By Anthony Phelps Sr.
Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
— Psalms 63:3-7
A time to say thank you to Richmond community
The pastors of the Predestinarian Baptist Churches would like to say Happy New Year to all in our community and for your support throughout the community.
We’d like to say thank you for helping the churches and nonprofit organizations take care of the needy and sick in our community, for reaching to those who needed help and caring for those who needed help with Christmas.
Elder Virgil Gardner Pastor of Pleasant Green Predestinarian Baptist Church, Elder Raymond Walker Pastor of Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church and Elder Anthony Phelps Pastor of Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church also would like to thank all the organizations for reaching out to the families in the community by giving them a Merry Christmas. May God bless you all for the love you have given them.
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 St., Richmond.
Every Thursday from noon to 2:30 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 R.T. Hale.
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 Road, Richmond, KY 40475. E-mailed announcements should be sent to: anthonyphelps45@yahoo.
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 stay fresh in your mind and in your heart. Until we meet again, may God bless you.