Our trials can end in triumph

Charles Warner | The Union Times The trials of life can be trying indeed. So much so that we want to avoid them all together. Some can perhaps be avoided if we make the right decisions in life, but others cannot, either because we don’t make the right decisions or because they just come our way. The thing about trials, however, is that sooner or later they do come to an end, but how they end depends on us. We can choose to collapse in the face of adversity, admit defeat, and give in, or we can choose to endure and overcome them and emerge triumphant, becoming a better person in the process. That’s the choice we are faced with in the trials of life, but for Christians making that choice, while never easy, is nevertheless easier because they have God on their side. With God on your side there is no trial that cannot end in triumph, even though that triumph may not always be obvious at first. Nevertheless, the trials faced by God’s people are not faced alone, but with God who will, if listened to, provide an answer to those trials, an answer that will lead to triumph. The trials we face on the road of life may not be to our liking, but if we trust God we know that they can and will end in triumph because with God all things are possible.

Thursday, June 1

Noon: The Community Prayer Meeting will be observed at the USC Union Gazebo. Please come and join with fellow citizens of Union County as we pray for our country, our community, our state, and also for our world. Pray for the Church, and for revival in Union County.

Let us give thanks for our country, and pray fervently for its future. Pray for God’s guidance for our leaders at every level. Please pray for our military, our police, our firefighters, our EMS personnel, and others who risk their lives to serve and protect us.

ALL ARE WELCOME. If you can’t get to the gazebo, please take some time for special prayer during the day.

Saturday, June 3

8 a.m.-Until: The Men of Corinth Bpatist Church will have a Fish Fry serving breakfast and lunch.

The menu includes hot fish and grits plates, fish plates, sandwiches, hot dogs, hot chicken wings and more.

The Fish Fry will be held at the future home of Corinth Baptist Church at the corner of North Pinckney Street and Academy Street.

Please come get your breakfast and lunch.

Deacon Lonnie White, Chairman.

Rev. J.A. Calhoun, Pastor.

Noon: Prayer at Noon will be held at Lake Monticello, Highway 215, Jenkinsville, Fairfield County.

Come one come all as we pray for the healing of our nation.

Please tell others and spread the word on social media.

Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the lake with your family and friends.

Sunday, June 4

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: First Presbyterian Church holds a Celebration of Pentecost.

This will be a time of worship and fellowship.

The public is invited to attend.

Rev. D.C. Horne, Pastor.

2:30 p.m.: The Red Hill Baptist Church will have Friends and Family Day and the 100th year Church Anniversary.

The speaker for this occasion will the Rev. Leslie Davis. Rev Davis is pastor of Crossroad Baptist in Sharon.

Pastor Stephens and Red Hill Baptist Church invite all friends and families to come join us for this service.

Rev. Geoffrey Stephens, Pastor.

Sis. Robin Rodgers, Clerk.

2:30 p.m.: Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church will celebrate Usher’s Anniversary.

Rev. Dennis Rector, Pastor of Piney Grove Baptist Church, Cowpens, is the speaker.

Rev. Elijah Ray, Pastor.

4 p.m.: CrossRoad Missionary Baptist Church will be having their Installation/Church Dedication Service.

Pastor Dr. Keith McDaniel of the Macedonia Baptist Church of Spartanburg will be our guest speaker.

Levitical Ministry of Serenity will be our special guest.

Everyone is welcome!

Rev. Anthony R. Wilson, Pastor, CrossRoad Missionary Baptist Church.

Sunday, June 4-Wednesday, June 7

2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Bethany AME Church will hold Revival Services beginning with Sunday Homecoming Services on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Bishop Gerald McCleave of Holy Temple Church, Cowpens, will deliver the sermon.

Revival Services will be continue Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m. each night.

Rev. Reginald Morton, Mt. Lebanon AME Church, Due West, will be the evangelist.

Rev. Ronald McFadden, Pastor.

Monday, June 5-Wednesday, June 7

5:30-8:30 p.m.: Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School.

The theme will be: Super God, Super Me, Super Possibility.

Rev. Elijah Ray, Pastor.

Monday, June 5-Thursday, June 8

6-8 p.m.: New Emanuel Chapel will be kicking off their Vacation Bible School.

Our Theme is “Faith Run, Stay on Course.”Hebrews 12:1

Fun for all children, all ages are welcome to attend.

Dr. James L. Mason, Pastor.

Monday, June 5-Friday, June 9

6-8 p.m.: McBeth Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School.

Our theme this year is “Super God, Super Me, Super Possibility.”

