By Elder Anthony Phelps, Sr.
Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.
Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.
(1 Chr. 16:8-9)
Rally Day at Concord
Sunday, July 7, at 3:30 p.m., Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church will host its annual old-fashion basket meeting, better known as rally day. Guest for the afternoon will be Rev. Bruce Malcom of Cincinnati, Ohio. Everyone is invited. Host pastor is Elder Anthony Phelps Sr.
First Baptist Berea homecoming
Sunday at 3 p.m., First Baptist of Berea will host its annual homecoming service. Their guests will be the Rev. Leon Slatter and congregation of Cadentown Baptist Church. Everyone is invited. Host pastor is Rev. J.K Cunningham.
Farristown marriage retreat July 12-13
Farristown Baptist Church will conduct its 2013 Christ-Centered Marriage Retreat, July 12-13, at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.
Facilitators will be the Rev. Samuel Peoples and Mrs. Benita Peoples
Rev. Peoples is pastor of Broadway Missionary Baptist Church in Winchester.
Mrs. Benita Peoples was formerly employed by the University of Kentucky Family Center in Lexington, where she worked as office co-coordinator until 2011. She is a recipient of the Lyman R. Johnson Academic Fellowship and The William C. Parker Scholarship Award.
The Christ-Centered Marriage Retreat is for all married couples, from newlyweds to those married 50 years or more. You must be married or have a wedding date set to attend.
The cost is $150 per couple, which includes hotel, all meals, transportation and workshop.
Reservations for hotel and workshop booked through the FBC Marriage Retreat Committee, Sister Valerie Brown, chair, 859-608-3031 and Sister Barbara Reed, 859-248-8336.
To reserve your seats on the van, contact Minister Ray Reed at 859-302-1943.
You may view the hotel and take a virtual tour of the amenities online at www.legacyhotellouisville.com/.
Calling all Youth! Calling all Youth! Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church will be having a Summer Youth Explosion with special guest “Iron-N-Iron,” Friday, July 19 at 6 p.m. Youth, come out and get your Christ-like swag (saved with amazing grace) on.
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 from noon to 3 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 Hale.
NAACP meets monthly
The Richmond/Madison County Branch of the NAACP meets the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, 302 Francis St., Richmond.
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 need 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 behavior 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.