Church news: Oct. 4, 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

A worship opportunity, Kids Worship Celebration, is for 3-year-olds to fifth grade at 11 a.m. on Sundays, led by the children’s minister. Adult Bible study is at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. 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 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

Sunday services start at 9:50 a.m. with Sunday School followed by worship services at 11 a.m. The Lord's Supper will be observed during the worship service. The deacons meet immediately following the service and youth will meet at 5 p.m. on Sunday at Rev. Billy Betts’ house. The Women On Mission will host the annual World Hunger Day soup luncheon immediately following morning worship services on Oct. 13. Donations to world hunger will be accepted. Kroger gift cards are available to help support the church mission projects. See Ben Betts to purchase a card. The Shelby Baptist Association will hold a Missions Fair at Graefenburg Baptist Church on Oct. 26. Burks Branch will share about the summer's mission trip to Haiti. Sunday school is at 9:50 a.m., and worship service is at 11 a.m. Follow us 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 in Shelbyville.

Centenary United Methodist

World Communion Offering will be received Sunday in both services. There will be no children's worship or moments at the 8:45 or 11 a.m. services. The Harriet Poynter/Lucile Smith Circle Meeting will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in room 206. Wednesday evening programming and fellowship dinner will begin at 5:45 pm with chancel choir practice at 7:45 pm. Children's ministry will host a fall hayride and chili dinner at the Smith's farm at 5 p.m. Friday. Games, the ride, dinner and a bonfire will take place as a way to begin fall activities for the children.

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

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, adult Bible study and youth meetings begin at 6:30. 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. on 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

Oct. 20 Homecoming begins at 11 a.m. on Oct. 20. Rev. William Holt is the guest speaker. Brenda Jackson is chair of the event. Dinner will be served after morning worship. Fall revival will be at 7 p.m. Oct.-30. The guest speaker is Rev. Robert Earl Houston, senior pastor from First Baptist Church in Frankfort. The dress is casual. 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

The church picnic will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the church picnic shelter. Volleyball starts Monday. If you are interested in playing, contact Stephenie or Shannon Osten. A fall festival, gospel sing and chili supper will be Oct. 19 at CLC. There will be special services on Oct. 26 and 27 led by Baptist Missionary Board. Adult Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 6 p.m. Sundays. Youth groups meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. Sunday school is at 9:50 a.m. and worship service at 11.

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

Round Up Sunday will begin at 9 a.m. and will be the kickoff for the new Sunday school year. The dress is western, and vittles will include trail-blazing donuts, cowboy coffee and hot chocolate (from those brown cows). Round up those strays. The event will be followed by Sunday school classes for every age and then a 10 a.m. worship. Women on Missions will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday for the study on India. Symphony of Prayer will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by choir practice. Everyone is always welcome. For more information, call 633-0502. The church is located at 7327 Dover Road.

Elmburg Baptist

WMU and Brotherhood will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, with breakfast served at 9:30. Revival will start with the Sunday morning worship service on Oct. 6, followed by a potluck meal. Evening services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. Rev. Eddie Nation will be the speaker. Youth will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday for a pizza party.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

The Guatemala Mission Team will host a chili/bean soup fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church. Meals can be eaten at the church or purchased to go. Cornbread and desserts will be available. The Children’s Ministry will have a Trunk or Treat Harvest Party on Oct. 30 at the church.Visit www.finchvillebaptist.com and click on Youth News.

First Baptist Shelbyville

Rev. Chuck McAlister speaks this Sunday at both services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Bible fellowship is at 9:45 a.m. "Starting Point," a new study offering led by Paul and Nancy Sims and Tim and Karen Cronen, begins Sunday. The presentations feature wide-ranging discussions facing Christian seekers today. For more information, contact amcdonald@shelbyvillebaptist.com. Another generation of 20-somethings will be sponsored by Jennifer and Dusty Blevins, beginning Nov. 7. Rev. Andy McDonald will lead a group to Bluegrass Indoor Karting for an afternoon of fun and fellowship following the 11 a.m. service and student Bible studies. For more information, contact amcdonald@shelbyvillebaptist.com. Studio and Studio Jr. stops for two weeks of preparation of a new series of lessons following the Sunday services. Upwards Basketball registration continues. For more information, contact clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com. John Flannigan begins a two sessions on Billy Graham's "My Hope for America." He will teach from Graham's video and accompanying materials and explain the training of in-home evangelistic outreach to neighbors and friends. For full participation, both sessions, on Tuesday and Oct. 23, should be attended. The church-wide mission will begin during the first week of November. For more information, contact amcdonald@shelbyvillebaptist.com. No Next Level meal or meeting will be on Oct. 16 because of Shelby County Public Schools’ fall break. Young at Heart will meet at 11 a.m. at Cracker Barrel. Crescent Place Bible study will occur at 1 p.m. Senior Adult Citizen's Center devotional is at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Daisy Baxter at 633-4836. Rev. Chuck McAlister will lead the “Bullseye, An Evening for Outdoorsmen” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26. For more information, contact amcdonald@shelbyvillebaptist.com.

First Christian

Trunk or treat fall festival will begin at 4 p.m. Oct. 26. There will be inflatables for the kids, treats from trunks, free hotdogs, chips, cookies and drinks, face painting, a cupcake walk, cotton candy, popcorn, pumpkin patch and ending the evening with a Halloween movie and bonfire. Bring chairs. Mark Kroos will be in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is by donation. He is an award-winning acoustical guitarist. Visit www.markkroos.com to see clips of his talent. The Shelby County Community Children's Choir will present its “SC3 and Friends” concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. There is no charge for admission. The Nurture Committee meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Recycled Teenagers will travel to Hubers Farm and Restaurant on Oct. 16. The van will leave at 10 a.m. For more information, call the church office. 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 church is located at 1000 Eminence Pike.

