Church news: Sept. 2, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

Annunciation’s and St John’s Parish Festival will be Sept. 9-10 and will include a yard sale. You can rent a space for $25 with all the proceeds of your sale items going to you. There will be 24-hour security. Call Bill Reidy at 633-7899 for additional information and to reserve your space.

Bagdad Baptist
You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.

Centenary Methodist
Evangelism Outreach Project involves collecting school supplies to be distributed to areas in need. The deadline for collection is Friday. Saturday through Monday, The CYF senior high will enjoy a white water rafting event. Preparations are being completed for the annual Fowl with Al and Steve scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Floral Hall, Shelby County Fairgrounds. Tickets are ready for sale and can be purchased through the church office. Senior CYF and junior high small groups will meet 6-7 p.m. Sept. 7 and 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Communion will be served at both services Sunday. "Pieces of Eight," an octet with musicians from Frankfort and Shelby County, will perform at the 11 a.m. service sharing both secular and sacred music. There will be no CYF activities Sunday evening. Upper Room Prayer Group meets 8-10 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Catered Wednesday evening meals will be at 6 p.m. Children and adult programming begins at 6:30 p.m. Three adult studies are available for participation. Children's ministries, preschool through fifth grades, and Sunbeam and Glow choirs will meet at 6:30-7:50 p.m. each Wednesday. The classes are preschool and kindergarten, first-second-graders, a third-fifth-grade girl class and a third-fifth-grade class for boys. Local Missions will meet 6 p.m. Thursday. Portland Promise Center, Centenary's partner in missions, is holding a Touched Twice Clinic, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 17. Volunteers are needed to assist in all types of areas. Non-perishable food items are needed also to supply the pantry. A food box is available in the back hall of the church.

Centennial Baptist
Family Day will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Sunday. Guest will be Rev. Robert Marshall Sr. and the congregation of St. John Methodist Church. Dinner will be served. Labor Day will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Daniel Field. Anyone or any organization wishing a space on the field or wanting to enter the corn hole tournament should contact Claudia Burley at 502-321-4506 and leave a message.

Church of God of America
Located at 600 Bradshaw. Elder Justin Barnes is pastor.

Cropper Baptist
Rev. Lee Bean, founder and director of Open Door for Hope men’s homeless shelter, will deliver the Sunday morning message. Adult II Sunday School will attend Derby Dinner Playhouse on Friday. Those riding in the van should meet at the church at 4:30 p.m. Youth Jam sponsored by the Shelby Baptist Convention will be 6 p.m. Saturday at SCHS. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Contact Rev. Cavender for more information. WMU meets 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Super Saturday training is available on Sept. 10 at Porter Memorial in Lexington; contact Keith Richardson if interested in attending. Cropper Baptist Church is a registered Red Cross emergency relief shelter and is open to the community in times of need.

Elmburg Baptist
The Carolina Boys, Southern gospel quartet, will be perform at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11. The Carolina Boys will also be performing at the National Gospel Quartet Convention, but the concert at Elmburg is free of charge. For more details, contact David Crowther (502-689-8075). Sunday service will be at 11 a.m. The church is located at 11307 Elmburg Road. Call 502-689-8075 for more information.

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

Finchville Baptist
Brock Shock & Rock Shelby County youth jam is 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Shelby County High School. Master Illusionist Brock Gill, Hip-Hop artist Rapture Ruckus and Grammy-nominated Rap Artist FLAME will be the entertainment. Tickets can be purchased at www.tickets.com. Cost is $5 for individuals, $3 for groups of three or more and $7 at the door. For more information check out Facebook or call the church at 502-834-7973. Because of growth in the church’s membership, a second service will be launched at 8:40 a.m. Sept 11. Watch the Web site, bulletin and newsletter for more upcoming information. Elizabeth Thompson will take photos (for those who do not currently have a photo in the directory or those who would like an updated photo) on Sept. 18 after the 11 a.m. worship service. Make up dates for photos will be Sept. 25. Contact MJ Tigner (502) 297-5049 or mjtigner@insightbb.com. The monthly worship service with church family will be 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Amber Oaks! Ladies Night Out this month will 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 13. Contact Joyce Medley at 834-7862 or at igloo57@aol.com for more information.

First Baptist Shelbyville
Pastor Steve Rice concludes his sermon series on Psalm 139, at the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services Sunday. Bible study begins at 9:45 a.m. Young at Heart (YAH) has just a few tickets remaining for Derby Dinner's Sept. 8 evening performance of Church Basement Ladies. Check with YAH President Daisy Baxter (633-4836) for more information. Cost is $30 per ticket plus $3 for bus travel. Departure time is 4:30 p.m. YAH will notmeet during the day for a luncheon activity due to this evening show. Senior Adult Citizen's Center devotional is at 2 p.m., led by YAH members. National Gospel Quartet tickets are still available for Sept. 16 at Freedom Hall, at $30 per person plus $3 for bus and parking. Contact Myron Bozell (834-7013) for more information. Wednesday night ministries commence at 5 p.m. on Wednesday with a meal. The cost is $5 for adults, students and children are free. Worship, discipleship, and growth courses commence at 6 p.m. with missions and music available for the children. The course opportunities include The Book of Romans, Discerning the Voice of God, Heaven, Financial Peace University and Hispanic Bible study. Students, grades 6-12 can hang out in the cafe or gym area ,7:30-9 p.m., at the eXchange. Please check out our www.shelbyvillebaptist.com  or contact amcdonald@fbcshelbyville.com. Children's Pastor Dave Menser kicks off a new series the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday service. Contact him directly at dmenser@shelbyvillebaptist.com. New classes in Get Fit have begun. The AM Core Conditioning, BOOT CAMP, Cardio Sculpt and other fitness ministries are led by Cathy Wilhoit. Drop-ins are accepted, but sign up now for the whole experience. Call Wilhoit at 502-321-8576 or E-mail Journeytowellness@live.com. Love and Respect Video Conference is Nov. 4-5 with Emerson and Sarah Eggerich. Check this out at http://loveandrespect.com/events/details/922. FBC is a designated Red Cross shelter. If you have interest in learning HAM radio operations or serving as a operator, please contact John Hurt at 529-6054. You may also E-mail gmcgillen@shelbyvillebaptist.com.

