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Church news: November 9, 2012

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

Annunciation
Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. For more information, contact Diana at 647-3499. 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
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.
Church service starts at 11 a.m. The church is located at 414 Henry Clay Street.

Bethesda Church of God
The church is located at 2246 Taylorsville Road.

Buffalo Lick Baptist
The church is located at 2530 Elmburg Road.

Burks Branch Baptist
The regular monthly business meeting will be Sunday following the morning worship service.  The Christmas shoe boxes for Eastern Kentucky will need to be brought to church by Sunday.  The Thanksgiving dinner and auction for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering will be next Friday at the Stratton Center. Sunday services start with Sunday school at 9:50 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m.

Centenary United Methodist
LACE Leadership Training will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Frankfort First Methodist Church. The youth building will be opened to the public during the Celebration of Lights on Saturday. Hot chocolate and Christmas cookies will be served to our friends as they pass. The Chanel Choir will sing also during the festivities. Members are asked to turn in time and talent commitments cards at both worship services Sunday.  The new directory pictures will be taken from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Nov. 19. Individuals who will be assisting are asked to be there at those times. Regular activities will begin with the catered meal at 6 p.m. on Wednesday with programming at 6:30 p.m. Membership Care Team meets at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. Kid Korner meets from 10 a.m.-noon on Nov. 17.

Centennial Baptist
The church is located at 808 Heinsville Road in Christiansburg.

Christiansburg Baptist
Church services begin on Sunday morning with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship at 11 and evening services at 6. Wednesday night prayer meeting/ youth meetings are at 6:30. Tuesday is Baptist Women’s Day, and Nov. 13 is the WMU meeting. The church is located at 1037 Frys Oldburg Road near Bagdad. Visit www.christiansburgbaptistchurch.org

Church of God of America
The morning service is at 11:15 and afternoon service at 5. The church is located at 600 Bradshaw St. in Shelbyville. Justin Barnes is pastor.
Clay Street Missionary Baptist

Men’s and youth basketball registrations and cheerleading registrations continue until Nov. 24, on Friday nights from 7 until 9 p.m. Men’s fee are $150 per team and $45 for the youth basketball and cheerleading. Skating nights are 7-9 p.m. Fridays. There is a $5 admission fee that includes skates. Marnel C. Moorman Family Life Center with Team BAD (Blessed Anointed Disciples) are presenting "The Fallout" for the youth of the community from 7 to 10 p.m. on Nov. 30. Fee is $5. There will be music, concessions and games. The church is located at 1940 Midland Trail in Shelbyville.

Clayvillage Baptist
The church is beginning a study called "The 30-Day Church Challenge." All adults are participating in a study led by Marc Webb during the Sunday school hour at 10 a.m. Morning worship services will complement the study themes during the 5-week study. Join us as we grow in our faith. The church is located at 46 Lawson Lane.

Cropper Baptist
Plans are under way for a church-wide “Walk Through Bethlehem” living drama on the evening of Dec. 16. Volunteer directors, actors, and stage hands are needed; contact Pastor Joey or Sandy Powell to help. A baby shower is planned for Clayton and Jessica Largen at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the CLC Building. B.A.L.L. Group luncheon is Monday. A Thanksgiving fellowship meal will be Nov. 18, following morning worship. Co-ed volleyball league play is under way on Tuesday evenings in the CLC Building. The church pantry needs donations of food items to assist families in need. The church is a registered Red Cross emergency relief shelter and is open to the community in times of need.

Dover Baptist
Sunday services begin with Sunday school at 9:50 a.m. and worship service at 11. Rev. Marshall Phillips will bring God’s message Sunday morning. Women on Missions meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Family Life Center. Women on Missions will go to Masonic Home at 2:30 p.m. Monday for the birthday party. Items for the Thanksgiving baskets are being collected. The church’s Thanksgiving dinner will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 18. Meat and drinks will be provided. Please bring side dishes and desserts. There will be a Baptismal Nov. 18 during the morning service at the Family Life Center.

Elmburg Baptist
WMU and Brotherhood will meet Saturday at 10 a.m. with breakfast served at 9:30. A potluck meal honoring senior adults and celebrating Thanksgiving will follow the Sunday morning worship service. A Lazer Tag outing is planned for the youth and older children on Nov. 17. The church is located at 11307 Elmburg Road.

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

Finchville Baptist
It’s that time of year to begin collecting toiletry items and small toys to fill that shoe box to be sent to children in need around the world. The shoe box is to wrapped but not sealed so that the boxes can be inspected by customs. Remember to include the cost of postage inside the box. Choose a boy or girl ranging in age from 2-14. Completed boxes must be turned on Nov. 18 at the church. The canned goods collection for Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets has begun. There will be collection boxes to place canned and dry food items. Contact Jay or your deacon with the name and address. Bring carrot and cranberry sauce on Sunday, and Stove Top stuffing mix and instant potatoes on Nov. 18. It’s that time again to spread the joy and spirit of the Lord by ringing the Salvation Army bell at Walmart, grocery side from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on Dec. 8 and 15. Sign-up sheet is located in the foyer. For more information, contact the church at 502-834-7973.

