Friday, April 5
7 p.m.: The S.C. Association of Ministers’ Wives & Ministers’ Widows hold their annual banquet at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.
Friday, April 5-Saturday, April 6
7 p.m.: Mt. Rowell Baptist Church Youth On A Mission (Y.O.A.M.) Youth Conference 2013 begins with Praise and Worship Services along with guest preacher Rev. Pierre Salmon, pastor of New Prospect Baptist Church in Cross Keys, S.C. The conference continues on Saturday beginning with breakfast at 8 a.m. and workshops beginning at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:45 p.m., and 1:45 p.m. Lunch will be served from 12 p.m.-12:30 p.m. All area youth and young adults, as well as parents and guardians are encouraged and invited to attend. All events will be held at the Mt. Rowell Baptist Church, 534 Adams Lake Road, Union. Please contact First Lady Janelle Sheppard at 803-466-1570 for more information. Rev. K. Russell Sheppard is the host pastor.
Sunday, April 7
10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.: The Senior Missionary of Bethesday Baptist Church holds their Annual Missionary Day. Guest speaker will be Mrs. Mary A. Gist from Bethesda Baptist Church in Santuc. Mrs. Elizabeth Gist, President. Rev.
11 a.m.: Red Hill Baptist Church holds Youth Day. The speaker will be Minister Brittany Gist from Mt. Rowell Baptist Church. Geoffrey Stephens, pastor.
3 p.m.: The Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Jonesville, honors its Pastor and First Lady, Rev. Edward and Sister Debra Pressley for six blessed years of dedication and service. The Rev. Dr. Michael Bridges, pastor of Concord Baptist Church, Gaffney, along with his congregation, will be guest speaker. The public is invited to attend.
6:30 p.m.: Local United Methodist Church Choirs present their annual “Choir Fest,” an evening of music at Duncan Acres United Methodist Church, 417 Rice Avenue, Union.
Wednesday, April 3
5:30 p.m.: The Laura Farr Sunday School Class of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church holds their Poor Man’s Supper. The menu includes spaghetti, salad, bread, and tea. Desserts are extra. Singing begins at 6:15 p.m. and Gospel Grass will be our guests. This supper is to help Mr. John Gilchrist. Everyone is invited. For takeouts call 427-5319.
Sunday, April 14
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 $8 per person. Call 427-1622 for takeouts. (Ready at 11:45 a.m.)
3 p.m.: Mitchel Chapel Christian Church celebrates the fifth anniversary of its pastors, the Rev. Tony and the Rev. Laquita Griffin. The MCCC’s Pastor Aide Ministry is sponsoring the program and the Rev. John Henderson of “Life Changing Ministry” is the speaker. The public is invited.
Sunday, April 7
Noon: Bethel United Methodist Church, 1705 Lockhart Highway in Union, holds 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.
2 p.m.: Mark Hill Baptist Church holds its Annual Birthday March Celebration. Rev. T.J. Jackson, pastor.
4 p.m.: Chambertown Community Church holds a mortgage burning service. Speaker will be Pastor Douglas Morris of Washing Words Ministry, Gaffney. A light dinner will be served. Trina Lindsey Parham, pastor. Everyone is welcome.
Saturday, April 20
5 p.m.: Relay For Life Songfest at St. Luke Baptist Church. Rev. George Shell, Pastor.
Sunday, April 21
11:15 a.m.: Woodson Chapel Baptist Church holds its Annual Missionary Program during the morning service. Minister William Rodgers Sr., a member of Woodson Chapel, will be the speaker. The public is invited. Rev. Robert E. Collins, pastor.
2:30 p.m.: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church holds a Family & Friends Day. Rev. Alan Rector from Community Baptist Church in Arkwright will be the guest speaker.
Saturday, May 25
9 a.m.: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church holds a prayer breakfast. The speaker will be Minister Velinda Mintz. Tickets are $5.
Saturday, June 1
6 p.m.: The Pacolet River Baptist Sunday School Convention holds its annual Youth Banquet at the Baptist Center on Lovers Lane in Union.
Sunday, June 9
2 p.m.: Sims Chapel Baptist Church holds Family and Friends Day.
The Spartanburg Interdenominational Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows hold the 68th Annual S.C. Association of Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows Conference at Mount Moriah Baptist Church of Spartanburg.
The Pacolet River Baptist Sunday School Convention holds its annual Baptist Education, Mission and Training Clinic from April 22 through April 26. The Rev. Wendell Cain of Crossroads Baptist in Sharon is the guest lecturer at 8 p.m. April 23. Monday through Thursday repasts are served at 6:30 p.m., devotion is at 7 p.m. Friday, repast is served at 6 p.m., devotion at 6:30 p.m.
Mitchell Chapel Christian Church, 381 Kelly Road in Union, holds services at its new location, 143 Camelot Drive in Union.
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.
New Emanuel Chapel Baptist Church has changed its services times to 9 a.m. for Sunday School and 10 a.m. for Praise and Worship.
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