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!
Saturday, Dec. 12
9:30 a.m.: Pacolet River quarterly Missionary Meeting will be held at New Salem Zion, Pacolet. Ladies bring a gift and a blanket (throw). Minister Brenda Byrd, President. Rev. James Mason, Moderator.
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.
We should always grateful for what we receive in life and we should always express our gratitude for what we receive regardless of who it comes from, but most especially for what we receive from God. He has given us life and has given us a path to eternal salvation through His Son Jesus. These are the two most important gifts God has given us and we should give Him our humblest and most heartfelt gratitude by living lives that are worthy of the gift of life and by accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior and be a living witness to the power and beauty of a Christ-centered life so that others might also show their gratitude to God.