Sin is the most terrible disease of all


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Charles Warner | The Union Times There are probably few diseases in life more frightening than cancer, a disease which takes many forms, each of which can strike a different part of the body and all of which can prove lethal if untreated. Yet as terrible as cancer is, it is not as terrible as sin which can destroy the soul which, unlike the body, is immortal. Cancer, as terrible as it is, is nonetheless as mortal as anything else in this world and once it has done its terrible work, it too dies. Unlike cancer, human beings have souls that will survive physical death, survive for the rest of eternity. The question is, will we let sin destroy our souls by separating us from God, a separation that will last forever, or do we treat sin like the disease it is and seek treatment for it. That treatment is accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal savior and allowing Him to wash away our sins so that we become His children and spend eternity with Him when this life ends. With Christ humans can triumph over anything, including cancer, a triumph that begins when we accept Him as our Lord and Savior, a triumph that continues forever.


Community Prayer Meeting

The Community Prayer Meeting will be observed at noon on Thursday, Aug. 4 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, and pray fervently for its future. Pray for God’s guidance in the elections this year. 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.

Church Giveaway

Lifechanging Ministry, 501 Hart St., Union, will hold a giveaway today 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.

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.

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.

10 a.m.: Mitchell Chapel Christian Church will have a “Hat For The Lord” program. The Rev. Juanita Giles of Antioch AME Church will be the speaker. Rev. Tony and LaQuita Griffin, Pastors.

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.)

Maple Ridge Baptist church will be starting their revival on August 14,2016 at 2:15 pm the revivalist for the week is Rev. Kevin Allen of the Mt. Alexander Baptist church in Woodruff S.C. And our revival will run through August 17,2016 with nightly services beginning at 7:00 pm everyone is invited to attend .

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.

2 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Jeter Chapel AME Church of Carlisle invites you to come join us as witness the word, “It is time to move forward.”

The Rev. Dr. Jeffery Ian McDowell of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Laurens will speak Sunday at 2 p.m.

The Rev. Raymond Morton of Mt. Hebron Church in Prosperity will spend Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m. each evening.

If you are looking to move forward come join us night at 7 p.m.

Rev. Anthony Washington, Pastor.

2:15 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Maple Ridge Baptist Church will be starting their revival on Aug. 14 at 2:15 p.m.

The revivalist for the week is Rev. Kevin Allen of the Mt. Alexander Baptist Church in Woodruff.

Our revival will run through Aug. 17 with nightly services beginning at 7 p.m.

Everyone is invited to attend.

Rev. Johnny Johnson, Pastor.

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 There are probably few diseases in life more frightening than cancer, a disease which takes many forms, each of which can strike a different part of the body and all of which can prove lethal if untreated. Yet as terrible as cancer is, it is not as terrible as sin which can destroy the soul which, unlike the body, is immortal. Cancer, as terrible as it is, is nonetheless as mortal as anything else in this world and once it has done its terrible work, it too dies. Unlike cancer, human beings have souls that will survive physical death, survive for the rest of eternity. The question is, will we let sin destroy our souls by separating us from God, a separation that will last forever, or do we treat sin like the disease it is and seek treatment for it. That treatment is accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal savior and allowing Him to wash away our sins so that we become His children and spend eternity with Him when this life ends. With Christ humans can triumph over anything, including cancer, a triumph that begins when we accept Him as our Lord and Savior, a triumph that continues forever.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_IMG_0003-4.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times There are probably few diseases in life more frightening than cancer, a disease which takes many forms, each of which can strike a different part of the body and all of which can prove lethal if untreated. Yet as terrible as cancer is, it is not as terrible as sin which can destroy the soul which, unlike the body, is immortal. Cancer, as terrible as it is, is nonetheless as mortal as anything else in this world and once it has done its terrible work, it too dies. Unlike cancer, human beings have souls that will survive physical death, survive for the rest of eternity. The question is, will we let sin destroy our souls by separating us from God, a separation that will last forever, or do we treat sin like the disease it is and seek treatment for it. That treatment is accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal savior and allowing Him to wash away our sins so that we become His children and spend eternity with Him when this life ends. With Christ humans can triumph over anything, including cancer, a triumph that begins when we accept Him as our Lord and Savior, a triumph that continues forever.
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