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Church news: March 18, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

Annunciation
Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

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Bagdad Baptist
You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.

Centenary Methodist
Monthly Kids Korner's will be 10-noon Saturday for children K-fifth grades. Registration servants need to report at 9:30-10:15 a.m. while those who serve and clean-up need to report at 11-noon. Young at Heart Adult Club will have a St. Patrick's Day party 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday in the church fellowship hall. The Confirmation class will be 4 p.m. Sunday, and the Network Discovery class meets at 5-8 p.m. Quilters meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday. An invitation is issued to anyone who wants to participate in the Aldersgate Work Camp Weekend March 25-27. For more information, call 633-7791 or 647-3526. Mountain Mission pickup will be March 28. Donated items should be boxed and left in the designated area on the third floor.

Centennial Baptist
March is Women's Month, and the theme is "women worshipping, watching, working in our walk with God." Speakers for the month at the 11 a.m. service will be minister Twana Johnson, deacon Ada Blackburn, Claudia Burley and Jessica Jones.

Clay Street Baptist
The Spiritual Women's and Women of Faith Ministry third women's conference is Saturday. Registration is 8-9 a.m. Breakfast is at 9 a.m. and conference will go on until 4 p.m. This year's theme is "Standing on the Promises of God" and is $15 per person. Call Barbara Marshall or Mary Ann Booker for a registration form. Call 220-9816 during the hours of 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Usher Board Anniversary is March 27. Rev. Lincoln Bingham is the guest speaker for the morning service at 11 a.m. The Unlimited Praise and Worship concert is 6:30 p.m. April 2 at 1940 Midland Trail. The event features D. Simmons and the Clay Street Mass Choir, with special guest Angelic Dancers of Praise. Admission is free, with a love offering to sponsor the music ministry.

Clay Village Baptist
Easter lilies can be purchased in memory or in honor of someone for placement in the sanctuary during the Easter season. Contact Peggy Puckett at 633-2075 or puckettpeggy@bellsouth.net. The fifth Sunday evening services will be May 29 with Blend as the entertainment.

Cropper Baptist
A youth event is scheduled for Saturday. Contact Shannon Osten for details. Cub and Girl Scouts meet 6 p.m. every Monday. The church food pantry needs donations to restock canned meats, crackers, hot and cold cereals, pasta and baked beans. The pantry provides food items to families in the community who need help; contact the church if assistance is needed.

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

Finchville Baptist
Tickets for our second annual fish fry and silent auction are now on sale. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children (8 and under). Call 502-834-7973 for tickets or more information. Youth and kids camp will be hosting a lunch and will be accepting donations as a fundraiser after the morning worship service on Sunday. To volunteer, contact Chris at youth@finchvillebaptist.com or Elizabeth at children@finchvillebaptist.com. A salad and sewing social is at 1 p.m. March 27 in the fellowship hall. This outreach is for all women of the church, whether you can sew or not. Blankets of all kinds will be made, from quilting to simple fleece tied. All blankets made will be donated to ALC and Making Ends Meet for at-risk pregnancies in Shelby County. For more information, contact Maria Gordon at 633-5002 or maria.gordon1965@gmail.com.

First Baptist Shelbyville
Nickolai Syrovatko, evangelist and church planter from Russia, will be in Shelby County beginning Saturday. For more information call 633-1317 or Noble Roberts at 633-2070. Senior Pastor Steve Rice is leading a Holy Land trip Nov. 10-19. YAH meets March 24 at Our Best, departing by bus at 10:30 a.m. "Complete the Journey" continues through April 17 (Palm Sunday) for the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Register as a volunteer with Touched Twice Ministry, which is April 16, at shelbytouchedtwice.com or call 633-1317 for more information. Upward Sunday is celebrated at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Call Dan Menser (633-1317) for more information.

First Christian
The CWF continues to collect hearing aid batteries for recycling.

