By Anthony Phelps Sr.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh. (Luke 6:45)
On the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. (Luke 8:15)
And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. (Act 15:8-9)
And having an high priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised.) (Hebrews 10:19-23 )
The Richmond/Madison County Branch of the NAACP meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, 302 Francis St., Richmond.
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.
Saturday, Aug. 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., good food and gospel singing fundraiser to buy pews for Riverhill Church, 3755 Lexington Road (behind Clays Ferry Estates. Meals includes either fried catfish or talapia, two sides, cornbread or roll, dessert and drink $ 7. Donations accepted. For details email firstname.lastname@example.org
Goodloe Chapel Homecoming/Rally Day
Sunday, Aug. 5, 3:30 p.m. Goodloe Chapel will host their annual rally day. The Rev. Richard B.L Fowler and the congregation of the Ninth Street Baptist Church of Covington will be their guests and everyone is invited. Dinner will be served. The host pastor is Rev. Hunter Byrd Jr.
New Liberty Baptist Homecoming/Rally Day
Sunday, August 12, 3 p.m., New Liberty Baptist Church in Bobtown will host its annual rally day. The Rev. Nathan Moore, choir and congregation of First African Baptist Church of Lexington will be special guests. Dinner will be served. Host pastor is Rev. Alfonso Kenny.
Tates Creek Predestinarian Baptist Convention
August 16-19, the Tates Creek Predestinarian Baptist Association will be in session at the Mother Church of the association, the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church, 209 E. Irvine St. The host pastor is Elder Raymond Walker. Elder James O. McPherson is moderator.
Rally Day/Old-Fashion Basket Meeting
August 26, 3 p.m., the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church will celebrate its annual homecoming/rally day. The Rev. William Hale and congregation of St. Paul AME Church of Richmond will be special guests. Dinner will be served. Elder Raymond Walker is host pastor.
Teen Turning Point
UBM Ministry’s Turning Point serves as an intervention program for adults with addictions and compulsive behaviors. UBM Cope serves as a support program for adults and family members impacted by addictions and compulsive behaviors.
UBM’s Teen Turning Point/Peer to Peer Talk Show serves as 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 violent behavior?
• Has your teen had problems with the law?
Teen Turning Point serves as an intervention program for teens identified as at risk for academic failure due to defiant and destructive behavior, substance abuse, or potential judicial interaction. The 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.
Teen Turning Point objective is to provide hands-on, educational experiences regarding the benefits of replacing unhealthy behaviors with physical activity. (i.e., boot camp, obstacle courses, planned physical activities weekly)
It also provides opportunities and support for young people to explore careers and connect their schooling to careers (i.e., mentoring teens, career field trips, academic and career counseling.) In addition, it helps students of all ages become college-ready and mentally healthy (i.e., drug resistance skills and information, spiritual character development, self-management skills, communication skills, academic support and parent-child relationships)
For more details about Teen Turning Point, contact Darnell Hill, Executive Director/ Founder, at 986-1650 or TTP Coordinator Brad Reynolds, 200-1632. You also may visit www.upwardboundministries.org
Upward Bound begins at Turning Point
Turning Point is a place in your life where you have decided to make the right turn and address the issues that have enslaved you with a life hindering addiction. It is a place where you can understand life controlling issues, how they develop, and the impact they have on individuals and their families. It is a place where you can just be you and realize how others are having some of the same problems you are having. It is a place where you can feel safe in sharing some of the most intimate and private things in you life. It is a place where you can be loved for who you are, and not be judged or condemned because of what you have become. It is a place where you can receive biblical truth about what is going on in your life, and how you can overcome it.
More details available at www.upwardboundministries.org.
For help, contact Darnell Hill at email@example.com or by phone, 986-1650 or 358-5908.
A note of thanks
The family of Nannie Jackson Walker wishes to thank each and everyone for cards, food, flowers and all acts of kindness shown during their time of bereavement. Rev. Raymond Walker, Rev. Hunter Byrd and all ministers for their words of encouragement. May God bless each and everyone of you.
The family of Ruth Ferrell, Jeroline Cantrell and Marshall Walker.
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 stay fresh in your minds and in thy heart. Until we meet again, may God bless you.