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“That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” —1 John 1:3, 7.


Sunday at 3 p.m., Saint Paul AME Church at 437 Francis Street, will have a concert featuring  Sis. Betty Jo Gilbert and the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome to come out and lift up the name of Jesus.  William R.T. Hale is the host pastor. For more information, please call Bro. Pete Ferris at 661-9549.

Men and women’s day

Sunday, the Peytontown Baptist Church will observe its annual men and women’s day. Their morning guest will be Minister Derrick Cantrell, associate minister from First Baptist Church at 11 a.m. and their 3 p.m. guest will be the Rev. J.J Cunningham from First Baptist Church Berea, Ky. Chairpersons are Deacon Calvin Mitchell and Sis. Bernice Campell.

Church and Community Fun Day

Farristown Baptist Church will host its annual Church and Community Fun Day today from noon to 3 p.m. Games, hayrides, vendor booths and free food.

Red Ribbon Week

Churches of Madison County are invited to join the Faith Task Force of Madison County, Inc. in celebrating 2011 Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Week which is today through Oct. 30. Sunday will be known as Red Ribbon Faith Sunday. Congregations are asked to wear or display red ribbons in recognition of the day.  Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the county. It serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of a drug free America.

Country ham breakfast

On Saturday, Oct. 29 from 6 to 11 a.m., there will be a country ham breakfast at Saint Paul AME Church in Richmond. Tickets are $6. The menu includes ham, eggs, hashbrown casserole, biscuits, apples and more. The host pastor is William T. Hale. For more information, call the Church at  625-0041.

Tates Creek mass meeting

A Tates Creek mass meeting will  be Oct. 29 at 11 a.m., the Tates Creek Predestinarian Baptist Sunday School mass meeting will be at St. Paul Predestinarian Baptist Church in Lancaster.

Fifth Sunday worship service

On Oct. 30 at 3:30 p.m., Tates Creek Predestinarian Baptist Association Fifth Sunday service will be  conducted at the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist, Church 209 East Irvine Street, Richmond, Ky. The host pastor is Elder Raymon Walker.

Fall Revival

A fall revival will be Nov. 1-3 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church. The associate ministers from First Baptist Church will bring the message each night. For more information, please call the Rev. R. Blythe at 624-2045.

Ladies Ministries Auction

On Nov. 4 at 6 p.m., the ALM Church of God will be hosting a ladies ministry auction at 1705 Irvine Rd., Richmond, Ky. Come and support the ladies ministries. The event will feature donated items from local merchants, a bake sale and lots of baby items.

Pastoral anniversary

On Nov. 6 at 3:30 p.m., the Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church will be honoring  its pastor Elder Anthony Phelps Sr. and first lady Margaret L. Phelps . The morning guest preacher will be Elder Chriss Simpson. The special guests for the afternoon service will be Elder Micheal McPherson, and the choir and congregation of the Sweetleaf Primitive Baptist Church of Louisville, Ky. Dinner will be served, and everyone is invited.

New church

The Old Regular Baptist Church of Jesus Christ of the Indian Bottom Association is establishing a new church in Richmond. It meets at 9:30 a.m. the first Sunday of every month at the Best Western Holiday Plaza, on the Eastern Bypass near Exit 87 interstate 75. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call Elder H.B. Reedy Jr. at 333-7138.

NAACP meeting

The Richmond/ Madison County Branch of the NAACP meets on the first Thursday of every month, 7 p.m., in the First Baptist Church, 302 Francis Street, Richmond. No registration fees.

Special note

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: 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 our Lord, Jesus Christ, stay fresh in your minds until we meet again.

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