Church news: Sept. 30, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, please call the Parish Office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499.


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


Bethel A.M.E.
Beverly Mitchell, minority intuitive coordinator of HRH for Kentucky, will speak at 1 p.m. Oct. 15 on the rise of sexually transmitted diseases in adult seniors, where Shelbyville/Shelby County ranks in STDs and much more on the rise of STDs and HIV/AIDS come and be educated.


Centenary Methodist
Children's ministry will host a fall hayride for the congregation at the Gayle's home 6:30 p.m. Saturday. There will be games, chili and hot-dogs. Those attending are asked to bring side dishes to share and  lawn chairs for sitting by the bonfire. In the event of inclement weather the outing will be cancelled. Holy Communion will be served at both worship services on Sunday. Senior and junior high will continue meeting 6-7:30 p.m. on Sundays. Kids Korner volunteers meet 4:30 p.m. Sunday.  The upper room prayer group will gather 8-10 p.m. on Tuesday to take calls for intercessory prayer time. Tickets are on sale for the Wild Game Feast sponsored by the CFY at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Floral Hall. Prices of the tickets are $12, $25 and $50. The different prices entitle the purchaser to participate in different events such as food, entertainment, auctions and raffles. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Connections, the Wednesday night adult studies, will start a new session Oct. 5-Nov. 16. Two topics are being offered, "truth" taught by Clyde Tharp. This class will deal with seven truths in individually experiencing God. "Laughing your way to a better marriage," (teacher, Wendy Gregory"), is a series offering tips and insights to common relationship questions.


Centennial Baptist
The church will celebrate the senior choir's anniversary Oct.16 at the 11 a.m. service. Come out and celebrate with us.


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


Clayvillage Baptist
The church is collecting for Victory Baptist Food Ministry and the Eliza Broadus State Missions Offering during the month of September. The church is located at 46 Lawson Lane and Sunday morning worship begins at 11 a.m. For additional information contact Rev. Lee Bolton at 502-321-2757.


Cropper Baptist
Cropper Baptist Church is a registered Red Cross emergency relief shelter and is open to the community in times of need.


Dover Baptist
The new pastor, Matt Smith, starts Sunday. His wife, Genni and sons Joshua and Daniel will be here and everyone is welcome to come and worship. Sunday school at is 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Also a fellowship lunch afterwards followed by Awana at 6 p.m. Call 633-0502 for more information.


Elmburg Baptist
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
The church is in the process of updating its directory and need members’ help. Contact MJ Tigner at 502-297-5049 or mjtigner@insightbb.com. Connect Group photos will be taken Sunday.

First Baptist Shelbyville

FBC sponsors a "FBTG" party (First Baptist TailGate Party), with free drinks 6:30 p.m. tonight at Shelby County High School. E-mail amcdonald@shelbyvillebaptist.com for more information. "Church in the Park" will be 11 a.m. Sunday at the Clear Creek Amphitheatre and Col. Sanders' Pavilion. There will be no 8:30 a.m. service or Sunday school scheduled. Free food and drinks with games are offered at the Pavilion following the one-hour service. Rev. Stephen Rice will speak on Fruit of the “Spirit: Peace.” Church members are urged to bring "side dishes." If rain or extreme cold temperatures cause a change, the service will return to the church sanctuary at 11 a.m. and meal and games will follow in the Fellowship Hall and Family Life Center. For more information, call 633-1317, or E-mail srice@shelbyvillebaptist.com. The Men's Bible Study at Cracker Barrel meets 6 a.m. on Tuesdays. The Book of Romans has begun, now at chapter two, led by Dudley Bottom. For more information, E-mail gmcgillen@shelbyvillebaptist.com. Next Level continues at 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Children and adults enjoy a full course meal, with adults paying $5 per person, and children eat free. Music and Missions for Children follow, with Adult Mission ministries and studies also available. The Sanctuary Choir is beginning Christmas music material at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact gwright@shelbyvillebaptist.com. Young at Heart will go to Golden Corral in Louisville Thursday, departing by bus at 10:30 a.m. The devotional at Crescent Place is 2 p.m. For more information contact Daisy Baxter 633-4836. FBC is a designated Red Cross shelter and setting up HAM radio operations for emergency use. If you are interested in participating or desire more information, contact John Hurt, 529-6054. Senior Adult Choir Festival is October 17-18 (Monday and Tuesday).


First Christian
The CWF will not host the annual fall luncheon this year. Its members appreciate the support they have received in years past. They will be offering pecans, brooms, cutlery and dish rags for sale on Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 4. They will also take orders for their homemade Benedictine, pimento cheese and baked goods. Call the church office by Wednesday before their sale on Sunday to place your order. The CWF meets 10 a.m. Tuesday. Thelma McGuire will continue her study of the book of Revelation. Bring a sandwich and enjoy lunch with the CWF after the study. FCC will prepare the meal for God's Kitchen on Thursday. The Recycled Teenagers will travel to Huber Farm on Oct. 19. Contact the church office at 633-3345 for more information or to make a reservation. Kroger gift cards may be purchased from the church. Each time a card is purchased or reloaded, the church earns 4 percent. 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.-4:30 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 in the Fellowship Hall. Sunday is World Communion Sunday and the church will celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion and collect the Peacemaking Offering. Anyone wishing to partake in communion and unable to attend the 11 a.m. service should contact the church office at 633-2693. Communion is open to all who wish to receive. Good Grief will gather for lunch immediately following Sunday's worship at Wendy's Restaurant. Session meets 7:30 p.m. Monday. Presbyterian Women meet 10 a.m. Tuesday. Cub Scouts meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Adult choir rehearsal is 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Boy Scouts meet 7 p.m. Thursday. The church will sponsor the Alternative Gift Market on Nov. 13. This is an opportunity to shop for meaningful gifts that make a difference around the world by making donations in someone's honor (or memory) to charities such as: Habitat for Humanity, Heifer Project International, the Shelby County Humane Society and Operation Care. Mark your calendar and start making your Christmas shopping list.


