Church news: March 7, 2014

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Harpist performs at First Baptist Shelbyville

Allen Chapel
Regular morning worship is at 9:30. Rev. Robert Marshall is the pastor. The churchis located on KY 55 in Finchville.

Bagdad Baptist
Teen girls are signing up now for Girls of Grace in Louisville on Saturday. The children are going skating on March 15. Biggest Loser meets at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. The Daniel Plan is coming to Bagdad Baptist, beginning March 15. For information, contact the church 747-8933. The church is located at 5790 Elmburg Road in Bagdad.

Beechridge Baptist
The church is located on Beechridge Road in Bagdad.

Bethel A.M.E.
Church services start with 9:45 for Sunday school and 11 a.m. for worship service. The pastor is Rev. Linda Jackson. The church is located at 414 Henry Clay Street.

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

Buffalo Lick Baptist
Sunday school is 10 a.m., morning worship 11 a.m. The pastor is Rev. Jeff Peed. The church is located at 2530 Elmburg Road.

Burks Branch Baptist
Spring revival services will be April 27-30. Evangelists Steve Rice and Paul Chitwood will preach. Curtis Woods will bring the message on Wednesday night. Steve Skaggs will lead the music. Sunday school will be at 9:50 a.m., with worship services at 11. A business meeting will follow the service on Sunday. The choir will have a short practice for the upcoming Easter cantata after the worship service. Wednesday services will begin at 6 p.m., with Acteens followed by JAM-Jesus and Me for kids and prayer meeting at 6:30.Regular choir practice is at 7 p.m. Follow Friends of Burks Branch Baptist Church on facebook to find this information and information about upcoming events, or call the church at 502-321-7187.

Centenary United Methodist
The March sermon schedule will be from the "Past Lessons, Today’s Direction, Tomorrow’s Destination" series. Sunday's message will be "Salvation is Only the Beginning of the Story" from the book of 2 Peter 1. Administration Day, beginning with staff meeting at 2 p.m., will be Monday. Other meetings will be at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. The Harriet Poynter/Lucile Smith Circle meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Regular Wednesday evening programming will begin with the meal at 5:45 p.m. The Youth Group will plan several events for spring: Discovery Weekend and Senior Recognition Sunday. Dates will be posted at a later time. Children's ministry was able to donate paper to several teachers at five schools. Their mission/service project is collecting pop-top cans of soup for the Backpack Program. The congregation is being asked to donate plastic eggs and candy for the Easter Egg Hunt. Kids Korner will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Centennial Baptist
March is Women's Month, and the theme is “Sister's Sharing Faith, Hope and Love.”Speaking this month will be Sister Ada Blackburn, Sister Carla Beach, Sister Latice Evans, Sister Claudia Burley and Sister Jeanetta Stone. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., with morning service at 11. The church is located at 808 Heinsville Road in Christiansburg.

Christiansburg Baptist
Sunday services begin at 9:45 a.m., with Sunday school, and worship is at 11. Adult Bible study/prayer meeting and youth meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. March events include week of prayer for North American Missions and the Lottie Moon Easter Offering through Sunday; daylight savings time begins Sunday; business meeting, Sunday; and WMU, Tuesday. The Shelby Touched Twice Ministry event, is March 15. Fellowship meal is March 26, and fifth Sunday joint worship with Indian Fork is March 30. Visit www.christiansburgbaptistchurch.org. The church is located at 1037 Frys Oldburg Road near Bagdad.

Church of Annunciation
Eucharist Adoration will be in the chapel from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 9 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 10 p.m. Friday. If you know of anyone who is sick or homebound and wants pastoral care, interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or becoming Catholic, call the parish office at 633-1547.

Clay Street Missionary Baptist
Skating, fun, food and games will be from 6 to 10 p.m. every Friday at the Marnel C. Moorman Family Life Center. The cost is $5. The church is located at 1940 Midland Trail.

