Wednesday, March 6
Noon: Grace United Methodist Church, 201 S. Church St. in Union, holds a Lenten Service. Music will be provided by Jack Kelly. The speaker will be Father Louis Miller from Nativity Episcopal Church. A Lenten Luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.: The Laura Farr Sunday School Class of Wesley United Methodist Church, 373 Wesley Chapel Road in Union, holds a Poor Man’s Supper. The menu will be hot dogs with chili, slaw, chips, and tea. Melody Farr will be guest singer at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to help Sue Lemons. Desserts extra. For takeouts call 427-5319.
7 p.m.: James Chapel Baptist Church, 527 Pinckney St., Carlisle, holds spring revival. Bishop Joseph Stringfellow from Chester is the revivalist. Pastor T.A. Moore. The public is invited.
Thursday, March 7
Noon: The Community Prayer Meeting is held at the USC gazebo. You do not have to pray out loud to participate. All are welcome.
Friday, March 8
7 p.m.: The annual Red & White Banquet is held at the Pacolet River Association Building, 168 Lovers Lane Road in Union. The Rev. Andrew Graham, The Most Excellent Deputy Grand High Priest of the State of South Carolina for the Royal Arch Masons, is the guest speaker. Dinner will be served. Tickets are $15 each. Contact the Rev. James A. Williams at 864-674-6304, Comp. Tony Stewart at 864-674-5417 or Comp. Ronald Young at 864-674-5619 for more information.
Saturday, March 9
9 a.m.-until: Thomas Chapel A.M.E. Church, Tinker Creek Road in Santuc holds a fish and hot dog plate sale. Fish plates are $7.50. Hot dog plates are $6. Call 864-427-0696 for more information.
Sunday, March 10
9 a.m.: New Emanuel service times change with Sunday School at 9 a.m. and Worship Service at 10 a.m. Dr. James L. Mason, Pastor.
10:45 a.m.: St. Paul Baptist Church observes Youth Day during morning worship. The guest speaker will be Minister Labarius T. Edwards. Dr. A.L. Brackett, Pastor.
11 a.m.: Union County High School Chorus students, under the direction of Ms. Leigha Pace, sing during the worship service at First Presbyterian Church, corner of South and Pinckney Streets. The public is invited to attend. Rev. Keith Morrison is interim pastor, Tommy Bishop is organist/director of music, and Lori Todd is program director.
2 p.m.: Antioch A.M.E. Church holds Youth Day. The speaker will be Kristen Giles.
2 p.m.: Mt. Rowell Baptist Church hosts our Senior Choir Anniversary. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Rev. K. Russell Sheppard is host pastor.
2:30 p.m.: Maple Ridge Baptist Church celebrates its Musical Choirs 25th Anniversary. We hope that your schedule will permit you to join us on this glorious occasion. Paul Lott, President. Rev. Johnny Johnson, Pastor.
3 p.m.: The Usher Ministry of the Mitchell Chapel Christian Church presents a “Get your house in order” program. The speakers will be Minister Tabatha Strothers of Pine Grove Baptist Church and Minister Tameka Wray of Freedom Christian Assembly. The public is invited.
3 p.m.: Shiloh Baptist Church in Pauline S.C. honors Rev. J. Lewis Peake with a Benevolence Worship Service. Pastor James L. Mason, pastor of the New Emmanuel Baptist Church, Union S.C., will deliver the message. One Purpose of Spartanburg, S.C. will appear on the program. The public is invited.
Wednesday, March 13
Noon: Grace United Methodist Church, 201 S. Church St. in Union, holds a Lenten Service. Music will be provided by Ron Holden. The speaker will be Father Michael McCafferty of St. Augustine Catholic Church. A Lenten Luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m.
7 p.m.: Bountiful Blessing Church in Spartanburg holds a Wind of Change revival. Guest speaker will be Prophet Marcus D. Thomas from Houston, TX. Apostle Thomas and First Lady Cherilla Lee are pastors. The revival will also be held 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. For more information contact Minister Eric Talley at 864-921-6939 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, March 16
11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Oakbrook Community Church, 520 Alman St. in Jonesville, hosts a chili bean dinner. The meal, which is part of the church’s Micah Meals ministry, is free. Call 674-1161 for more information.
5:45 p.m.: The Foster Chapel Baptist Church Gospel Choir of Jonesville community mass choir of 50-plus members presents a musical. Everyone is invited to come to help make this first time event a success. Rev. W. E. Smith, Pastor.
