Church news: Dec. 4, 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. The pastor is Rev. MacArthur Pendleton. Located at 414 Henry Clay Street.

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

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

Burks Branch Baptist
The Haiti Mission Team will host the mission study on Sunday to share about last summer's mission trip to Haiti and to share ways to continue to help as Haiti continues to recover from the earthquake five years ago. 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. 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
Our RCIA group finished up the two sessions on the "2,000 year history of the Catholic Church" and also the session on "Mary and the Saints" on Tuesday. Tuesday’s session will be "Holy Day of Obligation" of the "Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary" we will have the "Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation." We are now getting into the "meat and potatoes" of RCIA with the Sacraments. The first 10 sessions of RCIA we covered God's plan of salvation as summed up in the Creed, walking from Creation, the fall, and redemption of the Church, along with Mary and the Saints. At the climax of this story of salvation is Jesus' death and resurrection. That took place 2,000 years ago. We will find out how the fruits of Christ's salvation is dispensed in our lives – through the "Sacraments."  We will cover: What is a Sacrament; the different kinds of Sacraments; how the Sacraments are a key part to the Christian life; why Baptism is considered the "gateway" to the Christian life; why Catholics baptize infants; the significance of confirmation and its relationship to Baptism. Our sessions start at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, all are welcome. For more information, contact Deacon Joseph Bland.

Centenary United Methodist
The message from the gospel of John, third chapter, 1-17 is titled “A Message of Love. Holy Communion will be served at both services on Sunday. Poinsettias are available to honor and remember a love one by filling out a form along with $8 and leave it in the office by Dec. 13. They may be taken following the 11 p.m. worship service on Christmas Eve. Redwoods Life Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday at Crescent Place. Those representing the Worship Team are asked to meet at 2 p.m. on Monday. All Wednesday evening scheduled programs will gather at 5:30 p.m. for the dinner meal and programming at 6:30 p.m. The Harriet Poynter/Lucile Smith Circle will meet at noon on Thursday for the annual Christmas party. Members of Centenary will ring the Salvation Army Bell at both Walmart doors from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday. The UW Willing Workers are postponing their meeting until 2016.  Quilters will not be meeting during the Month of December. Kids Korner will celebrate Christmas from 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 12. If you are a CYF member you are invited to the Christmas Party at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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. Rev. Norris Beckley Sr. is the pastor. E-mail wearesaved2015@gmail.com. Located at 808 Heinsville Road in Christiansburg.

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
A special celebration of missions will be observed during the morning worship on Sunday. Following the worship hour, our annual Christmas lunch will be held. 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
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
Christmas Bible study for all ages is 10 a.m. on Sunday, worship at 11. The sermon topic will be Joy of Christmas. Meet at the church at 4 p.m. to go caroling on a hayride, ending with hot chocolate. Everyone is welcome. Deacons meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Monday. Baptist women’s Christmas fellowship will be 7 p.m. Tuesday. 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. Dec. 11 at the Family Life Center. Open house at the parsonage will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 13. 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
Trim the Christmas Tree gathering will begin at 6 p.m. Friday with a potluck soup and sandwich meal to follow. Children in second through sixth grades will go to the House of Boom Saturday, leaving from Governor's Square at 1 p.m. Christmas play practice and Bible study are at 6 p.m. on 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
Upward Basketball practices scheduled for Saturday morning. Contact clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com. Rev. Chandler Snyder, Missionary in residence at the Agape House, will speak for an emphasis on the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The Flags of many different nations representing our missionary emphasis will also be present. Bible Fellowship is at 9:45 a.m. Sunday afternoon devotionals at Crestview, Crescent Place, and Amber Oaks are at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Contact gmcgillen@shelbyvillebaptist.com. "Hanging of the Green" is led by music and worship with Rev. Gene Wright at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The church sanctuary is then decorated for the Christmas holidays. For those who have ordered poinsettias in honor or memory of someone, these will be present for the first time. The poinsettias maybe picked up following the service or left during the Christmas season as part of the decoration. Monday night's ZUMBA is cancelled due to the Advent season holidays, but will resume in January 2016. Contact gmcgillen@shelbyvillebaptist.com. Upward Basketball practices begin on Mondays and Thursdays, with cheerleading practice on Tuesday evenings. Contact clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com. The final NEXT LEVEL for 2015 will meet beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday with a catered meal. A $6 donation is for the adult portion, and a $1 donation for the student/children's portion. Classes for all levels follow. NEXT LEVEL will return on Jan. 6, 2016. Contact mhollingsworth@shelbyvillebaptist.com. Meets at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at FBC for the bus to go to Geoffrey's house for a meal at 11 a.m. Christmas carol sing-a-long and the reading of scripture will follow. The first Upward Games begin on Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com. The second set of games are Dec. 19, then a short break over the holidays. For more information about any of the above ministries or other activities, please call 633-1317 or go to www.shelbyvillebaptist.com.

