The Richmond Register

November 23, 2013

Let the light in you shine for others to see

By Anthony Phelps
Register Columnist

RICHMOND — 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.

(Matthew 5:14-16)

A special thank you

Elder Anthony Phelps Sr and Sis Margaret Phelps would like to thank all the members of Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church and their family and friends and everyone who helps him with his ministries. Thank you for coming out to help celebrate his tenth year Pastoral anniversary God bless you all for the love you shared with us.

Service of healing Nov. 24

The Red House United Methodist Church, 2400 Red House Road, will conduct a Service of Healing to focus on God’s love and healing in our lives 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24.

“As we move into the holiday season, many of us are experiencing emotional pain and sickness in our bodies as we deal with grief and loss,” said Pastor Rodney Stewart-Wilcox. “While the holiday season can sometimes make these experiences even more difficult. The promise in scripture is that we can find healing and hope in Christ.”

Chili supper

On your way to the Christmas Parade? Stop by and join First Baptist Church High School Fellowship for a bowl of chili, crackers, dessert and drink.  Friday, Dec. 6, at First Baptist Church, Francis Street, 6-8 p.m., $3 per person donation

For questions please call the church at 624-2045.

Thanksgiving service

Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m., the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church, 209 E. Irvine St., invites everyone in the community to come and give God thanks with singing and praises. Congregations of the Pleasant Greeen Predestinarian Baptist Church and the Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church will be joining in the service. Host pastor is Elder Raymond Walker.

Gospel program at T.R.T.

Friday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m., the members of the T.R.T Ministries will be hosting a gospel event, and their special guest is Bishop Ronald Ross of the Temple Deliverence, everyone is invited.

Pastoral Anniversary Celebration

 The members of the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church invite everyone to come and help celebrate Elder Raymond Walker pastoral anniversary, Dec. 1. Their morning guests will be Elder Anthony Phelps and congregation of Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church. The special guests for the afternoon will be Rev. Floyd Ballew and congregation of Mt Nebo Missionary Baptist Church. Dinner will be served. Host pastor is Elder Raymond Walker.

Men's Day at Farristown Baptist

On Sunday, Dec. 8, during the morning service, the Farristown Baptist Church will observe Men's Day. During the 3 p.m. afternoon service the church will hold the Annual Men's Christmas Musical and Church Gala. A Christmas dinner will be served after the Morning Service and a Holiday Reception will follow the musical.

Free-lunch ministry

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.

NAACP 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.

Special note

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.