Thank God for America’s blessings


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Charles Warner | The Union Times This past Tuesday was July 4, a day which is also called the “Fourth of July,” “The Glorious Fourth,” and “Independence Day.’ it is the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, the day the United States of American was born as an independent nation. The years that followed, the years of the American Revolution, were not easy ones, however, as it often seemed that America’s days as an independent nation would be few in number. Yet in the end, America prevailed in its struggle for independence, winning its freedom from the mightiest empire the world had ever seen, an empire that was still growing in strength and power and would not reach its peak until a century later. America’s triumph over such a foe is nothing short of miraculous and therefore can only be the result of God shedding his grace on this nation. The truth of the matter is that for all of the challenges it has experienced since that first Independence Day, the United States of America has lead a charmed existence, an existence that cannot be explained apart from God’s blessing. God has brought America through the challenges it has faced over the centuries and will continue to do so, but only if Americans remember the true source of their country’s success and give thanks to Him for His blessings and be the nation He wants us to be. If that happens, then God’s grace will continue to see America through the challenges of the future and continue to bless us as He has in the past.


Sunday, July 9

2 p.m.: St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church will have a One Day Revival.

The guest speaker is Rev. Leroy Edwards, Jr., Pastor of Carlisle Christian Fellowship Church.

Please come and help us lift up the name of Jesus. Everyone is invited.

Rev. Patricia Booker, Pastor.

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

11:30 a.m.: The St. Paul Baptist Church Family will be observing the Pastor, Dr. A.L. Brackett’s 43rd Pastoral Anniversary.

Rev. Timothy Hunter, Pastor of Island Creek Baptist Church, Cowpens, will deliver the Anniversary 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.

Sunday, July 16-Thursday, July 20

6-9 p.m.: Kids grab your telescope and get ready for Galactic Starveyors Vacation Bible School at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 915 South Pinckney Street in Union.

As Galactic Starveyors kids and adults will search the skies and God’s Word to uncover God’s truth etched in His handiwork. During this exciting week, we will find that the God that created everything there is, wants a relationship with us! We’ll have classes for preschool (3 & 4 year olds), 5 & 6 year olds, 1st through 6th grade & adults. The children will go into the grade they have just completed.

Saturday, July 22

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

Rev. Ronald McFadden, Pastor.

Sunday, July 23

2 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Cedar Grove Baptist Church will be celebrating their Annual Homecoming Service on Sunday, July 23 at 2 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to come and help share in this day of celebration as we the members of Cedar Grove Baptist Church take time out to welcome you and all of our members to come back hom: Past, Present, and Future members.

The speaker for this event and our three nightly revival services, Monday through Friday at 7 p.m., will be Pastor Allen Rector of Community Baptist Church of Spartanburg.

Come one, come all.

Dinner will be served shortly after Homecoming service.

Rev. Edward Pressley, Pastor.

Sister Teresa Nash, Secretary.

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.

Saturday, July 29

5 p.m.: Chambertown Lighthouse Community Church, 413 South Mountain Street, Union, will hold an Appreciation Banquet at Grace United Methodist Church, 217 South Mountain Street (Fellowship Hall).

Sunday, July 30-Wednesday, Aug. 2

11 a.m. & 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Chambertown Lighthouse Community Church, 413 South Mountain Street, Union, will hold Revival Services.

The speaker for the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be Apostle Anthony Blocker of Columbia.

The speaker for the 3 p.m. Sunday service will be Minister & Recording Artist Corneilia De’ Flore’ of Tallahassee, Florida.

The speaker for the 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday services will be Manifested Power Revival Pastor Janice Town, Athens, Ga.

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 This past Tuesday was July 4, a day which is also called the “Fourth of July,” “The Glorious Fourth,” and “Independence Day.’ it is the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, the day the United States of American was born as an independent nation. The years that followed, the years of the American Revolution, were not easy ones, however, as it often seemed that America’s days as an independent nation would be few in number. Yet in the end, America prevailed in its struggle for independence, winning its freedom from the mightiest empire the world had ever seen, an empire that was still growing in strength and power and would not reach its peak until a century later. America’s triumph over such a foe is nothing short of miraculous and therefore can only be the result of God shedding his grace on this nation. The truth of the matter is that for all of the challenges it has experienced since that first Independence Day, the United States of America has lead a charmed existence, an existence that cannot be explained apart from God’s blessing. God has brought America through the challenges it has faced over the centuries and will continue to do so, but only if Americans remember the true source of their country’s success and give thanks to Him for His blessings and be the nation He wants us to be. If that happens, then God’s grace will continue to see America through the challenges of the future and continue to bless us as He has in the past.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_IMG_1241.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times This past Tuesday was July 4, a day which is also called the “Fourth of July,” “The Glorious Fourth,” and “Independence Day.’ it is the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, the day the United States of American was born as an independent nation. The years that followed, the years of the American Revolution, were not easy ones, however, as it often seemed that America’s days as an independent nation would be few in number. Yet in the end, America prevailed in its struggle for independence, winning its freedom from the mightiest empire the world had ever seen, an empire that was still growing in strength and power and would not reach its peak until a century later. America’s triumph over such a foe is nothing short of miraculous and therefore can only be the result of God shedding his grace on this nation. The truth of the matter is that for all of the challenges it has experienced since that first Independence Day, the United States of America has lead a charmed existence, an existence that cannot be explained apart from God’s blessing. God has brought America through the challenges it has faced over the centuries and will continue to do so, but only if Americans remember the true source of their country’s success and give thanks to Him for His blessings and be the nation He wants us to be. If that happens, then God’s grace will continue to see America through the challenges of the future and continue to bless us as He has in the past.
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