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.
Noon: Fairforest Baptist Church of Union holds its First Sunday Lunch. Each meal includes one meat, three sides, bread, dessert, and drink. Adults are $8, children 4-12 $4, and children 3 and under free. The meats are turkey and fried chicken. The sides are dressing, mac and cheese, potato salad, pinto beans, green beans, rice and gravy. Meals will be served beginning at noon. Call-ins begin at 10:30 a.m. Eat in or dine out.
11 a.m.: Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church honors all firemen, rescue workers, EMS workers, law enforcement officers. Come out and support all of these people who are often unthanked for the wonderful jobs that they do each day.
2:30 p.m.: The Praise Dance Ministry of McBeth Baptist Church holds their 1st Praise Dance Anniversary.
2:30 p.m.: Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church celebrates its Usher’s Anniversary. Rev. James Mason, Pastor of New Emanuel Church, will be the speaker.
3 p.m.: The Red Hill Baptist Church holds its Family and Friends Day. The speaker will be the Rev. Jefferson McDowell, pastor of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Laurens, SC. We welcome our families, friends and the public to share in these services with us.
Sunday, June 1-Wednesday, June 4
2:30 p.m.: Bethany AME Church holds Revival. On Sunday, Rev. George Sims of Mt. Prospect Baptist Church, Chester, will speak. On Monday night the speaker will be Dr. Carl Parrott. On Tuesday and Wednesday night the speaker will be Rev. Jerry A. Aiken. Weeknight services start at 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 1-Thursday, June 5
6-8:30 p.m.: Calling all Agency D3 special agents! Your mission should you choose to accept it… is to join us for Vacation Bible School this summer at Tabernacle Baptist Church as we “Discover, Decide, and Defend” the truth about Jesus! Your mission begins Sunday, June 1 through Thursday, June 5 from 6-8:30 p.m. Ages are preschool 3 & 4; kindergarten 5 & 6 year olds; 1st & 2nd grade; 3rd, 4th & 5th grade; youth and adults. Bus pick up with preregistration only! Call the church office to register. Supper will be served at 6 p.m. It will be a mission you won’t forget!!
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
6-8 p.m.: McBeth Baptist Church will be having their Vacation Bible School. The theme is “Praise Break.” The public is invited. Rev. Freddie L. Wicker, Jr., Pastor.
6-8 p.m.: Carlisle Christian Fellowship Church will host Vacation Bible School. The theme will be “Praise Break.” The public is invited to attend. Rev. Leroy Edwards, Jr. Pastor.
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
2 p.m.: The Rev. H. Michael Williams and the members of Sims Chapel Baptist in Whitmire, SC invite you to attend its Annual Family and Friends Day Program. The Rev. Roderick Oglesby Sr. of Bethesda Baptist Church in Santuc, SC will be the guest speaker. Everyone is welcome.
2:30 p.m.: Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church celebrates Pastor Elijah and First Lady Vanessa Ray’s Anniversary. Rev. Toney Park, Pastor of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Greenville, will be the speaker.
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.
6 p.m.: Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church holds Vacation Bible School Commencement Service. The children will be recognized for their weeklong participation in Bible School. All workers will be recognized as well. All visitors are welcome to attend.
Monday, June 9-Wednesday, June 11
5:30-8 p.m.: Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church holds Vacation Bible School.
6:30-8 p.m.: Monarch Baptist Church holds Vacation Bible School.
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.
Saturday, June 21
8 a.m.-Until: St. Luke Baptist Church of Buffalo-Lukesville holds a bake sale in Lot 27 of the Union County Stadium.
Sunday, June 22
2 p.m.: Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church’s Sympathy Ministry holds a One Day Revival. Rev. McCovey, Pastor of New Hope AME Church, will be the speaker.
2:30 p.m.: Paradise AME Church celebrates Family and Friends Day. Rev. Anthony Washington, pastor of Jeter Chapel AME Church, will be guest speaker. Rev Tab Hunter, pastor.
6 p.m.: Gospel music group Brothers Five in concert at Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church. All visitors are invited to attend.
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. All visitors are invited to attend and learn some of the history of this wonderful church.
Sunday, Sept. 14,
11 a.m.: Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church recognizes Masons and Shriners during the morning service. All visitors are invited to attend.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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