Church news: May 11, 2012

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Holy Land trip

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.

Bagdad Baptist
The church has put together a new cookbook to celebrate the 20th year for Bagdad Days on Saturday. It contains many recipes of former church members and people in the community – many who have passed away. Contact the church office at 747-8933 to receive your copy for $10.

Bethel A.M.E.
The church will celebrate Fancy Hats Day. During the regular service all ladies are encourage to wear their best Mother’s Day outfit topped off with a beautiful hat on Sunday. Church service starts at 11 a.m. The Women’s Missionary Society (Sarah T. Hawkins) will celebrate its anniversary with a program at 3 p.m. May 20 with Rev. Erika R. Taylor as speaker. The church is located at 414 Henry Clay Street.

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

Centenary United Methodist
The UMMen will meet at Simpson Memorial UMC in Versailles at 6 p.m. Monday. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., and the cost is $7. Registration is required. The Ladies Lunch Bunch will go to the Derby Cafe for lunch Tuesday, leaving the church at 11:30 a.m. The membership care team meets at the church  at 10 a.m. Thursday. The missions team has placed three boxes throughout the church for collection of new and old shoes for Third World Countries drinking systems. Vacation Bible School has been planned for the week of July 9-15. More information will be released later. Senior recognition day service is scheduled for May 20.

Centennial Baptist
The church is located at 808 Heinsville Road in Christiansburg.

Christiansburg Baptist
The choir will sing at Bagdad Days at 11 a.m. Saturday. Evening services have been canceled Sunday for Mother’s Day. A business meeting follows the evening worship May 20. Associate Pastor Andy Schmitz will give the messages for both morning and evening services on May 27. Evening/youth services begin at 6. Wednesday prayer meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. The fellowship meal will be 6:30 p.m. May 30. The church is located at 1037 Frys Oldburg Road, near Bagdad.

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

Clay Street Baptist
The final session of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University will be at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the church’s family life center. Call 502-321-4978 or 502-417-8600 or E-mail clayramsey@insightbb.comfor more information.

Clayvillage Baptist
Mothers will be honored during the morning worship service on Mother’s Day. All evening services will be cancelled.

Cropper Baptist
A workday has been planned for this Saturday to erect picnic tables and install at the church shelter. There will be no evening services on Mother’s Day. B.A.L.L. Group luncheon will be Monday. A VBS planning meeting will be at 4 p.m. May 20; with a deacons’ meeting at 4 p.m. and a business meeting at 6. Contact David Martin no later than June 1 to reserve tickets for Derby Dinner Theater on Sept. 22; tickets are $41 each to see Church Basement Ladies 2. The food pantry is in need of restocking; contact Louie or LaFern James for a list of needed items. The 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
The church’s youth group is still in need of a van and asks for any church that has an extra to contact it. The church will put together information on its 200th anniversary, and members are excited about this upcoming event, which will be Aug. 5. Sunday morning starts with Sunday school at 9:50 and worship at 11. Awana is 6 p.m. on Sunday. Wednesday night youth and adult Bible study is 7, and choir practice at 8. Call 633-0502 for more information. The church is located at7327 Dover Road.

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

Father's Love
The Church for Kids will have a fundraiser lunch and dinner on 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 at 4-7 p.m. Place you order by Wednesday by calling 502-633-0734 or E-mail nina.hinkle@living-waters.org. An urban ministry of Living Waters Church, located at 624 Henry Clay St.

Finchville Baptist
The third annual fish fry and silent auction to benefit the 2012 Guatemala Missions Team will be at 5-8 p.m. May 19. Vacation Bible School for children ages 3 years through fifth grade is at 6-8 p.m. June 10-14 and 5-8 on June 17. There will be Bible classes, snacks, games and lots of fun. For more information or to register your child, contact the church at 502-834-7973 or children@finchvillebaptist.com. The church is now accepting resumes for the part-time administrative assistant position (15 hours per week) at the church. Applicants must be (but not limited to) proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Publisher, Word, Excel, etc.), Adobe and able to work with website design and updates. For more information about the position or to submit a resume, contact Brenda Timperman at btzdesign@hotmail.com.

First Baptist Shelbyville
Rev. Stephen Rice begins a new sermon series soon. This Sunday he focuses on the importance of mothers and women mentoring others through Biblical examples. Special recognition will be given to attending mothers and family groups, and a child dedication will be held during the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Bible study is at 9:45 a.m. FBC hosts the SCHS Prom After Party tonight. For more information E-mail amcdonald@fbcshelbyville.com. A "This Is Your Life" program for graduating high school seniors and their families is Monday. For more information, contact lellis@shelbyvillebaptist.com. NO NEXT LEVEL or Wednesday night activities this . Women of Worth (WOW) lifestyle evangelism conference is May 21 at FBC. Conference leader is Amy Rike, with guest speaker Carol Kent. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., with pre-session workshops at 4 p.m. The main session begins at 6:30 p.m. KIPDA is honoring Shelby County Centenarians at its celebration Thursday at the African-American Museum and Study Center in Louisville at 1 p.m. For more information, contact gmcgillen@fbcshelbyville.com. Graduate Recognition Sunday is May 20. Geoffrey and Mary McGillen will present their piano and violin students in recital at 2 p.m. May 20 at the FBC choir suite. All are invited to attend.

