Church news: March 13, 2015

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Allen Chapel

Morning service is at 9:30 on Sunday. Rev. Robert Marshall is the pastor. Located on KY 55 in Finchville.


Bagdad Baptist

The church is hosting a Hee Haw Senior Social free event on Saturday beginning with dinner at 4:30 p.m. The show will start at 5:30 p.m. To RSVP contact Jeanna Hawkins at 502-321-2505. The men are meeting at 8 a.m. on March 21 for prayer and devotion. There’s a Guatemala missions fundraiser lunch on March 22. The Ladies’ Tea will be 4:30 p.m. on March 29 with our mission focus on Uganda. Exercising with Jacob is now on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. 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.

Church services start at 9:45 a.m. for Sunday school and 11 for worship service. The pastor is Rev. MacArthur Pendleton. Located at 414 Henry Clay Street.


Bethesda Church of God

Located at 2246 Taylorsville Road.


Buffalo Lick Baptist

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


Burks Branch Baptist

The choir has started rehearsing their Easter Musical – See what a Morning! Rehearsals are 7 p.m. Wednesday. The cantata will be performed during the 11 a.m. morning worship service on March 29. The church will also host the Fifth Sunday singing service at 6 p.m. Services for Sunday will begin at 9:50 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship service at 11. Fundraising for the Annie Armstrong Easter offering will take place through Easter. The goal this year is $2,015. A bake sale will be during the Good Friday services with proceeds going towards the mission offering. The church will send a team of 15 to Calebasse, Haiti, on July 11-18. Calebasse is in the mountains. The approximate cost for the trip is $1,600. Reserve your spot with a deposit of $125 as soon as possible. If you are not planning on going to Haiti, you can still be a part of the experience. Register your Kroger card with our NPO: 12461. You will not only be helping our Mission Involvement Fund, but you'll be helping to fund the Haiti trip. It is so easy to do and such a beneficial thing. We are still working on our church directory and are collecting contact information from those who would like to be included. Follow us on facebook at Friends of Burk's Branch Baptist Church. The church is located at 2023 Fox Run Road.


Catholic Church of Annunciation

We only have three more RCIA sessions until Easter when we have 11 people entering, becoming full members of the Catholic Church here at our Annunciation parish. In our diocese we will have 527 people to enter the Catholic Church. This week’s session will be on the "Beatitudes," which means ultimate "happiness". The "Beatitudes" are among Jesus' most fundamental teachings, describing the attitudes and rewards of the blessed. Those who try to find happiness in the pursuit of pleasure, power, wealth, or social standing are often disappointed, but those who practice the Beatitudes find that they lead to beatitude, that is, ultimate and lasting happiness. We meet at 6 p.m. in the Education Building on Sundays and it is open to all. The pastor is Father Mike Tobin. Call the parish office at 633-1547.


Centenary United Methodist

The CYF fifth grade girls taking part in the mentoring retreat at Asbury University on Saturday will meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. They will return on Sunday around noon. The Fourth Sunday of Lent message will be "It's Really a Matter of Focus" from Matthew 6th chapter. A special offering, One Great Hour of Sharing, will be received at both services on Sunday. The Worship Planning meeting will take place at 2 p.m. on Monday and the Church Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. April Newsletter articles are due on Wednesday and regular Wednesday evening programming will begin at 5:45 p.m. Membership Care meeting will be 10 a.m. Thursday and the New Circle meeting at 7 p.m. Fourteen CYF youth and five adult chaperones will participate in a Youth Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic this summer. They will have bible school, home activities and personal witness times.


Centennial Baptist

Services begin at 9:30 a.m. for adult and youth Sunday school, morning worship is at 11. The morning message will be given by Rev. Charles Aina. For transportation, call 645-4412 before 8 p.m. Saturday. Located at 808 Heinsville Road in Christiansburg. E-mail wearesaved@gmail.com.


Central Baptist

For more information or directions, contact Rev. Rick Clark, 502-319-0903. Located 1958 US 127 By-Pass North in Lawrenceburg.


Christiansburg Baptist

Church services begin Sunday with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Evening services begin at 6 p.m. Join us in our worship services


Clayvillage Baptist

Call 321-2757. Located at 46 Lawson Lane, just off U.S. 60.


Cropper Baptist

Youth meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the CLC. Dinner is served at 6 and bible study is from 6:30-7:30. All youth are invited to attend. An Awakening (Revival) will be on March 23-25. There will be an Easter Egg hunt on April 4, bring in candy for this event. There will be a sunrise service at 8 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 5.


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

Sunday school for all ages will be 10 a.m., worship/Lord’s supper at 11. Bible Study for all ages at 10 a.m. Serving and furnishing food for God's Kitchen, Victory Baptist on March 17. Church at prayer and children’s choir will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; adult choir at 7:20. Baptist Men will meet Thursday, call church for more information. E-mail doverchurch@att.net, visit www.doverbaptist.net, call 633-0502 or check out the church Facebook page. Rev. Ben Early is the pastor.


Elk Creek Missionary Baptist

Rev. Theodore Todd is the pastor.


Elmburg Baptist

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 and is located at 624 Henry Clay Street.


