Church news: Jan. 8, 2016

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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

There will be a workday on Jan. 16 at the church. The church will host the fifth Sunday singing and fellowship on Jan. 31. The church is collecting canned goods for the Touched Twice Clinic to be held in March. A Sunday school class competition to collect will be held January through February. 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. A business meeting will be Sunday after the worship service. Wednesday night services will be 6:30 p.m. with JAM-Jesus and me for kids, and adult prayer meeting. 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 RCIA session on Jan. 12 will be led by our pastor, Fr. Mike Tobin, on the topics of the Sacrament of "Penance" and the "Anointing of the Sick," two Sacraments that the ordained Deacon cannot administer. Fr. Mike will cover in this session: why Penance is such an important part of the Catholic Faith; why we confess our sins to a priest; a step-by-step guide to reception of the sacrament; the benefits and graces of frequent Confession; and finally, a look at the other Sacrament of Healing – Anointing of the Sick, and how some folks still remember this sacrament being called the "Extreme Unction" or "Last Rites," and why at the last Church Council - Vatican II it was changed to "Anointing of the Sick." Feel free to join us at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Education Building. For more information contact Deacon Joseph Bland.


Centenary United Methodist

There will be no Wednesday evening fellowship dinners on Wednesdays, but the regular programming will continue.


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

Women to Women kick off will be during the 11 a.m. service on Jan. 17. The speaker will be Associate Minister Brenda Higgins of Bethesda Church of God Shelbyville. Skating will be 6 to 9 p.m. every Friday for $5. Contact Lou or Connie Maniac at 655-1758, 529-6254 or 633-5922.


Clayvillage Baptist

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

There will be a seven-week Bible study starting at 6 p.m. on Sunday nights at Brother Marcum's house. Adult, youth and children will be meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the church for Bible study. BALL Group will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 11 at Bell House for lunch. Church council will meet on Jan. 20 after Bible Study. Church business meeting will be after worship on Jan. 24. Membership Sunday will be Jan. 31. Fifth Sunday service will be Jan. 31 at Christiansburg. Special called business meeting will be on Jan. 10 after worship service. 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

Bible study for all ages is 10 a.m. on Sunday, worship at 11. Let us take care of your preschooler in our newly remodeled child care facility in the Family Life Center. Women on mission meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Church at Prayer will be Wednesday (begin a study of Galatians). Children's Choir rehearsal will be at 6:30 p.m. followed by adult choir at 7:20 p.m. Finance team meets at 7 p.m. Thursday. The youth will serve lunch – a baked potato bar – following the Sunday morning worship on Jan. 17, everyone is welcome. All donations will be given to the fund to pay off the Family Life Center. The free movie “War Room” will be shown from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 24. Everyone is welcome to attend. 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

WMU will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday. There will be a business meeting following the Sunday morning worship service. Jim and Kyle Wylie will share their mission trip experience at 7 p.m. on Sunday. There will be no Bible study that evening. 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

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 and Cheer have games and ministries tomorrow, starting at 9 a.m. Contact clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com. Dr. R. Maurice Hollingsworth begins a new sermon series on Repentance Sunday. The first in the series is entitled "Beginning the Year as Jesus Began His Ministry," with scripture passages Matt. 3:12-17, and Mark 1:14-15. Bible Fellowship is at 9:45 a.m. Devotionals are offered at Crestview, Crescent Place, and Amber Oaks at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Contact gmcgillen@shelbyvillebaptist.com. Deacon's meeting at 5 p.m. in Elsey Chapel, led by Chairman Jwain White. New deacons for the year are Leonard Ballard, Brad Callahn, Terry Faley, Sam Gray, Greg Jacobs, Barry Marston, Drew Overstreet, John Shannon, Don Shepherd, Don Swindler and Jon Swindler. Student fellowship, Women's Ministry, Men's Bible study and other ministries have resumed. Visit www.shelbyvillebaptist.com or call 633-1317. ZUMBA on from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays has resumed, led by Krystina Johnson. No contract is needed, just $5 per session, in the KIDSZONE room behind the Fellowship Hall. Contact clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com. Wednesday NEXT LEVEL has resumed, with Kris White as our chef/cook. Come enjoy a wonderful meal at 5 p.m. Kids' meal is $1 and adult meals are $6, then attend the Bible studies led by Rev. Maurice, Rev. Trey Behn, AWANA led by Rev. Chad Lynn, and then sanctuary choir led by Rev. Gene Wright at 7:30 p.m. NO YAH during January and February. Contact Daisy Baxter, 633-4836, or gmcgillen@shelbyvillebaptist.com. Check out our website for some upcoming ministries and activities for all ages.


First Christian

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

Sunday is Love Sunday. Donations will be used to help the needy in Shelby County. The Hand Chimes Choir practices at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school for all ages at 9:45 am. Good Grief meets for lunch following worship every Sunday. Check with Barbara Troyer for location. Boy Scouts meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Presbyterian Women meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Adult choir rehearsal is 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday. The church serves lunch at God's Kitchen on Thursday. Have desserts to the church by 10 a.m.; volunteers should arrive at Victory Baptist Church by 10:30 a.m. Articles for February's First Word are due by noon on Friday. 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. Contact Stephanie Schmidt. The Mitten Tree is up and ready to accept gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, socks and other items to help keep children warm this winter. A Place to Sleep will be the first episode of "HALO EFFECT" at 8 p.m. on Jan. 18, Nickelodeon Channel. Be sure to tune in and see how many local family and friends you recognize.


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 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 basketball and cheerleading games begin Jan. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chili cook off will begin at 6 p.m. on Jan. 24. 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. Checkout 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.


Mt. Zion Baptist

Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Taylorsville will have an installation service at New Covenant Church, 630 Mack Walters Road, for Rev. William C. Mitchell at 3 p.m. on Sunday.


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 founder and 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

Adult and children's Sunday school is at 10 a.m., worship at 11. The message will be To Be Claimed from the scripture Luke 3:15-17, 21-22. Prayer and sharing at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Bible study/video discussion group on keeping a Sabbath at 6:30. Healing Needles Mission/craft group at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 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 adult Sabbath School class is starting a new series of studies for January through March. The title is “Rebellion and Redemption.” 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

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. Sunday school is 9:45 a.m., worship at 8:45 or 10:45. We are working on several outreach projects for our community that need people who can crochet and knit and sew.


St. James Episcopal

Eucharist is 10 a.m. Sunday and at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday. The need for seasonal clothing, all sizes, continues. There are bins in Memorial Hall for donations. 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.