Church news: July 27, 2012

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By Sharon Warner

Allen Chapel


The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.



Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499 for more information. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.


Beechridge Baptist

The church will celebrate its 200th anniversary during the week of Oct. 7. Officials are in the planning stages but would like for the community to mark their calendars for that week and plan to attend. Watch for updates.


Bethel A.M.E.

The church will celebrate the appreciation of pastor Rev. MacAurthur Pendleton at 3 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Don Burley and members of Centennial Missionary Baptist will be the guest. 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.


Burks Branch Baptist

The choir sang at the Masonic Home on Wednesday night. The youth will meet at the Richeys' home Sunday evening. A Welcome Back Billy party and potluck will be held following the morning worship service on Aug. 19.Sunday school is at 9:50 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., prayer meeting is 6:30 p.m., and choir practice at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.


Centenary United Methodist

Sunday is fifth Sunday offering day for the Methodist Home of Versailles. Monday is designated Mission Monday for Centenary's Youth. Youth will participate in mission activities beginning at 10 a.m., returning at 2 p.m. A sack lunch is suggested to bring. The pastor will entertain “table talk” at the parsonage for a time of fellowship and theological conversations considering a series of questions about life together at Centenary. Scheduled times are Tuesday, Aug. 9, 12, 14, 21, 26 and 28 at 6:30-8 pm. Call the church office or e-mail the church to register.


Centennial Baptist

The church is located at 808 Heinsville Road in Christiansburg.


Christiansburg Baptist

Christiansburg will participate in the joint worship service at 6 p.m. Sunday at Elmburg Baptist Church. Sunday services begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. and evening services at 6. Wednesday evening prayer meeting/youth meeting will be at 6:30. The church is located at 1037 Frys Oldburg Road near Bagdad. Visit www.christiansburgbaptistchurch.org


Church of God of America

Located at 600 Bradshaw. Justin Barnes is pastor.


Clay Street Baptist

The church is located at 1940 Midland Trail.


Clayvillage Baptist

The Joymakers will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. A time of fellowship and refreshments following the program. School supplies collection ends on Wednesday. Family night potluck supper will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Cropper Baptist

The Richardson-Bardis wedding shower will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the CLC Building. Fifth Sunday evening service will be 6 p.m. Sunday at Elmburg Baptist; youth from area churches will meet in the CLC Building at that time. Church revival begins Tuesday and continues through the morning service of Aug. 5. Pastor Lee Bean, director of Open Door of Hope men’s shelter, is the guest evangelist, and Randy Spurgeon will lead music worship. A fellowship meal will be provided following Sunday morning worship, and there will be no evening services. The church pantry needs donations of food items to assist families in need. The 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 begins at 7 for youth and adults. Saturday morning Bible study for men begins at 7; choir practice is at 8. Sunday school is at 9:50, with worship at 11. The church continues to seek a van for its youth group. The church will put together information on its 200th anniversary, and members are excited about this upcoming event, which will be Aug. 5. Call 633-0502 for more information. The church is located at 7327 Dover Road.


Elmburg Baptist

Fifth Sunday Service will be 6 p.m. Sunday. School supplies are being collected during the month of July.The church is located at 11307 Elmburg Road.


Father's Love

An urban ministry of Living Waters Church, located at 624 Henry Clay Street.


Finchville Baptist

The women’s Bible study, going through the book of James, is taking place at 6-8 p.m. every Monday. Meet in the fellowship hall and then proceed to the Adult 1 classroom for Bible study. If you are interested in more information, please E-mail krysleach1@mac.com. The church is celebrating 213 years of ministry on Sunday, starting at 5 p.m., with a trip to the “old” church grounds. While there, members will hear about the history of Buck Creek Church, the church’s former name. Afterwards, everyone will return to the current church for a family picnic, complete with games for adults and children. There will be an inflatable that involves water, so come prepared. Bring your favorite dessert and a “side” or two to share. Contact the church at 502-834-7973 for more information.


First Baptist Shelbyville

Rev. Steve Rice resumes with his sermon series on “Thirst” at both services, 8:30 and 11 a.m., with the 9:45 a.m. Bible study. Senior adult committee meets at 4 p.m. in the small dining room. End Times study concludes on Wednesday at 6 p.m. led by Rev. Rice. Young at Heart departs by bus at 10:15 a.m. Thursday for Kettle Creek in Mount Washington. A 1 p.m. memorial service will be conducted at Crescent Place, led by Rev, Geoffrey McGillen for those who have passed away at that facility during the past month. Then, at 2 p.m., YAH and others lead a singing of Broadway and other fun selections. Student Minister Andy McDonald and Minister to Children Chad Lynn and the Children and Recreation Committee are gearing up for autumn. On Aug. 8 there will be a “MUDBOWL.” For more information, contact amcdonald@fbcshelbyville.com For more information regarding the children's ministry, contact clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com.


First Christian

Donations for "Van for Glenn" may be made at the church. Make checks payable to FCC and note Van for Glenn on the memo line. 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. 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 at 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. 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 "Picnic in the Parking Lot" will be tonight in conjunction with the city's street party concert series. Volunteers should start arriving to set up at 4:30 p.m. The church will go ice skating at Iceland Sports Complex, 1701 UPS Drive, Louisville, on Saturday. This is a congregation-wide outing, and friends are invited and encouraged. Children must be accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for them during the entire trip. (If you are bringing friends, be sure they bring a permission slip if his or her parent is not attending.) Meet in the church parking lot at 10:30 a.m. to carpool. The group will be attending the 11 a.m.-2 p.m. session. The Country Mouse is open every Sunday morning. Place your extra garden produce, jams, jellies, flowers, etc., on the counter between the Fellowship Hall and kitchen, then take something you don't have. Donations are accepted but not required. This is an opportunity for those who have raised an abundance of produce to share with those who can't have a garden. The Bellewood fifth Sunday offering will be collected during worship. Good Grief will gather for lunch at 12:15 p.m. Sunday at Wendy's Restaurant. Boy Scouts meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The "Changing the World Two by Two" campaign runs all of 2012. The goal is to raise $5,000 for Heifer Project International.


