Elder Anthony Phelps, Sr.
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
(1 Cor 13:1-13)
Mt. Nebo Rally Day
Sunday, June 23, at 3 p.m., the Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church will host its annual rally day. Special guests will be Pastor Thelma Parks of Harvest Light Family Ministry in Dayton, Ohio.
Goodloe Chapel Men/Women’s Day
Sunday, June 23, at 3:30 p.m., the Goodloe Chapel Baptist Church will host its annual men and women’s day, their afternoon guests will be the Rev. Dave L. Razibee and congregation of Winburn Baptist Church of Lexington. Everyone is invited to come, and dinner will be served. Host Pastor is Rev. Hunter Byrd Jr.
Gospel concert June 29
Saturday, June 29, at 3 p.m., the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist male chorus and guest will be performing at the church, 209 E. Irvine St. Elder Raymond Walker, the host pastor, and this dynamic gospel group invite the entire community to come and join in, lifting up the name of Jesus in songs and praises
Fish fry and bake sale
Saturday, June 29, at 11 a.m., the Embry/Gilbert Family Reunion will be conducting a fish fry and bake sale at 901 E. Irvine St. Come out and enjoy homemade pies and cakes other items. Call ahead and reserve your pie or cake. Phone: 859-624-1590
pastors to be guests
Sunday, June 30, at noon, T.R.T. Ministries, 232 E. Main St., Richmond, will host Pastors Vincent and April Morris and the congregation of Restorer of Paths Ministries in Georgetown. Everyone is invited. Brenda Douglas host pastor. James Todd youth pastor.
Rally Day in the country
Sunday, July 7, at 3:30 p.m., Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church will host its annaul old-fashion basket meeting, better known as rally day. Guest for the afternoon will be Rev. Bruce Malcom of Cincinnati, Ohio. Everyone is invited. Host pastor is Elder Anthony Phelps Sr.
retreat July 12-13
Farristown Baptist Church will conduct its 2013 Christ-Centered Marriage Retreat, July 12-13, at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.
Facilitators will be the Rev. Samuel Peoples and Mrs. Benita Peoples
Rev. Peoples is pastor of Broadway Missionary Baptist Church in Winchester. A 2004 graduate of Simmons Bible College with a bachelors degree in Christian education and pastoral ministry, he is studying for a master of divinity degree and earned doctorate in theology.
He is dean of the Consolidated District Sunday School and BTU Convention, Bible instructor for the George W. Dupee Bible Institute and board member and Bible instructor for the Progressive National Baptist Convention.
Mrs. Benita Peoples is a 2012 graduate of the University of Kentucky with master’s of science in family studies with an emphasis on marriage and family therapy.
She was formerly employed by the University of Kentucky Family Center in Lexington, where she worked as office co-coordinator until 2011. She is a recipient of the Lyman R. Johnson Academic Fellowship and The William C. Parker Scholarship Award.
Mrs. Peoples is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. She volunteers to serve the Fayette County Detention Center female population and mentors to residents of the Florence Crittendon Home in Lexington , KY.
The Christ-Centered Marriage Retreat is for all married couples, from newlyweds to those married 50 years or more. You must be married or have a wedding date set to attend.
The cost is $150 per couple, which includes hotel, all meals, transportation and workshop.
Reservations for hotel and workshop booked through the FBC Marriage Retreat Committee, Sis. Valerie Brown, chair, 859-608-3031 and Sis. Barbara Reed, 859-248-8336.
To reserve your seats on the van, contact Minister Ray Reed at 859-302-1943.
You may view the hotel and take a virtual tour of the amenities online at www.legacyhotellouisville.com/.
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
Every Thursday, noon-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,” says Pastor William Hale.
Pathway to Wholeness
session at St. Paul AME
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.
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.