Clayvillage Baptist
Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., with morning worship at 11. For more information, call 502-321-2757. The church is located at 46 Lawson Lane, just off U.S. 60.

Cropper Baptist
Ball group meets at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Bell House. A soup-and-sandwich luncheon will be after church on March 23 to discuss what we are looking for in a pastor. Church council meets at 6:30 p.m. March 26. The challenge is to bring an unchurched friend or family member to church on March 30. The church is collecting for the Annie Armstrong offering, with a goal of $400. VBS is planned for June 20, 21 and 22. The food pantry is in need of perishable items.

Crossroad Lighthouse
The pastor is Rev. Paul Harvey. For more information, call 220-1810. The church is located at 220 Clear Creek Road in Eminence.

Dover Baptist
Kickoff for 40 days of prayer will be Sunday. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Contact the church at 633-0502.

Elmburg Baptist
Game night will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Bring your favorite games, snacks and drinks. There will be a business meeting following Sunday morning's worship service. Team Kids begins at 6 p.m. Sunday and Bible study is at 6:30.The church is located at 11307 Elmburg Road.

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

Finchville Baptist
Eggstravaganza!, the biggest egg hunt, will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 19 at Finchville Park. There will be free food, candy-filled eggs and prizes to make your child’s Saturday a favorite. There will be different park locations for various ages to ensure fun and safety for all. An Easter cantata will be performed at 10:30 a.m. April 13 in the Finchville Baptist Sanctuary, followed by free fellowship meal; Good Friday service 7 p.m. April 18; sunrise service at 6:45 a.m. on April 20 at Finchville Park. The deacons will serve free breakfast at 7:15 a.m. in Finchville Baptist Fellowship Hall. Community Easter service will be at 10:30 a.m. at Ruritan Building.Visit www.finchvillebaptist.com and click on Youth News. The church is located at 5270 Taylorsville Road.

First Baptist Shelbyville
Bible fellowship is at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. D-Now weekend is this weekend, starting Friday night. Forty-eight are participating in the jam-packed, youth-oriented Christian service, worship and study time. Highview Baptist in Eastwood is the base for the group worship, with local host homes providing shelter for the weekend retreat. University of the Cumberlands students will mentor the high-school and middle-school students. This Saturday is the last Upward Basketball game series. The awards night ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary. For more information, contact Chad Lynn at clynn@fbcshelbyville.com.Proverbs Challenge is being offered by the student ministry leaders throughout the month of March. For more information, contact Kris White at 633-1317. YAH meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Shelbyville Country Club on Smithfield Road. For more information, contact Daisy Baxter at 633-4836. Preparations for Touched Twice, which occurs at FBC on March 15, have begun. For more information, contact the church office, 633-1317.

First Christian
The Stations of the Cross may be viewed from 6 to 7 p.m. every Friday through April 11 and on April 17. The Stations of the Cross retraces the steps of Jesus from the time of his sentence to crucifixion to the placing of his body in the tomb. There are 14 stations that are recognized, and each station focuses on something that took place on the journey from Pilate’s residence to the tomb. Each station has been portrayed in an original piece of artwork, done by a member of the congregation, and an accompanying booklet offers devotions, Scripture readings and prayers that relate to each station. The Nurture Committee meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Administration Committee meets at 7 p.m. Thursday. SC3, the Shelby County Community Children's Choir, will present its Beatles concert at 7:30 p.m. March 16. Admission is free. The choir is directed by James Ray Morgan. The church is a collection site for Edge Outreach Shoes for Water. Donations of new and used shoes create clean drinking water for people in need. Shoes of all types are acceptable – from flip-flops to high heels, from boots to football cleats. FCC also is collecting used hearing-aid batteries, box tops, Campbell’s labels, eyeglasses, plastic bags (Kroger, Walmart, etc.), coupons (current or expired), canceled postage stamps, pop tops from aluminum cans and current magazines for mission projects. Kroger gift cards may be purchased from the church. Each time a card is purchased or reloaded, the church earns 4 percent. Contact the church office for more information. The weekly sermons may be read online at ww.davidcharlton.blogspot.com, viewed online on YouTube and you may follow FCC on twitter @fccshelbyville. The prayer chapel is open during normal office hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for anyone seeking a quiet place to pray. 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. Two worship services are held at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary. The church is located at 1000 Eminence Pike.

