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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Church and Community Focus
And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
St. Mark Christmas Bazaar Dec. 7
St. Mark's Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. One of the favorite items, the Cookie Trays, a glass plate filled with delicious homemade cookies and decorated with holiday flair will again be available as will tables of other baked goods including pies, cakes, coffeecakes, fruitbreads, candy, and homemade bread. Jams, jellies and pickles will add to the goodies that will tempt your palate. There will also be craft items and a silent auction of two wooden angels, nearly life-size and handcrafted by parishioner Don Fourre, that will be a bargain. What would be a better time than now to purchase them to decorate the front of your home.
Let the light in you shine for others to see
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
RAMA, MCHRC to host informational potluck
The Madison County Human Resource Council and the Richmond Area Ministerial Association (RAMA) are hosting an informational potluck luncheon Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Richmond.
Gathering time begins at 11:30 a.m. in the church’s Harper Multi-Ministry Center. Lunch is at noon.
Jesus is your deliverer
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)
Recalling ‘A Sweet Spirit’
I recently spent some time talking with Bill Strong and, of course, old times came into the conversation.
He spoke of his mother, Martha, who had been born in Breathitt County during the Depression years.
Union City Ruritan Halloween party Saturday
The annual Halloween party will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. this Saturday at Union City Ruritan. Donations of candy and baked goods will be needed. Volunteers also are needed. For more details, call Marty Sewell at 623-9369.
Union City Christian Churc’s annual fallfestival is 5 to 7:30 p.m. this Sunday. Trunk-or-treat will be one of the activities.
Birthday celebration at Halcomb Knob Farm on Friday
It’s a bright and beautiful Tuesday morning here in Paint Lick with a welcome sunshine after the cooler, rainy night, yet we will see an even stranger Wednesday as our weather will turn to freezing rain and maybe some snow!
I know that in my lifetime, I have never seen days like these! I thank my good Lord for all that He sends our way – even the strange stuff – because I do know that one day things will be better.
Waco churches planning Halloween ‘trunk-or-treat’
Brrrr. You can tell November is just around the corner!
After an unusually warm fall (was it just last week?), these 40-ish temperatures sure feel winter-like, don't they?
Someone said the other day that he believes we have only two seasons now – summer and winter. I'm inclined to agree.
You know next week is Halloween and trick or treat for the youngsters. Most of our churches are offering “trunk-or-treat” on that night, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. as an alternative and “safer” way to collect all those treats!
Christmas gathering at Kirksville Center is Nov. 2
Hello everyone. The trees are starting to turn colors. Kirksville always shines with its great beauty in the fall season.
I love the fall season, but I hate the cold weather.
Don’t forget the Josh Logan concert and dance Friday night. It is a family event. Admission is $5, and children age 12 and under are free. It all begins at 7 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Christian Church yard, goodies sale Nov. 2
The Mt. Pleasant Christian Church, 3085 Lexington Road, is preparing to have a gigantic yard and baked goods sale in their fellowship hall Saturday, Nov. 2.
The workers plan to gather everything together and preparing for the sale on Oct. 30.
Anyone wishing to donate furniture, winter coats, clothing of all sizes, old Christmas decorations or any other unneeded, but good, usable and well-functioning items for the sale. please call Elder Ron Richards at 527-3506, at least one week prior to the sale. This will give the men of the church ample time to make arrangements to pick up your denotation of non-broken, serviceable furniture and other clean, useful items if you cannot deliverer them.
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