Church News in Brief


Hoffman’s ‘View of the Civil War’ on display at First United Methodist

“An Artist’s View of the Civil War” is the current exhibit in Gallery Hall at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St., through Sunday, Oct. 14.  The drawings are the work of Jim Hoffmann, Versailles, who works for the state as a graphic artist and is a Civil War re-enactor.

Hoffman portrays Theodore Davis, an artist who sketched battle scenes during the Civil War that were published in newspapers of the dayHe will be reenacting his Theodore Davis character at the 9 a.m. contemporary service at the church on Sunday and will be on hand afterwards for a reception in Gallery Hall.

The exhibit commemorates the 150th year of the Battle of Perryville, a major Civil War battle fought in Kentucky.

Gallery Hall is open Monday through Friday, 9-4:30 and on Sunday mornings. It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Roy Nance, Minister of Music, 227-7430 or visit the church’s website at

Baptist Association plans kids festival

A countywide kids festival, sponsored by the Franklin Baptist Association, is set for 4-7 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Ash Building, corner of Wilkinson Blvd., and Reilly Road, across from Buffalo Trace. There will be free food, games, horseback rides, crafts, inflatables, prizes and more. Everyone is welcome.

Carman performing

at Grace Fellowship

Carman, a Grammy Award nominee who has sold more than 10 million records, will be performing at Grace Fellowship, 122 E. Broadway, at 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $20 per person (ages 10 and up, no childcare provided) with a love offering also being taken. Call 875-7886 for more information.

In addition to touring the larger cities, Carman is now expanding his tour to smaller cities throughout the U.S. in order to connect with the people who don’t have the opportunity to attend events in the larger cities.

Upchurch ordination set for Sunday

William Richard Upchurch will be ordained as Minister of the Word and Sacrament in a service Sunday, 3 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 416 West Main St. The public is invited to the service and a reception that will follow.

Homecoming Sunday

at Mt. Carmel Baptist

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Flat Creek and Polsgrove Roads, is celebrating homecoming Sunday. At the 11 a.m. service, Bro. Bill Chilton of the Berean Baptist Church, Indianapolis, will bring the message and South of Heaven Ministries will bring special music. A potluck meal follows the service. The public is invited.

St. Paul’s 50th anniversary continues this weekend

St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1800 Louisville Rd., continues the celebration of the 50th anniversary of its founding with two days of events this weekend.

On Saturday 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, 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.

Cross-Tithes performing Sunday at Fintville church

The Cross-Tithes will present a program of gospel music during the 5 p.m. worship hour Sunday at the Fintville Community Church, off Hwy 62 between Lawrenceburg and Versailles, turn on Shryock’s Ferry Road at Hope Baptist Church. For more information call (502) 320-7924 of (502) 352-9483.

Homecoming celebration Sunday at Peaks Mill

Homecoming will be held Sunday at Peaks Mill Christian Church, Old Peaks Mill Road. There’ll be music from 10-11 a.m., James Bondurant speaking at the 11 o’clock service and a potluck meal following. For more information call Ronnie McKinney, 227-9800.

Capital City Boys

Sunday at Bethel

The Capital City Boys will perform Sunday, 6:30 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 8200 Owenton Rd. A love offering will be taken and a meal will follow the performance in fellowship hall. For more information, call Jeff Sargent at (502) 352-4259 or Paul Smith at (502) 803-7668.

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