Church news: May 10, 2013

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

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.

Bagdad Baptist
The youth are studying the book of Revelation on Wednesdays. Advanced tickets are available for $15 for the Bagdad Days youth dinner and a show production of Memory Lane at 6 p.m. on May 17. Contact the church at 747-8933. Adult Bible study is at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. 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 service starts at 11 a.m. The church is located at 414 Henry Clay Street.

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

Buffalo Lick Baptist
The church is located at 2530 Elmburg Road.

Burks Branch Baptist
A church-wide visitation will be at 1 p.m. on May 11 at the church. Vacation Bible School will be June 3-7. The theme is Gospel Light's SonWest Roundup. To volunteer, contact Billy Betts. Contact the church at 321-7187 or on Facebook at Friends of Burks Branch Baptist Church. The church is located at 2023 Fox Run Road in Shelbyville.

Centenary United Methodist
Centenary will celebrate both Mother’s Day and senior recognition on Sunday. There are four students graduating. The message for Sunday is “Celebrating a Godly Heritage.” The United Methodist Women Harriet Poynter/Lucile Smith Circle meets at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the church. Catered meal starts at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday with Bible study and other programming at 6:30 pm. Children's Ministry will have its end-of-the-school-year party on the front lawn of the church. Bouncy machines, crafts and special snacks will be available for enjoyment. A summer program for preschool through fifth grades will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every other Wednesday, beginning May 29.

Centennial Baptist
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
Because of Sunday being Mother’s Day, the regularly scheduled business meeting will be postponed until the evening of May 19. Services begin at 9:45 a.m. on Sundays with Sunday school, and worship begins at 11. Evening worship hour begins at 6 for prayer and youth meetings. Wednesday night prayer meeting and youth meetings begin at 6:30. The church is located at 1037 Frys Oldburg Road near Bagdad. Visit www.christiansburgbaptistchurch.org.

Church of God of America
The morning service is at 11:15 and the afternoon service at 5. The church is located at 600 Bradshaw St. in Shelbyville. Justin Barnes is pastor.

Clay Street Missionary Baptist
The church is located at 1940 Midland Trail in Shelbyville.

Cropper Baptist
Adult and youth Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.  Choir practice is at 6 p.m. on Sundays. BALL group meets on Wednesday. Youth are to meet at the Christian Life Center on at 6:30 p.m. on May 17 to decorate for the luau.  The luau will be from 5 to 7 p.m. May 18. The cost per plate will be $5, and donations will also be accepted to help raise money for the youth to go to summer camp. The youth will have a car wash on May 18 at Chism's Hardware in Shelbyville.  There will be a fellowship meal on May 19 after church.  The Lambs of Christ will then go to Masonic Home to visit.

Dover Baptist
Mother’s Day will be observed Sunday. The church will also say goodbye to the interim pastor and his wife Ray and Terry Cummins. The new pastor and his wife, Ben and Gloria Early, will be welcomed May 19. Sunday school is at 9:50 a.m. Morning worship is at 11.

Elmburg Baptist
Team Kids will not meet Sunday night because of Mother's Day. Vacation Bible School will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 17-21. 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
Missionfuge – The Big Picture is coming. Youth camp will be July 15-19 at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg. A $75 deposit is required. For more information or total cost and registration forms, call Davey Ladner at 834-797, or find that information and forms on the youth section at www.finchvillebaptist.com. Vacation Bible School will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 2-6. Kingdom Rock will include “sciencey” fun gizmos, team-building games, Bible songs and treats. Children also will participate in a hands-on mission project and will also discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life – something called “God sightings.” To enroll visit children@finchvillebaptist.com. A team of workers will be sent to West Liberty on June 16-21 to help complete seven homes that have been built to replace those destroyed by the tornado of 2012. People interested in helping with hanging siding, building porches and general construction work are asked to bring their tools and hands ready for labor. Housing and meals will be furnished. A meeting for those interested will be after the 11 a.m. worship service on May 19. Call 834-7973. Baby bottles are available in baskets to you to fill with loose change (or dollars!) to provide financial aid to A Loving Choice Pregnancy Resource Center. This center provides services for women who are pregnant and need help with information about pregnancy, parenting, adoption, and abortion risks and procedures. Diapers, food and formula for the children is also provided in addition to Bible study and Bibles.

