The greatest kind of liberty


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Charles Warner | The Union Times America and liberty, liberty and America. The two are inseparable because America is the land of liberty and it is the land of liberty because it was founded on the belief that human beings are born with certain God-given freedoms that no government can morally deprive them of. It is because of this that America was, is, and remains the freest country on earth. The liberty of America, however, is an earthly liberty that concerns itself with such things as freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of peaceful assembly to petition for redress of grievances, the freedom to possess the means to defend your freedoms, the freedom to secure in our homes from illegal searches and seizures, and the freedom of religion. It is that last earthly freedom that brings us to the greatest liberty of all, the eternal liberty offered each and every human being by the Lord Jesus Christ. The freedoms we enjoy as Americans, as important as they are, nevertheless are only for the brief season of earthly life. It is only through accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior that we are liberated from sin and from the consequences that come from sin, consequences that are both temporal and, more importantly, eternal. Liberty in Christ is the path to a better, happier life here on Earth and a joyful and blessed eternity in Heaven. So yes, the liberty we enjoy as Americans is great, but the liberty we enjoy as Christians is even greater.


Tuesday, July 5-Friday, July 8

6-8 p.m. Buffalo United Methodist Church, 108 Hill St., Buffalo, holds Vacation Bible School. The name of the Vacation Bible School is “Cave Quest.”

Youth Fundraisers

McBeth Baptist Church will hold a Youth Fundraiser at La Fogata Mexican Restaurant on July 27 from 5-10 p.m. and at El Poblano Mexican Restaurant on Aug. 3 from 5-10 p.m. Donations are greatly appreciated. The fundraisers are for youth to purchase school supplies. Ten percent of the food sale will go to the church’s Youth Ministry.

Community Prayer Meeting

The Community Prayer Meeting will be observed at noon on Thursday, July 7 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.

Let us give thanks for our country as we celebrate our 240th birthday, and pray fervently for its future. Pray for God’s guidance in the elections this year and pray for our current leaders. 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.

Sunday, July 17-Wednesday, July 20

1 p.m. and 7 p.m.: Pastor Michael A. Glenn and the Friendship Baptist Church, 250 Morning Drive, Spartanburg, will hold revival services. The guest preacher for the 1 p.m. Sunday service will be Reverend Gerry Spells of Lewis Chapel Pastor of Lewis Chapel Baptist Church in Glendale. The guest preacher for the July 18-20 services which will be held nightly at 7 p.m. will be Reverend Telley Lynnette Gadson, Pastor, Saint Mark United Methodist Church, Taylors.

Installation Worship Service

Seekwell Baptist Church, 6167 Brazelmans Bridge Road, Whitmire, will hold an Installation Worship Service for Pastor William E. Rice on Sunday, July 3, at 4 p.m.

Pastor Rice is a Union native, the son of the late Deacon John Lee Rice and Mrs. Viola Rice.

He is married to the former Virginia Cohen. They are the parents of two children, Sabrina and Shaunfhillip. They have three grandchildren, David, Teyla, and Kylan. They reside in Winnsboro.

Williams has a sister, Ms. Madelyn Rice of Union; two brothers, Mr. John L. Rice Jr. of Orangeburg and Mr. Scott (Serena) Rice of Jonesville; and two nephews, Preston and Brandon Rice.

Please come out to share in this joyous celebration with us.

Summer Snow Open Again

First United Pentecostal Church’s Summer Snow is open once again. It will be open from noon-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday serving up shaved ice sno cones through August. The church is located at 313 Old Buffalo Road.

Summer Snow is a fundraiser for the church with the funds raised used for the church youth, “Sheaves for Christ,” and “Christmas for Christ,” and foreign missions.

Church times at First United Pentecostal Church are Sunday School at noon and Evangelistic Services at 2 p.m. Sunday and Bible Study at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Sunday, July 17

3 p.m.: The All Male Chorus of Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church of Buffalo will celebrate their 43rd Anniversary. Rev. Elijah Ray, Pastor.

Sunday, July 17-Wednesday, July 20

2 p.m. & 7 p.m.: The McBeth Baptist Church Family cordially invite you to our Annual Revival Services.

Our revival will open on Sunday, July 17, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Cliff H. Dye, Purity Baptist Church of Blair, SC.

Our guest preacher for the week will be Pastor Dr. Jefferson N. McDowell, former Pastor of Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist) and presently Pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Laurens, SC.

Services will begin nightly at 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 23

10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Bethany AME Church in Kelton holds a Community Health Fair. Do something for yourself, look good, feel good, and be well. Pastor Ronald McFadden and Heatlh Ministry Coordinator Rena Goode.

Sunday, July 24-Wednesday, July 27

2 p.m.: New Emanuel Chapel Baptist Church will Homecoming & Revival Services. The first service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday and the services for the remainder of the week will be nightly at 6:45 p.m.

The following ministers from the following churches will preach the following services:

Sunday — Dr. Strauss Moore Shiple (Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church)

Monday — Dr. Courtney Mills (Mikes Creek Missionary Baptist Church)

Tuesday — Rev. James W. Smith (Shiloh Baptist Church )

Wednesday — Pastor Anthony Wilson ( Bethany Baptist Church)

This will be our 123rd year celebration.

Dr. James L. Mason, Pastor.

Charles Warner | The Union Times America and liberty, liberty and America. The two are inseparable because America is the land of liberty and it is the land of liberty because it was founded on the belief that human beings are born with certain God-given freedoms that no government can morally deprive them of. It is because of this that America was, is, and remains the freest country on earth. The liberty of America, however, is an earthly liberty that concerns itself with such things as freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of peaceful assembly to petition for redress of grievances, the freedom to possess the means to defend your freedoms, the freedom to secure in our homes from illegal searches and seizures, and the freedom of religion. It is that last earthly freedom that brings us to the greatest liberty of all, the eternal liberty offered each and every human being by the Lord Jesus Christ. The freedoms we enjoy as Americans, as important as they are, nevertheless are only for the brief season of earthly life. It is only through accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior that we are liberated from sin and from the consequences that come from sin, consequences that are both temporal and, more importantly, eternal. Liberty in Christ is the path to a better, happier life here on Earth and a joyful and blessed eternity in Heaven. So yes, the liberty we enjoy as Americans is great, but the liberty we enjoy as Christians is even greater.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_IMG_0003.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times America and liberty, liberty and America. The two are inseparable because America is the land of liberty and it is the land of liberty because it was founded on the belief that human beings are born with certain God-given freedoms that no government can morally deprive them of. It is because of this that America was, is, and remains the freest country on earth. The liberty of America, however, is an earthly liberty that concerns itself with such things as freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of peaceful assembly to petition for redress of grievances, the freedom to possess the means to defend your freedoms, the freedom to secure in our homes from illegal searches and seizures, and the freedom of religion. It is that last earthly freedom that brings us to the greatest liberty of all, the eternal liberty offered each and every human being by the Lord Jesus Christ. The freedoms we enjoy as Americans, as important as they are, nevertheless are only for the brief season of earthly life. It is only through accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior that we are liberated from sin and from the consequences that come from sin, consequences that are both temporal and, more importantly, eternal. Liberty in Christ is the path to a better, happier life here on Earth and a joyful and blessed eternity in Heaven. So yes, the liberty we enjoy as Americans is great, but the liberty we enjoy as Christians is even greater.
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