Church news: May 6, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA, contact Diana at 647-3499.


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


Bethel A.M.E.
Sarah T. Hawkins Missionary Society will be celebrating Mothers Day and Fancy Hats Day Sunday during morning service. The church welcomes Rev. Beverly Haskins as speaker for our afternoon service 3 p.m. May 15. Everyone is welcome.


Centenary Methodist
Sunbeam Choir will present special music for Mother's Day on Sunday at both worship services. The Lucile Smith/Harriet Poynter circle meets 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the church. Send Team and Local Mission Team meets 6 p.m. Thursday at the church. Men's Small Group meets 7:45 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers are asked to report for the roofing project on Martin Luther Blvd. beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday. 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 travel to Joe Hubers for dinner on May 15, leaving immediately following the second service. Reservations need to be in on May 13.


Christiansburg Baptist
Mother’s Day services are Sunday School 9:45 a.m., worship 11 a.m., evening services are cancelled. WMU meets 7 p.m. Monday at the church. A business meeting follows the evening worship on May 15.

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.


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


Cropper Baptist
There will be special recognition of mothers during the Sunday morning worship on Mother’s Day; no evening service. B.A.L.L. group meets Monday. WMU banquet will be May 12, at Highland Baptist Church; no regular monthly meeting. Children in Action will sponsor the Cropper Bazaar at  8 a.m.-5 p.m. on May 14 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. on May 15. Children in Action will sponsor a spaghetti luncheon following morning worship on May 15; 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, an urban ministry of Living Waters Church, fundraiser lunch and dinner is Thursday. The cost of the meals is $6 for lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and $7 for dinner, 4-7 p.m., eat-in, carry-out, or possibly have it delivered. Place orders by Wednesday by calling 633-0734 or 502-682-1018, or by sending an E-mail to marti.brown@living-waters.org. Father’s Love is located at 624 Henry Clay Street.


Finchville Baptist
Hope of Life Day is May 15. Katie Arriaza, daughter of one of the founding missionaries of Hope of Life International, will give information of a special opportunity to share the love of Jesus by making a difference in the lives of others in Guatemala. Would you be willing to do for one what you wish you could do for all? A fellowship meal will be after the morning worship service on May 15. The church will be providing the meal, but please bring all of your yummy desserts to share! Ladies Night Out is Tuesday. The group will be heading to Rafferty’s on Breckenridge Lane in Louisville. Meet at the church at 6:30 to carpool or the restaurant at 7 p.m. All women of the church are invited, but if you plan to attend, contact Joyce at 834-7862 or at igloo57@aol.com or find her on Facebook at Joyce N Sam Medley. The monthly worship service at Amber Oaks is 6:30 p.m. May 17. Contact the church office at 834-7973 for more information.


First Baptist Shelbyville
Don and Ruth Kemp were chosen as FBC senior adults of the Year for 2011-12 by the Shelbyville congregation. Relocating to Shelbyville in 1974 from Beechmont Baptist Church in Louisville, they have been FBC members, active in the athletics, drama, Sunday School and nursery ministries. Don retired from Naval Ordinance in 1993 and currently serves as a Shelby County bus driver. Ruth is a gifted seamstress and an aspiring pianist. The other nominees were Mitch and Suzanne Barrett, Don Carey, Don Swindler, Martha “Peaches” Redding, Mary David Myles, Becky and Nancy Dalton and Marvin Hammond. The annual association WMU meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Highland Baptist Church. The guest speaker, Rev. Lee Bean, is director of the “The Open Door of Hope Men’s Shelter.” Contact Suzanne Barrett at 477-2056 for more information. Mother’s Day includes the dedication of four children at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services, led by Rev. Dr. Stephen C. Rice. YAH goes to Mike Linnings in Louisville on Thursday. The bus departs at 10:30 a.m. Call Daisy Baxter 633-4836 for more information. The meal and children’s choir service, “This Is What We Do” is 6:30 p.m. May 11 in the sanctuary. The meal will be spaghetti with jumbo hand-rolled meatballs. ELEVATE is the name of FBC’s Children’s Worship 8:30 and 11 a.m. For more information call Dave Menser 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. FCC prepares the meal for God's Kitchen on Thursday and for the Open Door of Hope on May 21. The cabinet meeting is 6 p.m. Monday followed by the board meeting at 7 p.m. The last Wednesday night dinner until fall is Wednesday. The picnic at the pavilion will begin at 6 p.m. The meat, drinks and paper products will be provided. The congregation is asked to bring a dish and enjoy an evening of great food, fun and fellowship. The next church outing is May 18 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
Knit-Wits meet 10 a.m. on Saturday. The church will celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday with the sacrament of Holy Baptism. Also available before and after worship will be an opportunity for you to make a donation to your favorite charity in honor or memory of the women in your life. Charities include, but are not limited to, Heifer Project's WiLD Women (Women in Livestock Development), the local Backpack Project, the Center for Women & Families, the Garden Fund and the Memorial Fund. Handmade cards will be available to let the special women in your life know about your thoughtful gift. Sunday is Love Sunday. Donations of non-perishable food items, toiletry items, food for the Backpack Program, small stuffed animals, bedding, and cash will be collected. Girl Scouts meet 6 p.m. Monday. Cub Scouts meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Boy Scouts meet 7 p.m. Thursday. Lunch will be served 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 of the year is Friday. The picnic, held in conjunction with the city's Friday night concert series, is 5:30-8 p.m. Burgers, brats, hot dogs, sides, drinks and desserts will be available for sale. New this summer will be monthly corn-hole tournaments sponsored by the Holy Grounds Class. There will be a garden dedication service and congregational luncheon May 15 following worship.


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 Good Timer’s go to General Butler State Park for lunch Tuesday. For reservations contact Martha Tipton. The Wednesday night supper is 6 p.m. with a business meeting to follow at 7 p.m. The annual Shelby Baptist Association Women on Mission celebration is 7 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Lee Bean, founder of the Open Door of Hope shelter for men, will be the guest speaker.


Holy Cross Lutheran
A free plant give-a-way and swap is 9 a.m.-noon May 14 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.

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.


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
Youth Sunday will be observed Sunday. Zach Hammond will bring the message in the morning worship service at 11 a.m. Salem WMU are responsible for the Birthday party at Crestview at 2 p.m. on Thursday.


Seventh-day Adventist
A “May Flower Celebration” is 6 p.m. Saturday to celebrate the growth of the church since moving into the present location at 4401 Frankfort Road 10 years ago. There will be a video of the ground breaking, special music by local musicians, history, poetry and testimonies. A fellowship meal will follow at 7:30. The church invites all those who had a part in building the church to join in the celebration.


Simpsonville Baptist
Beth Moore’s Here and Now….There and Then Bible 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. May 14. There are lots of great stuff from multiple families and church resource items Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for worship times.


Simpsonville United Methodist
Mother-Daughter banquet is 6 p.m. Monday in the Fellowship Hall. This year’s theme is vintage/antique jewelry (something that is old to you and has a story or meaning behind it.) If you don’t have a daughter or mother to bring, you can always adopt one for the evening. Bring a covered dish to share (meat and beverage) will be provided. A church picnic is May 22 at Simpsonville Park’s picnic shelter. Meat and drinks will be provided. Bring a dish and chair.