Choose wisely between the seasonal and the eternal


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Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Seasons come and seasons go, bringing and taking away the various activities we associate with each of them. There are lots of fun things to do in each of the seasons of the year and life just wouldn’t be the same if we couldn’t enjoy those that we find appealing. So there’s nothing wrong with doing fun things during each and every one of the seasons of the year. What is wrong, however, is when we put the transitory fun of the seasons ahead of the serious business of life which, like the seasons themselves, comes and goes, and, unlike the seasons, does not return in a year’s time. The great truth of life is that it is short while eternity is long and the most important thing we can do in this life is prepare for eternity. That’s where Christian faith comes in because it is only by accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and striving each day to have a closer walk with Him that we can prepare for eternity. Our seasonal pleasures should never distract us from this truth and each day of our lives we should live in accordance with that truth so that our faith does not suffer. Seasons come and seasons go and so does life and we should spend our short time building our relationship with Jesus Christ so that our eternity brings us greater happiness than all the seasonal fun combined.


Saturday, Oct. 24

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Morningside Baptist Church holds an infant care giveaway and Fall Festival.

Sunday, Oct. 25

9:30 a.m.: Grace United Methodist Church will celebrate Homecoming with light refreshments and fellowship in the church breezeway at 9:30; worship service at 10:30 a.m. including Spartanburg District Superintendent the Rev. Dr. Paul Harmon. Dinner will follow in the church fellowship hall.

11 a.m.: Maple Ridge Baptist Church holds it Annaul Family Day during morning services. Rev. Johnnie Johnson, Pastor.

11 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.: New Horizon United Christian Church holds its 22nd Anniversary Celebration during the 11 a.m. servic. The afternoon service will begin at 2:30 p.m. to celebrate our pastor, Orlando S. Allen’s 18th anniversary.

2:30 p.m.: Antioch AME Church holds Family and Friends Day. The public is invited. Rev. Sylvia Roberts, Pastor.

3 p.m.: Corinth Baptist Church holds Deacon Ordination for Trustee Dennis Ferguson, husband of Roslyn Ferguson, and Trustee Lonnie White, husband of Harriet S. White. Guest speaker is Rev. James Mason, Moderator of the Pacolet River Baptist Association, and Pastor of New Emanuel Baptist Church. Rev. J.A. Calhoun, Pastor.

Saturday, Oct. 31

6 p.m.: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church holds a Halloween Carnival. There will Trunk or Treating, games, and a meal. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday, Nov. 1

Noon-Until: Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1622 Kelly Road, Union, serves Sunday Dinner. The menu includes fried chicken, roast beef, steak & gravy, creamed potatoes, rice & gravy, macaroni pie, green beans, lima beans, slaw, rolls, tea, and dessert. Cost is $8 per person. Call 427-1622 for takeouts (ready at 11:45 a.m.).

Saturday, Nov. 7

4 p.m.: The Pacolet River Baptist Association holds its Second Annual Fellowship Banquet. The banquet will be at the Pacolet River Baptist Center on Lovers Lane. The fun and fellowship will include a Christian comedian, DJ, the Newly Wed Game and Diner.

Please come out and enjoy an fun filled evening. If anyone needs tickets please contact the Rev. Geoffrey Stephens, Pastor of the Red Hill Baptist Church, or any church member. Donation $10 for adults and children 12 and under free.

Rev Geoffrey Stephens, Banquet Chairperson

Sunday, Nov. 8

2:30 p.m.: McBeth Baptist Church Missionary Ministry invites you to come worship and fellowship with us on our Family/Friends Day Program. Our theme for the occasion is “A Willing Church, A Waiting World.”

Our guest Preacher/Speakers will be Minister Jackie Peake-Thompson (One Purpose of Spartanburg) and Shiloh Baptist Church, Pauline, and Pastor Adrian Kollock, Popular Spring AME Church, Laurens.

We pray that we will have a blessed time in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Sunday, Nov. 15

2 p.m.: Woodson Chapel Baptist holds their Annual Men’s Day Program. Deacon Ruben, a member of Woodson Chapel, will be the speaker. The public is invited. If you cannot attend we solicit your prayers that this program will be a success. R.E. Collins, Pastor.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Seasons come and seasons go, bringing and taking away the various activities we associate with each of them. There are lots of fun things to do in each of the seasons of the year and life just wouldn’t be the same if we couldn’t enjoy those that we find appealing. So there’s nothing wrong with doing fun things during each and every one of the seasons of the year. What is wrong, however, is when we put the transitory fun of the seasons ahead of the serious business of life which, like the seasons themselves, comes and goes, and, unlike the seasons, does not return in a year’s time. The great truth of life is that it is short while eternity is long and the most important thing we can do in this life is prepare for eternity. That’s where Christian faith comes in because it is only by accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and striving each day to have a closer walk with Him that we can prepare for eternity. Our seasonal pleasures should never distract us from this truth and each day of our lives we should live in accordance with that truth so that our faith does not suffer. Seasons come and seasons go and so does life and we should spend our short time building our relationship with Jesus Christ so that our eternity brings us greater happiness than all the seasonal fun combined.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_IMG_00028.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times Seasons come and seasons go, bringing and taking away the various activities we associate with each of them. There are lots of fun things to do in each of the seasons of the year and life just wouldn’t be the same if we couldn’t enjoy those that we find appealing. So there’s nothing wrong with doing fun things during each and every one of the seasons of the year. What is wrong, however, is when we put the transitory fun of the seasons ahead of the serious business of life which, like the seasons themselves, comes and goes, and, unlike the seasons, does not return in a year’s time. The great truth of life is that it is short while eternity is long and the most important thing we can do in this life is prepare for eternity. That’s where Christian faith comes in because it is only by accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and striving each day to have a closer walk with Him that we can prepare for eternity. Our seasonal pleasures should never distract us from this truth and each day of our lives we should live in accordance with that truth so that our faith does not suffer. Seasons come and seasons go and so does life and we should spend our short time building our relationship with Jesus Christ so that our eternity brings us greater happiness than all the seasonal fun combined.
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