And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.

Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them.(Jeremiah 30:19-20)

Upcoming community and church events

• Annual Pastor Anniversary, Sunday, Nov. 17, Pleasant Green Predestinarian Baptist Church, Waco. All are invited to the 8th Pastoral Anniversary of Elder Virgil Gardner Pastor. Morning guest preacher will be Elder Chris Simpson of Boneyville Baptist church in Stanford while afternoon guests will be Pastor Robert Coulter and congregation of Boneyville Baptist church in Stanford. Morning service at 1130, afternoon service at 3:30. Dinner will be served before afternoon service.

• Church Anniversary, Sunday, Nov. 17, First Baptist Church of Berea Middletown. The church will celebrate 125 years of service, their afternoon guest will be Pastor Chester Palmer, faith way at Zion Hill Baptist Church, choir and congregation from Lexington. Dinner will be served everyone is invited to come and celebrate with us. Host pastor Rev J.K Cunningham.

• Pastoral Anniver-sary, Dec. 1, Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church. Members will celebrate their pastor anniversary. Their morning guest is Rev Alvin Farris 11:30 a.m., and their afternoon guest is Rev. Ray Reed Farristown Baptist Church at 3:30. Host pastor Elder Raymond Walker. Everyone is invited to come out and celebrate.

• End of the Year SongFest, Dec. 7., 4 p.m., T.R.T Ministries. All are cordially invited to come fellowship for our End of the Year SongFest! When "all" God's children get together what a time of rejoicing this will be.

Free Lunch Ministry, every Thursday from noon to 3 p.m. at Saint Paul AME Church, 437 Francis St., Richmond.

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

Richmond Human Rights Commission

The purpose of the RHRC is the public policy of the city to promote fair treatment and equal opportunity for all people regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or physical disability of any type. Board: The board is made up of 7 volunteer members with a three-year term limit. The Human Rights Commission meetings are on the 2nd Thursday of the month 7 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room

If you feel you have been denied your rights because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or physical disability of any type, please contact us with your name, phone number, mailing address, email and brief explanation of event.

Send to Richmond Human Rights Commission, P.O. Box 1113, Richmond, KY 40476; or email

Special note

To all churches and civic organizations: To place your church or civic activity in this column via the U.S. Postal Service, please send all information at least one week in advance. Address is: Church & Community Focus, 715 Bonanza Road, Richmond, KY 40475.

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All announcements must be received by 6 p.m on Tuesday of the week you wish your announcement to appear.

Until next week, may the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus stay fresh in your minds, and in all your hearts.

Until we meet again, may God bless you.

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