The message of the seasons


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Charles Warner | The Union Times There are four seasons of the year, but they have only one creator, and while they change He doesn’t. Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter are the cycle of life of a year and that cycle of birth and youth (Spring), maturity and prime of life (Summer), age and decline (Autumn), and, finally, death (Winter) are an annual reminder of the realities of the cycle of life for each and every human being. Each year though, brings with it renewal and a new cycle of life just as each new generation of human beings, both collectively and individually, undertakes a new cycle of life. God, however, stands outside the cycle of life because unlike the natural world and the human beings within it that He created, He is unchanging. The cycle of life, both in nature and among human beings, is another of the ways God speaks to us about His power over all things and our need for Him. We can put our trust in human beings who, like nature itself, go through the cycle of life, but whose renewal or lack thereof will occur after they have completed their earthly cycle. Those who put their trust in God will experience that eternal renewal that transcends nature and time and space while those who do not will know eternal death.


Sunday, Oct. 23

11 a.m. & 2 p.m.: New Horizon United Christian Church, 109 Beltline Road, Union, will hold its Church Anniversary and Pastor’s Appreciation.

The services will be celebrating New Horizon’s 23rd anniversary and the pastor’s 19th year with the church.

Guest speaker for the 11 a.m. Church Anniversary service will be Deacon David Morman. Guest speaker for the Pastor’s Appreciation service at 2 p.m. will be the Rev. Vincent Meekins of Trinity AME Zion Church in Woodruff.

The public is cordially invited to attend.

Rev. Orlando S. Allen, Pastor.

11 a.m.: Maple Ridge Baptist Church will celebrate Family and Friends Day.

The public is invited to worship with us.

2 p.m.: The Youth Ministry of New Emanuel Chapel would like to invite you to our annual “Get Crunk for Christ” praise celebration.

We are asking that all youth choirs, praise dancers, soloist, groups and all other ministries to be in celebration with us and get “CRUNK.”

It will be held at the Jonesville Municipal Complex Auditorium (formerly known as the Old Jonesville High Auditorium).

The event is come as you are.

Dr. James L. Mason, Pastor

3 p.m.: Senior Missionaries of Bethany Baptist Church in Jonesville will sponsor a program, “100 Women In White.”

Mary Ann Gist will be the guest speaker.

Pastor Anthony Wilson.

3 p.m.: Bethesda Baptist Church-Santuc will have ordinations of Deacons.

Rev. Dr. A.L. Brackett of St. Paul Baptist Church, Union, SC and Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Gaffney, SC will do the installation service.

Ordination of Calvin (Kathy) Hill, Randy (Teresa) Epps, James (Brenda) Gist and Wally (Doris) Sanders.

Come and help us celebrate in this joyous occasion.

Rev. Roderick Olgesby, Pastor.

John D. Cheek, Chairman of Deacon’s Ministry.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

6-8 p.m.: New Emanuel Chapel will host Hallelujah Night.

Join us for food fun games and fellowship fun for all age groups.

Dr. James L. Mason, Pastor

Saturday, Oct. 29

4-7 p.m.: Mon-Aetna Baptist Church, 1431 Lockhart Highway, holds a Fall Festival.

Join us for free hot dog plates, rides, games, cake walk, and “Trunk or Treat!”

5 p.m.: St. Matthew AME Zion Church, 499 Maybinton Road, Whitmire, is sponsoring a Gospel Explosion Concert at the Pacolet River Association Building.

Featured on the program will be The Sensational Rice Singers, Serenity, both of Union; Adoration, Laurens County Mass Choir, both of Laurens; and The Rising Stars, of Eastover.

Admission is $10 for tickets. Contact any church member or call 803-694-2266.

Come let us worship toether.

Rev. Edward J. Wilson, Pastor.

6 p.m.: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church holds “Trunk or Treat.”

Fun, games, and food.

Bring your children out and Trunk or Treat and have a good time.

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.

Thursday, Nov. 3

4-7 p.m.: Augsburg Lutheran Church (next to Brian’s Auto Body Shop) holds its Spaghetti Supper and Bake Sale.

The menu includes spaghetti, meat sauce, salad, garlic bread, dessert, and drink.

Cost is $8 per plate and you can eat in or take out. Will deliver orders of five dinners or more. Call 427-1833.

Come eat your fill at the little church on the hill.

Saturday, Nov. 5

11 a.m.: Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church will be holding its Annual Turkey Shoot Fundraiser.

Event will be 10 rounds shooting at stationary target.

• 1st place — Turkey or Ham

• 2nd place — 1 lb. of Bacon

• 1 bonus round — 50/50

There will also be a BB Gun shoot for those 12 and younger.

Food and drinks will be sold.

6:30 p.m.: Bethany AME Church will have a “Ladies Night Out.” The theme is “Think Like A Lady, Act Like A Woman.” The guest speaker will be Minister Heather Wilson.

Breakfast For Veterans

Augsburg Lutheran Church will be serving free breakfast to the Veterans on November 11 at 8 a.m.

Sunday, Nov. 13

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

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

Cost is $8 per person.

Call 427-1622 for takeouts. (Ready by 11:45 a.m.)

3 p.m.: The McBeth Baptist Church Missionary Ministry cordially invites you to come worship and fellowship with us on our Family/Friends Day Program.

Our theme for the occasion is “Empowering Christians for the Work of the Kingdom.”

Our guest preacher will be Pastor Horace Wilson of Foster Grove Baptist Church, Boiling Springs.

The public is invited.

Rev. Freddie L. Wicker, Jr., Pastor.

Charles Warner | The Union Times There are four seasons of the year, but they have only one creator, and while they change He doesn’t. Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter are the cycle of life of a year and that cycle of birth and youth (Spring), maturity and prime of life (Summer), age and decline (Autumn), and, finally, death (Winter) are an annual reminder of the realities of the cycle of life for each and every human being. Each year though, brings with it renewal and a new cycle of life just as each new generation of human beings, both collectively and individually, undertakes a new cycle of life. God, however, stands outside the cycle of life because unlike the natural world and the human beings within it that He created, He is unchanging. The cycle of life, both in nature and among human beings, is another of the ways God speaks to us about His power over all things and our need for Him. We can put our trust in human beings who, like nature itself, go through the cycle of life, but whose renewal or lack thereof will occur after they have completed their earthly cycle. Those who put their trust in God will experience that eternal renewal that transcends nature and time and space while those who do not will know eternal death.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_IMG_0036.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times There are four seasons of the year, but they have only one creator, and while they change He doesn’t. Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter are the cycle of life of a year and that cycle of birth and youth (Spring), maturity and prime of life (Summer), age and decline (Autumn), and, finally, death (Winter) are an annual reminder of the realities of the cycle of life for each and every human being. Each year though, brings with it renewal and a new cycle of life just as each new generation of human beings, both collectively and individually, undertakes a new cycle of life. God, however, stands outside the cycle of life because unlike the natural world and the human beings within it that He created, He is unchanging. The cycle of life, both in nature and among human beings, is another of the ways God speaks to us about His power over all things and our need for Him. We can put our trust in human beings who, like nature itself, go through the cycle of life, but whose renewal or lack thereof will occur after they have completed their earthly cycle. Those who put their trust in God will experience that eternal renewal that transcends nature and time and space while those who do not will know eternal death.
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