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Church news: June 28, 2013

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

Annunciation
If you know of anyone who is sick or homebound and wants pastoral care, interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or becoming Catholic call the parish office at 633-1547.

Bagdad Baptist
The church will host an independence celebration, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday. There will be food, games and fireworks at dark. The southern gospel group, The Crossmen, will be in concert during the event, and at 11 a.m. Sunday. Everyone is welcome. Adult Bible study is at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. The church is located at 5790 Elmburg Road in Bagdad.

Beechridge Baptist
The church is located on Beechridge Road in Bagdad.

Bethel A.M.E.
The church is located at 414 Henry Clay Street.

Bethesda Church of God
The church is located at 2246 Taylorsville Road.

Buffalo Lick Baptist
The church is located at 2530 Elmburg Road.

Burks Branch Baptist
The church will host the fifth Sunday singing and fellowship at 6 p.m. on Sunday. The gospel singing group, Master's Promise, will perform during the worship service at 11 a.m. on July 14. Sunday school begins at 9:50 a.m., and worship service begins at 11. Contact the church at 321-7187 or on Facebook at Friends of Burks Branch Baptist Church. The church is located at 2023 Fox Run Road in Shelbyville.

Centenary United Methodist
Sunday's service will be led by Matt Bell, student ministries director. He also will deliver the message at both services. Children's worship for Sunday is cancelled. The youth fellowship team will report on its mission trip to Eastern Kentucky at both services Sunday. The United Methodist Children's Home fifth Sunday offering will be received this Sunday. The Upper Room Prayer Group will meet from 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. All Wednesday programming will be cancelled for this week. In observance of Independence Day on Thursday, the church office will be closed. Vacation Bible School will be July 21 to 25 for ages 3-years to fifth grades. The theme will be "Big Heart Farm."

Centennial Baptist
Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., with morning service at 11. The church is located at 808 Heinsville Road in Christiansburg.

Christiansburg Baptist
Fifth Sunday joint worship will be Sunday, with guest speaker Rev. Jeff Peed, pastor of Buffalo Lick. Refreshments will be served after the service. A business meeting will be July 7, following the evening worship. Sunday services begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, and worship begins at 11. Evening worship hour begins at 6 for prayer and youth meetings. Wednesday night prayer meeting, adult Bible study and youth meetings begin at 6:30. The church is located at 1037 Frys Oldburg Road near Bagdad. Visit www.christiansburgbaptistchurch.org.

Church of God of America
The morning service is at 11:15, and the afternoon service at 5. The church is located at 600 Bradshaw St. in Shelbyville. Justin Barnes is pastor.

Clay Street Missionary Baptist
Vacation Bible School will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 3, 10 and 17 for ages pre-K through seventh grade and adults. The closing carnival will be July 24. The church is located at 1940 Midland Trail in Shelbyville.

Clayvillage Baptist
The church will celebrate and review Bible school during worship service on Sunday. The Lindsey Family singers will perform during the morning service. The 12-member family travels for concerts and can be seen on YouTube. The church is located at 46 Lawson Lane, just off U.S. 60.

Cropper Baptist
VBS will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, with the commencement at 11 a.m. on Sunday during worship service.

Dover Baptist
Sunday school is at 9:50 a.m. Morning worship is at 11.

Elmburg Baptist
The youth will go swimming from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Family Activity Center in Shelbyville. The church is located at 11307 Elmburg Road.

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

Finchville Baptist
The quarterly business meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on July 17 instead of the adult Bible study. The church council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Chairs who cannot attend should send a representative from the committee to secure plans and dates on the church calendar.  The annual Founder’s Day celebration will be July 31. Make plans to arrive at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6. Bring favorite foods to accompany the pork that will be grilled and a dessert. There will be inflatables for the children to enjoy, and music. Bring your family and friends for an evening of food and fellowship. Youth-for-hire to support youth summer missions will be until July 8. “Hire” a youth for all those jobs you have been putting off: yard work, window washing, gutter cleaning, etc. See Davey Ladner for details, and use the sign-up sheet in the foyer or E-mail youth@finchvillebaptist.com. A chicken-lunch fundraiser will be after the 11 a.m. service on July 23. Donations are accepted, but we do ask for a minimum of $6. Missionfuge – The Big Picture is coming. Youth camp will be July 15-19 at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg. See Davey Ladner about details. The Missions Committee is collecting individual-sized toiletries to give to A Loving Choice Pregnancy Resource Center. If traveling, save the shampoos, soaps, etc. and donate them to the mission team. Also, if you have the cosmetic bags given with purchases from department stores, donate those as well. Donations are made at Finchville Baptist Church. Call 834-7973. Visit www.finchvillebaptist.com and click on Youth News.

