Church news: Dec. 11, 2015

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Allen Chapel
Rev. Robert Marshall is the pastor. Located on KY 55 in Finchville.


Bagdad Baptist
Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.


Beechridge Baptist
Located on Beechridge Road in Bagdad.


Bethel A.M.E.
Sunday school is 9:45 a.m., worship at 11. Located at 414 Henry Clay Street. The pastor is Rev. MacArthur Pendleton.


Bethesda Church of God
Call 633-7500. Located at 2246 Taylorsville Road.


Buffalo Lick Baptist
Sunday school is 10 a.m., worship at 11. Located at 2530 Elmburg Road. The pastor is Rev. Jeff Peed.


Burks Branch Baptist
The choir will hold a quick practice for the Christmas Cantata after the worship service Sunday. The church will serve the men at Open Door of Hope Men's Shelter at 7 p.m. Dec. 16. Let Autumn know if you would like to provide a dish. The WOM continues to collect for the women’s shelter, bring hygiene items, things for children; Whitney Young, snack items; A Loving Touch, baby items, volunteers. Sunday services this week will begin with Sunday school at 9:50 a.m. and worship service at 11. There will be a business meeting after the worship service Sunday. Wednesday night services begin at 6:30 p.m. with JAM-Jesus and Me for kids and prayer meeting for adults. Choir practice begins at 7 p.m. Help grow our Mission Involvement Fund by enrolling your card at Kroger.com/rewards-NPO 12461. Follow us on Facebook at Friends of Burk's Branch Baptist Church, Twitter @burks_branch. Located at 2023 Fox Run Road.


Catholic Church of Annunciation
The "Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults" met this past week and went over the first two of our seven sacraments: The "Sacrament of Baptism and Confirmation." This week we will discuss the Blessed Sacrament, of our seven sacraments only one is called "Blessed" and that is the "Eucharist." This session will cover: The Eucharist as "Real Presence - what it means and why it is central to the Catholic Faith; Why the Catechism of the Catholic Church calls the "Eucharist" the Source and Summit of Christian Life; Why Jesus couldn't have been speaking metaphorically when he said to eat his body and drink his blood; The Eucharist as Sacrifice - how the sacrifice of the Mass makes present Christ's sacrifice on the cross, and how knowing this makes a crucial difference for our participation in the Mass; The Eucharist as Communion - how Jesus longs for us to receive him in Holy Communion; How Christ's Eucharistic presence remains with us in the tabernacles in our Catholic Churches, where the consecrated (real presence) host are kept. Our Rite of Acceptance into the program will be Dec. 20 at the 10:30 a.m. Mass. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Deacon Joseph Bland.

Centenary United Methodist
Centenary will have a change of time for their services on Sunday.  Sunday School will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by the 10:30 a.m. Christmas Worship Celebration Service. The message to be delivered will come from Luke 1:26-45, A Message of Joy. There will be no Children's Moment or Worship times. Monday is Administration Day with meetings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be no Wednesday evening programming.  The Children's Ministry will sponsor their Children's Christmas Party at 6:30 p.m. Member Care Team will meet at the church at 10 a.m. on Thursday. All articles to be placed in the January Newsletter needs to be in by noon on Dec. 19.


Centennial Baptist
Youth and adult Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by morning worship at 11. Bible study will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday. E-mail wearesaved2015@gmail.com. Located at 808 Heinsville Road in Christiansburg. Rev. Norris Beckley Sr. is the pastor.


Christiansburg Baptist
Sunday school classes begin at 9:45 a.m., church services at 11, evening services at 6 p.m. and Wednesday Bible study 6:30 p.m. A children’s choir meets every first and third Sunday of each month during the worship period. Located at 1037 Frys-Oldburg Road in Bagdad.


Clay Street Baptist
Skating will be 6 to 9 p.m. every Friday for $5. Contact Lou or Connie Manica at 655-1758, 529-6254 or 633-5922.


Clayvillage Baptist
The community is invited to worship with us during this holy season. Sunday school is at 10 a.m., worship 11 a.m., children’s worship 11:15 a.m., evening service 6:30. Children's ministry and adults' prayer time is 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; choir practice follows. Call 321-2757. Located at 46 Lawson Lane, just off U.S. 60.


Cropper Baptist
Time to bring in your "In Memory Of" Poinsettia's.  A potluck Christmas lunch will be next Sunday after worship. Business meeting will be Dec. 20 after worship. Church council meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Youth meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Youth and adult Bible study are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Sunday school is at 9:50 a.m. and worship at 11. Located at 2164 Flood Road in Pleasureville.


