The only true light the world has ever known


Church Calendar

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times It gets dark at night. That’s something most Americans know little about these days as for decades electric lights have held back the darkness of the night. Yet the darkness is still there and remains at bay only because of those electric lights which, were they to fail, we would find ourselves plunged into a darkness we have little true experience of. Even darker than the darkest night of the natural world is the darkness of human sin, a darkness that began when humanity disobeyed God and was punished for that disobedience with the loss of paradise. The only thing that can push back the darkness of human wickedness is Jesus Christ who more than 2,000 years ago brought into the world the first true, pure, and holy light it had known since the fall of man. Unlike man-made electrical lights, the light of Christ is not dependent on outside power sources harnessed by human technological and engineering prowess. He is the source of His light and because of that His light will never be interrupted or diminished or need upgrades. Christ is light of the world because there is no light in a world crippled by sin and disobedience except through Him and the only way any of us get out of that darkness is by accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior and letting Him shine His light into our lives. This Christmas there will be plenty of man-made Christmas lights, but always remember that the only true Christmas light is the light of Christ and give thanks for that light and let Him shine it into your life.


Wednesday, Dec. 16

6:30 p.m.: The Mt. Rowell Baptist Church will present the Story of Christmas Told Through Scripture and Song at the church, which is located at 534 Adams Lake Road, Union. There is no fee for admission, and donations will be accepted for the JFF Relay for Life and the YOAM project.

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.

Directed by Mrs. Andrena Powell-Baker and Mrs. Earline Beaty with special music directed by Mr. Marcus Gist, this presentation promises to sooth the soul, lift your spirit and remember the goodness in the world.

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.

Wednesday, Jan. 13

10:30 a.m.: A new nondenominational Bible study, open to everyone, will begin at Grace United Methodist Church. The study will be led by Fran Love and meet in the Clyburn-Whitener Classroom.

The book “Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus; How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith”, written by Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg, will lead us to explore the culture and customs of first-century Jews, enriching our understanding of the Bible and of Jesus. It’s not necessary to purchase the book, but it is available through Christian Supply, Amazon, and Cokesbury for $16.

If anyone would like to have the book, please notify Grace UMC by Jan.15.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times It gets dark at night. That’s something most Americans know little about these days as for decades electric lights have held back the darkness of the night. Yet the darkness is still there and remains at bay only because of those electric lights which, were they to fail, we would find ourselves plunged into a darkness we have little true experience of. Even darker than the darkest night of the natural world is the darkness of human sin, a darkness that began when humanity disobeyed God and was punished for that disobedience with the loss of paradise. The only thing that can push back the darkness of human wickedness is Jesus Christ who more than 2,000 years ago brought into the world the first true, pure, and holy light it had known since the fall of man. Unlike man-made electrical lights, the light of Christ is not dependent on outside power sources harnessed by human technological and engineering prowess. He is the source of His light and because of that His light will never be interrupted or diminished or need upgrades. Christ is light of the world because there is no light in a world crippled by sin and disobedience except through Him and the only way any of us get out of that darkness is by accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior and letting Him shine His light into our lives. This Christmas there will be plenty of man-made Christmas lights, but always remember that the only true Christmas light is the light of Christ and give thanks for that light and let Him shine it into your life.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_IMG_00023.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times It gets dark at night. That’s something most Americans know little about these days as for decades electric lights have held back the darkness of the night. Yet the darkness is still there and remains at bay only because of those electric lights which, were they to fail, we would find ourselves plunged into a darkness we have little true experience of. Even darker than the darkest night of the natural world is the darkness of human sin, a darkness that began when humanity disobeyed God and was punished for that disobedience with the loss of paradise. The only thing that can push back the darkness of human wickedness is Jesus Christ who more than 2,000 years ago brought into the world the first true, pure, and holy light it had known since the fall of man. Unlike man-made electrical lights, the light of Christ is not dependent on outside power sources harnessed by human technological and engineering prowess. He is the source of His light and because of that His light will never be interrupted or diminished or need upgrades. Christ is light of the world because there is no light in a world crippled by sin and disobedience except through Him and the only way any of us get out of that darkness is by accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior and letting Him shine His light into our lives. This Christmas there will be plenty of man-made Christmas lights, but always remember that the only true Christmas light is the light of Christ and give thanks for that light and let Him shine it into your life.
Church Calendar
comments powered by Disqus