Tuesday, June 6-Friday, June 9

3-6 p.m.: ChamberTown Community Lighthouse Church, 413 South Mountain Street, Union, will have their Summer Bible Camp for children ages 6-15.

The theme will be Good News.

Snacks will be served.

There will be games, crafts, Bible trivia, and painting

Applications will be available at church.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

The camp is free

Wednesday, June 7

5:30 p.m.: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church will have a Poor Man’s Supper.

The menu will include hot dogs, baked beans, chips, dessert, and drinks.

Plates are $5 each and include two hot dogs, baked beans, chips, dessert, and a drink.

Music starts at 6 p.m. Kelly Allen will be singing.

For takeout call 864-427-5319.

Wednesday, June 7-Friday, June 9

9 a.m.-5 p.m.: New Horizon United Christian Church, 109 Beltline Road, Union, will hold Bible Camp 2017.

The theme will be “This Little Light of Mine.”

The camp is for ages 6 and above. Children must be signed in by an adult.

No cell phones allowed.

Saturday, June 10

9:30 a.m.: The Pacolet River Missionary Association will have their quarterly meeting at Bethany Baptist Church in Jonesville.

Sister Joyce Walker, President.

Rev. James Mason, Moderator.

Sunday, June 11

3 p.m.: Beatty’s Chapel AME Zion Church will hold its Annual Family and Friends Day.

Guest speaker will be LaQuita Griffin, Pastor of Mitchell’s Chapel Baptist Church in Union.

Come and be blessed.

Rev. James Curenton, Pastor.

Monday, June 12-Wednesday, June 14

6:30 p.m.: Monarch Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School.

Sunday, June 25

2 p.m.: McBeth Baptist Church cordially invite you to share in the celebration service as we honor one of our very own, Deacon Oscar Gist, Sr. (Emeritus) for 70 years of service.

Rev. James Farr bringing the message.

The public is invited.

Rev. Freddie L. Wicker, Jr., Pastor.

Sunday, June 25-Tuesday, June 27

5:30-8 p.m.: Grace United Methodist Church invites children 4K-5th Grade to Camp Out VBS.

Camp Out VBS is a three-day summer adventure that will teach children about Jesus, God’s Son, who lights the way through the adventure of life. Get ready for fun, laughter, excitement, a bit of noise, and the joy of children as they discover they have a caring friend and guide in Jesus. The children will participate in music and motions to the Camp Out songs, experience hands on Bible stories, create meaningful projects, play games inspired by camping fun and enjoy tasty snacks.

Registration forms are available on the church website …. graceunion.org and at the church office.

The registration deadline is Tuesday, June 20.

For more information, call Grace United Methodist Church at 864-427-1266.

The Grace United Methodist Vacation Bible School Coordination Team is Rev. David Bauknight, Margie Ruff, and Karen Hibbard.

Charles Warner | The Union Times The trials of life can be trying indeed. So much so that we want to avoid them all together. Some can perhaps be avoided if we make the right decisions in life, but others cannot, either because we don’t make the right decisions or because they just come our way. The thing about trials, however, is that sooner or later they do come to an end, but how they end depends on us. We can choose to collapse in the face of adversity, admit defeat, and give in, or we can choose to endure and overcome them and emerge triumphant, becoming a better person in the process. That’s the choice we are faced with in the trials of life, but for Christians making that choice, while never easy, is nevertheless easier because they have God on their side. With God on your side there is no trial that cannot end in triumph, even though that triumph may not always be obvious at first. Nevertheless, the trials faced by God’s people are not faced alone, but with God who will, if listened to, provide an answer to those trials, an answer that will lead to triumph. The trials we face on the road of life may not be to our liking, but if we trust God we know that they can and will end in triumph because with God all things are possible.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_IMG_1076.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times The trials of life can be trying indeed. So much so that we want to avoid them all together. Some can perhaps be avoided if we make the right decisions in life, but others cannot, either because we don’t make the right decisions or because they just come our way. The thing about trials, however, is that sooner or later they do come to an end, but how they end depends on us. We can choose to collapse in the face of adversity, admit defeat, and give in, or we can choose to endure and overcome them and emerge triumphant, becoming a better person in the process. That’s the choice we are faced with in the trials of life, but for Christians making that choice, while never easy, is nevertheless easier because they have God on their side. With God on your side there is no trial that cannot end in triumph, even though that triumph may not always be obvious at first. Nevertheless, the trials faced by God’s people are not faced alone, but with God who will, if listened to, provide an answer to those trials, an answer that will lead to triumph. The trials we face on the road of life may not be to our liking, but if we trust God we know that they can and will end in triumph because with God all things are possible.
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