Church news: July 12, 2013

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Allen Chapel
The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.

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.

Bagdad Baptist
The children are going to Camp Cedarmore July 28-31. A group will go on a mission trip to Oneida July 28-31. Adult Bible study is at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. 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.
Bethel AMEC and St. John UMC will host VBS from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 15-19. A light meal will be served nightly. Call 356-0425 for van service. Hip Hop Hope! will be the theme. The church is located at 414 Henry Clay Street.

Bethesda Church of God
The church is located at 2246 Taylorsville Road.

Buffalo Lick Baptist
The church is located at 2530 Elmburg Road.

Burks Branch Baptist
A church-wide visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, meeting at the church. The gospel-singing group Master's Promise will perform at the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday. Back to School Sunday will be Aug. 4 during the morning worship service. Students, teachers and all who work in the educational field will be recognized. As the Haiti Mission Team is gearing up for the upcoming Haiti mission trip, there are a few items requested by our host organization – A Door To Hope in Haiti, Brent Gambrell Ministries. If you would like to donate any of the following items bring them to church by Sunday or contact Billy Betts for alternate arrangements. Items are hand soap, hand sanitizer, D batteries, Great Value Heavy Duty foil, and zip lock bags. Contact the church at 321-7187 or on Facebook at Friends of Burks Branch Baptist Church. The church is located at 2023 Fox Run Road in Shelbyville.

Centenary United Methodist
The sermon topic for the eighth Sunday after Pentecost is "The Name We Claim," delivered by the pastor. There will be a celebration for the Confirmation Class during both worship services on Sunday. Individuals volunteering for assisting with youth and children must participate in a Safe Sanctuary Class. The next class will be at 6:30 p.m. on July 18. A potluck dinner and rehearsal for the chancel choir will be at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. LACE, leadership academy, meets from 9 to 3 p.m. on July 20 at the Carrolton UMC. Registration has begun for children, 3-years-old through fifth-grade for the summer adventure, VBS, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 21-25. Forms are available at the church office. The theme will be "Big Heart Farm."

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
Sunday services begin at 9:45 a.m., with Sunday school, and worship beginning at 11. Evening worship hour begins at 6 for prayer and youth meetings. Wednesday night prayer meeting, adult Bible study and youth meetings begin at 6:30. The church is located at 1037 Frys Oldburg Road near Bagdad. Visit www.christiansburgbaptistchurch.org.

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
Vacation Bible School will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 17 for ages pre-K through seventh grade and adults. The closing carnival will be July 24. 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 a.m. For more information, call 502-321-2757. The church is located at 46 Lawson Lane, just off U.S. 60.

Cropper Baptist
The WMU are collecting items to send to Whitney M. Young, see a member to get a list of items needed. There will be a deacon's meeting and business meeting on Sunday. Youth will go to camp from July 21-26. There will be an ice cream social for the community at 6 p.m. on July 31. Church council meets on July 31.

Dover Baptist
Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Morning worship is at 11.

Elmburg Baptist
There will be a business meeting on Sunday following the morning worship service. School supplies are being collected until Aug. 4. 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 quarterly business meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday instead of the adult Bible study. Get fresh Krispy Kreme doughnuts from the church youth from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Shelbyville Walmart. Missionfuge – The Big Picture is coming. Youth camp will be July 15-19 at the University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg. The annual Founder’s Day celebration will be July 31. Make plans to arrive at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6. Bring favorite foods to accompany the pork that will be grilled and a dessert. There will be inflatables for the children to enjoy, and music. Bring your family and friends for an evening of food and fellowship. A chicken-lunch fundraiser will be after the 11 a.m. service on July 23. Donations are accepted, but we do ask for a minimum of $6. The Missions Committee is collecting individual-sized toiletries to give to A Loving Choice Pregnancy Resource Center. If traveling, save the shampoos, soaps, etc. and donate them to the mission team. Also if you have the cosmetic bags given with purchases from department stores, donate those as well. Donations are made at Finchville Baptist Church. Call 834-7973. Visit www.finchvillebaptist.com and click on Youth News.

