By Anthony Phelps Sr.
“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” 2nd Corinthians 3:17
Slavery, racism film
On Saturday at 7 p.m., Episcopal Church of Our Saviour on Lexington Road invites everyone in the community to view a film that gives a powerful new perspective on the slave trade and racism and what we can do about it today. The film, “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North,” by filmmaker Katrina Browne, examines the horror she when she discovered that her ancestors had been deeply involved in the slave trade. This film has been instrumental in opening a discussion about slavery reparations within the Episcopal Church and beyond.
Members of the Justice and Peace Commission from the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington will be present to facilitate a discussion following the viewing of the film.
For directions, visit the web site at oursaviourky.org or call the church at 623-1226.
“A Journey From Slavery to Freedom,” featuring tenor Whit Whitaker, will be presented March 13 at 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior 2323 Lexington Road. He will be accompanied by Diana Hallman, pianist. The event is free and family friendly. For details, call Sandra Plant at 624-5960.
On March 26 at 6 p.m., the Dixiepark Cornerstone Baptist Church in Berea, will host a benefit singing, featuring the Watson Family and the Doan Family. Everyone is welcome.
On March 20 at 3 p.m., Concord Predestinarian Baptist Church will observe its friends day. Special guests will be Pleasant Green Predestinarian Baptist Church and congregation and friends. Dinner will be served. Everyone is welcome. Host pastor is Elder Anthony Phelps Sr.
First Baptist Church, 425 Eastern Bypass, will be hosting a two-day seminar, “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage” on March 18 from 7 to 10 p.m. and March 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. The registration fee $69 per couple. Call the church at 623-4028 or register online at www.firstbaptistnet.com.
Upward Bound Ministries
Turning Point is a point in your life where you have decided to make the right turn and address the issues that have enslaved you with a life-hindering addiction. It is a place where you can understand life controlling issues, how they develop, and the impact they have on individuals and their families. It is a place where you can just be you and realize how others are having some of the same problems you are having. It is a place where you can feel safe in sharing some of the most intimate and private things in you life. It is a place where you can be loved for who you are, and not be judged or condemned because of what you have become. It is a place where you can receive biblical truth about what is going on in your life, and how you can overcome it.
Cope is a group that is very concerned about the struggles their love ones are having with addiction, behavior and relationship issues. Our goal is to bring love ones back together in unity and in love. This can only happen through using biblical principals that will show people how much God love them regardless of what they have done in dealing with the issues that they are facing. The issue of hurt, worry, stress and anxiety are referred to as stronghold in the Bible We encourage our participants to allow God to help them break these strongholds that should not be apart of their lives by understanding what is going in this world by believing what is said in the bible regarding the things they are going through.
For help, contact Upward Bound Ministries. Contact Darnell Hill, founder/executive director, by e-mail at email@example.com, call 986-1650 or 358-5908, or visit online at www.upwardboundministries.org.
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.
Are you just following the church crowd, or are you looking into the word yourself? Come to our Bible study, and you will be enlightened in the word of God. Bible study is at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Greater Faith Ministries, 201 Aqueduct Dr., Richmond. If you need directions or have any questions about what they are teaching, call Pastor Kevin Pryor at 200-5508.
Why are so many people sick?
Sin is not the answer! If you want to know the answer, come to Grace Evangelism Ministries of Kentucky 2:30 p.m. every Sunday at 373 N. Estill Ave., Richmond.
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Until next week
May the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ, stay fresh in your minds until we meet again.