By Anthony Phelps Sr.
But this I say, he which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:6-8 )
The Richmond/Madison County Branch of the NAACP meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in 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 R.T. Hale.
Tates Creek Predestinarian
Aug. 16-19, the Tates Creek Predestinarian Baptist Association will be in session at the Mother Church of the association, the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church, 209 E. Irvine St. The host pastor is Elder Raymond Walker. Elder James O. McPherson is moderator.
Farristown Homecoming/Rally Day
Sunday, Aug. 19, Farristown Baptist Church, will celebrate its annual homecoming and rally day. The Rev. Dr. Robert R. Blythe, pastor of First Baptist Church, Francis Street, Richmond, will be guest preacher for the 11 a.m. worship service. For the 3 p.m. afternoon worship service, Dr. Blythe will be joined as guest by the choirs and congregation of First Baptist Church.
Liberty Chapel hymn sing
Sunday, Aug. 19, at 6 p.m., Liberty Chapel will have its Third Sunday Hymn Sing. The Smith Sisters will be featured singers for the night. All are invited to attend and fellowship.
Rally Day/Old-Fashion Basket Meeting
August 26, 3 p.m., the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church will celebrate its annual homecoming/rally day. The Rev. William Hale and congregation of St. Paul AME Church of Richmond will be special guests. Dinner will be served. Elder Raymond Walker is host pastor.
Teen Turning Point
UBM Ministry’s Turning Point serves as an intervention program for adults with addictions and compulsive behaviors. UBM Cope serves as a support program for adults and family members impacted by addictions and compulsive behaviors.
UBM’s Teen Turning Point/Peer to Peer Talk Show serves as 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 violent behavior?
• Has your teen had problems with the law?
Teen Turning Point serves as an intervention program for teens identified as at risk for academic failure due to defiant and destructive behavior, substance abuse, or potential judicial interaction. The 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.
Teen Turning Point objective is to provide hands-on, educational experiences regarding the benefits of replacing unhealthy behaviors with physical activity. (i.e., boot camp, obstacle courses, planned physical activities weekly)
It also provides opportunities and support for young people to explore careers and connect their schooling to careers (i.e., mentoring teens, career field trips, academic and career counseling.) In addition, it helps students of all ages become college-ready and mentally healthy (i.e., drug resistance skills and information, spiritual character development, self-management skills, communication skills, academic support and parent-child relationships)
For more details about Teen Turning Point, contact Darnell Hill, Executive Director/Founder, at 986-1650 or TTP Coordinator Brad Reynolds, 200-1632. You also may visit www.upwardboundministries.org
Upward Bound at Turning Point/Cope
UBM Turning Point: serves as an intervention program for adults with addictions and compulsive behaviors issues. 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.
UBM Cope: serves as a support program for adults and family members impacted by addictions and compulsive behaviors issues. Cope is a group that is very concerned about the struggles their love ones are having with addiction, behavior, and relationship issues. The group learns how they help their love ones. Many in this group have had to suffer the consequences of being a victim of circumstance. Consequently, many of the participants in this group have had to separate themselves from their love ones due to the lack of trust.
More details available at www.upwardboundministries.org.
For help, contact Darnell Hill at email@example.com or by phone, 986-1650 or 358-5908.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Jesus stay fresh in your minds and in thy heart. Until we meet again, may God bless you.