First Baptist Shelbyville
Rev. Amy Hanson will lead a 2-day conference this weekend on "Booming Beyond," the role of Baby Boomers (born 1946-64) in the U.S. "The youngest Baby Boomers, born 1964, and all of those older, comprise almost one out of three in our county," said Geoffrey McGillen, minister for senior adults. "Approximately 78 million Baby Boomers as a generation will have a major impact on our community, commonwealth and nation. Our churches' spiritual health, as well as the physical and emotional well-being of a sizeable part of our population, hang upon this generation's positive impact for the next two decades." Registration is $25 per person, which includes lunch from Bell House. Walk-ups are available. WDRB-Ch. 41 Reporter Lawrence Smith will interview Hanson during the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Break-out sessions feature Jene Hedden,. Paul Schmidt, author Kris White, Rev. Bob Mueller from Hosparus, Brent Whitehouse from Amedisys, Patrice Blanchard from AARP and The Ham Radio Club of Shelby County (SCARES). For more information visit www.fbcshelbyville.com or call 502-220-0020. Girls in Action (GA's) have a jamfest this Saturday. Contact amcdonald@fbcshelbyville.com for information. Operation Christmas Child boxes are to be filled and due back by Wednesday. Next Level continues Wednesday beginning at 5 p.m. "A Place to Sleep," led by First Presbyterian Church members Lynn Whitaker and Jessica Collins, will present a Young at Heart program in the small dining room at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. Admittance is gained by bringing a clean blanket and/or pillow. The cost of the catered meal is $8. For more information, contact Daisy Baxter 633-4836. Crestview devotional is at 2 p.m. Noble Roberts and Col. Roger Green will lead the Veterans Appreciation Benefit from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library (Hudson Room). "Wounded Warriors: Heroes with battle scars but no bandages" will be hosting speaker Mike Jeffrey with his service dog, Seal Team. For more information, contact Roberts at 633-2070.

First Christian
The youth group meets from 5 to 7 Sunday evenings at the church. All youth in grades 6-12 are invited to attend. Dessert with the Elders is at 4-6 p.m. RSVP by calling 633-3345. The Recycled Teenagers will be traveling to the Glitz in Nonesuch on Wednesday. The cost is $27 per person for the 3-course meal.  Call the church office at 633-3345 to make your reservation. The annual dinner and Christmas auction will be Wednesday. For more information, contact the church office. The silent auction opens at 5:30 p.m., and the spaghetti dinner will be served at 6. Dinner is $3 per person. Proceeds from the dinner, silent auction and other activities will be used to purchase Christmas food baskets for needy families within the community. Volunteers from FCC will provide the meal for the men's shelter next Saturday. The Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group meets at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 28 at the church. The Shelby County Community Children's Choir (SC3) will present their Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the church. Invite your friends and family to join you for an evening of great music and Christmas memories. There will be a meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 5, led by Sherroll Carby, discussing the basics of memory loss, dementia and Alzheimers. The meeting will be upstairs in the parlor and is handicapped accessible. 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 is also collecting used hearing aid batteries, coupons – current or expired, cancelled 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 www.davidcharlton.blogspot.com and you may follow FCC on twitter @fccshelbyville. The prayer chapel is open during normal office hours at 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for anyone seeking a quiet place to pray. Two worship services are held each Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 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 Alternative Gift Market will be from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Sunday, beginning with breakfast for everyone. You will find a few special gifts to purchase as well as opportunities to donate to such charities as Habitat for Humanity, Heifer International, Operation Care, Dorman Center, Backpack Project, The Center for Women & Families and more. Bring in school supplies, small toys, hygiene items and other small items that can fit into a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. Filled boxes will be sent to children, ages 2-14, around the world. For more information, speak to Jane Elkin Thomas and Beth Herrinton-Hodge no later than Sunday. Covenant Group, a monthly gathering of youth, fifth-grade and up, will have their first gathering from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the church. There will be light snacks, games and "pickle jar" conversation. Friends are welcome to check it out. For more information, contact Pastor Jay at the office, 633-2693. Good Grief will gather for lunch at Wendy's Restaurant following worship on Sunday. Arriba Ninos Tutoring Program continues at 6 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church. Girl Scouts meets at 6 p.m. on Monday. Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Boy Scouts at 7 p.m. Presbyterian Women meets at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. The adult choir will practice at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. The church serves 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. Extra volunteers are needed for this weeks lunch.

Grace Assembly of God
The church is located across from Claudia Sanders Restaurant.

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. For more information, call 829-5324.  

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

Greater Shiloh Temple C.O.G.O.A.
Pastor Justin Barnes leads the church at 6th and Bradshaw streets.

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.

Hempridge Baptist
Check out the church’s Facebook page at Hempridge Baptist Church.

