The Richmond Register

October 20, 2012

The elect of God the world knows them not

Church and Community Focus

By Anthony Phelps Sr.
Register Columnist

RICHMOND — Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

I Jn 3:1-2

NAACP monthly 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.

Family Day at Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church set for Sunday

Sunday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m., the Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church invites everyone to help celebrate its annaul family day.

Special guests for the afternoon will be Elder Raymond Walker, choir and congregation of the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church. Dinner will be served. Host pastor is Elder Anthony Phelps Sr.

145th church anniversary

Sunday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. the members of the Goodloe Chapel invite you to come and celebrate their 145th church anniversary.

Their guests will be Rev. John Fray, choir and congregation of Town Mountain First Baptist Church in Hazard.

Host pastor is Hunter Byrd.

Choir Day Musical

Choir Musical Day is planned Saturday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Francis St., in Richmond.

Music will be provided by the choirs at First Baptist Church

Rev. Robert R. Blythe is the pastor.

For more information, call the church at 624-2045.

Choir Day Celebration

Choir Day Celebration will be Sunday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church, Francis St., in Richmond.

Pastor Rev. Robert R. Blythe will give the morning message.

For more information, call the church at 624-2045.

Usher Day

Usher Day at Saint Paul Richmond will be Sunday, Oct. 21. The preacher will be Rev. Richard Watts, Saint Paul AME Church, 437 Francis St., Richmond. Pastor William R. T. Hale.

A special appreciation will follow our morning services to honor the Rev. Watt’s recent retirement from the Itinerancy of the A.M.E. Church.

Country Ham Breakfast

Country Ham Breakfast, $7, Saturday, Oct. 27, 6 to 11 a.m., Saint Paul AME Church, 437 Francis St., Richmond. Pastor William R. T. Hale. Ham, eggs, hashbrown casserole, fried apples, biscuit and more. Come and enjoy.

Freedom Fund Banquet

Theme: Insuring Our Future Through Participation

Oct. 27, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the Armed Forces Reserve Center 233 Battlefeild Memorial Highway Richmond, Ky. Speaker will Mr John Johnson, Executive Director Kentucky Cmmission on Human Rights. Greetings: U.S Congressman Ben Chandler and other elected officials. Recognition of Youth Scholarship Recipients. There will be a buffet dinner, cost $25 per person. Tickets available beginning Oct. 1 from branch officers or by calling (859) 544-1390.

Free-lunch ministry

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.

Also, our Free Lunch Ministry will be open and active, Thursday, Nov. 22, serving Thanksgiving Dinner from noon to 2:30 p.m.

Men and Women’s Day

Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m., the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church will celebrate Men and  Women’s Day. Dinner will be served.

The Rev Floyd Ballew and congregation of Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church will be special guests for worship at 3 p.m.

Everyone is invited to come and fellowship with us. Host pastor is Elder Raymond Walker.

Men and Women’s Day

October 28, 2012 The Peytontown Baptist Church will celebrate their men and womens day, the guest for the morning worship service at 11:00 a. m. will be Rev. Mervin Johnson. The afternoon guest at 3:00 p.m. will be Rev. Alvin Farris Choir and Congregation of Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, dinner will be served. Chairpersons Dec. Calvin Mitchell and Sis. Bernice Campell.

Pastoral anniversary

Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3:30 p.m., the congregation of Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church invite everyone in the community to join them as they honor a servant of our most high God, Elder Anthony Phelps Sr., and First Lady Sister Margaret Phelps. Special guests for the afternoon will be Rev. Floyd Ballew, choir and congregation of Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church. Dinner will be served and everyone is welcome. Host Pastor is Elder Anthony Phelps Sr.

Country Ham Breakfast

Saturday, November 3, 7 a.m to noon, everyone is invited to a Country Ham Breakfast at

First Baptist Church, Francis St., Richmond. The breakfast is hosted by the Men’s Fellowship. Rev. Robert R. Blythe, is the pastor. For additional information, call the church at 624-2045. $6 per plate.

Serving others, uniting people

Saturday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. everyone is cordially invited to Soup Day at First Baptist Church, 300 Francis St., Richmond.

 The theme for the missionary project hosted by the church’s Children’s Fellowship is Love: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. There will be free food, fun and fellowship as well free coats and other winter clothing. Rev. Robert R. Blythe is host pastor. For more details, call 624-2045.

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

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: is 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 Rd, Berea, KY.

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 Rd Richmond, KY 40475. E-mailed announcements should be sent to: 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 Christ stay fresh in your mind and in your heart. Until we meet again, may God bless you.