Church news: March 30, 2012

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By Sharon Warner

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

Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499 for more information. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

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

Centenary United Methodist
The Ramp Ministry Team meets at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday to gather material for the construction of a porch landing for a church member. Another ramp project has been rescheduled for April 13-14. Junior high members are reminded of the Discovery Weekend retreat on April 27-29. Registration forms and fees are necessary before April 18. Registration and deposit for the senior high mission trip to Nashville in July is due no later than Friday, with remainder due by May 30. Forms are available on the church Web site or church office.

Centennial Baptist
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
Services begin on Sunday morning with Sunday school at 9:45 and worship hour is at 11. Choir rehearsal will be at 5 p.m. Evening worship/youth meeting is at 6. Wednesday night prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 1037 Frys Oldburg Road, Bagdad.

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

Clay Street Baptist
The annual spring lock in will be 7 p.m.-7 a.m. April 13; $15 per child. 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 youth choir practices on Wednesday’s at 6:30 p.m. 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
A fundraiser/spaghetti dinner will be after worship service on Sunday to support the youth programs. The Sunday school will change its start time to 9:50 a.m. Wednesday night Bible study and FUEL for the youth are at 7. Sunday morning worship is 11.

Elmburg Baptist
The church is located at 11307 Elmburg Road. Call 502-689-8075 for more information.

Father's Love
A fundraiser lunch and dinner will be Thursday. The cost of the meals is $7 each, and you may eat in, carry out, or possibly have delivery. Lunch is served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and dinner is served from 4-7 p.m. Place your order by Wednesday by calling 633-0734 or E-mail nina.hinkle@living-waters.org.Father’s Love, an urban ministry of Living Waters Church, is located at 624 Henry Clay St.

Finchville Baptist
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 20 and 21 at 5468 Taylorsville Road. For more information, contact the church office at 834-7973.

First Baptist Shelbyville
John Raizor leads an Instructional Basketball League at 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Saturday in the Family Life Center. No room is available in the morning sessions, but some spots are still available at a reduced price for grades 6-9 in the afternoon. For more information, contact Raizor at 321-1599. FAC swim banquet is scheduled Saturday at FBC. For more information, contact Raymond Miller. Bible study is at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. NEXT LEVEL meets at 5 p.m. Wednesday and will not meet on April 11 because of spring break. MOPS, mothers' of pre-schoolers, meets the first Wednesday of April. For more information, call Jessica Brown. YAH meets at 11 a.m. Thursday at the “Pig Out" Barbecue on KY 53 South (the old Ralph's). For more information, contact Daisy Baxter at 633-4836. Crescent Place Bible study begins at 1 p.m., with Crescent Place devotional at 2 p.m.

First Christian
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 "Changing the World Two by Two" campaign runs all of 2012. The goal is to raise $5,000 for Heifer Project International. Place knitted or crocheted blocks for Warm Up America in the identified hatbox in the Assembly Room. Anyone interested in helping with our ministry on disaster preparedness and relief should contact the church office at 633-2693.

Grace Fellowship of Waddy
The church is located 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 is at 11:15 a.m., and consecration shut-in is 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 the worship service is 11:30. Rev. Leslie J. Harris is the pastor.

Highland Baptist
Senior meals will be delivered Monday. Good Timers will go to the King Fish restaurant Tuesday. Contact Martha Tipton for reservations. Wednesday night supper will be 6 p.m. April 11 with a business meeting to follow at 7 p.m. The adult choir will present Rememberat 10:30 a.m. April 15. There will be no 8:15 a.m. service that day. 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.

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. 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 this week. 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
Services include Sunday school at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. services. Sunday night service will be 6 p.m. The church is located at 6383 Zaring Mill Road. Call 502-834-7000 for more information.

Open Door Christian Center
A fish fry, silent auction and live auction will be at 4-8 p.m. today to benefit the Northern Lights Mission. The local fish fryers are R.L. and Emma Inghram. The auctions will feature homemade cakes, pies and more. To donate, call 477-2330, 477-5013 or 502-252-9154. Entertainment will be David Stevens and Friends, Gospel I's, Philip Ingram and Larry Dennison are among the musical guests for the evening. The cost per person is $7 and includes fish, fries, cole slaw, a drink and dessert. Children under age 10 eat for $4. Tickets are available at Plum Creek Baptist Church and Open Door Christian Center, but may be purchased at the door. 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 is 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 is at 4401 Frankfort Road.

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

Simpsonville Baptist
MOPS meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Beth Moore JAMES Discipleship class begins at 6:30 p.m. on April 19. Contact Angie in the church office to sign up, at 722-5246 ext 18. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for worship times and more information.

Simpsonville United Methodist
Fellowship dinner and administration meets Sunday. Methodist Men's breakfast meeting will be 8:30 a.m. on April 7. Yard clean-up day is planned. Mountain Mission Truck will pick up on April 9. This warm weather is the perfect time to clean the closets and look in the attic and basement for items to send to the Mountain Mission.

St. James Episcopal
St. James is supporting the Weekend Backpack Program, and donations of food and/or money are needed. We are also collecting clothing in good condition, for any season and in all sizes, for those in need.