Live a life defined by character, not by being a character


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Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times It can be nice to be a character and perhaps even nicer to know someone who is a character and get to experience the qualities that make them stand out. The problem is that being a character is often an act and acts can wear thin, especially if the one putting on that act behaves irresponsibly and even destructively. By contrast, having character, that is possessing and acting on the virtues that come with having character, never wears thin, but is sustaining and uplifting of the person with it and those they encounter. A person who has character has qualities such as honesty, kindness, compassion, charity, decency, concern for others, industriousness, intelligence combined with common sense that always strives toward wisdom, and countless other qualities that make for a well-rounded human being. Persons with character can and and do make life better for themselves, their families, their friends, their communities, and society as a whole. In the end, being a character can be fun for a while, but unless it is tempered with genuine character, it is not the best way to live the life you have been given. A life that is defined by character, however, is a life lived to the fullest, and that includes those who, while being a character, know that life is not about striving to be the center of attention, but about striving to center our lives on the virtues that define good character.


Saturday, Nov. 14

8-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: The Corinth Baptist Church will be having a Fish Fry. Breakfast will be served from 8-11 a.m. and the menu will include fish and grits, plates and sandwiches. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and the menu will include fish plates, sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, etc.

The Fish Fry will be held at the future home of Corinth Baptist Church Park at the corner of N. Pinckney and Academy streets.

Please join us for breakfast and lunch.

Rev. J.A. Calhoun, Pastor.

Sunday, Nov. 15

2 p.m.: Woodson Chapel Baptist holds their Annual Men’s Day Program. Deacon Ruben McKissick, 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.

2 p.m.: Flint Hill Baptist Church of Whitmire celebrates the 10th Anniversary of their pastor, Rev. James E. Farr, Jr. Dr. Jefferson McDowell, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Laurens, will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend.

2 p.m.: The Senior Usher Board of St. Luke Baptist Church in Buffalo holds their annual Usher Program. The Rev. Larry Black, pastor of New Salem Zion Baptist Church in Pacolet, will be guest speaker. Everyone is welcome to help praise the Lord. The Rev. George W. Shell, Pastor.

“I would rather be a doorkeeper in the name of the Lord, than to dwell in the tent of the wicked.”

— Psalm 84

2:30 p.m.: The Mt. Roswell Baptist Church will celebrate their 148th church anniversary along with their Friends and Family Day. The Rev. Sean Dogan of the Long Branch Baptist Church in Greenville will be the guest speaker for the day.

3 p.m.: Saint Paul Baptist Church holds Family and Friends Day. The speaker will be Rev. James Patton, Pastor of White Plains Baptist Church in Cherokee County, alongwithin his congregation. Rev. Dr. A.L. Brackett, Pastor.

Saturday, Nov. 21

6 p.m.: Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Jonesville will celebrate its annual Harvest Fellowship program with special guest Pastor Sharome Gentry of The Worship Center in Roebuck, along with his congregation. The Rev. Edward Pressley is pastor. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Teresa Nash at (864) 426-6227 or (864) 674-6974.

Sunday, Nov. 22

2:30 p.m.: The Youth Ministry of New Emanuel Chapel Baptist Church will have their “Get Crunk for Christ” Praise Celebration at the Jonesville Municipal Complex Auditorium (formerly Old Jonesville High School), 131 N Main Street, Jonesville.

Sunday, Dec. 6

11 a.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6 p.m.: The Chancel Choir of Grace United Methodist Church will present the Christmas Cantata “Carols and Classics” created by Tom Fettke at 11 a.m. At 5:30 p.m. there will be Singing Around the Christmas Tree followed at 6 p.m. by the Children’s Silhouette Christmas Play.

3 p.m.: McBeth Baptist Church invites everyone to Hanging of the Greens sponsored by the church’s youth ministry.

This is McBeth Baptist Church’s second Hanging of the Greens, which is a service for the first Sunday in Advent. It is based on the English tradition of decorating the home with wreaths, garlands, a Christmas tree and evergreens for Advent and Christmas. In a church setting, it readies the sanctuary (and church members) for the season. It prepares us for the advent, the coming of the Christ Child. Please come expecting to receive a blessing for the Lord and experience the true meaning of Christmas.

Thursday, Dec. 24

7 p.m.: Grace United Methodist Church will hold its Christmas Eve Service.

Sunday, Dec. 27

5 p.m.: His Chosen Few (Mary Owens) presents a fashion/show play at the Pacolet River Building on Lovers Lane Road. The play is entitled “For Better Or For Worse.” Come out and have some good fellowship and a fun-filled evening for the entire family. A donation of $10 — tickets may be purchased from cast members — 0r $12 at the door. A fellowship gathering will follow.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times It can be nice to be a character and perhaps even nicer to know someone who is a character and get to experience the qualities that make them stand out. The problem is that being a character is often an act and acts can wear thin, especially if the one putting on that act behaves irresponsibly and even destructively. By contrast, having character, that is possessing and acting on the virtues that come with having character, never wears thin, but is sustaining and uplifting of the person with it and those they encounter. A person who has character has qualities such as honesty, kindness, compassion, charity, decency, concern for others, industriousness, intelligence combined with common sense that always strives toward wisdom, and countless other qualities that make for a well-rounded human being. Persons with character can and and do make life better for themselves, their families, their friends, their communities, and society as a whole. In the end, being a character can be fun for a while, but unless it is tempered with genuine character, it is not the best way to live the life you have been given. A life that is defined by character, however, is a life lived to the fullest, and that includes those who, while being a character, know that life is not about striving to be the center of attention, but about striving to center our lives on the virtues that define good character.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_IMG_00013.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times It can be nice to be a character and perhaps even nicer to know someone who is a character and get to experience the qualities that make them stand out. The problem is that being a character is often an act and acts can wear thin, especially if the one putting on that act behaves irresponsibly and even destructively. By contrast, having character, that is possessing and acting on the virtues that come with having character, never wears thin, but is sustaining and uplifting of the person with it and those they encounter. A person who has character has qualities such as honesty, kindness, compassion, charity, decency, concern for others, industriousness, intelligence combined with common sense that always strives toward wisdom, and countless other qualities that make for a well-rounded human being. Persons with character can and and do make life better for themselves, their families, their friends, their communities, and society as a whole. In the end, being a character can be fun for a while, but unless it is tempered with genuine character, it is not the best way to live the life you have been given. A life that is defined by character, however, is a life lived to the fullest, and that includes those who, while being a character, know that life is not about striving to be the center of attention, but about striving to center our lives on the virtues that define good character.
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