Church news: June 1, 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
Vacation Bible school will be 6-8:30 p.m. June 10-15. The theme will be ‘The Fruit of the Spirit” for children 4 to 12 years old.

Bethel A.M.E.
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.

Centenary United Methodist
A reception honoring Pastor Mark Gibbons will be Sunday, following the 11 a.m. worship service in the fellowship hall. Gibbons is being transferred to the Owensboro area as district superintendent. Centenary's United Methodist Women will have the First UMC and St. Paul UMC Frankfort churches for the sixth annual fellowship dinner 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Reservations are needed for dinner and childcare, and a donated non-perishable food item is requested. The Ladies Lunch Bunch is going to Wesley Village on Wednesday, leaving the church at 11 a.m. Children's Wednesday evening programming will resume June 9. A schedule of activities is posted and will be issued in the June Newsletter. The youth fellowship summer schedule for all summer activities and happenings is posted outside Room 206. The Missions Team is continuing to collect used or new shoes for third-world countries’ clean drinking water campaign. Boxes are placed throughout the church for your convenience. VBS has been scheduled for July 8-12. Information will be available as the program nears.

Centennial Baptist
The church is located at 808 Heinsville Road in Christiansburg.

Christiansburg Baptist
Vacation Bible school (“Amazing Wonders Aviation”) will be 6-8:30 p.m. June 10-14 for ages 3 years to 12th grade. Family night will be June 15. Fathers Day is June 17. William Matthews will have a book signing June 24 for his book Shelby County Kentucky 2011 – a Living History. June 27 will be the fellowship meal. Sunday services begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. and evening services at 6. Wednesday prayer meeting/youth meeting will be a 6:30.The church is located at 1037 Frys Oldburg Road near Bagdad.

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

Cropper Baptist
Contact David Martin no later than Sunday morning to reserve tickets for Derby Dinner Theater on Sept. 22. Tickets are $41 each to see Church Basement Ladies 2. WMU meets 6 p.m. on June 6 at Jane LeCompte’s home. “Amazing Wonders” is this year’s theme for Vacation Bible School June 10-14 from 6-8:30 p.m.; family night commencement will be held on June 14. Contact Carrie B. Trotta to volunteer in this children’s ministry. SCHS graduates will be recognized during a special morning service on June 10.  Students will go to Holiday World on June 16; contact Pastor Joey for more details. Students are raising money for summer mission camp in July. Contact Pastor Joey if you are willing to sponsor one or more of the students at a cost of $150. 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
The church is still looking for a van for our youth ministry. Wednesday night service begins at 7 for youth and adults. Saturday morning Bible study for men begins at 7, and on Sunday morning, Sunday school is at 9:50 with worship at 11. Bible school is July 8-12. 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 at7327 Dover Road.

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

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

Finchville Baptist
Vacation Bible school for children ages 3 years through fifth grade is at 6-8 p.m. June 10-14 and 5-8 on June 17. Events include Bible classes, snacks, games and lots of fun. For more information or to register your child, contact the church at 502-834-7973 or children@finchvillebaptist.com.

First Baptist Shelbyville
Pastor Steve Rice begins his "I Love Summer at FBC" series. He begins a Sunday morning series on THIRST, based upon the scripture of Psalm 63:1. The two services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Bible study is at 9:45 a.m. He also begins Wednesday, "It Could Happen Tomorrow," a DVD series on end times taught by Gary Frazier. The 90-minute sessions, held in the Fellowship Hall, are from 6-7:30 p.m. CJ caterer Carol Flanagan will provide desserts. For an optional course workbook, $8 will be charged. For more information, contact srice@fbcshelbyville.com. The Rev. Chad Lynn family comes to Shelby County this week to begin children's ministry. Erin Lynn is a marathon runner and active part of the children's ministry. A car show will be held on church grounds June 9. In co-sponsorship with JHS, cars (new and old) and motorcycles will be shown at the church’s front driveway while Boy Scout Troop 231 grills hot dogs and brats. Wayne Anderson, Eddie Stallings, and others will check over (10 a.m.-noon) cars for fluids, tire pressure, etc. (Sorry, no on-site repairs available). Midland Tire, Chris Perry's Auto Sales, McGuire Ford, Hook Chevrolet, Wood's Car Wash, Shelbyville Chrysler, members of the Derby City Mustang Club and others will display vehicles. For more information, call 502-220-0020 or E-mail gmcgillen@fbcshelbyville.com. YAH meets at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cracker Barrel; 1 p.m. Crescent Place Bible study is with Fielding Ballard, and 2 p.m. devotional is also at Crescent Place. Many student and youth activities and ministries are starting for the summer. For more information, E-mail amcdonald@fbcshelbyville.com.

