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.
The greatest Christmas gift ever given was the first Christmas gift given the first Christmas more than 2,000 years ago. On that first Christmas, Jesus Christ was born, having left His heavenly home to live as a human being and, in time, become the living sacrifice for the sins of the human race. No gift given by anyone under any circumstances can ever come close to that first Christmas gift, the gift of Christ Himself that He willingly gave out of love for all humanity. While we can never match that gift, we can still give Christ a gift, the gift of ourselves, devoting ourselves to His service. That’s what Christ wants from each and every one of us, for us to return His love for us by accepting the gift of salvation that He offers to all those who will accept Him as their Lord and Savior. So this Christmas, accept that gift first given more than 2,000 years ago and give your all to Jesus.