Pleasant Ridge celebrating 155th
Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Flat Creek Road, is celebrating the 155th anniversary of the church’s founding with a homecoming Sept. 8. The worship service is at 10:45 a.m. with roll call at noon. A potluck meal follows the service.
The guest speaker is Tommy Smoot, former student activity director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Bro. Bill Marshall, former executive secretary of Kentucky Baptist Convention, will also attend. The public is invited.
Church reading group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays
Presbyterian Book Readers (PBR) is a group sponsored by South Frankfort Presbyterian Church that meets 7 p.m. each Monday at Buddy’s Pizza, 212 W. Broadway.
Currently group members are discussing “Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road? Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World” by Brian McLaren. All are invited. For more information call Jason Shaw at 502-319-4298.
First Christian plans Fall Academy classes
First Christian Church, 316 Ann St., has scheduled its Fall Academy classes for 5:15-6:45 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 5-19, and Oct. 3-17. The topics are: “The Many Faces of Jesus,” “Table Spirituality” and “Creativity as a Path to God.”
“Just Food and Eating Justly” is a one-day class planned for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19. Childcare is available upon request for all classes, which are open to the public. A $20 donation is suggested to help defray Academy expenses. Contact the church office, 502-223-2346, for more information or to register.
Class on losses set for New Harvest
“Recovering from Losses in Life” is the topic of a series of classes beginning 4 p.m. Sept. 8 and continuing on Sundays through Oct. 13 at New Harvest Assembly of God, 3864 U.S. 127 South. Those interested in participating in the group should contact Dr. Garry Brackett at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 502-680-3503.
Life is marked by a variety of losses. Some are life changing such as leaving home, the effects of natural disasters or war, the death of a loved one, or divorce. Others are subtle like changing jobs, moving, or a broken friendship. Whether involving family, personal, or community disaster, there is always potential for change, growth, new insight, understanding and refinement.
Queen’s new series continues Wednesday
The next class in the series “Living the Questions: An Introduction to Progressive Christianity” is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the fellowship hall of Immanuel Baptist Church. Chuck Queen is facilitating the discussion.
The remaining dates and topics are: Wednesday, Prayer: Intimacy with God; Sept 4, Compassion: The Heart of Jesus’ Ministry; Sept 11, Creative Transformation; and Sept 21, Embracing Mystery.
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