Church news: July 5, 2013

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Riley is new pastor at Living Waters; reception honors Rev. Odis Clark

Allen Chapel


The churchis 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

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.

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

The gospel singing group, Master's Promise, will perform during the worship service at 11 a.m. on July 14. There will be a deacon's meeting this Sunday immediately after the morning worship service. Wednesday night services will begin with prayer meeting at 6:30 p.m., followed by choir practice at 7. Sunday school begins at 9:50 a.m., and worship service begins at 11. 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

Vacation Bible School will be July 21-25 for ages 3 years to fifth grade. 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

A business meeting will be Sunday, following the evening worship. WMU meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. 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. Wednesday and 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

Worship service on Sunday will wrap up VBS, and the Lindsey Family Singers will be the guest. These traveling musicians involve all of their 10 children in concert. Come ready to be blessed. 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

There will be a business meeting on July 14. Youth will go to camp from July 21 to July 26.  Church council meets on July 31.

Dover Baptist

The Lord's Supper will be observed during the morning worship. The first Sunday Night Live will begin at 6 this Sunday, with an old-fashioned picnic/cookout and games. Bring your family, friends and neighbors. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Morning worship is at 11.

Elmburg Baptist

The church is located at 11307 Elmburg Road.

Father's Love

The Church for Kids will have a fundraiser lunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday. The cost is $7, and you may eat in, carry out, or possibly have delivery. Place your order by Wednesday by calling 502-633-0734 or sending an E-mail to info@living-waters.org. 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. on July 17 instead of the adult Bible study. Youth-for-hire to support youth summer missions will be through Monday. “Hire” a youth for all those jobs you have been putting off: yard work, window washing, gutter cleaning, etc. See Davey Ladner for details, and use the sign-up sheet in the foyer. Get fresh Krispy Kreme doughnuts from the church youth from 8:30 a.m. to noon July 13 at the Shelbyville Walmart. Missionfuge – The Big Picture is coming. Youth camp will be July 15-19 at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg. A parent meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. One parent with each youth member should attend. See Davey Ladner about details. The final day to order I “Heart” My Church T-shirts is Sunday. The cost is $11 for small through extra large, and $12.50 for XXL and larger. Order forms are in the foyer. Payment will be due at time of delivery. 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. Kevin Woods completes his series on the book of Ruth on Sunday with two services, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Bible Fellowship is at 9:45 a.m. Next Level J-Term will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and continues on Kyle Idelman's Not a Fan book, complete with video clips. Greg Jacobs, Billy Stover and Rev. Jerry Tracy are the weekly leaders. Carol Flannigan of C.J. Candies provides the free desserts. YAH meets at 10:30 on Thursday for a bus departure to the La Grange branch of Irish Rover, Too. For more information, contact Daisy Baxter at 633-4836. Senior Adult Citizen's Center is the 2 p.m. devotional. The FBC Russian Ministry Team of 17 members departed last Friday for missions in the St. Petersburg (Volgograd) area. The Shelbyville ministry has substantially expanded over the years since Noble Roberts and the late Rev. Ken Murphy instructed at the Russian Baptist Bible School, teaching pastors and other lay leaders in Christian church development. FBC, along with several other Shelby County churches, regularly send missionaries over for 10 days. For more information, contact amcdonald@fbcshelbyville.com. YAH still has tickets available for Derby Dinner’s Southern Crossroads matinee on Sept. 4. The total cost is $35 per person. Contact Daisy. Tickets for the National Gospel Quartet Convention for Sept. 13 are available. For more information, contact gmcgillen@fbcshelbyville.com. Ticket prices are $30 plus $3 for the bus fare. Pay when signing up. For children’s ministries, contact clynn@fbcshelbyville.com.

First Christian

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. Fred Moffatt will be the guest minister on July 14 for both the 9 and 11 a.m. services. Vacation Bible School is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 22-26 for all children 3 years through fifth grade. 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

Lascito Coro (Legacy Choir), a unique all-female choir comprised of alumnae of the Louisville Youth Choir and Sacred Heart Academy, will perform a concert at 3 p.m. on July 28. The performance repertoire will include classic women's choir choral standards of both sacred and secular texts, with additional contemporary favorites and multi-cultural selections. Lascito Coro is directed by Terri E. Foster and accompanied by Thomas A. Seacat. The Louisville Youth Choir will begin its 47th season in August and is annually comprised of more than 100 singers from more than 60 schools and home schools in the Louisville area and six surrounding counties.

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 annual "Independence Day Picnic" will be Sunday after the morning worship service. There will be no evening service. The Wednesday evening Bible study beginning Wednesday 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

A “Picnic in the Park” will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Salato Center’s large shelter at the Frankfort Game Farm. Bring a side dish. The church is located on U.S. 60, just west of the Shelby/Franklin County line.

Graefenburg Christian

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

Greater Shiloh Temple C.O.G.O.A.

The church will host Central Mass Choir from Lexington at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at 1100 Equity Street.

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

Deacons meet at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Precepts class will study Lamentations from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Business meeting will be 7 p.m. Wednesday. Family game night will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. 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.

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. Holy Ghost dance party will be Saturday. Child dedication service will be on July 13 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

Prayer for Israel will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the House of Prayer. 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

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 13. Setup will be at 7 a.m. To reserve a table for your "goodies" for $20, 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 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, 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

Regular service is 9 a.m. Sunday. The church is located at 630 Mack Walters Road. Rev. Joseph Humphrey Jr. is the pastor.

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

Vacation Bible School, “The Kingdom Chronicles,” in which children will learn the truth of God's Word as they enjoy songs and crafts, is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through next Friday. All the knights and fair maidens are asked to join in standing strong in the battle for truth from 3-year-olds to sixth grade (completed). Preregister for a prize at www.answersvbs.com/vbs/pfbc2013. 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.

Rhema Christian Assembly

Children ages 3 years to fifth grade are invited to attend Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Monday through Wednesay. The event will celebrate a Hay Day adventure growing in friendship with Jesus. To register or for more information, call 633-7888.

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

Midday Bible study will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at 109 Martin Luther King St. A revival will be 6:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. For more information, call 633-6244. The pastor is Ronald Walker.

Shelbyville Wesleyan

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

Simpsonville Baptist

Reasons to Believe’s “If God Made the Universe: Why Is It The Way It Is?” begins at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. The old earth creation class is $10 each. To sign up or for more information, contact the church at 722-5246. Churchill Downs Vacation Bible School is Monday through Friday. 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

The Fourth of July week Sunday sermon by minister Joey Pusateri is on Luke 10:1-11, 16-20. 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. A family mission trip is planned for all ages on July 17-20. Homecoming will be Oct. 6. All past members or visitors to the congregation 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

Administrative council meeting will be at noon Sunday following the 10:45 worship. Hartz to Hearts Quilters meet every Friday at 10 a.m. Even if you can't sew you can iron quilt pieces. There is a place for anyone who wants to come for the fellowship.

St. James Episcopal

Food pantry donations of non-perishable food and/or money will be collected on Sunday. The monthly potluck lunch will be July 14 to coincide with Bishop White's visit.The collection of seasonal clothing for those in need continues. The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 10 a.m. and each Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Childcare is available on Sunday. The church is located at 3rd and Main streets.

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

Homecoming will be at 10 a.m. July 14, 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.