By Anthony Phelps Sr.
For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
Rally Day at New Liberty
On Sunday, Aug. 11, at 3 p.m., the New Liberty Baptist Church of Bobtown will observe its annual rally day. Their afternoon guests will be the Rev. Eugene Turner and congregation of Second Independent Baptist Church in Athens. Dinner will be served. Host pastor is the Rev. Alfonso Kenny.
Tates Creek Predestinarian Baptist Association Convention
Aug. 15-18. the Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church will be hosting the 140th Tates Creek Predestinarian Baptist Association Convention. All churches will be in attendance with officers and members. Messengers from several associations also will be joining in the fellowship.
“We are encouraging all members to come and be a part of this historic moment in history,” said Moderator Elder James McPherson and host pastor Elder Anthony Phelps Sr.
Everyone is invited to come out for fellowship.
AME conference revival
The Kentucky AME Annual Conference Revival will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 19-20, at the St. Paul AME Church, 437 Francis St., Richmond. The Rev. Dr. Frederick A. Wright Sr., pastor of Quinn Chapel AME Church, Forest Park, Ohio, will be the revivalist. The conference is Sept. 18-22 at the church.
NAACP meets monthly
The Richmond/Madison County Branch of the NAACP meets the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, 302 Francis St., Richmond.
Pathway to Wholeness session
Pathway to Wholeness, “A God-centered, Bible study recovery program based on the 12-step principles,” meets 6 p.m. every Thursday at St. Paul AME Church, 437 Francis St., Richmond.
“Please come and join us in learning about the healing power of Christ,” said the Rev. Junann Johnson, the leader. The Rev. William R.T. Hale is the pastor.
Every Thursday from noon to 3 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 Hale.
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 need 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 behavior 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, call 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 in Berea.
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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.