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Church news: March 2, 2012

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By Sharon Warner

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

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, come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

Bagdad Baptist
The church is going tubing/skiing at Perfect North on Saturday. Baptist Men’s Day is Sunday. Breakfast will begin at 9 a.m., and worship will be at 10:30 a.m.

Bethesda Church of God
Revival services with the Kaufman/Bewley family will be March 11-14. Services will be 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The church is located at 2246 Taylorsville Road.

Centenary United Methodist
The Ladies Lunch Bunch will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church for lunch at Science Hill Inn at 11:30 a.m. Call the church office to make reservations.

Centennial Baptist
The theme will be “women seeking God first find wisdom and a new life” during women’s month. Speakers will be Rev. Natasha Burley White, Terra O'Nan, Connie Jones and Anna Ashby. Pastor is Don R. Burley, and chairpersons of the program are deacon Ada Blackburn and Claudia Burley. The church is located at 808 Heinsville Road in Christiansburg.

Christiansburg Baptist
The church will have fellowship meal 6:30 p.m. tonight. Don't forget a can good for the backpack program. A business meeting will be after the evening worship at 6 p.m. March 11. The youth will serve breakfast at 9 a.m. March 18. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Worship hour is at 11 a.m. Choir rehearsal is at 5 p.m. Evening services/youth meeting is at 6. Wednesday prayer meeting/youth meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 1037 Frys Oldburg Road, Bagdad. Rev. Herb Slaughter is pastor, and James Edrington is youth minister.

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

Clay Street Baptist
The financial peace university will be at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays through May 17 at the church’s family life center. Call 502-321-4978 or 502-417-8600 or E-mail clayramsey@insightbb.comfor more information.

Cropper Baptist
The adult choir is working on music for the Easter cantata; persons interested in joining should show up at 5 p.m. Sunday. A youth choir has been formed and practices on Wednesday evenings; contact Student Pastor Spurgeon for more information. Nursery attendants are needed; contact Carrie B. Trotta if available to help. Contact Sue Wilson if you are willing to serve on the Missions and Evangelism Committee. The food pantry is in need of restocking; contact Louie or LaFern James for a list of needed items. Cropper Baptist 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 Bible study is 7. FUEL for the youth is at 7 p.m. Men’s Bible study will be 7 a.m. Saturday. Sunday morning prayer time at 9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Come and fellowship with us.

Elmburg Baptist
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 Street.

Finchville Baptist
Doing some spring cleaning and not sure what to do with your new or gently used clothing, furniture, household items, etc? The Guatemala Missions Team is now accepting items to put in a yard sale that will help send the team on its trip in July. The yard sale will take place on April 14. Keep watching for more details. Mark your calendars now for our next church fellowship meal March 11 after the 11 a.m. worship service. The Fellowship Committee will be providing the meat and drinks, so bring side dishes and desserts. The Touched Twice Clinic is at 10 a.m-4 p.m. March 17. This is a ministry that meets the physical, spiritual and medical needs of those in our backyard. If you are interested in volunteering to be a part of this outreach event, visit www.shelbytouchedtwice.com.

First Baptist Shelbyville
Rev. Stephen Rice continues with chapter 10 of Nehemiah, continuing through to Palm Sunday, April 1. The service times are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Bible study is at 9:45 a.m. Kris White's "Beyond Compare" and Men's Bible Study are at 5 p.m. Sunday. Check the Sunday bulletin for place. NEXT LEVEL Wednesday continues at 5 p.m. with a catered meal and classes. MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) meets the first Wednesday of the month. Free nursery care is available. Young at Heart will go to Golden Corral Thursday, departing at 10:30 a.m. Call Daisy Baxter at 633-4836 regarding the trip. Crescent Place Bible study, led by Fielding Ballard, is at 1 p.m. Senior Adult Citizen's Center is at 2 p.m. Touched Twice preparations begin on March 10 with a Heart Call/Heart Talk Training Conference at 10 a.m.-noon. Touched Twice commissioning is March 16, with Touched Twice being held at the Family Life Center on March 17. Project 1189, "Read The Bible Through," begins March 11. Slots are available for those who wish to read selected chapters of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Those attending the Winter JAM on March 10 at Rupp Arena need to contact amcdonald@fbcshelbyville.com. UPWARD Basketball Celebration is March 13 in the Fellowship Hall. Contact John Raizor (321-1599) for more information.

