Church News in Brief


Church plans 3-day revival

A revival featuring evangelist Ed Nichols is set for Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Refreshing Word Ministries, 535 Holmes St. next to Lyons Lumber Co. For more information call (859) 753-8823.

WFCofG planning day-long food drive

West Frankfort Church of God (WFCoG) will be collecting non-perishable food items on Saturday, Nov. 3 at both Kroger locations and Wal-Mart from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. for the church’s food pantry, “Handsful on Purpose.” If you would like to make a donation or need more information, contact Larry Hazlett at 502-680-0513.   In 2011, the pantry provided food to 2,700 families.

St. Paul bazaar set for Nov. 3

St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1800 Louisville Rd., will hold its annual Bazaar-Burgoo-Bake Sale event from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the church. Lunch is served beginning at 11.

The event features crafts, a silent auction, burgoo by the gallon or quart, cookbooks, book fair and more. For more information visit or call 223-5605.

SFPC invites children to participate in pageant

South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, 224 Steele St., invites young people ages 4 through high school to participate in its annual Christmas Pageant, “Celebrating the Christ Child.” It presents the Christmas story through contemporary and traditional Christmas music, scripture, and poetry in a multimedia-enhanced lessons and carols format.

Rehearsals are at the church every Sunday from 4:30-6 p.m. beginning Sunday, Nov. 4. The pageant will be presented Sunday, Dec. 9 at 5:30.

For more information, call Judy Turner at 695-1586 or e-mail More information can also be found at the church’s web site,

New study begins at Immanuel Baptist

Dr. Chuck Queen, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, will begin a video based study/discussion titled “Living the Questions 2.0: An Introduction to Progressive Christianity” in the church’s Fellowship Hall from 6:40-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7.

The study consists of seven sessions and includes the following themes: (1) An Invitation to Journey (2) Taking the Bible Seriously (3) Thinking Theologically (4) Stories of Creation (5) Lives of Jesus (6) A Passion for Christ: Paul (7) Out Into the World: Challenges Facing Progressive Christians.

The series features more than 30 acclaimed scholars, theologians, and ministers including Walter Brueggemann, Marcus Borg, James Forbes, Brian McLaren, Diana Butler Bass, and more. The video presentations are about 21 minutes each. Queen will present a brief introduction to each session and then the class will interact with the video material and Queen will respond to questions raised.

Call Queen at 223-7601 for more information. The series is free and open to the public. The church is at 1075 Collins Lane.

First Christian’s bazaar Nov. 7

First Christian Church, 316 Ann Street, will be having its annual Christian Women’s Ministries Bazaar and Chili Luncheon, Wednesday, Nov. 7. The bazaar is from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with crafts, gourmet food table, antiques and collectibles, Diva’s boutique, Christmas corner, upscale yard sale, and more.

The chili luncheon is 11-1:30 and tickets are $6 each. Carry out is available for the luncheon. Tickets for the quilt raffle are $1 each and can be purchased until the time of the drawing at 7 p.m. the day of the bazaar. You don’t have to be present to win.

All proceeds from the CWM Bazaar and Chili Luncheon will go toward love gifts for students, donations to community agencies, and for service projects. For more information, contact the church office at 223-2346.

Tables available for BCC’s bazaar

Tables are available for the annual Fall Bazaar set for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Bridgeport Christian Church, 175 Evergreen Rd. To reserve a table for crafts or commercial items, call Lucy at 227-7171.

The event will feature two raffles, one for a hand-stitched quilt and the other for a cherry Shaker wall clock. Breakfast and lunch will be available, as will home-baked items. There’ll be arts, crafts and more. All proceeds will be used for scholarships and charitable contributions.

Faith Baptist honoring Hawkins

A special service honoring the Rev. Everett and Kay Morgan Hawkins is planned for Sunday, Nov. 11 in celebration of 25 years of ministry at Faith Baptist Church, 50 Bridgeport-Benson Rd. A dinner will be served after the regular morning worship service followed by the special service at 2 p.m.

Blessing of Animals Nov. 10 at FUMC

“Blessing of the Animals,” an exhibit featuring artwork from local artists and church members, is on display in Gallery Hall at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St., through Sunday, Nov. 18. 

In conjunction with Downtown Frankfort’s Candlelight Tour, a “blessing of the animals” service will be conducted by Rev. Wayne Sayre in the churchyard on Saturday, Nov. 10, at noon.  Participants are invited to bring their animals on leashes or in cages.

Gallery Hall is open Monday through Friday, 9-4:30 and on Sundays during morning church services.  The exhibition 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

Lokey-Robinson Speaking at WIGS

Tyra Lokey-Robinson will be the guest speaker at the Women in God’s Service Ministry (WIGS) meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15 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.  For more information, visit WIGS on the Web @

First Assembly’s bazaar Nov. 17

First Assembly of God Church, 1019 E. Main St., will hold a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the church. For more information or to become a vendor at the event, call 695-6060 or email

Morning Pointe, NBBC holding food drive

Morning Pointe of Frankfort and North Benson Baptist Church are planning a food drive to benefit the Frankfort Soup Kitchen, Nov. 15-30. Nonperishable items can be dropped off at the front lobby of the senior living community.

All families and friends of Morning Pointe with gather for a special Thanksgiving dinner on the 18th. Every family will share a special dish adding to the annual event and this year everyone will also bring items to donate for the food drive to benefit the Frankfort Soup Kitchen.

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