First Christian
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. 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 Presbyteria
Knit-Wits meet at 10 a.m. Saturday. The children's choirs will be taking a break during the summer. Watch for notice of when choir practice will begin again. The sacrament of Holy Communion will be during Sunday morning's worship service. Anyone wishing to receive communion and unable to attend should contact the church office at 633-2693. Good Grief will gather for lunch at 12:15 p.m. Sunday at Wendy's Restaurant. The church’s Session will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Boy Scouts meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Adult choir rehearsal is at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. The Holiday World Trip is 8:30 a.m. on Thursday. Wear your Presbyterian T-shirt, bring money for two meals and snacks and don't forget to pack swimwear and a towel. Sunscreen and drinks are included with admission. Questions should be addressed to Jane Elkin Thomas or Jenny Pippin. The "Changing the World Two by Two" campaign runs all of 2012. The goal is to raise $5,000 for Heifer Project International.

Grace Fellowship of Waddy
The church is located 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 is at 11:15 a.m., and consecration shut-in is 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 the worship service is 11:30. Rev. Leslie J. Harris is the pastor.

Highland Baptist
Nominations for deacons need to be placed in the nomination box by Sunday. Directory family portraits will be taken through Monday. There is still time to sign up. Senior meals will be delivered Monday. The Good Timers will go to Ryan’s Restaurant in Louisville on Tuesday. Contact Martha Tipton for reservations. "Amazing Wonders" Vacation Bible School will be 6:30-9 p.m. June 10-14 for 3-year-olds through sixth grade. The Prayer Shawl Ministry is hosting a baby shower for the Florence Crittenden Home through June 24. Items needed are bottle, formula, diapers, wipes and clothing.

Holy Cross Lutheran
The church is located at 181 Old Seven Mile Pike in Shelbyville.

Living Waters Church
Prayer for Israel meets tonight at 6:30 in the house of prayer. The mission trip to Honduras with Sparrow Missions is scheduled for June 9-16. See the request for donation of supplies at the information counter. The last day to give donations is Sunday. For information, call the church office at 502-633-0734. Donations are being collected for the Baby Bottle Blessings and need to be turned in by June 17. This year’s donations will go to Avenue for Women in Frankfort. Remodeling of the new Oasis Ministry room will begin soon. If you are interested in painting, construction, plumbing, wiring or chair re-upholstery, sign up at the information counter in the sanctuary.

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
William D. Beasley is the pastor. The church is located at 646 Frankfort Road.

New Covenant
The church is located at 630 Mack Walters Road. Rev. Joseph Humphrey Jr. is the pastor.

New Greater First Baptist
The church is located in Corpus Christi Academy (7010 U.S. 60) in Simpsonville.

New Hope
The church is located at 1745 Robin Road in Shelbyville.

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
Services include Sunday school at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. services. Sunday night service will be 6 p.m. The church is located at 6383 Zaring Mill Road. 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
The church is located at 5090 Hickory Ridge Road in Waddy.

Rodeo Cowboy
For more information, call 502-645-0357.

Salem Baptist
The monthly business meeting will be held immediately following the morning worship service on Sunday. The Team Kids will go to Champs Roller Dome on Sunday afternoon as they celebrate the end of the school year and finishing Team Kids. They will leave the church at 1:45 and return at 6 p.m. for a cookout.

Seventh-day Adventist
The church is at 4401 Frankfort Road.

Shelby Congregational Methodist
The church is located at 109 Martin Luther King Blvd. Call 633-6244 for more information

Simpsonville Baptist
Vacation Bible School is June 10-15 for grades K-fifth grade. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for worship times and more information.

Simpsonville Christian
The church continues with the Jesus' Greatest Hits series. Sermon title for Sunday is “Inherit the Earth?”

Simpsonville United Methodist
Ladies Night Out is Saturday. Meet in the church parking lot at 5:30 p.m. and car pool to Yen Ching's on Hurstbourne Lane. Graduates recognition is Sunday during the 11 a.m. worship service. Fellowship dinner and administrative council meeting is Sunday following the 11 a.m. worship service. Hartz to Hearts Quilters meet every Friday at 10 a.m. in fellowship hall.

St. John United Methodist
The church is located at 212 Martin Luther King Street.

St. James Episcopal
Holy Communion is held each Sunday at 10 a.m. and each Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Sunday school for ages 12 and under begins at 9:45 a.m., and child-care services are available for the Sunday service. The next monthly potluck luncheon will be June 3. Also in June, members with gardens are asked to bring excess produce for the free food table St. James provides for anyone who needs it. Members are also asked to remember to bring clothing, any size, to be distributed to those in need.