First Baptist Shelbyville
“Prayer for America” conducted by Gene Wright, minister of music and worship, leads the combined 11 a.m. Sunday worship. Narrators, vocal soloists and orchestra are include with the sanctuary choir on July 30. There will be no 8:30 a.m. contemporary worship. Bible fellowship is at 9:45 a.m. Next level will be 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. J-Term continues with the study of Rev. Kyle Idelman’s book Not a Fan, led by Rev. Jerry Tracy, Billy Stover and Greg Jacobs. The study also offers video support from Idelman, teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church. Carol Flannigan supplies desserts that are available starting at 6:15 p.m. For more information, contact amcdonald@fbcshelbyville.com. Young at Heart does not meet on Thursday but will resume fellowship and devotionals on July 11, with a La Grange bus trip to The Irish Rover, departing at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Daisy Baxter at 633-4836. YAH also has tickets available for Derby Dinner’s Southern Crossroads matinee on Sept. 4. The total cost is $35 per person. Contact Daisy. Tickets for the National Gospel Quartet Convention for Sept. 13 are available. For more information, contact gmcgillen@fbcshelbyville.com. Ticket prices are $30 plus $3 for the bus fare. Pay when signing up. For children’s ministries, contact clynn@fbcshelbyville.com.

First Christian
The CWF will travel to Our Best in Smithfield for lunch on Tuesday. Vacation Bible School is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 22-26 for all children 3-years through fifth grade. 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. FCC is also collecting used hearing-aid batteries, box tops, Campbell’s labels, eyeglasses, plastic bags (Kroger, Walmart, etc.), coupons – current or expired, canceled postage stamps, pop tops from aluminum cans and current magazines for mission projects. Kroger gift cards may be purchased from the church. Each time a card is purchased or reloaded, the church earns 4 percent. Contact the church office for more information. The weekly sermons may be read online at www.davidcharlton.blogspot.com, and you may follow FCC on twitter@fccshelbyville. 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. Two worship services are held each Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11 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 Covenant Group is collecting old blankets and towels for the Shelby County Animal Shelter. Place them in the designated container in the Assembly Room.

Fisherville Church of Christ
Services will be 11 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. evenings. Evangelist is Julius Hovan.

Grace Assembly of God
Pastor Darrell Biram will preach on “Refreshing” during the month of June. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m., with praise and worship at 10:30 a.m. Children’s church for ages 4 to 11, and a nursery will be provided. Bible study for adults and activities for children will be Wednesday night. The church will hand out free water from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Shelby County Fair. VBS will be July 22-26. The church is located across from Claudia Sanders Dinner House on U.S. 60.

Grace Fellowship of Waddy
The church is located at 2865 Waddy Road. For more information, call 829-5777.

Graefenburg Baptist
The church is located on U.S. 60, just west of the Shelby/Franklin County line.

Graefenburg Christian
A "HayDay" Vacation Bible School will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. through Saturday. Come out and enjoy the farm, with programs for preschool through fifth grade. For more information, send an E-mail to Kendra Hayes at Kendrahayes@hotmail.com. The church is located at the intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 151 at Graefenburg.

Greater Shiloh Temple C.O.G.O.A.
A revival will be 7 p.m. and ends with a gospel fest at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Come worship and fellowship with us at Refuge Temple, 1100 Equity Street.

Greater Tabernacle Baptist
"Youth Day" will be celebrated during the 11:30 a.m. worship service with speakers, Alex Thomas and Kenedi Harris. Rev. Leslie J. Harris is the pastor. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., and the worship service is 11:30. The church is located at 181 Alpine Drive.

Hempridge Baptist
Check out the church’s Facebook page at Hempridge Baptist Church, which is located near Waddy.

Highland Baptist
Alan Haven will share about his mission trip to Africa at 6 p.m. Sunday. Senior meals will be delivered Monday. Precepts class will study Lamentations from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The M&Ms will go to Cattleman’s for lunch at 11 a.m. Tuesday. For reservations, contact Martha Tipton. For information, call 633-3516.

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

Indian Fork Baptist
Sunday school is at 10 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., Bible study/prayer at 6:30 p.m. and youth and team kids at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 6776 Bagdad Road.

Kingdom House
Worship is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. This new ministry is at 802 Washington St. Pastors are Josh and Melissa Settles. For information, call 502-803-0093.

Lighthouse Baptist
The church is located at 696 Frankfort Road, across from the Masonic Home.

Mount Eden Christian
The church is located at 12241 Mount Eden Road in Mount Eden.

Mount Moriah Baptist
“Come to the Country" indoor yard sale is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13. Setup will be at 7 a.m. To reserve a table for your "goodies" for $20, call Anne at 502-738-5350. Money will benefit the church’s missions. The church is located in Mount Eden.

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

New Beginning Pentecostal
Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m., with worship services at 11:30, and on the first and third Sunday nights at 5:30. William D. Beasley is the pastor. The church is located at 646 Frankfort Road. For more information, call 633-0277.

