Church news: Nov. 2, 2012

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Allen Chapel

The churchis located on KY 55 in Finchville.


The St. Anne Altar Society’s annual Christmas luncheon is at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday in the Annunciation Community Center. There will be “32 hours of adoration for our country” (private prayer before the Blessed Sacrament), starting at 1 p.m. Monday through 9 p.m. Tuesday. Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. For more information, contact Diana at 647-3499. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

Bagdad Baptist

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.

Church service starts at 11 a.m. 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 deacons will meet immediately following the worship service this Sunday. Burks Branch’s Thanksgiving dinner and auction for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering will be held at the Stratton Center on Nov. 16.  The Women On Mission's latest project is Christmas in a Shoe Box for Eastern Kentucky. Fill a shoe box with items for any age or gender, indicating this information on the top of the box. Please bring the boxes to church by Nov. 18. Sunday services start with Sunday school at 9:50 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m.

Centenary United Methodist

There will be a church wide clean-up/clean-out activity beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.  Areas will be selected to be cleaned at that time.  Volunteers are asked to bring  cleaning supplies of all kinds.  All Saints Day will be celebrated Sunday, with Holy Communion being served at both worship services. Individuals interested in knowing more about Centenary are invited to “Connect For,” an informal time of coffee and conversation, which begins at 9:45 a.m. in the fellowship hall. This will introduce people to basic information and question answering about Centenary. Wednesday evening catered dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m., with regular youth, children and adult programming beginning at 6:30.

Centennial Baptist

The church is located at 808 Heinsville Road in Christiansburg.

Christiansburg Baptist

Church services begin on Sunday morning with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship at 11 and evening services at 6. Wednesday night prayer meeting/ youth meetings are at 6:30. Tuesday is Baptist Women’s Day, and Nov. 13 is the WMU meeting. 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 afternoon service at 5. The church is located at 600 Bradshaw St. in Shelbyville. Justin Barnes is pastor.

Clay Street Missionary Baptist

Men’s and youth basketball registrations and cheerleading registrations continue until Nov. 24, on Friday nights from 7 until 9 p.m. Men’s fee are $150 per team and $45 for the youth basketball and cheerleading. Skating nights are 7-9 p.m. Fridays. There is a $5 admission fee that includes skates. On Nov. 30 Marnel C. Moorman Family Life Center with Team BAD (Blessed Anointed Disciples) are presenting " The Fallout" for the youth of the community from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fee is $5. There will be music, concessions and games. The church is located at 1940 Midland Trail in Shelbyville.

Clayvillage Baptist

The church is beginning a study called "The 30 Day Church Challenge." All adults are participating in a study led by Marc Webb during the Sunday school hour at 10 a.m. Morning worship services will complement the study themes during the 5-week study. Join us as we grow in our faith. The church is located at 46 Lawson Lane.

Cropper Baptist

Plans are under way for a church-wide “Walk Through Bethlehem” living drama on the evening of Dec. 16.  Volunteer directors, actors, and stage hands are needed; contact Pastor Joey or Sandy Powell to help. WMU will meet at Pat Richardson’s home at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. A baby shower is planned for Clayton and Jessica Largen at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the CLC Building. B.A.L.L. Group luncheon is Nov. 12. Co-ed volleyball league play is under way on Tuesday evenings in the CLC Building. WMU will meet at Pat Richardson’s home at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The church pantry needs donations of food items to assist families in need. The church is a registered Red Cross emergency relief shelter and is open to the community in times of need.

Cross Keys Worship Center
The church will have homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker is  B.J. McKinney. There will be lunch after the morning service, followed at 1:30 p.m. by singing services, featuring the Webb Family.

Dover Baptist
Sunday services begin with Sunday school at 9:50 a.m. and worship service at 11. Rev. Marshall Phillips will bring God’s message Sunday morning. The Lord’s Supper will be observed. There will be no Wednesday evening service this week. Items for the Thanksgiving baskets are being collected. The church’s Thanksgiving dinner will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 18. Meat and drinks will be provided. Please bring side dishes and desserts.

