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Charles Warner | The Union Times While it also addresses freedom of speech, freedom of the press, the right of peaceful assembly and the petitioning of government for redress of grievances, the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America begins by stating unequivocally that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” In other words, freedom of religion is the law of the land, and the Congress of the United States of America is forbidden by law from establishing a government-approved and supported religious establishment. It is also forbidden from preventing the citizens of this country from peacefully practicing their respective faiths. That is the law of the land, but ensuring that freedom — and all the other freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution — remain in effect is a task that has often fallen to the men and women of America’s armed forces over the centuries, especially over the course of the last century. The freedoms the American people have enjoyed since the Constitution was written and ratified have been in danger from enemies who would do away with them. From Nazism to Communism to Radical Islamism, America has seen its freedoms threatened over the last century by enemies for whom those freedoms, including the freedom of religion, are a threat to their goal of imposing a totalitarian system that would enslave Americans and the rest of the human race. Standing in their way are the men and women of America’s armed forces who have fought them every step of the way, ensuring that America remains the land of the free where freedom, including the freedom of religion, is alive and well.


Wednesday, July 6-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.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 While it also addresses freedom of speech, freedom of the press, the right of peaceful assembly and the petitioning of government for redress of grievances, the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America begins by stating unequivocally that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” In other words, freedom of religion is the law of the land, and the Congress of the United States of America is forbidden by law from establishing a government-approved and supported religious establishment. It is also forbidden from preventing the citizens of this country from peacefully practicing their respective faiths. That is the law of the land, but ensuring that freedom — and all the other freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution — remain in effect is a task that has often fallen to the men and women of America’s armed forces over the centuries, especially over the course of the last century. The freedoms the American people have enjoyed since the Constitution was written and ratified have been in danger from enemies who would do away with them. From Nazism to Communism to Radical Islamism, America has seen its freedoms threatened over the last century by enemies for whom those freedoms, including the freedom of religion, are a threat to their goal of imposing a totalitarian system that would enslave Americans and the rest of the human race. Standing in their way are the men and women of America’s armed forces who have fought them every step of the way, ensuring that America remains the land of the free where freedom, including the freedom of religion, is alive and well.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_IMG_0001.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times While it also addresses freedom of speech, freedom of the press, the right of peaceful assembly and the petitioning of government for redress of grievances, the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America begins by stating unequivocally that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” In other words, freedom of religion is the law of the land, and the Congress of the United States of America is forbidden by law from establishing a government-approved and supported religious establishment. It is also forbidden from preventing the citizens of this country from peacefully practicing their respective faiths. That is the law of the land, but ensuring that freedom — and all the other freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution — remain in effect is a task that has often fallen to the men and women of America’s armed forces over the centuries, especially over the course of the last century. The freedoms the American people have enjoyed since the Constitution was written and ratified have been in danger from enemies who would do away with them. From Nazism to Communism to Radical Islamism, America has seen its freedoms threatened over the last century by enemies for whom those freedoms, including the freedom of religion, are a threat to their goal of imposing a totalitarian system that would enslave Americans and the rest of the human race. Standing in their way are the men and women of America’s armed forces who have fought them every step of the way, ensuring that America remains the land of the free where freedom, including the freedom of religion, is alive and well.
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