New Covenant
Regular service is 9 a.m. Sunday. 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 Life Baptist
Sunday school is at 10 a.m.; worship is at 11 a.m.; and Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 2378 Waddy Road in Waddy.

New Mount Zion
The church is located at 704 Washington St. in Shelbyville. For more information, contact the church office at 502-633-7991.

Olive Branch United Methodist
Services are Sunday school at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 and evening service at 6. Rev. Garry Polston is the pastor. 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. For more information, call 502-252-9154.

Pigeon Fork Baptist
Vacation Bible School, “The Kingdom Chronicles,” in which children will learn the truth of God's Word as they enjoy songs and crafts, is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. July 8-12. All the knights and fair maidens are asked to join in standing strong in the battle for truth from 3-year-olds to sixth grade (completed). Preregister for a prize at www.answersvbs.com/vbs/pfbc2013. Sunday school is at 10 a.m., morning worship service is at 11, and evening service is at 7. The church is located on KY 1472 in Waddy.

Pleasant Hill Christian
The church is located 5 miles south of Mount Eden. For more information, call 321-0564.

Pleasantview Baptist
The church is located at 789 Clore-Jackson Road.

Rhema Christian Assembly
Children ages 3 years to fifth-grade are invited to attend VBS from 6 to 8:45 p.m. July 8-10. Come join a Hay Day adventure growing in friendship with Jesus. To register or for more information, call 633-7888.

Rockbridge United Methodist
The church is located at 5317 Rockbridge Road, at the intersection of Rockbridge and KY 714. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Salem Baptist
Sunday school starts at 10 a.m., and worship service begins at 11.

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

Shelby Christian
Signing for the hearing impaired will be available during the 11 a.m. services.

Shelby Congregational
Midday Bible study will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at 109 Martin Luther King St. A revival will be July 8 to 10. For more information, call 633-6244. The pastor is Ronald Walker.

Shelbyville Wesleyan
For information, call 633-0488. The church is located at 2713 Mount Eden Road.

Simpsonville Baptist
Reasons to Believe’s If God Made the Universe: Why Is It The Way It Is? begins at 5:30 p.m. on July 7. The old earth creation class is $10 each. To sign up or for more information, contact the church at 722-5246. Churchill Downs Vacation Bible School is July 8 to 12. Colonial Hall cookout will begin at 6 p.m. July 23. Free women's dance and fitness classes will be at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.

Simpsonville Christian
This week’s sermon by minister Joey Pusateri is on Luke 9:51-62. Worship is at 10:50 a.m. There are three Sunday school classes: traditional (adult) at 9:45 a.m.; young adult at 10 a.m.; and preschoolers at 10 a.m. A nursery is provided during the worship service. A family mission trip is planned for all ages on July 17-20. Homecoming will be Oct. 6. All past members or visitors to the congregation are invited. “The Little White Church Building on the Corner” is located on the corner of U.S. 60 and Old Veechdale Road. The church now has sermon videos online at http://simpsonvillecc.org. For more information, call 722-8995, visit the Web site and Facebook page.

Simpsonville United Methodist
A meet-and-greet fellowship dinner will be at noon following the 10:45 a.m. worship on Sunday with the new pastor, Ric Holladay. Vacation Bible School will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday for 4-year-olds and up. The theme will be “God’s Backyard Bible Camp,” with the main focus on learning the importance of service to friends, family, community and church.

St. James Episcopal
A garden work day will be Saturday. Lunch will be provided for the volunteers. Sunday is the fifth Sunday, and a collection for the St. James fund will be taken. Volunteers will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the kitchen to prepare lunch for Victory Baptist Church. Mo Wakefield is coordinating the free food table this summer. Members who have extra produce from their gardens are asked to bring some for the table outside Memorial Hall. Contact Mo, if you have questions. The monthly potluck lunch will be July 14 to coincide with Bishop White's visit. Food pantry collections will be July 7. The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 10 a.m. and each Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Childcare is available on Sunday. The church is located at 3rd and Main streets.

Waddy Baptist
Vacation Bible School commencement will be Sunday. Sunday school begins each Sunday morning at 9:45, with the weekly worship service at 11. The church is located at 3130 Waddy Road. For more information, call 829-5164.

Waddy Christian
Sunday school is from 10 to 10:45 a.m., and worship is from 11 a.m. to noon. Bible study is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, call 502-437-9213 or visit waddychristianchurch@gmail.com.

Waddy Church of Faith
A yard sale to benefit the church building fund will be from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday at 568 Frankfort Road. Homecoming will be at 10 a.m. July 14, with a potluck lunch to follow. Evening services will be at 7. Services will be 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day through July 19. Food will be available after each service. Special music will be at each service with many visiting ministers. Sunday school is 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m., evening worship at 6:30. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 3920 Hickory Ridge Road.