Working together on a ‘GUTSY Bear’


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Photo courtesy of Grace United Methodist Church Grace United Methodist Church shared “Camp Out VBS” June 25-27. The focus of the camp was “Jesus Is The Light.” Karen Hibbard and Margie Ruff directed the camp. Each evening the children enjoyed “Music and More,” “Bible Exploration,” “Wilderness Games,” and “Projects-with-a Purpose.” During the “Projects-With-A-Purpose” the children made approximately 40 GUTSY bears that week. The children made each GUTSY bear unique with eye and hair color just as God made them. They wrote a personal message for another child such as “Jesus loves you” on a paper heart and placed inside the bear in hope that the “Light of Jesus” is shared to that child during a dark time when they might need a hug and to know that they are never alone. GUTSY bear stands for “God’s Uniquely Talented Special You.” The children were so excited at the thought of sharing their bears. Here VBS teacher Judy Caston works with Tr’Zion Sims on a GUTSY Bear.


Wednesday, Aug. 9

7 p.m.: The Members of Bethany Baptist Church cordially invites you to our annual revival services.

Wednesday night’s speaker will be Rev. James Farr, Jr., Pastor of Flint Hill Baptist Church, Whitmire.

We extend this invitation on any night of your choice. If for some circumstances you are unable to accept our invitation, we humbly request your prayers that our revival will be what God would have it to be.

Wednesday, Aug. 9

7 p.m.: Pastor Rev. Bartholomew Earl Green and the James Chapel Baptist Church Family of 527 Pinckney Street, Carlisle, will be celebrating their 113th Annual Revival in August.

Everyone is welcome; please come join us!

The theme is “God is Doing a New Thing!”

Concluding service on Wednesday will be by Rev. Jonathan Bell Sr. of Community Baptist Church.

Be blessed and we hope to see you all there.

Wednesday, Aug. 9

7 p.m.: Crossroad Ministry Baptist Church, 108 South Enterprise Street, Union, will hold Revival.

The theme will be “Walking in Unity.”

Dr. T.E. Simmons will be the guest speaker.

Rev. Anthony Wilson, Pastor.

Wednesday, Aug. 9-Thursday, Aug. 10

6:30 p.m.: St. Luke Baptist Church will be celebrating their Annual Homecoming and Revival Celebration.

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

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.)

Sunday, Aug. 13

2 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Jeter Chapel AME Church will have their annual revival beginning Sunday at 2 p.m.

The speaker for the Sunday service will be Dr. Jeffery McDowell, Pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Laurens.

The Monday-Wednesday services will be at 7 p.m.

The speaker for the weeknight services will be Dr. Derek Scott, Pastor of St. Paul AME Church, Irmo.

All are welcome.

Rev. Anthony Washington, Pastor.

Sunday, Aug. 13-Monday, Aug. 14

2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Paradise AME Church will hold a Two-Day Revival.

The Revivalist for the Sunday 2:30 p.m. service will be Rev. Terry Gillyard, Pastor of Bethel AME Church — Union.

The Revivalist for the Monday 7 p.m. will be Rev. Sylvia Roberts, Pastor of Antioch and New Chapel AME Church — Union.

Sunday, Aug. 13-Wednesday, Aug. 16

2 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Maple Ridge Baptist Church will observe their Annual Revival beginning Sunday at 2 p.m.

Nightly services will be held Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m. each night.

Revivalist will be the Rev. Kevin Allen of Mt. Alexander Baptist Church in Woodruff.

The public is invited to attend.

Pastor Johnny L. Johnson.

Sunday, Aug. 13-Wednesday, Aug. 16

2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Bethel Baptist Church will hold Revival and Homecoming.

The message will be delivered by Rev. George Shell of St. Luke Baptist Church of Buffalo at 2:30 p.m., Aug. 13.

Revival services will be held nightly at 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday.

The speaker will be Dr. James Mason, Moderator of the Pacolet River Baptist Association, and Pastor of Emanuel Chapel Baptist Church, Jonesville.

Rev. James E. Tillotson, Pastor.

Everyone is invited.

Sunday, Aug. 13-Thursday, Aug. 17

2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ from New Hope A.M.E. Zion Church, 324 Minnow Bridge Road, Union.

You are cordially invited to our Annual Revival which beging Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

The Preacher for the Hour will be Rev. Raymond Massey of Rehoboth A.M.E. Zion Church of Chester.

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday the Preacher for the Hour will be Rev. Dr. Victor Wilson of Pineville A.M.E. Zion Church of Rock Hill.

