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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.
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.
There will be no Children's Worship or CYF Activities on Sunday. There will be special offering for the United Methodist Student Day on Sunday. Centenary will host a "Service of Hope," sponsored by Shannon Funeral Home, at 2 p.m. on Sunday followed with refreshments in the Fellowship Hall. The Missions Team will serve lunch at Victory Baptist Church 11:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday. Preparations will begin around 10 a.m. Quilters will meet 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday. Senior high youth small groups and junior high flash mob will meet 6:30-7:50 p.m. Wednesday. Centenary will participate in Salvation Army Christmas Bell Ringing from 5-9 p.m. on Friday at Walmart.
Special music will be given by Cassie Newton and Breneda Merchant on Sunday. Regularly scheduled fellowship meal on Wednesday is canceled. There will be a "holiday meal" on Dec. 4 following morning worship. Choir dress rehearsal for Christmas music will be immediately following the fellowship meal. Christmas music will be presented Dec. 11 at the 11 a.m. worship period.
Church of God of America
Located at 600 Bradshaw. Justin Barnes is pastor.
“Hanging of the Greens” service is Sunday during the morning worship. The lighting of the First Advent Candle will also take place. The youth will gather at Bagdad Baptist Church at 6 p.m. The church will participate in the ringing of the bell" for the Salvation Army at the non-grocery door 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Walmart. Coy Webb will be speaking on International Mission Emphasis on Dec. 4. The Lottie Moon Post Office will open for Christmas cards for families that attend on a regular basis. Donations for stamps will go to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.The lighting of the second Advent candle will take place.The students will have a movie outing that afternoon. The church family is invited to an open house at the home of the pastor and his family during the afternoon. 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.
The first day of Advent will observe the “Hanging of the Greens” service during morning worship on Sunday. Volunteers are asked to sign up to ring the Salvation Army bells 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at Walmart; one-half-hour time slots are available. WMU Christmas party will be Dec. 7 at Sue Wilson’s home; members are asked to bring a dish. The choir will present its Christmas cantata during the morning service Dec. 18. The Children in Action will present the play Mary Did You Know?at 6 p.m. Dec. 18. Refreshments will follow. Practice is under way at this time for the play; contact Anna Woods or Sandy Powell if your child is interested in participating in this exciting children’s program. The church is a Red Cross Emergency 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.
Sunday school meets at 10 a.m. each Sunday and worship at 11 a.m. The youth will start a new study called "Fuel" at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Adult Bible study is 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.
The church is located at 11307 Elmburg Road. Call 502-689-8075 for more information.
An urban ministry of Living Waters Church, the church is located at 624 Henry Clay St.
Angel ornaments are needed to decorate the Christmas tree at Amber Oaks this year. If you would like to help, contact Judy Davidson. A special evening of missions emphasis will be Wednesday. All adults, youth and children will be together for this event. Beginning next week, we will have order forms to purchase poinsettias to decorate the sanctuary for the Christmas season.
First Baptist Shelbyville
Pastor Steve Rice will speak on Matthew 14:22-33 about the apostle Peter walking on the water during the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services. The Bible study is at 9:45 a.m. Next Level resumes at 5 p.m. Wednesday. YAH meets 11 a.m. on Dec. 1 at Science Hill for the meal and touring Wakefield-Scearce Gallery. Reservations for the meal are required; call Daisy Baxter, 633-4836. Upwards Basketball registration continues. The fee is $55 per participant before Dec. 2; after Dec. 2, $65. Deadline for registration is Dec. 10. For more information, contact John Raizor, 321-1599. Hanging of the Green will be 6 p.m. Dec. 4.
The CWF is taking orders for their homemade Benedictine, pimento cheese and baked goods. At least three days notice is required. Call the church office at 633-3345 to place your order today. FCC will ring the bell for the Salvation Army's kettle drive 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on Nov. 26 at Kroger. The AdventFest Celebration begins at 6 p.m. Sunday, with a soup supper followed by the Hanging of the Greens service at 7 p.m. FCC will serve lunch at God's Kitchen Dec. 1. The CWF meets 10 a.m. Dec. 6 at the church. Jean Donovan will present the Christmas program. Everyone is asked to bring their favorite salad to share with the group. Girl Scout Troop 1244 will host spaghetti with Santa at FCC 5-8 p.m. on Dec. 9. All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner ($5 for adults, $3 for children ages 2-10), pictures made with Santa and visits to the Christmas Village, where they can make gifts for someone special. Call the church office for more information. The Festival Choir will present Searching for the Kingby David Clydesdale at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 17 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 18. A nursery will be 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.
