Church news: Oct. 21, 2011

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By Sharon Warner

Allen Chapel

The fall revival is 7 p.m. nightly Sunday through Tuesday. The theme is Tick Tock-Tick Tock Clock. The church is located on 55 South in Finchville.



Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, please call the Parish Office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499.


Bagdad Baptist

The adult choir practice is 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; the youth choir is practicing at 5:45 p.m. on Sundays. Both are preparing special music and working on the Christmas programs. Everyone is invited to join.


Bethesda Church of God

The annual auction and chili supper will be 5 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Stratton Center. The chili supper will be $7 for adults and children under 6-years-old will eat free. The menu includes various types of chili, hot dog, chips, peanut butter crackers, drink and dessert.


Centenary Methodist

The senior high will head to Louisville for Ultimate Frisbee on the Waterfront 6 p.m. Sunday. Plans are to return around 8 p.m. Quilters will meet Wednesday at the church, time to be announced. The children's fall fun party will be held during the evening programs at 6:30-7:50 p.m. Wednesday. There will be spooky treats and special fall crafts for all children. Junior and senior high small groups meet at 6:30-7:50 p.m. on Wednesday. The annual Trick or Trunk will be 4-6 p.m. Nov. 29 in the church parking lot. Sign up sheets are posted outside the Fellowship Hall and sanctuary for those who will provide a trunk and goodies for the children. A gift card will be awarded for the winner of the best-decorated trunk. Hotdogs and special activities will be available. This is open to the community as an outreach ministry of Centenary. The Ladies Circle will sponsor the annual potato bake 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Nov. 12. There will be special potato toppings, salads and homemade desserts. The public is invited to enjoy a festive setting as well as delectable food.


Christiansburg Baptist

Choir rehearsal is 5 p.m. Sunday. Trunk or Treat and fellowship meal of soup, sandwiches and desserts will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Meta Clark, formerly with the Happy Goodman Family gospel singing group, will be the guest soloist for the 11 a.m. service Oct. 30. The choir will sing at the Fifth Sunday joint worship service at Buffalo Lick Baptist Church Oct. 30. Service begins at 6 p.m.


Church of God of America

Located at 600 Bradshaw. Justin Barnes is past


Clayvillage Baptist

Collections for Operation Christmas Child will be through Nov. 13. The church is located at 46 Lawson Lane and Sunday morning worship begins at 11 a.m. For additional information, contact Rev. Lee Bolton at 502-321-2757.


Cropper Baptist

Church Council meets Wednesday. The community is invited to the CBC fall festival and chili supper, with lots of chili, games, a costume contest for ages child to adult and candy, starting at 5 p.m. Oct. 29. Members are asked to donate 2-liters, cakes, bags of candy and food for chili. The Fifth Sunday worship services will be held at Buffalo Lick Baptist Church on Oct. 30; no evening services at Cropper Baptist. Volleyball league play is on Tuesday evenings; contact Shannon Osten for more details. Non-perishable food items are needed for the food pantry. The church is a Red Cross Emergency Shelter and is open to the community in times of need.


Dover Baptist

Sunday School meets at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. A chili supper, hayride and truck or treat will be Oct. 29 beginning at 6 p.m. A fundraiser potato bar for our youth to raise money to purchase a van will be Nov. 13 following our church service. Awana will be each Sunday at 6 pm. Come and fellowship with us and meet our new pastor Matt Smith.


Elmburg Baptist

The church is located at 11307 Elmburg Road. Call 502-689-8075 for more information.


Father's Love

A fundraiser lunch and dinner will be Thursday. The cost of the meals is $7 each, and you may eat in, carry out, or possibly have delivery. Lunch is served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and dinner is served from 4-7 p.m. Place your order by Wednesday by calling 502-633-0734 or 502-682-1018, or send an E-mail to marti.brown@living-waters.org. An urban ministry of Living Waters Church, the church is located at 624 Henry Clay St.


Finchville Baptist

The Harvest Party will be 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the church. The public is invited for games, prizes, food and Trunk or Treat. There will be a door prize given away at 7:45 p.m. Come and register anytime before 7:30 for a bike; one for a girl and one for a boy. All children (up to fifth grade) and families are welcome. Students in sixth- through twelfth-grade should see Chris to sign up for youth camp. ROOTED Student Ministries Fall Camp-out has been moved to today through Saturday. Meet at the church at 6 p.m. return no later than 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. Let Chris know if you have gear to bring. Dinner and breakfast will be provided, and if you are a parent interested in helping, let Chris know as soon as possible. A chili cook-off/dessert auction fundraiser will begin at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6 for children’s ministry events. The cost will be $10 to enter your chili and ‘trophies’ will be awarded for best vegetarian chili – where’s the fire extinguisher?; most creative concoction; and best overall chili. Bring a dessert to donate and to be bid on. This will be silent auction style and bidding will end at 6:15 p.m. The cost will be $5 at the door, which includes a bowl and spoon to enjoy all the chili you can eat. Come be the judge and bid on a dessert! Contact Elizabeth children@finchvillebaptist.com if you will be donating a dessert or entering chili.


