Church news: Oct. 25, 2012

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

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 youth will present a variety show dinner theater, Memory Lane, at 6 p.m. Sunday. Come enjoy music and comedy as we stroll thru the past. Donations to the youth program will be accepted for the evening’s meal and entertainment. To help us prepare, call the church at 747-8933 or E-mail bagdadbaptist@bellsouth.net for reservations. 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 church will provide dinner for the Open Door of Hope men's shelter at 7 p.m. Saturday. The youth will stay after church on Sunday to set up for the fall festival and are asking for cakes for the cake walk. Contact Diane Price if you could host a Trunk or Treat table. The choir will be singing at the Masonic Home at Wednesday night services. Sunday services start with Sunday school at 9:50 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m.

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

Christiansburg Baptist
Sunday services begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. and evening services at 6. Wednesday evening prayer meeting/youth meeting will be at 6:30. 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
The church is located at 1940 Midland Trail in Shelbyville.

Clayvillage Baptist
Rev. Richard Luebbert continues to teach his book Jesus for the 21st Centurybeginning at 6 p.m. Sunday. Books will be available for purchase at the study. 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
Co-ed volleyball league play is under way on Tuesday evenings in the CLC Building. WMU will meet at Pat Richardson’s home at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7. 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.

Cross Keys Worship Center
George Blakeman is the pastor of the church, located at 4379 Frankfort Road.

Dover Baptist
The church continues to seek a van for its youth. Weekly services are Wednesday prayer and Bible time for adults and youth at 7 p.m., with choir practice at 8. Saturday morning Bible study is at 7 a.m. For more information, call 633-0502. The church is located at 7327 Dover Road.

Elmburg Baptist
The fall revival will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by a potluck meal. Evening services will be 7 each night through Tuesday. Rev. Tex Selph will speak at both services on Sunday. Rev. Eddie Nation will speak on Monday night and Rev. David Smith on Tuesday night. The church is located at 11307 Elmburg Road.

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

Finchville Baptist
An arts and crafts show will be at 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 3. Buy a booth to sell your crafts and artwork to help send children to camp. For more information, contact Elizabeth at 859-866-3737 or children@finchvillebaptist.com. Light concessions will be available. Proceeds go to Camp 2013. Donate/bring items for the fall festival at 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday according to how your name occurs in the alphabet: A-J – Trinkets: erasers, pencils, bracelets, etc.; K-S – individually wrapped pieces of candy; T-Z – chips, cookies, brownies. 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. Last day for the collection of these Christmas boxes will be Nov. 18 at the church. For more information, contact the church at 502-834-7973. This is part of Samaritan’s Purse Ministry.

First Baptist Shelbyville
The church will celebrate "Betty Jean Chatham Day" with one service at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Bible study precedes it at 9:45. The church will honor her almost 60 years of service as a musical leader with an afternoon service at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary. Bill Crouch, retiring as president from Georgetown College, will speak along with other religious and musical leaders from the past. "Life Singers," a musical youth ensemble founded by Chatham, will hold its second reunion. Chatham's daughters, Martha Pryor, Sarahbeth Farabee, Emily Chatham and Jeanne Burks, will join in the music. The services will be led by Rev. Gene Wright, minister of music at FBC for the past 13 years. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. "The Well," led by Michael Vaughn, continues this Sunday at 6 p.m. Next Level/pumpkin party will be Wednesday, and the community is invited to bouncy, trouncy fun starting at 5 p.m. with free food in the Fellowship Hall dining area. Games and other activities are 6-8 p.m. will be throughout the green space in front of the building. Contact clynn@fbcshelbyville.com for more information. Boy Scout Troop 231 is raising money for a scout troop flag and other scout-related efforts. For more information, contact Hoyt Goree at 437-0432. Young at Heart travels to Olive Garden Thursday, meeting at 10:30 a.m. for departure by bus. Crescent Place devotional is at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Daisy Baxter at 633-4836. Family Fall Fellowship is at the Kemps' home on Stapleton Road at 4-8 p.m. Nov. 4. For more information, contact amcdonald@fbcshelbyville.com. "Booming Beyond" Conference will be Nov. 10-11. The cost is $20 per person, registration until Nov. 6; $25 per person following through walk-ins, featuring Amy Hanson; Jene Hedden, Paul Schmidt, Kris White, Bob Mueller and many others. For more information, contact gmcgillen@fbcshelbyville.com or lnelson@shelbyvillebaptist.com.