Crossroad Lighthouse
Services are 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. The pastor is Rev. Paul Harvey, 220-1810 or 655-2332. Located at 220 Clear Creek Road in Eminence.

Dover Baptist
Joy will meet at 11:30 on Monday for the senior adult Christmas party. The church will serve at God’s Kitchen at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Baptist men’s Christmas party will be 6 p.m. Thursday. Carols and Candles will begin at 7 p.m. Dec. 20. Everyone is invited. Bible study for all ages is 10 a.m. on Sunday, worship at 11. Church at prayer and children’s choir rehearsal will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, adult choir rehearsal at 7:20. A Christmas party for deacon’s and their wives will be 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Family Life Center. Open house at the parsonage will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. This is a way for the pastor and his wife to say Merry Christmas. Visit www.doverbaptist.net, call 633-0502 or check out the church Facebook page. Rev. Ben Early is the pastor.


Elk Creek Missionary Baptist
Located at 504 Elk Creek Road.


Elmburg Baptist
Members will ring the Salvation Army bell at Kroger from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday. Youth are going to the Toby Mac concert on Friday, leaving from Governor's Square at 4:30 p.m. Christmas play practice will follow the Sunday morning worship service. Bible study is at 6 p.m. Sunday. Located at 11307 Elmburg Road.

Service begins at 10:30 a.m. preceded by prayer at 9:30. Located at 709 Mount Eden Road.


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


Finchville Baptist
Church offices will be closed on Christmas Eve Day. Visit www.finchvillebaptist.com and click on Youth News or call 834-7973. Located at 5270 Taylorsville Road in Finchville.

First Baptist Shelbyville
The 1st Upwards begin at 9 a.m. Saturday. Games are at the Family Life Center (gym) and will be held also at 10 and 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Concessions are available. Contact clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com. Dr. R. Maurice Hollingsworth will present a devotional on Sunday. Bible Fellowship is at 9:45 a.m. NO 8:30 a.m. service will be held. Women's Ministry hosts "Knock Your Socks Off!" at 5 p.m. in Room 300. No Men's Bible Study will meet for the remainder of the calendar year. Deacon's meeting is in Elsey Chapel at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation of the new deacons for 2016 and plans for Christmas Eve Communion. The Youth Christmas gathering is at the Siler's House at 6 p.m. Contact tbehn@shelbyvillebaptist.com. FBC preschool will present a "Christmas Wonderland" at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville on Wednesday at 9:30, led by Preschool teacher Wendy Lyons. Contact clynn@shelbyville.com. Christmas for Families will assemble baskets in the small dining room beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Contact mhollingsworth@shelbyvillebaptist.com. NO NEXT LEVEL throughout the remainder of the calendar year. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday and Christmas Eve. Contact mhollingsworth@shelbyvillebaptist.com. NO YAH meetings will be held the remainder of the calendar year. Contact Daisy Baxter, 633-4836. Pre-school presents its annual "Christmas Wonderland" program for the parents and others in Elsey Chapel at 9:30 a.m. Friday. The second set of UPWARD games are held at 9 a.m. Dec. 19.


First Christian
The children will present their Christmas play during the 11 a.m. worship service on Dec. 20. The CWF will have their tables up from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Dec. 20 offering cutlery, pecans, brooms, sweet treats and much more for sale. The Nurture committee will host a New Year's Eve celebration from 8 p.m. until midnight on Dec. 31. Those attending are asked to bring an appetizer to share. Entertainment will be provided by Hush Harbor and Jonathon Jackson. The prayer group will meet 10 a.m. each Thursday. All are welcome to pray with the group. Call 633-3345 if you have any questions or prayer concerns. 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 a collection site for Water Step. Donations of new and used shoes 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. The church is collecting used hearing-aid batteries, box tops, Campbell’s labels, eyeglasses, plastic bags from Kroger, Walmart, etc., coupons either current or expired, canceled postage stamps, pop tops from aluminum cans for mission projects. The weekly sermons may be read online at www.davidcharlton.blogspot.com, viewed online on YouTube and you may follow FCC on twitter @fccshelbyville. Located at 60 Disciples Way (formerly 1000 Eminence Pike).


1st Harmony Worship Center
Sunday school is 9 a.m., worship service at 10:30. Located at Waldridge Center, at Clear Creek Park, 717 Burks Branch Road. Rev. Don and Claudia Burley are the founder and co-founder.