Sunday, March 17
8 a.m.: Grace United Methodist Church, 201 S. Church St. in Union, holds a Methodist Men meeting. A Chancel Choir Cantata will be held during morning worship.
10:45 a.m.: St. Paul Baptist Church holds its Annual Women Day program during morning worship. The speaker will be Minister Della Hill, associate minister of the St. Paul Church. Dr. A.L. Brackett, Pastor.
2 p.m.: The Pacolet River Baptist Sunday School Convention observes its annual Youth Program at the Baptist Center on Lovers Lane in Union.
2:45 p.m.: Paradise AME Church, 115 Paradise Church Road in Union, holds its Men’s Day Program.
Wednesday, March 20
Noon: Grace United Methodist Church, 201 S. Church St. in Union, holds a Lenten Service. Music will be provided by Daniel Prince. The speaker will be the Rev. Rick Pendleton of First Baptist Church. A Lenten Luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 23
7 a.m.: Victory Baptist Church holds yard sale and hot dog sale. The hot dog sale will start at 10:30 a.m. Hot dog plates are $5. Call 426-4624 to order ahead. All proceed go to playground equipment for the church.
6 p.m.: Thomas Chapel AME Church presents The Wacky Tacky Banquet, an evening of fun at the Pacolet River Baptist Association Building. For ticket information call 427-4404. Prizes will be given for the worst dressed guest.
Palm Sunday, March 24
2 p.m.: McBeth Baptist Church, 105 Lawson Ave. in Union, holds 100 Men & Women in Black and Gray Speaking on Faith sponsored by the McBeth Baptist Pastor Aid. Men should wear black and gray and women should wear gray. Contact Juanita Hill at 429-8783 for more information.
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Grace United Methodist Church, 201 S. Church St. in Union, holds an Easter Egg Hunt.
Wednesday, March 27
Noon: Grace United Methodist Church, 201 S. Church St. in Union, holds a Lenten Service. Music will be provided by Sybil Crow. The Rev. A. L. Bracket of St. Paul Baptist Church is the speaker. A Lenten Luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 28
7 p.m.: Grace United Methodist Church, 201 S. Church St. in Union, holds a Special Maundy Thursday Service in the Fellowship Hall. The service will be the “The Passover With Jesus” with Ze’ev Nevo, son of a holocaust survivor.
Sunday, March 31
6 a.m.: Mt. Rowell Baptist Church and Red Hill Baptist Church host a Joint Easter Sunrise Service at the Red Hill Baptist Church. Pastor K. Russell Sheppard (Mt. Rowell Baptist Church) will deliver the Resurrection Service message. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Pastor Geoffrey Stephens is the host church pastor.
6 a.m.: Bethel AME, Monarch Baptist and New Horizon United Christian churches invite you to Easter Sunrise Services at Bethel AME Church on Hamlet Street in Union with Rev. Orlando Allen as the speaker. Breakfast will be served afterwards. Rev. Kirk Bellesen, Rev. Sumter M. Franklin, Rev. Orlando Allen, pastors.
Monday, April 1
7 p.m.: The Union County Baptist Association WMU Spring Meeting at Putman Baptist Church. Missionary speaker is Rev. Clarence Griffin, retired missionary to Indonesia. The state representative will be Laurie Register, executive director/treasurer of the South Carolina WMU. Light refreshments will be served.
Monday-Wednesday, April 1-3
7 p.m.: Mt. Rowell Baptist Church Spring Revival. Guest revivalists are (Monday night) Dr. Carl Wells from Second Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia; (Tuesday night) Rev. Bernard Davis from Elisha AME Church in Silverstreet; (Wednesday nigh) Rev. Roderick Oglesby from Bethesda Baptist Church in Santuc. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Pastor K. Russell Sheppard is host pastor.
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.
Saturday, April 20
5 p.m.: Relay For Life Songfest at St. Luke Baptist Church. Rev. George Shell, Pastor.
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.
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 will help buy new playground equipment. Contact Heather Sealy at 864-251-3631 or by email at email@example.com for more information.
Full Gospel Tabernacle of God Church in Buffalo holds its revival from March 8 through March 10 at 7 p.m. each night.
Jonesville Baptist Church, 301 Church St. in Jonesville, holds its spring revival from March 10 through March 13 at 6 p.m. Sunday night and 7 p.m. week nights. The Rev. Gary Rogers is the speaker. Special music and a nursery will provided each night. Call 674-5367 for more information.
Grace United Methodist Church, 201 S. Church St. in Union, asks all attendees to bring flowers from their yard to the living cross on March 31.
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.
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