Church news: May 13, 2011

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By Sharon Warner


A pork chop dinner is 4:30-7 p.m. today at the church, 2nd and Main streets. Proceeds will go toward 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.


Bagdad Baptist

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


Beechridge Baptist

Vacation Bible School is 6-8:30 p.m. June 12-17. Come along on an Amazon Expedition, The Ultimate Trek through Time. Classes are for ages 4-12. For more information, directions or transportation arrangements E-mail beechridge@hughes.net.


Bethel A.M.E.

The church welcomes Rev. Beverly Haskins as speaker for our afternoon service 3 p.m. May 15. Everyone is welcome.


Centenary Methodist

Volunteers are asked to be at the church at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning to report for the roofing project. Men's Small Group meets 7:45 a.m. Saturday. Glow Choir presents music at the Sunday morning services. UMC Frankfort District Conference meets at 3 p.m. Sunday at Georgetown. Ladies Lunch Bunch visits Melissa's in Frankfort on Tuesday leaving at 11:15 a.m. Quilters meet 1-3 p.m. Wednesday and Membership Care meets 10 a.m. Thursday. Middle School Girls are asking for recipes and orders for their cookbooks as a fundraiser for SmileTrain, an international charity to support surgeries for cleft palate children. Order forms are available at church exits and need to be placed by May 22. Young at Heart Club will leave immediately following the second service Sunday for the Joe Huber farm.


Christiansburg Baptist

A business meeting follows the evening worship on Sunday.


Clay Street Baptist

Spiritual Women’s Ministry is 7 p.m. May 27 with guest speaker Dana Gaines. ACC Day anniversary is 11 a.m. May 29 with guest speaker, Rev. Jim Carter.


Clay Village Baptist

The fifth Sunday evening services will be May 29 with Blend as the entertainment.


Cropper Baptist

Children in Action will sponsor the Cropper Bazaar at  8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday to benefit St. Jude's Hospital, nursing home and homebound visits, and the Cropper community. Contact Sandy Powell for more information or to reserve a booth. The monthly business meeting is 6 p.m. Sunday. Children in Action will sponsor a spaghetti luncheon following morning worship on Sunday; donations will benefit St. Jude's Hospital. Volunteers willing to help with Vacation Bible School June 17-18 are asked to contact Carrie Trotta. Members are asked to return their completed surveys as soon as possible to Tammy Shaw or by mailing to the church. Cub and Girl Scouts meet every Monday at 6 p.m.


Father’s Love

Father’s Love is located at 624 Henry Clay Street.


Finchville Baptist

Hope of Life Day is Sunday. Katie Arriaza, daughter of one of the founding missionaries of Hope of Life International, will give information of a special opportunity to share in Guatemala. A fellowship meal will be after the morning worship service on Sunday. The church will be providing the meal, but please bring all of your desserts to share. The monthly worship service at Amber Oaks is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Contact the church office at 834-7973 for more information.


First Baptist Shelbyville

FBC Pastor Steve Rice preaches this Sunday on Life with Margin, "The Space Between My Load and My Limit" and "Steps to Building Margin in your Life." Pastor Rice's series "The Life You've Always Wanted" continues with the third in the 6-part series. "Baby Bottle" distribution has begun in support of the ALC Pregnancy Center and will continue through Father's Day, June 19. Donations will be used to renovate and support the completion of the building shared with Operation Care, now on Main Street. GA's (Girls in Action) have a work day on Saturday. Longtime Baptist pastor and Hispanic leader Pete Rivera will be honored at his retirement party at FBC 3 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall. All are invited to attend. Rivera has been an active Hispanic leader for Baptists for several decades. Young at Heart meets at the Masonic Home Thursday for a meal and guided tour of the building. Masonic Home recently received a five-star rating among Kentucky assisted care centers and will celebrate this in a separate occasion. J-term studies and prayer home groups begin in June for the summer "J-term." Watch for more information or call Andy McDonald (633-1317). A Night to Remember is 6 p.m. Monday, with the high school senior banquet, honoring the FBC seniors, their families and student workers. Relevant Blend Café requires reservations because of its catering needs. Call 633-1317 for more information. The After Prom Party is 11:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. May 20-21 for any prom goers from any school. The party will include live music, glow in the dark sports (dodge ball) prom T-shirt, pancake breakfast, couple or group photos and prizes, and it's all free. Call Andy McDonald for more information 633-1317.


