Anthony Phelps

Anthony Phelps Sr.

I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. (2nd Timothy 4:1-8)

Upcoming community and church events

• 146th Session Tate's Creek Predestinarian Baptist Association, Aug. 15-18, Pleasant Green Predestinarian Baptist Church, 377 College Hill Rd, Waco. Moderator is Elder James McPherson; Host Pastor Elder Virgil Gardner. On Thursday, business session at 2 p.m., Bible class at 5:30 p.m., Ladies Union at 7, Ministers/Wives Union 8; On Friday, Business Session at 9:30 a.m., Introductory Service at 11:30, Usher Union Service at 2:30 p.m., Bible Class at 5:30, Educational/ Devine Service at 7:30; On Saturday, Business Session at 9:30 a.m., Memorial Service at 11:30, Business session at 2:30 p.m., Women’s Program at 2:30, Youth and Young Adults Program at 6, Devine Service at 7; On Sunday, Sunday School at 10 a.m., Devine Worship Service at 11:30, dinner will be served after service.

• Pastoral Anniversary Celebration, Aug. 24-25, Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church. The church is celebrating our pastor Rev. Alvin L. Issacs 1st Year Pastoral Anniversary. We will have a musical celebration Aug. 24 at 4 p.m. and a guest preacher, Rev. Freddy Moody Jr. on Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. Come celebrate with us and enjoy dinner with us after morning service on Sunday.

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.

Be part of ShareShoes

Please visit the website at to learn how to participate. If any church opts to have the collection bin, we'll help set it up and pick it up a month later. We check periodically to empty the collection bin throughout the month.

Individually you can contribute either alone or with friends and families, in so many ways. As a group, you can support the activities of individual contributors or conduct your own shoe collection drives. As school staff and students, you can help support community activism. Schools can participate in shoe collection drives quite easily.

Call ShareShoes at 859-551-0015 or email for more information.

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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