The annual Advent workshop is Sunday ,starting with breakfast at 9 a.m. Creative activities and storytelling, including “Hanging of the Greens,” will be 9:15-10:45 a.m. There will be something for all ages. Arriba Ninos tutoring program continues 6-7:30 p.m. on Mondays at First Christian Church. Girl Scouts meet 6 p.m. Monday. Cub Scouts meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Boy Scouts meet 7 p.m. Tuesday. The adult choir will rehearse at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.
“Hanging of the Greens” and lighting of the manger service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday. The annual Lottie Moon craft auction will be 6 p.m. Dec. 4. A soup/sandwich meal is 5 p.m. Joy Has Dawned!,a Christmas choir concert, is at 6 p.m. Dec. 18. Christmas Eve candlelight services will be at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Dec. 24. Christmas morning worship service is 10 a.m. The church is located on U.S. 60 just west of the Franklin County line.
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.
Sunday is the first of Advent, which is Dec. 4, 11, 18 and 24. Salvation Army Angel Tree will be up Sunday for choosing a child with a Christmas gift. Gifts must be returned by Dec. 18. Non-perishable food for food baskets will be delivered Dec. 22.
Holy Cross Lutheran
A free, 1-day Vacation Bible School will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 3 open to children ages 3 through 12 who are able to talk and use the bathroom unassisted. Children can attend and learn the meaning of Christmas, and their parents get some free time for Christmas shopping, wrapping presents or other pre-Christmas tasks. The children will present a Christmas program for parents at 4:30 p.m. Activities during the VBS will include Bible stories, Christmas carols, crafts, recreation, learning about the symbols of Christmas, snacks and lunch. As part of Holy Cross’s Grace Happens program, the event is free of charge. Parents may phone the church at 647-3696 to enroll children and must complete a registration card at the time of drop-off, including emergency phone numbers and allergy information. The church is located at 181 Old Seven Mile Pike in Shelbyville.
The church is located at 696 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville. Visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
The church-wide potluck Christmas dinner will be Dec. 11 in the fellowship hall after the morning service. The Fervent Life Youth Conference will be Dec. 29 and 30, with three meetings per day. It will feature the Fervent Life Worship Team from The Ark in Florence, Ala., and it is open to everyone, especially youth groups. There is no charge for the conference, but registration is required by going to www.living-waters.org or by calling 502-633-0734.
Mount Pleasant Baptist
Showing of Gathiers’ Giving Thankswill be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Starting at 10 a.m. Sunday and concluding in time for morning worship service, the youth ministry will have a donut fellowship before Sunday school. A video on a famous character in scripture will be shown. Decorating the church for Christmas will start at 9 a.m. Monday through Wednesday.
New Beginning Pentecostal
Elder Edward Lampkin Jr. and Antioch Fire Baptist Holiness Church from Cincinnati will be the guest 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, 181 Alpine Drive. William D. Beasley is pastor.
Morehead State University Gospel Ensemble, under the direction of Roosevelt Escalante, will perform at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 11. This year the ensemble will celebrate 43 years of music and ministry. The 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.
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. Women's Missionary Union meets the third Tuesday of every month. Call the church and leave a message for further information (829-5858). Sunday School starts at 10 a.m., the morning worship at 11 a.m. and evening service begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday services begin at 7 p.m. The First Place for Health Program will be on Wednesday nights. Food and money donations will be taken to provide food baskets to local families. For more information call the church at 829-5858 and leave a message."
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, 40065. The church is at 4401 Frankfort Road.
Shelby Congregational Methodist
The church is located at 109 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for worship times and more information.
Christmas season worship celebrations include Dec. 4, Heaven Broke Through; Dec. 11, The Grumpy Shepherd, a Children’s program; Dec. 18, Born Is A King, a cantata by the adult choir; Dec. 24, Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6 p.m.; Dec. 25, Carol Sing. All services begin at 10:50 a.m. except Christmas Eve. Advent begins on Sunday and will feature the “Hanging of the Greens” liturgy. Everyone is invited to each of these services.
Simpsonville United Methodist
The church office will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. Fellowship dinner/admin council is Dec. 4 following worship service,
St. James Episcopal
The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 10 a.m. and each Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Childcare is provided on Sundays. Diane Coon is taking orders for the upcoming publication of the history of St. James. Mo Wakefield is coordinating the distribution of donated clothes for those in need.
Sunday school is at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m., and Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.