Church briefs for Sept. 13, 2019

Published 9:21 am Friday, September 13, 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.

Events at Grace Bible

— Divorced? Separated? Grace Bible Church, 250 N. Main St., will host a DivorceCare workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 17. For more information, call 737-4722.

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— The youth group of Grace Bible Church will host a parents’ night out from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18. Cost is $10 per child ages 2 to 12. There will be games, a movie, popcorn and other activities. Proceeds from the event will support the group’s trip to Strength to Stand youth conference in January.

Revival at El-Bethel UMC

El-Bethel United Methodist Church will host revival at 7 p.m. nightly Sept. 12-14 with guest pastor Jesse Kline on Thursday and guest pastor Janice Claypoole on Friday. There will be special music from Calvary Heirs Quartet on Saturday. Homecoming service will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, with guest pastor Harold Shimfessel and a potluck to follow.

Revival, homecoming  at Calvary Baptist

Calvary Baptist Church, 204 French Ave., will host a revival and homecoming from 7 to 8 p.m. nightly Sept. 18-22. Guest speakers will be Pat Finney on Sept. 19, Tony Stang on Sept. 20, Lee Watts on Sept. 21 and James McIntosh on Sept. 22.

Broadway Missionary  Baptist anniversary

Broadway Missionary Baptist Church, 121 W. Broadway St., will celebrate its 130th church anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. The Rev. Michael Zachary of Centerville Missionary Baptist Church will be the guest speaker at the 3:30 p.m. service.

Services at First Christian

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), located at 24 E. Hickman St., will welcome the Ladies Ensemble — Beth Akers, first soprano; Sherry Babineaux, second soprano; Linda Koppelman, alto; and Sarah Glenn, pianist — Sunday as special musicians during worship. The ensemble will lead the congregation during the responsive Psalter: Psalm 51 and will also perform the anthem, “The Psalm,” by Andy Beck.  The Rev. Dr. Jerry Johns will continue a four-part sermon series Sunday, with the sermon being Eradicate Poverty of the Soul. Other sermons will be Eradicate Poverty of the Mind on Sept. 22 and Eradicate Poverty of Deeds on Sept. 29. The morning schedule will include packing backpacks for Baker Intermediate and Shearer Elementary schools at 8:30 a.m., youth missions breakfast fundraiser at 9 a.m., Acolyte training at 9:30 a.m., Bible study for all ages at 9:30 a.m.; traditional worship at 10:45 a.m. with children and youth groups at 4:30 p.m. Holy communion is offered, and all are welcome to partake. Nursery care is available for children from infant to 5 years beginning at 9:15 a.m.

Financial Peace classes at First CoG

Financial Peace University classes will begin Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Winchester First Church of God, 2500 Colby Road. This nine-lesson course uses biblical wisdom and common sense to help you tackle budgeting, pay off debt and make your money work for you. Classes meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 13. For more information, call 859-744-2387.

Services at Salem Church

Have you ever lost something really important to you? How hard did you look for it? As you consider that, realize that Jesus searches even harder for the souls that are lost to Him. Hear more about it this Sunday at Salem Church at Pine Grove, 312 Combs Ferry Road, the “Small Country Church with a Big Heart for Jesus” where worship begins at 11 a.m.

Services at Forest Grove

Worship services at Forest Grove Christian Church, 4733 Old Boonesboro Road, are at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Sunday School is at 9:15 a.m. Sunday evening Bible study is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible study and youth groups meet at 6 p.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast on local cable channel 378 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 p.m. and Fridays at 8 p.m.

Services at Liberty Bible COG

Services at Liberty Bible Church God, 6615 Veterans Memorial Highway, are as follows: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday morning services, 10:30 a.m., with children’s church and nursery provided; Sunday evening services, 6 p.m.; Wednesday night Bible study at 6 p.m. The Rev. Lonnie Storms is senior pastor. Jerry Owen is associate pastor.

Services at Central Baptist

Services at Central Baptist Church, 101 W. Lexington Ave., are at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Life groups meet at 9:30 a.m. Prayer services are at 5 p.m. Sundays. Wednesday activities begin at 6 p.m. For more information, visit

Services, thrift store at Trinity UMC

— Trinity United Methodist Church, 307 N. Main St., has Sunday services at 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.

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

Shepherds Church services

Shepherds Church Independent Full Gospel, 1107 Pioneer Drive, has Sunday services at 10:45 a.m. All are welcome.

Food pantry at First Baptist

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 First Presbyterian

Services at First Presbyterian Church, 130 Windridge Drive, begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Children, youth and adult classes begin at 9:30 a.m. Worship will be lively and traditional. Come dressed casual or formal, but more importantly, come expecting to be moved by the Spirit. All are welcome. The Rev. Ryan Bradney is pastor. Contact the church office at 744-3722 for more information.

Missionary workshop at Corinthian Missionary Baptist

Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, 37 Fifth St., will host a Missionary Workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, with Sister Angela Campbell, president of the General Association Baptist Women’s Missionary, conducting. Lunch  will be provided. The church will observe Missionary Day on Sunday, Sept. 22, with services beginning at 11:30 a.m. Dinner will be served following morning worship. The public is invited to both events. The Rev. Ronald L. Burns is host pastor.