First Presbyterian
Parents and More Night Out at First Presbyterian will return on Friday. Parents will drop off their children at Catering by Kate (Bemiss), at 934 Main St. in Shelbyville, about 5:30 p.m. Parents and other young adults will be leaving to go to Hometown Pizza for some fellowship and story-swapping. Good Grief meets for lunch following Sunday's worship service. See Barbara Troyer for the destination. Arriba Ninos Tutoring continues at 6 p.m. on Mondays, First Christian Church. Girl Scouts meet at 6 p.m. Monday; Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. and Boy Scouts meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Presbyterian Women will gather at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Youth Covenant Group at 6 p.m. and adult choir rehearsal at 7. Anyone interested in going to Morehead State University's Build-A-Bed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 should contact Lynn Whittaker by March 15 to register. Build-A-Bed targets a very specific and often neglected community, the working poor. Many Kentucky children are living in homes with not enough beds or none at all. The mission of the Morehead Build-A-Bed project is to ensure that 75 children are guaranteed a proper place to sleep in their home. Along with a handmade twin bed and mattress, each child gets a bedtime bag which includes a sheet set, comforter/quilt, a book, alarm clock or night light, stuffed animal and a hygiene kit.

Grace Assembly of God
Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Praise and worship is at 10:30. Children’s church for ages 4-12 and a nursery are provided. Sunday service starts at 6 pm. Wednesday Bible study and children’s activities begin at 7 p.m. Adult Bible study is titled “Gifts for the Marketplace.” This is a study on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Timeless Treasurers (seniors) will meet Tuesday. Food will be taken to Open Door of Hope men’s shelter on Monday. The “Women of Grace” will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Men’s ministry breakfast is March 15. Everyone is welcome. The church is located across from Claudia Sanders Dinner House on U.S. 60.

Grace Fellowship of Waddy
For more information, call 829-5777. The church is located at 2865 Waddy Road.

Graefenburg Baptist
Call 829-5324 for more information. The church is located on U.S. 60, just west of the Shelby/Franklin County line.

Graefenburg Christian
The church is located at the intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 151 at Graefenburg.

Greater Shiloh Temple
The church is located at 1100 Equity Street.

Hempridge Baptist
Check out the church’s Facebook page at Hempridge Baptist Church, which is located near Waddy.

Highland Baptist
AARP is offering free tax filing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Contact Betty or Marvin Rogers at 502-487-1612 for an appointment or for more information. Senior meals will be delivered Monday. The M&Ms are going to Wild Eggs for lunch at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. For reservations, contact Martha Tipton. Wednesday night supper is at 6 p.m. with a business meeting to follow at 7 p.m.

Holy Cross Lutheran
For more information, call 647-3696. The church is located at the corner of KY 53 South and Old Seven Mile Pike.

Indian Fork Baptist
Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., Bible study/prayer at 6 p.m. and youth and team kids at 6 p.m. The church is located at 6776 Bagdad Road.

Kingdom House
Pastors are Josh and Melissa Settles. For information, call Rev. Josh Settles at 502-803-0093. Theministry is at 802 Washington St.

Lighthouse Baptist
For more information, call 502-552-3648 or visit the church’s Facebook page at Lighthouse Baptist Church of Shelbyville.The church is located at 696 Frankfort Road, across from Masonic Home Shelbyville.

