By Anthony Phelps Sr.
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory.
Let our resolutions be filled with prayers for one another. As we approach this New Year, let us all come together in a moment of silence praying for strength, guidance, deliverance, love and unity. Let us pray for peace and understanding, asking God to lead us through the unknown year to come of 2013. We cannot see our future, so let the Lord help us through, for the prayer of the righteous prevaileth much.
The Richmond/Madison County Branch of the NAACP meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 302 Francis St., Richmond, Ky.
A special thank you
The family of Julia Mae Williams would like to thank all who sent a word of condolence, said a prayer or helped in any way during the passing of our beloved aunt.
We want to thank Elder Raymond Walker and the congregation of Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church for everything they did. We want to especially thank Elder Virgil Gardner and Pleasant Green Predestinarian Baptist Church for the wonderful eulogy, words of comfort and prayers.
Aunt Julia will be greatly missed. Keep us in your prayers and we will be praying for all of you.
Mrs. Kimberly (York) Stunson
Every Thursday, from noon to 3 p.m., Saint Paul AME Church, 437 Francis St., Richmond, serves a free lunch to all who come.
“This is an ongoing, weekly ministry to serve the hungry, the homeless and feed anyone who walks in our doors,” says Pastor William R.T. Hale.
The free lunch ministry will be open and active, Thursday, Nov. 22, serving Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 2:30 p.m.
Tates Creek Predestinarian Baptist Mass Meeting
Saturday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m., the Tates Creek Predestinarian Baptist Association Sunday School Mass Meeting will be held at St. Paul Church in Lancaster. All churches in the association are encouraged to attend this meeting. The host pastor Elder Barry Bowman.
Fifth Sunday service
Sunday, Dec. 30, at 3:30 p.m., the Tates Creek Predestinarian Baptist Association Fifth Sunday service will be hosted by the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church. The pastor is Elder Raymond Walker.
New Years Eve Watch Night
Monday, Dec. 31, at 10:30 p.m., the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church will hold its annual community watch night service with Pleasant Green and Concord Predestinarian Baptist churches. They invite the community to come out and help celebrate the new year. Everyone is welcome. The host pastor is Elder Raymond Walker.
A warm thank you
Keith P. Clark & Son Funeral Home of Winchester would like to thank Richmond and Madison County for the trust and confidence you place in us during ones darkest hour. May God continue to bless you all.
Keith P. Clark Sr., Regina Willis Clark, Keith P. Clark Jr., Louise Turner and Harry Lawson.
Upward Bound Ministries
Teen Turning Point: Is an intervention and prevention program for teens identified as at risk for academic failure, substance abuse issues, and potential judicial interaction.
• Is your teen experiencing trouble at school? (suspension, truancy, grades)
• Does your teen display defiant or rebellious behavior?
• Has your teen had problems with the law?
Register your child online at www.upwardboundministries.org
Teens with defiant and rebellious behaviors, substance abuse, or potential judicial interaction issues needs this program. Our goal is to improve the health and well-being of teens in Madison and the surrounding counties, specifically addressing physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Other Ministry Components:
Turning Point: An intervention program for adults with addictions and compulsive behaviors issues.
Cope: Supports parents, spouses, grandparents or family members who are affected by the addictions and compulsive behaviors of family members or friends.
Lifeline: Is drug awareness and prevention that is telecast once a week to Time Warner Cable’s viewing audience in Richmond and Berea.
For more details about Teen Turning Point, contact Darnell Hill, Executive Director/Founder, at 986-1650 or TTP Coordinator Brad Reynolds, 200-1632. We are located at Church on the Rock 1049 Richmond Road, Berea, KY.
To all churches and civic organizations: To place your church or civic activity in this column, please send all information at least one week in advance via the U.S Postal Service. The new address is: Church & Community Focus, 715 Bonanza Rd Richmond, KY 40475. E-mailed announcements should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org and all announcements must be received by 6 p.m. on the Tuesday of the week you wish your announcement to appear in the newspaper.
Until next week
May the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus stay fresh in your minds, and in all thy heart. Until we meet again God bless you.