Thursday, Feb. 14
5 p.m. until 7 p.m.: True Light Ministries, 2407 Fair Avenue, Newberry, will sponsor a Valentine’s Day Free Giveaway and Concert at the Whitmire Community Center. Dinner is on us and everything is free. You can dine in with us or have it to go. There will also be great gospel singing. Troy Price, Pastor.
Saturday, Feb. 16
5:30 p.m.: Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church will hold its 11th Annual Wild Game Supper with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children (8 and under). For tickets contact Melvin Shelton at 864-426-3251, Randy Lawson at 864-576-0368, Alan Harvey at 864-585-5974, Barry Carroll at 864-427-9974, or Otis Hembree at 864-427-4419. Guest speaker will be Chris Wells of Well Spoken Ministries (an avid outdoorsman).
Sunday, Feb. 17
12:30 p.m.: Covenant Baptist Church will hold a Relay For Life dinner.
2:30 p.m.: James Chapel Baptist Church, 527 Pinckney St. in Carlisle, celebrates the eighth anniversary of its pastor. The guest speaker is D.S. President of St. Matthews First Baptist Church. The public is invited.
3 p.m.: The St. Paul Adult Choir will be celebrating its 38th anniversary at 3 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church, 308 Wallace St., Union.
Wednesday, Feb. 20
11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Sardis United Methodist Church, 976 Sardis Road in Union, holds a Mission Soup and Sandwich Lunch. The menu will include vegetable beef soup, cornbread, chicken salad or pimento cheese sandwich, dessert and tea for $7 per plate. The church is also selling chicken salad and pimento cheese for $6 per pint and vegetable soup for $6 per quart. Call (864) 427-9676 for carryouts of 10 or more. All sales go to the missions of the church.
Friday, Feb. 22
11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Hebron Baptist Church, located on Whitmire Highway, Union, will be having a hot dog sale. The menu will consist of two hot dogs, chips, and drink. Eat in or takeout. Tickets are $5 per person. The sale is a fundraiser for a mission trip to Nicaragua in June by the church’s pastor, Rev. Brian Childers. All proceeds from the sale will go the Nicaragua Fund.
Saturday, Feb. 23
10 a.m.: Bethesda Baptist Church will host “Community Day” (one of several Black History Month events) at the Carlisle-Santuc Playground. The event will feature food, games and other activities for the whole family.
Sunday, Feb. 24
11:15 a.m.: Bethesda Baptist Church, located on Tinker Creek Road, Union, will hold a Black History Month service featuring guest speaker Labarius Edwards, a message from Pastor Roderick Oglesby and a skit, “Generations Without Direction.”
2:30 p.m.: The Mitchell Chapel Christian Church’s Men’s Ministry will sponsor “A Fellowship Program.” The Rev. Dr. James Mason of New Emanuel Chapel of the Kelton Community will be our guest speaker. The public is invited. Rev. Tony and Rev. LaQuita Griffin are our pastors.
6 p.m.: New Hope Baptist Church on the Linersville Road in Buffalo, will host a concert by The Crusaders from Prosperity. Rev. Johnny Burgess, Pastor.
Saturday, March 2
10 a.m.: The Pacolet River Baptist Sunday School Convention will observe its Annual Vacation Bible School Workshop at the Baptist Center on Lovers Lane, Union. Moderator Dr. James L. Mason, President Lena J. Thompson, and Vacation Bible School Director Jared Smith.
6 p.m.: Lockhart United Methodist Church will host a gospel singing with the southern gospel group The Pathfinders. Also appearing will be Union’s own Heath Walker. A love offering will be taken. Come for a relaxed evening.
Friday, March 8
7 p.m.: The Annual Red & White Banquet will be held at the Pacolet River Association Building, 168 Lovers Lane Road, Union, at 7 p.m. The Rev. Andrew Graham, The Most Excellent Deputy Grand High Priest of the State of South Carolina for the Royal Arch Masons, will be the guest speaker. Dinner wil be served. The cost of the tickets is $15 each. You may contact the following persons for tickets or information: Rev. James A. Williams at 864-674-6304, Comp. Tony Stewart at 864-674-5417, or Comp. Ronald Young at 864-674-5619.
Sunday, March 17
2 p.m.: The Pacolet River Baptist Sunday School Convention will observe its Annual Youth Program at the Baptist Center on Lovers Lane, Union. Host Church Mt. Olive, Host Pastor Rev. Ronald Feaster, and Host Superintendent James Thompson.
Sunday, April 7
Noon: Bethel United Methodist Church, 1705 Lockhart Highway, Union, will have a Relay for Life meal. The menu will include fried chicken, steak and gravy, rice and gravy, cream potatoes and gravy, green beans, lima beans, macaroni pie, slaw, rolls, tea, and dessert. Eat in or takeout. Price is $8 a plate. Call 427-1047.
Saturday, June 1
6 p.m.: The Pacolet River Baptist Sunday School Convention will observe its Annual Youth Banquet at the Baptist Center, Lovers Lane, Union. Host Church Foster Chapel, Host Pastor Rev. William E. Smith, and Host Superintendent Minnie Lipscomb.
Foster’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 392 Pea Ridge Hwy. in Jonesville, hosts a Consignment Sale from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 8 and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 9. Anyone can enter items in the sale. Vendor booths will be set up for products and the women of the church will sell hot dogs and snacks. All proceeds are to help buy new playground equipment. Contact Heather Sealy at 864-251-3631 or by email at email@example.com for more information.
The Kingdom Hearts Ministry of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Jonesville, S.C. will be having our Annual 3-Day Conference beginning Friday, February 22 at 6 p.m. with Minister Kim Glenn (Cedar Grove) as keynote speaker. On Saturday, February 23, at 10 a.m. with Sister Sonja Harris (Cedar Grove) and Sister Jackie P. Thompson (Shiloh) as keynote speakers for the worshop on various topics. Lunch will follow after the workshop. On Sunday, February 24, at 3 p.m. the keynote speaker will be Sister Catherine Moore from White Plains Baptist Church (Laurens) along with Sister Carla Jones and the White Plains Mass Choir rendering song and praises. The public is invited to attend. Rev. Edward Pressley, Pastor.
McBeth Baptist Church will hold a Deacons Training Workshop each Tuesday beginning February 12 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The four-week workshop will be on February 12, 19, and 26 and March 5. The public is in invited to learn and gain acknowledge about being a deacon. Rev. Freddie L. Wicker Jr, Pastor.
The Pacolet River Baptist Sunday School Convention will observe its Annual Baptist Education, Mission and Training Clinic, Monday-Friday, April 22-26. Rev. Wendell Cain, Pastor of Crossroads Baptist, Sharon, S.C., will be the guest lecturer Tuesday at 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday repasts are served at 6:30 p.m., devotion at 7 p.m. Friday, repast is served at 6 p.m., devotion at 6:30 p.m.
The Mitchell Chapelt Christian Church of 381 Kelly Road, Union, is now holding service at our new location/church building on 143 Camelot Drive, Union, at the same time. Rev. Tony and Rev. LaQuita Griffin are pastors of MCCC.
A Moms in Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays in the Family Ministry Center of Bethel United Methodist Church, 1705 Lockhart Highway. All interested persons are invited to participate.
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.
Covenant Baptist Church will have a Sunday meal once a month for Relay For Life. The meals will be held at 12:30 p.m. on February 17, March 17, and April 21. Call Ponnee at 427-3102.
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