Church news: July 29, 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 is located at 414 Henry Clay Street.

Centenary Methodist
Centenary's Leadership Team will sponsor IGNITE 5-8:30 p.m. Saturday. Sessions invite members to interact regarding the vision of the church. There will be child care available for those who have registered with the church office prior to meeting time. Methodist Home Fifth Sunday offering will be received at the services on Sunday. Holy Communion will be served at both services Sunday. A picnic is planned to welcome the new District Superintendent and pastors of the Frankfort District at the Lawrenceburg UMC on Sunday evening starting at 5 pm. The Upper Room Prayer Line will be open 8-10 p.m. on Tuesday. A special time of worship is planned for 7 p.m. Aug. 7, when Steve Cook will present a one-man dramatization of scripture, Witness the Bible. With full sound effects and music this lets individuals experience scripture as it was in ancient times. Regular Wednesday evening activities will resume on Aug. 24.

Clay Street Baptist
Spiritual Women Anniversary is 11 a.m. during worship service Sunday with guest speaker Sandra Marshall of the Bates Memorial Baptist Church. The youth department will host a “Back to School seminar” on Saturday 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. Education society Anniversary is Aug. 21 during the 11 a.m. service with guest speaker Rev H.D Cockerham, retired pastor of Zion Baptist Church. Spiritual Women Ministry is 7 p.m. Aug. 26. The guest speaker will be Demetrius Simmons and the YP Group.

Cropper Baptist
Church summer revival continues through Sunday morning and will feature Evangelist Jerry Tracy, Music Evangelist Dave Stahl, and Pianist Carole Sue Truman. Services begin each evening at 7 and will conclude with a service at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Special revival emphasis each evening includes “pack a pew” on Wednesday; family on Thursday; and dessert night (bring your favorite) on Saturday. A fellowship meal will follow the Sunday morning service; members are asked to bring a dish, meat and beverages provided. No evening service on Sunday. No evening service on Sunday so members can attend quarterly Fifth Sunday combined worship service at Indian Fork Baptist at 6:30 p.m. WMU meets 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3 in the CLC building. Monthly business meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Church council meets 7 p.m. on Aug. 10. 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.

Crossroads Lighthouse
The church at 220 Clear Creek Road in Eminence will have an old time camp meeting 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 7-12. There will be a free lunch each day.

Elk Creek Missionary Baptist
Edwina Cochran is the guest speaker 3 p.m. Sunday. Everyone is welcome.

Elmburg Baptist
Sunday service will be at 11 a.m. The church is located at 11307 Elmburg Road. Call 502-689-8075 for more information.

Father's Love
Father’s Love, an urban ministry of Living Waters Church, is located at 624 Henry Clay St.

Finchville Baptist
The Deacon Family Ministry will host an evening of fun, food and fellowship to celebrate the 212th year of our church’s founding. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. at the church and dinner will include a pig roast with potluck sides and desserts. Bring a dish to share. There will also be a time of music, testimonies and memorials as well as church history jeopardy. For more information contact the Family Deacon. Join during the morning worship service Aug. 21 to hear all about summer missions trip, kids camp and youth camp as we take a look at the summer’s trips. Church service with Amber Oaks church body will be 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Boy Scout Troop 137 will host the 11th annual fish fry/silent auction 5-8 p.m. Aug. 20. Dinner will be from 5-7 p.m. and the silent auction 7-8 p.m. To buy advance tickets, contact Jackson or Melisa Pope. Ladies Night Out is Aug. 9. Contact Joyce Medley at 502-834-7862 or igloo57@aol.com for more information. Brock Shock & Rock Shelby County youth jam is 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at Shelby County High School. Master Illusionist Brock Gill, Hip-Hop artist Rapture Ruckus and Grammy-nominated Rap Artist FLAME will be the entertainment. Tickets can be purchased at www.tickets.com. Cost is $5 for individuals, $3 for groups of three or more and $7 at the door. For more information check out Facebook or call the church at 502-834-7973. Because of growth in the church’s membership, a second service will be launched at 8:40 a.m. Sept 11. Watch the Web site, bulletin and newsletter for more upcoming information.

