Local church news

August 06, 2004


Crab Orchard Baptist Church - 11 a.m. Sunday, tent revival through Thursday in a tent near the church at Stanford Street, Crab Orchard. Services will continue at 7 p.m. each day after the opening Sunday service. Evangelist is Dr. Ronnie Owens of Tazewell, Tenn. Special music is planned for each service.


Beech Fork Baptist Church - 7 p.m. Wednesday, a Bible study on the Book of Revelation. The church is at 9125 Hwy. 68, Gravel Switch.


Living Water Ministries - 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Emery Emmert of Pleasant Grove Christian Church, Garrard County, will be the speaker at the services at 299 Tuggle Road.


Allen Chapel Church in Moreland - Homecoming services 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Ralph Smith from St. Peter's in Harrodsburg. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.

Harrodsburg Baptist Foundation - One of the largest foundations of its kind in Kentucky, the foundation is celebrating its 50th anniversary. An extension of Harrodsburg Baptist Church, it will distribute earnings of $27,650 this year, bringing its 50-year total to $1,813,706.

The foundation distributes its income according to the original formula: 45 percent to Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children; 45 percent toward scholarships to train and educate men and women going into full-time Christian ministry or missionary work; and 10 percent tithe to Harrodsburg Baptist Church.

The idea for the foundation was conceived by church member Ott Elliott during the early 1930s at the height of the Great Depression. Elliott made a personal commitment to God that should he acquire any material possessions, they would be given back to use in the Lord's service. Elliott was faithful in his commitment, and in June 1954 the foundation organized and began its mission of helping others.

Over the years, the foundation has received gifts or bequests of money, real estate and securities. Net assets of the foundation currently are valued at $1,444,275. All contributions are placed in a perpetual fund, and only the earnings from the investments are used.

Board members are Louis Kerrick, John Trisler, John Harlow, Allen Whitenack, Bill Barnett, Lonnie Campbell, Edwin Freeman, Dr. Charles Hatcher, Kenneth Kirkland, Janet Reed and Dr. Robert DeFoor.

Lambert's Chapel United Methodist Church - 11 a.m. Sunday for a homecoming service. A lunch will be served after the service and the Calvary Messengers of Wilmore will sing in the afternoon. The church is located at 950 Rogers Road in Garrard County.

First Priority Club - Founding Director Benny Proffitt will be in town Sunday and Monday to lead rallies for this organization to promote the Gospel to teens and evangelize middle and high school campuses in Boyle, Lincoln and Mercer counties. The group will meet at 11 a.m. Sunday at Danville Church of the Nazarene, then hold a student rally and back-to-school rally for First Priority Club at 7 p.m. Sunday at Shawnee Run Baptist Church three miles north of Burgon on Shakertown Road. Then on Monday, the group will for a Pastor's Breakfast at 8 a.m. at Bowlarama in Danville, and a noon business luncheon at Western Sizzlin. For more information, call Mark East at (859) 936-2104, Gary Allen at (859) 236-1823 or Ralph Neal at (859) 748-5695.


Charity Church of God - 6 p.m. Saturday with local groups. Church is on College Street in Hustonville.

Mt. Salem Baptist Church - 6:30 p.m. Sunday, The Crossroads of Russell Springs will perform. The church is on Ky. 198 between McKinney and Middleburg.

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