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.
6 p.m.: The New Hope United Methodist Church Choir presents their Christmas Cantata, “The Gift Goes On” arranged and orchestrated by Russell Mauldin. Everyone is invited to attend and is also invited to stay afterwards and fellowship in the social hall during which light refreshements will be served. Also, a very special guest may pay a visit.
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.
One of the things that makes Christmas in America even more wonderful than in most other countries of the world are the freedoms that the American people have been blessed with. One of the reasons we have been blessed with those freedoms is the sacrifices made by the members of America’s Armed Forces who protect our nation and its freedoms. Veterans Day 2015 and Thanksgiving 2015 are now history, but giving thanks for all the veterans who have defended America and the freedom of the American people can be a part of Christmas as well. So as you celebrate Christmas, give thanks for the savior for whom the day is named, give thanks for being an American, give thanks for the freedom we enjoy that allows us to celebrate Christmas, and give thanks to the men and women of our armed forces who make those freedoms possible.