Church news: February 10, 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
Bagdad Baptist will have “Love Our Youth” Valentine’s lunch Sunday after church. There will be a Rook tournament and children’s movie night at 6 p.m. on Feb. 18. The church is going tubing/skiing at Perfect North on Feb. 25. Baptist Men’s Day is Feb. 26. Breakfast will begin at 9 a.m., and worship will be at 10:30 a.m.

Bethel AME
The Louisville-Paducah District conference will be Feb. 17-18 at Bethel AME, 414 Henry Clay Street in Shelbyville. The Friday evening service will begin at 7 p.m. with guest preacher Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie. This is a Holy Communion service, and all ordained elders are to wear their clergy collars and white robes. The offering is $25. The Women in Ministry prayer breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday with guest preacher Rev. Maxine Thomas, associate pastor of St. Paul AMEC in Lexington and the president of WIM for the 13th Episcopal District. A full breakfast with a variety of menu items will be served for a $10 donation. Episcopal supervisor Stan McKenzie will give a lecture using the theme “Are You I(n)Tuned,” and Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie will lecture on the topic “Being Innovative in Ministry.” Wendy O. Hodges-Henry, recording artist and the Christian Debutante-Master Commissioner for 13th Episcopal District, will be the guest soloist.

Centenary United Methodist
A junior high Valentine dance will be 7-10 p.m. Saturday at the FAC. The message for Sunday worship services will be titled "We Are All Lepers." The children's choirs, Sunbeam and Glow, will perform at both 8:48 and 11 a.m. services. Because of the special music, the children's moment and worship times will be canceled. The Frankfort District United Methodist Men will meet Monday at Frankfort First UMC. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and the cost is $7. Reservations are needed for this event. The Harriet Poynter/Lucille Smith Circle meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Attendees are asked to donate food for the church food pantry and items to prepare emergency flood packets. The children's department will host a Valentine party at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Children may wear their favorite valentine colors and bring valentines to share with their friends. The junior and senior high small groups will continue to meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. More information will be forthcoming for the all-families roller-skating party, a special Ash Wednesday Experience II service and the junior high ski trip. Kids Korner meets 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 18.

Christiansburg Baptist
Sunday school beat 9:45 a.m. this week. The 11 a.m. worship services will be held at Centennial Baptist Church, with Rev. Herb Slaughter bringing the message, and the Christiansburg Baptist Church Choir will bring special music. Choir rehearsal is 5 p.m. and evening services at 6 p.m.  Wednesday prayer meeting/youth meeting is at 6:30 p.m.

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

Clay Street Baptist
In honor of Black History Month the annual MCMFLC benefit concert will be 4 p.m. Feb. 26. Guests will be Tamecka Outten, Main Street Baptist of New Castle, Eminence Baptist, Centennial Baptist, New Covenant and the Shelby Congregational. The next financial peace university preview will be at 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.

Cropper Baptist
A Valentine banquet is planned for couples and singles on Saturday; $10 per person for a 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. 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.

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

Finchville Baptist
The youth group will sponsor a Valentine’s banquet 6 p.m. Sunday. 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 a family in need in the church.

First Baptist Shelbyville
Rev. Steven Rice continues his Nehemiah series thru April 1 during the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Bible study is at 9:45 a.m. Kris White and the men's Bible study meets at 5 p.m. on Sundays. The study "Beyond Compare" meets in Room 300 and offers Biblical solutions and encouragement for women in today's culture. The Men's Bible study meets in the GO room. The Deacon's meeting is at 5 p.m., with the business meeting following immediately afterward in Elsey Chapel, second floor of the Education Building. NEXT LEVEL continues on Wednesday nights at 5 p.m. with a meal and then study courses and missions and music for the entire family. Nursery Care available. Young at Heart meets at FBC small dining room on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. $8 per person for a catered meal of soup and sandwich, dessert and drink. Please call Daisy Baxter for more information. Special music will be offered.

First Christian
All youth in grades 6-12 are invited to youth group 5-7 p.m. on Sunday evenings. The Recycled Teenagers will travel to Our Best in Smithfield on Wednesday. Call the church office to make a reservation. The next Wednesday night dinner is 6 p.m. Wednesday. Reservations are required and should be made by noon Monday. 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
There will be a congregational Valentine breakfast at 9-10:30 a.m. Sunday. The younger children's choir will practice at 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. Scouts meet at 6 p.m. Monday; Cub Scouts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Boy Scouts at 7 p.m. The adult choir will rehearse at 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. The "Changing the World Two by Two" campaign runs all of 2012. The 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 hatbox in the Assembly Room.

Grace Fellowship of Waddy
Grace Fellowship of Waddy with Pastor Carter Barnett meets 10:30 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday at 2865 Waddy Road. Call 829-5777 for information.

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 at 6:30 p.m., Sunday worship service at 11:15 a.m., and consecration shut-in every first Friday at 9 p.m. Pastor Justin Barnes leads the church at 6th and Bradshaw streets.

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 Covenant Class will have a "Pal-entine” party and lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday. The children's ministry is having a family movie night, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treaderat 6:30 p.m. next Friday. AARP Foundation volunteers will provide free income tax assistance at 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
A night of worship “standard worship” will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Father’s Love Building, 624 Henry Clay St. 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. Retired Marine Corps Col. John Somerville will be the guest speaker at 10:30 a.m. on March 4. He is the central states coordinator for Christians United for Israel, a coalition of evangelicals from a broad spectrum of Christian denominations committed to the biblical mandate to bless and stand with Israel and the Jewish people. For further information regarding any of the above, please call the church office at 502-633-0734, and concerning additional upcoming events, visit 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 are at 7 p.m. Wednesday choir rehearsal is at 8 p.m. Jacob's Well Bible Study is at 10 a.m. Thursday. Adult winter Bible study is on Sundays at 6:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 19. The church is located at 4429 Aiken Road in the heart of Todds 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. Sunday. Wear Western clothing and listen to the morning service, hear 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.

Salem Baptist
Steven Hammond will conduct a biweekly Bible study at the church 6:30 tonight. The Night Baptist Women will meet at 7 p.m. at the home of Louise Morris. There will be a spaghetti dinner fundraiser following the morning worship service on Sunday. Salem WMU will host the monthly birthday party at Colonial Hall at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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. Mardi Gras Game Day is Feb. 19 following the 10:45 worship. You are invited to a meal with games to follow. 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. Sunday school for ages 12 and under is 9:45 a.m. on Sundays. Child-care services are available on Sundays. St. James' volunteers will prepare and serve the lunch at Victory Baptist Church on Tuesday and will meet in St. James Parish Hall at 10 a.m. Warm clothing, all sizes, for those in need should be deposited in the bin provided in the choir vestment area of Parish Hall.