First Baptist Shelbyville
Rev. Bill George, retired from Highland Baptist Church, leads both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. service Sunday. Bible Fellowship is at 9:45 a.m. Violinists Emily Chatham Hansen and Mary Shannon McGillen, and pianist Dr. Betty Jean Chatham will serve as part of the 11 a.m. service music. Chatham Hansen is a long-standing player in the Charlotte (NC) Symphony and specializes in Baroque-era string performance. McGillen is the orchestra director at Collins High School and West Middle School. Dr. Chatham recently retired from full-time service at FBC as pianist following sixty years. "Not A Fan" continues on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. with Greg Jacobs, Billy Stover and Rev. Jerry Tracy. The Russian Ministry team of 17 intergenerational members returns next week from the Volgograd area (midway between St. Petersburg and Moscow). Acts 1 Ministry Teams are in the area. Young at Heart meets Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the FBC building in the small dining area. The catered meal is $8. The speaker is to be announced. Ministry devotional is at 2 p.m. at the Crestview Nursing Center. For more information, contact Daisy Baxter at 633-4836. Tickets are still available for the YAH Derby Dinner Sept. 4 (Wednesday matinee) activity and the National Gospel Quartet Convention (Sept. 13, Friday). For more information on the former, contact Daisy Baxter at 633-4836, 655-1487 or on the National Gospel Quartet Convention Tickets gmcgillen@fbcshelbyville.com. For more information regarding children's ministries, contact clynn@fbcshelbyville.com

First Christian
Fred Moffatt will be the guest minister on Sunday for both the 9 and 11 a.m. services. The Outreach Committee meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Recycled Teenagers will be going to Kingfish on the river on July 17. Call the church at 633-3345 to make reservations. The Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group will not meet in July. Friday Night Outdoor Movie Night is at 8:30 p.m. on July 19. The movie, Letters to God, will be shown and is rated PG. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Lemonade and popcorn will be provided free of charge. Bring a Friend Sunday will be July 21. Pack the pews in preparation for VBS. Vacation Bible School is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 22-26 for all children 3 years through fifth grade. Transportation is available upon request. For more information, call the church office at 633-3345. 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 is also 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 church is located at 1000 Eminence Pike.

First Presbyterian
Good Grief will meet for lunch following worship. Check with Barbara Troyer for the location. Sunday is Love Sunday. Contributions will be used to help the needy in Shelby County. Make checks payable to First Presbyterian Church and mark for Love Sunday. A Congregational Potluck Luncheon will be held Sunday, with sundaes for dessert as well as a presentation by Paul Whitman, Director of Shelby County Emergency Management. Check the box marked lost and found in the Assembly Room to see if you recognize anything. Items not claimed by Aug. 1 will be donated to Operation Care. July 26 is the only Picnic in the Parking Lot this summer. Volunteer signup sheets are in the Assembly Room. Coordinators are Kate Bemiss and Jane Elkin Thomas. Proceeds to go to the pastor's discretionary fund. A Churchwide Mission Trip is planned for Aug. 9 to 11 to Nashville, Tenn. Plans are to work with Westminster Home Connection, an outreach of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Pastor Jay's home church. For more information, contact Mark Whittaker at 321-6289 by Aug. 1.

Fisherville Church of Christ
Services will be 11 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. evenings. Evangelist is Julius Hovan.

Grace Assembly of God
Everyone is invited to take advantage of any or all of the scheduled services for the month of July. The Wednesday evening Bible study will combine both men and women in a new study, “Finding your Spiritual Gifts.” There will also be children’s activities. Children’s church and a nursery will be provided. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m., with praise and worship at 10:30 a.m. Children’s church for ages 4 to 11, and a nursery will be provided. Vacation Bible School will be July 22-26. 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.

Graefenburg Christian
A "Homecoming" revival begins Sunday morning, and continues through July 19 with special music beginning at 6:45 p.m. Former preachers will fill the pulpit once again. Rev. Jonathan Wells will Sunday and Ric Toney Sunday night. Eugene Neyhart, Jim Lane, E. Paul Perry, John Herndon and Obie Clark Monday through Friday in that order. Revival services will conclude on July 21 with Rev. Joe Brown speaking. The church is located at the intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 151 at Graefenburg.

Greater Tabernacle Baptist
Rev. Leslie J. Harris is the pastor. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., and the worship service is 11:30. 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
Children's Music Week for kindergarten through fifth grade will be from 9 a.m. to noon July 15-19 with "Herbie and the Good News Garden." Registration is available at the church. The cost is $6 for a T-shirt. For information, call 633-3516. Family game night will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Church council meets at 9 a.m. July 20.

Holy Cross Lutheran
The church is located at 181 Old Seven Mile Pike (at the corner of KY 53 South).

Indian Fork Baptist
Sunday school is at 10 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., Bible study/prayer at 6:30 p.m. and youth and team kids at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 6776 Bagdad Road.

Kingdom House
Worship will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Child dedication service will be on Saturday and city outreach on July 27. This new ministry is at 802 Washington St. Pastors are Josh and Melissa Settles. For information, call 502-803-0093.

