Saturday, Dec. 5
2 p.m.: St. Luke Baptist Church holds its Christmas program, “Hanging of the Greens. Rev. George Shell, Pastor.
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. The public is invited to attend this special celebration of Christmas music with narration. Rev. David Bauknight is pastor. Thomas E. Bishop is organist/choirmaster.
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.
2:30 p.m.: James Chapel Baptist Church, 427, Pinckney St., Carlisle, holds Family & Friends Day. The theme is “A family that prays together stays together.” Minister Earl Green will be the guest preacher. Dinner will be served. Please join us for this special family fellowship service.
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.
5 p.m.: First Baptist Church of Union holds Hanging of the Green, including Choir Cantata “Come and Behold Him,” hand bells, and instrumental solos. Come celebrate with us the birth of the king.
Thursday, Dec. 10
6 p.m.: St. Paul Baptist Church — located at 308 Wallace Street in Union — will hold its annual Community Christmas Caroling, and all churches and members of the community are invited to join. See you there!
Sunday, Dec. 13
6 p.m.: Ottaray Baptist Church will host a concert by the “2 For 1” singing group.
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.
Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016
5 p.m.: St. Luke Baptist Church hosts a Relay for Life Songfest. Rev. George Shell, Pastor.
How you start your day often determines how it turns out, and the best way to make sure your day turns out well is to start each day by putting your trust and faith in Him. God created the universe and has guided its operations since the moment of creation and given His proven ability to do so it is does not take a great leap of logic or faith to understand that He is able to watch over and guide each and every one of us as well. Each day is a new mystery to unfold, a new challenge to face, a new journey to take and there is no one better equipped to help us to successfully deal with that mystery, that challenge, and that journey than God. Whatever we may face during each day of our lives we will face it better and cope with it more effectively and with greater confidence and calm if we face it with God. So the next day you wake up, start that day by putting your trust in God and asking Him to be with you and guide you. You’ll find that when you do so the day is more likely to go your way because you’re going through it with God.