Faith Notes


■ St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, 215 Douglas Ave., Versailles, will celebrate its 160th anniversary at 5 p.m. The service will features community choirs. The celebration will continue at 11 a.m. Sunday. A dinner will be served after the Sunday service.

■ Greater St. James Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 410 W. Washington St., Winchester, will hold a fish fry from noon to 3 p.m. Call (859) 744-7533

■ The Islamic Society of Central Kentucky will host a community dinner at 6 p.m. at Tates Creek Ballroom, 1400 Gainesway Dr., Lexington. Tickets are $15. Seating will be limited. There will be no child care available; only children age 10 and older may attend. The speaker will be Brother Abdullah Idris Ali.

■ A gospel musical, Be Careful of the Stones You Throw, written by native Lexingtonian Charlette Thompson, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts. Admission is $7. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Open Door Ministries, led by Thompson and her husband, both ordained ministers. Call (859) 257-4929 or visit or

■ Porter Memorial Baptist Church, 4300 Nicholasville Rd., Lexington, will hold a Men's Ministry Pancake Breakfast at 8 a.m. The suggested donation for the meal is $2. Call (859) 272-3441.


■ Trinity Baptist Church, 1675 Strader Dr., Lexington, will host The Friendship International Ladies Choir, made up of 40 Lexington women from 15 nations. A meal will be served after the service. Call Nancy Stacy at (859) 254-6795.

■ First Corinthian Baptist Church in Frankfort will celebrate the 32nd anniversary of Pastor Louis A. Newby at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ronald Burns, associate minister at Historic Pleasant Green Baptist Church, Lexington.

■ Jimtown Baptist Church will celebrate the fifth anniversary of Pastor Wendell Lewis at 11 a.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Clifford Campbell of Peytontown Baptist Church. Call (859) 253-5900.

■ Greater Liberty Baptist Church, 330 Chestnut St., Lexington, will celebrate its 126th anniversary with the theme ”Going from Good to Great in 2008, Past, Present and Future“ beginning at 5 p.m. with a Deacon Night Song Festival featuring the Jimtown Male Chorus, Chariots of Fire, the First Baptist Danville Male Chorus and other groups. The celebration will continue with a revival Tuesday through Thursday with guest speaker, the Rev. D. L. Johnson of Mount Hermon Baptist Church in East Chicago, Ind. The celebration will conclude March 16 with services at 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. with Bishop Jerome Norwood and St. John's Baptist Church of Lexington as the guests. Call (859) 252-2495.

■ North Lexington Church of Christ, 2280 Hume Rd., will present a series of lessons through Thursday titled ”Seven Things That Destroy the Family.“ Topics include sexual impurity, marital infidelity, gambling, lack of church involvement and evolution. The speaker will be Glenn Colley of Huntsville, Ala. Services will be at 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Call (859) 299-9511 or visit


■ Tates Creek Presbyterian Church, 3900 Rapid Run Dr., Lexington, will host the student choir from Cono Christian School in Walker, Iowa, at 7 p.m. Call (859) 272-4399.


■ Greater Saint James Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 410 W. Washington St., Winchester, will hold a spring revival at 7 p.m. through Friday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. B. Emanuel Luther, pastor of Brown Memorial CME Church in Louisville.


■ Southland Christian Church, 5001 Harrodsburg Rd., Lexington, will launch a support group for teens dealing with addictions. The spring session of ”Life Hurts, God Heals,“ an eight-week recovery program, will meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through June 19. Call (859) 977-2748 or contact

■ Little Elks Preschool/South Elkhorn Christian Church, 4343 Harrodsburg Rd., will have a Kid's Consignment Sale. Moonlight Madness will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 14 and 8 a.m. to noon March 15 and will include clothing items for newborns to Teen 16, toys, books, furniture and car seats. Visit


■ Rob Poindexter/Park Praise Ministries will hold Celebration of the Lamb, an Easter worship service/concert, at 7:30 p.m. at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, 369 W. Vine St., Lexington. Call Chris Henderson at (859) 309-1699.

■ Temple Adath Israel, 124 N. Ashland Ave., will hold a special Shabbat program for Jews who are not affiliated with a congregation. The program includes a Shabbat dinner with contemporary music at 6 p.m., followed by worship with traditional music at 7:30 p.m. Call (859) 269-2979 or e-mail for reservations.

