Church news: Nov. 27, 2015

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Christmas concert at First Presbyterian; ‘Rivoli Review’ at Simpsonville Christian

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. The pastor is Rev. MacArthur Pendleton. Located at 414 Henry Clay Street.


Bethesda Church of God
Call 633-7500. Located at 2246 Taylorsville Road.


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


Burks Branch Baptist
The Haiti Mission Team will host the mission study on Dec. 6 to share about last summer's mission trip to Haiti and to share ways to continue to help as Haiti continues to recover from the earthquake five years ago. Christmas Cantata and Candlelight Service, caroling and fellowship will be on Dec. 20. The WOM will have their Christmas Party at 6 p.m. at Diane Price's house. All ladies of the church are invited for potluck and $5 gift exchange. 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. Wednesday night services begin at 6:30 p.m. with JAM-Jesus and Me for kids and prayer meeting for adults. 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
"Breakfast with Santa" will be from 8 to 11 a.m. on Dec. 5. Come sit on Santa's lap and tell him your Christmas wishes.


Centenary United Methodist
The message for the First Sunday of Advent will come from Isaiah 7 and 9 chapters. The UM Children's Home offering will be received at both services on Sunday. The church office will be closed Thursday and Friday. Impact Shelby will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday at Olive Branch UMC. The Upper Room Prayer Group will gather to answer prayer request from different locations from 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Local Missions will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.


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. Rev. Norris Beckley Sr. is the pastor. E-mail wearesaved2015@gmail.com. Located at 808 Heinsville Road in Christiansburg.


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
Skating will be 6 to 9 p.m. every Friday for $5. Contact Lou or Connie Manica at 655-1758, 529-6254 or 633-5922.


Clayvillage Baptist
Hanging of the Greens and Lighting the First Advent Candle will be 11 a.m. on Sunday. Week of Prayer for International Missions and the collection of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering begins on Nov. 29. That evening, Clayvillage will gather with Pigeon Fork Baptist Church for the Fifth Sunday evening service. A special celebration of missions will be observed during the morning worship on Dec. 6. Following the worship hour, our annual Christmas lunch will be held. The community is invited to worship with us during this holy season. 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
Youth meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Youth and adult Bible study are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. 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, Beginning of Advent. Women on Mission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. A study of missions in foreign countries will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, and children’s choir, at 7:20 will be the adult choir. 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
Fifth Sunday service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at Buffalo Lick Baptist. Bible study is at 6 p.m. on Sunday. 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
The adult choir will present “The Silence and the Sound” at 7 p.m. on Dec. 16. A free celebration meal will be at 5:30 before the concert, and cookies and coffee will be served afterwards in Fellowship Hall. All are invited to join in the celebration of Christmas. There will be two Christmas Eve services at Finchville Baptist on Christmas Eve, 5 and 11 p.m. All are invited. Church offices will be closed on Christmas Eve Day. Visit www.finchvillebaptist.com and click on Youth News or call 834-7973. Located at 5270 Taylorsville Road in Finchville.


First Baptist Shelbyville
The church offices are closed today and Saturday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Offices and the pre-school will re-open Monday. The office will open at 8:30 a.m. Preschool begins at 9 a.m. The Christmas Emphasis with the beginning of the Lottie Moon Offering begins Nov. 29. Senior Pastor Dr. R. Maurice Hollingsworth begins his Advent series with "Getting Ready for Christmas – more than ribbons and wrapping paper!" Based upon Isaiah 40:3, the pastor will speak at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. service. The International Mission Board (IMB) Flags will be displayed, in memory of missionary Lottie Moon and in honor of the returning Taiwanese Bible team, led by the senior pastor. Rev. John Flannigan and his granddaughter Sadie, Barry Marston, Leonard Ballard, and others accompanied the pastor in the Bible distribution effort. Bible Fellowship is at 9:45 a.m. between Devotionals at Crestview, Crescent Place, and Amber Oaks follow at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m., respectively. These are led by Fielding Ballard and Dr. Geoffrey McGillen. Student Pastor Trey Behn will lead families and students in the Turkey Bowl, a football game between the students and adults, beginning at 4 p.m. Food will follow. Upwards practice starts on Monday night. Contact clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com. ZUMBA is in the KIDZONE area, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bring $5 per person for trainer Krystina Johnson. NEXT LEVEL meets at 5 p.m. Wednesday with a catered meal for $6 per adult and $1 per student/child. Classes follow for various ages. Young at Heart meets at 11 a.m. Wakefield-Scearce/Science Hill for a special Christmas meal observance. Contact Daisy Baxter at 633-4836. FBC's "Drive Through Live Nativity" begins at 6 until 8 p.m. Dec. 5. Levi, the camel, sheep, and other animals will be intermingled with the "residents" of Bethlehem on the night that Jesus' family made it. Come in the comfort of your vehicle, supplied with free hot chocolate and cookies from the church, and a CD explaining what each segment is. Call 633-1317 or contact mhollingsworth@shelbyvillebaptist.com.