First Baptist Shelbyville
Kristie Barrett will be honored from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall by family and friends for her many storytelling and book-review efforts on behalf of the FBC library. Through her and the work of other volunteers, the FBC library, begun by the late Georgeanne Carpenter, has spread the gospel message through "Kristy bee" and her storytelling ministry. Rev. Curtis Woods continues his sermon series at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. This week's focus is on family: Parent and child dedications, led by Children's Minister Chad Lynn and senior adult of the year recognition, led by Rev. Geoffrey E. McGillen. For more information, contact clynn@fbcshelbyville.comor gmcgillen@fbcshelbyville.com. Bible fellowship is at 9:45 a.m. Almost $10,000 has been donated for the Russian Ministry Team, set to travel July 5-15. More donations will be accepted. For more information, contact amcdonald@fbcshelbyville.com. Graduate/Family Banquet is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, contact amcdonald@fbcshelbyville.com. Graduate Sunday will be student-led, with Michael Vaughn, Southern seminary student, preaching during both services. For more information, contact gwright@fbcshelbyville.com. No Next Level meetings during the month of May. J-term (June-July) begins at 6:30 p.m. on June 19. Young at Heart meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the church for a guest speaker and an $8 catered lunch. For more information, contact Daisy Baxter, 633-4836. A few spaces remain for preschool fall enrollment. If you desire more information or enrollment forms, contact director Jan Wonderlich at 633-4595.

First Christian
Sunday is youth Sunday. The youth will lead the 11 a.m. worship service. The Cabinet meeting is at 6 p.m. May 13, followed by the board meeting at 7 p.m. The Recycled Teenagers will go to Wilshire's on April 17 in Georgetown. The van will leave at 10 a.m. After lunch, they will travel to Cane Ridge before returning to the church. Call the church office at 633-3345 to make your reservation. The Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Shelby County Community Children's Choir will present their concert "Rock-n-Roll Radio Show" at 7:30 p.m. on May 19. Tracy Bond Bird will be the guest disc jockey. Admission is free, and donations will be accepted for the choir. Representatives from Initials Inc., Pampered Chef, Yarn Wagon, Paparazzi, Scentsy, Tootlebugz Bowz and Avon will be on site and will donate a percentage of all sales that night to the choir. The church is a collection site for Edge Outreach Shoes for Water. Donations of new and used shoes to Edge Outreach 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 is also collecting used hearing-aid batteries, box tops, Campbell’s labels, eyeglasses, plastic bags (Kroger, Walmart, etc.), coupons – current or expired, cancelled 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 www.davidcharlton.blogspot.com and you may follow FCC on twitter @fccshelbyville. The prayer chapel is open during normal office hours at 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for anyone seeking a quiet place to pray. Two worship services are held each Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11 in the sanctuary. 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. Raise money for First Christian Church's Outreach Committee just by searching the Internet with GoodSearch.com (powered by Yahoo), or shopping on-line with GoodShop.com. The church is located at 1000 Eminence Pike.

First Presbyterian
Sunday is Love Sunday. Donations collected will be used for local mission projects. Outreach Committee meets at 9 a.m Sunday. Good Grief meets for lunch following Sunday's worship service. The location moves from week to week. For more information, talk to Barbara Troyer. Bring pictures of the women who have made a different in our life the next two Sundays to display for Mother’s Day. They will be displayed on the table where you may also make a donation to your favorite charity for Mother's Day. This is an extension of the Alternative Gift Market. Girl Scouts meet at 6 p.m. Monday; Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Boy Scouts at 7 p.m. Congregational Care meets at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Adult choir rehearsal is at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday. The church will serve lunch at God's Kitchen from 11:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday. Have desserts to the church by 10 a.m. Volunteers should arrive at Victory Baptist by 11 a.m. The Covenant Group youth are collecting old blankets and towels to donate to the animal shelter. Drop off donations at the church.  It's that time of year to recognize all graduates and retirees. Let the church office know of anyone in the church family who is graduating, finishing degree work, retiring, etc. More than 100 Bibles have been requested by graduating high school seniors. Cost of the Bibles is $5 each. If you would like to make a donation to help pay for these, make your check payable to First Presbyterian Church and mark the memo line “for Bibles.”

Grace Assembly of God
The church is located across from Claudia Sanders Restaurant.

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

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

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

Greater Tabernacle Baptist
Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., and the worship service is 11:30.

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

Highland Baptist
Continuing in May, the Sunday morning worship will explore answers to the question "What on earth am I here for?" Small discussion groups will unite to discuss that week's suggested answer. Bible study on Ephesians 4 and potluck will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. The M&Ms will sponsor family game night from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Family fish day will be from 1 to 4 p.m. May 18 at Lake Shelby. There will be no 8:15 a.m. service on May 19. The adult choir will present “To The Risen King” at 10:30 p.m. A business meeting will be at 5:53 p.m. Sunday.

