Religion Briefs published Oct. 19, 2017

Published 11:25 am Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church pastor Michael Canada and his wife Delace are leading a group to Israel on March 5-14, 2018 as part of Educational Opportunities Tours. For more information and the itinerary, visit, or call 606-407-0778 and leave a message. Education Opportunities gives a discount payment is made via check upon registration. The registration button is located at the bottom of the webpage. Monthly payments can be made with the full amount due in December. Seeing and experiencing the heritage we have in Abraham’s promised land, as well as walking in the footsteps of Jesus is unforgettable! The trip will bless you in many ways.

First Assembly of God and friends will host the Kid’s Harvest Fun Fest on Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. The location for the event will be on First Street behind the Court House. There will be games for kids and adults, candy, lots of prizes, gospel material and a prayer tent for anyone who would like to talk of have a prayer. There will also be animal-shaped balloons for children, and the Gideons will be passing out New Testaments. For more information, call 887-2975 or 797-2897 cell.

Bethel Harvest Church, located at 3260 Lexington Rd., presents Jessamine County Food Distribution the 4th Saturday of every month from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. starting Saturday, Sept. 23. at the JD Legends parking lot located at 315 N. Second St. in Nicholasville. Free to all Jessamine County residents who present a county ID.

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St. Luke Catholic Church, located at 304 S. Main Street in Nicholasville, will be offering classes about the Catholic faith at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings beginning on Sept. 6. These classes are open to everyone who would like to learn about the Catholic Church. For more information or to register, please call the Church Office at 859-885-4892 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Fridays. Or email at 

— The Wilmore Free Methodist Church, located at 1200 Lexington Rd. in Wilmore, invites the public to a host of programs and presentations this fall.

A seminar series entitled, “A Christian Eye Toward World Religions.” This five-week series provides a panoramic view of the history, beliefs, and practices of each religion and a comparison between the religion and Christianity. Dates and topics are: Oct. 8 — Judaism, Oct. 22 — Islam, Nov. 12 — Buddhism and Hinduism, Nov. 26 — Mormonism and Jehovah’s Witnesses and Dec. 10 — New Age Cults. Each class will take place during the Sunday School hour, 9:40 to 10:40 a.m., in Room B203.

The church will host a marriage series based on Gary Thomas’ bestselling book entitled Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy? This six-week series will be Wednesday nights from Oct. 11 through Nov. 15 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Pastor Efraim Goldstein will give two special presentations Sunday, Oct. 22. During the Sunday School hour, from 9:40 to 10:50 a.m., Efraim will speak on Christian ministry in Israel in Room C202. His title for the class will be, “Israel in the Middle East: A Missionary Perspective.”

Then Efraim will share in the 6 p.m. worship service with a message entitled, “Who’s Jerusalem Is It, Anyway?” based on Psalm 122. A question-and-answer period will follow. Pastor Goldstein is part of Chosen People Ministries, a 100-year old mission organization dedicated to bring the truth of Christ to Jews all over the world. Efraim is a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary and serves as pastor of the Or Hagalil Congregation in Nahariya, Israel.

For more information, please call 859-858-3521 or visit

Nicholasville Salvation Army, will host a Women’s Bible study on Thursday mornings from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at 205 South 1st Street. If you have any questions, you may call or text Kim Ball at 859-227-1153.

Saint Athanasius Orthodox Church, 100 Lime Lane, offers free bread from Panera Bread to families and individuals in need in the Nicholasville area every Sunday from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.

—Providence Christian Church, 101 Providence Way, hosts a “Bodies in Motion” low-impact exercise class every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m.

— Nicholasville United Methodist Church will offer a free meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at 303 W. Maple Street in the Community Center.

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