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
2 p.m.: The Duncanleers of Jeter Chapel AME Church will be celebrating their choir anniversary. Everyone is invited. The Rev. Anthony Washington, Pastor.
6 p.m.: Ottaray Baptist Church will host a concert by the “2 For 1” singing group.
Sunday, Dec. 20
6 p.m.: The Corinth Baptist Church family invites you to join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with “The Nativity of Jesus.” The cantata will be held at Corinth Baptist Church, 302 N. Herndon St., Union.
The sanctuary will be filled with music and narration as characters reveal the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. The community is invited. Rev. J.A. Calhoun, Pastor.
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.
Wednesday, Dec. 31
10:30 a.m.: Joing “Watch-Night Services” will be held at the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in the Cross Keys Community with the Rev. Freddie Wicker, pastor of the McBeth Baptist Church bringing the message. The public is invited.
Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016
5 p.m.: St. Luke Baptist Church hosts a Relay for Life Songfest. Rev. George Shell, Pastor.
We should never actively seek out a fight, unless of course it is the good fight of faith. Fighting the good fight of faith means standing up and being counted as a child of God, a sinner saved by the shed blood, grace, and redeeming love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, a Christian lead and guided by the Holy Spirit. To fight the good fight of Christian faith means bearing witness, in both words, deeds and daily living, of the saving power of Jesus Christ to change lives and save souls. It means, not violence, but courage, the courage to let the whole world know by the way you live and treat others, that you are a Christian and what that means to you and what it can to those around you who may not yet know what is to be a follower of Christ. So fight the good fight of faith by living a Christ-centered life and help others come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and live that life and fight that fight as well.