Holy Cross Lutheran
The church is located at 181 Old Seven Mile Pike (at the corner of KY 53 South).

Indian Fork Baptist
Sunday school is at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m., Bible study/prayer at 6:30 p.m., youth and team kids at 6:30 p.m. The church is located in Bagdad.

Lighthouse Baptist
A gospel concert will be 6 p.m. on May 19. All of the entertainment will be local singers and musicians. For more information, or if you need transportation, call the church at 502-437-0118 and leave a message. Vacation Bible School will be at 6-8 p.m. on June 13 and 14 and 9 a.m. on June 15. Transportation will be provided if needed. The church is located at 696 Frankfort Road, across from the Masonic Home.

Living Waters
A youth campout is scheduled for May 17-18.  See Pastor Jeremy for details. Pray!Shelby will be at the Father’s Love Building at 4:30 p.m. on May 19. There will be ongoing prayer at the building while others go into the neighborhoods to hand out information concerning the summer sessions at Father’s Love. A fellowship meal will follow. See Pastor Marti for more information. The “Baby Bottle Boomerang” monetary donations will be collected beginning Mother’s Day through Father’s Day. This year’s donations will help support A Loving Choice Pregnancy Resource Center in Shelbyville. Small toys and selected men’s clothing are being collected for the Honduras Mission Trip in June. Bins are located in the east hallway in which to place your donations. For more information, call the church office at 502-633-0734, or E-mail info@living-waters.org.

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

Mount Moriah Baptist
“Come to the Country" indoor yard sale is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every second Saturday through July. Setup will be at 7 a.m. To reserve a table for your "goodies" for $20, call Anne at 502-738-5350. Money will benefit the church’s missions. The church is located in Mount Eden.

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

New Beginning Pentecostal
Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m., with worship services at 11:30 and, on the first and third Sunday nights, at 5:30. William D. Beasley is the pastor. The church is located at 646 Frankfort Road. For more information, call 633-0277.

New Covenant
The community is invited to the Saturday worship service at 5 p.m. Rev. Joseph Humphrey will deliver the sermon, and New Covenant's Brotherhood will bring the song selections.The church is located at 630 Mack Walters Road. Rev. Joseph Humphrey Jr. is the pastor.

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

Olive Branch United Methodist
Services are Sunday school at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 and evening service at 6. Rev. Garry Polston is the pastor. The church is located at 6383 Zaring Mill Road. For more information, call 502-834-7000 or 834-7767.

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

Pigeon Fork Baptist
Sunday school is at 10 a.m., morning worship service is at 11, and evening service is at 7. The church is located on KY 1472 in Waddy.

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

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

Salem Baptist
Sunday school starts at 10 a.m., and worship service begins at 11. The monthly business meeting will follow the morning worship service. Team Kids meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Youth will eat at 6:30-7, with Bible study following. Discipleship training for adults begins at 6 p.m., with evening worship service at 7 p.m.

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

Shelby Christian
Signing for the hearing impaired will be available during the 11 a.m. services.

Shelby Congregational Method
Bible worship is at noon every Wednesday. The church is located at 1526 Martin Luther King Jr. St. in Shelbyville. For more information, call 633-6244. The pastor is Ronald Walker.

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

Simpsonville Baptist
Red Cross blood drive will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday. Free women's dance and fitness class will be at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Support for Missions BBQ will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on May 24. The menu includes pulled pork sandwich, two sides, dessert and beverage. The cost will be $8 for adults, $5 for children. Take out is available. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for more information.

Simpsonville Christian
Sunday’s sermon at 10:50 a.m. is on the Farewell Prayer of Jesus (John 17:20-26). There are three Sunday school classes: traditional (adult) at 9:45 a.m.; young adult at 10 a.m.; and preschoolers at 10 a.m. A nursery and children’s church (ages 4 to 12) is provided during the worship service. Other activities include a yoga class from 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday, followed by youth group from 6 to 8 p.m. “The Little White Church on the Corner” is at the intersection of U.S. 60 and Old Veechdale Road. For more information, call 722-8995. The church now has sermon videos online at http://simpsonvillecc.org.

Simpsonville United Methodist
Methodist men’s breakfast meeting is at 8:30 a.m. Saturday to complete plans for the Mother’s Day brunch at 10 a.m. Sunday, during the Sunday school hour. The church is located at 105 1st Street in Simpsonville.

St. James Episcopal
The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 10 a.m. and each Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Childcare is available on Sunday. The church is located at 3rd and Main streets.

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.