Finchville Baptist

The greatest egg hunt in the county, Eggstravaganza, complete with a light lunch and super prizes will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 4 at Finchville Park. Visit www.finchvillebaptist.com and click on Youth News or call 834-7973. Located at 5270 Taylorsville Road.


First Baptist Shelbyville

Touched Twice meets at FBC starting with Friday setup and an evening worship in the sanctuary at 7 p.m. led by Student Pastor Tre Behn and the student band. Pastor Maurice Hollingsworth will deliver the evening's message. Salem Pastor Jim Hill will offer special training for new Touched Twice volunteers. Saturday, doors will open at 6 a.m. at the rear black awning entrance, ending at 4 p.m. Pastor Maurice Hollingsworth speaks on "Matthew 5:10-12/ The Beatitude: Persecuted for the Sake of God's Righteousness" on Sunday. Both services, at 8:30 and 11 a.m., will be held, with the Bible fellowship at 9:45. Church directory signup will be held in the small dining room following the 8:30 service and then moved to the sanctuary vestibule following the 11 service. Those interested in the Greeters Ministry are encouraged to attend the 3 p.m. meeting. Contact gwright@shelbyvillebaptist.com or call 633-1317. Men's Bible study meets at 5 p.m. in the GO room. NEXT LEVEL meets at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall with a catered meal. Church directory sign ups will also be available. Classes begin for all ages at 6 p.m. Young at Heart meets in the small dining room for a catered meal for $8 at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Mona Huff, KIPDA (Diabetes training), will talk about leading diabetes training and wellness in area churches. Contact gmcgillen@shelbyvillebaptist.com or call 502-220-0020 for reservations. Creation Museum/Toby Tour will be May 23, $69 covers charter bus and ticket. Call 633-1317 or gmcgillen@shelbyvillebaptist.com. Boomer Ministry, call 502-220-0020.


First Christian

A prayer group will meet each Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. in the chaplain's office. Everyone is welcome to participate. The Stations of the Cross is a self guided Lenten journey to the cross through scripture, prayer, meditation, music and art. Visit the Stations of the Cross from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, 20, 27 and Maundy Thursday on April 2. The Shelby County Community Children’s Choir (SC3) will present a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday. There is no charge for admission. The Recycled Teenagers (RTs) will go to Midway March 19 for lunch at Darlin Jean's Apple Cobbler Café. The bus will leave at 10:30. Call 633-3345 for more information or to sign up. Movie Night is 7:30 p.m. March 20 at The Movie Toy Story 3 will be shown. Admission is free. Popcorn is free. Soda and candy are available for a nominal charge. The CWF will offer cutlery, brooms, pecans, sweet treats and more for sale March 22 before and after church. An Easter Egg Hunt will be 2 to 4 p.m. March 28 at the church. All children are welcome! 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 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 available for all ages. A nursery is available during Sunday school and the 11 a.m. worship service. Located at 60 Disciples Way.


1st Harmony Worship Center

Sunday school is 9 a.m., worship service at 10:30. Located at Clear Creek Park in the Waldridge Center, 717 Burks Branch Road.


First Presbyterian

Youth will go to Skyzone Sunday, following worship. Bring your own lunch and join in the "trampoline fun!" Anyone in the congregation who wants to tag along are welcome. See Jay Hodge for additional information such as cost and anticipated return time. Arriba Ninos Tutoring continues Mondays with dinner at 6 pm.; tutoring 6:30-7:30, First Christian Church. Session meets Monday, 6:00 p.m. Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Boy Scouts at 7. Presbyterian Women Bible Study Groups meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday; adult choir rehearsal is 7:15 p.m. We serve lunch at God's Kitchen on Thursday. Have desserts to the church by 10 a.m. Volunteers should arrive at Victory Baptist by 10:30 a.m. The Outreach Committee invites everyone to stay after worship on March 22, and walk the streets of Shelbyville, cleaning up any trash. Come dressed to work or bring a change of clothes. Gloves, trash bags and hand sanitizer will be provided. For more information, see Gary Steinhilber. A congregational dinner is planned for 5:30 p.m. March 22. Hosted by Session, we will enjoy a meal and consider various opportunities for ministry. Give Your Feet A Hug With A New Rug is a campaign to purchase new carpet for the sanctuary and choir loft. A $25 donation will pay for 1 yard of carpet, which is approximately "your pew seat." So consider purchasing your "seat for your feet" for $25 or maybe your entire pew. Make checks payable to First Presbyterian Church and marked for CARPET. See Mark Whittaker or Fred Waits. (FYI: the new carpet will closely match the green of the current carpet.) Help is still needed to prepare for the 2015 Painted Stone Elementary Young at Art Night. Anyone wishing to help prep materials for the stations is welcome any day, any time. Take home jobs available. Check in at the front office and go to the Art Room. These are simple jobs like sorting, counting, cutting, and filing. The Serenity Center (located in the former firehouse on Seventh Street) is looking for teams of volunteers from area churches to help with food distribution on Wednesdays. We are looking to put together a couple of teams of six to eight who would help from 8:30 to 4 p.m. one Wednesday a month (however individual volunteers could work only 1 or 2 hours, whatever suits your available time.) Something for all abilities and ages, from unloading the food truck to organizing baked goods, to helping folks choose items. Standup and sit down tasks available. Anyone interested should speak with Lynn Whittaker. Food is available to all Shelby County residents, regardless of income. Take proof of residence/ID and bring your own box or bag. Food is distributed at 10 a.m. every Wednesday.


