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
Noon-2 p.m.: Augsburg Lutheran Church sells BBQ or roasted chicken plates including potato salad, baked beans, bread, dessert, and beverage. The event is to benefit community services.
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.
2:30 p.m.: New Horizon United Christian Church cordially invites you to our One Day Revival Service. The guest speaker will be Rev. John J. Cody, Jr. of Greater Union Church, Union. Orlando S. Allen, Pastor.
2:30 p.m.: The Mitchell Chapel Christian Church has our One-Day Revival. The Rev. Littlejohn of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Cross Keys will be the guest speaker. Pastor Tony and Laquita Griffin are the pastors of MCCC.
2:30 p.m.: Bethel A.M.E. Church, 217 Hamlet St., celebrates their Annual Friends & Family Day. Rev. Moses Remburt and Brown’s Chapel A.M.E. Church Family will be special guests. Sister Betty Williamson, Chairperson. Rev. Kirk Bellenson, Pastor.
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.
2-5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 a.m.: Covenant Baptist Church sells hot dog plates from 2-5 p.m. Saturday. The money will go for its mission trip to Haiti. There will be a singing with Quinton Mills at 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. Heath Walker will be singing Saturday also. This is a Love Offering Concert.
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 p.m.: The Kingdom Hearts Ministry of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church cordially invites you and your congregation to their 3rd annual conference. The speakers will be Minister Kim Glenn, Sister Aldonza Thomas, Sister Debra Allen, Sister Jocelyn Peak, Sister Catherine Moore, Sister Christiana McKissick, and Minister Janie Gist. Sunday’s attire is Black and Aqua. If you cannot attend, please pray for us and with us that God will continue to be in the midst.
2 p.m.: Woodson Chapel Baptist Church holds their Pack the Pew Annual Program. Rev. James W. Smith, Pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Pauline, will be guest speaker. The public is invited to attend. Rev. Robert E. Collins, 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 Anniversary. The preacher for the occasion is the former Pastor of Mt. Rowell Baptist Church, Rev. Kevin Russell Sheppard. The public is invited.
2:30 p.m.: The Missionary Auxiliary of St. Luke Baptist Church observes Women’s Day. The theme will be “Breaking The Chains.” Guest Messenger, Mrs. Audrey Hailstock, New Day Baptist Church, Spartanburg, SC. Dinner will be served following the service.
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.
3 p.m.: St. Luke Baptist Church holds a Chinese Auction. For more information call 864-441-4471 and 864-441-4092.
Sunday, June 1
10:30 a.m.: Bethesda Baptist Church, Whitmire, SC will honor former pastor, Rev. Austin Bennett, for his 50 years as an ordained Southern Baptist minister of the Gospel. All family and friends of Rev. Bennett are invited to attend a celebration meal that will be served following the recognition service. Additional information is available from the project coordinator, Rev. Guy A. Langston at 864-427-2969.
2:30 p.m.: The Praise Dance Ministry of McBeth Baptist Church holds their 1st Praise Dance Anniversary.
Monday, June 2-Thursday, June 5
6-8 p.m.: New Emanuel Chapel kicks off its Vacation Bible School. Fun for all children all ages are welcome to come and travel the “Amazing Road Trip” there will be games and activities, food and more. Dr. James L. Mason, Pastor.
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.
Saturday, June 7
6 p.m.: The Pacolet River Baptist Sunday School Convention observes its Annual Youth Recognition Banquet at the Baptist Center, Lovers Lane. Galilee Baptist Church is the host church. Rev. Malachi Rodgers Sr., Pastor. Bobby Jones, Host/Superintendent.
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.
Monday, June 9-Friday, June 13
6-8 p.m.: Outreach Deliverance Church hosts the “International Spy Academy” Vacation Bible School. It will be held in the ODC’s Gymnasium at 4317 King-Kennedy St., Carlisle. Your child will be filled with excitement and most importantly, he/she will be encouraged to learn, know, love, and live for the one true God as they enjoy songs, crafts, games, goodies, and dramas. We don’t want any child to miss “International Spy Academy” VBS, so contact the church office at 864-429-8811 before May 18 to preregister and please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you and in advance, thank you.
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.
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 email@example.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.
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