First Presbyterian
This Sunday is Love Sunday. Donations will be used to help the needy in Shelby County. Mark checks for Love Sunday. Sunday school classes for all ages are available (children, youth and adults) starting at 9:45 a.m. The Handchime choir practices at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Good Grief meets for lunch following worship every Sunday. Check with Barbara Troyer for location. Session will meet at the home of Cindy and Bobby Green at 6 p.m. Monday. Boy Scouts meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. at Crescent Place. Communion will be served. Adult choir rehearsal is 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday. RISE & SHINE by donating a box of cereal for the Serenity Center. Breakfast items are especially needed at the food bank. Donations may be placed on the table in the Assembly Room. If you have questions, contact Stephanie Schmidt. Christmas Basket assembly and delivery is 9 a.m. Dec. 19. Donations of $25 will pay for one basket. Canned goods and new/gently used toys are also being accepted. The Youth Covenant Group will meet at 8:45 a.m. on Dec. 19 to help assemble the Christmas Food Baskets. Afterwards, they will head out for a "treat." The Mitten Tree is up and ready to accept gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, socks and other items to help keep children warm this winter. The church will ring the Salvation Army Bell at Walmart on Christmas Eve. Signup sheet is posted. Get your slot early. Talk to Gary Steinhilber.

Grace Assembly of God
Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Praise and worship at 10:30. Children’s church for ages 4-12 and a nursery are provided. Wednesday Bible Study is at 7 p.m. Located on Highway 60 West, across from Claudia Sanders.


Grace Fellowship of Waddy
Call 829-5777. Located at 2865 Waddy Road.


Graefenburg Baptist
Past performances are available at www.youtube.com/hosannahouse. Visit www.gbcfamily.com or call 829-5324. Located on U.S. 60, just west of the Shelby/Franklin County line.


Graefenburg Christian
Located at 5900 Louisville Road and the intersection of U.S. 60 and Highway 151 at Graefenburg.


Greater Shiloh Temple
Everyone is welcome to worship and fellowship with us. We are temporarily located at 1857 Midland Trail. The pastor is Justin Barnes.


Greater Tabernacle
Sunday school begins at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Call 502-655-7207. Located at 181 Alpine Drive in Shelbyville. Rev. Leslie J. Harris is pastor.


Harvest Community
Located at 165 Alpine Drive.


Hempridge Baptist
Check out the church’s Facebook page. Located near Waddy.

Highland Baptist
Upward evaluations will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Christmas card exchange is Sunday. Crestwood choir will perform at 6 p.m. followed by a dessert reception at 7. Reynold's Women on Missions will meet at 6:30 p.m. and Perkins at 7 on Tuesday. The preschool/children's choir will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Angel Tree donations are due. A Christmas outing and Creation Museum will be on Dec. 19. Sign up at the church. The Noblemen will be in concert at the church at 7 p.m. on Dec. 31. Visit www.highlandbaptistky.com. Call the church office at 633-3516 for more information. Located at 511 Mount Eden Road. 


Holy Cross Lutheran
Call 647-3696. Located at 181 Old Seven Mile Pike (the corner of Hwy. 53 South and Old Seven Mile Pike).


House of Grace Ministry
E-mail HouseOfGraceChildren@yahoo.com or call 502-821-8635.


Indian Fork Baptist
Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., worship service at 11, Bible study/prayer, and youth and team kids at 6 p.m. Check the church on Facebook. Located at 6776 Bagdad Road.


Kingdom House
Mid-week gathering is on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. E-mail josh@theKH.org for more information. Visit www.theKH.org or call 502-803-0093. Located at 320 Main Street. Pastors are Josh and Melissa Settles.


Lighthouse Baptist
Located at 696 Frankfort Road, across from Masonic Home Shelbyville. Rev. Charles E. Ashby is the pastor.


Little Union Baptist
Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Worship service is 11. Call 502-252-7051, the pastor at 252-0126 or E-mail LUBCMail@yahoo.com. Located at 4620 Little Union Road in Taylorsville.


Living Waters
Located at 5425 Frankfort Road.


Masonic Home Chapel
Worship services begin at 10 a.m.


Mount Eden Christian
Located at 12241 Mount Eden Road in Mount Eden.


Mount Moriah Baptist
Located in Mount Eden.


Mount Pleasant Baptist
Located at 4429 Aiken Road in Todds Point.


New Beginning Pentecostal
Sunday school is 10:30 a.m., morning service 11:30, and Wednesday at 7 p.m. William D. Beasley is the pastor. Located at 646 Frankfort Road.


New Covenant
Located at 630 Mack Walter Road. Joseph Humphrey Jr. is the pastor.


New Greater First Baptist
Located in Simpsonville. Rev. E.W. Terry is the pastor.


New Hope
Worship begins at 11 a.m. Sunday. Visit www.newhopechurchky.org. 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. Located at 2378 Waddy Road in Waddy.


