May America always enjoy God’s blessings


Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times
Like an individual, a nation that worships the Lord Jesus Christ is truly blessed. For the individual, the blessings are both in this world and in the next, especially the gift of eternal salvation as a citizen of the Heavenly Kingdom of God. Nations, however, are things of this world, and as such live and die in this world, but how long they live and how well they live depends on whether or not Jesus is their Lord. The nation that has Jesus as their Lord will be blessed with a long and successful existence, while those that do not are destined for destruction of the most terrible kinds that can be experienced in this world. For more than 200 years, the United States of America has been blessed because, while a republic administered by government officials elected to office by the people they serve, it has a been a country where Jesus is Lord for an overwhelming majority of the American people. Because so many of its citizens have acknowledged Jesus as their Lord, America has been a country where Jesus is Lord. It’s because Jesus is its Lord that America has been blessed by becoming the most powerful, successful, wealthiest and freest nation on earth. On this Fourth of July, give thanks to the Lord Jesus from whom all blessings flow and pray that He always remains this nation’s Lord so that the blessings America has enjoyed for more than 200 years continue as long as there is an America.

Sunday, July 5

5 p.m.: The 2015 “As We Worship” Concert is coming to Union at One Hope Performing Arts Theatre (The Union Square Cinema, 719 North Duncan Bypass). Those featured on the program include Union’s own New Reason, Kenny Smith, Shawny Wright, Tyler Pearson, Helen Jones and others. Admission is free. A love offering will be received.

Sunday, July 5-Friday, July 10

6-8:30 p.m.: Welcome Baptist Church, Monarch Highway, holds Vacation Bible School. The theme is “Camp Courageous.” There will be crafts, lessons, food, and fun time. If you need a ride please call the church at 427-3390 and leave a message.

Sunday, July 12

3 p.m.: Bethany Baptist Church will be celebrating the 1st Anniversary/Appreciation of our Pastor, Rev. Anthony R. Wilson and First Lady Vonda Wilson. Rev. William Smith of Foster’s Chapel Baptist Church will be the Messenger. Everyone is welcome.

3 p.m.: St. Luke A.M.E Zion Church, 539 St. Luke Church Road, Carlisle would like to invite you to our annual church revival. The theme will be “Are you saved?” (Romans 10:9). The Rev. J.R. Williams, Jonesville Memorial AME Zion Church, will be the guest speaker. Send your revival Lord, send your fire Lord, Holy Spirit you are welcome in this place. We hope to see you there. Rev. Charles E. Robinson, Pastor.

When is a revival needed? When carelessness and unconcern keep the people asleep.

Friday, July 17-Sunday, July 19

The Sims Chapel Baptist Church will be traveling to Nashville, Tenn. On Friday, July 17, 2015 and will return on Sunday, July 19, 2015. The cost to ride the bus is $ 70 per person and is non refundable. This will include two free breakfasts at the hotel. The cost for two nights at the hotel will be $265.12 (this includes tax).

We are looking forward to you joining us in this trip.

If you are interested in going, please contact:

Trustee Wanda Williams at wandawilliams@1322@att.net or 803-271-3210

Trustee Jesse Murphy at murphy21@ygail.com 803-694-4107

Trustee Lawrence Sligh at 1960@gmail.com or 803-271-4082

Trustee Lorendia Beasley at renda42@gmail.com or 864-466-6207

Bro. Michael Epps at 803-924-2295

Sis. Jasmine Gilliam

Sis. Janet Rice

Bro. Tommy Young

Let’s go and have some fun in the name of the Lord.

Sunday, July 19

6 p.m.: First Baptist Church, Union hosts a concert by Ronnie Lybrand.

Sunday, July 19-Thursday, July 23

5:30-8 p.m.: Morningside Baptist Church holds Vacation Bible School. The theme will be “Firefighters.”

Monday, July 20-Friday, July 24

6-8:30 p.m.: Kids will meet real Bible people and discover how God works through us at Camp Discovery VBS. This fun-filled week will be at Augsburg Lutheran Church, 151 Connector Road. Puppets, videos, music, good food, and exciting stories will be some of the activities. To register, call 674-5083 or 764-5311.

Saturday, July 25

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Morningside Baptist Church holds its next infant care giveaway.

Sunday, July 26

6 p.m.: First Baptist Church, Union hosts a concert by Monty Allen.

July 31

At Dark: First Baptist Church hosts a Drive-In Movie. Everyone is welcome.

Bible Study

Shiloh Outreach Baptist Church, 194 Maybinton Road, Whitmire, holds a Community Bible Study on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. All are welcome.

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