Little Union Baptist
Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Worship service is 11 a.m. For more information, contact the church at 502-252-7051, the pastor at 252-0126 or send an E-mail to LUBCMail@yahoo.com.The church is located at 4620 Little Union Road in Taylorsville.

Living Waters
A men’s chili supper is at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the fellowship hall. Sign up at the information counter in the sanctuary. The young families/adults will have a potluck on Sunday in the fellowship hall after the morning service. RSVP by calling the church office at 633-0734 or sending an E-mail to nina.hinkle@living-watersorg. The Shelby County Touched Twice Free Clinic will be March 15 at First Baptist Church. Visit www.shelbytouchedtwice.com to register as a volunteer. The youth will go to the Winterjam Tour at Rupp Area on March 15. Tickets are $10. For more details, see Youth Pastor Jeremy Cloninger. A ladies retreat will be on March 28 and 29 at Kavanaugh Life Enrichment Center in Crestwood. The cost is $50, with the first $25 due by March 16. This will be the Beth Moore Bible Study, “Loving Well-Retreat in a Box.” Sign up at the information counter in the sanctuary. For more information on any of the above, call the church office at 502-633-0734, or E-mail info@living-waters.org.The church is located at 5425 Frankfort Road.

Mount Eden Christian
The church is located at 12241 Mount Eden Road in Mount Eden.

Mount Moriah Baptist
The church is located in Mount Eden.

Mount Pleasant Baptist
The church is located at 4429 Aiken Road in Todds Point.

New Beginning Pentecostal
For the month of March a different female speaker will visit each Sunday during the Women’s Day Celebration.Evangelist Dr. Matisa Olinger Wilborn with Kingdom Fellowship Living Word Ministries in Louisville will be the speaker at during the 11:30 a.m. service. William D. Beasley is the pastor. For more information, call 633-0277. The church is located at 646 Frankfort Road.

New Covenant
Rev. Joseph Humphrey Jr. is the pastor. The church is located at 630 Mack Walters Drive.

New Greater First Baptist
The church is located in Corpus Christi Academy (7010 U.S. 60) in Simpsonville.

New Hope
The church is located at 1745 Robin Road in Shelbyville.

New Life Baptist
Sunday school is at 10 a.m.; worship is at 11 a.m.; and Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 2378 Waddy Road in Waddy.

New Mount Zion
Youth Bible study at CDC (formerly the Mulberry Building) is every Wednesday night beginning at 7. For more information, contact the church office at 633-7991. The church is located at 704 Washington St.

Olive Branch United Methodist
Services are Sunday school at 10, morning worship at 11 and evening service at 6. Prayer meeting is at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information, call 834-7000 or 834-7767. Garry Polston is the pastor. The church is located at 6383 Zaring Mill Road.

Open Door Christian Center
For more information, call502-252-9154. The church is located at 2345 Taylorsville Road in Bloomfield.

Penny’s Chapel
For more information, call 502-895-0936. Rev. Les Whitlock is the senior pastor. The church is located at 300 Lincoln St. (Harvey Hall building) in Lawrenceburg.

Pigeon Fork Baptist
Sunday school is at 10 a.m., morning worship service is at 11. There will be no evening worship service through March. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Rev. Grant O’Dell at 502-396-0909. The church is located at 5090 Graefenburg Road in Waddy.

Pleasant Hill Christian
For more information, call 321-0564. The church is located 5 miles south of Mount Eden.

Pleasant View Baptist
The church is located at 789 Clore-Jackson Road.

Refuge Temple Church of God in Christ
The church is located at 1100 Equity St.

Rockbridge United Methodist
Wednesday night Bible study will be at 6:30 p.m. There will be no Bible study on March 19. The Sunday sermon topics are: "Today you will be with me in paradise,” based on Luke 23:43, this Sunday; "Woman, here is your son," John 19:26-27, on March 16; "My God, why have You forsaken me?" Mark 15:34 on March 23; "I am thirsty," John 19:28 on March 30; "It is finished," John 19:30, April 6; "Into Your hands I commend My spirit," Luke 23:46, April 13. Until warmer weather arrives, Sunday school and Sunday worship are being held in the church fellowship hall, which is most accessible by parking in the rear of the building. Signs are posted. The church is located at 5317 Rockbridge Road, at the intersection of Rockbridge and KY 714.