New Mount Zion
Youth Bible study at CDC, formerly the Mulberry Building, begins at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 633-7991. Located at 704 Washington St.


Old Country Church
Call 502-738-5081. Located at 3596 Mount Eden Road near the Anderson, Shelby and Spencer County lines. The pastor is Lonny Peach.


Olive Branch United Methodist
Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., worship at 11 and 6 p.m. Located at 6383 Zaring Mill Road. Rev. Wallace Votaw, 322-5075, is the pastor.


Open Door Christian Center
Service times are 9 a.m. worship, Sunday school at 10 and 7 p.m. on Thursday. Call 502-252-9154. Located at 2345 Taylorsville Road in Bloomfield. Pastors are David and Lagonda Nichols.


Penny’s Chapel
Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship at 11. Call Deacon Brad Martin, 502-680-0782. Located at 300 Lincoln St. (Harvey Hall building) in Lawrenceburg. Rev. Les Whitlock is the senior pastor.


Pigeon Fork Baptist
Sunday school is at 10 a.m., worship at 11. Find us on Facebook or Twitter. Located at 5090 Hickory Ridge Road near Waddy.


Pleasant Hill Christian
Call 321-0564. Located 5 miles south of Mount Eden.


Pleasant View Baptist
The church is located at 789 Clore-Jackson Road.


Refuge Temple Church of God in Christ
Located at 1100 Equity St. Rev. Timothy Parks is the pastor.


Rhema Christian Assembly
Located at 561 Rockbridge Road. Visit rhemachristianassembly.org. Rev. Terry Yeager.


Rockbridge United Methodist
Third Sunday of Advent will be Sunday. Adult and children's Sunday school is at 10 a.m., worship at 11. The message will be In The Midst from the scripture Isaiah 12:2-6. Prayer and sharing will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Advent discussion/Bible at 6:30, with “A Different Kind of Christmas.” First needles craft/missions will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Family friendly service for all – come as you are – all are welcome. Located at 5317 Rockbridge Road, at the intersection of Rockbridge and KY-714 (Hempridge Road). Call 502-330-7273. Rev. Marcia Woodyard is the pastor.


Salem Baptist
Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. and worship at 11. Discipleship training is 6:30 p.m. Evening service is at 7. Prayer meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday. RAs, GAs and youth at 7.


Seventh-day Adventist
The church continues the Hope for Humanity ingathering campaign through the month of December. The church is located at 4401 Frankfort Road.


Shelby Congregational
Sunday school is at 10:15 a.m., worship at 11:15. Bible study is from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Located at 109 Martin Luther King Street. The pastor is Ronald Walker.


Shelbyville Wesleyan
Call 633-0488. Located at 2713 Mount Eden Road.


Simpsonville Baptist
The Daniel Plan begins at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 3 in the fellowship hall. Glorifying God in the way we eat, move and think, this plan is a groundbreaking healthy lifestyle program founded on biblical principles and focused on Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.


Simpsonville Christian
Worship is at 10:50 AM. Sunday school classes are at 9:45 a.m. (traditional) and 10 a.m. (contemporary), with worship at 10:50. Nursery, worship and wonder, and children’s church are provided during the worship service. Sermon videos are online at www.simpsonvillecc.org. Call 722-8995, visit the Website and Facebook page. “The Little White Church Building on the Corner” is located on the corner of U.S. 60 and Old Veechdale Road.


Simpsonville United Methodist
Celebrating 175 years of ministry with the Simpsonville Community. Both of our Sunday services will be led by the youth of the church on Sunday, and we invite the community to come and see our youth serve in this way. Sunday school is 9:45 a.m., worship at 8:45 or 10:45. Hartz to Hearts Quilters meets at 10 a.m. every Friday in the Fellowship Hall. We are working on several outreach projects for our community that need people who can crochet and knit and sew.


St. James Episcopal
Holy Eucharist is 10 a.m. Sunday, the Second Sunday of Advent, and on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. This is our chosen time to support the community food pantry with money or non-perishable food products. The need for seasonal clothing, all sizes, continues. Located at 629 Main Street.


St. John United Methodist
Services will be at 11:40 a.m. each Sunday. Located at 212 Martin Luther King Street. Rev. Robert Marshall Sr. is the pastor.


Victory Baptist
Service starts at 10:30 a.m. Located at 715 Main Street. The pastor is Rev. Marc Webb.


Waddy Baptist
Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., with the weekly worship service at 11. Call 829-5164. Located at 3130 Waddy Road.


Waddy Christian
Sunday school is from 10 to 10:45 a.m., and worship from 11 to noon. Bible study is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 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 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. Located at 5967 Waddy Road.


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