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For more of what's going on at Bates Memorial, visit our Church Calendar.

Bates Business Pages Project

BCDC is partnering with Bates to publish a directory of businesses owned and operated by members of Bates Memorial Baptist Church. If you are interested in joining our project work group, please contact Lakesha Maddox at We are excited about this project and hope you will join the team!


AUGUST is "Men and Women's Month"

August 2: OUR HOUSE PARTY with a Purpose

OHMY invites all middle and high school youth, parents, guardians and youth volunteeers to join us for our Welcome Back Our House Open House Party. Come and meet our leaders, see our building and connect your youth to the many opportunities OHMY has for you! This takes place from 6- 8:30 PM at OUR HOUSE (728 E Lampton St.) For more information you can email

August 4: Men's Conference

Place: Shawnee Golf Course 460 Northwestern Pkwy, 40212

Speaker: Rev. Joe Ellison, III

Comedian: Demetrius Wheeler

Time: 6PM - 9PM

Cost: $10

August 5: Women's Free To Be Me: Embracing Our Uniqueness- Painting With A Purpose

Painting and fellowship activity with local artist, Daryl Tucker

Place: 620 E. Lampton St. Fellowship Hall

Time: 1PM- 4PM

Cost: $20 (covers painting supplies and hors d'oeuvres)


August 10: Men's Momentum Bible Study

Place: 620 E. Lampton St.

Speaker: Pastor F. Bruce Williams

Time: 6PM- 8PM

August 11: Men's Annual Pool Tournament

Place: Bank Shot Billiard 403 E. Market St. Louisville, KY 40202

August 12: Women's Free To Be Me Empowerment Summit

Powerful praise and worship, dynamic speakers- Rev. Cassandra Gray (New Mt. Zion, Shelbyville) and Sis. Margaret Taylor (Bates Memorial), a delicious dinner, and impactful fellowdhip.

Place: 619 E. Lampton St. Sanctuary

Time: 2:00PM- 6:00PM

Cost: $15 Individual Ticket, or purchase package

August 12- 18: Lott Carey Conference

August 19: SWBC Women's Monthly Bible Study

"Just Keep Praying" study on the importance of an active prayer life.

Place: 619 E. Lampton St. Fellowship Hall

Time: 8:30AM- 10:30AM

*FREE event, no ticket needed*

August 19: Women's Free To Be Me Fashion Show

Celebration of the beauty and individuality of women

Place: 619 E. Lampton St. Sanctuary

Time: 6:00PM- 8:00PM

Cost: $10 Individual Ticket, or purchase package

August 20: OHMY Sunday Worship at 728

Middle & High School Youth: Join us for OHMY Youth Worship at OUR HOUSE! Worship is led by OHMY Youth with the message brought by Bates' Youth Minister, Rev. Robin Self. Our Worship is for real. Our Worship is for you.

August 24-25: Men & Women's Mass Choir Rehearsals

Place: Stay tuned for locations

Time: 6:30PM

August 26- 27: Men & Women's Weekend

Join us as we celebrate Men and Women's Weekend at Bates Memorial! Worship services will be led by our Men's & Women's Mass Choirs.

Place: 620 E. Lampton St. Main Sanctuary

Time: Sat. 11AM, Sun. 8AM, 10AM, 12PM

Speakers: Rev. John Faison, Watson Grove, Nashville, TN & Rev. Sheleta Fomby, Reid Temple AME Church, Silver Spring, MD

Women's Bible Study : Hearts Reaching Hearts

There’s just something about studying the Bible with other women who are as serious with their relationship with God as you are. Hearts Reaching Hearts Women’s Bible Study will meet for breakfast and study on the 3rd and 4th Saturday of each month. Start time is 10:00 a.m. and we will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 619 E. Lampton location (Children’s Church). Come join us as we edify one another in Christ.

Click here for Smoketown Hope 6 Project Information

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