Church news: February 24, 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
The church is going tubing/skiing at Perfect North on Saturday. Baptist Men’s Day is Sunday. Breakfast will begin at 9 a.m., and worship will be at 10:30 a.m.

Centenary United Methodist
Junior High Youth will leave for a ski trip to Perfect Slopes 7:30 a.m. Saturday, returning at 9:30 p.m. A "Have a Heart Offering" for the Senior Wesley House is Sunday. The CYF Junior and Senior High will enjoy a leap year party Wednesday. The Ladies Lunch Bunch will meet at 11 a.m. March 6 at the church for lunch at Science Hill Inn at 11:30pm. Call the church office to make reservations.

Christiansburg Baptist
Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Worship hour is at 11 a.m. Choir rehearsal is at 5 p.m. Evening services/youth meeting is at 6. Wednesday prayer meeting/youth meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Christiansburg Baptist Church is located at 1037 Frys Oldburg Road, Bagdad. Rev. Herb Slaughter is pastor, and James Edrington is youth minister.

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. Sunday. 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. through 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.

Cropper Baptist
High school students will go bowling Friday at Ten Pin Bowling in Louisville. Meet at the church at 6 p.m. Cost is $10. Children will lead the morning worship Sunday; a fellowship meal in the CLC building is planned following the service. The adult choir is working on music for the Easter cantata; persons interested in joining should show up 5 p.m. Sunday. A youth choir has been formed and practices on Wednesday evenings; contact Student Pastor Spurgeon for more information. 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.

Dover Baptist
Wednesday night service for youth and adults begins at 7. Sunday morning prayer time at 9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Come and fellowship with us. We also have a men’s bible study on Saturday beginning at 7 a.m.

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 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and dinner is served at 4 to 7 p.m. Place your order by Wednesday by calling 633-0734 or 502-682-1018 or E-mail marti.brown@living-waters.org. Father’s Love, an urban ministry of Living Waters Church is located at 624 Henry Clay Street.

Finchville Baptist
Women of Joy conference will be March 30 through April 1 at Freedom Hall. Tickets are $99 per person or $89 per person if 10 tickets are purchased for the 3-day event. There is also a $12 parking pass for the weekend. If anyone is interested in going, she or he can E-mail mjtigner@insightbb.com or call 297-5049 by Sunday. Doing some spring cleaning and not sure what to do with your new or gently used clothing, furniture, household items, etc? The Guatemala Missions Team is now accepting items to put in a yard sale that will help send the team on their trip in July. The yard sale will take place on April 14. Keep watching for more details. The Touched Twice Clinic is 10 a.m-4 p.m. March 17. This is a ministry that meets the physical, spiritual and medical needs of those in our backyard. If you are interested in volunteering to be a part of this outreach event, visit www.shelbytouchedtwice.com.

First Baptist Shelbyville
Upward Basketball continues for a couple more Saturdays, starting at 9 a.m. CONNECT Student Retreat starts today, with Forrest Coleman, a former Shelbyville resident, as music leader and Jeff Finley, Acts 1:8 team director, directing the Friday evening and Saturday afternoon worship services. The CONNECT participants will be collecting canned food items for the Touched Twice ministry at FBC on March 17. Rev. Steve Rice continues on his Nehemiah series at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Bible study is available at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Men's Bible study is 5 p.m. Sunday in the GO Room, and Kris White's "Beyond Compare" is in the Women's Ministry Room, Room 300. KBC Evangelism Conference is at Porter Memorial, Lexington, Monday and Tuesday. NEXT LEVEL continues 5 p.m.  Wednesdays, with a catered meal and music and missions for the children. Student activities and adult classes are available. Young at Heart goes to Goose Creek Cafe by bus, departing at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call Daisy Baxter at 633-4836 or 655-1487. Crescent Place Bible study follows at 1 p.m., with Crescent Place devotional at 2 p.m. Signup for Project 1189 during both services, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday, reading the Bible through starting March 11. The scheduling is available in the sanctuary.