First Christian
The prayer group will meet 10 a.m. each Thursday. All are welcome to pray with the group. Call the church office at 633-3345 if you have any questions or prayer concerns. The Fifth Sunday offering will be collected Sunday for the Christian Care Communities. The Hanging of the Greens will be during the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. The Christmas concert, Sounds of the Season, will be 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 3 p.m. Dec. 13. There is no charge for admission. 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. 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 for all ages. A nursery is available during Sunday school and the 11 a.m. worship service. Located at 60 Disciples Way (formerly 1000 Eminence Pike).


1st Harmony Worship Center
Sunday school is 9 a.m., worship service at 10:30. Rev. Don and Claudia Burley are the founder and co-founder, presently located at Waldridge Center, at Clear Creek Park, 717 Burks Branch Road.


First Presbyterian
Sunday School classes for all ages are available (children, youth and adults) starting at 9:45 a.m. The Handchime choir practices at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Good Grief meets for lunch following worship every Sunday. Check with Barbara Troyer for location. Arriba Ninos Tutoring Program is at 6 p.m. on Mondays at First Christian Church. Session meets at 6 p.m. Monday. Boy Scouts meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Adult choir rehearsal is 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday. 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. If you have questions, contact Stephanie Schmidt. A Place to Sleep Raffle items area available to view at the church and include patio furniture, a wine tasting, jewelry, Mary Kay basket, and a photo shoot. Tickets available through Dec. 6 at church or by contacting Lynn Whittaker, 321-7116 and are $2 each.


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
The pastor is Justin Barnes. Everyone is welcome to worship and fellowship with us. We are temporarily located at 1857 Midland Trail.


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
Hanging of the Greens will be at 6 p.m. Sunday. The angel tree is up and our food drive begins. Upward basketball and cheerleading registration has begun. Cost for basketball and cheerleading is $49. Forms are available at the church. Visit www.highlandbaptistky.com. 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. Check out Indian Fork Baptist on Facebook. Located at 6776 Bagdad Road.


Kingdom House
Mid-week gathering is on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Located at 320 Main Street. Pastors are Josh and Melissa Settles. E-mail josh@theKH.org for more information. Visit www.theKH.org or call 502-803-0093.


Lighthouse Baptist
Rev. Charles E. Ashby is the pastor. Located at 696 Frankfort Road, across from Masonic Home Shelbyville.


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.


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 pastor. Located at 646 Frankfort Road.


New Covenant
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. Wednesdays. 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 and 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 and 7 p.m. on Thursday. Pastors are 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. 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
Rev. Timothy Parks is the pastor. Located at 1100 Equity St.


Rhema Christian Assembly
Located at 561 Rockbridge Road. Rev. Terry Yeager. Visit rhemachristianassembly.org.


Rockbridge United Methodist
First Sunday of Advent will be Sunday. Adult and children's Sunday school is at 10 a.m., worship at 11. The message will be Preparing for Christmas from the scripture Jeremiah 33:14-16. Prayer and sharing will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Advent discussion/Bible at 6:30. First needles craft/missions will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday. All are Welcome. 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
Hanging of the Greens will be 7 p.m. Dec. 6. 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 church is 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. The pastor is Ronald Walker. Located at 109 Martin Luther King Street.


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


Simpsonville Baptist
A Christmas advent celebration will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 and 6 p.m. Dec. 5. Join us for a musical celebration of the Christmas season, led by our Praise Choir and various ensembles. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for child. The dinner will include a slow-roasted stuffed pork loin, country green beans, mashed potatoes, baked apples, roll, dessert and drink. The last day to order tickets is Sunday, call 722-5246 ext. 102. 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 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
Celebrating 175 years of ministry with the Simpsonville Community. Sunday school is 9:45 a.m., worship at 8:45 or 10:45. Hartz to Hearts Quilters meets at 10 a.m. every Friday in the Fellowship Hall. 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 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday. Childcare is available on Sunday. Located at 629 Main Street.


St. John United Methodist
Services will be at 11:40 a.m. each Sunday. Rev. Robert Marshall Sr. is the pastor. Located at 212 Martin Luther King Street.


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.