Grace Assembly of God

Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Praise and worship is at 10:30. Children’s church for ages 4-12 and a nursery are provided. Wednesday Bible Study is at 7 p.m. Women of Grace meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. 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 the intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 151 at Graefenburg.


Greater Shiloh Temple

The pastor is Justin Barnes. Located at 1100 Equity Street.


Greater Tabernacle Baptist

Morning Worship begins with 10 a.m. Sunday school, 11:30 a.m. worship with Pastor Leslie J. Harris. Call 502-529-1751. Located at 181 Alpine Drive.


Harvest Community

Located at 165 Alpine Drive in Shelbyville.


Hempridge Baptist

Check out the church’s Facebook page. Located near Waddy.


Highland Baptist

Free AARP tax filing is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Contact Marvin or Betty Rogers at 502-487-1612 for an appointment or for more information. Upward Basketball and cheerleading celebration will be at 6 p.m. Sunday. The prayer shawl ministry will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday. Reynolds Women on Missions will meet at 6:30 p.m. and Perkins Women on Missions will meet at 7. Visit www.highlandbaptistky.com. Located at 511 Mount Eden Road. 


Holy Cross Lutheran

Call 647-3696. Located at the corner of KY 53 South and Old Seven Mile Pike.


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. Check out Indian Fork Baptist on Facebook. Located at 6776 Bagdad Road.


Kingdom House

Sunday morning worship begins at 10 a.m. Contact Rev. Josh Settles at ramptonarrow@gmail.com. Visit www.theKH.org or call 502-803-0093. The ministry is located at the corner of 8th and Washington in downtown Shelbyville.


Lighthouse Baptist

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. 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.


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 at 10:30 a.m., morning service at 11:30, Wednesday service at 7 p.m. William D. Beasley is the pastor. Located at 646 Frankfort Road.


New Covenant

Worship service will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The 2015 Black History Play will be shown at 3 p.m. on Sunday. The community is invited to attend. Missionary program will be 4 p.m. Sunday with guest speaker Rev. Zenda Jones of St. John United Methodist Church. 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. every Wednesday. 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 a.m. and at 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 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday. Meet pastors David and Lagonda Nichols. Call 502-252-9154. 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 a.m. Visit www.pigeonforkbaptist.com. Located at 5090 Hickory Ridge Road near Waddy.


Pleasant Hill Christian

Call 321-0564. Located 5 miles south of Mount Eden.


Pleasant View Baptist

Located at 789 Clore-Jackson Road.


Refuge Temple Church of God in Christ

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


Rockbridge United Methodist

Sunday’s sermon is “Raising Grace” and the scripture is Ephesians 2:1-10. Adults and children’s Sunday school is at 10 a.m., worship at 11. Wednesday prayer and sharing time will be 6 p.m.; board meeting/planning session at 6:30. “Learning to Knit/Crochet" and craft time will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays in March. Join in the fun as we share new skills and fellowship. All Are Welcome. Marcia Woodyard is the pastor. Call 330-7273. Located at 5317 Rockbridge Rd., at the intersection of Rockbridge and KY-714 (Hempridge Road).


Salem Baptist

Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. and worship at 11.


Seventh-day Adventist

The church is located at 4401 Frankfort Road.


Shelby Congregational

The pastor is Ronald Walker.


Shelbyville Wesleyan

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


Simpsonville Baptist

Easter Egg Hunt will be from 10 a.m. to noon on March 28 for toddlers through fifth grade on campus, and includes egg hunt, Easter story and craft. Your Grace Finds Me will include songs by Matt Redman. The Celebration Choir will present a Palm Sunday musical during worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m. on March 29. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.


Simpsonville Christian

Sunday Worship is at 10:50 a.m.  Sunday school classes are at 9:45 a.m. (traditional) and 10 a.m. (contemporary).  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

The church is celebrating 175 years of ministry with the Simpsonville community. Worship is at 8:45 and 10:45 a.m., and Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. on Sundays. Wednesday Study is weekly at 6 p.m. studying the book Making Sense of the Bible by Adam Hamilton. Hartz to Hearts Quilters meets at 10 a.m. on Fridays in the Fellowship Hall. The church is working on several outreach projects for our community that need people who can crochet and knit and sew. An appreciation luncheon for our First Responders will be 12:30 p.m. Sunday.


St. James Episcopal

Eucharist is 10 a.m. Sunday. Childcare is available. Volunteers will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the St. James kitchen to prepare the lunch for Victory Baptist Church. The soup supper and Lenten service begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.


Victory Baptist

Morning service starts at 10:30 a.m. Located at 715 Main Street.


Waddy Baptist

Sunday school begins each Sunday 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 is from 11 a.m. 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 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. Located at 5967 Waddy Road.