Church news: Nov. 29, 2013

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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

Bagdad Baptist will have its Hanging of the Greens service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The youth will be caroling at Heritage Nursing Facility in New Castle on Sunday and at Crescent Place on Wednesday.  The choir is practicing for our Christmas cantata, Bethlehem Morning, to be performed at 11 a.m. Dec. 22. The children will present their Christmas program at 6 p.m. Dec. 8. The children and youth will have Christmas parties on Dec. 18. There will be a Christmas Eve service at 9 p.m. A women’s Bible study will be at 8 a.m. on Saturdays in the fellowship hall. 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.

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

On Dec. 8, during the 11 a.m. worship service, the Haiti Mission Team will share their experiences in ministering to the Christian Church of Chemette with Pastor Le Jean and Nurse Jenny in Haiti. The service will be followed by a Haitian  lunch and displays of pictures, slideshows, Haitian crafts and a time to talk to the team. The Christmas season is a time to donate to the Lottie Moon Mission Offering, which helps support missionaries all over the world. Your Kroger gift cards help support our church's  mission fund. Regular Sunday services will begin with Sunday school and morning worship services at 9:50 and 11. Wednesday services will begin with Acteens at 6 p.m. followed by JAM-Jesus and Me! for kids at 6:30, prayer meeting will begin at 6:30. Choir practice will be at 7 p.m. The choir is practicing for the Christmas cantata, Majesty of Heaven, and there will be a sing-through practice of the Christmas cantata every Sunday right after morning services until Christmas. Kroger gift cards are available for purchase, with the proceeds going into the church’s mission fund. See Ben Betts if you are interested.Follow on Facebook at Friends of Burks Branch Baptist Church. To contact the church, call 502-321-7187. The church is located at 2023 Fox Run Road.


Centenary United Methodist

The Upper Room Prayer Group will meet at 8-10 p.m. Dec. 2. There will be one service on Dec. 8, beginning at 10 a.m., and a Christmas celebration concert will be held. No special children's moment or worship time will take place.


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

The church will celebrate Thanksgiving/Christmas with a "holiday meal" following the morning worship period on Dec. 8. Evening services are cancelled for that day. On Dec. 5  the choir will give a Christmas Cantata, Bethlehem Morning, during the 11 a.m. worship service. Sunday services begin at 9:45 a.m., with Sunday school, and worship is at 11. Evening worship hour begins at 6 for prayer and youth meetings. Wednesday night prayer meeting and youth meetings are canceled this week. The church is located at 1037 Frys Oldburg Road near Bagdad. Visit www.christiansburgbaptistchurch.org.


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.


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.


Clayvillage Baptist

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


Cropper Baptist

Now collecting for Lottie Moon Offering. The goal is $400, and money needs to be in by Dec. 8. for the Angel Tree. Give those to Stephenie or Carrie. Choir practice on Sunday nights at 6. There will be a youth council meeting at 4 p.m. Sunday. Ball group will be meeting at Science Hill Inn at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12 for lunch. Bell ringers are needed for Salvation Army at 5-9 p.m. Dec. 12. Youth will be having a Christmas party at 2-5 p.m. Dec. 14. Candlelight service will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 22. WMU will be having a Christmas dinner at Bell House Friday. All women are invited. Let Bettie Tipton know before Saturday. Choir members are needed. See Bettie Tipton. Lottie Moon offering has started, with a goal of $400 this year. Bible study and youth meet at 6 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Sunday school is at 9:50 a.m. and worship service at 11.


Cross Keys Worship Center



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

Advent begins Sunday, and the church also will be emphasizing Week of Prayer for International Missions. On Tuesday the women will meet and hear a former missionary to Africa. On Wednesday night of prayer, a video will be shown, Totally His, Heart Hands and Voice. Sunday school will be for all ages at 10 a.m. followed by worship service at 11. For more information, call 633-0502. The church is located at 7327 Dover Road.


Elk Creek Missionary Baptist




Elmburg Baptist

Team Kids will not meet this Sunday evening ,and there will be no evening service. There will be a tree trimming at 6:30 p.m. Friday, with soup and sandwiches afterwards. The church is located at 11307 Elmburg Road.


Emmanuel Baptist



Father's Love

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


Finchville Baptist

November is food collection month to help those in our faith community who are in need. Bring “kid-friendly” foods on Sunday for the Shelby County Backpack Project. Remember that pop-top cans are required. Favorites are tuna, peanut butter, juice boxes, things that require no cooking. You may also want to sponsor a child. The cost is $150 per child to feed 300 children each weekend for one year. For more details, call the church office at 834-7973. Visit www.finchvillebaptist.com and click on Youth News. Donations of canned goods to put in Thanksgiving baskets is requested:  corn, green beans, carrots, macaroni and cheese, Stove-Top Stuffing, instant mashed potatoes, cake mixes and frosting.


