Do you prefer kindness or cruelty?

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times
It costs us nothing to be positive and caring and kind in our attitude and how we react to and treat other people. In fact, a positive, caring and kind attitude toward others is often reciprocated by those around us so that we too are treated in a positive, caring and kind manner. Kind attitudes, kind words and kind actions benefit both those who so conduct themselves and those who experience them. Contrast this with negative attitudes, harsh words and cruel actions and the reactions of those to whom they are directed. When people are treated harshly and cruelly they respond in kind and their reaction more often than not leads to even more negative and even dangerous exchanges between all those involved. Such situations are often costly to those involved and others around them and the aftereffects can linger on for years creating more bitterness and heartache. In the end, kindness, both in word and in deed, is far superior to cruelty, and lives guided by kindness are happier and more fulfilling while those ruled by cruelty are small, mean, unpleasant and unhappy. Which life do you prefer?

Tuesday, June 9-Wednesday, June 10

7 p.m.: Bethany AME Church holds Revival with the Rev. Tony Griffin of Mitchell Chapel Christian Church, Union.

The revival is at 7 p.m. nightly with the message delivered on the following days by the following clergy:

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

4 p.m.: Clinton Chapel Center, 200 South Enterprise St., Union, holds “Gospelfest — Lord, We Praise Your Name!” Come help us lift up the name of Jesus! Rev. Dr. Reid R. White, Jr., Pastor.

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.

2:30 p.m.: St. Matthew AME Church holds a Senior Program. Pamela Salter-McClurkin will be the featured speaker.

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] 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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