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Church news: June 22, 2012

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By Sharon Warner

Allen Chapel
The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.

Annunciation
Join in the Adoration Chapel at 6:30 p.m. July 3 to pray the patriotic rosary for religious freedom in our country. Following the rosary, there will be Holy Mass in the church at 7:30 p.m. with exposition and benediction. No Mass on July 4. 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.

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
Centenary welcomes Rev. Willard Knipp and wife, Julie and three children as their new church family. Sunday will begin Knipp's transition to Centenary. Mission Team will host the Victory Baptist Church lunch at 11:30 a.m.-noon on Tuesday. Centenary's Youth Fellowship will enjoy "Cheap Day" at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Youth will need to bring a sack lunch. Quilters meet at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesday at the church. Centenary's children' summer program for ages preschool through fifth grades will gather for a pajama and cooking night at 6:30-7:45 p.m. Wednesday. CYF meets at 6-7:50 p.m. Wednesday for the weekly activity. Rev. Shannon Boaz, who has served Centenary as associate pastor for several months, has been appointed to minister to Mount Tabor UMC at Crestwood.

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

Christiansburg Baptist
There will be a fellowship meal on Wednesday. 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 a 6:30.The church is located at 1037 Frys Oldburg Road near Bagdad. Choir rehearsal resumes at 5 p.m. July 1. July 4th is Independence Day. Business meeting will be July 8. WMU meets at 7 p.m. July 10. Joint Worship service with Elmburg Baptist Church will be 6 p.m. July 29.

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

Clay Street Baptist
Rev. Charles Aina will preach his initial sermon at 7 p.m. on Sunday. The church is located at 1940 Midland Trail.

Clayvillage Baptist
The “Amazing Wonders Aviation” vacation Bible school will be 6:15-9 p.m. Sunday through Friday. There are classes for children who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade. During the week we will have snow cones, and an inflatable slide. Each night we will be learning about “God's Amazing Power.” Everyone is invited. We start each night with a meal. For more information, call Tara Clark at 502-487-1355.

Cropper Baptist
Students wanting to go to Holiday World on Saturday and/or Summer Missions Camp in West Virginia on July 23-27 should contact Pastor Joey to sign up. Founders’ Day and the 112th anniversary of the church ministry will be celebrated on Sunday. Church council meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. 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, 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
Brad Jennings will be the guest speaker at Sunday's service. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. The church is located at 11307 Elmburg Road.

Father's Love
The Church for Kids is having a fundraiser lunch at 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday. The cost is $7, and you may eat in, carry out or possibly have delivery. Place your order by Wednesday by calling 502-633-0734 or sending an E-mail to nina.hinkle@living-waters.org.

Finchville Baptist
A women’s Bible study will be at 6-8 p.m. Monday at the church. E-mail Krystle Leach at krysleach1@mac.com for more information.

First Baptist Shelbyville
Rev. Stephen Rice continues his series on THIRST at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Bible study is at 9:45 a.m. "A Fresh Start" is the Sunday morning student message, led by Andy McDonald. Financial peace for students is at 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Kristi Kenner's home. For more information, call 633-1317 or E-mail amcdonald@fbcshelbyville.com. Acts 1:8 team, led by Jeff Finley, ministers at the Open Doors Shelter this week. The eXchange resumes this week, at 8-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, studying Ruth 3. “It could happen tomorrow,”led by Rev. Jerry Tracy, is at 6-7:15 p.m. Wednesday in the fellowship hall. Refreshments available. No meeting will be held July 4 because of the holiday. Les Bailey leads YAH through his adventures at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the small dining room at FBC, There is a catered meal for $8. For more information, call Daisy Baxter at 633-4836. Fielding Ballard leads a study on Revelations at 1 p.m. Thursday at Crescent Place and at 11 a.m. Sunday at Amber Oaks. A free cheer clinic is at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 7-10 in the gym. Lunch is provided, for girls age 5-12, with Girls Of Grace leading it. Contact Lauren Rice with the child's name and age at lauren.rice18@eky.edu.

