By Elder Anthony Phelps, Sr.
But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations; (Deuteronomy 7:8-9 ).
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.
Tates Creek Day
Sunday, Oct. 7, at 3:30 p.m., the Pleasant Green Predestinarian Baptist Church will host the Tates Creek Predestinarian Baptist Association’s annual Tates Creek Day. Everyone is welcome to come out and fellowship with us. Host pastor is Elder Virgil Gardner.
Abundant Life Fall Revival
Abundant Life Ministries will be having their fall revival, Oct. 7-10 starting at 7 p.m. A different speaker is scheduled each night at the Abundant Life Ministries Church of God, 1705 Irvine Road. The host pastor is Edwin Lainhart. For more details, call 625-1755 or 625-5366. Everyone is welcome.
Concert at Richmond Predestinarian
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
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.
Men and Women’s Day
Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m., the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church will celebrate Men and Women’s Day. The Rev Floyd Ballew and congregation of Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church will be guests for worship at 3 p.m. Dinner will be served. 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.
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 to come.
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.
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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.