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Charles Warner | The Union Times Many years ago, the astronomer Carl Sagan produced a calendar that showed the history of the earth in the space of a single year. In that calendar, all of recorded human history took place within the last few seconds before midnight on Dec. 31. That’s right, all of humanity’s greatest achievements have, in the context of the age of the earth and, even more so, the age of the universe, have occurred within just the last few seconds of history since creation. Kind of humbling, isn’t it? The vastness of creation, its incredible complexity, and its great age dwarfs the accomplishments of the human race and gives lie to our pretensions about our importance in the scheme of things. In other words, creation does indeed testify to the incredible power, majesty, brilliance, and wisdom of the God who created it and who oversees it to this day. The only thing greater than creation is the Creator Himself. Humans, when you get right down to it, are a very small part of creation, our only distinction from the rest is that we, unlike even the stars themselves, are made in the image of God and loved so much by our Creator that He gave His only Son to save us from our sins. This, like creation itself, testifies to the glory and wonder of God and should encourage all of us to live lives that testify to His love for us and our gratitude for all that He has done and continues to do for the part of creation He made in His image.


Saturday, Oct. 1

2-6 p.m.: Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church will hold a Block Party (rain or shine). It will be an afternoon of free food and fun with a big slide, door prizes, a bouncy house, and a dunking booth.

Sunday, Oct. 2

10 a.m.: Sulphur Springs Baptist Church will have Homecoming. There will be special singing at 10 a.m. followed by the morning service at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon.

Wednesday, Oct. 5

5:30 p.m.: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church will hold a Poor Man’s Supper. The menu will include vegetable soup, cornbread, dessert, and drink. Singing starts at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Thursday, Oct. 6

Noon: The Community Prayer Meeting at the USC-U 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, and for the Church.

Let us give thanks for our country, and pray fervently for its future. Pray for God’s guidance in the elections this year. Please pray for our military, our police, 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, Oct. 9

11:15 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.: The Bethesda Baptist Church Family will celebrate Pastor Roderick Oglesby Sr.’s 4th Appreciation Program.

Guest speaker for the 11:15 a.m. morning service will be Minister Jackie Peake Thompson of Shiloh Baptist Church in Pauline.

The celebration continues at 2:30 p.m. with Dr. Kerwin Wray, pastor of Knuckles Chapel Baptist Church in Gaffney accompanied by his church family.

3 p.m.: The Union County Council on Ministries will be hosting a Steve Holt’s Gospel Magic Show for children at Foster’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Pea Ridge Hwy, Jonesville. A light snack will be served.

Saturday, Oct. 15

11 a.m.: A Chicken Stew Sale to benefit the Federation of Christian Athletes will be held at Mon Aetna Baptist Church.

The chicken stew is $8 a quart and will be ready for pickup at 11 a.m. at the church.

To preoder contact an FCA board member.

For more information and/or to preorder call Mike Stalnaker at 864-426-2667 or Charlie Childers at 864-398-6188.

Secret Santa at Grace UMC

The Secret Santa Program at Grace UMC will begin taking applications at DSS located at 200 S. Mountain St. from Oct. 3-21. Eligible children must be 10 years old or younger as of Dec 25 and must be living in a Union County residence. Applications will only be taken at DSS thru Oct. 21, no further applications will be accepted.

Secret Santa is a project of the Upper Room and Young Adult classes at Grace UMC. The program provides toys to children in need during the Christmas season.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Many years ago, the astronomer Carl Sagan produced a calendar that showed the history of the earth in the space of a single year. In that calendar, all of recorded human history took place within the last few seconds before midnight on Dec. 31. That’s right, all of humanity’s greatest achievements have, in the context of the age of the earth and, even more so, the age of the universe, have occurred within just the last few seconds of history since creation. Kind of humbling, isn’t it? The vastness of creation, its incredible complexity, and its great age dwarfs the accomplishments of the human race and gives lie to our pretensions about our importance in the scheme of things. In other words, creation does indeed testify to the incredible power, majesty, brilliance, and wisdom of the God who created it and who oversees it to this day. The only thing greater than creation is the Creator Himself. Humans, when you get right down to it, are a very small part of creation, our only distinction from the rest is that we, unlike even the stars themselves, are made in the image of God and loved so much by our Creator that He gave His only Son to save us from our sins. This, like creation itself, testifies to the glory and wonder of God and should encourage all of us to live lives that testify to His love for us and our gratitude for all that He has done and continues to do for the part of creation He made in His image.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_IMG_0002.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Many years ago, the astronomer Carl Sagan produced a calendar that showed the history of the earth in the space of a single year. In that calendar, all of recorded human history took place within the last few seconds before midnight on Dec. 31. That’s right, all of humanity’s greatest achievements have, in the context of the age of the earth and, even more so, the age of the universe, have occurred within just the last few seconds of history since creation. Kind of humbling, isn’t it? The vastness of creation, its incredible complexity, and its great age dwarfs the accomplishments of the human race and gives lie to our pretensions about our importance in the scheme of things. In other words, creation does indeed testify to the incredible power, majesty, brilliance, and wisdom of the God who created it and who oversees it to this day. The only thing greater than creation is the Creator Himself. Humans, when you get right down to it, are a very small part of creation, our only distinction from the rest is that we, unlike even the stars themselves, are made in the image of God and loved so much by our Creator that He gave His only Son to save us from our sins. This, like creation itself, testifies to the glory and wonder of God and should encourage all of us to live lives that testify to His love for us and our gratitude for all that He has done and continues to do for the part of creation He made in His image.
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