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■ St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2351 Alumni Dr., ­Lexington, will hold an Easter Egg-Stravaganza at 2 p.m. on March 15 at the Gainesway Community Center off Centre Parkway. The event will include face painting, refreshments, a moon bounce, pictures with the Easter Bunny and a candy walk. Call (859) 269-4687.

■ Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church, 180 E. Maxwell St., Lexington, is seeking vocalists, instrumentalists and ensembles of all types (classical, bluegrass, jazz etc.) to perform in its Third Annual Bach Marathon, held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 15. Applicants should be able to perform five to 15 minutes of music by Johann Sebastian Bach. To apply, call music director Clif Cason, (859) 255-1074. Registration forms are required and can be found at

■ Midway Presbyterian Church, 103 North Turner Street, Midway, will host an Easter egg hunt at 1:30 p.m. March 16 after its Palm Sunday/Confirmation Sunday potluck. Call (859) 846-4751.

■ Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 3220 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, will hold a liturgy of Healing and Wholeness and Blessing of Singularity for those ending a relationship at 5 p.m. March 16. The celebrant and preacher will be the Rev. Jan Dunnavant, chaplain to the National Solo Flight Conferences for Single Adults. The service will be followed by a reception. Call (859) 252-6527 or e-mail ­

■ Ashland Avenue Baptist Church, 483 W. Reynolds Rd., Lexington, will host the group Selah at 6 p.m. March 16. Tickets are $15. Call (859) 266-4341.

■ First Baptist Church Bracktown, 3016 Bracktown Road, ­Lexington, will host a performance by the Spelman College Glee Club of Atlanta at 6:30 p.m. on March 16. The program is sponsored by St. Peter Claver Catholic Church. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for youths. Contact Christina Weathers at (859) 254-0030 or the Rev. Norman Fischer at (859) 583-1044.

■ Trinity Baptist Church, 1675 Strader Dr., Lexington, will hold an Easter egg hunt at 6:25 p.m. March 19.

■ The Women's Guild of Christ the King will meet at 7 p.m. March 19 in the Parish Life Center at the church, 299 Colony Blvd., Lexington. Karen Angelucci, a master gardener with the Fayette County Extension Service, will present ”March Into Spring.“ She is the author of Secrets of a Kentucky Gardener. Refreshments will be served. Child care available on request. Call (859) 338-1065.

■ The Greek Orthodox Ladies Society will hold its annual Easter bake sale featuring spanakopita (spinach pie), baklava and holiday bread from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 20-21 at 920 Tates Creek Rd. Call (859) 245-4057 or (859) 223-6267.

Cancelled. Journey Baptist Fellowship will hold an Easter egg hunt for elementary school students at 10 a.m. March 22 at Jacobson Park (shelter 2). Call 266-2601 to register.

■ Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church will hold an Easter egg hunt for all children fifth grade and younger at 10:30 a.m.

■ Gardenside Christian Church, 940 Holly Springs Dr., Lexington, will hold an Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 22. Activities will include crafts, games, devotion and lunch. Call Janie Truesdell at (859) 278-3484.

■ Porter Memorial Baptist Church, 4300 Nicholasville Rd., Lexington, will hold an Easter Extravaganza at 11 a.m. March 22 for children in age 2 through fifth grade. The event will include an egg hunt and Christian clowns.

■ The Millville Community Center, McCracken Pike, Millville, will host a an Easter egg hunt for children up to age 12 at 1 p.m. March 22. The event will be held rain or shine. Call (859) 873-2222.

■ Crosswoods Baptist Church, 4991 Harrodsburg Road, Nicholasville, will hold an egg hunt for children and adults at 11 a.m. March 22. The event will include egg dyeing and a Bible story.

■ Safe Harbor Baptist Fellowship, 131 N. Broadway, Georgetown, will present an Easter cantata, ”Then Came the Morning,“ at 10:45 a.m. March 23. Call (502) 570-5851 or (502) 370-7909.

■ First Baptist Bracktown, 3016 Bracktown Rd., Lexington, will host the National Council of Negro Women's annual leadership summit from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29. Registration is $30 and includes continental breakfast and lunch. E-mail

■ Carl Hurley will be in concert at Madison Central High School, Richmond at 7 p.m. April 11.The cost is $25 for reserved seats and $20 for general admission. The concert will benefit the First United Methodist Church Multi- Ministry Center Building Fund. Call (859) 623-3580.

■ Centenary United Methodist Church, 2800 Tates Creek Rd., Lexington, will host the Lay Pastors Ministry International Conference April 25-26. Visit

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