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Saturday, May 3

5 p.m.: St. Luke Baptist Church holds a Relay for Life Songfest. Rev. Shell, Pastor.

Sunday, May 4

3 p.m.: Red Hill Baptist Church pays tribute to their pastor, the Rev. Geoffrey Stephens, on his third anniversary. The speaker for this very special occasion will be the Rev. Courtney Mills, pastor of the Mikes Creek Baptist Church, Gaffney. the church family invites everyone to come and help honor this very dedicated and devoted man of God and the greatest preacher in Union County.

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.

Wednesday, May 7

5:30 p.m.: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church holds their Poor Man’s Supper. The menu will include green beans, potato salad, ham, rolls, tea. Desserts are extra. Melody Farr will be singing.

Sunday, May 11

11 a.m.: New Horizon United Methodist Church, 109 Beltline Road, Union, celebrates Mother’s Day during its morning worship service. The speaker will be Minister Shirley L. Browning of New Emanuel Chapel Baptist Church. Orlando S. Allen, Pastor.

11:15 a.m. Bethesda Baptist Church in Santuc holds its Woman’s Day program. The Speaker of the Hour will be Ms. Kathy Rice of Bethesda Baptist Church. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m., worship at 11:15 a.m.

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 rehearsal 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, May 18

2:30 p.m.: The Senior Choir of St. Matthew A.M.E. Zion Church cordially invites you to our singing program. We look forward to having you join us in songs and praise.

Saturday, May 24-Sunday, May 25

5 p.m. and 2 p.m.: Bethesda Baptist Church in Santuc hosts The Voice of Faith Gospel Chorus Anniversary Celebration at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 24 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 25.

Sunday, May 25

2 p.m.: The Stewards and Members of Jeter’s Chapel AME Church sponsors a fashion show featuring a Parade of Women and Men’s Hats and Suits. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Barbara McGlinton, Pastor of Old Hope Station Baptist Church, Blair, South Carolina. Rev. Anthony Washington, Pastor.

2:30 p.m.: McBeth Baptist Church invites you to attend a service to honor our Pastor Rev. Freddie L. Wicker, Jr., and 1st Lady on their 10th Pastoral AnniversaryThe preacher for the occasion is the former Pastor of Mt. Rowell Baptist Church, Rev. Kevin Russell Sheppard. The public is invited.

Saturday, May 31

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: VBS Kickoff at Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church. Games and activities for kids. The kids will also get to participate in a scavenger hunt. Fun for all kids registering for Vacation Bible School.

Monday, June 2-Friday, June 6

6 p.m.-8:45 p.m.: VBS at Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church. Adult classes will be available for those that are interested.

Monday, June 2-Thursday, June 5

6:30-8:30 p.m.: Friendship Baptist Church, 250 Morning Drive, Spartanburg, holds Vacation Bible School for all ages.

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.

Sunday, June 15

11 a.m.: Friendship Baptist Church, 250 Morning Drive, Spartanburg, holds a Father’s/Men’s Day Celebration during morning worship with Minister Gary Spells of Monks Grove Baptist Church as the guest preacher. The public is invited. Rev. Michael A. Glenn, Pastor.

Sunday, Aug. 3

11 a.m.: Old Timey Homecoming at Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church. This is in celebration of the 230th anniversary of the church. Everyone welcome.

Sunday, Nov. 2

4 p.m.: The Male Choir of Friendship Baptist Church, 250 Morning Drive, Spartanburg, presents a Fall Gospel Concert. The public is invited. Rev. Michael A. Glenn, 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

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, 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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