The Richmond Register

February 8, 2014

Jesus is our brother

By Anthony Phelps Sr.
Bluegrass Institute

RICHMOND — Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God.

(Ephesians 2:19)

St. Paul fish fry postponed

The fish fry originally scheduled for today by the Men’s Ministry of St. Paul AME Church has been postponed until Saturday, March 29.

Church anniversary

Today, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m., Pastor Owen Moody will be preaching and hosting the ninth church anniversary at the House of Prayer on Mule Shed Lane. Several churches and choirs will be participating. Everyone is invited to come and help lift up the name of Jesus.

AME Founder’s Day, Feb. 9

St. Paul AME Church, 437 Francis St., will celebrate the life and legacy of the denomination’s founder, Bishop Richard Allen, on Sunday, Feb. 9, during the 11 a.m. service. Dinner will be served afterward.

Evangelist to speak at TRT

Sunday, Feb. 9, at noon, evangelist Rose Pennman will be preaching at TRT Ministries, 232 E. Main St. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the feast as the table will be spread with the word of God. Brenda Douglas is pastor and James Todd is youth pastor.

Black History celebration

The Young People’s Department of St. Paul AME Church will celebrate Black History during the 11 a.m. worship, Sunday, Feb. 16.

Edith Pinkston Tea is Feb. 23

Ms. Edith Jean Pinkston of St. Paul AME Church is sponsoring her annual tea, 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, in support of the church’s van ministry. The Rev. Dr. Calvin H. Sydnor, editor of the AME Christian Recorder, will be special guest.

Ash Wednesday is March 5

St. Paul AME Church will conduct an Ash Wednesday service 6:30 p.m. March 5.

The Rev. William R.T. Hale is the pastor. For more details about the church and its events, visit,

NAACP meeting

The Richmond/Madison County Branch of the NAACP meets 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at the First Baptist Church, 302 Francis St., Richmond.

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.

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 address is: Church & Community Focus, 715 Bonanza Road, Richmond, KY 40475.

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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.