Church news: Feb. 8, 2013

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

A chili supper will be from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday in the ACC building. 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
The church is back on the regular schedule for Wednesday night services: Acteens at 6, Young Musicians at 6:20, prayer meeting at 6:30 and choir practice at 7 p.m. The choir has begun rehearsing for the Easter cantata and extends a welcome to anyone who would like to join. Lee Bean will bring the message at 11 a.m.  Sunday. There will also be a business meeting immediately following the worship service. The church will supply dinner for the Open Door of Hope Men's Shelter at 7 p.m. Feb. 23. The church also continues to collect toiletry items for the Shelter. For more information, call 502-321-7187 or on Facebook at Friends of Burks Branch Baptist Church.

Centenary United Methodist
The first message of Lent on Sunday will be from the sermon series, “Defining Moments,” entitled “At The Top of The Hill.”A greeter’s training session will be for volunteers interested in all types of congregational ministry following both worship services on Sunday. The Harriet Poynter/Lucille Smith Circle will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday. An Ash Wednesday experience will be at 6:30 p.m. following the fellowship dinner, in the sanctuary. Children’s ministry will sponsor a children’s Valentine party following the fellowship dinner on Wednesday. Tyson’s Choice will be the guest, answering questions and bringing some of its animals. Local mission meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Youth Senior High Ski Trip is Feb. 15-16, leaving the church at 10 a.m. and returning at noon on Saturday. Kids Korner will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the fellowship hall.

Centennial Baptist
The church is located at 808 Heinsville Road in Christiansburg.

Christiansburg Baptist
Centennial Baptist Church and Christiansburg Baptist will observe Race Relations on Sunday. Both congregations will worship together at Christiansburg Baptist Church for the 11 a.m. worship period. Both choirs will give special music and Rev. Deon Burley, pastor at Centennial will bring the morning message. WMU meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. A special event for the youth will be Feb. 16. The evening will begin with a meal at 6 p.m., fun and games will begin at 7. All adults are asked to bring at least one young person to fellowship. 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.

Dover Baptist
Sunday school meets at 9:50 am. Worship service is at 11 a.m., with Ray Cummins bringing God's word. Women on Missions meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. A New Vision, a gospel quartet, will be in concert at 6 p.m. Feb. 24. Everyone is invited.

Elmburg Baptist
WMU and Brotherhood meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, with breakfast served at 9:30. The 100-year anniversary committee meets at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Team Kids meets at 6 p.m. Sundays. The church pantry needs donations of food and personal care items.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
Youth bowling night will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 23. The cost will be $13, plus fast food afterwards. The Redeemer tour “Big Daddy Weavewill be at 6:30 p.m. March 9 at Cornerstone Christian Academy. Meet at the church at 5 p.m. Make the $10 reservation by March 3 with Davey. A fish fry and silent auction will be March 23 as a fundraiser for the Guatemala Mission team. Silent auction donations from local area businesses, artists and offices are being accepted. The team will accept donations for cakes and pies to be auctioned. Ticket sales for the fish fry will be available Sunday after church. The missions and Guatemala teams would like to have your treasures as you begin your spring cleaning. A yard sale will be held in April, so as you begin going through your closets and garages, remember to bring your items to the church, where they will be stored until the sale. The collection will continue until April 19. All proceeds from the sale will be given to the Guatemala team to help defray the cost of its trip in July.For more information, contact the church at 502-834-7973.

First Baptist Shelbyville
Upward Basketball resumes Saturday at the scheduled times. Contact clynn@fbcshelbyville.comfor more information. FBC will hold two services Sunday, at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Bible fellowship classes are at 9:45 a.m. "FBC's Celebration of Life" will honor those age 90 and above from the church, Young at Heart interdenominational ministry and community from 3-5 p.m. So far, almost 30 have been identified. These participants include someone whose ancestor was a religious counselor to Queen Elizabeth 1st of England; another whose family ancestor signed the Declaration of Independence; another who was on the beach of Normandy several days after the famous landing; another whose grandfather was president of Georgetown College; several are published authors, and on and on. Come hear a few of their amazing stories and their spiritual legacy to the community. Jene Hedden is the moderator. For more information, contact gmcgillen@fbcshelbyville.com or Daisy Baxter 633-4836. Next Level has begun. For more information, contact amcdonald@fbcshelbyville.com. The Studio and Studio Jr. has started. For more information, contact clynn@fbcshelbyville.com. The Easter cantata rehearsals for It Is Finished have started on Wednesday nights. For more information, contact gwright@fbcshelbyville.com. Young at Heart goes to Cracker Barrel at 11 a.m. Thursday for Valentine’s Day. Devotional is at 2 p.m. at the Senior Adult Citizen's Center.

