As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.

Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;

Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. (2nd Corinthians 9:9-11)

Upcoming community and church events

• Pastoral Anniversary, 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.

• Christmas Bazaar, Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First Baptist Church, Francis and Collins, Richmond. There will be a jewelry boutique, baked goods, silent auction and lunch available. Hosted by the Women's Fellowship. For more info, call (859) 624-2045.

• 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.

• 25th Anniversary Men's Christmas Musical, Sunday, Dec. 8, 3 p.m., Farristown Baptist Church. The Farristown Men's Choir will hold its 25th Anniversary Christmas Musical and Church Gala. Other church choirs and soloists will join in the program. A festive dinner and Christmas deserts will be served after morning service. All are invited. Sister Felecia J. Ballard, Minister of Music; Rev. Ray Reed, Pastor.

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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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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