Mt. Pleasant to serve as drop-off location for Operation Christmas-Child
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church is serving as a drop-off location in Nicholasville for Operation Christmas Child — the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. Right now, local volunteers are busy preparing to receive some 200 gift-filled shoe boxes, packed by caring Nicholasville residents with toys, school supplies and necessity items for hurting kids in over 100 countries.
For more information, contact William “Basil” Hall at 885-5173.
Kinlaw symposium set for Dec. 1
The Francis Asbury Society will host the Dennis Kinlaw Theological Symposium Dec. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Dr. Stephen P. Stratton will be the speaker. He will be speaking on “The Trinitarian Faith as a Model for Forming Relationships.” He is professor of pastoral care and counseling at Asbury Theological Seminary. Stratton was named psychologist of the year in 2010 by the Kentucky Psychologist Association.
A light lunch and discussion will follow. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 30, to 859-858-4222. The Francis Asbury Society is located at 1580 Lexington Road, Wilmore. For more information, call 858-4222 or visit www.francisasburysociety.com.
NUMC offers Manna Ministries
A free meal is provided by Manna Ministries each Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meal is a restaurant-quality meal served at 303 W. Maple St. in the community center of Nicholasville United Methodist Church.
The meal is open to the public for anyone in need. Takeout meals are available after 12:30 p.m. Volunteers are always welcome and can contact the office at 885-4481.
St. Athanasius offers bread ministry
St. Athanasius Orthodox Church at 926 S. Main St. in Nicholasville offers a bread ministry.
The church distributes this bread, which has been donated by Panera Bread, every Sunday from 1-2 p.m. at the church’s location.
Wilmore Presbyterian to host Christmas craft show
The Wilmore Presbyterian Church will be having a Christmas Craft Show and Ten Thousand Villages Sale on Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spaces are still available for $25; contact Bobbie or Julie Johnson at 858-3811. The church is located at 100 N. Lexington Ave.
Eastern Orthodox bishop to visit Nicholasville
On Sunday, Nov. 27, St. Athanasius Orthodox Church will host His Grace, Bishop Mark Maymon, of the Orthodox Church in America. Bishop Maymon will preside at a special bishop’s liturgy at St. Athanasius at 10 a.m. Sunday, offering the sermon and visiting both with members of the parish and with any visitors. Bishop Mark is both a graduate of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary and Oral Roberts University and is a gifted teacher of Holy Scripture. Visitors are welcome at the church, located at 926 S. Main St., in the Lily Spring Center in South Nicholasville. For more information, visit www.athanasiusoca.org.
Walsh named president of Wilmore Campmeeting
The Wilmore Campmeeting Board of Directors rejoices as it announces its new president, Frederic P. Walsh. Walsh, a Wilmore resident, fills the vacancy created when Allan Holmes resigned after many years of service to move out of state. Holmes was instrumental in the sale of the Wilmore Campmeeting Grounds to Confrontation Point Ministries and negotiating to bring the 121st annual Campmeeting to the Asbury University campus last July. The 122nd Wilmore Campmeeting will be on the University campus July 15-20, 2012.
Walsh retired from the United States Air Force in 1989 in the rank of major. He served on the boards of trustees of four United Methodist churches between 1980 and 2005, overseeing three major construction projects and three real-estate purchases. Walsh moved to Kentucky in 2005, transferring his membership to the Nicholasville United Methodist Church, where he has been the prayer coordinator since 2006. That same year, he started volunteering with the Wilmore Campmeeting prayer committee.
Walsh and his wife, Patricia, moved to Wilmore in 2010. They have two adult married children and four grandchildren.
Bethel Church to host Thanksgiving meal
The nondenominational Missionary Society of Jessamine County will be hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless at Bethel Church, located at the corner of York and Walnut streets in Nicholasville. The event will be Saturday, Nov. 19, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
DeCecca to speak at Nicholasville Baptist
Justin DeCecca will speak at Nicholasville Baptist Church on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m. DeCecca recently returned from a tour of Israel’s security facilities, and he will speak about his experiences. He directs the department of criminal justice at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg.
FASMC to host Bible study
The Francis Asbury Society Ministry Center (FASMC) will host a study of Genesis 25-50 with Dr. John Oswalt every Monday through Dec. 12. Oswalt is the visiting distinguished professor of Old Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary. FASMC is located at 1580 Lexington Road, Wilmore. For more information, call 858-4222 or visit www.francisasburysociety.com.
New Hope Fellowship to host homecoming
New Hope Fellowhip, located at 1451 S. Main St., will host its homecoming Nov. 30 at 11 a.m. The public is invited.