By Anthony Phelps Sr.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.
But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.
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.
Concert at Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church
Sunday, Oct. 14, at 3:30 p.m., the Hunt Brothers will present a concert at the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the lifting up the name of Jesus in songs. Host pastor is Elder Raymond Walker.
Fellowship at Pleasant Hill Baptist
Sunday, Oct. 14, at 3:30 p.m., Elder Anthony Phelps Sr. and congregation of the Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church will be in fellowship with the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Winchester. The host pastor is Rev. H.K. Taylor.
Family Day at Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church
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.
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.
Freedom Fund Banquet
“Insuring Our Future Through Participation” will be theme of the annual Freedom Fund Banquet of the Richmond Madison County Branch of the NAACP, Oct. 27 at the Armed Forces Reserve Center at the entrance of the Blue Grass Army Depot.
John Johnson, executive director of the Kentucky Human Rights Commission, will be the guest speaker for the banquet that starts at 6 p.m. in the center, 233 Battlefeild Memorial Hwy. (US 421).
Local NAACP Youth Scholarship recipients will be recognized.
Cost for the buffet dinner is $ 25 each.
Tickets are available from branch officers or by calling (859) 544-1390.
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.
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.
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 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: 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.
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 Christ stay fresh in your mind and in your heart. Until we meet again, may God bless you.