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 St. Rev. Leslie J. Harris is the pastor.


Highland Baptist
Marissa Costellos speaks on the subject of Human Exploitation at 7 p.m. today. The Women on Mission groups are collecting non-perishable food and snack items for the Shelby County Backpack Project through the month of September. Senior meals will be delivered Monday. Good Timers will go to Hometown Buffet Tuesday. Contact Martha Tipton for reservations. Supper is 6 p.m. Oct. 12 with a business meeting to follow at 7 p.m.


Holy Cross Lutheran
The church is located at the corner of Old Seven Mile Pike and Highway 53 South.


Lighthouse Baptist
Bishop Morton and the congregation of Thou Kingdom Come Ministries will be the guest Oct. 16. He will bring us the word of God. He and his congregation will lead special music service. Service starts at 10:30 a.m. For more information call 502-220-2422. The church is located across from the Masonic Home, 696 Frankfort Road. Visit lighthousechurch@insightbb.com.


Living Waters
Pastor Joel League’s book, Deliverance from Another Place, is now available on audio. For further details, call 502-633-0734 or visit www.living-waters.org or www.deliverancefromanotherplace.org.


Mount Pleasant Baptist
Soul Winning Commitment Day and business meeting is Sunday. Youth council meets at 4 pm. and will include all youth teachers, youth workers, elected youth representatives, and any parents that would come and help. There will be a maintenance, grounds and building team meeting Thursday. Visits the friendly and family atmosphere this Sunday for Sunday Bible Study at 10 am and Worship Service at 11 a.m. Visit mtpbaptistchurch.org or Rev. Bill Taylor’s Web site, pastor@mtpbaptistchurch.org., for more information. The church is located at 4429 Aiken Road in Todds Point.


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. 60) in Simpsonville.


New Hope
Baptism is Oct. 9 following the morning worship. The October-fest is noon Oct. 29. Special music praise and worship service is 6 p.m. Oct. 30.


Olive Branch United Methodist
The Mercy Road quartet will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church, 6383 Zaring Mill Road. A fish fry and musical concert to benefit the church building fund is Oct. 8. The meal will be at 5-8 p.m. Denise Watts-Wilson from La Grange will be the guest speaker at 6:30 p.m. The Garry Polston Family will perform at 7 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults, and children 12 and under are $5. Contact Rev. Garry Polston at 834-7000 for more information.


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).


Salem Baptist
The RA's will have a campout at Michael Black's Creek Bottom and the GA's & Acteens will have a sleepover at the home of Stephanie Hammond, both at 6 p.m. tonight. The annual GA/Acteen Banquet will be 6 p.m. Saturday. Everyone is invited. There will be a wedding shower following the Sunday morning worship service for Austin White and Evelyn Bauer with lunch being served.


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


Shelby Congregational Methodist
The church will have a three-night revival starting on Monday at 6:30 each night. Minister Dana Gaines, Minister Lena Tarney and Minister Sandy Marshall will be bringing forth the word of Lord. We welcome each and every one to attend. The church is located at 109 Martin Luther King Blvd.


Shelbyville Community
The church will celebrate its 25th Homecoming and everyone is invited on Sunday. Blaine Bowman and his Goodtime Band will be our guest singers and will start at 11 a.m. There will be a meal served following the a.m. service. A revival with Pastor Doug Lutes is Oct. 9-11. For more information call 502-649-4388.


Simpsonville Baptist
American Heritage Girls meets 4:30 p.m. today. Community Prayer Group meets at 9 a.m. every Wednesday. AWANA Kids Clubs meets at 6:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Discipleship classes, including Courageous Men’s Bible Study and Five Conversations You Must Have With Your Son, both begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Visit simpsonvillebaptist.com for more information and for worship times.


Simpsonville Christian
The church invites all middle and high school students to join the new program beginning Sunday at 9:45 a.m. These meetings will include a video on the topic of discussion as well as a good amount of time to discuss your questions and thoughts on the subject. We will continue our stewardship emphasis with Stewardship 101. Mark your calendars for the annual bazaar hosted by the ladies of CWF on Oct. 29. More information will be available in the following weeks.


Simpsonville United Methodist
Fellowship Dinner is Sunday. A photographer will be available for the book Shelby County One Moment in Time. We want a large attendance that day. Everyone try to be here. Bible study is 6-7:30 p.m. every Wednesday with choir rehearsal following at 7:30 p.m. Hartz to Hearts Quilters meets at 10 a.m. every Friday in fellowship hall.


St. James Episcopal
Holy Communion service is 10 a.m. each Sunday and 12:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Child care is provided on Sundays. The monthly pot-luck lunch will be Sunday after the worship service in the Parish Hall. Non-perishable food and/or monetary donations will be collected for the community food pantry. A White Elephant yard sale will be Saturday at the church, rain or shine, beginning at 9 a.m. until all items are sold. There will be lots of treasures, but no clothing.


Waddy Baptist
Sunday school is at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. and Bible study 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.