Church news: Nov. 4, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

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

Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, please 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 on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

Bagdad Baptist
The adult choir practice is 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; the youth choir is practicing at 5:45 p.m. on Sundays. Both are preparing special music and working on the Christmas programs. Everyone is invited to join.

Bethesda Church of God
The annual auction and chili supper will be 5 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Stratton Center. The chili supper will be $7 for adults and children under 6-years-old will eat free. The menu includes various types of chili, hot dog, chips, peanut butter crackers, drink and dessert.

Centenary Methodist
Holy Communion will be served at both services Sunday. All Saints Day will be observed Sunday at both services. Kids Korner Team meets 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Junior High small groups and senior high God's view meets at 6-7:30 p.m. on Sunday. Lucile Smith/Harriet Poynter Circle will gather at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the church. The local mission team meets 6 p.m. Thursday. The annual Youth Rake and Run will take place beginning with a pancake breakfast on Saturday. The Ladies Circle will sponsor the annual potato bake 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Nov. 12.

Christiansburg Baptist
Jerry Shepherd of Harrodsburg will be the guest soloist and speaker for the 11 a.m. worship period Sunday. Choir rehearsal begins at 4:45. Baptist Women's Day of Prayer will be 7-8 p.m. Monday at Buffalo Lick Baptist Church.

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

Clayvillage Baptist
Collections for Operation Christmas Child will be through Nov. 13. The church is located at 46 Lawson Lane and Sunday morning worship begins at 11 a.m. For additional information, contact Rev. Lee Bolton at 502-321-2757.

Cropper Baptist
Children In action will begin practice on Sunday afternoon for their Christmas program on Dec. 18; contact Anna Woods or Sandy Powell for additional information. The church is a Red Cross Emergency Shelter and is open to the community in times of need.

Cross Keys Worship Center
Homecoming starts at 11 a.m. Sunday, with lunch following the morning service. Special guest singers will be the Ball family at 1:30 p.m. George Blakeman is the pastor of the church, located at 4379 Frankfort Road.

Dover Baptist
A youth fundraiser, potato bar with all the fixings, will be after worship service Nov. 13. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m., with AWANA at 6 p.m. Sunday. Our work day is Saturday at 8 a.m.

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

Father's Love
A fundraiser lunch and dinner will be Nov. 10. 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 from 4-7 p.m. Place your order by Wednesday by calling 633-0734 or 502-682-1018, or E-mail marti.brown@living-waters.org. There will be a homemade soup, sandwich and dessert fundraiser at the Father’s Love building on Nov. 12 from 3-7 p.m. during Shelbyville’s Celebration of Lights. An urban ministry of Living Waters Church, the church is located at 624 Henry Clay St.

Finchville Baptist
Students in sixth through 12th grades should see Chris to sign up for youth camp. A chili cook-off/dessert auction fundraiser will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday for children’s ministry events. The cost will be $10 to enter your chili, and “trophies” will be awarded for best vegetarian chili; where’s the fire extinguisher?; most creative concoction; and best overall chili. Bring a dessert to donate and to be bid on. This will be silent-auction style, and bidding will end at 6:15 p.m. The cost will be $5 at the door, which includes a bowl and spoon to enjoy all the chili you can eat. Contact Elizabeth at children@finchvillebaptist.com if you will be donating a dessert or entering chili. The Thanksgiving canned food drive, in partnership with scout troop 137, has started. Specific items will be assigned for donation each week. The week starting Sunday is canned vegetables (i.e. corn, green beans, carrots, peas, yams, etc.) Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Ministry kicked off on Oct. 23. See the flyers in the foyer for information about what to pack, how to pack and for packing labels. For more information contact Diana Szuba or Hannah Bond. The deadline to sign-up for the 2012 Guatemala Missions Trip is fast approaching. If you are interested in going, contact Jay at 834-7973 or pastor@finchvillebaptist.combefore Nov. 13.

First Baptist Shelbyville
LOVE and RESPECT conference will be Friday evening and Saturday morning through early afternoon. E-mail amcdonald@shelbyvillebaptist.com for more information. Nursery and child care, up to fifth grade, are available Saturday. Call ahead for more information, 633-1317. Kris White's “Beyond Compare” continues at 5-6:30 p.m. Sundays. Upward Basketball signups have begun. Contact John Raizor at 321-1599 for more information. Early registration is $55 before Dec. 2, then $65. Deadline for registration is Dec. 10. Wednesday night Next Level is at 5 p.m. Young At Heart departs at 10:30 a.m. Thursday for Our Best restaurant. Senior adult citizen devotional follows at 2 p.m.

First Christian
The CWF will offer pecans, brooms, cutlery and dish rags for sale before and after the worship service Nov. 13 and Dec. 4 and also will take orders for homemade Benedictine, pimento cheese and baked goods. Call the church office to place your order. The Nurture Committee meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 15. The Recycled Teenagers meet Nov. 16 at Bell House. Call the church office to make your reservation. FCC will fill backpacks for the Backpack Program on Nov. 16. beginning at 4:30 p.m. FCC will ring the bell for the Salvation Army at 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on Nov. 26. A sign up sheet is available. 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. Dave 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
Knit-wits meets at 10 a.m. Saturday in Fellowship Hall. Good Grief will gather for lunch immediately following Sunday's worship. Check with Barbara Troyer or Norma Beasey to see where the group will gather. Session meets at 7:30 a.m. Monday. Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Boy Scouts meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Adult choir rehearsal is 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. 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 church will sponsor the Alternative Gift Market on Nov. 13. This is an opportunity to shop for meaningful gifts that make a difference around the world by making donations in someone's honor (or memory) to charities such as: Habitat for Humanity, Heifer Project International, the Shelby County Humane Society and Operation Care. Mark your calendar and start making your Christmas shopping list. Breakfast will also be served.