Salem Baptist
Sunday school starts at 10 a.m., with worship service following at 11. The monthly business meeting will follow the morning worship service on Sunday. Discipleship training starts at 6 p.m. with evening worship at 7. The Team Kids and youth meet at 6 p.m., and adults are invited to discipleship training. Wednesday service begins at 7 p.m., with prayer meeting, RA's, GA's and youth meetings.

Seventh-day Adventist
The church is located at 4401 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville.

Shelby Christian
Identical services start at 9:30 and 11 a.m., with full youth programming available at both services. More information is available at 633-5975.

Shelby Congregational
There will be a praise and worship service the second Friday of each month at 7 p.m. The pastor is Ronald Walker.

Shelbyville Wesleyan
For information, call 633-0488. The church is located at 2713 Mount Eden Road.

Simpsonville Baptist
The Daniel Plan, Glorifying God in the way we eat, move and think, will be at 10 a.m. Saturdays in the fellowship hall. Prayer and coffee meeting will be at 10 a.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall. A fish fry to support missions will be from 5 to 8 p.m. March 21. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Takeout and a la carte items are available. The menu includes Alaskan pollock, french fries, baked beans, cole slaw, dessert and drink. Easter celebration will begin on Palm Sunday, April 13, during worship, when the choir will perform the musical Jesus, Only Jesus. Easter Eggsplosion will be April 19. Easter Sunday worship will be 10:30 a.m. April 20. Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m. Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.

Simpsonville Christian
The sermon series for Lent is “Need for God.” Friends, Family and Neighbor’s Sunday is March 16. Worship is at 10:50 a.m. There are three Sunday school classes: traditional (adult) at 9:45 a.m., young adult at 10 a.m.; preschoolers at 10 a.m. Nursery and children’s church are provided during the worship service. All are welcome. The church now has sermon videos online at http://simpsonvillecc.org. For more information, call 722-8995, visit the Web site and Facebook page. “The Little White Church Building on the Corner” is located on the corner of U.S. 60 and Old Veechdale Road.

Simpsonville United Methodist
There are two services on Sunday, at 8:45 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday school is 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible study is 6 p.m., with choir rehearsal at 7:30. Hartz to Hearts Quilters meet at 10 a.m. every Friday. Even if you can’t sew, you can iron while you fellowship. The church is located on 1st Street off U.S. 60 in Simpsonville.

St. James Episcopal
Ash Wednesday service will be at 7 p.m. The Rev. Jerry Cappel will be the guest speaker. Eucharist is held each Sunday at 10 a.m., and childcare is available. Rev. Fred Moffatt will lead a Bible study at 12:15 p.m. each Wednesday, followed by a light potluck lunch in the Memorial Hall. This study is open to all interested persons. Outreach programs continue for those in need for the collection of seasonal clothing, bedding and shoes, the collection of aluminum cans, and the collection of non-perishable food. Collection bins are in Memorial Hall.

Victory Baptist
Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m., with worship at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 715 Main Street.

Waddy Baptist
Sunday school begins each Sunday morning at 9:45, with the weekly worship service at 11. The church is located at 3130 Waddy Road. For more information, call 829-5164.

Waddy Christian
Sunday school is from 10 to 10:45 a.m., and worship is from 11 a.m. to noon. Bible study is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, call 502-437-9213 or visit waddychristianchurch@gmail.com.

Waddy Church of Faith
Sunday school is at 10 a.m., and worship is at 11 a.m., evening worship at 6:30. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 3920 Hickory Ridge Road.