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Charles Warner | The Union Times Whether the medium is a sign outside a church or sermons and lessons teached within it, newspapers or magazines, radio or television, the movies or the Internet, the best news we can get is that Jesus loves us. It’s not a new message, of course, as it was first delivered 2,000 years ago when Christ was born and became a living sacrifice for our sins. He did so because He loves His children and wants them to be with Him. It is a message He delivered in person and continued to be delivered, first by the Disciples like Peter as well as Matthew, Mark, and John, the authors of three of the four Gospels. It continued to be delivered by converts like the Greek physician Luke who authored the Gospel that bears his name as well as the Book of Acts and the Apostle Paul whose letters to the Christians of the First Century make up so much of the New Testament and whose missionary work, like those of the Disciples and other followers of Jesus, helped spread Christianity throughout the Roman Empire and beyond. It has continued to be spread in the centuries since then through, first, the spoken and written word, and later on radio and TV and in the movies, and now through the Internet. It is good news that has changed lives and changed the world and continues to do so. It is the best news we can receive, but only if we receive it and let it change our lives and help us share that news with others and continue the great work of He who loves each and every one of us.


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 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.

March 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.

March 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, 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 Whether the medium is a sign outside a church or sermons and lessons teached within it, newspapers or magazines, radio or television, the movies or the Internet, the best news we can get is that Jesus loves us. It’s not a new message, of course, as it was first delivered 2,000 years ago when Christ was born and became a living sacrifice for our sins. He did so because He loves His children and wants them to be with Him. It is a message He delivered in person and continued to be delivered, first by the Disciples like Peter as well as Matthew, Mark, and John, the authors of three of the four Gospels. It continued to be delivered by converts like the Greek physician Luke who authored the Gospel that bears his name as well as the Book of Acts and the Apostle Paul whose letters to the Christians of the First Century make up so much of the New Testament and whose missionary work, like those of the Disciples and other followers of Jesus, helped spread Christianity throughout the Roman Empire and beyond. It has continued to be spread in the centuries since then through, first, the spoken and written word, and later on radio and TV and in the movies, and now through the Internet. It is good news that has changed lives and changed the world and continues to do so. It is the best news we can receive, but only if we receive it and let it change our lives and help us share that news with others and continue the great work of He who loves each and every one of us.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_IMG_0003.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Whether the medium is a sign outside a church or sermons and lessons teached within it, newspapers or magazines, radio or television, the movies or the Internet, the best news we can get is that Jesus loves us. It’s not a new message, of course, as it was first delivered 2,000 years ago when Christ was born and became a living sacrifice for our sins. He did so because He loves His children and wants them to be with Him. It is a message He delivered in person and continued to be delivered, first by the Disciples like Peter as well as Matthew, Mark, and John, the authors of three of the four Gospels. It continued to be delivered by converts like the Greek physician Luke who authored the Gospel that bears his name as well as the Book of Acts and the Apostle Paul whose letters to the Christians of the First Century make up so much of the New Testament and whose missionary work, like those of the Disciples and other followers of Jesus, helped spread Christianity throughout the Roman Empire and beyond. It has continued to be spread in the centuries since then through, first, the spoken and written word, and later on radio and TV and in the movies, and now through the Internet. It is good news that has changed lives and changed the world and continues to do so. It is the best news we can receive, but only if we receive it and let it change our lives and help us share that news with others and continue the great work of He who loves each and every one of us.
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