Church news: Sept. 9, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

Annunciation’s and St John’s Parish Festival will be Friday and Saturday 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
Senior and junior CYF will meet in Loft ll 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday. Junior high will remain in the building for their small groups while senior high will participate in the Reverse Vehicle Scavenger Hunt in Shelbyville. UMW Ladies Circle will have their annual potluck picnic at the home of Linda Sanford at 6 p.m. Tuesday. All ladies are invited to attend. The catered dinner will be served 6 p.m. and programming will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Junior high will participate in Parable Mixer while the senior high will be involved in small groups 6:30-7:50 pm. Leadership meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday while Membership Care Committee meets at 7 p.m. Both will be at the church. The deadline for early bird fee for PAUSE, the Aldersgate Fall Retreat, has passed, however registrations of $35 can still be made to the Student Ministries Director or the church office. The retreat will be Friday through Sept. 18. Versailles Campus of the Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth, invites the public to their 140th anniversary annual day auction and BBQ lunch on Saturday.

Christiansburg Baptist
Choir rehearsal is 5 p.m. Sunday. The Christmas musical will be introduced. Business meeting will be Sunday evening. WMU luncheon meeting is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the home of Loretta Rogers. The Week of Prayer for State Missions program will be presented.  Men will participate in the "Homeless For a Night" event from 7 p.m.-7 a.m. Friday at the Shelby County Library parking lot.

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

Cropper Baptist
Super Saturday training is available on Saturday 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 Sunday. 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
A fundraiser lunch and dinner will be Sept. 15. The cost of the meals is $6 for lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and $7 for dinner, 4-7 p.m., and you may eat in, carry out or possibly have it delivered. Place your order by Wednesday by calling 502-633-0734 or 502-682-1018, or E-mail marti.brown@living-waters.org. Father’s Love, an urban ministry of Living Waters Church, is located at 624 Henry Clay St.

Finchville Baptist
Because of growth in the church’s membership, a second service will be launched at 8:40 a.m. Sunday. 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 Tuesday. Contact Joyce Medley at 834-7862 or at igloo57@aol.com for more information.

First Baptist Shelbyville
MOPS: Mother of Pre-Schoolers kicks off at 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The program is for moms who are pregnant or have a newborn/child through kindergarten. A family meal provided by the church at $5 (children and kids eat free!!). Free childcare is available through this program. For more information, contact Jessi Brown at 502-647-7131 or mikeandjessi@insightbb.com. Pastor Steve Rice commences a new sermon series on the "Fruits of the Spirit," beginning with this week "The Holy Spirit" at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Young at Heart celebrates its 22nd year with Rev. Jerry Tucker, who speaks at the 11:30 a.m. Thursday luncheon in the Small Dining Room. Contact Daisy Baxter (633-4836) for more information or e-mail gmcgillen@shelbyvillebaptist.com. Attendees of the meeting are encouraged to bring paper products and personal hygiene items for the children in Rev. Tucker's care. NEXT LEVEL is 5 p.m. Wednesday with a meal prepared by Kris White and crew, followed by Music and Missions for children, Middle School and High School ministries, and discipleship and class studies. Contact amcdonald@shelbyvillebaptist.com for more information. National Gospel Quartet tickets are still available for Friday at Freedom Hall, at $30 per person plus $3 for bus and parking. Contact Myron Bozell (834-7013) for more information.

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. Thelma McGuire will continue her study of the book of Revelation. A potluck picnic is 6 p.m. on Wednesday. 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
Sunday is Love Sunday. Donations of non-perishable food items, bedding, toys, small stuffed animals and old towels, as well as cash donations will be collected for local mission projects. Good Grief will gather for lunch at Wendy's Restaurant immediately following worship. Girl Scouts meet 6 p.m. Monday. Session meets 7:30 p.m. Monday. Cub Scouts meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Adult choir rehearsal is 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. We will serve lunch 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. Articles for October's issue of The First Word are due by noon Thursday. Boy Scouts meet 7 p.m. Thursday. Our final Picnic in the Parking Lot for 2011 is 5:30-8 p.m. next Friday. Volunteers are needed to help set up tables and chairs, grill, serve and clean up. Check the signup sheets in the Assembly Room for help and items needed.

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
The family picnic starts at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Colonel Sanders Pavilion at Clear Creek Park. Senior meals will be delivered 11 a.m. Monday. Wednesday night supper is 6 p.m. with a business meeting to follow at 7 p.m. A Grandparent’s Appreciation Luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Sept. 18. Sign up if attending. The Women on Mission Groups are collecting non-perishable food and snack items for the Shelby County Backpack Project through the month of September.

Holy Cross Lutheran
The annual fall Sunday school kickoff is Sunday. 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
A new women’s Bible study will begin 6:30 p.m. Thursday 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 Friday at the annex. Call the church office at 502-633-0734 to sign up or for more information. 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
Bishop Larry Weather and Vision Church of Holiness from Danville will be at the church 3:30 p.m. Sunday. 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.

Olive Branch United Methodist
Forgiven, featuring Debbie and Cloid Baker and Brian Worley, will perform during the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

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
Baptist Women will meet at 7 tonight at the home of Lucille Bradley. Bicentennial celebration days is Sunday, with old-fashioned dress-up day and special guest Rev. Marshall Phillips. A soup-and-sandwich fellowship meal will follow. A Forth Presentation of Down by the Creek Bankwill begin at 7 p.m.

Seventh-day Adventist Church
The church will host Eden’s Way Health and Cooking Seminar at the church beginning 7 p.m. Monday. The seminar runs through Sept. 26, and the cost is $25 including a freshly prepared healthy meal. Reservations must be made by calling 502-648-1598 by Sunday to know how many people to plan for. The church will host Astonishing Discoveries, an archeology seminar Wednesday through Sunday. Starting time each evening is 7:30 p.m. Presenters by live satellite uplink will be Ron Clouset, director of NADEI and Professor of Christian Ministry and Pastoral Theology at Andrews University, and Michael G. Hasel, Curator of Lynn Wood Museum and Professor of Archeology and Near Eastern Studies at Southern Adventist University. The seminar is free and open to the public. The church is located at 4401 Frankfort Road.

Shelbyville Community
A 4-week series on "Soul Surfer" the movie is at 6 p.m. and will continue through Sept. 28. Refreshments will be served at 5 p.m. This is a free event and everyone is invited. For more information call 502-649-4388.

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

Simpsonville Baptist
Beth Moore Simulcast is 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $25 at the door. AWANA Kids Clubs meets at 6:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Community Prayer Group meets 9 a.m. every Wednesday. Discipleship Classes include Jude (women’s class) 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Five Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter (Women) 5:30 p.m. Sundays, and Courageous (for men) 5:30 p.m. Sundays. MOPS meet 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month.

Simpsonville United Methodist
Fellowship Dinner is Sunday following Worship. Administrative Council meeting is 1 p.m. Hartz to Hearts Quilters meet every Friday at 10 a.m. in fellowship hall. The Fellowship Dinner/Ad Council will be Sunday because of Labor Day holiday.

Waddy Christian
Don and Billie Dixon will speak and visit 4 p.m. Sept. 18. Don served as pastor at Waddy Baptist before entering the mission field. He and Billie are currently serving as missionaries in Portugal. There will be a potluck meal at 6 p.m. Sunday School is at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. and Bible study 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.