Lighthouse Baptist
The church is located at 696 Frankfort Road, across from the Masonic Home.

Living Waters
Junior or senior high students who would like to work with the Crossroads Children Ministry on Sunday mornings, can see Children’s Pastor Marti Brown or sign up at the information counter in the sanctuary. There will be a “meet the new pastor, Rev. Stephen Riley, and his family” fellowship dinner after the morning service on July 21. See the bulletin for details. A family fun night with grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will be at 6:30 p.m. July 31. Events include outside games for the children. See youth pastor Jeremy Cloninger to go on a fall mission trip to the Appalachia region. The sermons are now on podcast, visit www.living-waters.org for details. The church is located at 5425 Frankfort Road. Call 502-633-0734.

Mount Eden Christian
Vacation Bible school will be from 6 to 8 p.m. July 16-19. Offering during VBS will be for shoebox items as follows: Tuesday, sunglasses; Wednesday, yo-yos and jump ropes; Thursday, hair clips and baseball hats; and Friday, money for missionary in India. VBS is open to children in preschool through fifth grade. For transportation needs, call Adam Sayre at 502-680-6809. The church is located at 12241 Mount Eden Road in Mount Eden.

Mount Moriah Baptist
“Come to the Country" indoor yard sale is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July Saturday. Setup will be at 7 a.m. To reserve a table for your "goodies" for $10, call Anne at 502-738-5350. Money will benefit the church’s missions. The church is located in Mount Eden.

Mount Pleasant Baptist
The church will celebrate the 150th anniversary on Aug. 11. Morning worship will be at 11 a.m., lunch served at 1 p.m. There will be special music and entertainment for the children. All former pastors and members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 722-5218 or 502-220-6835. The church is located at 4429 Aiken Road in Todds Point.

New Beginning Pentecostal
Rev. Willa Mae Ross and Miracle Temple Community Church from Covington will be the guest at 1 p.m. Saturday. Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m., with worship services at 11:30, and on the first and third Sunday nights at 5:30. William D. Beasley is the pastor. The church is located at 646 Frankfort Road. For more information, call 633-0277.

New Covenant
Saturday worship service is 5 p.m. Rev. Joseph Humphrey Jr., pastor, will be the speaker. Regular service is 9 a.m. Sunday. 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
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 a.m., morning worship at 11 and evening service at 6. Rev. 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.

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 on KY 1472 in Waddy.

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

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

Rockbridge United Methodist
The church is located at 5317 Rockbridge Road, at the intersection of Rockbridge and KY 714. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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

Seventh-day Adventist
The church is collecting new blankets for the Red Cross to be used for those suffering the disaster of the loss of a home by fire. The church will be responsible for the storage and distribution. Blankets may be delivered weekly at 1 p.m. on Saturdays to the church. 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
Colonial Hall cookout will begin at 6 p.m. July 23. Free women's dance and fitness classes will be at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.

Simpsonville Christian
This Sunday’s sermon by minister Joey Pusateri is on “The Parable of the Good Samaritan.” 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. and preschoolers at 10 a.m. A nursery is provided during the worship service. Save the date for our homecoming on Sunday, October 6. If you have ever been a member or visitor to the congregation, you are invited. “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
United Methodist Men's meeting will be Saturday. All men are invited for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Rev. Ric Holladay's sermon will be This I Believe –- God. Come join us at either 8:45 or 10:45 a.m. Hartz to Hearts Quilters meet every Friday at 10 a.m.There is a place for anyone who wants to come for the fellowship.

St. James Episcopal
Bishop White will preside over the Eucharist and the confirmation of new members on Sunday. The service will also be the celebration of St. James Day and will include special music. Bishop White will bless the new columbarium in the church garden. A potluck lunch will follow. The mid-week Eucharist is at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday. The Vestry will meet on at 7 p.m. Thursday. The collection of seasonal clothing for those in need continues. The church is located at 3rd and Main streets.

Waddy Baptist
A music series featuring bluegrass/gospel entertainers will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at the shelter at Waddy Baptist Church with the Good Ol’ Boys from Mount Eden. Bring your instruments, and voice-audience participation is encouraged for the second half of the program. Concessions will be available with proceeds to benefit the Waddy Baptist Church youth group’s summer camp experience. Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. An outdoor concert will also be the first Friday in September. In case of rain the event will be moved indoors (no concessions sold indoors). For more information, contact Kent McKinney at 502-513-8100. 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
Homecoming will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, with a potluck lunch to follow. Evening services will be at 7. Services will be 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day through July 19. Food will be available after each service. Special music will be at each service with many visiting ministers. Sunday school is 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.