By Anthony Phelps Sr.
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Soul food Saturday
Saturday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m., the outreach ministry of Saint Paul AME Church, 437 Francis St., Richmond, will serve a “soul food” meal.
For $5 a plate, guest may choose: soup beans with fixin’s (onions, relish, cornbread), cole slaw, pigs feet, dessert, and drink; white chicken chili; chili with spaghetti noodles; chili without spaghetti noodles; or 12 bean chili; sandwich, dessert and drink.
For more details call, 625-0041 or visit, www.saintpaulrichmond.com.
AME Founder’s Day
Saint Paul AME Church, 437 Francis St., Richmond, will celebrate its denomination founder, the Rt. Rev. Richard Allen, on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Orea Jones-Wells, chaplain, VA Medical Center in Lexington will speak. Dinner will be served following the service.
Pastor anniversary, Feb. 17
Sunday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m., Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its pastor’s eight anniversary. The guests will be the Rev. William Hale and congregation of St. Paul AME Church.
Seasonal tea, Feb. 24
Saint Paul AME Church, 437 Francis St., Richmond, will host its seasonal tea, sponsored by “the legendary” Ms. Edith Jean Pinkston on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m. “This is her annual event and is not to be missed,” said the Rev. William Hale, pastor of St. Paul.
Pathway to Wholeness
Saint Paul AME Church, 437 Francis St., Richmond, is conducting a “Pathway to Wholeness.” God-centered recovery Bible study based on the Twelve-Step Principles.
“Please come and join us in learning about the healing power of Christ,” said the Rev. William Hale, St. Paul pastor.
The study meets 6 p.m. every Tuesday, and is being led by the Rev. Junann Johnson.
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 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.
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, 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.
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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.