Elmburg Baptist

Missions groups will meet on Saturday. The church is located at 11307 Elmburg Road.

Father's Love

The Church for Kids is having a fundraiser lunch on from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday.  The cost is $7, and you may eat in, carry out or possibly have delivery.  Please place your order by Wednesday by calling 502-633-0734 or by sending an email to nina.hinkle@living-waters.org.  Also, Father’s Love will be serving sandwiches, soups and desserts as a fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 10, during Shelbyville’s Celebration of Lights.  Father’s Love is an urban ministry of Living Waters Church and is located at 624 Henry Clay Street.

Finchville Baptist

An arts and crafts show will be at 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Buy a booth to sell your crafts and artwork to help send children to camp. For more information, contact Elizabeth at 859-866-3737 or children@finchvillebaptist.com. Light concessions will be available. Proceeds go to Camp 2013. It’s that time of year to begin collecting toiletry items and small toys to fill that shoe box to be sent to children in need around the world. The shoe box is to wrapped but not sealed, so that the boxes can be inspected by customs. Remember to include the cost of postage inside the box. Last day for the collection of these Christmas boxes will be Nov. 18 at the church. For more information, contact the church at 502-834-7973. This is part of Samaritan’s Purse Ministry.

First Baptist Shelbyville

There will be two services on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The West Middle Basketball Tournament is Friday and Saturday evenings at the Family Life Center Gym. For more information, contact amcdonald@shelbyvillebaptist.com. Family Fall Festival is at 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Kemp's. Contact amcdonald@shelbyvillebaptist.com. WMU World Day of Prayer is at 10-11 a.m. Monday in Elsey Chapel. Next Level meets Wednesday at 5 p.m. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets Wednesday at 6. Childcare provided. Sanctuary Choir meets at 7:30 p.m. Young at Heart meets at Cracker Barrel at 11 a.m. Thursday. "Booming Beyond" conference is on Nov. 10-11. Cost is $20 per person until Tuesday and $25 after that. Contact gmcgillen@fbcshelbyville.comfor more information.

First Christian

The youth group meets at 5-7 on Sunday evenings at the church.  All youth in grades 6-12 are invited to attend. The administration committee meets at 7 p.m. Thursday. Dessert with the Elders is at 4-6 p.m. Nov. 11. RSVP at 633-3345. The Recycled Teenagers will be traveling to the Glitz in Nonesuch on Nov. 14. The cost is $27 per person for the 3-course meal.  Call the church office at 633-3345 to make your reservation. The annual dinner and Christmas auction will be Nov. 14. The silent auction opens at 5:30 p.m., and the spaghetti dinner will be served at 6.  Dinner is $3 per person.  Contact the church office for additional information. The Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group meets at 10:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. 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, coupons – current or expired, cancelled 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 www.davidcharlton.blogspot.comand you may follow FCC on twitter @fccshelbyville. The prayer chapel is open during normal office hours at 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for anyone seeking a quiet place to pray. Two worship services are held each Sunday at 9 a.m. 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. The church is located at 1000 Eminence Pike.