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 Presbyterian
The children's and youth Sunday school program will take a break through August. The adult choir is also taking a summer break. A fishing trip is planned for Sunday for all ages. There is a need for fishing poles, drivers and extra hands to help plus some folks just to cheer the fishers on. Meet at the church by 10 a.m. Plans are to return around 1 p.m. For more information, talk to Mark Whittaker or Alan Zaring. 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. Anyone who did not order a T-shirt and would like to have one should sign up in the Assembly Room or call the church office at 633-2693. The next Picnic in the Parking Lot is Friday. Children and youth are hosting this one and need some adult volunteers to help. Sign-up sheets are in the assembly room, or you can talk to Jane Elkin Thomas. The Country Mouse will be open each Sunday and is an opportunity for those who have raised an abundance of produce to share with those who can’t have a garden. Or perhaps you made some homemade jams or jellies and have some extra to share. What about some homemade bread or flowers/plants you’re dividing? Place your extra goodies on the kitchen counter Sunday mornings. Feel free to take something you don’t have. Donations are accepted but not required. Any funds raised go into the Outreach Committee’s Love Sunday account to be used in local missions. This does not include our fresh eggs, which are sold as part of a separate outreach project.

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

Graefenburg Baptist
Vacation Bible school is at 6-8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, 3-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with dinner served on Saturday and Sunday. The theme is “Adventures on Promise Island” for classes nursery through adult. The church is located at 5900 Louisville Road at the intersection of US 60 and KY 151 at Graefenburg.

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
The church’s monthly business meeting has been moved to Wednesday. The Prayer Shawl Ministry is hosting a baby shower for the Florence Crittenden Home through Sunday. Items needed are bottles, formula, diapers, wipes and clothing. Open gym in the ROC for all ages will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Twenty-five students and adults will go on a mission trip to St. Louis on July 14-21. They will prepare most of their meals. A list of items needed for the trip is available at the church.

Holy Cross Lutheran
Vacation Bible school will be at 6-8:30 p.m. July 9–13. This year's theme is “Amazing Desert Journey.” There will be crafts, music, snacks, games and Bible stories. Classes are available for age 3 through eighth grade. A light supper will be served beginning at 5:15 pm. There is no cost to attend. Preregistration is requested and can be completed at https://vbs.cph.org/tools/churchInfo.aspx?Church=A5D3AEBF, or call the church at 647-3696. Transportation may be available for those who need it. The church is located at 181 Old Seven Mile Pike (the corner of KY 53 South and Old Seven Mile Pike).

Living Waters Church
Sean Ellis, missionary to Taiwan, will speak at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. The youth will meet with Pastor Josh in the fellowship hall at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a swim party on June 30 for the H2O Youth Group. See Pastor Josh for details. The time of standard worship scheduled for next Friday at Red Orchard Park has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. To encourage families to enjoy Independence Day together, there will be no Wednesday evening service on July 4. Let us thank God for our freedom as a nation and for the brave people who put their property and lives on the line to sign the Declaration of Independence.

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
A dedication celebration will be Sunday with the following services: 11 a.m., Superintendent John Harris from New Beginning Church of God in Christ in Lexington; 3 p.m., official dedication service with Bishop Larry Johnson from House of God in Lexington; and 6:30 p.m., Josephine Gentry from Elshaddi Temple House of Yahweh in Lexington. 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
The church is located at 1745 Robin Road in Shelbyville.

New Life Baptist
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
Services include Sunday school at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. services. Sunday night service will be at 6. 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
Homecoming will be Sunday. The service will begin at 11 a.m., and the message will be given by former pastor Charlie Broggan. A potluck lunch will be served. A gospel concert featuring The Garry Polston Family will be 1:30 p.m. 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
Pathfinders, the youth group, will have a yard sale and car wash at 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Cars will be washed for a donation and proceeds from the car wash and yard sale go to finance Pathfinder activities. Pathfinders offer a wide range of activities including but not limited to camping and camping/survival skills, leadership training, activities promoting community pride, interactive training in a variety of recreational, artistic, nature, conservation, vocational and outreach areas, with honors given for successful completion of the interactive training modules. The church is at 4401 Frankfort Road.

Seventh-day Adventist/Pewee Valley
The church will host a week of prayer on July 7-14. Speakers Steve Toscano and Norman McNulty will present topics relating to end of time events. The church is located at 103 La Grange Road in Pewee Valley. For more information or directions, call Bonnie Kupka at the church, 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
Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for worship times and more information.

Simpsonville Christian
Simpsonville Christian and the Simpsonville United Methodist Church choirs plus individuals from other churches are hard at work on This is My Country, a patriotic cantata to be presented at 2 p.m. July 1 in Simpsonville Christian's sanctuary. Admission is free and open to all.

Simpsonville United Methodist
Fellowship dinner is July 1 following worship. The church’s Administrative Council meets at 1 p.m. after the meal. Hartz to Hearts Quilters meet every Friday at 10 a.m. in fellowship hall. Wednesday Bible study has been suspended for June and July and will resume in August.

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 9:45 a.m., and child care 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.