Highland Baptist
A Veteran's Day Worship honoring all who have served is 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Operation Christmas Child boxes need to be returned Sunday. Registration is under way for the 2013 Upward Basketball and Cheerleading. Registration applications are available at the church and the church's Web site. The deadline is Dec. 17. Wednesday night church supper is 6 p.m. with business meeting to follow at 7. Family game night is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday for all ages, with open gym at 6:30 p.m. A Thanksgiving potluck will be 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 18. There will be no 8:15 AM service.

Holy Cross Lutheran
The church will celebrate Friendship Sunday this Sunday with the theme "Thankful for Friends." Friends of the congregation are invited to attend worship service at 11 a.m. to become better acquainted with the congregation and to learn more about what Lutherans believe. Anyone searching for a church home is also invited to attend this special service. There will be a meal following the worship service. For more information, call 647-3696. The church is located at 181 Old Seven Mile Pike (at the corner of Highway 53 South).

Indian Fork Baptist
The church is located in Bagdad.

Lighthouse Baptist
The church is located at 696 Frankfort Road, across from the Masonic Home.

Living Waters
“Mercy Triumphs,” the Beth Moore Bible study on the book of James, will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays and 9 a.m. Fridays through next week. All women are invited to attend, and the cost of the book is $15. Sign up at the information counter in the sanctuary or call the church office at 633-0734. If you would like to purchase a Watershed T-shirt, sign up at the information counter in the sanctuary. All proceeds will go to the remodeling of the annex into the Watershed Youth House. For more information, call the church office at 502-633-0734 or E-mail info@living-waters.org.

Mount Eden Christian
The church is located at 12241 Mount Eden Road in Mount Eden.

Mount Pleasant Baptist
Bible study is Sunday at 10 a.m., with worship at 11. Monday Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, youth and children groups are at 7. Wednesday choir rehearsal is at 8 p.m. Jacob's Well Bible study is at 10 a.m. Thursday. Adult winter Bible study is on Sundays at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 4429 Aiken Road in Todds Point.

New Beginning Pentecostal
Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m., and morning worship is at 11:30. Wednesday night Bible study is at 7. William D. Beasley is the pastor. The church is located at 646 Frankfort Road. For more information call 633-0277.

New Covenant
Joseph Humphrey Jr. is the pastor. 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.; services at 11 a.m. Wednesday services are 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 2378 Waddy Road in Waddy.

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

Olive Branch United Methodist
A homecoming celebration will begin at 2 p.m. Nov. 17, with the award-winning Lindsey Family as entertainment. Rebecca Curry, assistant to the bishop, will be the guest preacher. The church is located at 6383 Zaring Mill Road. For more information, call 502-834-7000 or 834-7767.

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

Pigeon Fork Baptist
Sunday school is at 10 a.m., morning worship service is at 11, and evening service is at 7. Wednesday night prayer service begins at 7. The church is located on KY 1472 in Waddy.

Pleasant Hill Christian
The church is located five miles south of Mount Eden. For more information, call 321-0564.

Salem Baptist
Sunday school is at 10 a.m., and morning worship service is at 11 a.m.

Seventh-day Adventist
The church is located at 4401 Frankfort Road.

Shelby Christian
National Collection Week for gift-filled shoeboxes is Monday through Nov. 19, but shoebox gifts are collected all year at the Samaritan’s Purse headquarters in Boone, N.C. For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 615-778-0046 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org.

Shelby Congregational Methodist
The church is located at 1526 Martin Luther King Jr. St. in Shelbyville. For more information, call 633-6244. The pastor is Ronald Walker.

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

Simpsonville Baptist
Worship schedule is Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for more information.

Simpsonville Christian
The church invites all veterans, their spouses, children, grandchildren and others to our worship celebration on Sunday  at 10:50 a.m. We will recognize veterans and their families at that celebration. Joe Pusateri will deliver the morning message, “Courage, Sacrifice, Service.”

Simpsonville United Methodist
The annual pancake breakfast and bazaar will be held Saturday. Booth space is available for $20 for inside and $15 for outside. For more information, call 502-523-4448. Wednesday Night Bible Study will be at 6 p.m. every week. Choir rehearsal is at 7:30-9 p.m. Hartz to Hearts Quilters meet at 10 a.m. every Friday. Girl Scouts meet at 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

St. James Episcopal
Volunteers will prepare the meal for Victory Baptist Church on Tuesday. Meet at the church kitchen at 10 a.m. For more information, call Terri Roach. The vestry will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 in Bessie Todd Hall. Any interested person is encouraged to attend as church business is discussed. The collection of clothing, all sizes, continues. Warm clothing is especially welcome, as well as shoes and bedding. Aluminum cans are also being collected to help support the community food pantry. Leave items in the marked places in Memorial Hall. Eucharist is at 10 a.m. each Sunday and 12:15 p.m. Wednesday. Sunday school for ages 12 and under is at 9:45 a.m., and childcare is available for the 10 a.m. service.

Waddy Church of Faith
A revival will be from next Friday through Nov. 18 at 5967 Waddy Road. Evening services will be at 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday with the annual Thanksgiving dinner to follow the service. The guest speakers will be Ed and Cheryl French and Tony Robinson and Mildred Kee from Pocahontas, Ark.