Elder Anthony Phelps, Sr.
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that (spirit) of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.
(1 John 4:1-4)
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.
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.
Second pastoral anniversary
Sunday, Nov. 3, the members at Pleasant Green Predestinarian Baptist Church will be celebrating the second anniversary of their pastor, Elder Virgil Gardner. The morning speaker is Elder Kenny Chenault and their at 3:30 p.m. guest is Rev. Robert R. Blythe and congregation of First Baptist Church, Richmond. Everyone is invited.
Country ham breakfast
On Saturday, Nov. 2, the Men’s Fellowship of First Baptist Church, Francis Street, Richmond, will host a country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon. Donation of $6 per meal requested. For details, call 624-2045.
10th pastoral anniversary
“I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.” (Deuteronomy 18:18)
On Sunday, Nov. 3, at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., the Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church will celebrate the 10th pastoral anniversary of its pastor, Elder Anthony Phelps Sr.
The morning guest preacher will be Elder Chris Simpson and friends of Stanford, Ky. Special guests for the afternoon will be his close friend, Elder Raymond Walker Jr., choir and congregation of the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church. Dinner will be served.
The church invites everyone to come out and help celebrate with its pastor and first lady.
Holiday lunch at Red House
The Red House United Methodist Church will host a “Holiday Lunch and Homemade Goodies Sale” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9. Lunch will be served both days with coffee and donuts served in the morning. The church is located at 2400 Red House Road.
Christian Song Festival
Saturday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church will host a Christian Song Festival different Choirs and Soloist in the Community will be singing please come out and help us lift the name of Jesus in songs and praise.
Thanksgiving Worship Service
Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m., the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist will host its annual Thanksgiving worship service everyone is invited to come and worship.
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 Road, Richmond, KY 40475. E-mailed announcements should be sent to: anthonyphelps45@yahoo.
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 mind and in your heart. Until we meet again, may God bless you.