Church news: March 20, 2011

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By Sharon Warner


If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.


Bagdad Baptist

Family cookout night is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. Families are asked to bring two side dishes. Fifth Sunday evening service for area churches is May 29 at Bagdad Baptist. You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.


Beechridge Baptist

Vacation Bible School is 6-8:30 p.m. June 12-17. Come along on an Amazon Expedition, The Ultimate Trek through Time. Classes are for ages 4-12. For more information, directions or transportation arrangements E-mail beechridge@hughes.net.


Centenary Methodist

Kroger Scholarship applications are due Friday afternoon. Kids Korner will meet 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday. Special glaucoma testing will be performed with parental permission. Sunday services will be Senior Sunday, focusing on Centenary's 2011 graduates. Centenary's Youth Fellowship will be involved in a fundraiser at Cattleman's Restaurant at 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday. Wednesday evening fellowship dinner will be the last dinner until the fall session begins. End of the year party will be 6-7:30 p.m. Centenary will host a speaker from the Methodist Home of Versailles on May 29. It is also the Fifth Sunday special offering day. Home Mission Team will host Victory Baptist church for lunch 11:30-noon on May 31. A Loving Choice baby bottle fundraiser is being offered to Centenary's congregation.


Christiansburg Baptist

A church-wide clean-up/work day begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. There will be a meeting of the VBS faculty following morning worship Sunday.


Clay Street Baptist

Spiritual Women’s Ministry is 7 p.m. next Friday, with guest speaker Dana Gaines. ACC Day anniversary is 11 a.m. May 29 with guest speaker, Rev. Jim Carter.


Clay Village Baptist

The fifth Sunday evening services will be May 29 with Blend as the entertainment.


Cropper Baptist

A youth event is planned for today, with youth meeting at the CLC building at 6:30 p.m. Contact Shannon Osten for more details. Children in Action will sponsor a spaghetti luncheon following morning worship on Sunday to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. To volunteer food for the meal, contact Sandy Powell or Anna Woods. A wedding shower for Elizabeth Fenwick and Wes Long is 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the CLC building. Nominating committee will meet Wednesday at the church. Children In Action will visit residents at the Hurstbourne Care Center on May 29. Volunteers willing to help with Vacation Bible School, on June 17-18, are asked to contact Carrie Trotta. Cub and Girl Scouts meet every Monday at 6 p.m.


Father’s Love

A lunch and dinner will be held on Thursday. The cost of the meals is $6 for lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and $7 for dinner, 4-7 p.m., and you may eat in, carry out, or possibly have it delivered. Place your order by Wednesday by calling 633-0734 or 502-682-1018, or E-mail marti.brown@living-waters.org. Father’s Love, an urban ministry of Living Waters Church, is located at 624 Henry Clay Street.


First Baptist Shelbyville

The After Prom Party is 11:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. today and Saturday for any promgoers from any school. The party will include live music, glow-in-the-dark sports (dodge ball). prom T-shirt, pancake breakfast, couple or group photos and prizes, and it's all free. Call Student Pastor Andy McDonald for more information 633-1317. McDonald leads the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday, "Graduate Sunday," recognizing the local high school and college graduates of FBC. He continues the sermon series, "The Life You Always wanted" with "Life with the End in Mind." The piano and violin students of Rev. Geoffrey and Mary McGillen will present a recital in the FBC choir suite at 2:30 p.m. Selections will include classical, movie and theater music and praise band literature. Young At Heart goes to Carrollton, Butler State Park Lodge, for luncheon, departing at 10 a.m. then to the nearby outlet mall for shopping. Call Geoffrey McGillen (220-0020) for more information. Baby Bottle distribution for ALC Pregnancy Center continues through Father's Day, June 19. Collections for Alabama Missions are continuing. Drop your donations to the Church Welcome Center. FBC students are evangelizing to neighborhood areas around FBC Wednesday, committing themselves to service and missions toward others. For more information, call 633-1317 or E-mail McDonald at amcdonald@fbcshelbyville.com.