Graefenburg Baptist
Christmas Nouns: The People, Places, Things and Themes of Advent and Christmas, a new sermon series based on the Gospel of Luke, begins during the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday. Pastors Jay (November) and Philip (December) will co-preach the series though Christmas. Bible study begins at 9:30. Photographer Greg Biagi will photograph the congregation for the book Frozen in Time: Shelby County 2011 following the 10:30 service Sunday. The string ensemble will rehearse 5 p.m. Sunday for the Community Thanksgiving service. Everyone who plays a stringed instrument is encouraged to attend. Schedule changes for youth worship band and Acteens begins Sunday. Youth worship band and team will rehearse at 4 p.m., and Acteens will meet at 5. The Grace Notes will sing at Renfro Valley’s Christmas in the Valley at 6:20 p.m. on Nov. 11. Quilts for Kids and Operation Shoe Box are two mission activities for children. See Susan Bryant for more on donations and details. GBC will host the Graefenburg Community Thanksgiving Service 7 p.m. on Nov. 20. The GBC library is selling older items from its audiovisual collection. See Janice Devers for more information.

Greater Tabernacle Baptist
GTBC meets every Sunday at the Kentucky Utilities auditorium, 1100 Main St. in Shelbyville. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., and worship service is 11:30 a.m. Rev. Leslie J. Harris is the pastor.

Highland Baptist
Deacons’ meeting is 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Senior meals will be delivered at 11 a.m. Monday. Wednesday night supper is 6 p.m. with a business meeting to follow at 7 p.m. The adult choir Christmas retreat is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 12. Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer is Monday. The deadline for bringing in boxes for Operation Shoe Box is Nov. 13. The goal is 100 boxes.

Holy Cross Lutheran
The church is located at 181 Old Seven Mile Pike (corner of KY 53 South). Call 647-3696 for more information. The church is located at the corner of Old Seven Mile Pike and KY 53 South.

Lighthouse Baptist
The church is located at 696 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville. Visit lighthousechurch@insightbb.com.

Living Waters
Small gifts for children are being collected for the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child Project. There is a list of suggested items at the sanctuary information counter. The children of the church will have a packing and pizza party at 6-8 p.m. Nov. 18. A new Sunday men’s class will run through Dec. 8 from 9:30-10:15 a.m. in the Fireside Room in the annex. For information, call the church at 502-633-0734 or E-mail info@living-waters.org.

New Beginning Pentecostal
Elder Tyrone and First Lady Julia Johnson and New Covenant House of God in Georgetown will be the guest for the 11 a.m. services Sunday at 181 Alpine Drive. William D. Beasley Sr. is pastor.

New Covenant
A gospel ensemble is under the direction of Roosevelt Escalante will perform at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 11. This year will celebrate 43 years of great music and ministry. The Black Gospel Ensemble performs in prisons, churches, schools and at campus events, with a variety of sacred music including negro spirituals, black gospel and contemporary praise and worship.The church is located at 630 Mack Walters Road.

New Greater First Baptist
The church is currently located in Corpus Christi Academy (7010 U.S. 60) in Simpsonville.

New Mount Zion
A fall revival will be 7 p.m. nightly Monday through Wednesday at 704 Washington Street. F. Bruce Williams of Bates Memorial Baptist church will be the guest.

Open Door Christian Center
The church is located at 2345 Taylorsville Road in Bloomfield. Call 502-252-9154 for more information.

Pigeon Fork Baptist
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
Salem will have their Fall Festival starting with Trunk or Treat at 5 p.m. There will be lots of games, costume contest, food and fellowship for all ages.

Seventh-day Adventist
The church at 4401 Frankfort Road is sponsoring an ingathering effort for Hope for Humanity, an evangelistic program,  through Dec. 31. For a free copy of Real Hope, God’s plan for your Abundant Life, contact Hope for Humanity, 4401 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville, Ky. 40065. To support Hope for Humanity with a cash contribution you may send your tax-deductible gifts to the same address. The church is at 4401 Frankfort Road.

Shelby Congregational Methodist
The church is located at 109 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Shelbyville Wesleyan
Fall Festival is Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. There will be a soup-and-chili supper and silent auction, including home-baked items and door prizes. Games for the children include duck pond, basketball, sucker pull, face painting, ring toss and more. All money raised will go to the scholarship fund. The church is located at 2713 Mount Eden Road. Call 502-321-6268 for more information.

Simpsonville Baptist
A chili supper and craft show will be at 5:30 p.m. next Friday in the Family Life Center. MOPS is 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Homeschool Support Group meets 10 a.m. Nov. 14. A new women’s discipleship class, Five Conversations You Must Have With Your Son, begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. AWANA meets 6:15 p.m. every Wednesday. Community Prayer Meeting is 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for worship times and more information.

Simpsonville United Methodist
UMW mission study on Haiti is at 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday. There will be light morning refreshments, and the lunch is brown-bag. The fellowship dinner/admin. council meeting is Sunday following worship service. Dulcimers practice 1 p.m. the first Monday of each month, and new members are welcome. The church will be open to anyone who wants to come in and practice.

St. James Episcopal
The Eucharist is held each Sunday at 10 a.m. and each Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Childcare services are provided on Sundays. In observance of All Saints Day on Sunday there will be a special choral program at the 10 a.m. service. The monthly potluck lunch will follow. Nonperishable food or monetary contributions for the community food pantry will be collected. A Choral Evensong service will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Aluminum cans are still being collected for recycling. Proceeds go toward expenses for the Victory Baptist Church Feeding Program.

Waddy Baptist
Sunday school is at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m., and Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.