We are asking that your choir render a selection for our service.

We are looking forward to worshipping with you.

Rev. Iris E. Kennedy, Pastor.

Sunday, Aug. 20-Wednesday, Aug. 23

10:15 a.m., 2 p.m. & 7:15 p.m.: Woodson Chapel Baptist Church will hold its Annual Homecoming and Revival.

Homecoming will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. while Revival will be held at 7:15 p.m. Monday-Wednesday.

Rev. Tonnie Collins, Pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Union will be the speaker for both the Homecoming and the Revival.

Rev. Robert E. Collins, Pastor.

Sunday, Aug. 20-Thursday, Aug. 24

11:15 a.m., 2 p.m. & 6:45 p.m.: Bethesda Baptist Church, Union, will celebrate its Annual Homecoming and Revival Services.

The celebration will begin Sunday at 11:15 a.m. with Pastor Roderick Oglesby, Sr. delivering the message.

The 2 p.m. message will be delivered by Rev. Dr. Elijah Sutton, Pastor of Thomas Chapel A.M.E. Church, accompanied by his church family.

Nightly services will be held Monday-Thursday Aug. 20-24 at 6:45 p.m. each night. Guest revivalist for the week will be Rev. Curtis Washington, Pastor of Temple of Praise Baptist Church, Chester.

Saturday, Aug. 26

4 p.m.: St. Luke AME Church will host an appreciation program for Mrs. Addie Thomas.

St. Luke AME Church is located at 39 St. Luke Road, Carlisle.

Saturday, Aug. 26-Sunday, Aug. 27

9 a.m. & 10 a.m.: The Corinth Baptist Women’s Day Celebration will be held Saturday, Aug. 26 and Sunday, Aug. 27.

The theme for this year is “Bold Women of God in Prayer.”

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in Prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

— Mark 11:24

The Saturday, Aug. 26 service will begin at 9 a.m.

Open Forum Topics: Healing of Family, How to be alone without being lonely, Forgiving yourself, and Prayer request.

Forum panel: Minister MeKesha Watson, Catrina Posey of Shady Grove and others.

Morgan Ensemble will also be present.

Lunch will follow the question and answer period.

A donation of $10 is requested.

The Sunday, Aug. 27 service will begin at 10 a.m. during morning worship.

Minster Maureen Barrett of New Hope AME Zion Church will be guest speaker.

Corinth Baptist is located at 302 North Herndon Street, Union.

Mrs. Rubye Calhoun, Mrs. Angela Talley Robinson, Mrs. Roslyn Ferguson, and Mrs. Harriett White are chairpersons.

Rev. J.A. Calhoun, Pastor.

Photo courtesy of Grace United Methodist Church

Grace United Methodist Church shared “Camp Out VBS” June 25-27. The focus of the camp was “Jesus Is The Light.” Karen Hibbard and Margie Ruff directed the camp. Each evening the children enjoyed “Music and More,” “Bible Exploration,” “Wilderness Games,” and “Projects-with-a Purpose.” During the “Projects-With-A-Purpose” the children made approximately 40 GUTSY bears that week. The children made each GUTSY bear unique with eye and hair color just as God made them. They wrote a personal message for another child such as “Jesus loves you” on a paper heart and placed inside the bear in hope that the “Light of Jesus” is shared to that child during a dark time when they might need a hug and to know that they are never alone. GUTSY bear stands for “God’s Uniquely Talented Special You.” The children were so excited at the thought of sharing their bears. Here VBS teacher Judy Caston works with Tr’Zion Sims on a GUTSY Bear.

http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_GUMC-Photo.jpgPhoto courtesy of Grace United Methodist Church

Grace United Methodist Church shared “Camp Out VBS” June 25-27. The focus of the camp was “Jesus Is The Light.” Karen Hibbard and Margie Ruff directed the camp. Each evening the children enjoyed “Music and More,” “Bible Exploration,” “Wilderness Games,” and “Projects-with-a Purpose.” During the “Projects-With-A-Purpose” the children made approximately 40 GUTSY bears that week. The children made each GUTSY bear unique with eye and hair color just as God made them. They wrote a personal message for another child such as “Jesus loves you” on a paper heart and placed inside the bear in hope that the “Light of Jesus” is shared to that child during a dark time when they might need a hug and to know that they are never alone. GUTSY bear stands for “God’s Uniquely Talented Special You.” The children were so excited at the thought of sharing their bears. Here VBS teacher Judy Caston works with Tr’Zion Sims on a GUTSY Bear.

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