The blessings grown in God’s garden


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Charles Warner | The Union Times To one degree or another, most people know the story of the Garden of Eden. The gardener who planted and has nurtured that garden ever since is God. Yet the Garden of Eden is not the only garden God has planted and continues to cultivate. God is also the gardener of the spiritual garden he planted for humans to participate in and partake of, helping him cultivate it while also enjoying the bountiful harvest it provides all who follow Him. God’s garden produces spiritual virtues that can change lives for the better and He invites all to partake of the bounty He provides. Those who partake of that bounty, however, must help cultivate their own plot in that garden, living lives that embrace and embody those spiritual virtues. When we partake of the bounty of God’s garden and do our part in cultivating its bounty in our own lives, our lives and the lives of those around us are much improved because we are improved and the world improved with us. It also enables us to enjoy the bounty of God’s love and mercy throughout eternity and that’s the most wonderful harvest of all.


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.

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.

Wednesday, July 20

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 service will be Reverend Telley Lynnette Gadson, Pastor, Saint Mark United Methodist Church, Taylors.

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.

Wednesday, July 19-Friday, July 22

6-8:30 p.m.: Welcome Baptist Church, Monarch Highway, holds Vacation Bible School for children ages 2-12. The theme is “Ocean Commotion.” There will be exciting Bible stories, snacks, crafts, games, songs, and more. If you need a ride, please call 864-441-8768.

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

2 p.m.: The Red Hill Baptist Church will have its annual Revival.. This year’s revival will be a ONE DAY Revival. The speaker for the Sunday evening service will be the Rev George Shell, pastor of the St Luke Baptist Church, Buffalo, SC.

Pastor Geoffrey Stephens and the church family welcome each and everyone to come out and share in this service.

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.

Monday, July 25-Friday, July 29

5:30-8:30 p.m.: Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church holds Vacation Bible School. A meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. and classes will begin at 6 p.m.

Family Night will be held Friday with parents and grandparents, friends and neighbors invited to attend and enjoy the program put on by the children and the staff. The program will be followed by social in the fellowship hall. Refreshments will be served.

At this year’s Vacation Bible School, canned and other non-perishable goods will be collected each evening. They will be sent to West Virginia to aid families victimized by flooding.

Saturday, July 30

9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church holds Vacation Bible School. Please join us for a study “Joy In Jesus.” We will be serving snacks and lunch. Please come join us in Vacation Bible School at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

Sunday, July 31-Wednesday, Aug. 3

2 p.m. & 7:15 p.m.: Galilee Baptist Church in the Sedalia Community will have Revival Services.

Pastor Malachi Rodgers, Sr. will bring the Sunday morning message.

Rev. John Henderson, Pastor of Life Changing Ministries, will bring the Sunday afternoon message.

Rev. James Patton, Pastor of White Plains Baptist Church in Gaffney, will be the evangelist for the week.

The public is invited to com share with us in these services.

Rev. Malachi Rodgers, Sr., Pastor.

Sunday, Aug. 7-Wednesday, Aug. 10

2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.: James Chapel Baptist Church will hold its 112th Homecoming Revival.

The Sunday service will be at 2:30 p.m. and the Monday-Wednesday services will be at 7 p.m.

The evangelist for the 2016 revival is the Rev. Jonathan Bell Sr., a native of Winnsboro and pastor of St. Peter Community Church in Blair.

The public is invited.

3 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Beatty’s Chapel AME Zion Church holds Revival Services.

Rev. LaQuita Griffin, Pastor of Mitchell Chapel Christian Church of Union, will bring the 3 p.m. Sunday message.

Rev. Andre Miller, Pastor of Bethesda AME Zion Church of Winnsboro, will bring the 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday message.

Rev. James E. Curenton, Jr., Pastor.

Sunday, Aug. 14

Noon-Until: Bethlehem United Methodis Church, 1622 Kelly Road, Union, will serve Sunday Dinner. The menu includes 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 864-427-1622 for takeouts. (Ready at 11:45 a.m.)

Sunday, Aug. 21-Wednesday, Aug. 24 at

2 p.m. & 7:15 p.m.: Woodson Chapel Baptist Church will have their Annual Homecoming and Revival.

Homecoming will be Sunday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Malachi Rodgers, Sr., Pastor of Galilee Baptist Church in Sedalia, will be the speaker.

Revival will be Monday, Aug. 22-Wednesday, Aug 24 at 7:15 p.m. each night. The Rev. Leon Wright, Pastor of Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Spartanburg, will be our revivalist.

Come out and listen to the Man of God, Preach the Word of God. You all are welcome!

Rev. Robert E. Collins, Pastor.

Charles Warner | The Union Times To one degree or another, most people know the story of the Garden of Eden. The gardener who planted and has nurtured that garden ever since is God. Yet the Garden of Eden is not the only garden God has planted and continues to cultivate. God is also the gardener of the spiritual garden he planted for humans to participate in and partake of, helping him cultivate it while also enjoying the bountiful harvest it provides all who follow Him. God’s garden produces spiritual virtues that can change lives for the better and He invites all to partake of the bounty He provides. Those who partake of that bounty, however, must help cultivate their own plot in that garden, living lives that embrace and embody those spiritual virtues. When we partake of the bounty of God’s garden and do our part in cultivating its bounty in our own lives, our lives and the lives of those around us are much improved because we are improved and the world improved with us. It also enables us to enjoy the bounty of God’s love and mercy throughout eternity and that’s the most wonderful harvest of all.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_IMG_0001-3.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times To one degree or another, most people know the story of the Garden of Eden. The gardener who planted and has nurtured that garden ever since is God. Yet the Garden of Eden is not the only garden God has planted and continues to cultivate. God is also the gardener of the spiritual garden he planted for humans to participate in and partake of, helping him cultivate it while also enjoying the bountiful harvest it provides all who follow Him. God’s garden produces spiritual virtues that can change lives for the better and He invites all to partake of the bounty He provides. Those who partake of that bounty, however, must help cultivate their own plot in that garden, living lives that embrace and embody those spiritual virtues. When we partake of the bounty of God’s garden and do our part in cultivating its bounty in our own lives, our lives and the lives of those around us are much improved because we are improved and the world improved with us. It also enables us to enjoy the bounty of God’s love and mercy throughout eternity and that’s the most wonderful harvest of all.
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