First Christian
The CWF will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Thelma McGuire will continue her study of the book of Revelation. All ladies are invited to attend. The Nurture Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The administration committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday. All youth in grades 6-12 are invited to youth group 5-7 p.m. on Sunday evenings. The next Wednesday night dinner is 6 p.m. March 14. Reservations are required and should be made by noon March 12. The meal will be catered, and the cost is $8 per adult and $4 per child. All children (fifth grade and younger) are invited to the Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. on March 31. 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. Dave 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 Cub Scouts will be setting up for the Pinewood Derby at 4 p.m. today at the church today. Knit-Wits meet 10 a.m. Saturday. The younger children's choir will practice at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. The older children's choir will practice following worship. Good Grief will gather for lunch following worship at Wendy's Restaurant. Tyler's Book Traders will be trading books following worship. Children are encouraged to bring in their books to trade with each other. Arriba Ninos Tutoring Program continues at 6 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church. Session meets at 7 p.m. Monday. Presbyterian Women will gather at 10 a.m. Tuesday for Bible study. Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Boy Scouts at 7 p.m. The adult choir will rehearse at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday. The "Changing the World Two by Two" campaign runs all of 2012. The goal is to raise $5,000 for Heifer Project International. The church will continue to collect gloves, mittens, hats, scarves and socks to be distributed to local schools throughout the winter months. Place knitted or crocheted blocks for Warm Up America in the identified hatbox in the Assembly Room. Anyone interested in going on the Holiday World trip should drop off his or her survey form at the office.

Grace Fellowship of Waddy
Grace Fellowship of Waddy with Pastor Carter Barnett meets 10:30 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday 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 at 11:15 a.m., and consecration shut-in 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 worship service is 11:30. Rev. Leslie J. Harris is the pastor.

Highland Baptist
The deacons will meet at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, and following the evening worship service there will be a reception for Jon and Bobbi Caranna. The homebound meals will be delivered Monday. The Good Timers will go to Hometown Buffet at 11 a.m. for lunch Tuesday. Contact Martha Tipton for reservations. The Women on Missions will go to Crestview Nursing Home for a devotional at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Adult Choir Easter Retreat will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 10. AARP Foundation volunteers will provide free income tax assistance at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. For appointments or information, call 633-3665 or 487-1612.

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

Lighthouse Baptist
The church is located at 696 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville (across from the Masonic Home).

Living Waters Church
Retired Marine Corps Col. John Somerville will unfold the biblical and current “hot button” issues concerning Israel at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. He is the Central States Coordinator for Christians United For Israel (CUFI). For further information, call the church office at 502-633-0734. There are collection bins in the east hallway for donations of non-perishable foods, toiletries, Bibles, and over the counter medicines for the Shelby Touch Twice ministry, which will be March 17.

Mount Moriah Baptist
Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Mount Eden is sponsoring a 5K walk/run at 8-10 a.m. on March 24. There is a $25 registration fee, and all participants will receive a T-shirt. To obtain an application, E-mail kallieconway@yahoo.com, or call 502-738-9620 or come to church services. All proceeds will benefit our mission to Haiti and Big Creek trips and Annie Armstrong Mission offering.

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 p.m. 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. beginning Sunday. The church is located at 4429 Aiken Road in Todds Point.

New Beginning Pentecostal
The church is located at 181 Alpine Drive. William D. Beasley is pastor.

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

Olive Branch United Methodist
The church is located at 6383 Zaring Mill Road, and Rev. Garry Polston is the pastor. Services include Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship service, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; men’s Bible study, 7 p.m. Tuesday; prayer meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday; youth meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday. 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
Sunday services include Sunday School at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 and the evening service at 7. Wednesday night service begins at 7. A special Bible study called "GodQuest: Discover the God your Heart is Searching For" will last for 6 weeks at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through April 12. The cost for required materials is $8, and childcare will be provided. The First Place for Health program, which promotes finding better health and wellness through Christ, meets weekly on Wednesday nights at 6. Movie Night with snacks provided will be April 14. This event is for families. The church is located at 5090 Hickory Ridge Road in Waddy.

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

Seventh-day Adventist
The church will host a fundraiser for Bibles for Africa following the 5:30 p.m. Vespers are on Saturday. Vegetarian chili will be the featured entrée, $5 for adults and $3 for children. The church is at 4401 Frankfort Road.

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

Simpsonville Baptist
A pancake breakfast fundraiser for student summer camp will be at 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s. Tickets are $7 each. For more information, contact Angie in the church office (722-5246 ext. 18). Worship is at 9 a.m. Sunday, with special guest speaker J. Mark Wilson, an international professional rodeo association showcase champion bullfighter. The AWANA grand prix is at noon. A Father/Daughter Ball will be at 6:30 p.m. March 18. Tickets are $25 per couple and $10 per additional daughter. Ticket includes speaker, meal, entertainment and father/daughter gift. Tickets must be purchased by March 11. To order tickets or for more information, call 722-5246 ext. 18. The dance is intended to girls fourth-grade and older. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for worship times and more information.

Simpsonville United Methodist
The Dulcimers practice the first Monday of every month at 1 p.m. There is an AA group that meets at 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Hartz to Hearts Quilters meet every Friday in Fellowship Hall at 10 a.m. For more information, call 722-8962. The church is located at 105 1st St. in Simpsonville.

St. James Episcopal
Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 10 a.m. Sunday school for ages 12 and under is 9:45 a.m. on Sundays. Child-care services are available on Sundays. Lenten services will be 12:15 p.m. and 6 p.m. each Wednesday. A soup and sandwich meal will be held after each service for anyone wishing to attend.