First Baptist Shelbyville

This Sunday, Rev. Curtis Woods preaches on Titus 3 during both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Bible fellowship is at 9:45 a.m. Hanging of the Green service is at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary. Special music and the decorating of the Chrismon tree highlight the hour-long worship. For more information, please contact gwright@shelbyvillebaptist.com. Crescent Place devotional is at 2 p.m. Thursday. Later that same day, Christmas Cookie Extravaganza meets in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. for fun and fellowship. Christmas cookies will be distributed to the "shut-ins" in the community. For more information, please contact amcdonald@shelbyvillebaptist.com. A holiday cantata, titled Our Kingdom Has Come, will be at a single service, 11 a.m. on Dec. 15. Next Level resumes at  5 p.m. Wednesday and Dec. 11. Catered meal is $6 for adults, $1 for students. Young at Heart resumes at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, meeting at Denny’s in Waddy. For more information about whether or not the bus will run, contact Daisy Baxter at 633-4836. Hanging of the Green, preparing the church building and congregation for the Advent season, is 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1. For more information, please contact gwright@shelbyvillebaptist.com.


First Christian

The Hanging of the Greens service is at 11 a.m. Sunday. The CWF will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Jean Donovan will present the program. Everyone is asked to bring a salad to share for the annual salad luncheon.  If you have questions, contact Linda Griffith, CWF president. The Shelby County Community Children's Choir will present its Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8. The choir is directed by James Ray Morgan. There is no charge for admission. There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive at 2:30-7 p.m. Dec. 17.

There will be a Candlelight Communion Service on Christmas Eve at 11 p.m. 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 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, 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. The church is located at 1000 Eminence Pike. Two worship services are held at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday 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.The church is located at 1000 Eminence Pike.


First Presbyterian

The church will present its annual Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 in the sanctuary. The concert will feature seasonal music from various musical periods, styles and genres and will feature Timothy L. Baker of Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church in Louisville as guest organist and The Absolutely Brass Quartet from Louisville. The choir will feature the First Presbyterian Church Choir, Full Circle Singers directed by John Clayton, former choir members and friends. Good Grief meets for lunch following worship on Sunday. Check with Barbara Troyer for the location. Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Boy Scouts at 7 p.m. The Outreach Committee is collecting non-perishable food items to make small bags that can be given to anyone who comes to the church needing food. Donated items need to be "hand" friendly – pop-tops, small packages, any item that can be eaten without heating. Leave these donations in the Love Sunday baskets. The Covenant Group continues to collect old blankets and towels for the Shelby County Animal Shelter. Place them in the designated container in the Assembly Room. We still need used or new tennis balls for Heritage Elementary. Place them in the white basket in the Assembly Room. The church continues to collect expired/unwanted coupons for the military, used hearing-aid batteries and round plastic tops from mayo jars, soda bottles, shampoo, etc. for an art project at Painted Stone Elementary. The Backpack Project is in need of the following items: Vienna sausages, soup and canned pastas with pop tops; Pop Tarts and cereal bowls, fruit cups, peanut butter crackers, individual packages of chips, rice-crispy treats, puddings. Place them in the basket marked in the Assembly Room.


Fisherville Church of Christ



Grace Assembly of God

Scheduled events for the month of December are as follows: Dec. 9, food taken to Open Door of Hope men’s shelter, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Women of Grace Christmas Party, Dec. 15, 5:30 p.m., church Christmas dinner, Dec. 22, 6 p.m., candlelight Communion, Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve party. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. with praise and worship at 10:30 a.m. Children’s church is for 4-to-12-year-olds. A nursery is provided. Sunday service starts at 6 p.m. The church is located across from Claudia Sanders Dinner House on U.S. 60.


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. Call 829-5324 for more information.


Graefenburg Christian

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


Greater Shiloh Temple



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. The church is located at 181 Alpine Drive.


Hempridge Baptist

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


Highland Baptist

The deacons will meet at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. There will be a cookie exchange at 4 p.m. On Monday senior meals will be delivered. On Tuesday the M&M's will meet at the Cracker Barrel at 11 a.m. Thursday is family game night 6-8 p.m. Saturday at 7:30-9 a.m. there will be an Angel breakfast for preschool-through-fifth-grade students and their families. Upward evaluations begin for basketball and cheerleading at 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. The church’s food pantry is in need of restocking. A list of items needed is available at the church. There will be no 8:15 AM service this Sunday. There will be no evening service this Wednesday.


