Community Prayer at Foster Park

Charles Warner | The Union Times The Community Prayer Meeting will be observed at noon on Thursday, June 7 at Shelter 2 in Foster Park.

Community Prayer Meeting

The Community Prayer Meeting will be observed at noon on Thursday, June 7.

Please note that construction is going on at the USC Union Gazebo. We will meet at Shelter 2 in Foster Park this Thursday.

This is an opportunity for citizens of Union County to come together to pray together.

We have always prayed for our county, state, and country. We still will, but we will change the emphasis a bit. While we have always prayed for revival, we want to focus this time on praying for the strengthening of our churches and our outreach to the lost in our county, those who have not received forgiveness and eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ. They are all around us, and even in our churches. We are told that about 70 percent of the people in Union County are not saved. Nationwide, the percentage is surely even higher.

Obviously, we need to do more to reach the lost. We can do that only as our churches are strong and our members care about the lost and share the Good News of Jesus Christ with them. So let us pray for our pastors, teachers, and other church leaders, as well as for all other believers, that our faith and witness be strengthened.

Let us let us pray for the revival and awakening we need in Union County and across the nation. Let us pray for the lost. Let us pray for the salvation of our leaders and judges who are not already saved, that they may seek and do the will of God. Let us pray for a country that honors the Lord.

Remember that we will meet at Shelter 2 in Foster Park this month.

If you can’t get to the gazebo, please take time in the day to join in these prayers.

Potters Storehouse Closed

The Potters Storehouse in Jonesville will be closed June 3-10. It will reopen Monday, June 11. Distribution will be held Wednesday, June 13.

Quarterly Meeting

Pacolet River Missionaries Quarterly Meeting will be held Saturday, June 9 at 9 a.m.

Galilee is the host church.

Rev. James Mason, Moderator.

Joyce Walker, President.

Cook Off

The Men of the Corinth Baptist Church Family will have a “Men’s Cook Off” on Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church, 302 North Herndon Street, Union.

Donation of $5 at the door.

Bring neighbors and friends.

There will be prayer before lunch.

The food will be judged with authority to determine the winners.

The public is invited to attend.

Deacon Dennis Ferguson, Co-Chairman.

Deacon Lonnie White, Chairman.

Rev. J.A. Calhoun, Pastor.

Men’s Day

The Men of Corinth Baptist Church will celebrate their annual Men’s Day Program on Sunday, June 10 during Morning Worship at 10 a.m.

The theme this year is “Trust In the Lord With All Thine Heart and Lean Not Unto Thine Own Understanding.” Proverbs 3:5.

Our speaker will be Minister Eric Kershaw of First Baptist Church, Spartanburg.

Please come and grace the Corinth Baptist Church Family with you love.

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

Deacon Lonnie White, Chairman.

Rev. J.A. Calhoun, Pastor.

Missionary Program

Maple Ridge Baptist Church will observe its Annual Missionary Program on June 10 at 2 p.m. with Minister Katrina Posey of Grace Community Church of Spartanburg.

The theme for the occasion is “Our Calling.”

We invite all of you to come out to worship with us on this day as we are all called to serve. If you can’t make this day we solicit your prayers.

Because of Christ,

Sis, Eleanor Johnson, President

Rev. Johnny L. Johnson, Pastor

Deacon, Julius Tucker, Clerk

Family & Friends Day

Beatty’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 130 Beatty’s Chapel Church, Road, Union, will hold Family & Friends Day Sunday, June 10 at 2:30 p.m.

The speaker will be Rev. LaQuitta Griffin, Pastor of Mitchell Chapel Baptist Church.

Men’s Day

The Men of St. Luke Baptist Church will celebrate their annual Men’s Day Program on Sunday, June 10 at 2:30 p.m.

The theme this year is Coming Together As Men.

Our speaker will be Rev. Stanley Watson of Shalom Christian Fellowship Church of Gaffney.

Please come out and celebrate with the St. Luke Baptist Church Family with love.

Deacon Jimmie Peake Sr., Chairman.

Rev. George W. Shell, Pastor.

Bible Camp

New Horizon Church, 109 Beltline Road, Union, will hold Bible Camp Wednesday, June 13, Thursday, June 14, and Friday, June 15 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day.

The theme is “Follow the Rainbow/A Noah’s Ark Experience.”

Registration is on the first day of the event.

All children my be registered by parent/adult.

No cell phone and no children under six.

