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Saturday, Oct. 26


9 a.m.-3 p.m.: The Mary B. Thomas Girls Youth Circle Unit # 16 will partner with The Brothers In Black celebrating Red Ribbon Week. They will be at the The Old People Grocery Store Parking Lot in Jonesville. They will also have a Yard Sale along with Hot Dog and Fish Sale. Please stop by and support the cause.


Noon: McBeth Baptist Church, 105 Lawson Avenue, holds a Chinese Auction in the Fellowship Hall. More than 100 items will be available. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door. Ticket drop off will be from 10 a.m.-noon. The auction will start promptly at noon. Hot dogs and sodas will be sold. You must be present to win. The auction is sponsored by the Sunday School and Usher Board. For more information please contact Hester Booker at 864-466-7640, Fannie Ruth Parham at 864-441-3380, Jackie Johnson at 864-429-9903, Clara Pearl Moorman at 864-427-5528, and Clara Mitchell at 864-441-3304.


Sunday, Oct. 27


11 a.m.: Friendship Baptist Church of Spartanburg, 250 Morning Drive, hold “Pink Sunday” during the morning worship service with reflections from Cancer Survivor Deborah Saweuyer Parks and the morning message by Rev. Cicely White. All members and asked to wear pink to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness.


11 a.m.: New Horizon United Christian Church celebrates its 20th church year anniversary along with Pastor Orlando Allen’s 17th year. The church anniversary will be celebrated at 11 a.m. and Pastor Allen’s anniversary at 2:30 p.m. James Mason, pastor of New Emanuel Baptist Church will be the speaker at the 2:30 p.m. celebration.


11 a.m.: Maple Ridge Baptist Churchholds its Annual Family Day during morning services. Rev. Johnny Johnson, pastor.


12:30 p.m.-until: Bethel Baptist Church, 904 Pea Ridge Highway, will sell dinners in appreciation for Manning “T.J.” Jeter, our church drummer. Please help us support the cause. Rev. James E. Tillotson, pastor.


2 p.m.: Woodson Chapel Baptist Church, 1447 Meansville Road, Union, holds its Annual Pink Sunday Program. The theme of the program will be “The Storms of Life.” The speakers will be Sister Jackie Peake-Thompson of Pauline and Minister Juanita Dewberry of Gaffney. The special guest will be One Purpose. Pink Sunday is a nationwide program dedicated to breast cancer survivors and/or in memory of loved ones. We ask that you wear peak in honor of the day. Come help us celebrate. One day a cure will be found.


2:30 p.m.: Bethany AME Church holds a New Beginning Program. The Rev. Johnny Fishburn will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. The Rev. Dr. Corinthea Stack, pastor.


Thursday, Oct. 31


5:30-8 p.m.: New Beginnings Church, 480 Sunny Acres Road, Pacolet, holds a Harvest Celebration. The event is free and open to the public. There will be trunk or treat, inflatables, and cotton candy, all of which will be free. Hot dog plates will be sold $2.50. Funnel cakes and fried oreos for $2. For more information call 864-474-0044.


Saturday, Nov. 2


10 a.m.-noon: Grace United Methodist Church Relay for Life team will host a vegetable soup sale. The cost of the soup is $7 per quart, and it should be pre-ordered by calling the church office at (864) 427-1266 no later than Thursday, Oct. 31.


2-5 p.m.: Freedom Christian Assembly presents “I Am My Brother’s Keeper” at the Buffalo Community Center. The program is designed to uplift men in the community. Please come out and support.


Sunday, Nov. 3


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, dessert. Cost is $8 per person. Call 427-1622 for takeout. (Ready at 11:45 a.m.)


2 p.m.: Paradise AME Church holds its Pack the Pew Program. Rev. Franklin Sumter, pastor of Monarch Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker. Rev franklin Sumter pastor of monarch baptist church guest speaker. Saturday December 7 Paradise Simply Blessed Gospel Choir will sponsor the 3rd annual Share the Gift of Christmas Gospel Fest at 5pm. Rev. Michael Hill Pastor Thanks for posting these and all other announcement. PAMEC


Wednesday, Nov. 6


5:30 p.m.: The Laura Farr Sunday School Class of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 372 Wesley Chapel Road, Union, holds their Poor Man’s Supper. The menu includes pinto beans, cabbage, stewed potatoes, cornbread, fatback, tea. Desserts extra. Singing starts at 6:15 p.m. with Kellie Allen and Patty Turner. Takeouts call 427-5319. Everyone is invited and welcomed.


Thursday, Nov. 7


2:30 p.m.: The Missionary Ministry of McBeth Baptist holds its Annual Missionary Program. We have a very dynamic preacher for the occasion, Pastor Jefferson McDowell of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Laurens. The theme for this occasion is “Meeting the Needs of the Community.”\. We look forward to your presence and participation. The public is invited. Rev. Freddie L. Wicker Jr., Pastor.


Sunday, Nov. 10


2:30 p.m.: Maple Ridge Baptist Church holds its Annual Missionary Day Program. Our topic will be “Four Women of the Bible.” Our speakers for this event will be Evangelist Debra J. Williamson (Ruth), Evangelist Veronica Clark (Esther), Minister Brenda Byrd (Rebekah), and Minister Juanita Giles (Mary, the mother of Jesus). Come out and witness these powerful women who will letting God use them. We look forward to fellowshipping with you and will gladly return your visit upon request.


Saturday, Dec. 7


5 p.m.: The Chosen Few (Mary Owens) will present a gospel play entitled “Mama Did You Love Us” at the Pacolet River Association Building. Come in for an evening of laughter and spiritual entertainment.


5 p.m.: The Paradise AME Church Simply Blessed Gospel Choir sponsors the 3rd Annual Share the Gift of Christmas Gospel Fest. Rev. Michael Hill, pastor.


Ongoing Events


The Union Moms In Prayer group meets each Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. in the Family Life Center of Bethel United Methodist Church, 1705 Lockhart Highway, Union, S.C. This is an informal gathering of moms, grandmothers, and any other interested ladies who would like to be a part of this important ministry of praying for the students, teachers, and staff of our schools. There is also opportunity, for those who wish, to ask prayer for specific individuals. All ladies are welcome to participate. For more information, call Kathleen Read at 427-2660, or e-mail her at sandersread@juno.com.


Crestview Baptist Church, 1100 Furman Fendley Highway, Union, holds Celebrate Recovery every Friday night. The meal is served at 6 p.m. and worship is at 7 p.m. For more information call 864-466-6659.


Mitchell Chapel Christian Church, 381 Kelly Road in Union, holds services at its new location, 143 Camelot Drive in Union.


The Missionary Auxiliary of the Pacolet River Baptist Association has an Emergency Food Pantry in the rear (annex) of the town hall in Jonesville. The pantry is open Friday from 9:30 a.m. to noon and other times by calling the numbers posted on the sign at the entrance of the annex. Bring identification and proof residence.


New Emanuel Chapel Baptist Church has changed its services times to 9 a.m. for Sunday School and 10 a.m. for Praise and Worship.


Woodson Chapel Baptist Church has changed its services to 9 a.m. for Sunday School and 10 a.m. for Worship.


Items for Church News can be submitted to The Union Daily Times for publication via email to udtnews@civitasmedia.com, by fax to (864) 427-1237, by mail to Church News, PO Drawer 749, Union, S.C. 29379 or in person at our office, 100 Times Boulevard, Union, S.C. 29379. Items can include singings, special services, yard sales, revivals and other church events. Items will run on a space available basis.


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