Holy Cross Lutheran

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


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

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


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. The church is located at 4620 Little Union Road in Taylorsville. For more information, contact the church at 502-252-7051, the pastor at 252-0126 or E-mail LUBCMail@yahoo.com.


Living Waters

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University meets at 7 p.m. on Thursdays in the Fellowship Hall. The women’s Christmas dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship hall. There will be a men’s retreat at Blue Licks State Park on Dec. 6-7. For more information, visit the church Web site or call the church office at 633-0734. The church-wide Christmas dinner will be after the morning service on Dec 15.  See details in the church bulletin or the church’s Web site. A new Oasis group, “Learning to Play the Guitar for Personal Worship,” will begin in January, led by Elisabeth Southard.  Sign up at the information counter in the sanctuary. The children’s ministry needs all types of larger, plastic bottles without labels to make a Parable Puppets Theater. There are specific supplies/food needed for the Father’s Love Ministry. Visit www.living-waters.org for the list. You may now hear sermons on podcast. The church is located at 5425 Frankfort Road. Call 633-0734.


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

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


New Covenant

Regular Sunday service is at 9 a.m. Saturday service is at 5 p.m. every second Saturday. Missionary service is at 6 p.m. every third Sunday. Dress is casual. The church is located at 630 Mack Walters Road.


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


Olive Branch United Methodist

Services are Sunday school at 10, morning worship at 11 and evening service at 6. Prayer meeting is 7 p.m. on Wednesday. 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

A gospel singing will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, featuring Mr. and Mrs. David Nichols, The Gospel I's, well- known trumpet player J.W. Donahue, Mavis Bennett and others. The church is located at 2345 Taylorsville Road in Bloomfield. For more information, call502-252-9154.


Penny’s Chapel

The church is sponsoring a chili supper fundraiser from noon-5 p.m. Dec.  7. Donations are $5 for adults, $4 for kids 4-12 and free for 3-under. The menu is chili or soup, sandwiches, beverage and dessert. For more information call 502-395-1006 or 502 859-0936. 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, and evening service is at 7. The church is located at 5090 Graefenburg Road in Waddy. For more information, call 829-5858.


Pleasant Hill Christian

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


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.


Rhema Christian Assembly



Rockbridge United Methodist

Sunday School is at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. Discipleship study will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Title: “Becoming Disciples,” a study of Matthew and Acts (use the entrance for fellowship hall on lower parking lot on Wednesdays). The church is located at 5317 Rockbridge Road, at the intersection of Rockbridge and KY 714.


Rodeo Cowboy



Salem Baptist

Sunday school starts at 10 a.m., and worship service begins at 11.


Seventh-day Adventist

The church is sponsoring an ingathering effort for “Hope for Humanity” through Dec. 31. This year’s theme is “Making God’s Care Real.” For a free copy of Real Hope, God’s Plan for Your Abundant Life write Hope for Humanity, 4401 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville, 40065.  If you would like to support Hope for Humanity with a cash contribution, you may send your tax-deductible gifts to the same address. 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

The pastor is Ronald Walker.


Shelbyville Community



Shelbyville Wesleyan

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


Shiloh Baptist



Simpsonville Baptist

Sunday School is 9:15 a.m. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.


Simpsonville Christian

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. “The Little White Church Building on the Corner” is located on the corner of U.S. 60 and Old Veechdale Road. The church now has sermon videos online at http://simpsonvillecc.org. For more information, call 722-8995, visit the Web site and Facebook page.


Simpsonville United Methodist

Sunday is the first Sunday in Advent and Rev. Calvin Clark will bring the message. On Dec. 18 there is a chili supper, Christmas caroling and a visit with Santa. On Dec. 19, church members will be ringing the bell from 1-9 p.m. at Walmart. A sign-up sheet is in the fellowship hall. There are two services: at 8:45 and 10:45. Hartz to Hearts Quilters meet at 10 a.m. every Friday in the Fellowship Hall. Even if you can’t sew, you can iron while you fellowship. Handbell choir practice will be 5:30 p.m. every Sunday. Mountain Mission Truck will pick up on Monday. The church is located at 105 1st Street in Simpsonville.


St. James Episcopal

Members are urged to support the Backpack Project. See Cindy Weimann or Matt Walters for details. Those willing to participate in the Salvation Army Bell Ringers on Dec. 7 should contact Molly Cowan. The collection of seasonal clothing, shoes and bedding continues for those in need. Eucharist is held each Sunday at 10 a.m. and each Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Childcare is available on Sunday.


St. John United Methodist



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.


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