Church news: Oct. 5, 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
Saturday is the third annual Do-Something Day. The church is located at 5790 Elmburg Road in Bagdad.

Beechridge Baptist
Beechridge Baptist Church will celebrate its 200th anniversary beginning withSunday school at 9:45 a.m. and church at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday. The evening services will all begin at 7 p.m. 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 fall picnic on the grounds will be at noon-5 p.m. on Oct. 13. Events include potluck meal, music and games. The church is located at 2530 Elmburg Road.

Burks Branch Baptist
Communion will be served at the Sunday worship service this week, and attendees should come ready to finish this statement, " My relationship with God is........" The sermon series for October will center on relationships. The deacons will meet immediately following the service and will do visitation at 6 p.m. Thursday, meeting at the church. Acteens meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday; young musicians meet at 6:20, prayer meeting at 6:30 and choir practice at 7. The choir has started rehearsals for the Christmas cantata Repeat the Sounding Joy!Sunday services start with Sunday school at 9:50 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m.

Centenary United Methodist
Members of the junior high will travel to Aldersgate Friday for their annual retreat leaving the church at 4:30 p.m. returning noon on Sunday. Centenary's members will partake in a special World Communion at both services on Sunday. Happy Servants Group will honor the Pillars, Senior Adults 70+, with a dinner and entertainment at 6 p.m. on Sunday in the fellowship hall. Kids Korner Team meets 12:30 p.m. Sunday for a planning meeting.

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

Christiansburg Baptist
WMU is 7 p.m. Tuesday; business meeting will be Oct. 14; fellowship meal will be 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31. 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
The student ministry kicks off the gospel project 10 a.m. Sunday. The first series is The God Who Speaks.

Cropper Baptist
The children will visit the Louisville Zoo on Saturday; for more information, contact Pastor Joey. The Lord's Supper will be observed during morning worship on Sunday; homebound communion will be celebrated during the afternoon.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
WMU and Brotherhood meets at 10 a.m. Saturday, with breakfast served at 9:30. The quarterly business meeting will be on Sunday following the morning worship service. Volleyball begins on Tuesday at Cropper Baptist CLC. 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. The annual Chili Cook-off will be at 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Cost is $10 to enter a pot of chili or $5 at the door to buy a bowl and spoon to try all types. There will be no charge to eat if you enter a pot of chili! Prize categories for this year: Best vegetarian; where’s the fire extinguisher?; most creative concoction and best overall chili. Funds go to the children’s ministry. Food, prizes and lots of candy make for a fun-filled family evening 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. A prize will be given for the best decorated trunk (voted by the children!) that illustrates the theme of “children’s movies.” The missions committee will once again be hosting an afternoon of creativity 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday. This year will feature all crafts, including sewing, knitting, painting, etc. All items that are made will be sold at the Children’s Ministry Craft Day on Nov. 3, with the money donated toward 2013 children’s camp. Other items will be donated to A Loving Choice and Operation Care. Bring supplies and join us in helping local mission opportunities. For more information, contact the church at 502-834-7973.

First Baptist Shelbyville
Rev. Andy McDonald leads Communion Sunday at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Bible study is at 9:45 a.m. A benevolence offering will be taken as part of the Communion offering. Senior adult committee meets at 4 p.m. in the small dining room. For more information, contact gmcgillen@fbcshelbyville.com. Kris White leads the Bible study in the Women's ministry room, room 300, at 5 p.m. For more information, contact kristen.white@insightbb.com. Men's Bible study will be at 5 p.m. in the GO room, led by Gary Gilliam. Next Level continues at 5 p.m. ,with the meal. Rev. Jerry Tracy and John Shannon will lead in the Elsey Chapel the remaining sessions of the Holy Spirit study. The YAH group will leave at 10 a.m. Thursday for Huber Farm and return at approximately 4 p.m. There is a fee of $3 for bus transportation. For more information, contact Daisy Baxter at 633-4836. Upward Basketball registration continues for the next weeks. For more information, contact clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com. Deacons meeting will be 5 p.m. and business meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 14 in the Elsey Chapel.

