And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life. (Rev 21:22-27)
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 Ky.
Yard sale at New Vision Church today
A multi-family yard sale is taking place Saturday (today) from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The New Vision Church, 3313 Irvine Road, across from Shell Mart. Lots of interesting items will be for sale, and all venders are welcome. Hot dogs and drinks will be sold. Everyone is welcome to come out for great bargains.
Giveaway yard sale
The Children’s Fellowship of First Baptish Church, Francis Street in Richmond, will host a FREE yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 8. Items such as clothing, shoes, household items, furniture, toys and much more will be given away. The event is in keeping with the fellowships with the theme Serving All in LOVE, based on 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. For more details, cal the church at 624-2045. Rev. Robert Blythe is the pastor.
Christian tea party
On Saturday, Sept. 8, at 4 p.m., the Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church, 286 Charlie Norris Road, will host a tea social for women and men. Special guest will be Sis. Vallerie Taylor of Lexington. Singing will be part of the program. Everyone is welcome to join us.
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.
Upward Bound Ministries
UBM’s 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 violent behavior?
• Has your teen had problems with the law?
Teen Turning Point serves as an intervention program for teens identified as at risk for academic failure due to defiant and destructive behavior, substance abuse, or potential judicial interaction.
The 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.
Teen Turning Point objective is to provide hands-on, educational experiences regarding the benefits of replacing unhealthy behaviors with physical activity. (i.e., boot camp, obstacle courses, planned physical activities weekly)
It also provides opportunities and support for young people to explore careers and connect their schooling to careers (i.e., mentoring teens, career field trips, academic and career counseling.) In addition, it helps students of all ages become college-ready and mentally healthy (i.e., drug resistance skills and information, spiritual character development, self-management skills, communication skills, academic support and parent-child relationships)
For more details about Teen Turning Point, contact Darnell Hill, Executive Director/Founder, at 986-1650 or TTP Coordinator Brad Reynolds, 200-1632. You also may visit www.upwardboundministries.org
Substance abuse can have a serious impact on a community’s ability to be strong and healthy. It is not just one issue, it is a combination of issues that add up and influence the way in which a community functions.
Upward Bound Ministry’s Turning Point is an intervention program for adults with addictions and compulsive behaviors issues.
Upward Bound’s Cope ministry supports parents, spouses, grandparents or family members who are affected by the addictions and compulsive behaviors of family members or friends.
Upward Bound Ministries’ Lifeline is a drug awareness and prevention that is telecast once a week to Time Warner Cable’s viewing audience in Richmond and Berea.
UBM’s Turning Point ministry serves adults with addictions and compulsive behaviors. UBM Cope serves as a support program for adults and family members impacted by addictions and compulsive behaviors.
Upward Bound Ministries Inc. is a non-profit, Christian, faith-based, multi-component ministry with a 501 (c) 3 tax exemption certification from the IRS.
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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.
Church and Community Focus
And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
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.
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.
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!”
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.
Annual St. Paul AME tea Sunday
Most people think of a “tea” as an idle get-together to chat and socialize.
Jesus is our brother
Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God.
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.
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.
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
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.
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