By Anthony Phelps Sr.
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.
May Rally Day
Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m., he Goodloe Chapel Baptist Church will host its annual May Rally and the afternoon guests will be the Rev. Marvin King and congregation of First Baptist Church in Winchester. Dinner will be served. The host pastor is Rev. Hunter Byrd Jr. and everyone is invited to come out and fellowship.
Men and Women's Day
Sunday, May 5, at 3:00 p.m., the Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church will host its annual Men and Women’s Day. The afternoon guests will be the Rev. Reed and congregation of Farristown Baptist Church. Dinner will be served. Host pastor is Elder Anthony Phelps Sr. Everyone is invited to come and worship with us.
Usher day planned May 5
Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church will observe usher day, Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. The afternoon guest will be Pastor Alvin Farris and the congregation of the Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church. Host pastor is the Rev. Floyd Ballew. The church is located at 1037 Jacks Creek Road, Richmond.
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Kirksville, will be having their church convention, Sunday May 5, 3 p.m.
The afternoon guest is Elder Virgil Gardner and congregation of the Pleasant Green Predestinarian Baptist Church and the community is invited to come out and fellowship.Host pastor is Rev. Howard Miller.
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: 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, 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.