The Son will never stop shining

Charles Warner | The Union Times The sun is the center of our solar system around which the planets, including Earth, revolve. It is Earth’s only daytime star and its rays make life possible on this world. If the sun did not exist then there would be no life on Earth. Yet as important to life on Earth and as powerful as it is the sun will not last forever. It is estimated that it will exhaust its fuel in 5 billion years and die like any other fire. There is, however, something, or, more accurately, someone, who shines more brightly than the sun and who will never die and because of that those whose lives are sustained by His light will never perish, either. That person is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who shines forever, more brighter than the sun could ever hope to. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, He brings His light into our lives, light so powerful that it can, if we let it, banish spiritual darkness from our lives forever. The light of Christ is not a physical light like the sun which, in time, will flicker and fade out forever. No, His light is an eternal, spiritual, life-giving light that will never stop shining on those who have accepted Christ as Lord and Savior. The light of the Son will be shining long after the sun has stopped, and because of that those who have Jesus as their Lord and Savior will live forever in that heavenly brightness.

Wednesday, June 7

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

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

Rev. Elijah Ray, Pastor.

7 p.m.: Bethany AME Church is holding Revival Services.

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

Rev. Ronald McFadden, Pastor.

Wednesday, June 7-Thursday, June 8

6-8 p.m.: New Emanuel Chapel is holding 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.

Wednesday, June7-Friday, June 9

6-8 p.m.: McBeth Baptist Church is holding Vacation Bible School.

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

Wednesday, June 7-Friday, June 9

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

The theme is 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 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.

11 a.m.: A Fashion Show featuring The Great Men of Corinth Baptist Family will be held at Corinth Baptist Church, 302 North Herndon Street, Union.

A donation of $5 will be collected at the door.

The public is invited to attend.

Deacon Dennis Ferguson, Co-Chairman.

Deacon Lonnie White, Chairman.

Rev. J.A. Calhous, Pastor.

Sunday, June 11

10 a.m.: The Men of Corinth Baptist Church will celebrate their annual Men’s Day Program.

The theme this year is “Don’t Give Up On GOD, GOD Will Never Give Up On You.”

The speaker will be Deacon Attorney Donald Gist of Columbia. He is a native of Jonesville. He now resides in Columbia and is a member of St. John Baptist Church in Columbia. He is also a member of the SC Bar Association. Deacon Gist has devoted his entire career to championing human rights, equal opportunity, and diversity.

Corinth Baptist Church is located at 302 North Herndon Street, Union.

The public is invited to attend.

Donnie Lonnie White, Chairman.

Rev. J.A. Calhoun, Pastor.

2 p.m.: St. Luke Baptist Church will hold Men’s Day.

The guest speaker will be Rev. Jimmie Peake Jr., Pastor of Greater New Zion Baptist Church in Spartanburg.

The public is invited.

Come and be blessed.

Rev. George W. Shell Jr., Pastor.

2 p.m.: Maple Ridge Baptist Church will hold its Annual Ministry Program.

The speaker will be Evangelist Kathy Jones.

Everyone is invited.

Rev. Johnny Johnson, Pastor.

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.

Sunday, June 11

3 p.m.: The St. Paul Baptist Church Family invites the public to our Ordination of Deacons and the Installation of Trustees.

Rev. J. Archie Calhoun, Pastor of Corinth Baptist Church, will deliver the message.

Rev. A.L. Brackett, Pastor.

Monday, June 12-Wednesday, June 14

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

Monday, June 12-Friday, June 16

6-8 pm.: Come one, come all to Outreach Deliverance Church Vacation Bible School!

We are located at 4317 King-Kennedy Street, Carlisle.

Our theme is “Pathways for Life.”

Parents, if you are concerned about your child’s future and health, then ODC’s Vacation Bible School is the place to be during the week of June 12-June 16. Information will be provided about college, scholarships, internet safety, drug awareness, gang violence, health, nutrition, and much more.

Monday — Gang Violence/Drugs: Sheriff David Taylor and Jermaine Smith

Tuesday — College Readiness/Career Information: Joe Woods Jr. and Daniel Foster

Wednesday — College Readiness/Career Information: Joe Woods Jr. and Daniel Foster

Thursday — Health/Nutrition: Cleveland Jackson and Registered Nurses

Friday — Rap Session, Food, Fun, & Fellowship

On Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Youth Minister Will Lewis from Gary, Indiana, will speak.

For more information call 864-426-3712.

Eddie M. McConnell, Pastor.

Saturday, June 24

3 p.m.: The St. Paul Baptist Church Family invites the public to our Rainbow Tea Program.

The Rainbow Tea will be at the Pacolet River Baptist Association on Lovers Lane Road.

Rev. A.L. Brackett, Pastor.

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.

3 p.m.: The St. Paul Baptist Church Family invites the public to our Four Gospel Black & White Program.

The guest speakers will be Minister Maureen Barrett, Associate Minister of New Hope AME Church; Rev. Roderick Oglesby, Pastor of Bethesda Baptist Church; Rev. Elijah Ray, Pastor of Wyatt Chapel Baptist Church; and Minister Tracy Boyd, Associate Minister of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.

Rev. A.L. Brackett, Pastor.

3 p.m.: Beatty’s Chapel AME Zion Church will hold “Men of Faith Dressed in Black.”

Pastor Jody Byrd of Action Chapel of Charlotte, NC, will bring the message.

Rev. James Curenton, 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 sun is the center of our solar system around which the planets, including Earth, revolve. It is Earth’s only daytime star and its rays make life possible on this world. If the sun did not exist then there would be no life on Earth. Yet as important to life on Earth and as powerful as it is the sun will not last forever. It is estimated that it will exhaust its fuel in 5 billion years and die like any other fire. There is, however, something, or, more accurately, someone, who shines more brightly than the sun and who will never die and because of that those whose lives are sustained by His light will never perish, either. That person is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who shines forever, more brighter than the sun could ever hope to. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, He brings His light into our lives, light so powerful that it can, if we let it, banish spiritual darkness from our lives forever. The light of Christ is not a physical light like the sun which, in time, will flicker and fade out forever. No, His light is an eternal, spiritual, life-giving light that will never stop shining on those who have accepted Christ as Lord and Savior. The light of the Son will be shining long after the sun has stopped, and because of that those who have Jesus as their Lord and Savior will live forever in that heavenly brightness.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_Son-Shine-2.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times The sun is the center of our solar system around which the planets, including Earth, revolve. It is Earth’s only daytime star and its rays make life possible on this world. If the sun did not exist then there would be no life on Earth. Yet as important to life on Earth and as powerful as it is the sun will not last forever. It is estimated that it will exhaust its fuel in 5 billion years and die like any other fire. There is, however, something, or, more accurately, someone, who shines more brightly than the sun and who will never die and because of that those whose lives are sustained by His light will never perish, either. That person is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who shines forever, more brighter than the sun could ever hope to. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, He brings His light into our lives, light so powerful that it can, if we let it, banish spiritual darkness from our lives forever. The light of Christ is not a physical light like the sun which, in time, will flicker and fade out forever. No, His light is an eternal, spiritual, life-giving light that will never stop shining on those who have accepted Christ as Lord and Savior. The light of the Son will be shining long after the sun has stopped, and because of that those who have Jesus as their Lord and Savior will live forever in that heavenly brightness.
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