The Richmond Register

Lifestyles & Community

December 13, 2013

The gift of love is for us to give one another

RICHMOND — Let us love one another, for love is of God, and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God, for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

(1 John 4:7-12)

As we approach this holiday season of Christmas, let us remember those who may not have what so many of us take for granted, like food and shelter, jobs and clothing, good health or companionship.

There are many organizations and churches in our community that could use our help in providing acts of LOVE. For what we throw away or purchase and never use, there is someone who can use it.

Give the gift that keeps on giving. We can show our love toward one another by helping those organizations who reaches out to those who have no food or shelter and those who may not have a coat to keep themselves warm or a roof over their heads.

Please let us keep in mind that there may be an elderly person who may be sick and alone who could use someone to call and check to see if they are OK.

Let us share the blessings that God has given us, as God meant for us to do. God gave us life in abundance.

Christmas toy giveaway

Ashler Lodge, No. 49, will host a toy giveaway party for children ages 2 to 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The party will take place at the lodge building, 432 Frances St., Richmond, and members of the Madison Central High School Dance Team will be serving as Santa’s helpers by handing out presents. The team won seven national championships last year.

Also, lodge members will be helping at Madison Garden on Madison Avenue from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday when the restaurant will be providing a free Christmas breakfast to children under age 15, their parents/guardians and family members.

Christmas fundraising dinner

Applebee’s on the Eastern Bypass will host a fundraiser for Ashler Lodge No. 49 and Phillis Wheatley No. 39 on Saturday from 11 a.m. until closing time. Diners who present a flyer from the organizations will have 10 percent of their bills donated to the lodge.

For much of the day, lodge members will be at Applebee’s distributing the flyers, but flyers can be obtained in advance from any lodge member.

For more details or to obtain a flyer, call Russell Glover, 859-519-9553, or email him at ashlerlodge49@gmail.com.

Men’s Day at Farristown

Sunday, Dec. 15, during the morning service, the Farristown Baptist Church will observe Men’s Day. During the 3 p.m. afternoon service, the church will present the annual Men’s Christmas Musical and Church Gala. A Christmas dinner will be served after the morning service and a holiday reception will follow the musical. Minister Ray Reed is interim pastor. Sister Felecia J. Ballard is music ministry chairperson.

Community Christmas Celebration

Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m., the second annual Community Holiday Music Festival will take place at the EKU Center for the Arts. All singers, including groups and soloists, and instrumentalists invited to participate. To be part of the program, call the Rev. Howard Miller, 859-302-2899. Admission is free.

Children’s Christmas program

Sunday, Dec, 15, at 3 p.m., at the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church, 209 E. Irvine St. Please come and encourage our youth in their Christmas program as they praise God. Host pastor is Elder Raymond Walker.

Women’s Ministry Seminar

Tuesday, Dec. 17, the Women’s Ministry of Big Hill Christian Church invites everyone to a seminar on dealing with grief and working through depression. Mary Ellen Broaddus, RN, BSN, MSN will speak 6-7:30 p.m. at the church, 1150 Goggins Lane. This free event is offered as an outreach of Big Hill Christian Church to those in need during the Christmas season and beyond.

First Baptist Christmas program

You are invited to join the children, middle and high school fellowships of First Baptist Church, Francis Street, 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, as they present the Christmas program, “And He Shall Be Called.” The Rev. Robert R. Blythe is pastor

T.R.T. Ministries Fellowship

Friday, Dec. 27, at 7 p.m., the Rev. James Danis and church family of Lifestone Tabernacle, 1783 Lancaster Road, will be in fellowship with T.R.T, Ministries, 232 E. Main St. Everyone is invited. Host pastor is Brenda Douglas.

Fifth Sunday Service

Sunday, Dec. 29, at 3:30 p.m., the Tates Creek Predestinarian Baptist Association Fifth Sunday service will be at Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church. Host pastor is Elder Anthony Phelps. Moderator is Elder James McPherson.

Watch Night Service

The First Baptist Church, Francis Street, will conduct a New Year Eve Watch Night Service, beginning at 10 p.m., Dec. 31. The Rev. Robert R. Blythe is pastor

NAACP meeting

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 Street, Richmond.

Free-lunch ministry

Every Thursday from noon to 2:30 p.m., St. Paul AME Church, 437 Francis St., Richmond, serves a free lunch to all who attend. “This is an ongoing, weekly ministry to serve the hungry, the homeless and feed anyone who walks in our doors,” said Pastor William R.T. Hale.

Special note

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 Road, Richmond, KY 40475. E-mailed announcements should be sent to: anthonyphelps45@yahoo.

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 mind and in your heart. Until we meet again, may God bless you.

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