Church briefs for Oct. 4, 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.

Parents Night Out at Grace Bible Church

The youth group of Grace Bible Church will host a parents’ night out from 6 to 8:30 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.

Services at First Christian

The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will observe World Communion Day Sunday during worship. There will be a piano duet by Nelda Codell and Nancy Dunn. There will also be an all-church hayride at 4:30 p.m. with a potluck supper. The morning schedule will include 9:15 a.m. nursery care for children from infant to 5 years, 9:30 a.m. Bible study for all ages, 10:45 a.m. traditional worship service. Holy communion is offered, and all are welcome to the Lord’s table. Call the church at 744-3181 for more information.

Fall festival at Calvary Baptist

Calvary Baptist Church, 204 French Ave., will host a fall harvest festival from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. There will be games, face painting, a petting zoo, chili cook-off, apple cider, food, gospel singing and more.

Services at Salem Church

This week, the congregation of Salem Church at Pine Grove, 312 Combs Ferry Road, celebrates World Communion Sunday by considering what it means to believe that “There is one God, and one Mediator between God and man: Christ Jesus” (I Timothy 2:5). Worship at the “Small Country Church with a Big Heart for Jesus” begins at 11 a.m. A covered dish dinner will follow the service.

Services at Forest Grove Christian

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 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 First Presbyterian

Services at First Presbyterian Church, 130 Windridge Drive, will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Children, youth and adult classes begin at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Re:creation time begins at 11 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.