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Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Heaven is far beyond the stars, but you don’t need a spaceship to reach it. In fact, you can’t reach Heaven by launching yourself into space aboard even the most powerful of rockets build by human ingenuity. No, the only way to reach Heaven is by kneeling and reaching out to God in prayer. A prayer offered in complete faith, truth, humility and love travels infinitely faster than the speed of light to the throne of God and brings Him closer to those who offer them up. Creation is vast and mysterious, and all its secrets are known only to God its Creator. In fact, in comparison to Creation as a whole, human beings are nothing. Yet, we are also more than Creation itself because we and we alone are made in the image of God and, unlike the universe, will survive our physical death and exist for eternity. This reality is why it is so important that each and every one of us kneel in prayer, asking God for His forgiveness and blessing so that our eternity may be one of joy, happiness and love. To refuse to kneel in prayer in this life is to experience a completely different kind of eternity.


Thursday, Sept. 3

Noon: The Community Prayer Meeting will be observed at the USC-U gazebo.

Please come and join with fellow citizens of Union County, and with others in other places as we pray for our country, our community, our state, and also for our world, and for the Church. Please pray for our military and our police, who risk their lives to serve and protect us.

If you can’t get there, please take some time for special prayer during the day. All are welcome.

Sunday, Sept. 13

10 a.m.: The Gospel Chorus of the Foster Chapel Baptist Church in Jonesville celebrates their anniversary. Everyone is welcome to come and join us for this joyous occasion. Rev. W. E. Smith, Pastor.

11 a.m.: Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church holds Homecoming. The guest speaker will be Rev. Danny Keen. Dinner will be served at noon. We invite friends and former members of the church to attend.

1 p.m.: The descendents of Byrd and Etta Smith Ivey holds their Annual Family Reunion at Tabernacle Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Please bring a well-filled picnic basket and drinks. Plates, cups, silverware, and ice will be provided.

Sunday, Sept. 13-Thursday, Sept. 17

6 p.m. & 7 p.m.: St. Paul Baptist Church holds revival. The Rev. Adrian Kollock, pastor of Poplar Springs AME Church of Laurens, will be the guest speaker at the 6 p.m. Sunday service. The Rev. Charles B. Jackson Sr., pastor of the Brookland Baptist Church of West Columbia, will be the speaker during the 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday services. Rev. A.L. Brackett, Pastor.

Saturday, Sept. 19

11 a.m.: The pastor, members and friends of Kingdom Heart Ministry are extremely excited about our upcoming Women Conference. Our theme is Ultimate Survival and we would like to personally invite you and your friends to share this with us.

The conference will be held at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 478 Cedar Grove Road, Jonesville.

Be sure to save the date so we can personally spoil you while you experience our outstanding worship and amazing speakers Sister Eliza Thompson, Lady Vonda Wilson, Sister Jocelyn Peake, Minister Rita Mims, Deacon Sonja Harris, and Minister Jackie Peake Thompson. Please join us with an expectation to be loved, embraced, strengthened, and uplifted.

Our prayer for this conference is that we all will be more fully awakened and receptive to God’s incredible love, that we will experience his presence more deeply and intimately, and that we will allow his Holy Spirit to quicken us to understand our value and purpose. The attire will be camouflage if you wish.

Rev. Edward Pressley, Pastor. Sister Teresa Nash, Secretary.

7 a.m.-3 p.m.: The McBeth Baptist Church Praise Dance Team Ministry holds a Yard Sale, Hot Dog Sale and Car Wash at McBeth Baptist Church, 105 Lawson Avenue, Union.

The menu includes:

• 1 Hot Dog — $1.25

• 2 Hot Dogs — $2

• Chips — .50

• Canned Sodas — $1

• Bottled Water — $1

The Car Wash portion of the event includes:

• Cars Washed — $10

• SUV’s/Trucks — $15

The funds raised will be used by the Praise Dance Team to purchase new uniforms.

Sunday, Sept. 20

3 p.m.: Corinth Baptist Church holds its annual revival. Rev. Terry W. Norman, former Union resident and current pastor of Old Pilgrim Baptist Church in Greenville County will be the guest speaker. Rev. J. Archie Calhoun, Pastor.

Sunday, Sept. 20-Wednesday, Sept. 23

9:30-10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Bethlehem United Methodist Church holds Homecoming and Revival.

Homecoming will begin with Sunday School on Sunday, Sept. 20 from 9:30-10:45 a.m. followed by the Morning Worship Service. Rev. Mike Scales will bring the message.

There will be a Covered Dish Meal at 12:30 p.m. following the morning service. Everyone is invited to stay for the fellowship over in the Family Life Building. Please bring a well-filled basket. Tea will be provided.

Sunday Evening Service begins our revival at 7 p.m. Mr. Michael Grady will bring the message.

The revival continues on the following evenings with the following speakers:

Monday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. with Rev. Ron Towery of Buffalo United Methodist Church.

Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. with Rev. Kevin Dalton of Landrum United Methodist Church.

Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. with Rev. Tuie Wentz of Duncan Acres United Methodist Church and Bethel United Methodist Church.

There will be special music each night. Come out and join us and receive a blessing!

Sunday, Sept. 27

3 p.m.: The Union County Prayer Foundation will be having their 1st Fellowship Service. It will be held at The Clinton Chapel on South Enterprise St in Union.

Come and help us lift up the Name of Jesus in fellowship with one another.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Heaven is far beyond the stars, but you don’t need a spaceship to reach it. In fact, you can’t reach Heaven by launching yourself into space aboard even the most powerful of rockets build by human ingenuity. No, the only way to reach Heaven is by kneeling and reaching out to God in prayer. A prayer offered in complete faith, truth, humility and love travels infinitely faster than the speed of light to the throne of God and brings Him closer to those who offer them up. Creation is vast and mysterious, and all its secrets are known only to God its Creator. In fact, in comparison to Creation as a whole, human beings are nothing. Yet, we are also more than Creation itself because we and we alone are made in the image of God and, unlike the universe, will survive our physical death and exist for eternity. This reality is why it is so important that each and every one of us kneel in prayer, asking God for His forgiveness and blessing so that our eternity may be one of joy, happiness and love. To refuse to kneel in prayer in this life is to experience a completely different kind of eternity.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_0002.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times Heaven is far beyond the stars, but you don’t need a spaceship to reach it. In fact, you can’t reach Heaven by launching yourself into space aboard even the most powerful of rockets build by human ingenuity. No, the only way to reach Heaven is by kneeling and reaching out to God in prayer. A prayer offered in complete faith, truth, humility and love travels infinitely faster than the speed of light to the throne of God and brings Him closer to those who offer them up. Creation is vast and mysterious, and all its secrets are known only to God its Creator. In fact, in comparison to Creation as a whole, human beings are nothing. Yet, we are also more than Creation itself because we and we alone are made in the image of God and, unlike the universe, will survive our physical death and exist for eternity. This reality is why it is so important that each and every one of us kneel in prayer, asking God for His forgiveness and blessing so that our eternity may be one of joy, happiness and love. To refuse to kneel in prayer in this life is to experience a completely different kind of eternity.
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