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Charles Warner | The Union Daily Jesus Christ gave of Himself as no one before ever could and no one since has and as no one ever will. He did so out of love and because He acted out of love, His children, the Christians, also act out of love. The love of Christ for a lost and dying world is the source of the love that is the defining feature of Christianity. When a Christian speaks as truthfully and as fearlessly as their Savior did, they, like He, speak out of love, telling the truth, no matter how painful or uncomfortable or distrubing it may be, because they love those they speak to as Jesus does. They do so for the same reason that Christ did, so that all might hear the truth and be saved. Christian love is about carrying the message of the good news of Jesus Christ and the Salvation He blesses all those who accept Him as Lord and Savior with. The Christian speaks the truth of Jesus Christ out of love because to do otherwise would be to speak out of hatred and thus betray the mission, message and ministry of the one who spoke — and continues to speak — out of love for all the children He created.


Tuesday, July 28-Wednesday, July 29

7 p.m.: Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church holds its Annual Homecoming Service Revival Services Tuesday-Wednesday at 7 p.m. each night. Rev. Dr. Dennis Rector of Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Cowpens will be ministering the message each night. Come join us, we give Honor and Glory to our God.

2 p.m. & 7:15 p.m.: Galilee Baptist Church in the Sedalia Community holds Revival Services Sunday through Wednesday. Pastor Malachi Rodgers Sr. will bring the Sunday morning message. At 2 p.m. Rev. James Farr, the pastor of Flint Hill Baptist Church in Newberry will bring the afternoon message.

At 7:15 p.m., Monday night through Wednesday night, Rev. Timothy Hunter, Pastor of Island Creek Baptist Church in Gaffney will be the evangelist.

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

2 p.m. & 7 p.m.: The Red hill Baptist Church holds its annual revival. The speaker for the 2 p.m. Sunday and Monday through Wednesday 7 p.m. services will be the Rev. George Shell, Pastor of the St Luke Baptist Church Buffalo.

Pastor Stephens and the Red Hill Baptist Church Family, the Little Church with the Big Heart, welcome each and every one to come out and share in these services with us.

Sunday, July 26-Thursday, July 30

6-8:30 p.m.: Crestview Baptist Church, 1100 Furman Fendley Highway, holds Vacation Bible School. The first night bring a swimsuit and towel for a 100 foot water slide. Josh Freeman, Pastor.

Friday, July 31

At Dark: First Baptist Church hosts a Drive-In Movie. Everyone is welcome.

Saturday, Aug. 1

10 a.m.-Noon: The Pacolet River Baptist Sunday School Convention will observe its 131st Annual Session. The practice sessions for the Youth Convention Choir, Youth Convention Dancers and Youth Bible Quiz will be Saturdays, July 11, 18, and 25, 2015 from 10-12 noon at the Baptist Center. The host church is Red Hill; the host pastor is Rev. Geoffrey Stephens; and the host superintendent is Dea. Robert Foster. Moderator Dr. James L. Mason and President Lena J. Thompson.

Noon: The Union County Prayer Foundation Back to School Bash will be held at Bethany AME Community Life Center in Kelton. There will be gospel artists, motivational speakers, vendors, food, free snow cones, school supplies for the children. There will be fun for the whole family. Most importantly, dignitaries will be praying for the success of the County and the children before the new school year begins. Come out and be blessed. For any questions, feel free to email Elder Ysante McDowell/Visionary @ ysante_mcdowell@yahoo.com.

Sunday, Aug. 2

10:30 a.m.: Putman Baptist Church celebrates Homecoming with special guest singers “The Pathfinders.” The church is located at 3692 Buffalo-West Springs Hwy., Buffalo, SC and we invite everyone to come celebrate with us.

6 p.m.: Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, 2153 Mt. Lebanon Road, Buffalo, hosts a concert by “Pathfinders.” Everyone welcome. Rev. Melvin Shelton, Pastor.

Sunday, Aug. 2-Wednesday, Aug. 5

5:30-8 p.m.: Lockhart Freewill Baptist Church holds Vacation Bible School. The theme will be “Fishing For Jesus.” Ages 3 and up. A meal will be served each night from 5:30-6 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 2-Thursday, Aug. 6

3 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.: St. Luke Baptist Church, 718 Lukesville Road, Buffalo, will celebrate Homecoming and Revival. Sunday Homecoming service begins at 3 p.m. with Rev. Lavern Witherspoon as guest minister. Revival evening services begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday with Rev. Robert Ward as guest minister on Monday and Tuesday and Rev. Stanley Watson as guest minister on Wednesday and Thursday. All are welcome.

Wednesday, Aug. 5

5:30 p.m.: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church holds a Poor Man’s Supper. The menu will include colored butter beans, stewed potatoes, sauerkraut with side wennies, cornbread, and drink. Desserts are extra. Singing starts at 6:30 p.m. with Shon Morris.

Sunday, Aug.9

Noon-Until: Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1622 Kelly Road, Union, serves Sunday dinner.

The menu includes fried chicken, roast beef, steak and gravy, creamed potatoes, rice and gravy, macaroni pie, green beans, lima beans, slaw, rolls, tea, and dessert.

Cost is $8 per person.

Call 427-1622 for takeouts which will be ready at 11:45 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 9-Wednesday, Aug. 12

2 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Jeter Chapel AME Church holds revival. The speaker for the 2 p.m. Sunday service will be the Rev. Dr. Jefferson W. McDowell of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Laurens. The Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday services will be at 7 p.m. and the speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Derrick Scott of St. Paul AMEC, Columbia. Rev. Anthony Washington, Pastor.

2:15 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Maple Ridge Baptist Church holds their Annual Revival Service. The Rev. Lee Byars of Shady Grove Baptist Church, Gaffney, will deliver the message at all four services.

Bible Study

Shiloh Outreach Baptist Church, 194 Maybinton Road, Whitmire, holds a Community Bible Study on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. All are welcome.

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Charles Warner | The Union Daily
Jesus Christ gave of Himself as no one before ever could and no one since has and as no one ever will. He did so out of love and because He acted out of love, His children, the Christians, also act out of love. The love of Christ for a lost and dying world is the source of the love that is the defining feature of Christianity. When a Christian speaks as truthfully and as fearlessly as their Savior did, they, like He, speak out of love, telling the truth, no matter how painful or uncomfortable or distrubing it may be, because they love those they speak to as Jesus does. They do so for the same reason that Christ did, so that all might hear the truth and be saved. Christian love is about carrying the message of the good news of Jesus Christ and the Salvation He blesses all those who accept Him as Lord and Savior with. The Christian speaks the truth of Jesus Christ out of love because to do otherwise would be to speak out of hatred and thus betray the mission, message and ministry of the one who spoke — and continues to speak — out of love for all the children He created.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_IMG_0020.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily
Jesus Christ gave of Himself as no one before ever could and no one since has and as no one ever will. He did so out of love and because He acted out of love, His children, the Christians, also act out of love. The love of Christ for a lost and dying world is the source of the love that is the defining feature of Christianity. When a Christian speaks as truthfully and as fearlessly as their Savior did, they, like He, speak out of love, telling the truth, no matter how painful or uncomfortable or distrubing it may be, because they love those they speak to as Jesus does. They do so for the same reason that Christ did, so that all might hear the truth and be saved. Christian love is about carrying the message of the good news of Jesus Christ and the Salvation He blesses all those who accept Him as Lord and Savior with. The Christian speaks the truth of Jesus Christ out of love because to do otherwise would be to speak out of hatred and thus betray the mission, message and ministry of the one who spoke — and continues to speak — out of love for all the children He created.
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