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Church briefs

November 22, 2008

Free community Thanksgiving dinner

There will be a free community Thanksgiving celebration with dinner and singing at 3 p.m. today, at the People Helping People building at 19 Wainscott Ave.

It is sponsored by Christ Temple Church of 30 Oliver St.

For more information, contact Derrie Dodge at (859) 536-4354 or Joyce Mack at (859) 771-1192.

First Baptist Church Thanksgiving dinner

First Baptist Church, 32 E. Lexington Ave., will host a church-wide Thanksgiving dinner for all members and their guests Sunday at 5:30 p.m.

Those attending are asked to bring two dishes of their choice. These dishes may be desserts, salads, vegetables or meats other than turkey.

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Turkey, dressing, beverages and rolls are provided by the church.

Dr. John E. Owen is the pastor, and Mrs. Joan Wise is chairwoman of the kitchen committee.

Ark of Mercy providing Thanksgiving baskets

Ark of Mercy Church of God at 240 Wynn Ave. will be giving away Thanksgiving dinner baskets this Sunday after the morning and evening services to those who have pre-registered and have coupons for the baskets.

In addition, if there are any baskets left over following the evening service at 6 after those who have coupons have gotten theirs, the extra ones will be given away as well.

Several churches and day cares in the community, as well as Central, Conkwright, Shearer and Fannie Bush public schools, contributed to the basket drive.

Bible study at the Generations Center

Pastor George Hardaway of Providence Missionary Baptist Church will lead a weekly Bible study at the Generations Center, 32 Meadow St., every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. Classes are free and open to the public.

â??The Christmas That Saved the Grinch'

Mount Zion Christian Church will present a holiday musical drama, "The Christmas That Saved the Grinch," Sunday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m.

â??Bethlehem Mall' at N. Middletown

The North Middletown Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will host "Bethlehem Mall" Thanksgiving weekend.

The store allows people to make donations to local and regional charities, such as Kentucky Appalachian Ministries and Heifer International.

The store will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Toby elected president of Kentucky Baptists

LEXINGTON — John Mark Toby, pastor of Beacon Hill Baptist Church in Somerset, has been elected president of Kentucky's largest denomination.

Messengers affirmed Toby by acclamation at the 171st annual meeting of the Kentucky Baptist Convention at Immanuel Baptist Church. There were no other candidates.

Also elected unopposed were Skip Alexander, pastor of Campbellsville Baptist Church in Campbellsville, as first vice president, and E. Lee James, pastor of Bellview Baptist Church in Paducah, as second vice president.

â??Christmas Mourning' concert scheduled

Singer and songwriter Mary Ann Crane will perform a Christmas concert of music for healing those who are grieving the loss of loved ones.

The concert, "Christmas Mourning," will be held at Mount Zion Christian Church on Dec. 14 at 3 p.m.

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