First Baptist Shelbyville

Pastor Steve Rice continues his series on Fruit of the Spirit: Kindnessat the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Bible study occurs between the two services. For more information, E-mail srice@shelbyvillebaptist.com. Kris White leads the Beyond Compare, from 5-6:30 p.m. through Nov. 13. For more information, E-mail kristen.white@insightbb.com. NEXT LEVEL resumes 5 p.m. Wednesday. Spaghetti & meatballs will be served and the cost will be $5 for adults, free for children and students. Music and Missions follow. Young at Heart (YAH) journeys to Liberty to the Galilean Home on Thursday, departing by bus at 10 a.m. Lunch will be provided by the Galilean Home. The ministry group will take paper products and hygiene products for the residents. Donations will be accepted. YAH will return about 4 p.m. For more information, contact Daisy Baxter 633-4836. Upward Basketball and Cheerleading dates have been rescheduled. Contact lellis@shelbyvillebaptist.com for more information. The Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra have begun practicing for the scheduled Christmas cantata, entitled "Searching for the King." Practices are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, E-mail gwright@shelbyvillebaptist.com. A chili bowl will be 4 p.m. Oct. 30 at BJ and Michele Andriot's home. Fall Festival is 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Love and Respect conference is Friday evening, Nov. 4, and Saturday morning, Nov. 5. For more information or for registration, contact amcdonald@shelbyvillebaptist.com or register at wwwLOVEandRESPECT.com. The cost is $15 per person through Oct. 24, and to $20 per person after. MOPS (Mothers of Preschool Children) will change the meeting date to the first Wednesday, 6-7:d p.m. in November.


First Christian

FCC will have Trunk or Treat 5-8 p.m. next Friday for all children (ages 12 and under). The event will move indoors in the event of rain. Two classes of Bethel Old Testament Bible Study meet each week – 4 p.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Mondays. Contact Thelma McGuire or the church office for more information or to sign up for the class. The youth groups will not meet Sunday because of Fall Break. Youth groups will resume Oct. 30. All youth in grades 6-12 are invited to attend. Dessert with the Elders is 4-6 p.m. Sunday. RSVP 633-3345. The CWF will not host their annual fall luncheon this year. They will offer pecans, brooms, cutlery and dish rags for sale before and after the worship service Nov. 13 and Dec. 4. They will also take orders for their homemade Benedictine, pimento cheese and baked goods. Call the church office to place your order. Kroger gift cards may be purchased from the church. Each time a card is purchased or reloaded, the church earns 4 percent. Contact Henrietta Hardin or the church office for more information. The weekly sermons may be read online at www.davidcharlton.blogspot.com. The prayer chapel is open during normal office hours, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, for anyone seeking a quiet place to pray. The early service begins at 9 a.m. in the chapel and the 11 a.m. service is in the sanctuary. Rev. Dave Charlton leads both worship services. 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

Good Grief will gather for lunch immediately following Sunday's worship. Check with Barbara Troyer or Norma Beasey to see where the group will gather. Girl Scouts meet 6 p.m. Monday. Cub Scouts meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Adult choir rehearsal is 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Women's Bible Study 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Boy Scouts meet 7 p.m. Thursday. There will be a fall fling for kids at the farm of Carlen and Jenny Pippin 6-8 p.m. next Friday. A hay-less hayride, s'mores and pumpkins will be part of the fun. Contact Lynn Whittaker, 321-7116 to RSVP and for more information. The church will sponsor the Alternative Gift Market on Nov. 13. This is an opportunity to shop for meaningful gifts that make a difference around the world by making donations in someone's honor (or memory) to charities such as: Habitat for Humanity, Heifer Project International, the Shelby County Humane Society and Operation Care. Mark your calendar and start making your Christmas shopping list.


Greater Tabernacle Baptist

GTBC meets every Sunday at the Kentucky Utilities auditorium, 1100 Main St. in Shelbyville. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., and worship service is 11:30 a.m. Rev. Leslie J. Harris is the pastor.


Hempridge Baptist

The Fifth Sunday night services for the area churches will meet 6:30 p.m. The Garry Palston Family will be in concert.


Highland Baptist

Children’s hayride is 5-8 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Rothenburger Farm. Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer is Nov. 7. The deadline for bringing in boxes for Operation Shoe Box is Nov. 13.


Holy Cross Lutheran

Holy Cross Lutheran church will host Trunk-or-Treat 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 31. There will be a bounce house, free food, crafts, and of course treats. The church is located at 181 Old Seven Mile Pike (corner of Hwy. 53 South). Call 647-3696 for more information. The church is located at the corner of Old Seven Mile Pike and KY 53 South.


Lighthouse Baptist

The church is located across from the Masonic Home, 696 Frankfort Road. Visit lighthousechurch@insightbb.com.


