The feeding of the multitudes


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5 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? 6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. 7 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. 8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, saith unto him, 9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? 10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. 12 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. 13 Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. 14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world. — John 6:5-14 (KJV)


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 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 19

11 a.m.: Sardis United Methodist Church UMW Circle #1 is having a chicken stew at Sardis. The stew will be ready for pickup beginning at 11 a.m. Proceeds will be used for missions.

Noon-3 p.m.: Bethany AME Church, 137 Bethany Church Road, Jonesville, holds a hot dog sale. The sale will be held in the church’s Family Development Center.

5 p.m.: Foster Chapel Gospel Choir, Jonesville, will celebrate their annual Spring Songfest. The public is invited. We ask for your presence for a successful praise worship.

Sunday, March 20

Palm Sunday

10:45 a.m.: St. Paul Baptist Church holds its Annual Women Day program. The guest speaker will be Elder Juanita Dewberry, Associate Minister of Faith In Christ Fellowship, Gaffney. Dr. A.L. Brackett, Pastor.

11 a.m.: The Chancel Choir of Grace United Methodist Church will present the Easter Cantata “Christ Arose,” along with narration, during the 11:00am worship service on March 20th (Palm Sunday). The public is invited to attend this special Easter Exaltation! Rev. David Bauknight is pastor. Thomas E. Bishop is organist/choirmaster.

2-4 p.m.: Buffalo United Methodist Church will have an Easter Egg Hunt. Free photos with the Easter Bunny. Everyone in the community is welcome.

6 p.m.: The combined choirs of Christian Fellowship Baptist Church and Fairforest Baptist Church present “A Night of Worship” at Fairforest Baptist Church.

7 p.m.: “Come Watch The Story Unfold at Bethlehem United Methodist Church featuring the Foster Chapel United Methodist Church, Mt. Joy Baptist Church, and Bethlehem UMC choirs with soloists Mike Manus, Jeff Atkinson, Becky Carlos, and Andrea Gallman.

The Easter drama will tell the story from Palm Sunday through Holy Week in a dramatic and inspiring manner.

Everyone is invited, come join us for an evening of inspiring and relaxing fellowship.

Will be held at Bethelehem United Methodist Church, 1622 Kelly Road.

It promises to be a night to remember.

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.

Friday, March 25

Good Friday

Noon: New Emanuel Chapel Baptist will be hosting The 7 Last Words of Christ Program. Guest Speakers for the noon program will be: Ministry Crystal Dogan, Minster Chuck Brannon, Evangelist Dianne Wright-Talley, Rev. Barry Caldwell, Minister George Hodge, Minister Vurnon Ross, Minister Tameeka Wray.

7 p.m.: Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Jonesville, 478 Cedar Grove Church Road, will present “Seven Last Words.”

We serve a Risen Lord — a man who was sent to this earth as a baby, who walked and lived as a man. He was later crucified and that could have been the end of the story.

You are cordially invited to join us on Good Friday as we pause together and consider His death on the Cross. Our service will begin at 7 p.m. as we explore the seven sayings of Jesus on the Cross and the meaning they have for our spiritual lives today.

The public is invited to attend. Rev. Edward Pressley, Pastor.

Saturday, March 26

Noon: James Chapel Baptist Church, e527 Pinckney St., Carlisle, will host an Easter Egg Hunt. Come join us for food, fun, and fellowship.

Sunday, March 27

9:30 a.m.: Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Jonesville will hold Easter Sunday Services. Rev. Edward Pressley, Pastor. The public is invited to attend.

Sunday, April 3

1:30 p.m.: New Emanuel Chapel Baptist Church family will be honoring our Rev. Dr. James L. Mason and First Lady Marilyn Mason on their 13 years of faithful service to our church family and surrounding communities. Guest Speaker will be Pastor J. A. Calhoun of Corinth Baptist Church, Union.

Sunday, April 10

Noon-Until: Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1622 Kelly Road, Union, will be serving Sunday dinner. The menu will include fried chicken, roast beef, steak & gravy, creamed potatoes, rice & gravy, macaroni pie, green beans, lima beans, slaw, rolls, tea, and dessert. Cost is $8 per person. Call 427-1622 for takeouts. (Ready at 11:45 a.m.)

Sunday April 17

2 p.m.: New Emanuel Chapel Baptist Church Rutherford Mass Choir will be celebrate Praise and Songs unto the Lord. All are welcome to come and worship with us.

5 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? 6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. 7 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. 8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, saith unto him, 9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? 10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. 12 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. 13 Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. 14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world. — John 6:5-14 (KJV)
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Church-Sign-5.jpg5 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? 6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. 7 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. 8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, saith unto him, 9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? 10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. 12 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. 13 Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. 14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world. — John 6:5-14 (KJV)
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