By Anthony Phelps Sr.
In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
— John 14:2-4
Do you know the way, the road map you need is Jesus Christ? The Son of God will show us the way.
Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church revival
April 10-12 at 7 p.m., the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church invites everyone to its spring revival. The evangelist for the three nights will be minister Juan Kenley, associate minister of St. Paul Predestinarian Batist Church in Lancaster. The host pastor is Elder Raymond Walker.
TRT ordination service
April 13 at 4 p.m., at the Tabernacle of Refuge and Transformation, 232 East Main St., minister James Todd will be ordained. Douglas Atkinson will deliver the message. At noon, April 14, the church will be celebrating pastor Brenda Douglas’ eighth anniversary. Everyone is invited.
New Liberty youth banquet
New Liberty Baptist Sunday School Convention’s 30th youth banquet will takeplace 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the EKU Perkins Building on Kit Carson Drive south of the Eastern Bypass.
Banquet speaker will be Rev. Chester Palmer, pastor of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church, Lexington. Music will be provided by Lic. Henry C. Kenney and the youth department choir.
The convention will pay special tribute to Bro. Jimmy Tevis, convention president.
Tickets for age 12 and under are $10, with ticket for ages 13 and up $20.
The banquet music committee (Sis. Lois Tevis, Sis. Felecia Ballard, Sis. Donna Kelley, Sis. Yvonne Cantrell) will practice with the youth department choir 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the First Baptist Church, Francis Street, Richmond.
Banquet planning committee: Rev. Robert R. Blythe, Sis. Patricia Ballard, Sis. Valerie Brown, Sis. Sandra Price, Sis. Terri Cornelison, Sis. Marva Harris, Sis. Judith L. Cunningham.
Sunday school fellowship day
Sunday, April 21, at 3 p.m., the Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church will be in fellowship with St. Paul AME Church of Richmond. Dinner will be served. Host pastor is Elder Anthony Phelps Sr. Everyone is welcome to come out and fellowship.
Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church spring revival
Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church will conduct its spring revival April 17-19, 7 p.m., with a different preacher each evening.
On April 17, minister James Todd of TRT Ministries will speak. He will be followed by pastor Owen Moody from the Richmond House of Prayer and the Rev. Raymond Walker of Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church. The Rev Floyd Ballew is host pastor.
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 come. “This is an ongoing, weekly ministry to serve the hungry, the homeless and feed anyone who walks in our doors,” says Pastor William Hale.
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.