By Anthony Phelps Sr.
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
1 Thes 5:6-8
TRT eight anniversary
The Tabernacle & Refuge and Transformation, 232 East Main St., will celebrate pastor Brenda Douglas’ eighth anniversary, 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23. Special guest will be pastor Floyd Ballew and the Mt. Nebo Church family. Everyone is invited.
Super Sunday college fair
The Super Sunday College Fair will begin at 11 a.m., Feb. 24, at the First Baptist Church, 300 Francis St., Richmond. You can earn a college degree and obtain a good-paying career. Learn how at the Somerset College Community College Super Sunday college fair. College representatives will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about applying, college programs and financial aid — everything you need to know to get started. Light refreshments will be served. For more details, call Karen Wright, (606) 451-6703.
Seasonal tea Feb. 24
St. Paul AME Church, 437 Francis St., Richmond, will host its seasonal tea, sponsored by “The Legendary” Ms. Edith Jean Pinkston 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. “This is her annual event and is not to be missed,” said the Rev. William Hale, pastor of St. Paul.
The Richmond/Madison County Branch of the NAACP meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 302 Francis St., Richmond.
Every Thursday, from noon to 3 p.m., Saint Paul AME Church, 437 Francis St., Richmond, serves a free lunch to all who come. “This is an ongoing, weekly ministry to serve the hungry, the homeless and feed anyone who walks in our doors,” says Pastor William Hale.
‘Be in the No’ Domestic, teen violence seminar
A seminar/open forum for girls and young women on teen dating violence and sexual assault will be conducted 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at St. Paul AME Church, 437 Francis St., Richmond. Refreshments will be served. The seminar is free and open to the public, but a love offerings will be taken and donations will be appreciated.
For details, contact Susie Bates, 353-5329 or 779-9280, or Jessica Browning 773-3393 or (502) 773-3393.
Appreciation lunch March 14
“For those who serve in our community — elected officials, law enforcement officers, fire fighters, EMS personnel, city and county workers, pastors, ministers and all of those who serve faithfully throughout our Richmond and Madison County community, and therefore all those who work to serve others, the St. Paul AME Church, extends a very special invitation to come on Thursday, March 14, anytime between noon and 4 p.m. to eat a free meal, have fellowship and give the ministers, officers and members the church an opportunity to show you how much we appreciate all that you do!”
Upward Bound Ministries
“Teen Turning Point” is an intervention and prevention program for teens identified as “At Risk” for academic failure, substance abuse issues and potential judicial interaction.
• Is your teen experiencing trouble at school? (suspension, truancy, grades)
• Does your teen display defiant or rebellious behavior?
• Has your teen had problems with the law?
Register your child online at www.upwardboundministries.org
Teens with defiant and rebellious behaviors, substance abuse, or potential judicial interaction issues needs this program. Our goal is to improve the health and well-being of teens in Madison and the surrounding counties, specifically addressing physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Other Ministry Components:
Turning Point: An intervention program for adults with addictions and compulsive behaviors issues.
Cope: Supports parents, spouses, grandparents or family members who are affected by the addictions and compulsive behaviors of family members or friends.
Lifeline: Is drug awareness and prevention that is telecast once a week to Time Warner Cable’s viewing audience in Richmond and Berea.
For more details about Teen Turning Point, call Darnell Hill, executive director/founder, at 986-1650 or TTP Coordinator Brad Reynolds, 200-1632. We are located at Church on the Rock 1049 Richmond Road in Berea.
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Until next week
May the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus stay fresh in your minds, and in all thy heart. Until we meet again God bless you.