Pleasant Ridge celebrating 155 years
Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Flat Creek Road, is celebrating the 155th anniversary of the church’s founding with a homecoming Sunday. 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.
Evergreen plans boutique, tutoring
Evergreen Baptist Church, 2698 Evergreen Road is hosting a “Ladies Time-Out Boutique” from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 13. There will be jewelry, purses, scarves, lotions, handmade greeting cards and desserts for sale.
Some of the items are gently used as well as new handmade items. Proceeds will be used for ministry projects both in Frankfort and missions around the world.
The free Thursday after-school tutoring program for kindergarten through fifth grade students resumes Sept. 19. Enrollment forms are available by calling the church office at 502-223-8364.
First Christian Fall Academy classes begin
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.
South Frankfort Presbyterian plans Rally Day
South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, Third and Steele streets, is holding Rally Day Sept. 15. Rally Day begins the Church school year, introduces new classes and recognizes Christian educators.
It begins at 10 a.m. for the Sunday School Celebration for children, youth, and families in the sanctuary, followed by the 10:55 worship service focusing on Christian education throughout life and commissioning of teachers.
The day will end with a 5-7 p.m. Rally Day Roundup Cookout at the church for children, youth and families (bring side dish or dessert). Everyone is welcome.
Class on losses at New Harvest
“Recovering from Losses in Life” is the topic of a series of classes beginning 4 p.m. Sunday and continuing Sundays through Oct. 13 at New Harvest Assembly of God, 3864 U.S. 127. Those interested in participating in the group should contact Dr. Garry Brackett at email@example.com or 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 “Compassion: The Heart of Jesus’ Ministry” set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the fellowship hall of Immanuel Baptist Church. Chuck Queen is facilitating the discussion. All are welcome.
The final two classes and topics are: Sept 11, “Creative Transformation;” and Sept 21, “Embracing Mystery.”
Unitarian Community beginning new study
Dr. Chuck Queen, senior minister of Immanuel Baptist Church, will lead a study series designed to encourage participants to examine questions about religion in the light of current scholarship at the Unitarian Universalist Community of Frankfort beginning Sept. 12.
Queen will present the DVD program “Living the Questions,” which features the views of theological scholars and leaders from a wide range of Christian denominations. The video segments offer an excellent introduction to progressive Christian themes that will spark questions and discussion.
People of all faiths or none are invited to attend the free series, which will be offered at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the church, 859 E. Main St., behind the East Side Diner.
Each segment is self-contained, so that participants do not necessarily have to attend every session.
The Unitarian Universalist church does not have a creed and includes members of varied religious beliefs, drawn together by a set of principles related to social justice and community.
Advance registration is not required. For more information, call John Seybold at 502-695-7438.
Church reading group meets 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.
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