Church news: Dec. 6, 2013

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Allen Chapel

Regular morning worship is at 9:30. Rev. Robert Marshall is the pastor. The churchis located on KY 55 in Finchville.

Bagdad Baptist

The children will present their Christmas program at 6 p.m. Dec. 8. The children and youth will have Christmas parties on Dec. 18. There will be a Christmas Eve service at 9 p.m. A women’s Bible study will be at 8 a.m. on Saturdays in the fellowship hall. The church is located at 5790 Elmburg Road in Bagdad.

Beechridge Baptist

The church is located on Beechridge Road in Bagdad.

Bethel A.M.E.

The church is located at 414 Henry Clay Street.

Bethesda Church of God

The church is located at 2246 Taylorsville Road.

Buffalo Lick Baptist

Sunday school is 10 a.m., morning worship 11 a.m. The pastor is Rev. Jeff Peed. The church is located at 2530 Elmburg Road.

Burks Branch Baptist

The Haiti Mission Team will share their experiences of this last summer's mission trip to Haiti at 11 a.m. Sunday during morning worship service. The service will be followed by a "Haitian lunch" and more sharing of photos and Haitian crafts. Donations will be accepted to go to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering. Marshall Phillips will deliver the message during morning worship services on Dec. 15. The church will provide the meal to the Open Door of Hope Men's Shelter at 7 p.m. Dec. 28. To provide a dish, contact Autumn. Fellowship and food will be after the candlelight advent service and caroling on Dec. 22 at the Prices' home on 1120 Harrington Mill Road. Church members are also welcome to help with a live Nativity scene we are hosting during the drive through Community Christmas distribution on Dec. 17 in the evening. To help, contact Steve Price. Regular Sunday services will begin with Sunday school and morning worship services at 9:50 and 11. Wednesday services will begin with Acteens at 6 p.m. followed by JAM-Jesus and Me! for kids at 6:30, prayer meeting will begin at 6:30. Kroger gift cards are available for purchase, with the proceeds going into the church’s mission fund. See Ben Betts if you are interested. Follow on Facebook at Friends of Burks Branch Baptist Church. To contact the church, call 502-321-7187. The church is located at 2023 Fox Run Road.

Centenary United Methodist

Orchestra rehearsal will be at 1 p.m. Saturday. Choir and praise team rehearsal will be at 2 p.m. The Salvation Army Angel Tree is ready for individuals to select an angel. The gifts must be returned to the church by Dec. 15. The Hariett Poynter/Lucile Smith Circle will meet at noon on Tuesday at the Coots’ residence for its annual Christmas luncheon. Meat and drinks will be provided, but those attending are asked bring your favorite dish to share. There will be a gift exchange. The Visitation Team is looking for members who have a passion for sharing their faith. For more information, call the church. Centenary's Christmas worship celebration will be at 10 a.m., with Sunday School at 9 a.m. Because of the special service, there will be just one service and no children's worship or moment. The public is welcome to attend and enjoy the program and fellowship. Youth fellowship is still collecting goods for the Shelby County Backpack program. Pop-top cans of Chef Boyardes Pasta, Slim-Jims and puddings are needed. The sermons selected for the Christmas season will focus on The Advent Series.

Centennial Baptist

Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., with morning service at 11. The church is located at 808 Heinsville Road in Christiansburg.

Christiansburg Baptist

The church will celebrate Thanksgiving/Christmas with a "holiday meal" following the morning worship period on Sunday. Evening services are cancelled for that day. The choir will give a Christmas Cantata, Bethlehem Morning, during the 11 a.m. worship service on Dec. 15. Sunday services begin at 9:45 a.m., with Sunday school, and worship is at 11. Evening worship hour begins at 6 for prayer and youth meetings. Wednesday night prayer meeting and youth meetings are canceled this week. The church is located at 1037 Frys Oldburg Road near Bagdad. Visit www.christiansburgbaptistchurch.org.

Church of Annunciation

Eucharist Adoration will be in the chapel from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 9 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 10 p.m. Friday. If you know of anyone who is sick or homebound and wants pastoral care, interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or becoming Catholic, call the parish office at 633-1547.

Church of God of America

The morning service is at 11:15, and the afternoon service at 5. The church is located at 600 Bradshaw St. in Shelbyville. Justin Barnes is pastor.

Clay Street Missionary Baptist

Skating, fun, food and games will be from 6 to 10 p.m. every Friday beginning next Friday at the Marnel C. Moorman Family Life Center. The cost is $5. The church is located at 1940 Midland Trail in Shelbyville.

Clayvillage Baptist

Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. and morning worship begins at 11. For more information, call 502-321-2757. The church is located at 46 Lawson Lane, just off U.S. 60.

