located at 4429 Aiken Road in Simpsonville. We are in the heart of Todd's Point.

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

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 Mount Zion
The church is located at 704 Washington St. For more information contact the church office 502-633-7991.

Olive Branch United Methodist
The church is located at 6383 Zaring Mill Road, and Rev. Garry Polston is the pastor. Services include Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship service, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; men’s Bible study, 7 p.m. Tuesday; prayer meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday; youth meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Call (502) 834-7000 for more information.

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

Pigeon Fork Baptist
A Western Round-Up is 11 a.m. Feb. 12. Wear your Western clothing and listen to the morning service, hear great music, and eat Western "cowboy-style" food. Ministries offered are women's Bible study on Thursday nights. Women's Missionary Union meets the third Tuesday of every month. Call the church and leave a message for further information (829-5858). Sunday school starts at 10 a.m., the morning worship at 11 and evening service begins at 7. Wednesday services begin at 7 p.m. The First Place for Health program will be on Wednesday nights.

Rodeo Cowboy
For more information, call 502-645-0357.

Seventh-day Adventist
The church is at 4401 Frankfort Road.

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

Simpsonville Baptist
Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for worship times and more information.

Simpsonville United Methodist
Worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sundays, with Sunday school at 9:45. Fellowship dinner is Sunday. Wednesday evening Bible study is 6-7:30 p.m. The Dulcimers practice the first Monday of every month at 1 p.m. There is an AA group that meets here every Tuesday morning at 11:30. Hartz to Hearts Quilters meet every Friday at 10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. For more information, call 722-8962. The church is located at 105 1st St. in Simpsonville.

St. James Episcopal
Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 10 a.m. and each Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Child-care services are available on Sundays. The Altar Guild will meet after the service on Sunday. Anyone wishing to be on the Altar Guild is welcome. Warm clothing for those in need, all sizes, can be deposited in Memorial Hall. Aluminum cans are still being collected for recycling. The proceeds are used toward expenses for the Victory Baptist Church lunch program.