First Christian

The church will soon have a new pictorial directory. Anyone that has not scheduled a photo appointment should call the church office at 633-3345. The directory will just not be complete without you. The next church outing is Wednesday to Kurtz's Restaurant in Bardstown. The bus will leave at 10:15 a.m. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the lobby. The weekly sermons may be read online at www.davidcharlton.blogspot.com. The church is located at 1000 Eminence Pike. Dave Charlton leads both worship services. The early service begins at 9 a.m. in the chapel and the 11 a.m. service is in the sanctuary. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m., and there are classes available for all ages. The nursery is available during Sunday school and the 11 a.m. worship service.


First Presbyterian

Following worship Sunday the Meditation Garden will be dedicated. There will be a "partial-potluck" luncheon with chicken salad & croissants and dessert provided. Bring a salad or fruit to share. Cub Scouts meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Boy Scouts meet 7 p.m. Thursday. We will be serving 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 Women's Evening Bible Study Group meets 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Dinner and child care will be provided.


Greater Tabernacle Baptist

The church meets every Sunday at the Kentucky Utilities Auditorium. Sunday School is 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Rev. Leslie J. Harris is the pastor.


Highland Baptist

The Brotherhood prayer breakfast is 8 a.m. Saturday. Rev. Lee Bean of the Open Door of Hope will be the guest speaker. The church will kick off the annual ALC baby bottle campaign. Money raised will help fund the ministry of ALC, which is a non-profit agency. Baby bottles need to be returned June 19. VBS will go on a Big Apple Adventure 6:30-9 p.m. June 12-16.


Holy Cross Lutheran

A free plant give-away and swap is 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at the church. Available will be free plants, seedlings and "thinnings" of many varieties. Some tools and supplies will be given away as well. If you wish to bring some "thinnings" from your garden to share, you may do so, but it is not required. Call 502-647-3696 for more details. The church is located at 181 Old Seven Mile Pike.


Living Waters

The youth group, H2O, will have a free carwash on May 21 at Advance Auto Parts on Boone Station Road.  Any donations received will benefit the youth group and a mission trip to Honduras.


New Beginning Pentecostal

Sunday morning service begins at 11 a.m. Sunday school is 10 a.m. Elder William D. Beasley is the pastor of the church located at 181 Alpine Drive.


New Covenant

Minister Justin Barnes is the guest speaker for Missionary Society 6 p.m. Sunday at New Covenant Church. The public is invited. He is the associate minister at Refuge Temple Church of God of America Shelbyville.


Open Door Christian Center

Woman's Missionary Union meets the third Tuesday of every month. Call the church and leave a message for further information 829-5858.


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. Woman's Missionary Union meets the third Tuesday of every month. Call the church and leave a message for further information 829-5858.


Salem Baptist

The Night Baptist Women will meet at the home of Eula Mae Lisby at 7 tonight. Salem will continue celebrating their bicentennial Sunday morning with former staff members, Rev. A. J. Hensley and Troy Bryant as special guest during the worship service. Rev. A. J. Hensley was the pastor 1968-1980 and Salem accomplished many things during his tenure such as total renovation of the sanctuary, building a new parsonage and starting a new church in Nelsonville, Ohio. Troy Bryant was Salem's Minister of Youth and Children 1994-1997. He directed many youth and children's programs along with helping to make VBS a great success each year.  A potluck lunch will follow in Fellowship Hall following the morning worship service.


Simpsonville Baptist

Beth Moore’s Here and Now….There and ThenBible study is 6:30 p.m. Thursday through July 7. The second annual indoor yard sale to benefit summer camp participants is 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. There are lots of great stuff from multiple families and church resource items. FireFresh Student Camp Benefit is 5-8 p.m. May 22. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for worship times.


Simpsonville Christian

The annual yard sale is May 21 in fellowship hall of the church. The sale begins at 8 a.m. through 2 p.m. A large variety of stuff is for sale. The music department will present "A Service in Song" May 22. This service will feature Faith for Life, the praise band from St. Matthews Baptist Church. Others will also perform.


Simpsonville United Methodist

A VBS planning meeting is Sunday immediately after church. Everyone should think of mission ideas. A church picnic is May 22 at Simpsonville Park’s picnic shelter. Meat and drinks will be provided. Bring a dish and chair. Hartz to Hearts Quilters meet 10 a.m. every Friday in the fellowship hall. If you can’t sew, you can cut material, or iron. Come for the fellowship.