Cropper Baptist

Collecting is under way for Lottie Moon Offering. The goal is $400, and money needs to be in by Sunday for the Angel Tree. Give those to Stephenie or Carrie. Choir practice on Sunday nights will be at 6. Ball group will be meeting at Science Hill Inn at 11:30 a.m. Thursday for lunch. Bell ringers are needed for Salvation Army at 5-9 p.m. Thursday. Youth will be having a Christmas party at 2-5 p.m. Dec. 14. Candlelight service will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 22. Choir members are needed. See Bettie Tipton. Lottie Moon offering has started, with a goal of $400 this year. Bible study and youth meet at 6 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Sunday school is at 9:50 a.m. and worship service at 11.

Crossroad Lighthouse

The pastor is Rev. Paul Harvey. For more information, call 220-1810. The church is located at 220 Clear Creek Road in Eminence.

Dover Baptist

The church is celebrating the week of Prayer for Foreign Missions. Plans are under way for “Carols and Candles,” and everyone is welcome at 7 p.m. Dec. 22. There is a special Advent emphasis each Sunday. Sunday school will be for all ages at 10 a.m., followed by worship service at 11. There is a holiday choir forming for children and teens. The adult choir is still in need of members for special Christmas activities. There is a special time of prayer at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday, called Symphony of Prayer. For more information, call 633-0502. The church is located at 7327 Dover Road.

Elmburg Baptist

There will be a tree trimming at 6:30 p.m. Friday, with soup and sandwiches afterwards. Brotherhood meets at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Team Kids meets at 6 p.m. Sunday and Bible study begins at 6:30.The church is located at 11307 Elmburg Road.

Father's Love

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

Finchville Baptist

The youth will serve and entertain with A Madison County Christmas at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the fellowship hall. There is no charge for the meal. Regular adult Bible study, youth and childrens’ programs will follow at 6:30. The church is scheduled for the Salvation Army bell-ringing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Dec. 14. Sign up in the foyer for 1-hour time slots. Join us at the grocery entrance of Walmart for JOY! Christmas Eve services will be at 5 and 11 p.m. in the sanctuary. Visit www.finchvillebaptist.com and click on Youth News. The church is located at 5270 Taylorsville Road.

First Baptist Shelbyville

Rev. Curtis Woods leads two services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday on the book of Titus. Bible fellowship is at 9:45 a.m. The last Next Level will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, with a catered meal. Adults can dine for $6 and students/children for $1. Young at Heart goes to Science Hill Inn on Thursday. Reservations are required, and all are filled. For more information, contact Daisy Baxter at 633-4836. Devotional is at 2 p.m. at the Senior Adult Citizens' Center. There will be only one service, at 11 a.m. on Dec. 15 featuring the FBC choir and orchestra in a cantata. Rev. Woods  also will offer a devotional. For more information, contact gwright@shelbyvillebaptist.com. A special meal for children and families will be Dec. 18. For more information, contact amcdonald@shelbyvillebaptist.com. A new program, Eat Like a Man, will be at noon on Tuesday in the small dining room. For more information, contact amcdonald@shelbyvillebaptist.com.

First Christian

The Shelby County Community Children's Choir will present its Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The choir is directed by James Ray Morgan. There is no charge for admission. There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive at 2:30-7 p.m. Dec. 17. There will be a Candlelight Communion Service at 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The church is a collection site for Edge Outreach Shoes for Water. Donations of new and used shoes to Edge Outreach 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. FCC also is collecting used hearing-aid batteries, box tops, Campbell’s labels, eyeglasses, plastic bags (Kroger, Walmart, etc.), coupons (current or expired), canceled postage stamps, pop tops from aluminum cans and current magazines for mission projects. Kroger gift cards may be purchased from the church. Each time a card is purchased or reloaded, the church earns 4 percent. Contact the church office for more information. The weekly sermons may be read online at ww.davidcharlton.blogspot.com, and you may follow FCC on twitter @fccshelbyville. The prayer chapel is open during normal office hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for anyone seeking a quiet place to pray. The church is located at 1000 Eminence Pike. Two worship services are held at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary. 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

The church will present its annual Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary. The concert will feature seasonal music from various musical periods, styles and genres and will feature Timothy L. Baker of Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church in Louisville as guest organist and The Absolutely Brass Quartet from Louisville. The choir will feature the First Presbyterian Church Choir, Full Circle Singers directed by John Clayton, former choir members and friends. The Outreach Committee is collecting non-perishable food items to make small bags that can be given to anyone who comes to the church needing food. Donated items need to be "hand" friendly – pop-tops, small packages, any item that can be eaten without heating. Leave these donations in the Love Sunday baskets. The Covenant Group continues to collect old blankets and towels for the Shelby County Animal Shelter. Place them in the designated container in the Assembly Room. We still need used or new tennis balls for Heritage Elementary. Place them in the white basket in the Assembly Room. The church continues to collect expired/unwanted coupons for the military, used hearing-aid batteries and round plastic tops from mayo jars, soda bottles, shampoo, etc. for an art project at Painted Stone Elementary. The Backpack Project is in need of the following items: Vienna sausages, soup and canned pastas with pop tops; Pop Tarts and cereal bowls, fruit cups, peanut butter crackers, individual packages of chips, rice-crispy treats, puddings. Place them in the basket marked in the Assembly Room.

