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Charles Warner | The Union Times 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. — 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV) This is an election year, giving the American people the opportunity to vote on who should lead this country, as well as the states, counties, and municipalities that compose it. As a free people, Americans have the power to choose their leaders and they must choose wisely those men and women who will protect the freedoms we enjoy and the nation we love. Many great Americans have held office over the course of this country’s history and they have served this country and its constituent states, counties and municipalities well. And yet, if we place all our trust in government, we will sooner or later — and all too often sooner rather than later — we will be disappointed when the problems we ask our leaders to solve remain unsolved for one reason or another. It is far better for all of us, both as individuals and as a nation, to put our trust in God and turn to Him in service, in love, in faith, and in trust. We need to trust God rather than govermment because while government, even the best possible government, is still flawed because humans are flawed. It is subject to corruption, incompentence, inefficiency, indifference, laziness, stupidity, and can be easily turned against the people it is meant to protect and serve. God, however, is vulnerable to none of those things, and can always be trusted to do what is in the best interests of His people, especially when they place their trust in Him and live lives pleasing to Him. If His American children do that, then God will forgive them of their sins and heal this nation.


Lenten Season Continues

Lent is a time to grown closer to Jesus and the people of Union County will have an opportunity to do so at Grace United Methodist Church.

Grace will again host the Community Lenten Services and lunch at noon each Wednesday through Holy Week March 23. Pastors from different churches will bring the message each week and Tommy Bishop, organist at Grace UMC and St. Augustine Catholic Churches has planned special music. This year’s schedule along with the lunch menu is as follows:

Feb. 24 — Rev. Merritt Wentz, pastor of Bethel United Methodist Church and Duncan Acres United Methodist Church — Special Music by Jack Kelly; Lunch – Spaghetti casserole, tossed salad, French bread, dessert, tea & coffee.

March 2 — Rev. Keith Morrison, pastor of First Presbyterian Church — Special Music by Ronnie Lybrand; Lunch – Chicken casserole, green beans, fruit salad, rolls, dessert, tea & coffee.

Mar. 9 — Fr. Mike McCafferty, pastor of St. Augustine Catholic Church — Canter, Ron Holden; Lunch — Marinated chicken breast, potato casserole, broccoli salad, rolls, dessert, tea & coffee.

Mar. 16 — Rev. Kermit Morris, pastor of First Baptist Church — Special Music by Daniel Prince; Lunch — pork loin, sweet potatoes, Asian slaw, rolls, dessert, tea & coffee.

Mar. 23 — Rev. A.L. Brackett, pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church — Special Music TBA; Lunch — Fried chicken, green beans, macaroni/cheese, biscuits, dessert, tea & coffee.

Please make every attempt to attend these special and meaningful services as we prepare our hearts for Easter.

Black History Month Portrayals

In observance of Black History Month, St. Paul Baptist Church members will be portraying well-lived people of history at the 11 a.m. service each Sunday in February.

The portrayals will be presented Feb. 28.

The Union County Community is invited to come and witness this event.

Saturday, Feb. 20

9 a.m.-noon: Lifechanging Ministries, 501 Hart St., Union, holds a giveway on the lower deck inside the church. The items to be given away include men’s, women’s and children’s clothes, shoes, pocketbooks, and household items.

Sunday, Feb. 21

11 a.m.: Hebron Baptist Church located on the Whitmire Highway, Union SC, will celebrate Baptist Men’s Day.

Guest Speaker will be Rev. Tommy Mann.

A covered dish meal will be served after the morning worship service, in the church social hall.

We invite you to come join us, on this special day.

Rev. Brian Childers, Pastor

Noon: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church holds First Sunday Dinner. The menu will include choice of three vegetables, creamed potatoes, green beans, speckled butter beans, macaroni and cheese, or corn with a roll and tea. The cost is $8.

2:15 p.m.: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Cross Keys holds Mens Day. The speaker will be Pastor Earl Springfield from Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in Fort Lawn. Rev. Larkin Hancock, Interim Pastor.

2:30 p.m.: Mitchell Chapel Christian Church holds a Four Gospel Program. There will be four speakers: Minister Monica Smith from New Hope Baptist Church, Elder Randi Howard from Restoration Church of Prayer, Minister Janie Gist from Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church, and Minister Sharon Barrett from Life Changing Ministries. Rev. Tony and Laquita Griffin, Pastors.

Saturday, Feb. 27

7 p.m.: Sardis United Methodist Church, 964 Sardis Road, Union, holds a “Dinner & Live Country Music” event. The menu includes chicken strips, salad, potato bar, green beans, rolls, tea, and dessert. Dinners for adults is $9 and $5 for children accompanied by a paying adult. All proceeds got to Salkehatchie Summer Services.

Sunday, Feb. 28

2:30 p.m.: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Cross Keys holds a Black History Program. The speaker will be Rev. Kenneth Murray from Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Clinton. Rev. Larkin Hancock, Interim Pastor.

3 p.m.: Chambertown Community Lighthouse invites you to come fellowship with us at our Friends and Family Day. Guest speaker will be Pastor Laquita Griffin of Mitchell Chapel Church. Let us come lift up the name of Jesus.

Wednesday, March 23

7 p.m.: James Chapel Baptist Church, 427 Pinckney St., Carlisle, holds its Spring Revival, “This Means War! Soldiers for Christ, God’s Army. The revivalist will be Pastor K. R. Sheppard, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Chapin.

Charles Warner | The Union Times 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. — 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV) This is an election year, giving the American people the opportunity to vote on who should lead this country, as well as the states, counties, and municipalities that compose it. As a free people, Americans have the power to choose their leaders and they must choose wisely those men and women who will protect the freedoms we enjoy and the nation we love. Many great Americans have held office over the course of this country’s history and they have served this country and its constituent states, counties and municipalities well. And yet, if we place all our trust in government, we will sooner or later — and all too often sooner rather than later — we will be disappointed when the problems we ask our leaders to solve remain unsolved for one reason or another. It is far better for all of us, both as individuals and as a nation, to put our trust in God and turn to Him in service, in love, in faith, and in trust. We need to trust God rather than govermment because while government, even the best possible government, is still flawed because humans are flawed. It is subject to corruption, incompentence, inefficiency, indifference, laziness, stupidity, and can be easily turned against the people it is meant to protect and serve. God, however, is vulnerable to none of those things, and can always be trusted to do what is in the best interests of His people, especially when they place their trust in Him and live lives pleasing to Him. If His American children do that, then God will forgive them of their sins and heal this nation.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Church-Sign-1-2.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. — 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV) This is an election year, giving the American people the opportunity to vote on who should lead this country, as well as the states, counties, and municipalities that compose it. As a free people, Americans have the power to choose their leaders and they must choose wisely those men and women who will protect the freedoms we enjoy and the nation we love. Many great Americans have held office over the course of this country’s history and they have served this country and its constituent states, counties and municipalities well. And yet, if we place all our trust in government, we will sooner or later — and all too often sooner rather than later — we will be disappointed when the problems we ask our leaders to solve remain unsolved for one reason or another. It is far better for all of us, both as individuals and as a nation, to put our trust in God and turn to Him in service, in love, in faith, and in trust. We need to trust God rather than govermment because while government, even the best possible government, is still flawed because humans are flawed. It is subject to corruption, incompentence, inefficiency, indifference, laziness, stupidity, and can be easily turned against the people it is meant to protect and serve. God, however, is vulnerable to none of those things, and can always be trusted to do what is in the best interests of His people, especially when they place their trust in Him and live lives pleasing to Him. If His American children do that, then God will forgive them of their sins and heal this nation.
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