First Presbyterian
Good Grief will meet for lunch at Wendy's Restaurant following worship on Sunday. The Young Singers will practice following worship and a brown bag lunch. All children (5- to 10-years old) and youth (11- to 18-years-old) are welcome to participate. Arriba Ninos tutoring continues each Monday in March at First Christian Church, starting with dinner at 6 p.m. The Latina Women's Group meets 10 a.m. Tuesday. Cub Scouts meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Adult choir rehearsal is 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, and is open to anyone wishing to sing. Boy Scouts meet 7 p.m. Thursdays. Congregational Care is creating a list of people who have or are going to graduate this year; high school, college, basic training, etc. Please leave names with the church office (633-2693) or speak to Janet Kalmey.

Highland Baptist
Adult choir retreat is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Ladies WMU birthday party is 7 p.m. Thursday. A CASA representative will speak to the group. AARP free tax help is offered Mondays and Thursdays during March and April. For more information call Marvin Rogers 633-3665.

Holy Cross Lutheran
Lenten services will be Wednesday evenings during Lent beginning at 7 p.m. A light meal will be served before service (6-6:45 p.m.)

New Covenant
Minister Hallie Summitt of Shelbyville will be the guest speaker at New Covenant Church 6 p.m. Sunday. Everyone is invited.

New Hope
Manna Place food pantry Provides food boxes for needy and hungry in Shelby County. They will not be giving out food this month at 1785 Robin Road.

Open Door Christian Center
The church is located at 2345 Taylorsville Road in Bloomfield. For more information, call 502-252-9154.

Pleasantview Baptist
Area church meeting will be 10 a.m. Saturday. The topic will be health fair and various screenings will be available. Call 220-5862 for more information.

Pigeon Fork Baptist
The church is located at 5090 Hickory Ridge Road in Waddy. Paul Lipscomb is the pastor. Sunday School is 10 a.m. and morning worship is 11 a.m. Adult choir practice, children and youth Program is 6 p.m. Evening worship is 7 p.m. Wednesday night, children and youth program is 7 p.m. Other ministries offered are Women's Bible Study on Thursday nights, with a Beth Moore Study "David Seeking A Heart Like His." Woman's Missionary Union meets the third Tuesday of every month. Call the church and leave a message for further information 829-5858.

Seventh Day Adventist
The church is located at 4401 Frankfort Road, and the concert is free.

Simpsonville Baptist
FireFresh Summer Camp Benefit is 5-8 p.m. today at FireFresh BBQ in Shelbyville. Enjoy a great meal and help our students attend summer camp. RADICAL class, by David Platt Discipleship, begins 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The cost is $5 for the book. Sign up online at simpsonvillebaptist.com. Mission Fest Fish Fry is 5-8 p.m. Friday at the church. The cost is adults, $8 and children $5. Take out meals are available. The meal includes Alaskan Pollock, French fries, baked beans, cole slaw, dessert and drink.

Simpsonville Christian
A monthly potluck on Sunday following the worship celebration. The celebration begins at 10:50 a.m. Achan Heart is the sermon subject. After the potluck a group will move on to the Christian Church Homes in Louisville to hold a worship celebration for the residents beginning at 3 p.m. Simpsonville Christian and Simpsonville United Methodist Churches are working together to present an Easter Cantata for everyone who wishes to attend. The last topic Sunday, a 2-day retreat, is being planned. Interested couples are urged to call the church at 722-8995 before Sunday.

Simpsonville United Methodist
Hartz to Hearts Quilters meet 10 a.m. on Fridays. For information call the church office 722-8962. Methodist United Women meets 10 a.m. Saturday for call to prayer and self denial. Girl Scouts meet at 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in fellowship hall. Methodist Mountain Mission Truck will pick up on March 28. All good and usable items are needed. If possible, place your donations in boxes. Confirmation class continues through March 27. Attendance for each class is strongly encouraged. For information, call the church office.

Victory Baptist
Sunday school and worship will resume Sunday.

Waddy Christian
Worship is 10 a.m. for Sunday school, 11 a.m. for church service.