Church news: July 15, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

Bagdad Baptist
You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.

Bethel A.M.E.
The church and St. John UMC will host Vacation Bible School 6-8 p.m. nightly Monday through Friday at 414 Henry Clay Street. The closing ceremony is 7 p.m. on Friday. Free transportation and meal will be provided daily. For more information call 633-3330. The church is located at 414 Henry Clay Street.

Centenary Methodist
Kids Korner will be 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. The Vacation Bible School celebration will take place during the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. All children that attended VBS are encouraged to participate in the presentation. There will be no children's worship time Sunday morning. Ladies Lunch Bunch will leave at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday to travel to Louisville to enjoy a time of fellowship and lunch at Granny’s Apron. The Membership Care Team will meet on 7 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Christiansburg Baptist
Special music will be given by Caitlin Armstrong during the 11 a.m. worship. There will be a Mentoring Celebration on Sunday during the 11 a.m. service. Choir rehearsal will be 5 p.m. Sunday.

Clay Street Baptist
The congregation will celebrate its 151st anniversary during worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Spiritual Women Anniversary is 11 a.m. during worship service July 31 with guest speaker Sandra Marshall of the Bates Memorial Baptist church. The youth department will host a “Back to School seminar” on July 30 for youth in kindergarten through seniors in high school. The seminar will have several age-appropriate sessions that will enable to the youth to return to school with a Christ-centered focus. The event is free to all and will begin at 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Lunch will be served. Call 633-5922 or visit www.claystreetbaptist.org for details. Spiritual Women Ministry is 7 p.m. Aug. 26. The Guest speaker will be Minister Demetrius Simmons and the YP Group.

Cropper Baptist
A youth event is planned for Friday, contact Shannon Osten for more information. Cottage prayer meetings will be held in various members’ homes 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. If you have not been contacted, let Rev. Jim or the deacons know so that you can be assigned a meeting to attend. A summer revival is scheduled for July 27-31 and will feature evangelist Jerry Tracy, music evangelist Dave Stahl, and pianist Carole Sue Truman. Services will begin each evening at 7 p.m. and will conclude at 11 a.m. on July 31. Individual Sunday school classes will provide dinner each evening. A fellowship meal will also be on Sunday. Members are asked to bring a dish on that day. Cub and Girl Scouts meet every Monday at 6 p.m. Cropper Baptist Church is a registered Red Cross emergency relief shelter and is open to the community in times of need.

Elk Creek Missionary Baptist
The Senior Choir Anniversary is 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The guest is Rev. Donald T. Townsend and Polk Memorial Baptist Church of Mortonsville. Everyone is welcome to God’s house.

Elmburg Baptist
The church will have its summer revival July 25-27. Sunday service will be at 11 a.m., with evening services at 7 p.m. The church is located at 11307 Elmburg Road. Call 502-689-8075 for more information.

Father's Love
A fundraiser lunch and dinneris Thursday. The cost of the meal is $6 for lunch, served 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and $7 for dinner, 4-7 p.m., eat in, carry out, or possibly have it delivered. 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.

First Baptist Shelbyville
Rev. Steve Rice continues his “hot topics” series this week concerning abortion and Christian beliefs. Contemporary service is at 8:30 a.m. and traditional worship at 11 a.m. Sunday. Bible study is at 9:45 a.m. Senior Adult YAH meets 11 a.m. Thursday at Cracker Barrel. Review devotional follows at 2 p.m.YAH has tickets for Derby Dinner's The Sound of Music,July 27 matinee at $30 per person plus $3 for the bus. Call Daisy Baxter at 633-4836 for more information.

First Christian
Former pastor Rev. Jim Collins will be preaching at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, speaking on the value and importance of marriage. He also will be signing copies of his book, Always A Wedding. The next church outing is July 20 to Kingfish on the river in Indiana. The bus will leave at 10:30 a.m. A sign- up sheet is on the bulletin board in the lobby. Vacation Bible School is 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 31-Aug. 3. The theme is Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus Was A Kid. All children in preschool through fifth grade are invited to attend. Kroger gift cards may be purchased from the church. Each time a card is purchased or reloaded, the church earns 4 percent for Christian Education programming. 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 for anyone seeking a quiet place to pray. Dave Charlton leads both worship services. The early service begins at 9 a.m. in the chapel and the 11 a.m. service is in the sanctuary. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., with classes available for all ages. The nursery is available during Sunday school and the 11 a.m. worship service. The church is located at 1000 Eminence Pike.

First Presbyterian
Children and youth, K through 12th grade, are invited to participate in the Presbyterian Summer Adventures Program during July (the church’s alternative to Vacation Bible School). All activities will take place on Sunday mornings starting at 9:45 a.m. and will include fishing, paddle boating, exploring etc. Registration is required, and a sign-up sheet is in the Assembly Room. For additional information, contact the church office at 633-2693. Good Grief will meet for lunch immediately following worship at Wendy's restaurant. 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. Sign up for the annual Lawson Memorial Golf Scramble, which is 2 p.m. Aug. 14 at Clear Creek Golf Course. Its open to the community, and it’s all for fun and the memory of Briggs and Bobby Lawson. The sign up sheet is posted at church or call the church office at 633-2693.

