Faith Notes


■ The Singles' Ministry at First Baptist Church Bracktown, 3016 Bracktown Rd. in Lexington, will hold its second annual Singles' Conference from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m., with the program starting at 9 a.m. The keynote speaker is the Rev. LaRoy Brooks of First Gethsemane Baptist Church in Louisville. Registration is $10. Call (859) 231-7042 or contact Kae Cooper at (859) 492-3904 or

■ The Kentucky United Methodist Children's Home, 2050 Lexington Rd., Versailles, will hold its Annual Day Celebration, auction and barbecue luncheon at 10:30 a.m.. Visit Call (859) 873-4481.

■ Southland Christian Church, 5001 Harrodsburg Rd., Lexington, will begin a message series called "One Month to Live" this weekend. Service times are 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 6:08 p.m. Sundays.

■ Arlington Christian Church, 1206 N. Limestone, Lexington, will hold a fall festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The event will feature food, crafts and free car inspections. Call (859) 252-4393.

■ Trinity Hill United Methodist Church, 3600 Tates Creek Rd., will offer a Chicken and Fixin's Dinner from noon to 3 p.m. Dinner includes grilled chicken, slaw, baked beans, and roll for $6 a meal, or three meals for $15. Meals are available to go or served in the Fellowship Hall. Proceeds support missions activities. Call (859) 229-0750.

■ Greater Saint James CME Church, 410 W. Washington St., Winchester, will hold a fish fry at noon. Call (859) 744-7533.


■ Victory Apostolic Church, 1474 Anniston Dr., No. 6B, Lexington, will begin celebrating the second annual pastoral and church anniversary at 5:30 p.m. Elder James McDonald of Emmanuel Apostolic Church will be the guest preacher at 5:30 p.m. The next services will be: 6 p.m. on Sept. 21 with Elder Lonnie Hardin Sr. of new Life Community Church; 6 p.m. Sept. 28 with Elder Sanford Pinkston Sr. of Grace Apostolic Church.

■ Broadway Christian Church will host Marshall Leggett, a minister at the church from 1966 to 1981, at 10:30 a.m. Leggett was president of Milligan College until his retirement in 1998 and now resides in Aledo, Texas. A congregation photo will be taken after the service.

■ Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 533 E. Main St., Lexington, will switch to its fall schedule, with Holy Communion at 7:45 a.m.; family worship and Holy Communion at 9 a.m. and worship and Holy Communion at 11:15 a.m. Christian Formation for all ages will be at 10:15 a.m.

■ Park United Methodist Church, 645 E. High St., Lexington, will hold church at Woodland Park at 11 a.m. A cookout will follow the service. In case of rain, the event will be held at the church.

■ Temple Adath Israel, 124 N. Ashland Ave., will hold an open house at 10 a.m. to introduce a new program, "Parenting a Jewish Child." Call (859) 269-2979.

■ Liberty Worship Center, 975 Haggard Ct., Lexington, will hold revival services at 7 p.m. Call (859) 293-5500.

■ Great Crossing Missionary Baptist Church, 135 Lloyd Rd., Georgetown, will celebrate its 121st anniversary and homecoming. At 3 p.m. The guest preacher will be the Rev. James W. Custard of First Baptist Church-Nepton in Maysville.


■ The Women's Guild of Christ the King will present "Thoughts on My History and Your Future" by the Rev. Larry Hehman at 7 p.m. in the Parish Life Center. Hehman will share his views on the future of women in the Catholic Church. Child care is available with three-day advance notice. Call (859) 338-1065.


■ Temple of Prayer Church, 549 Parkside Dr., Lexington, will hold the third annual Women's Summit 2008, "The Power of Prayer," through Sept. 20. The keynote speaker at 7:30 p.m. will be Pastor C. Charles Johnson Jr. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, the speaker will be evangelist Rometha Stallworth. On Sept. 20, registration ($35.00) will begin at 8:30 a.m. followed by breakfast, workshops, a "Taste of Italy" for lunch and a speech by evangelist Evelyn A. Johnson at 1 p.m. Visit


■ Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church, 540 W. Maxwell St., Lexington, will kick off its Young Adult Inspirational Services at 7:30 p.m. with the Midwest Regional Young Adults meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 and Sept. 23. Call (859) 254-7387.

Coming up

■ Tibetan Buddhist Community of Lexington will start a series of teachings based on Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 20. The series will run through the end of 2008, except for the last Saturday of each month, when visiting teacher Geshe Kalsang Samdup visits. TBCL meets at 1800 Gayle Dr. in Lexington. Chairs are available, or guests may bring a meditation cushion. No previous knowledge of Buddhism is necessary. Teachings are free. Donations to TBCL are welcome. Visit, e-mail or call Richard Farkas at (859) 396-3505.

■ Russell Cave Baptist Church, 3179 Russell Cave Rd., will hold a fall festival from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20. The event will include a yard sale, bake sale and concessions. Call (859) 576-3640.

