The Richmond Register

August 31, 2013

When we come together, God gives us the increase

By Anthony Phelps Sr.
Register Columnist

RICHMOND — Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.  And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.  And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common.  And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart.  Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved

— Acts 2:41-47

NAACP meets monthly

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

A wonderful host

Moderator James McPherson and the official staff and pastors of the Tates Creek Predestinarian Baptist Assocition would like to thank all their churches and the host church, Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church, for a outstanding job and a wonderful 140th session of this Grand Old Body of Believers in Christ. We thank you for all your hard work.

Sunday School Mass Meeting

Saturday at 11 a.m., the Tates Crekk Predestinarian Baptist Sunday School Convention Mass Meeting will be held at the Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church. All members and officers are encouraged to attend and please bring their youth to participate. Deacon Paul McPherson is the president. Host pastor is Elder Anthony Phelps Sr.

Fish Fry

St. Paul AME Church, 437 Francis St., Richmond, will host a fish fry 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (today) from Fish dinners are $6. For delivery call the church at 625-0041. Visit for more details. Host pastor is the Rev. R.T. Hale.

141st church anniversary

St. Paul AME Church will be celebrating its 141st anniversary 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Guest preacher will be Tony Gooch, licentiate of Bethel AME Church in Boneyville.

AME Conference Revival

The Kentucky AME Annual Conference Revival will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20, at the St. Paul AME Church, 437 Francis St., Richmond. The Rev. Dr. Frederick A. Wright Sr., pastor of Quinn Chapel AME Church, Forest Park, Ohio, will be the revivalist. The conference is Sept. 18 through 22 at the church.

Prince Hall Day

Sunday, Sept. 8, at 4 p.m., the Ashler Lodge No. 49 Prince Hall F&AM, will host their Prince Hall Day at the Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church. Lodge officers are: Russell Glover, worshipful master; Marlon Morris, senior warden; David Olinger, junior warden; Johnny Harris, secretary; Shon Parks, treasurer.

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.

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 (suspension, truancy, grades) at school? Does your teen display defiant or rebellious behavior? Has your teen had problems with the law?

Register your child online at

Teens with defiant and rebellious behaviors, substance abuse or potential judicial interaction issues need 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 behavior 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 a drug awareness and prevention program 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.

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 Road, Richmond, KY 40475. Emailed announcements should be sent to: 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.