Grace Assembly of God

Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m., with praise and worship at 10:30 a.m. Children’s church is for 4-to-12-year-olds. A nursery is provided. Sunday service starts at 6 p.m. Scheduled events for the month of December are as follows: Food taken to Open Door of Hope men’s shelter on Monday; Women of Grace Christmas Party, 7 p.m. next Friday; church Christmas dinner, 5:30 p.m., Dec. 15; candlelight Communion, 6 p.m. Dec. 22; New Year’s eve party, Dec. 31. Everyone is welcome. The church is located across from Claudia Sanders Dinner House on U.S. 60.

Grace Fellowship of Waddy

The church is located at 2865 Waddy Road. For more information, call 829-5777.

Graefenburg Baptist

The church is located on U.S. 60, just west of the Shelby/Franklin County line. Call 829-5324 for more information.

Graefenburg Christian

The church is located at the intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 151 at Graefenburg.

Greater Tabernacle Baptist

Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., and the worship service is 11:30. Rev. Leslie J. Harris is the pastor. The church is located at 181 Alpine Drive.

Hempridge Baptist

Check out the church’s Facebook page at Hempridge Baptist Church, which is located near Waddy.

Highland Baptist

Upward evaluations begin for basketball and cheerleading at 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Registration forms are available at the church or online. There will be an Angel breakfast for preschool-through-fifth-grade students and their families from 7:30-9 a.m. on Saturday. There will be no 8:15 a.m. service Sunday. Church supper will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a business meeting at 7. The Angel Tree is up and gifts need to be returned by Dec. 18.

Holy Cross Lutheran

The church is located at the corner of KY 53 South and Old Seven Mile Pike. For more information, call 647-3696.

Indian Fork Baptist

Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., Bible study/prayer at 6 p.m. and youth and team kids at 6 p.m. The church is located at 6776 Bagdad Road.

Kingdom House

Theministry is at 802 Washington St. Pastors are Josh and Melissa Settles. For information, call Rev. Josh Settles at 502-803-0093.

Lighthouse Baptist

For more information, call 502-552-3648 or visit the church’s Facebook page at Lighthouse Baptist Church of Shelbyville.The church is located at 696 Frankfort Road, across from Masonic Home Shelbyville.

Little Union Baptist

Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Worship service is 11 a.m. The church is located at 4620 Little Union Road in Taylorsville. For more information, contact the church at 502-252-7051, the pastor at 252-0126 or E-mail LUBCMail@yahoo.com.

Living Waters

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays in the fellowship hall. There will be a men’s retreat at Blue Licks State Park on today and Saturday. For more information, visit the church’s Web site or call the church office at 633-0734. The church-wide Christmas dinner will be after the morning service on Dec 15. See details in the church bulletin or the church’s Web site. A new Oasis group, “Learning to Play the Guitar for Personal Worship,” will begin in January, led by Elisabeth Southard. Sign up at the information counter in the sanctuary. The children’s ministry needs all types of larger, plastic bottles without labels to make a Parable Puppets Theater. There are specific supplies/food needed for the Father’s Love Ministry. Visit www.living-waters.org for the list. You may now hear sermons on podcast. The church is located at 5425 Frankfort Road. Call 633-0734.

Mount Eden Christian

The church is located at 12241 Mount Eden Road in Mount Eden.

Mount Moriah Baptist

The church is located in Mount Eden.

Mount Pleasant Baptist

The church is located at 4429 Aiken Road in Todds Point.

New Beginning Pentecostal

Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m., with worship services at 11:30 a.m. and, on the first and third Sundays, at 5:30 p.m. William D. Beasley is the pastor. The church is located at 646 Frankfort Road. For more information, call 633-0277.

New Covenant

Regular Sunday service is at 9 a.m. Saturday service is at 5 p.m. every second Saturday. Missionary service is at 6 p.m. every third Sunday. Dress is casual. The church is located at 630 Mack Walters Road.

New Greater First Baptist

The church is located in Corpus Christi Academy (7010 U.S. 60) in Simpsonville.

