I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Freedom Fund Banquet
“Insuring Our Future Through Participation” is the theme of the annual Freedom Fund Banquet of the Richmond Madison County Branch of the NAACP tonight, 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 which 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.
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.
Celebrate Red Ribbon Faith Day
On this Sunday, Oct. 28, as a part of the National Red Ribbon Week, the Faith Task Force of Madison County asks the Madison County faith community to join in the commitment and educational efforts to make our county “drug free.” As a symbol to denote this day, please provide red ribbons to members of your congregation or display one large red ribbon. The red ribbon pays homage to all men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in support of our nation’s struggle against drug trafficking and abuse. The Rev. Robert R. Blythe is Faith Task Force chair. W. Lloyd Jordisonis vice-chair.
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.
Peytontown Men and Women’s Day
Sunday, Oct. 28, the Peytontown Baptist Church will celebrate its men and womens day, the guest for the morning worship service at 11 a.m. will be Rev. Mervin Johnson. The afternoon guest at 3 p.m. will be Rev. Alvin Farris Choir and Congregation of Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, dinner will be served. Chairpersons Dec. Calvin Mitchell and Sis. Bernice Campell.
Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3:30 p.m., the congregation of Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church invites 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. Host Pastor is Elder Anthony Phelps Sr.
Country Ham Breakfast
Saturday, Nov. 3, 7 a.m to noon, everyone is invited to a country ham Breakfast at First Baptist Church, Francis St., Richmond. The breakfast is hosted by the Men’s Fellowship. Rev. Robert R. Blythe, is the pastor. For additional information, call the church at 624-2045. $6 per plate.
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.
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.
Also, our Free Lunch Ministry will be open and active, Thursday, Nov. 22, serving Thanksgiving Dinner from noon to 2:30 p.m.
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.
Church and Community Focus
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
St. Mark Christmas Bazaar Dec. 7
St. Mark's Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. One of the favorite items, the Cookie Trays, a glass plate filled with delicious homemade cookies and decorated with holiday flair will again be available as will tables of other baked goods including pies, cakes, coffeecakes, fruitbreads, candy, and homemade bread. Jams, jellies and pickles will add to the goodies that will tempt your palate. There will also be craft items and a silent auction of two wooden angels, nearly life-size and handcrafted by parishioner Don Fourre, that will be a bargain. What would be a better time than now to purchase them to decorate the front of your home.
Let the light in you shine for others to see
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
RAMA, MCHRC to host informational potluck
The Madison County Human Resource Council and the Richmond Area Ministerial Association (RAMA) are hosting an informational potluck luncheon Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Richmond.
Gathering time begins at 11:30 a.m. in the church’s Harper Multi-Ministry Center. Lunch is at noon.
Jesus is your deliverer
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that (spirit) of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.
(1 John 4:1-4)
Recalling ‘A Sweet Spirit’
I recently spent some time talking with Bill Strong and, of course, old times came into the conversation.
He spoke of his mother, Martha, who had been born in Breathitt County during the Depression years.
Union City Ruritan Halloween party Saturday
The annual Halloween party will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. this Saturday at Union City Ruritan. Donations of candy and baked goods will be needed. Volunteers also are needed. For more details, call Marty Sewell at 623-9369.
Union City Christian Churc’s annual fallfestival is 5 to 7:30 p.m. this Sunday. Trunk-or-treat will be one of the activities.
Birthday celebration at Halcomb Knob Farm on Friday
It’s a bright and beautiful Tuesday morning here in Paint Lick with a welcome sunshine after the cooler, rainy night, yet we will see an even stranger Wednesday as our weather will turn to freezing rain and maybe some snow!
I know that in my lifetime, I have never seen days like these! I thank my good Lord for all that He sends our way – even the strange stuff – because I do know that one day things will be better.
Waco churches planning Halloween ‘trunk-or-treat’
Brrrr. You can tell November is just around the corner!
After an unusually warm fall (was it just last week?), these 40-ish temperatures sure feel winter-like, don't they?
Someone said the other day that he believes we have only two seasons now – summer and winter. I'm inclined to agree.
You know next week is Halloween and trick or treat for the youngsters. Most of our churches are offering “trunk-or-treat” on that night, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. as an alternative and “safer” way to collect all those treats!
Christmas gathering at Kirksville Center is Nov. 2
Hello everyone. The trees are starting to turn colors. Kirksville always shines with its great beauty in the fall season.
I love the fall season, but I hate the cold weather.
Don’t forget the Josh Logan concert and dance Friday night. It is a family event. Admission is $5, and children age 12 and under are free. It all begins at 7 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Christian Church yard, goodies sale Nov. 2
The Mt. Pleasant Christian Church, 3085 Lexington Road, is preparing to have a gigantic yard and baked goods sale in their fellowship hall Saturday, Nov. 2.
The workers plan to gather everything together and preparing for the sale on Oct. 30.
Anyone wishing to donate furniture, winter coats, clothing of all sizes, old Christmas decorations or any other unneeded, but good, usable and well-functioning items for the sale. please call Elder Ron Richards at 527-3506, at least one week prior to the sale. This will give the men of the church ample time to make arrangements to pick up your denotation of non-broken, serviceable furniture and other clean, useful items if you cannot deliverer them.
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