By Anthony Phelps Sr.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
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 St., Richmond.
The family of Mathew Dunnie Willis Simpson would like to thank everyone for all acts of kindness during this time of beravement.
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.
The free lunch ministry will be open and active, Thursday, Nov. 22, serving Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec 2, the members of the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church will be celebrating the anniversdaruy of their pastor, Elder Raymond Walker. Everyone is invited to come and join us as we honor this man of God. The special guest for the morning service will be Elder Juan Kennly. The afternoon guests at 3 p.m. will be Elder Virgil Gardner choir and congregation of Pleasant Green Predestinarian Baptist Church. Dinner will be served. Elder Raymond Walker is host pastor.
Farristown Men's Christmas Musical, Church Gala
Sunday, Dec. 9, the annual Men's Christmas Musical and Church Gala will take place at Farristown Baptist Church beginning at 3 p.m. Dinner will be served after the morning worship service, and a holiday dessert reception will be held following the musical.
Minister Ray Reed, interim pastor, and Felecia J. Ballard, music ministry leader, invites everyone to join the congregation in this celebration of Christ’s birth.
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.