First Christian
Registrations are being accepted for the Old Testament Bethel Bible Study classes that begin in September and will be taught by Jim Fegenbush and Thelma McGuire. The outreach committee meets 7 p.m. Tuesday. The CWF meets 10 a.m. Tuesday. Thelma McGuire will continue her study of the book of Revelation. A potluck picnic is 6 p.m. on Sept. 14. The meat, drinks and paper goods will be provided. Everyone is asked to bring a dish (salad, vegetable, casserole or dessert) to share. Enjoy good food, fun and fellowship with the FCC family. Kroger gift cards may be purchased from the church. Each time a card is purchased or reloaded, the church earns 4 percent for Christian education programming. 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 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.

First Presbyterian
Knit-Wits meet 10 a.m. Saturday. The Sacrament of Communion will be observed Sunday during the 11 a.m. worship service. Anyone wishing to receive Communion and unable to attend should contact the church office 633-2693. The church office will be closed Monday for Labor Day. Presbyterian Women meet 10 a.m. Tuesday. Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. We will be cleaning our section of adopted highway 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Meet at Quentin Quire's Automotive on the corner of Old Seven Mile Pike and Old Mount Eden Road (intersection near Clear Creek Elementary School). The Boy Scout Troop will join. The Adult Choir will rehearse at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Lunch will be served 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. Boy Scouts meet 7 p.m. Thursday.

Greater Tabernacle Baptist
GTBC meets every Sunday at the Kentucky Utilities auditorium. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service is 11:30 a.m. GTBC meets at 1100 Main Street. Rev. Leslie J. Harris is the pastor.

Highland Baptist
There will be no Sunday evening services. The Good Timers will go to Frisch’s Big Boy in Middletown Tuesday. For reservations contact Martha Tipton. Senior meals will be delivered Sept. 12. Wednesday night supper is 6 p.m. Sept. 14 with a business meeting to follow at 7 p.m.

Holy Cross Lutheran
The annual fall Sunday School kickoff is Sept. 11. Classes are available for ages 3 through adult. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. with worship service at 11 a.m. Following the worship service there will be a fellowship dinner followed by games and activities for all ages. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information call 647-3696. The church is located at the corner of Old Seven Mile Pike and Highway 53 South.

Lighthouse Baptist
For information call 502-220-2422 or visit lighthousechurch@insightbb.com.

Living Waters
There will be a church pancake breakfast in the fellowship hall from 9-10:15 a.m. Sunday before the morning service. Pancakes, sausage and fruit will be served, and the cost is by donation. The church offices will be closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday. Offices will re-open on Tuesday. A new women’s Bible study will begin 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 through Nov. 3 in the Fireside Room at the annex. This study is on Proverbs by Beth Moore. This same Bible study is available on Friday mornings at 10 a.m. beginning Sept. 16 at the annex. Call the church office at 502-633-0734 to sign up or for more information. Pastor Joel League’s book, Deliverance from Another Place, is now available on audio. For further details, call 502-633-0734 or check www.living-waters.org  or www.deliverancefromanotherplace.org.

Mount Pleasant Baptist
The church is located at 4429 Aiken Road in Todd's Point for Sunday School at 10 a.m. and morning worship service at 11 a.m. every Sunday.

New Beginning Pentecostal
William D. Beasley is the pastor of the church located at 181 Alpine Drive.

New Covenant
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. Highway 60 West), in the heart of Simpsonville.

New Mount Zion
Chad Higgins & In Spirit and In Truth CD release concert is 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at St. John Baptist Church, 511 Thurman Dr. in Lexington. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Chad is the minister of music at New Mount Zion. For more information visit www.chadhigginsisit.com; twitter, chadhigginsisit; or Facebook, Chad Higgins & In Spirit and In Truth. The new CD Predestinedwill be available for $10.

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

Pigeon Fork Baptist
Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and morning worship is at 11 a.m. Other ministries offered are Women's Bible Study on Thursday nights. Woman's Missionary Union meets the third Tuesday of every month. Call the church and leave a message for further information (829-5858).

Shelby Congregational Methodist
The church is located at 109 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Simpsonville Baptist
AWANA Kids Clubs Simpsonville Baptist Church meets at 6:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Beth Moore Simulcast is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 10. The cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Contact Angie in the church office for tickets (722-5246 ext. 18). Visit http://bethmooresimpsonville.eventbrite.com for more information. Discipleship classes begin in September: Jude-Contending For The Faith begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for women only; 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter begins 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11 for women only; Courageous for men begins 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11; community midweek prayer group begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Survivor Student Weekend is Sept. 16-17. Guest Speaker is Drew Dukes, and Rob Rothenburger will have the leadership training. The cost will be $25 each, and the event will be at the Simpsonville Fire Station No. 1.

Simpsonville United Methodist
Hartz to Hearts Quilters meets 10 a.m. every Friday in fellowship hall. The Fellowship Dinner/Ad Council will be the second Sunday, Sept. 11, because of Labor Day holiday.

Waddy Christian
Join the church for fun and fellowship on Memorial Day Monday. Food served will be hamburgers, hotdogs, funnel cakes and fried apple pies. All proceeds benefit the Waddy Christian Church Scholarship Fund. Sunday School is at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. and Bible study 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.