First Christian
The prayer group will meet 10 a.m. each Thursday. All are welcome to pray with the group. Call the church office at 633-3345 if you have any questions or prayer concerns. The Fifth Sunday offering will be collected Sunday for the Christian Care Communities. The Hanging of the Greens will be during the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. The Christmas concert, Sounds of the Season, will be 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 3 p.m. Dec. 13. There is no charge for admission. 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. Worship services are held each Sunday at 9 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. and there are classes for all ages. A nursery is available during Sunday school and the 11 a.m. worship service.Located at 60 Disciples Way (formerly 1000 Eminence Pike).

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

First Presbyterian
Knit-Wits meet at 10 a.m. Saturday. 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. The annual Christmas Concert is at 3 p.m. Sunday and is open to the public, with a reception to follow. Boy Scouts meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday. Adult choir rehearsal is 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday. The church will serve lunch at God's Kitchen. Have desserts to the church by 10 a.m.; volunteers should arrive at Victory Baptist by 10:30 a.m. 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. A Place to Sleep Raffle items area available to view at the church and include patio furniture, a wine tasting, jewelry, Mary Kay basket, and a photo shoot. Tickets available through Dec. 6 at church or by contacting Lynn Whittaker, 321-7116 and are $2 each.Drawing will be held Sun. Dec. 6. 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 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
The pastor is Justin Barnes. Everyone is welcome to worship and fellowship with us. We are temporarily located at 1857 Midland Trail.

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. Salvation bell ringers are needed for Dec. 12. Sign up at the church. A Christmas outing and Creation Museum will be on Dec. 19. Sign up at the church. Wednesday supper will be at 6 p.m. with business meeting to follow at 7.The West Broadway Baptist Church choir will be the guest at 6 p.m. on Sunday, and Crestwood Baptist Choir at 6 p.m. on Dec. 13. Call the church office at 633-3516 for more information. The Noblemen will be in concert at the church at 7 p.m. on Dec. 31. Everyone is welcome to come enjoy this free Southern Gospel Quartet. Visit www.highlandbaptistky.com. 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 out Indian Fork Baptist on Facebook. Located at 6776 Bagdad Road.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open Door Christian Center
Service times are 9 a.m. worship, Sunday school at 10 and 7 p.m. on Thursday. Pastors are David and Lagonda Nichols. Call502-252-9154. Located at 2345 Taylorsville Road in Bloomfield.

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

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
Rev. Timothy Parks is the pastor. Located at 1100 Equity St.

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

Rockbridge United Methodist

Second Sunday of Advent and open communion will be Sunday. Adult and children's Sunday school is at 10 a.m., worship at 11. The message will be Expecting a Savior from the scripture Luke 1:68-79. 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. 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
Hanging of the Greens will be 7 p.m. Sunday. 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
Mike Hearth of South Louisville Seventh-day Adventist Church will be the speaker at the 11 a.m. worship program Saturday. His topic will be “Not of this world.” The adult Bible study topic at 10 a.m. will be “The destruction of Jerusalem” in the Old Testament time of Jeremiah. 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. The pastor is Ronald Walker. Located at 109 Martin Luther King Street.


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

Simpsonville Baptist
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 Web site 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. 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. The monthly pot luck lunch follows the Sunday service, and the annual meeting will also be included. 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. Rev. Robert Marshall Sr. is the pastor. Located at 212 Martin Luther King Street.

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.