America under God or gone under


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Charles Warner | The Union Times Ronald Reagan once observed that “If we ever forget we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” Tuesday, July 4, is the 241st birthday of the United States of America, and while it is certainly a time for celebration, it should also be a time for reflection on the condition of this great nation and the source of its greatness. Is the America of today, unlike the America of 1776 and many generations that followed, a nation without God? If that is so, and the events of recent decades suggest that it is, then how much longer will it be before America celebrates its last Fourth of July, its last birthday and is consigned to the ash heap of history? The truth is that America’s strength came from its people’s relationship with God, a reality that few, if any, would have disputed over much of this nation’s history. Over time, however, and especially in recent decades, that relationship has obviously deteriorated and America has suffered accordingly and will continue to do so until and unless it remembers the true source of its strength, its greatness as a nation. If that happens, then in time things will turn around and this nation’s fortunes will improve. If it doesn’t happen, then one day this nation will indeed celebrate its final birthday and then July 4 will be just another day.


Thursday, July 6

The Community Prayer Meeting will be observed at at the USC Union gazebo. Please come and join with fellow citizens of Union County, and with others in other places as we pray for our country, our community, our state, and also for our world. Pray for the Church, and for revival in Union County.

Let us give thanks for our country, and pray fervently for its future. Pray for God’s guidance for our leaders at every level. Please pray for our military, our police, firefighters, EMS personnel, and others who risk their lives to serve and protect us.

ALL ARE WELCOME. If you can’t get to the gazebo, please take some time for special prayer during the day.

Sunday, July 9-Friday, July 14

6-8:45 p.m.: Buffalo Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School.

The theme will be “Passport to Peru.”

A light meal will be served each night.

Sunday, July 9-Friday, July 14

6-8:30 p.m.: Welcome Baptist Church, Monarch Highway, will have Vacation Bible School.

There will be lessons, crafts, fun time, games, and food.

If you need a ride, please call 864-427-3390 and leave a message.

Sunday, July 16-Wednesday, July 19

2 p.m. & 7 p.m.: McBeth Baptist Church will hold its Annual Revival.

Rev. Wayne Pratt of Brown Chapel AME Church in Newberry will deliver the message at the 2 p.m. Sunday service.

Rev. Dr. Jefferson N. McDowell, former pastor of Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church and current pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Laurens, will deliver the message at the 7 p.m. services Monday-Wednesday.

Sunday, July 16-Thursday, July 20

5:30-8 p.m.: Morningside Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School.

Saturday, July 22

10 a.m.-Noon: Bethany AME Church will hold a Health Fair.

Rev. Ronald McFadden, Pastor.

Sunday, July 23-Wednesday, July 26

2 p.m. & 6:45 p.m.: New Emanuel will be celebrating their 124th Annual Homecoming and Revival Celebration it will begin on Sunday, July 23 at 2 p.m.

Our theme is “Lord, Don’t Let Us Fall Short.” Our guest speakers will be:

• Sunday July 23

Homecoming Messenger: Rev. Calvin Gallman, Sr., Pastor, New Moore’s Chapel Baptist Church.

• Monday, July 24

Monday Night Messenger: Rev. Dr. Courtney Mills, Pastor, Mikes Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

• Tuesday, July 25

Tuesday Night Messenger: Rev. Dr. Larry D. Black, Pastor, New Salem Zion Baptist Church.

• Wednesday, July 26

Wednesday Night Messenger: Rev. Gregory Daniels, Pastor, Lockhart Chapel Baptist Church.

Nightly services will begin at 6:45 pm

James L. Mason, Pastor.

Saturday, July 29

2 p.m.: The St. Luke Baptist Church Family invites the public to our Deacon Ordination Service.

Rev. James Mason, Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, will be delivering the message.

Rev. George W. Shell, Pastor.

Sunday, July 30-Wednesday, Aug. 2

Noon, 2 p.m. & 7:15 p.m.: Galilee Baptist Church in the Sedalia Community will have an annual “Homecoming and Revival.”

On Sunday at 12 p.m. Pastor Malachi Rodgers Sr. will speak followed at 2 p.m. by Rev. Geoffrey Stephens, Pastor of Red Hill Baptist Church.

Monday through Wednesday nights a 7:15 p.m. Dr. Jefferson McDowell, Pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Laurens, will speak.

The public is invited to join in these services of praising God.

Pastor Malachi Rodgers Sr. and the Galilee Baptist Church.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Ronald Reagan once observed that “If we ever forget we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” Tuesday, July 4, is the 241st birthday of the United States of America, and while it is certainly a time for celebration, it should also be a time for reflection on the condition of this great nation and the source of its greatness. Is the America of today, unlike the America of 1776 and many generations that followed, a nation without God? If that is so, and the events of recent decades suggest that it is, then how much longer will it be before America celebrates its last Fourth of July, its last birthday and is consigned to the ash heap of history? The truth is that America’s strength came from its people’s relationship with God, a reality that few, if any, would have disputed over much of this nation’s history. Over time, however, and especially in recent decades, that relationship has obviously deteriorated and America has suffered accordingly and will continue to do so until and unless it remembers the true source of its strength, its greatness as a nation. If that happens, then in time things will turn around and this nation’s fortunes will improve. If it doesn’t happen, then one day this nation will indeed celebrate its final birthday and then July 4 will be just another day.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_IMG_1206.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Ronald Reagan once observed that “If we ever forget we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” Tuesday, July 4, is the 241st birthday of the United States of America, and while it is certainly a time for celebration, it should also be a time for reflection on the condition of this great nation and the source of its greatness. Is the America of today, unlike the America of 1776 and many generations that followed, a nation without God? If that is so, and the events of recent decades suggest that it is, then how much longer will it be before America celebrates its last Fourth of July, its last birthday and is consigned to the ash heap of history? The truth is that America’s strength came from its people’s relationship with God, a reality that few, if any, would have disputed over much of this nation’s history. Over time, however, and especially in recent decades, that relationship has obviously deteriorated and America has suffered accordingly and will continue to do so until and unless it remembers the true source of its strength, its greatness as a nation. If that happens, then in time things will turn around and this nation’s fortunes will improve. If it doesn’t happen, then one day this nation will indeed celebrate its final birthday and then July 4 will be just another day.
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