First Christian

FCC sponsors a community yard sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on June 18. Call 633-3345 to reserve your space. Two spaces are $8, three spaces are $10 and four spaces are $12. The rain date is June 25. All proceeds benefit the Christmas project. The CWF meets at 10 a.m. on June 7. Thelma McGuire will continue her study of the book of Revelation. The CWF continues to collect hearing aid batteries and items for the boutique at the Christian homes. FCC will prepare the meal for the Open Door of Hope on Saturday and for God's Kitchen on June 2. The weekly sermons may be read online at www.davidcharlton.blogspot.com. Rev. Dave Charlton leads both worship services. The early service begins at 9 a.m. in the chapel and the 11 a.m. service is in the sanctuary. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m., and there are classes available for all ages. The nursery is available during Sunday school and the 11 a.m. worship service. The church is located at 1000 Eminence Pike.


First Presbyterian

Graduates will be honored, and a celebration of the sacrament of Holy Baptism is during the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday. Good Grief will meet at Wendy's Restaurant for lunch following worship. Girl Scouts meet 6 p.m. Monday; Cub Scouts meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; and Boy Scouts meet 7 p.m. Thursday. Children and youth, kindergarten thru senior, are invited to participate in the Presbyterian Summer Adventures Program during June and July. All activities will take place on Sunday mornings, staring at 9:45 a.m., and will include fishing, paddle boating, exploring, etc. Registration is required, and a signup sheet is in the Assembly Room. For additional information contact the church office at 633-2693.


Greater Tabernacle Baptist

The church meets every Sunday at the Kentucky Utilities Auditorium. Sunday School is 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Rev. Leslie J. Harris is the pastor.


Highland Baptist

There will not be a 8:15 a.m. service Sunday. The Faith Forward Team will facilitate a series of conversations about Highland’s next chapter 4 p.m. Sunday, and share a meal together and special prayer time at 6:30 p.m. The church will kickoff the annual A Loving Choice baby bottle campaign. Money raised will help fund the ministry of ALC, which is a non-profit agency. Baby bottles need to be returned June 19. VBS will go on a Big Apple Adventure 6:30-9 p.m. June 12-16.


Holy Cross Lutheran

The church is located at 181 Old Seven Mile Pike.


Living Waters

The youth group, H2O, will have a free carwash on Saturday at Advance Auto Parts on Boone Station Road.  Any donations received will benefit the youth group and a mission trip to Honduras.


New Beginning Pentecostal

Sunday morning service begins at 11 a.m. Sunday school is 10 a.m. William D. Beasley is the pastor of the church located at 181 Alpine Drive.


New Hope

Van ministry is 10 a.m. Saturday. Fellowship meal is following morning worship Sunday. The public is invited. M.O.C., men’s ministry meets 7 p.m. Tuesday. Special music with the Big Creek Bluegrass, featuring 8-year-old Kyle Ramey on the mandolin and fiddle, is 6 p.m. Sunday. A love offering will be taken.


Olive Branch United Methodist

A mini-revival is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday by Greg and D.J. Trout.


Open Door Christian Center

Woman's Missionary Union meets the third Tuesday of every month. Call the church and leave a message for further information 829-5858.


Pigeon Fork Baptist

Sunday school is 10 a.m. and morning worship is 11 a.m. Other ministries offered are Women's Bible Study on Thursday nights. Woman's Missionary Union meets the third Tuesday of every month. Call the church and leave a message for further information 829-5858.


Simpsonville Baptist

Beth Moore’s Here and Now….There and ThenBible study is 6:30 p.m. Thursday through July 7. FireFresh Student Camp Benefit is 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for worship times. A retirement reception for Linda Kerr, adventure club preschool director, is 2-4 p.m. June 5. Friends, family and former students are greatly encouraged to attend to help celebrate her many years of service to our children.


Simpsonville Christian

The annual yard sale is Saturday in fellowship hall of the church. The sale begins at 8 a.m. through 2 p.m. with large variety of stuff. The music department will present "A Service in Song" on Sunday. This service will feature Faith for Life, the praise band from St. Matthews Baptist Church. Others will also perform.


Simpsonville United Methodist

A church picnic is Sunday at Simpsonville Park’s picnic shelter. Meat and drinks will be provided. Bring a dish and chair. Hartz to Hearts Quilters meet 10 a.m. every Friday in the fellowship hall. If you can’t sew, you can cut material, or iron. Come for the fellowship.