New Hope

The church is 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. The church is located at 2378 Waddy Road in Waddy.

New Mount Zion

Youth Bible study at CDC (formerly the Mulberry Building) is every Wednesday night beginning at 7. The church is located at 704 Washington St. in Shelbyville. For more information, contact the church office at 502-633-7991.

Olive Branch United Methodist

Services are Sunday school at 10, morning worship at 11 and evening service at 6. Prayer meeting is 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Garry Polston is the pastor. The church is located at 6383 Zaring Mill Road. For more information, call 502-834-7000 or 834-7767.

Open Door Christian Center

The church is located at 2345 Taylorsville Road in Bloomfield. For more information, call502-252-9154.

Penny’s Chapel

The church is sponsoring a chili supper fundraiser from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Donations are $5 for adults, $4 for kids 4-12 and free for 3-under. The menu is chili or soup, sandwiches, beverage and dessert. For more information, call 502-395-1006 or 502-859-0936. For more information, call 502-895-0936. Rev. Les Whitlock is the senior pastor. The church is located at 300 Lincoln St. (Harvey Hall building) in Lawrenceburg.

Pigeon Fork Baptist

Sunday school is at 10 a.m., morning worship service is at 11, and evening service is at 7. The church is located at 5090 Graefenburg Road in Waddy. For more information, call 829-5858.

Pleasant Hill Christian

The church is located 5 miles south of Mount Eden. For more information, call 321-0564.

Pleasant View Baptist

The church is located at 789 Clore-Jackson Road.

Refuge Temple Church of God in Christ

The church is located at 1100 Equity St.

Rockbridge United Methodist

Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. Discipleship study will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Title: “Becoming Disciples,” a study of Matthew and Acts. (Use the entrance for fellowship hall on lower parking lot on Wednesdays.) The church is located at 5317 Rockbridge Road, at the intersection of Rockbridge and KY 714.

Salem Baptist

Sunday school starts at 10 a.m., and worship service begins at 11.

Seventh-day Adventist

The church is sponsoring an ingathering effort for “Hope for Humanity” through Dec. 31. This year’s theme is “Making God’s Care Real.” For a free copy of Real Hope, God’s Plan for Your Abundant Life write Hope for Humanity, 4401 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville, 40065. If you would like to support Hope for Humanity with a cash contribution, you may send your tax-deductible gifts to the same address. The church is located at 4401 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville.

Shelby Christian

Signing for the hearing impaired will be available during the 11 a.m. services.

Shelby Congregational

The pastor is Ronald Walker.

Shelbyville Wesleyan

For information, call 633-0488. The church is located at 2713 Mount Eden Road.

Simpsonville Baptist

Sunday School is 9:15 a.m. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.

Simpsonville Christian

The sermon series for Advent is “Re-gifting Christmas.” The message this Sunday is on the gift of peace. Worship is at 10:50 a.m. There are three Sunday school classes: traditional (adult) at 9:45 a.m., young adult at 10 a.m.; preschoolers at 10 a.m. Nursery and Children’s Church are provided during the worship service. “The Little White Church Building on the Corner” is located on the corner of U.S. 60 and Old Veechdale Road. The church now has sermon videos online at http://simpsonvillecc.org. For more information, call 722-8995, visit the Web site and Facebook page.

Simpsonville United Methodist

A chili supper, Christmas caroling and a visit with Santa will be Dec. 18. Church members will be ringing the bell from 1-9 p.m. on Dec. 19 at Walmart. A sign-up sheet is in the fellowship hall. There are two services: at 8:45 and 10:45 a.m. Hartz to Hearts Quilters meet at 10 a.m. every Friday in the Fellowship Hall. Even if you can’t sew, you can iron while you fellowship. Handbell choir practice will be 5:30 p.m. every Sunday. Mountain Mission Truck will pick up on Monday. The church is located at 105 1st Street in Simpsonville.

St. James Episcopal

Members are urged to support the Backpack Project. See Cindy Weimann or Matt Walters for details. Those willing to participate in the Salvation Army Bell Ringers on Saturday should contact Molly Cowan. The collection of seasonal clothing, shoes and bedding continues for those in need. Eucharist is held each Sunday at 10 a.m. and each Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Childcare is available on Sunday.

Victory Baptist

Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m., with worship at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 715 Main Street.

Waddy Baptist

Sunday school begins each Sunday morning at 9:45, with the weekly worship service at 11. The church is located at 3130 Waddy Road. For more information, call 829-5164.

Waddy Christian

Sunday school is from 10 to 10:45 a.m., and worship is from 11 a.m. to noon. Bible study is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, 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 a.m., evening worship at 6:30. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 3920 Hickory Ridge Road.