■ Beaumont Presbyterian Church, 1070 Lane Allen Rd., Lexington, will begin its 50th anniversary celebration on Sept. 21. Worship will begin at 10 a.m. at James Lane Allen Elementary School, 1901 Appomattox Rd., with recognition of all charter members. This worship service will be followed by a procession to the church, where the 11 a.m. service will include components of the first service of the proposed congregation 50 years ago. After the service, there will be a picnic potluck lunch with the main dish provided by the church. Presbyterian Grass, Beaumont's bluegrass group, will provide afternoon entertainment. Call (859) 278-5062.

■ East Second Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 146 Constitution St., Lexington, will observe the ninth anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Donald K. Gillett II, on Sept. 21 at its 11 a.m. service. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Eugene James Jr. of the Northwestern Christian Church Disciples of Christ. Call (859) 254-0675.

■ Eastland Church of God, 2598 Liberty Rd., Lexington, will host Build Your Vision, a national conference for training church and school ministry leaders in diverse areas from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 23. Main sessions and breakout sessions will be led by national leaders Stan Toler, Pastor Terry Bates, and Daniel Cook. Registration is available or by calling (859) 268-3350

■ Campbellsville University will host several guest speakers at the 2008 Pastors and Church Leaders Conference on Sept. 25-26. Times are 2 and 7 p.m. Sept. 25 and 10 a.m. Sept. 26. Registration is available at, or by calling (270) 789-5520.

■ Bass singer Terry G. Hall will be in concert for the noon potluck luncheon Sept. 26 at South Elkhorn Christian Church, 4343 Harrodsburg Rd., Lexington. Vist or Call (859) 873-3420 or (859) 223-1433 for reservations. Bring a dish to share.

■ Palomar Baptist Church, 2190 Fort Harrods Dr., Lexington, will hold a revival at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 and 7 p.m. on Sept. 22 and 23.

■ Michael Bell, the first black president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, will lead "Accent on Christian Faith 2008'' activities at Berea College Sept 23-25. On Sept. 25, he will speak on "Bridges Across Cultural and Ethnic Differences" at 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel. He also is scheduled to lead noon worship services daily in Danforth Chapel on Berea's campus. Bell is senior pastor of the Greater St. Stephen First Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Call (859) 985-3606.

■ Presbyterian Church (USA) member Jodi McGill will speak at Second Presbyterian Church, 460 E. Main St. at 10 a.m. Sept. 27. McGill will speak on her missionary involvement with health care in Malawi. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 28, she will host Moment for Mission and a forum class.

■ Woodford Community Christian Church, 320 Hope Ln., Versailles, will show "The Truth Project," a new initiative of Focus on the Family, in a live simulcast from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Tickets can be purchased at or at the door. Call (859) 873-0288.

■ The Greater Mountain Crusade will be held at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville on Sept. 28-30. Jerry Pipes will be the speaker, and Mickey Henderson will be the worship leader with an estimated 200-member community choir. Special music for Sept. 28 will be provided by Larnelle Harris, the newest member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Ricky Skaggs will be featured on Sept. 29. Sept. 30 will be Youth Night, which will begin with a student pizza blast at 6:15 p.m. in the Pikeville City Park and will feature former NFL players Keith Davis and Shawn Harper. Music will begin each night at 6:30 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. Visit for more information.

■ First Uttingertown Baptist Church, 2911 Royster Rd., Lexington, will hold its pastoral anniversary service for the Rev. Joseph McDowell at 10:45 a.m. Sept. 28. The guest speaker will be Benjamin Stanley Baker, pastor of New Light Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit and former pastor of Main Street Baptist Church of Lexington. Call (859) 294-6757.

■ The Southland Christian Church Women's Ministry will host a two-day retreat for women of all ages Oct. 3-4 at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington. There will be two sessions: 7-10 p.m., Oct. 3 (check-in begins at 6 p.m.) and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 4. Registration is $60 through Sept. 23. The cost includes a copy of the book Brave, refreshments Friday evening and lunch on Saturday. Register at www.Southland,

■ Several Church of the Nazarene congregations will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the organization at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 5 at Lexington Calvary Church of the Nazarene, 1142 Caywood Dr., Lexington. Sunday School services will be at 9:30 a.m., and a fellowship meal will follow the 10:30 a.m. service. Visit for more information. Call the Rev. Matthew Cole at (859) 255-0910.

■ The Cathedral of Christ the King, 299 Colony Blvd., will host "What Is a Gospel" with author and teacher Margaret Ralph from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Meeting Room at Hehman Hall. Cost is free but pre-registration is recommended. Call (859) 278-9676. This is the first of four lectures on Christ in the Gospels to be given each Tuesday evening in October.

■ The Southland Christian Church's annual Jesus Prom — a formal event for adults with physical and/or mental disabilities — will be 6:30-10 p.m., Nov. 14. This year's theme is "Crystal Clear." Contact Kara at (859) 224-1664 or The church is at 5001 Harrodsburg Rd.

■ Lexington Theological Seminary, 631 S. Limestone, will hold the second session of its Fall 2008 Lay School of Theology from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 11, 18 and 25. The topic will be "Conflict and Congregations: Creative Responses." Registration deadline is Sept. 25. Cost is $40. Call (859) 280-1233 or register at