Church News in Brief


McAliley’s concert

Saturday at Bridgeport

A one-man concert featuring Keith McAliley, minister of Bridgeport Christian Church, will be held Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. at the church, 175 Evergreen Rd. There’ll be homemade ice cream and cake after the concert that will last about an hour.

There’s no admission but a freewill offering will be taken to be used to underwrite the scholarship fund of the Helping Hands Circle.

The concert will feature a set of 18 songs written and arranged by George Gershwin for solo piano, Gershwin’s three preludes for solo piano, and some other light classics.

He will also play saxophone and clarinet, some jazz, some country and some rock ‘n’ roll. McAliley says he might play the harp, depending on how he feels.

In addition to the piano, he has also played clarinet in Dixieland bands, saxophone in rock bands, flute in salsa bands, guitar in praise bands, and the Chinese mouth organ.

McAliley has been a professional performer, composer, teacher, arranger, transcriber, and music copyist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Florida State University, a master’s degree in jazz and contemporary media from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, and a master’s of divinity from Lexington Theological Seminary.

He has been involved in music ministry since age 14 when he became the organist for his church and, he says, received his first complaint about the hymn selection two weeks later. He regularly plays piano for sing-alongs at area nursing homes. He lives in Lawrenceburg with his wife Crystal and their two children, Anna and Patrick.

Consignment sale

is Saturday at PBC

A Children’s Consignment Sale will be held at Providence Baptist Church, Georgetown Road, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. Twenty-five percent of the profit will be donated to “Avenues for Women.” For more information, visit or call Peggy Rayborn 320-9087.

St. Paul continues

50th anniversary year

St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1800 Louisville Rd., continues the celebration of the 50th anniversary of its founding with a special worship service Sunday in memory of former pastor the late Rev. Danny Williams, 1968-76. His widow, Sarah, will be sharing about his time as pastor. A reception will follow the service.

Chautauqua concludes at FUMC

First United Methodist Church’s 26th annual Chautauqua series concludes with Sunday’s 7 p.m. program in Asbury Hall in the church’s Wesley Center. The evening features “Penny Loafers,” smooth music from the 1950s sung a capella by a male quartet.

Gospel music series concludes

The final program in Crestwood Baptist Church’s series of Old Time Southern Gospel Concert is at 6 p.m. Sunday with Crestwood’s Old Fashion Night. Refreshments will follow the performance. For more information call 695-2088. The church is at 1006 E. Main St.

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