First Christian
The Recycled Teenagers will travel to Boone Tavern in Berea on Monday. Call the church office at 633-3345 to make a reservation. The annual Mission Fair is May 20. Representatives from many organizations will be available to discuss the many outreach opportunities in the community. The Shelby County Community Children's Choir (SC3) will present a patriotic concert on May 24 at FCC. A potluck picnic and concert is 6 p.m. May 30. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share. Music will be provided by Exit UP. Call the church office for more information or to sign up. 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. 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 Outreach Committee meets at 9 a.m. Sunday. The Younger Children's Choir practices at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. The Older Children's Choir practices following worship. Tyler's Book Traders will trade books following worship in the fellowship hall. Good Grief will gather for lunch 12:15 p.m. Sunday at Wendy's Restaurant. The Alternative Gift Market Committee will be available to take donations to favorite charities in honor or memory of the women in your life for Mother's Day. Check for the table in the assembly room. Girl Scouts meet at 6 p.m. Monday. Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Boy Scouts at 7 p.m. Adult Choir rehearsal is at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. The church will serve lunch at God's Kitchen on Thursday. Have desserts to the church by 10 a.m. Volunteers should arrive at Victory Baptist by 10:30 a.m. The  first Picnic in the Parking Lot for the season, held in conjunction with the city's Street Party Concert Series, is next Friday. Sign-up sheets for numerous tasks are posted in the Assembly Room. If you would like to help, sign up or call the church office at 633-2693. The "Changing the World Two by Two" campaign runs all of 2012. The goal is to raise $5,000 for Heifer Project International.  We are having shirts designed and made that can be used for any church activity (group outings, Picnics in the Parking Lot, Worship in the Park, etc.) If you are interested in having one, let us know how many and what size you would like. This will help in placing our order. We're hoping to keep the cost at around $10 per shirt. Congregational Care is in the process of creating a list of those persons who have or will be graduating this year. It could be high school, college, basic training, etc. They are also interested in recognizing those who have or will be retiring from their employment. Call the church office at 633-2693 or E-mail 1pchurch@bellsouth.net. Be sure to include individual's name, place of graduation or retirement and degree received.

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

A parent/child dedication service will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Celebration Singers, Jubilee Singers, Youth Handbell Choirs & Youth Praise Band from Tucker First United Methodist Church will present a program of praise songs at 7 p.m. May 29. A love offering will be taken. Directory family portraits will be taken May 31-June 4. Schedule an appointment at www.highlandbaptistky.com.

Holy Cross Lutheran
The church is located at 181 Old Seven Mile Pike in Shelbyville.

Lighthouse Baptist
There will be a “Girls Night Out” for all women and girls of the church at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your choice of one salad, vegetable or dessert. The H2O Student Ministry will go to the Life Adventure Center on May 19, leaving at 8 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. The cost is $25, and you must be 13 years old to attend. Sign-ups for other spring/summer youth activities are located on Pastor Josh’s office door. The remodeling of the new Oasis Ministry room will begin soon. If you are interested in painting, construction, plumbing, wiring or chair re-upholstery, sign up at the information counter in the sanctuary. The mission trip to Honduras with Sparrow Missions is scheduled for June 9-16.


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

New Beginning Pentecostal
Minister Shawn Harris will be the Mother's Day guest speaker at the 11:30 a.m. service Sunday. William D. Beasley is the pastor. The church is located at 646 Frankfort Road.

New Covenant
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 5954 South Main St. in Eminence. For more information call 502-743-5964 or 758-0526.

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
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., worship at 11 and the evening service at 7. Wednesday night service begins at 7. 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. Call 633-6244 for more information

Simpsonville Baptist
Vacation Bible School  is June 10-15 for grades K-fifth grade. A Special Night of Magic, featuring David Garrard, is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is invited to this free event. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for worship times and more information.

Simpsonville Christian
A special worship celebration for all women on will be on Mother's day Sunday. The sermon will be A Mother's Love. There will not be an Elders/Deacons meeting. The board meeting will be postponed until May 20.

Simpsonville United Methodist
Fellowship Dinner will be noon Sunday following the worship service. Methodist Men's Breakfast meeting will be 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Mother's Day brunch will be at 10 a.m. Sunday. Mother/Daughter potluck dinner will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday in fellowship hall.

St. John United Methodist
The church is located at 212 Martin Luther King Street.

St. James Episcopal
The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 10 a.m. and each Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Sunday school for ages 12 and under begins at 9:45 a.m., and child-care services are available for the Sunday service. The monthly potluck lunch will be in Memorial Hall following the service on Sunday. Non-perishable food and/or money donations will also be collected for the Community Food Bank. Clothing in good condition for those in need, all sizes, can be placed in the bin in Memorial Hall.