First Christian
All youth in grades 6-12 are invited to youth group on Sunday afternoons from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be a parents meeting at 5 p.m. Sunday. There will be an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. The Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. The next meeting is Feb. 20. The Recycled Teenagers (RTs) will travel to Mimi's Cafe on Hurstbourne Lane for lunch on Feb. 20. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the church at 633-3345. The van will leave the church at 11 a.m. The youth will sponsor a chili cook-off from 5 to 7 p.m. March 3. 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
This Sunday is Love Sunday. Donations of non-perishable food items for the food pantry, old towels for the Humane Society, food for the Backpack Program and bedding for A Place to Sleep will be collected. Make checks payable to the church and marked for Love Sunday. Good Grief will gather for lunch following Sunday's worship service. Check with Barbara Troyer, Louise Van Slyke or Norma Beasey for the location. Covenant Group will gather at 1 p.m. Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday;and Boy Scouts at 7 p.m. Arriba Ninos tutoring program meets every Monday from 6-7:30 p.m. (except Feb. 18) through March at First Christian Church. Anyone interested in tutoring should contact the church office at 633-2693. Girl Scouts meet Monday at 6 p.m. Session will meet at 7 p.m. Presbyterian Women meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday. A simple soup supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday followed by an Ash Wednesday Communion service at 6:15 p.m. Adult choir rehearsal is at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Lunch will be served at God's Kitchen on Thursday. Have desserts to the church by 10 a.m., and volunteers should arrive at Victory Baptist by 10:30 a.m. The Mitten Tree is filled with donations of hats, mittens, scarves, socks, etc. Anyone needing these items or knows of someone who needs them should help themselves.

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.

Hempridge Baptist
The Youth Servant Leadership program for grades 1-9 meets from 1 to 3 p.m. the fourth Sunday in each month  at the Century Farm (both indoor and outdoor facilities) on McFarland Lane in Waddy. There is no charge, but to confirm a reservation contact Rick Underwood at 502-592-9050 or at nextlevelinstitute@insightbb.com. This program is sponsored by the Hempridge Baptist Church and is open to all youth. Check out the church’s Facebook page at Hempridge Baptist Church, which is located near Waddy.

Highland Baptist
Wednesday night Valentine supper and fellowship will be at  6 p.m. Women on Mission groups are collecting food items for the Shelby County Backpack Project. A list of items needed are located at the WMU station. The M&M's will have a potluck lunch at 11 a.m. Feb. 21 for Bible study on Ephesians.

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.

Living Waters
There will be bins in the east hallway on Feb. 17 for donations of non-perishable foods for Operation Care. A fellowship dinner will be after the morning service on Feb. 17. There is a mission team going to Honduras in June with Sparrow Missions. If interested, contact Darrell or Carole Tracy.

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 Todd’s Point.

New Beginning Pentecostal
Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m., Sunday morning service 11:30, and on the first and third Sunday nights at 5:30. The church is located at 646 Frankfort Road. For more information, call 633-0277.

New Covenant
Join the church at 5 p.m. Saturday in the church worship service. Rev. Joseph Humphrey is the pastor. All are welcome. The New Life Choir will bring the song selections.The church is located at 630 Mack Walters Road, Rev. Joseph Humphrey Jr. is the pastor.

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
A Western Sweetheart Roundup will be Sunday. All are welcome. Feel free to wear western clothing and bring a western-style food dish to help out. Prayer meeting and Bible study are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Sunday school is at 10 a.m., morning worship service is at 11 and evening service is at 7. 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 Christian
Signing for the hearing impaired will be available during the 11 a.m. services.

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
Open play men's basketball will be on Sundays. Ages 13-30 play at 1-2:30 p.m. and ages over 30 at 2:30-4 p.m. Community family comedy night is 6 p.m. Feb. 27, with special guest ventriloquist Gene Cordova. This is a free event for all age groups. MissionFest Fish Fry is from 5 to 8 p.m. on March 1. Proceeds will support the 2013 missions. The father-daughter dance will begin at 6 p.m. on March 17. Tickets are $15 each and includes the speaker, entertainment, dinner and the daughter’s gift. For tickets, call 722-5246 ext 15.Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for more information.

Simpsonville United Methodist
Our church family is reaching out to our community through several projects this year. “Thanks to our SoldiersSunday” is this Sunday. Boxes will be filled with a taste of home to send Valentines to our Soldiers. Ash Wednesday Communion Service will be at 7 p.m.

St. James Episcopal
Non-perishable food and monetary contributions will be collected for the community food pantry. The collection of clothing, all sizes, continues for those in need. Warm clothing, shoes and bedding are especially needed. Eucharist is held at 10 a.m. each Sunday and 12:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Child care is available on Sundays.

Waddy Baptist
The youth will sponsor the annual Valentine's spaghetti luncheon Sunday following the morning worship service. The public is invited.Sunday school begins each Sunday morning at 9:45, with the weekly worship service at 11. The youth group meets at 6 p.m. every Sunday and Wednesday. Prayer meeting starts at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. The children’s mission groups meet at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. A monthly potluck supper follows at 7 p.m. The Women on Mission meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday each month. The church is located at 3130 Waddy Road. For more information, call 829-5164.

Waddy Christian
Sunday school is at 10-10:45 a.m., and worship is 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.