God is the only thing that never changes


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Charles Warner | The Union Times Nothing stays the same in this world, and that includes each and every one of us. We are constantly changing each day of our lives, though we often only recognize the changes in retrospect. Everything around us also changes from the fashions of the day to the seasons of the year to the circumstances and fortunes of our everyday lives and the people who are part of our lives. There is no escaping this reality because, again, it is something that we experience constantly and often only recognize when we look back on our lives and the changes we and the world around us have undergone and continue to undergo. What does not change is God’s word because God Himself does not change and because God and His word are unchanging we can always count on Him and what He says. God’s promises to us, revealed through His holy word are as good today as when they were first made them to the patriarchs, prophets, disciples, and apostles He first revealed them to and who recorded His words. In a world that is constantly changing, God is the only thing that doesn’t change and so we should all put our trust in Him to see us safely through the challenge of change in our lives to the certainties of eternity with Him.


Church Giveaway

Lifechanging Ministry, 501 Hart St., Union, will hold a giveaway Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon. The giveway will be held in the lower level of the church. The items to be given away include men, women and children’s clothing and shoes. There will also be pocketbooks. Every item is absolutely free. We are giving back to the community. Pastor John Henderson.

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 27-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

9:45 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon: Fairforest Baptist Church of Union invites you to Homecoming Day.

Sunday School will be at 9:45 a.m. Preaching will be at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Gary Farmer, speaker.

This will be followed at noon by a meal in the Fellowship Hall. We ask that each family bring a well-filled basket of food, desserts, and tea.

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.

Monday, Aug. 1-Wednesday, Aug. 3

7 p.m.: Chambertown Community Lighthouse Church holds revival. The theme will be “Ignite My Fire.”

On Aug. 1, the speaker will be Bishop Clifton Arrington, Power of Pentecost of Spartanburg, Spartanburg.

On Aug. 2, the speaker will be Dr. Ludie Hoffman, Friends of Faith Ministries International, Montgomery, AL.

On Aug. 3, the speaker will be Apostle Anthony Blocker, My Fathers House Ministries, Columbia.

Bishop Tyra Parham, Pastor.

Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, Aug. 2-Thursday, Aug. 5

6-8:30 p.m.: Bethelehem United Methodist Church, 1622 Kelly Road, Union, invites you to “Catch The Way of God’s Amazing Love,” as you join us for Vacation Bible School. It’s a time for fun, fellowship, and, most of all, it is a time to share the word of God. Our theme is “Surf Shack.” They will ride the waves of God’s love through art projects, songs, stories, and snacks.

Wednesday, Aug. 3

5:30 p.m.: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church will have their Poor Man’s Supper.

The menu will be spaghetti, salad, tea, and dessert.

Singing starts at 6 p.m. Amy House will be singing.

Cost is $6 per person. For takeout call 864-427-5319.

Saturday, Aug. 6

9 a.m.: The Pacolet River Baptist Congress of Christian Education will observe its 132nd Annual Session at the Baptist Center, Lovers Lane, Union.

The 2016 theme is “Growing Disciples for Christ through Christian Education.

Focus: “Envisioning the Future Exceptionally Through Trained Leaders.”

Registration is at 9 a.m. Devotion is at 9:15 a.m.

The host church is Bethesda Baptist Church.

The host pastor, the Rev. Roderick Oglesby, will deliver the devotional message at 9:30 a.m.

There will be five classes offered during the Bible Study at 10:15 a.m.

1. Ministers/Adult 1 — Rev. Sterline Farr, Instructor.

2. Laity/Adult 2 — Rev. Shirley Browning, Instructor.

3. Youth — Sis. Sharon Foster & Bro. Steve Smith, Instructors.

4. Intermediates — Sisters Peggy Briggs & Cynthia Robbins, Instructors.

5. Juniors — Rev. & Mrs. Malachi Rodgers, Instructors.

The Bible Bowl Quiz comes from St. Mark & St. Luke (if needed, St. Matthew).

Moderator, Dr. James L. Mason.

President, Lena J. Thompson.

Dean, Rev. James A. Calhoun.

Vice President, Joyce Walker.

General Secretary, Mary A. Gist.

