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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!


September 5- May 11, 2018: Kingdom Academy Afterschool Program

September 23- October 22: LIHEAP Pre Registration

Pre-registration for LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) will be offered during October for Jefferson County residents within 130% of the federal poverty guidelines who are elderly (age 60 or over) or disabled receiving social security, SSI, pension or Black Lung benefits. Appointments required. Call 502-991-8391 or visit

October 6- 9: Bates Couples Ministry Fall Getaway to Asheville, NC

October 7: OHMY's Education & Empowerment Saturday Workshops

October 11- 31: Bates Tree of Angels Nominations

Attention Bates Members! Help make the holidays a joyous time for families in need. Please nominate a friend or neighbor for the 2017 Bates Tree of Angels. Nomination forms are available at 620 Lampton or 1228 South Jackson. Please return nomination forms to BCDC no later than 10/31/2017.

October 14- 29: Common Table Job Training Program

Common Table is an 8-week job training program for those interested in obtaining the skills necessary to work in a commercial kitchen. To enroll students must commit to 8 weeks training, be 16 years of age, be interested in employment after completion and possess basic understanding of English. Contact Rachel Wallace at 502-873-2566, ext 149 or to set up an appt for enrollment.

October 14-15: Pastor Williams & First Lady Dr. Michelle Williams Pastoral Anniversary

October 15: 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. Worship is at 12 noon. Our Worship is for real. Our Worship is for you.

October 21- 28: Missions Ministry- Short Term Missions Trip to Carries, Haiti

The Mission Minsitry asks that you keep them in prayer while they are traveling along with praying for what's mentioned on the Prayer Calendar to the left.

October 21: SWBC Women's Monthly Bible Study

The SWBC Women's Ministry cordially invites all women to our Monthly Women's Bible Study, 8:30am- 10:30am. This month's study continues to focus on prayer. Facilitated by: Min. Lisa Cox. Join us as we explore the impact of prayer.

October 21: Men Of Bates Chili Cook Off

Join the Men of Bates for the 2nd annuall Chili Cook Off. Come and enjoy great chili, tons of fun, and learn how you can be apart of the major renovations of the "Our House" Youth Ministry Building and Project Breckenridge. Bring your appetite as well as your time, talent, and treasures.

October 21: SWBC- Sista Strut Louisville Cancer Walk

Come join Sisters With a Boldness for Christ, at Shawnee Park (4501 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40211) for a 3K walk, as they partner with IHeartRadio, and Sista Strut of Louisville to recognize the srength of survivors & their families, promote early detection & raise awareness for breast cancer in women of color. Register at the kiosk!

October 28- 29: Pink Out

October 31: Hallelujah Party

"Get Hype for the 2017 Bates Memorial Hallelujah Party" Tuesday, October 31st, 6:00pm- 9:00pm. Fun & Safe for the entire family. No Scary Costumes! Capacity: 700 participants. Doors close at 7:00pm. So get in line early with your family. See you there!

VIP Passes are available for the first 100 people. How you can receive your very own VIP Pass? Visit our kiosks in the hallway for more details or contact Ms. Yalanda Carter at 581- 5888. Our candy goal is 2017 bags of candy before Oct. 20th.

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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