Writing Workshop

Please join the Piedmont Physic Garden on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m.-noon for our writing workshop “The Nurturing Nature of Words” with award winning writer and teacher, Maureen Ryan Griffin.

This workshop is for writers of all levels and will be held at PPG’s headquarters at 301 East South Street in Union.

The cost is $20.

To reserve your spot, please send a check made payable to the Piedmont Physic Garden to PO Box 603 Union SC 29379.

Or you can sign up online via our Facebook page or via our Events page on our website at For questions, please call us at 864-427-2556.

We look forward to seeing you!

Rev. James Curenton, Pastor.

Dinner Theater

Mary Owens presents Dinner Theater on Saturday, June 16 at 5 p.m. at Main Street Junction.

Theater will include dinner and play.

Tickets for the event are $35 and you must purchase a ticket in advance before June 16 from one of the cast members or Mary Owens.

Contact person is Mary Owens at 864-429-1402.

Lockhart School Farewell Reunion

The Lockhart School Farewell Reunion will be held Saturday, June 23, for alumni and other former students of Lockhart Schools as well as current students and their families.

An Open House to be held at the school from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The reunion will then continue at Lockhart First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 126 Armory Road (behind Lockhart One Stop) from 1-4 p.m.

Those who attend are being asked to bring finger food to share. Water and lemonade will be provided.

Donations will be accepted to offset costs. Anyone interested in making donations may send them to Karen Ashe, 3837 Jonesville/Lockhart Hwy., Union SC 29379.

Music In The Mansion

Enjoy an early evening musical performance in the beautiful ballroom of the Rose Hill Plantation mansion, the former home of Governor William H. Gist and his family. We will be transported to the 1800s as we listen to pieces that for the Gist family and their contemporaries would have been new. Today we consider them classics. Some you will recognize and others may be a surprise. The concert will take place Saturday, June 23, from 6-7:30 p.m.

Dr. Brennan Szafron, organist and choirmaster at the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Spartanburg, is returning this summer for this special musical program. Szafron gives intimate and engaging recitals, introducing his audience to musicians and melodies which may be new to the ear or treasured favorites. His concerts, held in the ballroom which resonated with live music in the 19th century, are truly unique. There will be a 15-minute intermission with light refreshments available. At the end of the performance there will be a brief period for questions and discussion.

Reservations are required and must be made by Wednesday, June 20. Seating is limited to the first 35 registrants. Admission: $10/person. This is a Passport Plus program. Contact: Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site, 2677 Sardis Road, Union, S.C. Phone: 864-427-5966 or E-mail: [email protected]

Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site is the antebellum home of South Carolina’s “secession governor,” William H. Gist. Visitors to the 44-acre park can learn about the lifestyle of a wealthy Upstate plantation family, Gist’s contributions to politics, and the importance of cotton in the South. Visitors also get an inside look at the role of enslaved African-Americans and tenant farmers in South Carolina’s history.

Moorman Reunion

The descendants of Peter, Wadus (Waitis), and Samuel Moorman are having a Family Reunion on June 22-24 at Veterans Park Clubhouse in Union.

For more information please call 954 732-7172 or 803 328-5985.

Farm & Craft Market

The Union County Farm & Craft Market will open for the 2018 season on Saturday, June 30 from 7:30 a.m.-noon.

Come out for fresh fruits and vegetables, gifts and cookbooks.

The Market will accept SNAP/EBT and Healthy Bucks and farmers are accepting Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) vouchers.

The 2018 Farm & Craft Market Season will run from Saturday, June 30 to Wednesday, November 21 from 7:30 a.m.-noon, Monday-Saturday. EBT and Healthy Bucks will be accepted on Thursdays and Saturdays ONLY.

Trip To Harrah’s

Come join Betsy & Company along with the Over the Hill Gang Relay for Life Team for a fun-filled one-day trip to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Saturday, July 21.

1st pick up at 7 a.m. at the Jonesville Municipal Building. 2nd pick up at 7:30 a.m. in Union at the Old Walmart Parking lot.

If interested contact Betsy at 864-674-6799 or 313-520-6799.

June (And July) At The UCAC

This is what’s happening at the Union County Arts Council in June (and July).

Art Camp

Now is the time to register for ART CAMP! All camps are $15 members/$20 nonmembers & include lunch!

Art With Amy — Students will create unique, one of a kind paper bowls.

Art With Amy will be held Wednesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day and is for children in the 7th-12th grades.

