But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, for by grace ye are saved.
He hath raised us up together and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus so that in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
— Ephesians 2:4-7
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 attend. “This is an ongoing, weekly ministry to serve the hungry, the homeless and feed anyone who walks in our doors,” says Pastor William Hale.
Concord Spiritual Hour
Saturday (today) at 6 p.m., the Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church will host its annual Spiritual Hour program. Several choirs and soloists from the community will be participating. “Everyone is invited to come out and help us lift the name of Jesus in songs and praises,” said Sister Madge Huguely, the program’s sponsor.
The Pleasant Green Predestinarian Baptist Church will be having a ham breakfast sale, May 4 at 7 a.m. at the Ashlor Lodge #49 on Francis Street.
Church fellowship Sunday
Sunday at 3 p.m., the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church will host the Rev. Alven Farris and congregation of Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church for its afternoon program. The host pastor is Elder Raymond Walker.