The Richmond Register


October 18, 2013

Holding true to our faith in Him

RICHMOND — Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; and having an high priest over the house of God; let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering, for he is faithful that promised

— Heb 10:19-23

Women’s Empowerment Service

Saturday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m., the Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting a women’s empowerment service and everyone is invited

The topic is: “Taking Authority Over Your Issues” based on Matthew 8: 43-47. The host pastor is the Rev. Floyd Ballew.

Family Day at Concord

Sunday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. the Concord Predestinarian Predestinarian Baptist Church will host its annual Family Day service. The afternoon guest swill be Elder Raymond Walker and congregation of the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church. Dinner will be served and everyone is invited. Host pastor is Elder Anthony Phelps Sr.

First Baptist Choir Day

“Why Do We Sing” will be the theme and Psalm 47:6-7 will be the text as First Baptist Church, Francis Street, celebrates Choir Day on Sunday, Oct. 20.

Guest preacher for the 11 a.m. worship service will be the Rev. W.M. Garlington of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Harlan, Kentucky. The musical program will start at 3:30 p.m. Choirs from various churches will sing praises to God!

The Rev. Robert R. Blythe is host pastor.

Laymen’s Day at Mt. Nebo

Sunday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. the Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church will present its Laymen’s Day program. Guest speaker will be Pastor R.L. McDonald of The First Philadelphia Independent Ministries in Louisville. Host pastor is the Rev. Floyd Ballew.

Farristown Family Fun Day

On Saturday, Oct. 26, from noon to 4 p.m., Farristown Baptist Church, Menelaus Road, Berea, will celebrate Family Fun Day with food, fun and games, and a hayride. Minister Ray Reed is interim pastor. For more details, call 986-2716.

Young Adult Day celebration

Sunday, Oct. 27, at 11 a.m., Order My Steps will be the theme and Psalm 119:133 will be the text for Young Adult Day at First Baptist Church, Francis Street, Richmond. The Rev. Michael Jackson, associate minister of the church, will speak. The Rev. Robert R. Blythe is the pastor.

Men/Women’s Day

Sunday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. the Peytontown Baptist Church will host its annual Men and Women’s Day. The afternoon guest will be Elder Raymond Walker and congregation of the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church.

Dinner will be served and everyone is cordially invited to come out.

The Rev. Mervin Johnson is host pastor. Event chairpersons are Deacon Calvin Mitchel and Sis Bernice Campbell.

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 Street, Richmond.

Free-lunch ministry

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.

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.comand 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.

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  • Bethlehem Baptist celebrating 160 years

    In 1854, a brave group of Baptists helped organize Bethlehem Baptist Church under the leadership of Bro. J.J. Edwards and N.B. Johnson.
    The church was started in the southeastern Madison County community known as Bearwallow. Other names that it has been called include Buffalowallow, Bethlehem and Dreyfus.

    May 15, 2014

  • KFTC pie auction Friday at Union Church

    The Berea chapter of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth is hosting its fourth annual fundraising pie auction from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Union Church, 200 Prospect St.
    The live auction of homemade pies will start at 8 p.m. Two ceramic pie plates made and donated by Turning Wheel Pottery will be featured in the auction, said Beth Bissmeyer of KFTC. The Down Home Divas will perform live old-time music and tell stories.

    March 18, 2014

  • 3-5 Paula Deen.jpg Paula Deen coming for St. Mark benefit tea

    Paula Deen, the cook, author and entrepreneur known for her southern-style food, will make a personal appearance in Lexington on Memorial Day, May 26, hosted by Richmond’s St. Mark Catholic Parish.
    Deen will be the special guest for tea and conversation at the Carrick House, 312 N. Limestone St., in downtown Lexington.
    “The tea will begin at the ‘proper’ time – half past 2 – and guests will enjoy a lovely afternoon featuring traditional foods, such as scones, small cakes, cookies and finger sandwiches,” said Father James Sichko, pastor of St. Mark Parish. “I think everyone will enjoy the conversation, too!”

    March 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • 3-2 AdventureMaze1.jpg An aMAZEing afternoon of exploration

    “I’m getting too old for this,” one father exclaimed as his little one tugged his hand toward the entrance of the maze for another go.
    Clad in knee pads and headlamps, a band of young explorers and a few brave adults, made their way through a network of dark tunnels. They passed through a black-light room and finally a triangular overhead bridge before they descended into a belly crawl to come out near where they began.

    March 2, 2014 13 Photos

  • Annual St. Paul AME tea Sunday

    Most people think of a “tea” as an idle get-together to chat and socialize.

    February 21, 2014

  • Anthony-Phelps-c.jpg Jesus is our brother

    Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God.
    (Ephesians 2:19)

    February 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • 2-6 EastsideStrawberries.jpg Chocolate strawberry sales to help fund trip

    Fusion Student Ministries at Eastside Community Church, 2010 Catalpa Loop, is selling homemade chocolate-covered strawberries just in time for Valentine’s Day to fund its July trip to the Prince of Peace Home for Girls in San Cristobal, Guatemala.
    A church member, known for her candy-making, will be dipping the strawberries herself, said Carla Perry, who is heading up the fundraiser.

    February 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • Radio Maria US to carry ‘Among Friends’

    “Among Friends,” a program by Father James Sichko of St. Mark Parish in Richmond, will become part of the regular schedule of Radio Maria US beginning 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8.
    “Father Jim will share real lived experiences and connect them to the gospel to help listeners find Jesus and His lessons in all aspects of life,” an announcement from Radio Maria states.

    January 4, 2014

  • Anthony-Phelps-c.jpg Rejoice in God’s loving kindness this year

    Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.
    My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
    Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
    — Psalms 63:3-7

    January 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Madison brass to present music of Holst, others at Episcopal Church

    The Second Sunday concert 2 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour will feature the Madison Brass performing some all-time favorite melodies arranged for brass.
    The concert will include some of the ensemble’s favorite melodies, said Patrick Tuck, the group’s founder and director.
    “Gustav Holst’s “Second Suite in F,” one of the selections, is an inspired arrangement of some of the most familiar melodies in European art music,” Tuck said.

    January 3, 2014