First Baptist Shelbyville
Rev. Stephen Rice continues his "Hot Topics" series with "What Music is Real ‘Christian’ Music?" at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Young At Heart Senior Adults will go to “The Café” in Louisville Aug. 4, leaving at 10:30 a.m. Call Daisy Baxter (633-4836) for more information. Upcoming activities for YAH include welcoming Kentucky Derby winner/Christian jockey Pat Day Aug. 18 to speak at the 11:30 a.m. meeting. A potluck meal is included. National Gospel Quartet Convention tickets are available for Sept. 16. Contact Myron Bozell, 834-7013 for more information. Celebrate Recovery is a Biblical and balanced program for helping people overcome hurts, habits and hang-ups. The meetings are 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. For more information contact Rev. John Flannigan at 253-653-8349 or 1flanner@msn.com. Young People's "Boot Camp" will be Aug. 8-12, led by professional fitness instructor Kathy Wilhoit, entering first-third grades is 10 a.m.-noon, entering fourth-sixth grades is 1-3 p.m. AS Bible study as part of the boot camp experience is also held. The cost is $35 per child/student and the deadline for registration is Aug. 5. Contact Rev. David Menser at 633-1317 or  dmenser@shelbyvillebaptist.comfor more information. He is also leading ELEVATE, a Sunday morning Children’s Worship experience, held during both worship services. The Middle School/High School Student worship EXCHANGE returns to its regular time, 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Aug. 3 worship is focused around “Shorty” (Luke 8:3). For more information, contact amcdonald@shelbyvillebaptist.com.

First Christian
Vacation Bible School is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday for children, preschool through fifth grade. The theme is “Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus Was A Kid.” Call the church office at 633-3345 for more information. The Outreach Committee meets 7 p.m. Aug. 26. The fifth Sunday offering will be collected Sunday for the Christian Care Communities. The CWF meets 10 a.m. Tuesday. Thelma McGuire will continue her study of the book of Revelation. FCC will prepare and serve the meal for God's Kitchen on Thursday. 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
The third Picnic in the Parking Lot of the year is 5:30-8 p.m. tonight. Barbecue and side dishes will be available. Volunteers should arrive at 4:30 p.m. to set up tables and chairs. Children and youth, K through 12th grade, are invited to participate in the Presbyterian Summer Adventures event. Meet at the church by 9:45 a.m. Sunday to go to Hardee’s for breakfast. Fifth Sunday offering will be collected during worship, which will go to help Bellewood Children's Home. Good Grief will meet for lunch immediately following worship at Wendy's Restaurant. Session meets 7:30 p.m. Monday. Adult choir rehearsal is 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Sign up for the Annual Lawson Memorial Golf Scramble to be held 2 p.m. Aug. 14 at Clear Creek Golf Course. Open to the community, invite your family and friends. All for fun and the memory of Briggs and Bobby Lawson. A sign up sheet is posted at church or call the church office at 633-2693.

Greater Tabernacle Baptist
GTBC meets at 1100 Main Street. Rev. Leslie J. Harris is the pastor.

Hempridge Baptist
The church is sponsoring an Upward Soccer Camp 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 1-3 at the Clear Creek Park Pee Wee Soccer Fields. The camp is for 4K through 13-year-olds. Contact Rick Underwood at nextlevelinstitute@insightbb.com or call 502-592-9050 to register or for more information.

Highland Baptist
Teachers meet 5 p.m. Sunday, family moving night is 6 p.m. with Soul Surfer. Good Timers go to Cheddars in Louisville Tuesday. Contact Martha Tipton for reservations. Women on Mission groups are collecting school supplies for Southside Elementary. See the donation list at the Women on Mission table.

Holy Cross Lutheran
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
William D. Beasley is the pastor of the church located at 181 Alpine Drive.

New Covenant
Happy Hour on the corner of Martin Luther King and High Street is 6 p.m. Saturday, with food and music provided. Rev. William C. Mitchell, associate minister at New Covenant Church, will be the speaker. The public is invited. New Covenant Church will have an Appreciation Service for Joseph Humphrey Jr. on Sunday, celebrating his 15th year as pastor of New Covenant Church. Rev. Don Burley and Centennial Baptist Church family will be the special guests. Service will be held at 9 a.m. followed by lunch. The church is located at 630 Mack Walters Road.

New Mount Zion
The 131st church anniversary and “excelebration” is Sunday. 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
Vacation bible school is Monday through Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 pm. Learn of the live of key figures of Christian scripture, Daniel, Moses and Joshua. Torrential Tuesday will be water play – bring extra clothes and a towel. 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.

Rodeo Cowboy
The church has rescheduled the trail ride/cookout for 10 a.m. Aug 28 at the Taylorsville Lake State Park, Shelter 2. Trailers need to be parked at the day parking field. All horses need a negative Coggins test and heath certificate. Bring a dish that goes with hamburgers/hotdogs. RSVP to jim@LRBA.org or 502-645-0357. Everyone welcome.

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

Simpsonville Baptist
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
An old-fashioned Gospel sing is at 10:50 a.m. on Sunday. The entire service will center on hymns from yesteryear while honoring Paul Gregory and his many contributions to the music ministry at Simpsonville Christian Church. The Service of Song celebration kicks off at 4:30 p.m. Ye Merrye Melodious Dulcimers will be featured. This worship celebration will be followed by an ice cream supper.

Simpsonville United Methodist
Wednesday night Bible study and choir practice resumes Wednesday. Fellowship Dinner/Ad Council is Aug. 7. Mountain Mission Truck will pick up on Aug. 8. Hartz to Hearts Quilters meets 10 a.m. every Friday in fellowship hall.