First Presbyterian

Knit-Wits meet at 10 a.m. Saturday. Please bring in school supplies, small toys, hygiene items, and other small items that can fit into a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child.  Filled boxes will be sent to children, ages 2-14, around the world.  For more information, speak to Jane Elkin Thomas and Beth Herrinton-Hodge. Items are needed no later than Sunday. Good Grief will gather for lunch at Wendy's Restaurant following worship on Sunday.  Session meets at 7 p.m. Monday. Arriba Ninos Tutoring Program continues at 6 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church. Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Boy Scouts at 7 p.m. The adult choir will practice at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. The church serves lunch at God's Kitchen on Thursday. Please have desserts to the church by 10 a.m. Volunteers should arrive at Victory Baptist by 10:30 a.m. Emergency Preparedness: Your Family, Your Church and Your Community seminar will be held at 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday at Second Presbyterian Church, 3701 Old Brownsboro Road, Louisville and 9 a.m. – noon Nov. 10 at Bethel First Presbyterian Church, 502 East Main St., Campbellsville. If you are interested in attending, please contact Betty Motts at 647-9138. The Alternative Gift Market will be held at 8:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 11, beginning with breakfast for everyone.  You will find a few special gifts to purchase as well as opportunities to donate to such wonderful charities as Habitat for Humanity, Heifer International, Operation Care, Dorman Center, Backpack Project, The Center for Women & Families, and much, much more. Covenant Group, a monthly gathering of youth, fifth grade and up, will have its first gathering 1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the church. There will be light snacks, games and "pickle jar" conversation. Friends are welcome to check it out.  For more information, contact Pastor Jay at 633-2693. Expired grocery coupons will be collected for the military, as will new and used shoes for Edge Shoes for Water. The "Changing the World Two by Two" campaign runs all 2012. The goal is to raise $5,000 for Heifer Project International. All scholars and military family are asked to update its contact information. Contact the church office to update your contact information at 633-2693 or or1pchurch@bellsouth.net. If you have been thinking of placing a brick in memory or honor of someone, contact the church office with the exact wording you want on the brick with your check made payable to the church. A payment of $125 will offset the cost of the brick and help with maintaining the garden.

Grace Assembly of God

The church is located across from Claudia Sanders Restaurant.

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. For more information, call 829-5324.  

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.

Pastor Justin Barnes leads the church at 6th and Bradshaw streets.

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.

Hempridge Baptist

Check out the church’s Facebook page at Hempridge Baptist Church.

Highland Baptist

On Saturday at 6 p.m. the Children's Ministry Team is planning a hayride at Fred and Debbie Rothenburger's Farm. Sunday evening at 5:53 p.m. Brother David will start a new study, "The Grace and Truth Paradox," by Randy Alcorn, and Jay Orazine will lead the evening worship. Rev. Allen Clark will lead those services on Nov. 11 and 25. Monday, senior meals will be delivered. At 11 a.m. the M&M's will conclude their 40 days of prayer emphasis with a potluck at 11 a.m. On Tuesday, the M&M's will be going to lunch at the Golden Corral. Contact Martha Tipton for reservations. Operation Christmas Child boxes are in, and the goal is to fill 125 boxes. Boxes need to be returned by Nov. 11. Also on Nov. 11, a special Veteran’s Day worship service will be at 10:30 a.m. Registration is under way for the 2013 Upward Basketball and Cheerleading. Registration applications are available at the church and the church's Web site. The deadline is Dec. 17. Thursday at 6-8 p.m. is family game night for all ages, with open gym at 6:30.

Holy Cross Lutheran

The church is located at 181 Old Seven Mile Pike. For information, call 647-3696.

Indian Fork Baptist

The church is located in Bagdad.

Lighthouse Baptist

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

Living Waters Church

The 30-years-and -counting anniversary celebration for the church begins at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, featuring guest ministers Rev. Doc Shell from Florence, Ala. and Messianic Worship Leader Paul Wilbur from Jacksonville, Fla. “Mercy Triumphs,” the Beth Moore Bible study on the book of James, will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays and 9 a.m. Fridays through Nov. 16. All women are invited to attend, and the cost of the book is $15. Sign up at the information counter in the sanctuary or call the church office at 633-0734. If you would like to purchase a Watershed T-shirt, sign up at the information counter in the sanctuary. All proceeds will go to the remodeling of the annex into the Watershed Youth House. A men’s retreat is being planned for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at Blue Lick State Park. The last day to sign up is Sunday. For more information, call the church office at 502-633-0734 or E-mail info@living-waters.org.

Mount Eden Christian

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

Mount Pleasant Baptist

Bible study is Sunday at 10 a.m., with worship at 11. Monday Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, youth and children groups are at 7. Wednesday choir rehearsal is at 8 p.m. Jacob's Well Bible study is at 10 a.m. Thursday. Adult winter Bible study is on Sundays at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 4429 Aiken Road in Todds Point.

