The Richmond Register

November 3, 2012

Jesus is the love in our life

Church and Community Focus

By Anthony Phelps Sr.
Register Columnist

RICHMOND — Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.  He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son {to be} the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.  No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

(1 John 4:7-12 )

NAACP monthly 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., 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.

Also, our Free Lunch Ministry will be open and active, Thursday, Nov. 22, serving Thanksgiving Dinner from noon to 2:30 p.m.

www.saintpaulrichmond.com

Country Ham Breakfast

Saturday, Nov. 3, 7 a.m to noon, everyone is invited to a country ham Breakfast at First Baptist Church, Francis St., Richmond. The breakfast is hosted by the Men’s Fellowship. Rev. Robert R. Blythe, is the pastor. For additional information, call the church at 624-2045. $6 per plate.

Pastoral anniversary

Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3:30 p.m., the congregation of Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church invites everyone in the community to join them as they honor a servant of our most high God, Elder Anthony Phelps Sr., and First Lady, Sister Margaret Phelps. Special guests for the afternoon will be Rev. Floyd Ballew, choir and congregation of Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church. Dinner will be served and everyone is welcome. Host Pastor is Elder Anthony Phelps Sr.

Serving others, uniting people

Saturday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. everyone is cordially invited to Soup Day at First Baptist Church, 300 Francis St., Richmond.

 The theme for the missionary project hosted by the church’s Children’s Fellowship is “Love: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.” There will be free food, fun and fellowship as well free coats and other winter clothing. Rev. Robert R. Blythe is host pastor. For more details, call 624-2045.

129th Church Anniversary

Sunday, Nov. 11, at 3 p.m., The Mt Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Floyd Ballew, will be celebrating its 129th church anniversary,  Elder Howard Miller of New Liberty will be the guest.

Pastor Anniversary

Sunday, Nov. 18,  the members of Pleasant Green Predestinarian Baptist Church invite you to come and celebrate with them as they honor their pastor, Elder Virgil Gardner, on his first anniversary as their pastor. The guest for the 11 a.m. service will be Rev. Henry Kenny. At 3:30 p.m., the guests will be Elder Raymond Walker, choir and congregation of the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church. Elder Virgil Gardner is host pastor.

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: is 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 Rd, Berea, KY.

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.com 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 Christ stay fresh in your mind and in your heart. Until we meet again, may God bless you.