First Presbyterian

Knit-Wits meet at 10 a.m. Saturday. Worship in the park and the churchwide picnic is at 11 a.m. Sunday at Colonel Sanders shelter in the back of Clear Creek Park. Bring a dish to share and a folding chair. If you have an FPC T-shirt of any type, wear it to celebrate together at the park. If you don't have a shirt and would like one, contact Lynn Whittaker. The Salvation Army Angel Tree signups will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Monday and Thursday in the Fellowship Hall. Arriba Ninos tutoring continues at 6 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church. Girl Scouts meet at 6 p.m. Monday; Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; and Boy Scouts at 7 p.m. Presbyterian Women meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The youth parents' meeting is 6 p.m. Wednesday. Adult choir rehearsal is 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday. Lunch will be served at God's Kitchen on Thursday. Have desserts at the church by 10 a.m. Volunteers should arrive at Victory Baptist by 10:30 a.m. The Outreach Committee also 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 also 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 a Painted Stone Elementary art project. 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. A Place to Sleep's Make A Difference Celebration and Work Day will be noon to 2 p.m. on Oct. 26. Contact Lynn Whittaker, mjlw22@shelbybb.net, to find out how you can help. More details to come. The Alternative Gift Market will be Nov. 10.

Fisherville Church of Christ

Homecoming begins at 11 a.m. on Sunday. The speaker is Steve McCormick.

Grace Assembly of God

Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m., with praise and worship at 10:30 and 6 p.m. Children’s church for 4-to-12-year-olds and a nursery are provided. The Wednesday evening Bible study starts at 7 p.m. There are also children’s activities on Wednesday evening.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 Highway 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 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 Lord's Supper will be observed Sunday. The deacons will meet at 4:30 p.m. Senior meals will be delivered Monday. Church supper will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by the business meeting at 7 p.m. Family game night is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Holy Cross Lutheran

Sunday school classes are available for 3-year-olds through adult. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by church service at 11 a.m. 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 10 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., Bible study/prayer at 6:30 p.m. and youth and team kids at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 6776 Bagdad Road.

Kingdom House

Luke Wisley will lead worship on Saturday. Former University of Louisville basketball player and missionary Brian Kiser will share on Oct. 19. Services start at 6:30 p.m. This ministry is at 802 Washington St. Pastors are Josh and Melissa Settles. For information, call 502-803-0093.

Lighthouse Baptist

Holiday bazaar and luncheon will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 16. Anticipated vendors will include Avon, Pampered Chef, handmade jewelry, candy, wreaths, crafts, and much more. Chili and hotdogs will be served, with desserts available, whole or by the slice. For more information, call 502-552-3648 or visit our 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

Jerry and Karen Ellard, worship leaders in Jerusalem, will be guest ministers at the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday. The global designated day to “Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem” is Sunday. For more information, visit www.daytopray.com. 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 the Living Waters website for the list. The sermons are now on podcast. Visit www.living-waters.org for details. 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

Bishop Thomas Clark and the House of God in Lexington will be the guest at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.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 6 p.m. every third Sunday. 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 a.m., 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

The church is located at 2345 Taylorsville Road in Bloomfield. For more information, call502-252-9154.

Penny’s Chapel

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.

Pleasantview Baptist

The church is located at 789 Clore-Jackson Road. For more information, contact Mose Young 502-523-8032.

Refuge Temple Church of God in Christ

The church is located at 1100 Equity St.

Rockbridge United Methodist

Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11.  Discipleship study will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The title is “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.

Salem Baptist

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

Seventh-day Adventist

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

The church will celebrate Homecoming 2013 at 11 a.m. Sunday. Alan Hilbert will be the guest singer, and a potluck meal will be served following the singing.

Shelbyville Wesleyan

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

Simpsonville Baptist

The Great Tomb Raid Fall Festival will be at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 30 for children through fifth-grade. Sunday School is 9:15 a.m. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.

Simpsonville Christian

Sunday is Homecoming , and the church is extending a special invitation to anyone who ever has been a member or guest of the church. Worship is at 10:50 a.m. There are three Sunday school classes: traditional (adult) at 9:45 a.m., young adult at 10 a.m. After worship, acatered meal will be served at the gym located behind the church. A Homecoming program will commence in the sanctuary at 2 p.m., lifting up music memories of life together over the years. Dessert will follow the program in the Fellowship Hall. If you have not sent a RSVP for the program, call the church office. “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

Rev. Ric Holladay’s sermon this Sunday is “That the World May Know,” from Romans 10:5-13. There are two services: 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. Ministry Planning Retreat for 2014 is Sunday following fellowship dinner. The whole church family is invited to join those on the administrative council and committee members to look at next year plan the church’s budget appropriately.  Methodist Men’s Breakfast is Oct. 12 at 8:30 a.m. They will be planning the annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast on Nov. 2. Times to be announced. The church is located at 105 1st Street in Simpsonville.

St. James Episcopal

The monthly potluck lunch is Sunday after the service. Non-perishable food and monetary contributions will be collected for the community food pantry. On Tuesday, volunteers will meet in the St. James' kitchen at 10 a.m. to prepare lunch for the Victory Baptist Church. Additional help is always welcome. The choir has started preparing for the Christmas season. The choir practices at 9 a.m. on Sundays in the choir room. See Paul Salmon if you love music and want to join the singers. The collection of seasonal clothing, shoes and bedding continues for those in need. Eucharist is at 10 a.m. each Sunday and 12:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Childcare is available on Sundays. The church is located at 3rd and Main streets.

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.