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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.


3 p.m.: St. Paul Baptist Church holds its Family and Friends Day. The guest speaker will be Rev. Courtney Mills, pastor of the Mikes Creek Baptist Church, Gaffney.


Monday, Nov. 4


6:30 p.m.: Pacolet River Baptist Association Missionaries will observe World Day of Prayer. Refreshment served at 6:30 p.m. Program begins at 7 p.m. Rev. James Mason, Moderator. Minister Brenda Byrd, President.


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


Noon: The Community Prayer Meeting will be held at the USC gazebo. All are invited to participate in a brief time of prayer for our community, state, and nation, and for the Church. You do not have to pray out loud to participate. Just come and join in silently if you like. If you can’t be at the gazebo, set aside some time during the day to pray for our community, state, and nation. All are welcome.


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.


2:30 p.m.: The Missionary Ministry of McBeth Baptist cordially invites you to our 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.


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.


Saturday, Dec. 14


9:30 a.m.: Pacolet River Baptist Association holds its Missionaries quarterly meeting at St. Luke Baptist Church, Buffalo. Rev. George Shell, Pastor. Minister Brenda Byrd, President.


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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