Church Calendar

November 30, 2013

Saturday, Nov. 30

12:30 p.m.: St. Paul Baptist Church will sponsor a youth trip to Disney On Ice at the Bi-Lo Center. Call 864-426-7790 or 864-441-4334.

Sunday, Dec. 1

11 a.m.: Community Missionary Church, 2230 Lockhart Highway, will celebrate its 11th Church Anniversary as well as its 5th Pastoral Anniversary. Guest speaker for the 11 a.m. service is Rev. John Thomas, Associate of Thompson Chapel Baptist Church in Jonesville. The 3:30 p.m. speaker will Rev. Mims Camm, Senior Pastor of Springfield Baptist Church in Clinton. Dinner will be served from 2-3 p.m.

2:30 p.m.: James Chapel Baptist Church, 527 Pinckney St., Carlisle, invites you to come and join us on our Annual Friends and Family Day. Guest speaker will be Minister J.C. Edwards from Weeping Mary Baptist Church in White Oak. T.A. Moore is the pastor. The public is invited.

3 p.m.: The Tyger River Baptist Association holds an Ordination Ceremony for Minister Rick L. Gray at New Zion Baptist Church, 550 Plainview Drive, Spartanburg, S.C. The Rev. Dr. Michael A. Glenn is Moderator and the Rev. David A. Sullivan is Church Pastor.

6 p.m.: First Baptist Church, Union, holds its 3rd Annual Hanging of the Christmas Green. This will be a service of Christmas music and Christmas decorations.

Saturday, Dec. 7

9-11 a.m.: Buffalo United Methodist Church will be visited by Santa Claus. Children can come and have their picture taken with Santa. There will be cookies and drink. The event is free and all children are invited. Rev. Ron Towery, pastor.

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.

Sunday, Dec. 15

2:30 p.m.: Mitchell Chapel Christian Church holds its Fourth Annual Choir Anniversary. Pastor Tony and Pastor Laquita Griffin.

Sunday, Dec. 15

2:30 p.m.: An Appreciation Service honoring musician Mr. Stephen L. Jennings will take place at Saint Paul Baptist Church, 308 Wallace St., Union. The service will be sponsored by Serenity, St. Paul, Corinth Baptist, and Thomas Chapel AME. Minister Labarius Torez Edwards will serve as Master of Ceremony. Please come and support this gifted and talented young man.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

6-8 p.m.: McBeth Baptist Church Sunday School hosts Skate Night for all youth at the Union Skate Center. The cost is only $2 and all proceeds goes to the Sunday School. For a couple our hours of fun, laughter and fellowship come out and join the McBeth Baptist Church.

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.

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