Church briefs for March 15, 2019

Published 9:50 am Friday, March 15, 2019

Editor’s note: To submit a church brief, email, call 859-759-0049 or deliver it to 20 Wall St. Briefs must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday to guarantee publication Friday.

ROAR training at COLG

The ROAR Vacation Bible School training and networking event called VBS FunShop is being hosted at the Church of the Living God, 114 Franklin Avenue in Winchester. The session will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Registration is $20 per person in advance or $40 each at the door or after the pre-registration date of March 11. Registration at

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Area churches planning to present Group Publishing’s Roar VBS this summer will receive hands-on training from a Group VBS expert to maximize the impact of their VBS program. In addition to tons of fun and helpful information, participants can network and share ideas. For more information and to register, call COLG 859-745-1865 or email

Spring revival at Greater St. James CME

Greater St. James CME Church, 410 W. Washington St., will host a spring revival at 6:30 p.m. nightly March 20-22. The Rev. Marvin King of First Baptist Church on North Highland Street will be the speaker.

Lenten recital series at First UMC

First United Methodist Church, 204 S. Main St., invites the community to pause each Tuesday during the lenten season for 30 minutes of reflective seasonal music. Meetings will be at 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays, March 19, March 26, April 2, April 9 and April 16. The sessions are hosted by Anne Willis will guest recitalists from the area. For more information, call 744-5410.

Lamb and Lion Ministries Prophecy Conference

Grace Bible Church will play host to the Lion and Lamb Ministries Regional Prophecy Conference Friday, April 26, through Sunday, April 28. The Friday session will be from  5:30 to 9 p.m. and will include exhibits, a concert by Southern Raised and a keynote address. Saturday’s sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with exhibits, presentations from Billy Crone on The Destiny of Israel, Dave Reagan on the The Destiny of the Nations, Tim Moore about The Destiny of America, Nathan Jones about The Destiny of Islam and Dave Reagan about The Destiny of the Church. Sunday’s session will include a question and answer event with Dave Reagan at 9:15 a.m. followed by a 10:30 a.m. morning worship service. The church is located at 250 N. Main St. The conference is free. Register at or call 972-736-3567.

“Going Beyond” with Priscilla Shirer at First Baptist

First Baptist Church, 37 N. Highland St., will host a simulcast of Priscilla Shirer’s “Going Beyond,” from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Doors will open at 9 a.m. Early bird registration by March 17 is $7, or $10 after. Registration includes a continental breakfast, lunch and a souvenir program book. Worship will be offered by Anthony Evans. For more information, call 744-6624.

Events at Trinity UMC

— Trinity United Methodist Church, 307 N. Main St., has Sunday services at 10:30 a.m.

— Trinity United Methodist Church Thrift Store is open every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Food pantry at First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church, 37 N. Highland St., operates a food pantry in partnership with God’s Pantry from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday at the church. The pantry is open to those in need and for donations from the community. For more information, call the church at 744-6624.

Services at Salem Church at Pine Grove

This Sunday, the congregation of Sxalem Church at Pine Grove, 312 Combs Ferry Road, continues its Lenten journey through the Apostles’ Creed as Pastor Don Stanley leads a consideration of the phrase, “I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord” concentrating on what it means to call Jesus “Lord.” Worship at the “Small Country Church with a Big Heart for Jesus” begins at 11 a.m.

Services at First Presbyterian Church

— Services at First Presbyterian Church, 130 Windridge Drive, will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Worship will be lively and traditional. Come dressed casual or formal, but more importantly, come expecting to be moved by the Spirit. Sunday school classes for children, youth and adults begin at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Junior high and high school youth groups meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sundays. All are welcome. The Rev. Ryan Bradney is pastor. Contact the church office at 744-3722 for more information.

— The church will soon begin a weekly grief support groups for anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one. The ministry will be a time for listening, support and prayer. All are welcome. Anyone interested in the group is asked to call Pastor Ryan Bradney at 744-3722 to talk about the best time to schedule meetings.

Services at Liberty Bible Church of God

Services at Liberty Bible Church God are as follows: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday church services, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday evening Bible study, 6 p.m.; and youth group, 6 to 7 p.m. Sundays. Interim pastor is Jerry Owen.