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Charles Warner | The Union Times How much does it cost to show someone kindness? How much does it cost to not show kindness? That’s the question we should all ask ourselves when deciding whether to be kind to others or not. Those who show kindness can be taken advantage of by those to whom the kindness is shown, something that happens all too often. Nevertheless, just because kindness can be taken advantage of doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be shown. The truth is that showing kindness to others and how we react to kindness shown us shows the kind of people we are. If we are kind to others and show gratitude for the kindness shown us it shows that we take seriously the biblical admonition to do unto others as we’d have others do unto us. If, however, we are not kind to others and take advantage of those who show kindness to us then we show that we are not the kind of person God wants us to be. If we choose to be the first kind of person, we will reap the benefits of our decision, both in this world and the next. Most people think well of those who are kind and show kindness to them in return. God also thinks well of those who act with kindness, especially if they do so in His name, and blesses them, both in life and in eternity. If we choose to be the second kind of person, however, we will, to again refer to The Bible, reap what we sow. Most people don’t think well of those who are unkind and, at the very least, shun them, leaving them alone and miserable in their selfishness, or, at worst, are unkind in return. God also doesn’t think well of those who are unkind, who are cruel and selfish, and He will shun them as well, only when He shuns someone it is forever. So, what will cost you more, showing kindness or not showing it? Choose wisely, because your choice will have both temporal and eternal consequences.


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

2:30 p.m.: The Red Hill Baptist Church will have Revival Sunday.

This year’s revival will be one day.

The speaker for the evening service will be the Rev. Larry Black, Pastor of the New Salem Zion Baptist Church, Pacolet.

Pastor Stephens and the Church Family invites each and everyone to come out and share in this service.

Rev. Geoffrey Stephens, Pastor.

Sis. Robin Rodgers, Clerk.

Sunday, July 23

2:30 p.m.: The Bethany AME Church will be celebrating its 139th Church Anniversary.

Rev. Rodella P. Burns of Bishop Memorial AME Church, Columbia, will be our Guest Preacher/Messenger.

Sis Barbara Means, Chairperson.

You are invited. Thanks.

Sunday, July 23

2:30 p.m.: Monarch Baptist Church will hold its Missionary Program.

Guest speaker will be Mister Eunice Smith of Life Changing Ministries.

Pastor Sumter M. Franklin.

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 p.m.

James L. Mason, Pastor.

Monday, July 24-Friday, July 28

5:30 p.m.: Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School.

A light meal will be served at 5:30 p.m.

Bible study and crafts will be from 6-8 p.m.

Ages are from 5 years to 12 years.

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

3-8 p.m.: Brown’s Creek Baptist Church will have a One Day Bible School.

The theme will be “Camp Out: Getting S’More of Jesus.”

There will be story time, games, crafts, horse rides, weenie roast, s’mores, and more.

Registration begins at 2:30 p.m.

Transportation will be provided. Please call 864-871-2825 by Wednesday, July 26 to register for pickup.

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.

Wednesday, Aug. 2

6:30-8 p.m.: The Youth Ministry of McBeth Baptist Church will sponsor “Operation Get Smart” at the church featuring the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

Operation Get Smart (OGS) is a crime prevention/public awareness program sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Corrections. It was implemented in 1976 and for more than past 38 years OGS has been a model program used by other states interested in implementing effective crime prevention programs. The goal of the program is to make students aware of the consequences poor decision-making can have on a person’s life.

Operation Get Smart consists of 3-10 participants that travel the state speaking to youth and adults about actions which led to their involvement on crime and consequences of criminal behavior. Each participant reinforces the same values and life skills that parents and educators encourage.

Sunday, August 6-Monday, August 7

3 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Beatty’s Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will observe its annual Revival Services.

Pastor LaQuita Griffin of Mitchell Chapel Christian Church, Union, will deliver the message Sunday evening and Monday night.

The public is invited to attend.

Rev. James E. Curenton Jr., Pastor.