Asian Adventure — Students will explore the beautiful artwork of Asia. They will learn traditional techniques and the importance that they hold to the culture. Students will create several projects including paper lanterns, scroll paintings, and temaris balls.

Asian Adventure will be held Monday, June 18, Tuesday, June 19, and Wednesday, June 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and is for children in kindergarten-1st grade.

Discovering My Hometown — Campers will spend the first day exploring Main Street. After their adventure they will work closely with a Union County Reading Coach and art teacher to write and illustrate their very own book! Students will also have the opportunity to help create a traveling WALL OF ART that will be displayed throughout Union County! Each child will receive a shirt and a copy of the finished book.

Discovering My Hometown will be held Monday, June 25, Tuesday, June 26, and Thursday, June 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day and is for children in the 2nd-3rd grades.

Inspired By Yesterday — Students will study works of art from some of history’s most famous artists. They will explore the techniques used during the time and then expand on these to recreate the artwork in a new and creative way. Starry Night in 3D? The possibilities are endless!

Inspired By Yesterday will be held Monday, July 9, Tuesday, July 10, and Wednesday, July 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day and is for children in the 4th-6th grades.

Photography Exhibit

Will Barnes Abstract Photography Exhibit — Mr. Barnes was born in Austria and spent most of his childhood in Europe. After college Will worked as a commercial photographer until realizing his passion in photography was Fine Arts. His photography has been shown in over a hundred exhibitions both locally and nationally. They have received numerous awards and are in many public and commercial collections. His newest exhibition is based on colorful abstract visions. I invite you to visit his exhibit and study the detail that is in each photograph.

Opening day for the exhibit was Monday, May 7. The exhibit will run through mid-June.

Other Activities In June

Painting With Coffee — Whether you are a beginner, or a lifelong artists join us every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.

Writers Group — Local Writers will meet Tuesday, June 12 at 6 p.m. Share your work with other talented authors and unleash your writing ability!

Jam At Lunch — Do you have lunch plans? Join us Thursday, June 7 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy the musical talents of local members of our community while enjoying your lunch! Do you sing? Play? Feel free to join in!

Monday Night Music — Are you looking for something new to do? Join us Monday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. for a night full of local, musical talent!

Ag & Art Tour — Remember to stop by UCAC during the 2018 Ag & Art Tour Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24, and be a part of our community art project!

For more about the Union County Arts Council and the activities it offers call Director Amber Ivey at 864-429-2817.

Neighborhood Leadership Coalition

The Neighborhood Leadership Coalition will host the following events on the following dates:

Thursday, June 7-Friday, June 8, 12:00 Noon-8 p.m., Youth Summit, Fairgrounds, 106 Fair Lane, Union.

Mission: “To build a strong coalition that will bring growth and change so leaders and citizens can mature and be responsible and accountable.

For more information, visit our website, email [email protected], or call/text 864-427-5222.

Rev. Jerome Brown, CEO

Ann Stevens-Brown, Administrative Director

Union County School Board Meeting Dates

These are the 2018 Union County School Board of Trustees meeting dates.

• June 11, 2018 — Union County Career and Technology Center

• June 25, 2018- Union County Career and Technology Center

(Meet if Budget has not been approved)

• July 23, 2018 — Union County Career and Technology Center

• August 27, 2018 — Monarch Elementary School

• September 24, 2018 — Buffalo Elementary School

• October 22, 2018 — Foster Park Elementary School

• November 26, 2018 — Jonesville Elementary Middle School

• December 10, 2018 — Union County Career and Technology Center

All board meetings are held at 6 p.m. and additional meetings can be scheduled if needed.

The public and media will be notified if location or times change 24 hours prior to meetings.

2017 Union County Council Meeting Dates

These are the 2018 Union County Council meeting dates. All meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. The meetings will be held in the Grand Jury Room of the Union County Courthouse unless otherwise noted.

• June 19, 2018 (Primary on June 12.)

• July 10, 2018

• August 14, 2018

• September 11, 2018 at Carlisle Town Hall

• October 9, 2018

• November 13, 2018 at Jonesville Town Hall

• December 11, 2018

Charles Warner | The Union Times The Community Prayer Meeting will be observed at noon on Thursday, June 7 at Shelter 2 in Foster Park. Warner | The Union Times The Community Prayer Meeting will be observed at noon on Thursday, June 7 at Shelter 2 in Foster Park.
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