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Saturday, April 12


11 a.m.: Sardis United Methodist Church Ladies Circle #1 will be selling chicken stew for $6 a quart. The stew will be ready to go at 11 a.m. Proceeds will go to missions.


Noon-2 p.m.: Morningside Baptist Church hosts lunch and an Easter Egg Hunt. Lots of fun for the entire family.


Noon-6 p.m.: Lockhart First Baptist Church holds a Relay For Life Family Fun Day in its Family Life Center located behind Lockhart One Stop on SC 49. There will be hot dogs, a silent auction, jump house, snow cones, bake sale, and more. From 4-6 p.m. there will be singing by Patti Turner, Kellie Allen, Luke Jenkins, Lee and Tiffany Littlejohn, and The Riverside Boys.


4 p.m.: The Mitchell Chapel Christian Church Pastor’s Aide would like to invite you to our Pastor’s 6th Anniversary Banquet at the Buffalo Teen Center. Pastor Tony and Pastor LaQuita Griffin are the pastors at MCCC.


Sunday, April 13


Noon-Until: Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1622 Kelly Road, Union, serves Sunday dinner. The menu includes fried chicken, roast beef, steak and gravy, creamed potatoes, rice and gravy, macaroni pie, green beans, lima beans, slaw, rolls, tea, and dessert. Cost is $8 per person. Call 427-1622 for takeouts (ready at 11:45 a.m.).


1-4 p.m.: Union Church of God Family Life Center hosts Easter Bunny Photos. You will receive a CD with all images and rights to print. The cost is $10 per child with family rates available. For more information call Celeste at 864-630-5176. All proceeds go to Union Church of God Children’s Ministries.


2 p.m.: The Missionaries of Woodson Chapel Baptist Church holds their annual program. Rev. Geoffrey Stephens, Pastor of Red Hill Baptist Church, will be the speaker. The public is invited to attend. Rev. Robert E. Collins, Pastor.


2:30 p.m.: We, the Youth Ministry “God’s Visions” of McBeth Baptist Church, invite you to come worship and fellowship with us on our one day Youth Revival. Our theme is “Get Turnt Up For Christ.” Minister David “DK” Goodson, 627 Music LLC, and Faith to Faith, Glory to Glory Church of Spartanburg, SC will deliver the message. Also on program are St. Luke Youth Choir, Ministry of Mines (J & J) of Chester, SC and New Emanuel Chapel Baptist Church Youth. We are praying that hearts will be changed, souls saved and lives delivered. The public is invited, Rev. Freddie L. Wicker Jr., Pastor.


2:30 p.m.: Beatty’s Chapel All Male Chorus celebrates their fifth anniversary. Rev. Stephen Y. Brown, Pastor.


6 p.m.: Fairforest Baptist Church hosts A Night of Worship presented by the combined choirs of Fairforest Baptist Church and Christian Fellowship Church and friends.


Monday, April 14


7 p.m.: The Union County Baptist Association WMU Spring Meeting will be hosted by Christian Fellowship Baptist Church. Guest missionary speaker will be Rev. Bill Wright, and our State WMU representative, Ms. Cindy Skelton, will also be part of the program. Another special feature of the evening will be the display of our association quilt representing Union County churches’ WMU. Refreshments will be served by the host church following the meeting.


Friday, April 18


Noon: New Emanuel Chapel hosts their annual “The Last Seven Words of Jesus Christ.” Minister Natasha Wedman, Minister Sundra Conner, Minister Mark Darby, Minister Mary Hooker, Elder Anita Cory, Jackie P. Thompson, and Charles Brannon will be speakers. Dr. James L. Mason, Pastor.


Saturday, April 19


2-4 p.m.: Augsburg Lutheran Church, 151 Connector Road (Next to Brian’s Body Shop) holds an Easter Egg Hunt for the children. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt followed by light refreshments and an Easter Story. Please bring your own Easter Basket. All children (Ages 1-4, 5-7, and 8-10) must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call 864-762-0271 or 864-426-1165.


Sunday, April 20


10:30 a.m.: “He Died to Set You Free.” Easter is all about JESUS. Yes, the Easter bunny is cute, and an Easter egg hunt is fun. But, Easter is all about JESUS!!! He died on the cross to set you free. If you want to know more, then, come to our special Easter program at Outreach Deliverance Church (ODC), Carlisle, SC. Everyone is welcome. Eddie McConnell is the pastor.


2:30 a.m.: Bethany AME Jr/Sunbeams Choir Anniversary will be held. All areas choirs, praise dancers and groups are invited. Clinton J. Hall II, Pastor.


6 a.m.: Friendship Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Fairforest holds a combined Easter Sunrise Service at Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. W.I. Jenkins as the guest preacher.


Monday, April 21-Friday, April 25


6:30 p.m.: The Pacolet River Baptist Sunday School Convention will observe its Annual Baptist Education Training Clinic. Repast is served at 6:30 p.m. and worship begins at 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday nightly. On Friday night, repast is served at 6 p.m. and worship begins at 6:30 p.m.


Sunday, April 27


11:30 a.m.-Until: Bethel United Methodist Church Relay For Life Team serves a Noon Meal. The menu will include steak and gravy or fried chicken, cream potatoes and gravy or rice and gravy, butter peas or green beans, macaroni pie, slaw, rolls, tea, and dessert. Eat in or takeout. Call 427-1047 to call in your order.


1 p.m.: Seventh Day Adventist holds a Yard Sale with proceeds to go to Relay For Life.


2:30 p.m.: Paradise AME Church Simply Blessed Gospel Choir celebrates its 3rd Annual Choir Anniversary. Come and help us celebrate this glorious event.


Sunday, May 4


4 p.m.: The Senior and Junior Ushers Ministry of Friendship Baptist Church celebrates their anniversary at the church located at 250 Morning Drive, Spartanburg. Minister Beverly Powe Jeter of Charlotte, NC will be the guest preacher. Rev. Michael G. Glenn is church pastor. The public is invited to attend.


Friday, May 16-Sunday, May 18


7 p.m.: Please join us for the St. Paul Baptist Church Family and Friends Reunion Weekend. This reunion is for St. Paul church members, past and present, as well as family and friends. We have several events planned including a banquet and concert for a weekend full of fellowship and fun times. There will be a Get Acquainted Hour including dinner from 6-7 p.m. and a rehearsal by the Reunion Choir and activities for the children under adult supervision 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 16; a rehearal by the Reunion Choir 10 a.m.-12 p.m., a luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and a banquet at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 17 and activities for the children under adult supervision; and a Worship Service at 10:45 a.m. and concert by the Reunion Choir at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18.


Sunday, June 8


3 p.m.: Beatty’s Chapel will be having Family & Friends Day. The guest preacher will be Rev. Richard Ward, Pastor of Mt. Nebo of Lancaster. The public is welcome. Come out and hear God’s holy word. God bless. Rev. Stephan Y. Brown, Pastor.


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.


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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