Sunday, Aug. 6-Wednesday, Aug. 10

3 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.: St. Luke Baptist Church will be celebrating their Annual Homecoming and Revival Celebration. It will begin on Sunday, Aug. 6 at 3 p.m. and dinner will be served immediatedly after the service.

Our guest speaker for Sunday, Aug. 6 will be Rev. O.T. Hill, Pastor of Beaverdam Baptist Church.

Our guest speaker for Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 7-8 will be Rev. Greg Daniels, Pastor of Lockhart Chapel Baptist Church.

Our guest speaker for Wednesday-Thursday, Aug. 9-10 will be Rev. John Fuller, Pastor of First Unity Baptist Church.

Nightly services will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Your attendance will be a wonderful blessing to us all.

Rev. George W. Shell, Pastor.

Sunday, Aug. 13

Noon-Until: Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1622 Kelly Road, Union, will be serving Sunday Dinner.

The menu will include fried chicken, roast beef, steak & gravy, creamed potatoes, rice & gravy, macaroni, green beans, lima beans, slaw, rolls, tea, and dessert.

Cost is $8 per person.

Call 427-1622 for take-outs. (Ready at 11:45 a.m.)

Charles Warner | The Union Times How much does it cost to show someone kindness? How much does it cost to not show kindness? That’s the question we should all ask ourselves when deciding whether to be kind to others or not. Those who show kindness can be taken advantage of by those to whom the kindness is shown, something that happens all too often. Nevertheless, just because kindness can be taken advantage of doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be shown. The truth is that showing kindness to others and how we react to kindness shown us shows the kind of people we are. If we are kind to others and show gratitude for the kindness shown us it shows that we take seriously the biblical admonition to do unto others as we’d have others do unto us. If, however, we are not kind to others and take advantage of those who show kindness to us then we show that we are not the kind of person God wants us to be. If we choose to be the first kind of person, we will reap the benefits of our decision, both in this world and the next. Most people think well of those who are kind and show kindness to them in return. God also thinks well of those who act with kindness, especially if they do so in His name, and blesses them, both in life and in eternity. If we choose to be the second kind of person, however, we will, to again refer to The Bible, reap what we sow. Most people don’t think well of those who are unkind and, at the very least, shun them, leaving them alone and miserable in their selfishness, or, at worst, are unkind in return. God also doesn’t think well of those who are unkind, who are cruel and selfish, and He will shun them as well, only when He shuns someone it is forever. So, what will cost you more, showing kindness or not showing it? Choose wisely, because your choice will have both temporal and eternal consequences.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_IMG_1351.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times How much does it cost to show someone kindness? How much does it cost to not show kindness? That’s the question we should all ask ourselves when deciding whether to be kind to others or not. Those who show kindness can be taken advantage of by those to whom the kindness is shown, something that happens all too often. Nevertheless, just because kindness can be taken advantage of doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be shown. The truth is that showing kindness to others and how we react to kindness shown us shows the kind of people we are. If we are kind to others and show gratitude for the kindness shown us it shows that we take seriously the biblical admonition to do unto others as we’d have others do unto us. If, however, we are not kind to others and take advantage of those who show kindness to us then we show that we are not the kind of person God wants us to be. If we choose to be the first kind of person, we will reap the benefits of our decision, both in this world and the next. Most people think well of those who are kind and show kindness to them in return. God also thinks well of those who act with kindness, especially if they do so in His name, and blesses them, both in life and in eternity. If we choose to be the second kind of person, however, we will, to again refer to The Bible, reap what we sow. Most people don’t think well of those who are unkind and, at the very least, shun them, leaving them alone and miserable in their selfishness, or, at worst, are unkind in return. God also doesn’t think well of those who are unkind, who are cruel and selfish, and He will shun them as well, only when He shuns someone it is forever. So, what will cost you more, showing kindness or not showing it? Choose wisely, because your choice will have both temporal and eternal consequences.
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