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Charles Warner|Daily TimesThe celebration of Christmas can only really begin when we take its true meaning to heart and live it accordingly, not just in the month of December but throughout the year. When we do so, then we understand the true meaning of Christmas and why the gift that was given that first Christmas is the gift that can keep giving forever if we will only accept it.
Charles Warner|Daily TimesThe celebration of Christmas can only really begin when we take its true meaning to heart and live it accordingly, not just in the month of December but throughout the year. When we do so, then we understand the true meaning of Christmas and why the gift that was given that first Christmas is the gift that can keep giving forever if we will only accept it.
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Saturday, Dec. 7


9-11 a.m.: Buffalo United Methodist Church will be visited by Santa Claus. Children can come and have their picture taken with Santa. There will be cookies and drink. The event is free and all children are invited. Rev. Ron Towery, pastor.


5 p.m.: The Chosen Few (Mary Owens) will present a gospel play entitled “Mama Did You Love Us” at the Pacolet River Association Building. Come in for an evening of laughter and spiritual entertainment.


5 p.m.: The Paradise AME Church Simply Blessed Gospel Choir sponsors the 3rd Annual Share the Gift of Christmas Gospel Fest. Rev. Michael Hill, pastor.


Sunday, Dec. 8


11 a.m.: Monarch Baptist Church holds a Mortgage Burning Ceremony during their morning service. Rev. Sumter Franklin, Pastor.


2 p.m.: Jeter AME Church Duncanleers holds their 44th Choir Anniversary. Rev. Anthony Washington, Pastor.


2:30 p.m.: Lockhart Chapel Baptist Church celebrates the Second Anniversary of its pastor, Rev. Arkiva Bankhead. Rev. Daniel Chisum of Fairview Baptist Church in Chester will be the guest speaker. The public is invited to attend.


7 p.m.: Duncan Acres United Methodist Church holds a Christmas concert. Everyone is welcome.


Saturday, Dec. 14


9:30 a.m.: Pacolet River Baptist Association holds its Missionaries quarterly meeting at St. Luke Baptist Church, Buffalo. Rev. George Shell, Pastor. Minister Brenda Byrd, President.


Sunday, Dec. 15


2:30 p.m.: Mitchell Chapel Christian Church holds its Fourth Annual Choir Anniversary. Pastor Tony and Pastor Laquita Griffin.


Sunday, Dec. 15


2:30 p.m.: An Appreciation Service honoring musician Mr. Stephen L. Jennings will take place at Saint Paul Baptist Church, 308 Wallace St., Union. The service will be sponsored by Serenity, St. Paul, Corinth Baptist, and Thomas Chapel AME. Minister Labarius Torez Edwards will serve as Master of Ceremony. Please come and support this gifted and talented young man.


Tuesday, Dec. 17


6-8 p.m.: McBeth Baptist Church Sunday School hosts Skate Night for all youth at the Union Skate Center. The cost is only $2 and all proceeds goes to the Sunday School. For a couple our hours of fun, laughter and fellowship come out and join the McBeth Baptist Church.


Tuesday, Dec. 31


6 p.m.-Midnight: Jonesville Baptist Church hosts a Watch Night Service featuring the John River’s Quartet. The evening will begin with a chicken stew supper at 6 p.m. and will conclude at midnight. Gospel singing will take place between 8:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The church is located at 301 Church St., Jonesville. For more information please contact the church office at 864-674-5367.


Ongoing Events


The Union Moms In Prayer group meets each Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. in the Family Life Center of Bethel United Methodist Church, 1705 Lockhart Highway, Union, S.C. This is an informal gathering of moms, grandmothers, and any other interested ladies who would like to be a part of this important ministry of praying for the students, teachers, and staff of our schools. There is also opportunity, for those who wish, to ask prayer for specific individuals. All ladies are welcome to participate. For more information, call Kathleen Read at 427-2660, or e-mail her at sandersread@juno.com.


Crestview Baptist Church, 1100 Furman Fendley Highway, Union, holds Celebrate Recovery every Friday night. The meal is served at 6 p.m. and worship is at 7 p.m. For more information call 864-466-6659.


Mitchell Chapel Christian Church, 381 Kelly Road in Union, holds services at its new location, 143 Camelot Drive in Union.


The Missionary Auxiliary of the Pacolet River Baptist Association has an Emergency Food Pantry in the rear (annex) of the town hall in Jonesville. The pantry is open Friday from 9:30 a.m. to noon and other times by calling the numbers posted on the sign at the entrance of the annex. Bring identification and proof residence.


New Emanuel Chapel Baptist Church has changed its services times to 9 a.m. for Sunday School and 10 a.m. for Praise and Worship.


Woodson Chapel Baptist Church has changed its services to 9 a.m. for Sunday School and 10 a.m. for Worship.


Items for Church News can be submitted to The Union Daily Times for publication via email to udtnews@civitasmedia.com, by fax to (864) 427-1237, by mail to Church News, PO Drawer 749, Union, S.C. 29379 or in person at our office, 100 Times Boulevard, Union, S.C. 29379. Items can include singings, special services, yard sales, revivals and other church events. Items will run on a space available basis.

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