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Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times In life we have all sorts of dreams, but it seems like it is those dreams that come from the very depths of our heart and soul, the dreams that, if realized, would enrich our lives and those we love beyond measure that are the hardest to realize. They are hard to realize because they give us a glimpse of the perfection that we all seek, but that perfection so often remains elusive because the world we live in is not perfect and neither are we. If we allow the imperfections within ourselves and in the world around us to depress us and oppress us as they frustrate our efforts to realize our dreams then we will give in to despair and never even come close to realizing our dreams. If, however, we accept that we are not perfect and the world we live in is not perfect and turn to the one who is perfect and listen to what He has to tell us and take it to heart, then we will find true happiness even if our dreams in this life don't quite work out. That's because we'll understand that the greatest dream we can have and the one we can best realize in this life is to be the kind of person God wants us to be and act accordingly. We will find that in service to God and, through Him, service to others, we will be truly blessed and gain the joy that comes from letting our Lord and Savior lead, guide and direct us. When that happens, we will still not be perfect and neither will the world around us, but we'll know that this world and our short lives are not all there is, and we'll know that there is a world to come that is perfect and we will be a part of it and that's no dream, that's truth.


Saturday, Aug. 8

10 a.m.: McBeth Baptist Church will be hosting a Leadership Conference entitled “How To Use What We Learned At Baptist Congress To Benefit Our Church” in the Fellowship Hall. The public is invited. Rev. Freddie L. Wicker, Jr.,Pastor.

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.

2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Saint Matthew AME Zion Church, Whitmire, holds its Annual Revival Services on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Marion Wilson, Presiding Elder of the Columbia/Camden District.

The public is invited to attend.

Rev. J.B. Robinson is the Pastor.

3 p.m.: Paradise AME Church holds its Annual Revival. Licentiate Johnathan Seay guest preacher. Rev. Terry Gillyard, Pastor

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 p.m. & 7 p.m.: New AME Zion Church, Sedalia Community, holds Revival Services beginning Sunday at 2 p.m. and continuing Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Malachi Rodger, Galilee Baptist Church. All are invited to worship with us. Rev. Ronnie McCrorey, 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.

Saturday, Aug. 15

Noon: The Bethesda Baptist Church will have its annual Family and Friends Fun Day. There will be a softball game in memory of Bro. David Smith. Come out for food, fun and fellowship. Please bring your lawn chairs because seating is limited.

Sunday, Aug. 16-Wednesday, Aug. 19

5 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Chambertown Community Lighthouse, 413 South Mountain St., holds Revival Services. Sunday’s service will be 5 p.m. while the services Monday through Wednesday will be at 7 p.m. The theme will be “The Voice of God.”

We’re asking your choir, praise team/praise dancers to share with us on the day of your choice.

The Chambertown Community Lighthouse cordially invites you to fellowship with us during our 10th Church Anniversary and Revival. We’re looking forward to the fellowship. Bishop Trina Parham, Pastor.

Sunday, Aug. 16-Thursday, Aug. 20

10:15 a.m.: Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Laurens will hold Homecoming and revival services at 10:15 a.m. with church pastor, the Rev. Dr. Jefferson N. McDowell. Revival services will be held Monday-Thursday with the Rev. Dr. Clifford A. Jones, Sr., senior pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist church in Charlotte.

11:15 a.m., 2:30 p.m. & 6:45 p.m.: The Bethesda Baptist Church, Santuc Community, holds its Annual Revival Services beginning Sunday. Pastor Roderick Oglesby, Sr. will deliver the 11:15 a.m. message. Guest Speaker for the 2:30 p.m. service will be Rev. Elijah Sutton, Pastor of the Thomas Chapel AME Church, who will be accompanied by his church family. Nightly Services will be at 6:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Dr. Michael Bridges, Pastor of the Concord Baptist Church, Gaffney will deliver the message.

Saturday, Aug. 22

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Morningside Baptist holds its next infant care ministry give-away.

Sunday, Aug. 30

2:30 p.m.: The Mitchell Chapel Christian Church Dance Praise Ministry would like to invite you to come celebrate our 5th Praise Dance Extravaganza. Come out and help us praise God in dance and song. Look forward to seeing you.

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 Times

In life we have all sorts of dreams, but it seems like it is those dreams that come from the very depths of our heart and soul, the dreams that, if realized, would enrich our lives and those we love beyond measure that are the hardest to realize. They are hard to realize because they give us a glimpse of the perfection that we all seek, but that perfection so often remains elusive because the world we live in is not perfect and neither are we. If we allow the imperfections within ourselves and in the world around us to depress us and oppress us as they frustrate our efforts to realize our dreams then we will give in to despair and never even come close to realizing our dreams. If, however, we accept that we are not perfect and the world we live in is not perfect and turn to the one who is perfect and listen to what He has to tell us and take it to heart, then we will find true happiness even if our dreams in this life don’t quite work out. That’s because we’ll understand that the greatest dream we can have and the one we can best realize in this life is to be the kind of person God wants us to be and act accordingly. We will find that in service to God and, through Him, service to others, we will be truly blessed and gain the joy that comes from letting our Lord and Savior lead, guide and direct us. When that happens, we will still not be perfect and neither will the world around us, but we’ll know that this world and our short lives are not all there is, and we’ll know that there is a world to come that is perfect and we will be a part of it and that’s no dream, that’s truth.

http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_IMG_00041.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times

In life we have all sorts of dreams, but it seems like it is those dreams that come from the very depths of our heart and soul, the dreams that, if realized, would enrich our lives and those we love beyond measure that are the hardest to realize. They are hard to realize because they give us a glimpse of the perfection that we all seek, but that perfection so often remains elusive because the world we live in is not perfect and neither are we. If we allow the imperfections within ourselves and in the world around us to depress us and oppress us as they frustrate our efforts to realize our dreams then we will give in to despair and never even come close to realizing our dreams. If, however, we accept that we are not perfect and the world we live in is not perfect and turn to the one who is perfect and listen to what He has to tell us and take it to heart, then we will find true happiness even if our dreams in this life don’t quite work out. That’s because we’ll understand that the greatest dream we can have and the one we can best realize in this life is to be the kind of person God wants us to be and act accordingly. We will find that in service to God and, through Him, service to others, we will be truly blessed and gain the joy that comes from letting our Lord and Savior lead, guide and direct us. When that happens, we will still not be perfect and neither will the world around us, but we’ll know that this world and our short lives are not all there is, and we’ll know that there is a world to come that is perfect and we will be a part of it and that’s no dream, that’s truth.

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