First Christian
The Inquirer's class meets at 10:10-10:45 a.m. Sunday in the pastor's office. The class offers an opportunity to learn more about First Christian Church and the Disciples of Christ churches and their history. The class is very informal, and questions are welcome. All parents are encouraged to attend the parents meeting at 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group meets at 10:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. 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.comand 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
In the front yard of the church at noon to 2 p.m. Saturday will be a celebration of A Place to Sleep, which has provided beds for more than 100 children in Shelby County. The event will include food, fun and festivities and is open to the community. Folks are encouraged to bring donations of sheet sets, blankets, comforters and pillows. There will be a potluck the next day following worship, which will culminate the celebration. In case of rain, all activities will be held in the Fellowship Hall. A congregational fall festival is being planned for 5-7 p.m. Saturday at the farm of Carlen & Jenny Pippin, 1556 Vigo Road. To help, contact Hope Kremer at hopek@insightbb.com. She can use some more help gathering supplies. Come dressed for a hayride. Arriba Ninos Tutoring Program continues at 6 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church. Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Boy Scouts at 7 p.m. The adult choir will practice at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Women's Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. on Thursday. An informative discussion on bed bugs will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center. Local and state agencies will be there to share with us what is being done and who we can help ourselves. This event is open to the community and is sponsored by A Place to Sleep. For more information, talk to Lynn Whittaker at 321-7116 or Carlen Pippin at 321-0221. Please 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. Items are needed no later than Nov. 4. Expired grocery coupons will be collected for the military, as will new and used shoes for Edge Shoes for Water. The "Changing the World Two by Two" campaign runs all 2012. Our goal is to raise $5,000 for Heifer Project International. All scholars and military family are asked to update your contact information. Contact the church office to update your contact information at 633-2693 or or1pchurch@bellsouth.net. If you have been thinking of placing a brick in memory or honor of someone, contact the church office with the exact wording you want on the brick with your check made payable to the church. A payment of $125 will offset the cost of the brick and help with maintaining the garden.

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
Operation Christmas Child boxes have arrived, and the church’s goal is to fill 125 boxes, which need to be returned by the third week of November. Registration is under way for the 2013 Upward Basketball and Cheerleading. Registration applications are available on the Highland Web site, or hard-copy forms are available at the church. Family game night is 6-8 p.m. Thursday for all ages at 6-8 p.m. and open gym for all ages at 6:30 p.m.

Holy Cross Lutheran
The church is located at 181 Old Seven Mile Pike. For information, call 647-3696.

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 Church
There will be a 30-years-and -counting anniversary celebration for the church at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 3 and 10:30 a.m. Nov. 4, featuring guest ministers Rev. Doc Shell from Florence, Ala. and Messianic Worship Leader Paul Wilbur from Jacksonville, Fla. “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 Nov. 16. 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. A men’s retreat is being planned for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at Blue Lick State Park. The last day to sign up is Sunday. 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
Rev. Geraldine Spencer of New Covenant Church will be the speaker for the 9 a.m. youth day worship service. Following the service will be the annual family fall festival, featuring bean soup, chili, games, cupcake walk, horseback riding and more. Casual attire for the service and festival. 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
Sunday will be "Super Praise Sunday." For transportation or information, call 647-0329. 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
Special teaching by Robert Morris and facilitated by Rev. Mavis Bennett will begin at 6-7:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 4. The topic will be “The God I Never Knew,” about how real friendship with the Holy Spirit can change your life. 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
The youth will have a soup fundraiser lunch on Sunday following the morning worship service. Team Kids  and youth will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday. 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 Nov. 12-19, 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
Family and Friend day will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday with Rev. Robert Marshall Sr. and members of St. John Methodist Church as guests. Dinner following the service will be at the Waldridge Center in Clear Creek Park. For more information, contact Denise Higgins 502-321-8266. 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
Services will be at 10:45 Sunday morning and 7 each evening. For more information, call 633-0488. The church is located at 2713 Mount Eden Road.

Simpsonville Baptist
Scare Tactics Student Event will be at 8 p.m.-midnight tonight at 2681 Woodlawn Road. There will be lots of food, fun and candy. Retire The Debt Celebration Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. 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 women of the church will host the annual bazaar at 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday in fellowship hall. There will be lunch available as well as a silent auction and baked goods for sale.

Simpsonville United Methodist
United Methodist men's breakfast meeting is at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The annual pancake breakfast and bazaar will be Nov. 10. Booth space is available for $20 for inside and $15 for outside. Call 502-523-4448 to reserve your space.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
Members are asked to bring items for the Saturday indoor yard sale beginning at 9 a.m. Volunteers are needed at the Parish Hall on Friday and Saturday. See Mary Jane Yates to volunteer or for more information. A collection of all sizes continues for the outreach ministry. Shoes and bedding are also needed. Eucharist is held each Sunday at 10 a.m. and Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Sunday school for ages 12 and under is at 9:45 a.m., and childcare is available for the 10 a.m. service.