‘Even so, come, Lord Jesus’

1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.
7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.
9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
— Revelation 22 (KJV)

Saturday, June 6

7 a.m.-Until: Buffalo United Methodist Church holds a Yard Sale in its Fellowship Hall. The sale will be feature household items such as linens, lamps, curtains, and clothing. It will also feature furniture such as twin beds/mattresses, end tables, etc. All proceeds go to the church air conditioning fund. All are welcome.

11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Thomas Chapel AME Church holds a fish or hot dog plates sale. The plates cost $7 and dessert is $1.25. The Rev. Dr. Elijah Sutton, Pastor.

6 p.m.: The Pacolet River Baptist Sunday School Convention will observe its Annual Youth Recognition Banquet at the Baptist Center, Lovers Lane, Union. The host churches are Lockhart Chapel with Deacon and Mrs. Clifton Thomas and Mt. Olive with Pastor, Rev. Ronald Feaster and Deacon and Mrs. Cohen Greer. The Youth Banquet speaker is Joni L. Ware, a 2015 Converse College graduate, of New Salem Zion Baptist Church with Pastors Rev. & Rev. Larry Black. PRBA Moderator Dr. James L. Mason; President PRBSSC Lena J.Thompson.

Sunday, June 7

2 p.m.: The New Chapel AME Church holds Pentecost Services. Rev. Adrian R. Kollock Sr., pastor of Poplar Spring AME Church in Laurens will be the guest speaker of the hour.

2 p.m.: The Red Hill Baptist Church will have its Family and Friends Day. The speaker will be the Rev Robert E Collins, Pastor of the Woodson Chapel Baptist Church, Union. We welcome our families, friends and the public to share in this services with us.

Sunday, June 7-Wednesday, June 10

2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.: On Sunday beginning at 2:30 p.m. Bethany AME Church holds Revival with the Rev. Tony Griffin of Mitchell Chapel Christian Church, Union.

The revival continues Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m. nightly with the message delivered on the following days by the following clergy:

Monday — Rev Corinthea Stack Hannah of AME Church, Newberry

Tuesday — Rev. James E. Tillison of Bethel Baptist Church, Jonesville

Wednesday — Rev. John Lewis of Pisgah AME Church, West Columbia SC

Come one, come all and get revived.

Rev. Ronald McFadden, Pastor.

Bethany AME Church Revival

Monday, June 8-Thursday, June 11

6:30-8:30 p.m.: Friendship Baptist Church of Spartanburg, 250 Morningside Drive, holds Vacation Bible School. Classes will be held for all ages. Refreshments will be served. Rev. Michael A. Glenn, Pastor.

VBS Boot Camp

Monday, June 8-Friday, June 12

Will your child be among the 4K to 10th graders for the 2015-2016 school year?


Would you like your child to become a strong and courageous soldier in the Army of the Lord?


Then, please join Outreach Deliverance Church (ODC), 4317 King Kennedy St.; Carlisle, SC, as we host Vacation Bible School (VBS) Boot Camp “Putting on the Full Armor of God.”

It will begin on Monday, June 8 and end Friday, June 12 from the hours of 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the ODC’s Gymnasium.

Your child will be filled with excitement through songs of praise, character building games, dramatic play, and most importantly, he/she will learn how to wear the “full armor of God”!

We don’t want any child to miss this, so please contact the church office at 864-429-8811 before May 31 to register. Please leave a message with your name, telephone number, and the best available time to contact you. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you and in advance, thank you and stay blessed!

VBS co-ordinator, Michelle Sartor and Eddie M. McConnell, Pastor.

Youth Bible Camp

Wednesday, June 10-Friday, June 12

9 a.m.-6 p.m.: New Horizon United Christian Church, 109 Beltline Road, Union, holds Youth Bible Camp. The theme of the camp will be “Back To The Basics.” The camp is open to all children ages 6 and above. There will be fun, games, and prizes. Registration is at the door. All children must be signed in by an adult.

Saturday, June 13

6 p.m.: Bountiful Blessings Church, 110 Peak Road, Roebuck, holds an All-White Birthday Bash Revival for Apostle Thomas J. Lee’s 30th birthday. Guest speaker will be Bishop Allen Bruton from New Hope Baptist Church in Greer. For more information contact Associate Minister Eric Talley at 864-285-8075.

Sunday, June 14

11 a.m.: Hebron Baptist Church, located at 143 Hebron Church Road (off Whitmire Hwy.), Union, will host a love offering concert performance by Eighth Day. Everyone is welcome.

11 a.m.: The Galilee Baptist Church, Sedalia Community, Union County will observe its Annual Youth Awards and Recognition Day. Trustee Michael D. Jones of Galilee Baptist Church is the speaker. Pastor, Rev. Malachi Rodgers, Sr.

2 p.m.: Maple Ridge Baptist Church holds its Annual Missionary Day Program.

2:15 p.m.: The Missionary Circle at Maple Ridge Baptist Church would like to cordially invite you to our Annual Missionary Program. We look forward to worshipping with you on this occasion and our speaker is none other than Brother Joe H. Woods of Outreach Deliverance Church in Carlisle. If you cannot attend we ask that you keep us in your prayers as we continue to do the work of Jesus Christ.

2:30 p.m.: Mitchell Chapel Christian Church Men’s Ministry will present the program, “Men, Where Art Thou?” Pastor Troy Moore of James Chapel Baptist Church will be the speaker. Rev. Tony and LaQuita Griffin, Pastors.

Monday, June 15-Wednesday, June 17

6:30-8 p.m.: Monarch Baptist Church holds Vacation Bible School. The topic will be “What’s Love Got To Do With IT.”

Sunday, July 5

5 p.m.: The 2015 “As We Worship” Concert is coming to Union at One Hope Performing Arts Theatre (The Union Square Cinema, 719 North Duncan Bypass). Those featured on the program include Union’s own New Reason, Kenny Smith, Shawny Wright, Tyler Pearson, Helen Jones and others. Admission is free. A love offering will be received.

Friday, July 17-Sunday, July 19

The Sims Chapel Baptist Church will be traveling to Nashville, Tenn. On Friday, July 17, 2015 and will return on Sunday, July 19, 2015. The cost to ride the bus is $ 70 per person and is non refundable. This will include two free breakfasts at the hotel. The cost for two nights at the hotel will be $265.12 (this includes tax).

We are looking forward to you joining us in this trip.

If you are interested in going, please contact:

Trustee Wanda Williams at [email protected]@att.net or 803-271-3210

Trustee Jesse Murphy at [email protected] 803-694-4107

Trustee Lawrence Sligh at [email protected] or 803-271-4082

Trustee Lorendia Beasley at [email protected] or 864-466-6207

Bro. Michael Epps at 803-924-2295

Sis. Jasmine Gilliam

Sis. Janet Rice

Bro. Tommy Young

Let’s go and have some fun in the name of the Lord.

Bible Study

Shiloh Outreach Baptist Church, 194 Maybinton Road, Whitmire, holds a Community Bible Study on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. All are welcome.

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