The Richmond Register

December 22, 2012

The gift of Christmas is the Prince of Peace

Church and Community Focus

By Anthony Phelps Sr.
Register Columnist

RICHMOND — For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulders: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

(Isaiah 9:6-7)

NAACP meeting

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

Free-lunch ministry

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.

The free lunch ministry will be open and active, Thursday, Nov. 22, serving Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 2:30 p.m.

www.saintpaulrichmond.com

Tates Creek Predestinarian Baptist Mass Meeting

Saturday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m., the Tates Creek Predestinarian Baptist Association Sunday School Mass Meeting will be held St. Paul Church in Lancaster. All churches in the association are invited to attend these meetings. The host pastor Elder Barry Bowman.

Fifth Sunday service

Sunday, Dec. 30, at 3:30 p.m., the Tates Creek Predestinarian Baptist Association Fifth Sunday service will be hosted by the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church. The host pastor is Elder Raymond Walker.

New Years Eve Watch Night

Monday, Dec. 31, at 10:30 p.m., the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church will hold its annual community watch night service with Pleasant Green and Concord Predestinarian Baptist churches. They invite the community to come out and help celebrate the new year. Everyone is welcome. The host pastor is Elder Raymond Walker.

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: is 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, contact 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, Berea, KY.

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 new address is: Church & Community Focus, 715 Bonanza Rd Richmond, KY 40475. E-mailed announcements should be sent to: anthonyphelps45@yahoo.com 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 all thy heart. Until we meet again God bless you.