Church news: March 25, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

A fish fry is 4:30-7:30 p.m. today, Friday, April 8 and 15. Good food at a good price. All proceeds will go to scholarships and the building fund. 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.

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

Centenary Methodist
Confirmation class meets 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Networking class meets 3-8 p.m. Sunday. Mountain Mission will pick up donated items on Monday. Donated items should be boxed for easy storage. Missions team host the luncheon 11:30-noon Tuesday at Victory Baptist. Acolyte training will be 7-7:50 p.m. Wednesday. Participants should report promptly to the sanctuary. There will be no regular scheduled programming during spring break. The church office will be opened.

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.

Christiansburg Baptist
Choir Rehearsal is 5 p.m. Sunday. A fellowship meal is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Clay Street Baptist
Usher Board Anniversary is Sunday. 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
Usher board anniversary is Sunday. Rev. Lincoln Bingham will be the guest speaker for the morning service. MCMFLC spring break lock-in is 7 p.m.-7 a.m. April 8. The cost is $12. Mission Society Anniversary is April 10. The guest speaker will be Minister Woodson Parker of Louisville. 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
Nikolai Syravotky, a Russian missionary, will share about his ministry among Russian Baptists during Sunday morning worship; a fellowship meal is planned following the service. A volunteer sign-up sheet is available at the church for those wishing to help with the SBA "Touched Twice" Clinic scheduled for April 16. 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 is having a fundraiser lunch and dinner Thursday. The cost of the meals is $6 for lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and $7 for dinner, 4-7 p.m., either eat in, carry out, or possibly have delivery. Place your order by Wednesday by calling 502-633-0734 or 502-682-1018, or by sending an E-mail to marti.brown@living-waters.org. 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. A salad and sewing social is at 1 p.m. Sunday 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
Touched Twice Ministry is April 16. YAH departs at 10:30 a.m. from church by bus Thursday. "Living Last Supper" service and meal will be after the 11 a.m. service April 17. Senior Pastor Steve Rice is leading a Holy Land trip Nov. 10-19.

First Christian
Two worship services are offered each Sunday. The early worship service is at 9 a.m. in the chapel and the second service is at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. and there are classes for all ages. A special program will be held during the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday to rededicate a piano that was recently refurbished. The Rev. David Pilkinton, minister of music, will conduct the rededication service, which will include music and a history of the piano. Purchased by the Guild at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Keystone Sunday school class, the piano has been used in worship services for many decades and is currently used during the 9 a.m. service each Sunday. Immediately following the 11 a.m. worship service, a reception will be held to honor Wiley Benson, student youth minister, for her ministry to the youth of the church. Benson is leaving the student minister position to devote time to her seminary studies. The Pastor's Class, to prepare young people for making their confession of faith prior to baptism, will begin Sunday. The Rev. Dave Charlton will lead the 4-week class. The First Christian Church congregation is receiving a special offering through its Week of Compassion ministry to help with the relief efforts in Japan following the recent earthquake and tsunami. Any donations should be marked "Week of Compassion - Japan." Mark your calendars for an Easter Egg Hunt on April 23 at First Christian. The Nurture Committee is asking the congregation to provide plastic eggs and bags of individually wrapped candies for the event. A trip is planned on April 1 to Derby Dinner Playhouse to see the award-winning musical, "Jesus Christ Superstar" - tickets are $36 and several seats in the group are still available. The CWF meets 10 a.m. April 5. Thelma McGuire will continue her study of the book of Revelation. Please read chapter 10 from the KJV. Bring a sandwich and share fellowship with the ladies of the CWF. FCC will prepare the meal for God's Kitchen on April 7, and for the Open Door of Hope on April 16. The next Wednesday night dinner is 6 p.m. April 13. The Recycled Teenagers will be going to Whistle Stop in Glendale on April 20. The bus will leave at 10:15 a.m. Call the church office at 633-3345 to make your reservation. The church will observe a 24 hour prayer vigil beginning at noon on April 21 and concluding at noon on Good Friday. The Maundy Thursday service will begin at 7 p.m. April 21. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for the children on April 23. The Easter Sunrise Service will begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by the Sunrise Breakfast at 8:15 a.m. Olan Mills Studios will be at the church May 19-21 to take photos for a new church directory. The Outreach Committee will hold its annual Mission Fair on May 1. For more information about any of these events, contact the church office at (502) 633-3345. The CWF continues to collect hearing aid batteries for recycling. The church is located at 1000 Eminence Pike.

First Presbyterian
Good Grief will meet for lunch at Wendy's Restaurant following worship on Sunday. Monday night is the final tutoring session of this semester for Arriba Ninos. Tutoring begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at First Christian Church. Girl Scouts meet 6 p.m. Monday. Cub Scouts meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Adult choir rehearsal is at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. 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
An appreciation breakfast for all Upward coaches is 8 a.m. Saturday. The church bus will leave at 3:45 p.m. for the kid's family bowling Saturday. All Sunday school teachers are invited to a cake and punch reception in honor of their service 5 p.m. Sunday. 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.)

Living Waters
Doc Shell, pastor of Christ Chapel in Florence, Ala., will be the guest speaker at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Methodist celebrations
The Shelby Circuit Charge will visit 11:30 a.m. Sunday with Rev. Robert Marshall as the speaker at the Galilee Baptist Church in Louisville. St. John United Methodist Church revival is March 27-29 with the Eric Johnson as guest speaker at Galilee Baptist Church. These worship services lead us into lent season toward Easter.

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

Pigeon Fork Baptist
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
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.

Simpsonville Christian
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 Friday. For information call church office 722-8962. Methodist Mountain Mission Truck will pick up on Monday. All good and usable items are needed. If possible, place your donations in boxes. Girl Scouts meet at 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in fellowship hall. Confirmation class continues through Sunday. Attendance for each class is strongly encouraged. For information, call the church office.

Victory Baptist
Sunday school and worship resumes.

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