The relationship at the heart of Christianity


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Charles Warner | The Union Times Technically speaking, Christianity is a religion. It is, however, a religion built on a relationship, the personal relationship a Christian has with Jesus Christ. Unlike other religions whose deity or deities are remote, distant, strange and even downright inhuman, the God Christians worship is both divine and all-powerful yet at the same time close, personal, human and humane. This enables Christians to have a personal relationship with their Lord and Savior just as His first followers did during His earthly ministry. That relationship is what sets Christianity apart from the world’s other religions and enables each and every one who accepts Christ as their Lord and Savior to know that He cares about them on a personal level. Yes, Christianity is technically a religion, but it is a religion built on a relationship, the most wonderful and important any of us will ever have.


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.

Saturday, Feb. 27

8-11 a.m. & 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: The Men of Corinth Baptist Church will have Fish Fry. From 8-11 a.m. they will be serving fish and grits plates. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. they will be serving fish plates, sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, etc.

The Fish Fry will be held at the future home of Corinth Baptist Church Park at the corner of N. Pinckney and Academy streets.

Please come out and support our men.

Rev. J.A. Calhoun, Pastor.

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 2

5:30 p.m.: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church will hold a Poor Man’s Supper. The menu will include pinto beans, cabbage, stewed potatoes, cornbread, and drink. Desserts are extra. Angie Roof and Shawn Morris will be singing at 6 p.m.

Saturday, March 5

7 a.m.-Noon: Philippi Baptist Church, 327 Philippi Church Road, Union, holds its Annual Yard Sale. Items for sale include furniture, baby items, electronics, household items, exercise equipment, etc. All proceeds go toward this year’s Nicaragua Mission Trip.

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 Technically speaking, Christianity is a religion. It is, however, a religion built on a relationship, the personal relationship a Christian has with Jesus Christ. Unlike other religions whose deity or deities are remote, distant, strange and even downright inhuman, the God Christians worship is both divine and all-powerful yet at the same time close, personal, human and humane. This enables Christians to have a personal relationship with their Lord and Savior just as His first followers did during His earthly ministry. That relationship is what sets Christianity apart from the world’s other religions and enables each and every one who accepts Christ as their Lord and Savior to know that He cares about them on a personal level. Yes, Christianity is technically a religion, but it is a religion built on a relationship, the most wonderful and important any of us will ever have.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_IMG_0001-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Technically speaking, Christianity is a religion. It is, however, a religion built on a relationship, the personal relationship a Christian has with Jesus Christ. Unlike other religions whose deity or deities are remote, distant, strange and even downright inhuman, the God Christians worship is both divine and all-powerful yet at the same time close, personal, human and humane. This enables Christians to have a personal relationship with their Lord and Savior just as His first followers did during His earthly ministry. That relationship is what sets Christianity apart from the world’s other religions and enables each and every one who accepts Christ as their Lord and Savior to know that He cares about them on a personal level. Yes, Christianity is technically a religion, but it is a religion built on a relationship, the most wonderful and important any of us will ever have.
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