Faith notes


■ The Leadership of the Christian Community and Concerned Citizens will have a March for Transformation at 1:30 p.m. in Harrodsburg. People from Mercer County and surrounding communities concerned about drug abuse will march through Harrodsburg, ending at the courthouse lawn. Call Pete Presley at (859) 621-5555; Central Kentucky Christian School at (859) 734-9347; or Pam Sims at (859) 583-5045.

■ The Tibetan Buddhist Community of Lexington will hold a teaching titled Samsara and Nirvana from 10-11:30 a.m. at 903 Manchester Street, Lexington. The teaching will be followed by discussion. Suggested readings are ­supplied in advance on request. Teachings are free, and donations are ­welcome. Visit, e-mail or call Richard Farkas at (859) 396-3505.


■ The Rev. Glenn Thomas Carson, president of Disciples of Christ ­Historical Society in Nashville, will discuss ­Rekindling the Gift at South Elkhorn Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 4343 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, at 10:30 a.m. This sermon is one of a series to celebrate South Elkhorn's 225th anniversary. Call (859) 223-1433 or visit

■ St. Andrew's Anglican Church in Versailles will host guest speaker the Rev. Steve Abbott, senior minister of St. Matthew's Anglican Church, West Pennant Hills, Sydney, Australia. Abbott will conclude the message series ”The Trouble With Christianity“ and will teach the adult education class between services. ­Traditional ­worship is at 8:45 a.m., and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. on Sundays at Southside Elementary School, 1300 Troy Pike. Call (859) 873-3321 or visit

■ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2255 Eastland Parkway, Lexington, will install the Rev. Matthew Vesey of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as its pastor at 4 p.m.

■ TeenSING, the youth choir of Central Christian Church, will sing at 11 a.m. Central ­Christian Church is at 219 East Short Street, Lexington. (859) 233-1551,


■ Highpoint Singles of Calvary Baptist Church, will host beginner-intermediate East Coast Swing dance classes every Tuesday in May in the lower level of the main church building, 150 East High Street. Classes are from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost is $5 per week and benefits the Highpoint mission fund. Call (859) 254-3491.


■ The Downtown Christian Unity Task Force of Lexington will hold its spring luncheon at Consolidated Baptist Church, 1625 Russell Cave Road. Registration starts at 11:15 a.m. The speaker will be Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo regarding health care. Call (859) 327-8690.

■ Cathedral of Christ the King, Lexington, will present ”Contemporary Living/Contemplative Life: The Life and Writings of Father Raymond Flanagan“ with Dean Lucas, author and educator. This discussion will explore contemplation and spirituality in a world of action. It will be at the Cathedral Center, 299 Colony Blvd. It is free, and no registration is required. Call (859) 278-9676.


■ The Consolidated District Laymen will sponsor their Annual Day at 7 p.m. at Consolidated Baptist Church, 1625 Russell Cave Road, with Marvin O. King Jr, director of ministries, Chad Higgins and In Spirit and In Truth.

Coming up

■ The Eckankar Center of Lexington will host ”What Goes Around Comes Around: The Law of Karma,“ an informal spiritual discussion, from 1-2 p.m. May 17 at 153 Patchen Drive, Suite 55B, Lexington. Call (859) 268-4888.

■ The Women of St. Paul A.M.E. Church are sponsoring a ”My Man Can Cook“ competition at noon May 17 at the church, 251 N. Upper St., Lexington. The competition is open to the community and will have four categories: chili/soup, entrees, desserts and something special (anything that doesn't fit in the other categories). Registration is $25. Tickets for tasting are $5. The deadline for registering is Wednesday. Call (859) 255-7945. Also the women will celebrate ”Women's Day“ at 11 a.m. May 25. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Maxine Thomas, the new assistant pastor of St. Paul A.M.E. Church. An afternoon program will begin at 4 p.m. featuring Ohio gospel recording artist Marlyce McCants and the Jimtown Male Chorus.

■ The Tibetan Buddhist Community of Lexington will hold a teaching titled How to Develop Bodhicitta from 10 to 11:30 a.m. May 17 at 903 Manchester Street, Lexington. The teaching will be followed by discussion. Suggested readings are ­supplied in advance on request. Teachings are free, and donations are welcome. Visit, e-mail or call Richard Farkas at (859) 396-3505.

■ Missionary Day will be at 10:15 a.m. May 18 at Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church, 540 West Maxwell Street, Lexington. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Lincoln Bingham, pastor of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, and the former moderator of the General Association of Baptists in Kentucky. A missionary workshop and luncheon will be at 10 a.m. May 17.

■ Shirley Hayden, author of Women of Nelson, a fictional depiction of a historical event in which black soldiers' families were forced out of Camp Nelson in November 1864, will speak at Lexington Friends Meeting ­(Quakers), 649 Price Avenue, from 4 to 5 p.m. May 17. The event is free; child care available. Call (859) 299-2026.

■ Union Church, 213 Prospect St,, Berea, will have the Union Church Bazaar from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 17. The event is sponsored by the Missions Board to benefit local and global mission projects.

■ Great Crossing Missionary Baptist Church, 135 Lloyd Rd., Georgetown, will celebrate Women's Day at 11 a.m. May 18. The Rev. Bob Brown of New Horizon Missionary Baptist Church, Danville will be the guest speaker.

■ Prayer, Care, Share, Lexington 2008 will be held from 7-9 p.m. May 22 at The Campbell House, 1375 S. Broadway. Call Tommy Green at (859) 489-8716, or e-mail for more details.

■ The Talley Trio will be in concert at Red House Baptist Church, 2301 Red House Road, north of Richmond, at 7 p.m. May 23. Admission is free, but offerings will be accepted.

■ St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 1750 Summerhill Drive, will hold its Country Fair May 29 and 30, from 6 to 11 p.m.; May 31 noon to 11 p.m. and June 1, 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Ride passes are $12 on May 29 and 30; $15 on May 31 and June 1.

■ Duncan Chapel United Methodist Church-Jimtown, 2289 Jimtown Lane, continues its Centennial Celebration with its May fund-raiser, ”A Giant Yard Sale With Food, Fun, and Games“ at 1 p.m. May 31. Food and soft drinks will be sold. Call (859) 263-8819.