Grace Assembly of God

Located across from Claudia Sanders Restaurant.


Grace Fellowship of Waddy

The church is located at 2865 Waddy Road. Call 829-5777 for information.


Graefenburg Baptist

School supplies will be given to K-6 students 4-6 p.m. on Aug. 5. The back-to-school giveaway will be followed by a free pizza party at 5:30 p.m. and the monthly performance of “Hosanna House” at 6 p.m.  “Hosanna House” is a children’s ministry that uses skits and songs to illustrate Biblical virtues. The show is broadcast on Shelbyville and Eminence Insight cable channel 25 at 9 a.m. on Sunday and at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. The church is located on U.S. 60, just west of the Shelby/Franklin County line. For more information, phone 829-5324.  


Graefenburg Christian

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


Greater Shiloh Temple C.O.G.O.A.

Pastor Justin Barnes leads the church at 6th and Bradshaw streets.


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.


Highland Baptist

Open gym in the ROC for all ages is Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. The Bridge Sunday school class will meet for dinner at Casa Fiesta at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and following the meal will enjoy the Downtown Street Concert. The worship service will be led by the bridge Sunday school class at 6 p.m. Sunday, followed by an ice cream fellowship. The M&M's fellowship group will go to the Golden Corral Restaurant for lunch Aug. 7. Contact Martha Tipton for reservations.


Holy Cross Lutheran

The church is located at 181 Old Seven Mile Pike (the corner of KY 53 South and Old Seven Mile Pike).


Indian Fork Baptist

Vacation Bible school will be at 6-8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. This year’s program is “Sonrise National Park.” A community cookout/VBS kickoff will be at 5 p.m. Saturday. The church is located in Bagdad.


Lighthouse Baptist

A free concert will be 6 p.m. Sunday. Scheduled to perform are Cowboys for Christ, Vickie Wesley, Debra Ashby, Daisy Baxter, Sonny Sykes, Ronda Gilman, David Orr, New Covenant Church and Vernon Winburn. The church is located at 696 Frankfort Road, across from the Masonic Home.


Living Waters Church

Jim Erickson, senior pastor of City Hill Fellowship in Eden Prairie, Minn., will be guest speaker at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. There will be a fellowship dinner following the service. Simeon Amburgey will be the guest worship leader at the 10:30 a.m. service on Aug. 5. For more information, call the church at 502-633-0734 or visit www.deliverancefromanotherplace.com.


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


New Beginning Pentecostal

Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m., morning worship is at 11:30 and Wednesday night Bible study is at 7. William D. Beasley is the pastor. The church is located at 646 Frankfort Road. Call 633-0277 for more information.


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 Hope

Super Praise Sunday will be at 6 p.m. for the community. Featured guests will be Rob Davidson and Kerrie Hoofman. Come and join us for a wonderful time of praise through anointed music. Bring a friend with you. If you need a ride, give us a call 502-647-0329, or 502-655-1413. The church is located at 1745 Robin Road in Shelbyville.


New Life Baptist

Sunday School is at 10 a.m.; services at 11 a.m. Wednesday services are 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. 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 502-633-7991.


Olive Branch United Methodist

VBS will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The theme is “Get in the tank with Jesus.” Services include Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.. Sunday night service will be at 6. 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. Call 502-252-9154 for more information.


Pigeon Fork Baptist

Sunday school is at 10 a.m., Sunday morning worship service is at 11, and Sunday evening service is at 7. Wednesday night prayer service begins at 7. The church is located on KY 1472 on Hickory Ridge Road in Waddy.


Rodeo Cowboy

For more information, call 502-645-0357.


Seventh-day Adventist

The church is at 4401 Frankfort Road.


Seventh-day Adventist/Pewee Valley

The church is located at 103 La Grange Road in Pewee Valley. For more information or directions, call 241-0205.


Shelby Congregational Methodist

Power lunch Bible study will be at noon every Wednesday this summer. Bring your lunch and have Bible study. The church is located at 109 Martin Luther King Blvd. Call 633-6244 for more information


Simpsonville Baptist

Beginning Aug. 5, service times will be at 9:15-10:15 a.m. for Sunday school and 10:30-11:45 a.m. for worship. For more information, visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.


Simpsonville Christian

The church announces the youth-led worship celebration at 10:50 a.m. Sunday. The children and youth will lead all aspects of the service. On that afternoon at 4:30 p.m. various musicians from the local area as well as the region will present a service in song. Everyone is invited to attend these services.


Simpsonville United Methodist

A church-wide yard sale will be Aug. 10–11. Items can be brought to church beginning Sunday. All items not sold will be sent on Mountain Mission Truck on Aug. 13. If Items are brought week of Aug. 6-9, please take to Fellowship Hall. Mountain Mission Truck will pick up on Aug. 13. They have a desperate need for any and all men’s clothing but appreciate all donations. Wednesday Bible Study will resume Aug. 8.


St. John United Methodist

The church is located at 212 Martin Luther King Street.


St. James Episcopal

Eucharist is held each Sunday at 10 a.m. and Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Sunday school for ages 12 and under is at 9:45 a.m., and childcare is available for the 10 a.m. service. The collection of clothing, all sizes, continues. Members with gardens are asked to bring excess produce for the free food table. St. James provides for those in need.