By Anthony Phelps Sr.
The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain and be raised the third day.
– Luke 9:22
The Richmond/Madison County Branch of the NAACP meets 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at the First Baptist Church, 302 Francis St., Richmond.
Pathway to Wholeness session
Pathway to Wholeness, “A God-centered, Bible study recovery program based on the 12-step principles, meets 6 p.m. every Thursday at St. Paul AME Church, 437 Francis St., Richmond.
“Please come and join us in learning about the healing power of Christ,” said the Rev. Junann Johnson, the leader. The Rev. William R.T. Hale is the pastor.
Every Thursday, noon-3 p.m., St. 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 Hale.
Sunday School Mass Meeting
Saturday at 11 a.m. The Tates Creek Predestinarian Baptist Sunday School Mass Meeting will take place at Pleasant Green Predestinarian Baptist Church, all members are encouraged to attend. Paul McPherson is president, Elder Virgil Gardner the host pastor.
Concord Predestinarian Baptist spring revival
April 3-5, at 7 p.m., the Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church will be in revial for three nights with preaching by Elder Virgil Gardner and singing by the choir of Pleasant Green Predestinarian Baptist Church. Everyone invited.
Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church revival
April 10-12 at 7 p.m., the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church invites everyone to its spring revival. The evangelist for the three nights will be minister Juan Kenley, associate minister of St. Paul Predestinarian Batist Church in Lancaster. The host pastor is Elder Raymond Walker.
T.R.T ordination service
April 13 at 4 p.m., at the Tabernacle of Refuge and Transformation, 232 East Main St., minister James Todd will be ordained. Douglas Atkinson will deliver the message. At noon, April 14, the church will be celebrating pastor Brenda Douglas’ eighth anniversary. Everyone is invited.
Art Show: Art…A Spiritual Gift, at Episcopal Church of Our Saviour
The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour is opening its first annual visual art show – Art…A Spiritual Gift – with a public wine tasting and reception with the artists from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, April 5. The evening will feature music by local performer Sidney Parsons.
Art…A Spiritual Gift is the result of months of planning with renowned artist and show curator Ronald Gosses.
“Inspired by shows around the country like Art for God’s Sake in Detroit, we sent out a call in January to Kentucky artists age 18 years and older” says Patrick Tuck, director of arts at the Church of Our Saviour. “We accepted entries in the categories of water color, oil and acrylics, and mixed media on paper and ended up with over 30 wonderful pieces.”
The opening wine tasting reception is free, but a $5 dollar suggested donation at the door benefits the evening’s entertainment and participants.
Most pieces are for sale and the show offers monetary awards in each category as juried by Ronald Gosses, Pat Banks, and Patrick Tuck.
“The church will be a buzz as artists drop off their works for the installation and as our curator transforms our church space into an art space,” Tuck says. “Come early to other events at the Church of Our Saviour to view the show through May 23. Opportunities include 2 p.m. Second Sunday concerts on April 14 and May 12 and an Irish Dance Caeli, 7 p.m. Friday, May 3.”
The church is also planning weekdays in April and May to have the space open for public viewing.
The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Madison County, is located at 2323 Lexington Road, Richmond, north of White Hall Elementary School.
For directions or for more details, email email@example.com or call the show curator Ronald Gosses at 624-8077.
New Liberty youth banquet
New Liberty Baptist Sunday School Convention’s 30th youth banquet will takeplace 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the EKU Perkins Building on Kit Carson Drive south of the Eastern Bypass.
Banquet speaker will be Rev. Chester Palmer, pastor of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church, Lexington. Music will be provided by Lic. Henry C. Kenney and the youth department choir.
The convention will pay special tribute to Bro. Jimmy Tevis, convention president.
Tickets for age 12 and under are $10, with ticket for ages 13 and up $20.
The banquet music committee (Sis. Lois Tevis, Sis. Felecia Ballard, Sis. Donna Kelley, Sis. Yvonne Cantrell) will practice with the youth department choir 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the First Baptist Church, Francis Street, Richmond.
Banquet planning committee: Rev. Robert R. Blythe, Sis. Patricia Ballard, Sis. Valerie Brown, Sis. Sandra Price, Sis. Terri Cornelison, Sis. Marva Harris, Sis. Judith L. Cunningham,
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: 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, call 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 Road in Berea.
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Until next week
May the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus stay fresh in your minds, and in all thy heart. Until we meet again God bless you.