Peace is not just the absence of violence, strife, fighting and war, it is a spiritual state of being that occurs when we turn to God, the source of all true peace. Those who turn to God and live according to His guidance find the true peace that all sane human beings want but so few find because so few will turn to God through His Son Jesus Christ. Those who do, however, find the strength to face any and all of the challenges life throws at them because they rely no longer on their strength alone, but on the infinite power of the Almighty to see them through it. They have the peace that comes from knowing that all that we endure in this world is but for a season and that one day we will all pass from this world into the next. They also have the peace of mind, of spirit that comes from knowing that there is a world to come and, more importantly, they have a home in Heaven with Jesus Christ. People who have the true peace in their lives that comes from God also make the world a more peaceful place because even though they stand on the solid ground of what thus saith the Lord, they do so out of the love that Christ has for them, has for all of His children. In taking that stand and acting out of that love despite the persecution they may face at the hands of an unbelieving and even hate-filled world, they follow in the footsteps of their Lord and make the world a better place through their personal witness of what true peace, true love looks like.
Thursday, July 9-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@firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-271-3210
Trustee Jesse Murphy at email@example.com 803-694-4107
Trustee Lawrence Sligh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-271-4082
Trustee Lorendia Beasley at email@example.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.
Friday, July 31
At Dark: First Baptist Church hosts a Drive-In Movie. Everyone is welcome.
Saturday, Aug. 1
10 a.m.-Noon: The Pacolet River Baptist Sunday School Convention will observe its 131st Annual Session. The practice sessions for the Youth Convention Choir, Youth Convention Dancers and Youth Bible Quiz will be Saturdays, July 11, 18, and 25, 2015 from 10-12 noon at the Baptist Center. The host church is Red Hill; the host pastor is Rev. Geoffrey Stephens; and the host superintendent is Dea. Robert Foster. Moderator Dr. James L. Mason and President Lena J. Thompson.
Noon-Until: Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1622 Kelly Road, Union, serves Sunday dinner.
The menu includes fried chicken, roast beef, steak and gravy, creamed potatoes, rice and gravy, macaroni pie, green beans, lima beans, slaw, rolls, tea, and dessert.
Cost is $8 per person.
Call 427-1622 for takeouts which will be ready at 11:45 a.m.
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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