Congress Secretary, Peggy Briggs.

Sunday, Aug. 7-Wednesday, Aug. 10

2 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Thomas Chapel AME Church would like to invite you to come and fellowship with us on our Annual Revival Services.

On Sunday we will begin our Homecoming Services at 2 p.m. Our speaker for the day will be the Rev. Roderick Oglesby of Bethesda Baptist Church on Santuc.

Our services for the week will begin nightly at 7 p.m. The speaker for the week will be the Rev. Ertha Bowman of Miller Chapel AME Church, Newberry.

Your presence and support will be greatly appreciated. If you are not able to attend, we solicit your prayers that our souls be renewed spiritually so that we can serve God faithfully.

Rev. Dr. Elijah Sutton, President.

Sis. Vonda D. Gallman, Church Secretary.

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 Methodist 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. 14-Wednesday, Aug. 17

2 p.m. & 7 p.m.: St. Matthew AME Zion Church will have its Annual Homecoming Revival Service.

The Sunday service is at 2 p.m. The Rev. Aundre Miller will be the guest speaker. He is the Pastor of Bethesda AME Zion Church in Winnsboro.

Monday-Wednesday services will be at 7 p.m. each night. The Rev. Sherman McBeth, Pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church will be the Revivalist.

Rev. Edward J. Wilson, Pastor.

Come and be blessed.

Sunday, Aug. 21-Wednesday, Aug. 24

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.

Sunday, Sept. 18-Wednesday, Sept. 21

10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1622 Kelly Road, Union, will hold Homecoming and Revival.

Homecoming will be Sunday with Sunday School from 10-10:45 a.m. and Worship Service at 11 a.m. Rev. Emily Sutton will bring the message.

There will be a covered dish supper Sunday at 12:30 p.m. following the morning service. Everyone is invited to stay for the fellowship over in the Family Life Building. Please bring a well-filled basket. Tea will be provided.

Sunday Evening Service begins our revival at 7 a.m. Rev. Emily Sutton will bring the message.

Revival will be held Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m. each night. The following ministers will bring the message the following evenings:

• Monday — Rev. David Bauknight, Grace United Methodist Church.

• Tuesday — Rev. Mike Scales, Carlisle United Methodist Church and Whitmire United Methodist Church.

• Wednesday — Rev. Tuie Wentz, Duncan United Methodist Church and Bethel United Methodist Church.

There will be special music each night.

Come out and join us and receive a blessing.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Nothing stays the same in this world, and that includes each and every one of us. We are constantly changing each day of our lives, though we often only recognize the changes in retrospect. Everything around us also changes from the fashions of the day to the seasons of the year to the circumstances and fortunes of our everyday lives and the people who are part of our lives. There is no escaping this reality because, again, it is something that we experience constantly and often only recognize when we look back on our lives and the changes we and the world around us have undergone and continue to undergo. What does not change is God’s word because God Himself does not change and because God and His word are unchanging we can always count on Him and what He says. God’s promises to us, revealed through His holy word are as good today as when they were first made them to the patriarchs, prophets, disciples, and apostles He first revealed them to and who recorded His words. In a world that is constantly changing, God is the only thing that doesn’t change and so we should all put our trust in Him to see us safely through the challenge of change in our lives to the certainties of eternity with Him.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_IMG_0001-4.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Nothing stays the same in this world, and that includes each and every one of us. We are constantly changing each day of our lives, though we often only recognize the changes in retrospect. Everything around us also changes from the fashions of the day to the seasons of the year to the circumstances and fortunes of our everyday lives and the people who are part of our lives. There is no escaping this reality because, again, it is something that we experience constantly and often only recognize when we look back on our lives and the changes we and the world around us have undergone and continue to undergo. What does not change is God’s word because God Himself does not change and because God and His word are unchanging we can always count on Him and what He says. God’s promises to us, revealed through His holy word are as good today as when they were first made them to the patriarchs, prophets, disciples, and apostles He first revealed them to and who recorded His words. In a world that is constantly changing, God is the only thing that doesn’t change and so we should all put our trust in Him to see us safely through the challenge of change in our lives to the certainties of eternity with Him.
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