First Christian
The Week of Compassion offering will be collected Sunday. FCC will serve lunch at God's Kitchen on Thursday. The CWF will meet at 10 a.m. March 6 at the church. Thelma McGuire will continue her study of the book of Revelation. All ladies are invited to attend. The Nurture Committee will meet at 7 p.m. March 6. The Administration Committee will meet at 7 p.m. March 8. All youth in grades 6-12 are invited to youth group 5-7 p.m. on Sunday evenings. The “week of compassion” offering will be collected through Sunday. The next Wednesday night dinner is 6 p.m. March 14. Reservations are required and should be made by noon March 12. The meal will be catered, and the cost is $8 per adult and $4 per child. 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
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. Arriba Ninos Tutoring Program begins 6 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church. Girl Scouts meet 6 p.m. Monday. Cub Scouts meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Boy Scouts at 7 p.m. The adult choir will rehearse at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday. 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. Anyone interested in going on the Holiday World trip should drop off his or her survey form at the office.

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
There will be no 8:15 a.m. service Sunday. Following the morning worship service at 11:30 a.m. will be a potluck meal and at 1 p.m. a Faith Forward presentation. There will be no evening worship service. 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
Retired Marine Corps Colonel John Somerville will unfold the biblical and current “hot button” issues concerning Israel 10:30 a.m. March 4. He is the Central States Coordinator for Christians United For Israel (CUFI). CUFI is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States with over 900,000 members, and one of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world. During his 30 years in the Corps, he was an infantry officer and later an intelligence officer specializing in the Middle East. His interest in the land of the Bible and archaeology enables him to speak with authority about the military/political events in the region. In 2005 he was honored with the prestigious “Friend of Israel” award. For further information, call the church office at 502-633-0734. There are collection bins in the east hallway for donations of non-perishable foods, toiletries, Bibles, and over the counter medicines for the Shelby Touch Twice ministry on March 17.

Mount Moriah Baptist
Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Mount Eden is sponsoring a 5K walk/run 8-10 a.m. on March 24. There is a $25 registration fee, and all participants will receive a T-shirt. To obtain an application, E-mail kallieconway@yahoo.com, or call 502-738-9620 or come to church services. All proceeds will benefit our mission to Haiti and Big Creek trips and Annie Armstrong Mission offering.

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

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

New Covenant
The missionary program will be 6 p.m. Feb. 19 with guest speaker Jeff Yocum, minister from Springfield. 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
In honor of Black History Month New Mount Zion Baptist Church will host a heritage dinner Sunday. Dinner will be served following 11:30 a.m. service at the CDC building. (Mulberry Building). This donation dinner is open to the community and the congregation, call the church office 502-633-7991 regarding attendance. The church is located at 704 Washington St. For more information contact the church office 502-633-7991.

Olive Branch United Methodist
A revival will be Sunday through March 1. Evangelist Joe Milby will be there 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Ken Jesse will be there 7 p.m. Monday through March 1. The Garry Polston Family will provide the music Monday through Thursday. 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
Ministries offered are women's Bible study on Thursday nights. Women's Missionary Union meets the third Tuesday of every month. 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. Sunday is Baptist Men's Day. There will be a breakfast at 9 a.m. for all Baptist men, youth and RA's boys. Steven Hammond will bring the message during the worship service at 11 a.m.  The monthly deacon's meeting will be 2:15 p.m. Sunday.

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
The Dulcimers practice the first Monday of every month at 1 p.m. There is an AA group that meets at 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Hartz to Hearts Quilters meet every Friday in Fellowship Hall at 10 a.m. 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. Sunday school for ages 12 and under is 9:45 a.m. on Sundays. Child-care services are available on Sundays. Lenten services will be 12:15 p.m. and 6 p.m. each Wednesday. A soup and sandwich meal will be held after each service for anyone wishing to attend.