First Christian
SC3, the children’s community choir, will present a concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the church. James Ray Morgan is the director and the concert will include performances by Rick Reinle, Stephanie Stephens, Chris Williams and Dana Marlin. The Inquirer's class meets at 10:10-10:45 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, 21 and 28 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. The Festival Choir practices at 7 p.m. Wednesdays for the Christmas program. The youth group meets at 5-7 p.m. on Sundays at the church. All youth in grades 6-12 are invited to attend. The Recycled Teenagers will travel to Huber Farm on Oct. 17. Call the church office if you would like to go with them. The Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group meets at 10:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is Oct. 17. Trunk or Treat will be 5-7 p.m. Oct. 27. 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
Knit-Wits meet 10 a.m. Saturday. The annual Worship in the Park will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Colonel Sanders Shelter in the back of Clear Creek Park. If transportation to the park is needed, contact Barbara Troyer. Assistance will be given at the park to help you carry chairs and food from your car. Barbecue and hot dogs will be provided. Bring a dish to share and a folding chair plus a sweater or jacket. Arriba Ninos tutoring program meets at 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays at First Christian Church. Girl Scouts meet at 6 p.m. Monday; Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Boy Scouts at 7 p.m. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 am. Wednesday. The adult choir will practice at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Lunch will be served at God's Kitchen. Have desserts to the church by 10 a.m. Volunteers should arrive at Victory Baptist by 10:30 a.m. 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. As a church family, we want to stay connected. 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, now would be a perfect time. 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
A family fall festival is at 4-6 p.m. Sunday, with hayrides, cake walks, refreshments and carnival games. The festival will be followed by the monthly performance of “Hosanna House” at 6 p.m. The children’s ministry uses skits and songs to illustrate Biblical virtues. The show is broadcast on Shelbyville and Eminence Insight cable channel 25 at 9 a.m. on Sunday and at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. 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.

Holy Cross Lutheran
Holy Cross Lutheran Church will have a church-wide rummage sale and bake sale at 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. The sale will be held rain or shine (indoors in case of rain). 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
Project Restoration Prayer Walk will be at 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, beginning at Anderson County High School in Lawrenceburg. “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 beginning Thursday. This is a 7-week study. 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. The youth will go to the corn maze at the Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 20. See Rev. Josh for details. 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. There will be a 30-years-and -counting anniversary celebration for the church on Nov. 3-4, featuring guest ministers Rev. Doc Shell from Florence, Ala. and Messianic Worship Leader Paul Wilbur from Jacksonville, Fla. 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 Oct. 28. 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
A 3-night revival will be at 7:30 p.m. today through Sunday. Speakers will be Elizabeth Sweat of Zion Temple in Lexington on Friday; Julius Warren of Emmanuel Institutional Church of God in Christ of Detroit, Mich. on Saturday; and Jerrold Edwards of Judah Temple of Praise in Nashville on Sunday. 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
The church will celebrate the 16th anniversary 9 a.m. Oct. 14. The speaker will be Rev. Norris Beckley, with a dinner following the morning service. The public is welcome to attend. 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
For more information call 502-647-0329. 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
Services include Sunday school at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. services. Sunday night service will be at 6. 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
The trunk-or-treat festival will be at 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31. Wear your costumes; there will be games, candy, a cake walk, live music, free food and safe fun for the whole family. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The event will be at 5090 Hickory Ridge Road in Waddy. 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
A fish fry will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall. The Lindsey family will sing at the church after the meal. The church is located five miles south of Mount Eden. For more information, call 321-0564.

Pleasantview Baptist Church
The church will celebrate its 127th anniversary at 3 p.m. Oct. 14. The guest speaker will be Rev. Robert Carr and his congregation of Union Baptist Church in Louisville. Lunch will be served at 2 p.m.

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 shoe boxes is Nov. 12-19, but shoe box 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 Community
Shelbyville Community Church will have its homecoming beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday. TheReynolds Family will be the guest singers. A potluck meal will follow the morning service.

Shelbyville Wesleyan
A revival will be Sunday through Wednesday with evangelist Dave Mercer and The Holy Mountain Boys band as guest. 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
A women’s retreat will be Nov. 2-3 at Kavanaugh Conference Center in Crestwood. The theme will be “Cozy Mountain Lodge, the story of Ruth & Naomi.” The cost is $80 each, which includes all meals and lodging. For more information or reservations, contact Amy Griggs at 722-8582. New 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 United Methodist
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
The monthly pot-luck lunch will be after the Sunday service. Non-perishable food and monetary contributions will be collected for the community food pantry. Members are asked to bring items for the Oct. 27 indoor yard sale. See Mary Jane Yates for more information. Clothing, all sizes, continues to be collected. 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.