Living Waters

The H2O Student Ministry will have a fundraiser breakfast at 9 a.m. on Oct. 30 in the Fellowship Hall. Proceeds will help toward expenses of the upcoming youth conference, Fervent Life, in December. The H2O ministry bracelets are on sale for $3 with proceeds going to the youth outreach fund. Small gifts for children are now being collected for the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child Project. See the list at the sanctuary information counter for suggested items. The children of the church will have a packing and pizza party 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 18. A new Sunday men’s class will begin 9:30-10:15 a.m. on Nov. 6 and run through Dec. 8 in the Fireside Room in the Annex. For further details, call 502-633-0734 or visit www.living-waters.org or www.deliverancefromanotherplace.org.


Mount Pleasant Baptist

A fellowship potluck dinner will follow the morning worship Sunday. The fall festival will be 6-9 p.m. Oct. 29. Activities include games, guessing contest, apple bob, pin the tail on a "Guess Who?" mystery person, cupcake walk, name-that-tune contest, Hula Hoop tournament and prizes for all. A budget and finance committee meeting is at 5 p.m. and choir practice at 7 p.m. on Oct. 30.


New Covenant

The church will be having a pre-anniversary service and fall festival 9 a.m. Sunday. Rev. John Spurley of Clay Street Baptist Church will be the speaker. The second annual fall festival will include food, fun and games. It will be casual dress and the community is invited. The church is located at 630 Mack Walters Road.


New Greater First Baptist

The church is currently located in Corpus Christi Academy (7010 U.S. 60) in Simpsonville.


New Hope

The October-fest is noon Oct. 29. Special music praise and worship service is 6 p.m. Oct. 30.


New Mount Zion

A fall revival will be 7 p.m. nightly, Nov. 7-9, at 704 Washington Street. F. Bruce Williams of Bates Memorial Baptist church will be the guest.


Open Door Christian Center

The church is located at 2345 Taylorsville Road in Bloomfield. Call 502-252-9154 for more information.


Pigeon Fork Baptist

A Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 29 at the church. Sunday school is at 10 a.m., morning worship is 11 a.m. Other ministries offered are Women's Bible Study on Thursday nights. Woman's Missionary Union meets the third Tuesday of every month. Call the church and leave a message for further information (829-5858).


Salem Baptist

Salem will continue celebrating their 200th anniversary on Sunday with Homecoming Day. Rev. Wendell Romans will be the guest speaker. He was Salem's pastor in 1959-1963. A potluck lunch will follow.


Seventh-day Adventist

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is hosting a satellite downlink seminar called Prophecies Decoded during the month of October. The program runs nightly at 7:30 p.m. except on Sunday and Thursday. In addition Saturday and Oct. 29 the seminar will be broadcast in the mornings at 10:30 a.m. The seminar is free and open to the public. The church is at 4401 Frankfort Road.


Shelby Congregational Methodist

The church is located at 109 Martin Luther King Blvd.


Shelbyville Wesleyan

The church will celebrate its 60th anniversary and 10th year of ministry for Pastor Randy Bishop beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday. October birthdays will be celebrated also. Everyone is invited to worship and share in the carry-in dinner immediately following the service. The church is located at 2713 Mount Eden Road. Call 502-321-6268 for more information.


Simpsonville Baptist

Colonial Hall fall festival is 2 p.m. Oct. 29. Slime Time fall festival is 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 for children through fifth grade. New Women’s Discipleship Class, Five Conversations You Must Have With Your Sonbegins 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6. AWANA meets 6:15 p.m. every Wednesday. Community Prayer Meeting is 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com for worship times and more information.


Simpsonville Christian

The church ladies annual bazaar and luncheon will be Oct. 29, beginning at 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event will feature a bake sale, silent auction, raffle, Christmas table and more. Lunch will be available, and carryout meals are welcomed. Middle schoolers and those in high school continue to meet for discussion immediately following worship at 12:15 p.m. This discussion and video presentation is led by Melissa Bozell. The music departments present a Service in Song at 4 p.m. on Oct. 30. Local and regional artists will sing for all who attend.


Simpsonville United Methodist

Youth fall costume party will be noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Methodist men's pancake breakfast is Oct. 29. Dulcimers practice 1 p.m. the first Monday of each month, and new members are welcome. The church will be open to anyone who wants to come in and practice. 


St. James Episcopal

Holy Communion service is 10 a.m. each Sunday and 12:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Childcare is provided on Sundays. Those who wish to be a part of the Confirmation Class should contact Father Whelan as soon as possible. Aluminum cans are still being collected for recycling. Proceeds go toward expenses for the Victory Baptist Church Feeding Program. A new church directory is being prepared. Any changes in address, phone number, E-mail should be sent to Jane Nelson. Contributions to the Backpack Program should go to Mo Wakefield or Lynn Covington. Names of those to be remembered on All Saints Day, Nov. 1, should be given to Father Whelan as soon as possible.


Waddy Baptist

Sunday school is at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m., and Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.