Graefenburg Baptist
The church is located at the Intersection of US 60 and Highway 151. Everyone is invited.

Graefenburg Christian
The church is located at the intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 151.

Greater Tabernacle Baptist
GTBC will have guest speaker Minister Jerrell Vance of Mays Chappell of Sipsey, Ala. on Sunday. GTBC meets at 1100 Main Street in Shelbyville. Sunday School is at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Rev. Leslie J. Harris is the pastor.

Highland Baptist
To mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Version, and church historian and theologian Chad Brand will share the story and impact at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Following the service homemade ice cream will be available. The adult choir resumes their Wednesday night rehearsals. Women on Mission groups are collecting school supplies for Southside Elementary. See the donation list at the Women on Mission table

Holy Cross Lutheran
Vacation Bible School is 6-8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A light meal will be served at 5:15 p.m. for a freewill donation. All children ages 3 through middle school are welcome, and transportation can be provided if needed. This year's theme is "Big Jungle Adventure – A Faith Journey with Jesus." Bible School will include Bible stories, crafts, games, music, snack and skits. For more information or to register, call the church office at 647-3696. The church is located at the corner of Old Seven Mile Pike and Highway 53 South.

Lighthouse Baptist
For information call 502-220-2422 or visit lighthousechurch@insightbb.com.

New Beginning Pentecostal
Assistant Pastor Sheila Blair of The Way of Holiness Church Apostolic Faith Inc. of Nicholasville, will be at the church at noon on Sunday. William D. Beasley is the pastor of the church located at 181 Alpine Drive.

New Covenant
The third Sunday service is 6 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be Assistant Minister Brenda Higgins of Bethesda Church of God in Shelbyville. The public is invited. Vacation Bible School is 6-7:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The theme is "Paradise Bound." This is an adult and youth Vacation Bible School Program. The community is welcome. All motorcycle associations, clubs and riders are invited to attend the outside church service 9 a.m. July 24 under the church pavilion. Ride a bike, bring a lounge chair, pack a lunch, bring a corn-hole set for fun after the service. The church is located at 630 Mack Walters Road.

New Mount Zion
The 131st church anniversary and “excelebration” is July 31. The guest is Rev. Kilen Gray’s home church, Pilgrim Rest (Rev. A. McKinley Royal) of Memphis. Worship service for the church anniversary will be held at Shelby Christian Church beginning at 12:30 pm followed by dinner. Living Out Loud Youth Conference is Aug. 5-6, with the 2011 Crunkfest at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville. Workshop speakers for Saturday include Timothy Finley Jr., Joy Harris, Terra Epps, and Dwight “DJ” Lacy. Confirmed artists include Vashawn Mitchell, Level 3:16, Chad Higgins & Spirit & in Truth, Samajesty Starr and Plus P-Dub & D. Stone. For more information go to crunkfestonline.com or newmtziononline.com

Olive Branch United Methodist
The church and pastor Gary Polston will host worship services each Sunday at the following times: 10 a.m.; 11 a.m.; and 6 p.m. Men’s Bible study is 7 p.m. Tuesday. Wednesday prayer service is 7 p.m. Wednesday youth night is 7 p.m.

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

Pigeon Fork Baptist
Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and morning worship is at 11 a.m. Other ministries offered are Women's Bible Study on Thursday nights. Woman's Missionary Union meets the third Tuesday of every month. Call the church and leave a message for further information, 829-5858.

Pleasant Hill Christian
The church revival will be 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. Doug Martin, minister at Spencer Christian Church, will be the speaker. A meal will be served after the Sunday morning worship service. For more information call 738-5454.

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

Simpsonville Baptist
Vacation Bible School is 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday for 4 years through fifth grade. The theme is the Big Apple Adventure. Register online at simpsonvillebaptist.com. Beth Moore Simulcast is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 10. The cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Contact Angie in the church office for tickets 722-5246 ext. 18

Simpsonville Christian Church
The church will not have its monthly potluck on Sunday following the worship celebration. A service in song worship celebration is during the fifth Sunday celebration, 4:30 p.m. July 31, in the sanctuary. An ice cream supper will follow the worship.

Simpsonville United Methodist
Wednesday night Bible study and choir practice is on hold for the month of July. Mountain Mission Truck will pick up on Aug. 8.Hartz to Hearts Quilters meets 10 a.m. every Friday in fellowship hall.

Waddy Christian
The church will be "Kickin It Old School" during VBS on Sunday through Thursday. There will be dinner at 5:30 each night and VBS from 6-8:30 p.m. There will be a carnival with food and games from 6:30-8:30 on Friday. VBS commencement will be 11 a.m. Sunday. For more information call 220-2817. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. and worship is at 11 a.m.