Church News in Brief


Waldrop speaking at 1st Christian

Rev. A. Guy Waldrop, retired Regional Minister of the Christian Church in Kentucky, will give this year’s Philip Fall Lecture Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at First Christian Church, 316 Ann St., sponsored by the Phillip Fall Library Board. The title is “Reclaiming Disciples of Christ Historic Non-Sectarian Commitment to Higher Education.”

A meal will precede the lecture at 5:30 in the Chenault Christian Life Center. Childcare is available.

Waldrop has a deep commitment to Disciple Higher Education and has taken a leadership role in deepening the ties that bind Disciples of Christ churches to the denomination’s colleges, universities and seminaries.

Good Shepherd plans RCIA class Thursday

Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 72 Shepherd Way off Leestown Road, will offer the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) beginning Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. This class is for those interested in learning about the Catholic faith and for those who would like a refresher in Catholicism 101.  For more information or to register, contact Sister Lenore Thomas, IHM at 223-5041, ext. 1022.

Evergreen offering help with homework

Evergreen Baptist Church, 2698 Evergreen Rd., is again offering a free after school homework assistance and tutoring program on Thursday afternoons beginning Thursday.  This is for children in kindergarten through the fifth grade.  Hours will be from 3-5 p.m. each Thursday that school is in session.

A snack will also be provided.  Additional information and enrollment forms can be obtained by calling the church office at 223-8364 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays.

Tutoring begins at North Benson

North Benson Baptist Church, 4845 Devils Hollow Rd., is offering free tutoring for students in grades 1-12 every Thursday from 2:45-5 p.m. There will be experienced educators available to assist students at every level.

For more information, call Jerry Chase at 223-8442 or the church, 875-4394.

Coleman speaking at St. Paul UMC

St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1800 Louisville Rd., continues the celebration of the 50th anniversary of its founding with the church’s first pastor, The Rev. Edward C. (Buddy) Coleman who served from 1962-68 speaking at the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday. A reception will follow the service.

Then the community is invited to join in the culmination of the 50-year anniversary celebration on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30.

On the 29th there will be games for all ages, inflatable bouncers for the children, face painting and music. A barbeque dinner will be served at 4 p.m., followed by live gospel music featuring The Polston Family from 5-7.

Then on Sunday the 29th, fellowship will begin at 9 a.m. for reunion time. A special worship service will begin at 10:30 led by Frankfort District Superintendent Rev. Jean Hawxhurst, with a reception to follow.

Coffee speaking about ‘A Windmill for Fort Hill’

“A Windmill on Fort Hill” will be the subject of a talk by Don Coffey at the Unitarian Universalist Community of Frankfort, 459 W. Main St., at 10:45 a.m.  Sunday, Sept. 16.

Coffey is an advocate for the power-generating and symbolic value of a windmill to be placed on Fort Hill overlooking the city of Frankfort. The service will focus on environmental concerns and the care of the planet, in keeping with the UU principle of the interdependent web of all existence, of which humanity is a part. 

Coffey previously served in both federal and state governments in various capacities, including intelligence analysis, policy and budget, program evaluation, indigent health care and health-care reform. Since retiring he has written several stage plays and a biography of artist Paul Sawyier.

The public is invited to the service, and refreshments will be served during a discussion period after the talk.

Wells speaking at WIGS meeting

Barbara Wells will be the guest speaker at the next Women in God’s Service Ministry (WIGS) meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m., at 649 Charity Court.  This event is open to all women at no cost with food provided, but donations are accepted. Visit for more information.

‘Embracing Our Oneness’ CWU focus for Sept. 21

Church Women United presents a human rights celebration, “Embracing Our Oneness,” on Friday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 121 East Todd St.

Maria Foster Bush will receive CWU’s Human Rights Award. Lane Lewis will be accepting a donation for the Thorn Hill Education Center. Refreshments will follow.  Everyone is invited to attend.

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