New Beginning Pentecostal

Quartet Sunday will be at 4 p.m. Sunday. Guests will be the Soul Seekers from Louisville along with local talent. Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m., and morning worship is at 11:30. Wednesday night Bible study is at 7. William D. Beasley is the pastor. The church is located at 646 Frankfort Road. For more information call 633-0277.

New Covenant

Rev. Geraldine Spencer of New Covenant Church will be the speaker for the 9 a.m. youth day worship service. Following the service will be the annual family fall festival, featuring bean soup, chili, games, cupcake walk, horseback riding and more. Casual attire for the service and festival. Joseph Humphrey Jr. is the pastor. 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

Sunday will be "Super Praise Sunday." For transportation or information, call 647-0329. The church is located at 1745 Robin Road in Shelbyville.

New Life Baptist

Sunday school is at 10 a.m.; services at 11 a.m. Wednesday services are 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. For more information, contact the church office at 502-633-7991.

Olive Branch United Methodist

A homecoming celebration will begin at 2 p.m. Nov. 17, with the award-winning Lindsey Family as entertainment. Rebecca Curry, assistant to the bishop, will be the guest preacher. The church is located at 6383 Zaring Mill Road. For more information, call 502-834-7000 or 834-7767.

Open Door Christian Center

Special teaching by Robert Morris and facilitated by Rev. Mavis Bennett will begin at 6-7:30 p.m. Sundays through this week. The topic will be “The God I Never Knew,” about how real friendship with the Holy Spirit can change your life. 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. Wednesday night prayer service begins at 7.The church is located on KY 1472 in Waddy.

Pleasant Hill Christian

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

Salem Baptist

Salem will have trunk or treat at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Persons setting up trunks can come at 4 p.m. Following the trunk or treat, there will be lots of  food, games, fellowship and supper at 6, which will consist of all kinds of soups, sandwiches and desserts. There will be a cakewalk also. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. The monthly business meeting will be held following the morning worship service. The women of  the church will meet at 2:30 at the home of Patricia Skelton to prepare the Samaritan's Purse Shoeboxes. Team kids, youth and discipleship training begin at 6 p.m., with the evening worship service starting at 8.  The youth will have a soup fundraiser lunch on Sunday following the morning worship service. Team Kids  and youth will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday. Sunday school is at 10 a.m., and morning worship service is at 11 a.m.

Seventh-day Adventist

The church is located at 4401 Frankfort Road.

Shelby Christian

National Collection Week for gift-filled shoeboxes is Nov. 12-19, but shoebox gifts are collected all year at the Samaritan’s Purse headquarters in Boone, N.C. For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 615-778-0046 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org.

Shelby Congregational Methodist

The church is located at 1526 Martin Luther King Jr. St. in Shelbyville. For more information, call 633-6244. The pastor is Ronald Walker.

Shelbyville Wesleyan

Shelbyville Wesleyan Church will have a concert at 6 p.m. Sunday. "By Grace", a trio of women from Kentucky Mountain Bible College, will share music and testimonies. Refreshments will be served following the service. For more information, call 502-633-9600. Services will be at 10:45 Sunday morning and 7 each evening. For more information, call 633-0488. The church is located at 2713 Mount Eden Road.

Simpsonville Baptist

Worship schedule is Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.comfor more information.

Simpsonville United Methodist

The fellowship dinner/administrative council meeting is Nov. 4. The annual pancake breakfast and bazaar will be held Nov. 10.  Booth space is available for $20 for inside and $15 for outside. Call 502-523-4448 to reserve your space. United Methodist men's breakfast meeting is at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday Night Bible Study will be at 6 p.m. every week. Choir rehearsal is at 7:30-9 p.m. Hartz to Hearts Quilters meet at 10 a.m. every Friday. Girl Scouts meet at 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

St. James Episcopal

The monthly pot luck lunch will follow the Sunday service. Non-perishable

food and monetary contributions will be collected for the community food

pantry. The collection of all sizes of clothing, shoes and bedding continues

for those in need. Eucharist is held each Sunday at 10 a.m. and Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Sunday school for ages 12 and under is at 9:45 a.m., and childcare is available for the 10 a.m. service.