Local Church News

October 29, 2004

Stephen Ministry program is Sunday

A Stephen Ministry information program will be presented at The Presbyterian Church of Danville, 500 West Main, on Saturday. Clergy and members from all area churches are invited to attend this free event, which begins with refreshments at 9:30 a.m. and ends at noon.

Stephen Ministry ( began in 1975 as an interdenominational lay caring ministry and is now in 8,000 congregations worldwide. The name comes from the story in the book of Acts about Stephen who was one of the first people appointed by the Apostles to serve the needs of the church.

Persons considering attending this program are encouraged to phone (859) 236-6692 with their reservation so that adequate information material will be available for everyone in attendance. Last minute attendees are welcome also.


CWU to hold World Community Day services

World Community Day services will be 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at the United Methodist Church Christian Life Center on Perryville Road.

This year's theme is "In Faith, Women Shape the Future for Peace," and is sponsored by Church Women United.

CWU is an ecumenical movement that brings together Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and other Christian women to work for a just, caring and peaceful society; develop a visible, ecumenical community; use responsibly and creatively the resources God has entrusted to us - our intelligence, time, energy and money; and deepen our understanding of what it means to be Christian women of faith in today's world.

Christian women who share these goals and concerns are invited to join the CWU unit for this program and bring a friend.

Centenary's Country Carnival is Sunday

As an alternative to Halloween, the Fellowship Team of Centenary United Methodist Church will hold its family-oriented Country Carnival 3 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of the church's Christian Life Center on Perryville Road at the entrance to Millennium Park.

Similar to fall festivals of the past, this year's event has a country spin, and the public is invited. The Square Dancing Club with Coy Ingram will begin the event. Outdoor events include a hayride, miniature golf and a petting zoo. Carnival games and craft booths will be a part of the event, and prizes and candy will be awarded to winners.

A pumpkin carving contest featuring Christian symbols carved into pumpkins will he held, as well as a country costume contest (scary costumes are discouraged).

Minnie Pearl's kitchen will feature a menu of Possum Stew (vegetable soup), Grandpa Jones' cornbread, Stringbean's bean soup, and Hee Haw hotdogs. For dessert, participants can try to win a cake at the cake walk.

Admission to Centenary's Country Carnival is one of the following: a new or gently-used toy, a non-perishable canned/boxed food item, or an old coat or clothing item still in great condition. These items will be used for the needy locally and in eastern Kentucky.

For more information, call (859) 236-4800.


Immanuel Baptist Church - 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, a Hallelujah Party for kids ages one year to sixth grade. No scary costumes, please. The church is at 1280 Faulkner Lane.

Little Zion Baptist Church, Burgin - Third Annual Hallelujah Fest, Saturday. Chili dinner begins at 5 p.m., followed by games and activities for all ages at 6 p.m. This year's theme is "Soldiers in God's Army"; attendees are encouraged to dress in camouflage if they have it. For more information, (859) 236-6206.

Indian Hills Christian Church -6:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, a trunk-or-treat event for infants through fifth grade. People from the church will decorate the trunks of their cars and hand out wrapped candy in the church parking lot. For those who don't want to walk, there will be parking available. The church is located at 516 Grabruck St.


Ephesus Baptist Church - 11 a.m. Sunday, a singing featuring singer Jason Coulter. The church is on KY 643 between Ottenheim and Crab Orchard.


Beech Fork Baptist Church - 6:30 p.m. Sunday, The "Passion of the Christ" movie will be shown free to the public.

Eagles Nest Church - 7 p.m. Monday, guest speaker will be Michael Johnson. Also, Old Fashioned Day will be Nov. 5, potluck Thanksgiving dinner at 6 p.m., Rexroats will sing at 7:30 p.m. Prizes will be given for best old-fashioneded costume. Church is at 260 Tank Pond Road, Parksville.

Hope Independent Church - 12:30 p.m. Saturday, a chitterling-chicken-fish dinner sale. For carry out orders call (859) 238-0192. The church is at 193 E. Martin Luther King.

Perryville United Methodist Church - 7-10 p.m. Saturday, a hayride at Agnes White's farm on Battlefield Road.

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