As God acts out of love so should we


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Charles Warner | The Union Times Love is one of the most powerful emotions, and though it can be twisted to downright evil ends, it can also cause those who act on it to act with great kindness, compassion, charity, mercy, and good will toward others and in doing so make the world a better place. True love comes from God, who gave the greatest gift of love when He gave His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, as a living sacrifice for the sins of the human race. That love should inspire each and every one of us to act out of love toward one another and to love one another as God loves each and every one of us. By doing so, we grow closer to God and through Him grow closer to one another. So let everything we do in life be done out of love so that everything we do brings us closer to God.


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:

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.

Thursday, March 3

Noon: The Community Prayer Meeting will be observed at the USC-Union gazebo. Please come and join with fellow citizens of Union County, and with others in other places as we pray for our country, our community, our state, and also for our world, and for the Church. Pray for God’s guidance in the coming primaries and caucuses. Please pray for our military, our police, EMS personnel, and others who risk their lives to serve and protect us.

All are welcome. If you can’t get to the gazebo, please take some time for special prayer during the day.

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.

Sunday, March 6

10:30 a.m.: Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, 557 Kelly Road, Union, hosts a free performance by the gospel group “The Telestials” during worship service. The public is invited.

3 p.m.: The Male Choir of Friendship Baptist Church located at 20 Morning Drive, Spartanburg will hold an anniversary program. The public is invited.

Saturday, March 12

8:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church, 153 Wyatt’s Chapel Road, Buffalo, hosts Focus On The Future Workshop 2016. The program includes:

• 8:15-8:30 a.m. — Prayer and Purpose.

• 8:30-10 a.m. — Relationships and Finances, Pastor Wendell Jones, Pastor and Author.

• 10:15-11:15 a.m. — Positioning yourself to be Blessed by God, Bishop Alan Bruton, Founder of City of Hope Bible College and Author.

• 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Health and Wellness, Alishah Cooke, MC

• 12:30-12:45 p.m. — Final thoughts and closing.

Sunday, March 13

2:15 p.m.: The Maple Ridge Musical Choir will be celebrating their 26th anniversary. Rev. Johnny Johnson, Pastor.

2:30 p.m.: Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church, 153 Wyatt’s Chapel Road, Buffalo, hosts a Song Celebration featuring Serenity, Wyatt’s Chapel Combined Choirs, The Gospel Prophets, and others.

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 Love is one of the most powerful emotions, and though it can be twisted to downright evil ends, it can also cause those who act on it to act with great kindness, compassion, charity, mercy, and good will toward others and in doing so make the world a better place. True love comes from God, who gave the greatest gift of love when He gave His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, as a living sacrifice for the sins of the human race. That love should inspire each and every one of us to act out of love toward one another and to love one another as God loves each and every one of us. By doing so, we grow closer to God and through Him grow closer to one another. So let everything we do in life be done out of love so that everything we do brings us closer to God.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Church-Sign-3.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Love is one of the most powerful emotions, and though it can be twisted to downright evil ends, it can also cause those who act on it to act with great kindness, compassion, charity, mercy, and good will toward others and in doing so make the world a better place. True love comes from God, who gave the greatest gift of love when He gave His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, as a living sacrifice for the sins of the human race. That love should inspire each and every one of us to act out of love toward one another and to love one another as God loves each and every one of us. By doing so, we grow closer to God and through Him grow closer to one another. So let everything we do in life be done out of love so that everything we do brings us closer to God.
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