Community Prayer Meeting
The Community Prayer Meeting will be observed at noon on Thursday, July 5.
Please note that construction is still going on at the USC Union Gazebo. We will meet at the Shelter 2 in Foster Park this Thursday.
This is an opportunity for citizens of Union County to come together to pray for the many among us who do not know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. They are all around us, and even in our churches. Let us pray also for revival in our churches. Let us pray for our pastors, teachers, and other church leaders, as well as for all other believers.
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, and that they may seek and do the will of God.
In this week when we celebrate the birth of our country, let us give thanks for God’s blessing upon us and pray that we may become a country that honors the Lord in our national life. Let us pray for God’s guidance and protection for our leaders, law enforcers, fire fighters, and other emergency responders.
Remember that we will meet at Shelter 2 in Foster Park again this month.
If you can’t get to the shelter, please take time in the day to join in these prayers.
First Steps Board Meeting
The Union County First Steps Partnership Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday, July 9 at 5:15 p.m. at the First Steps mobile at Buffalo Elementary, located at 733 Main Street in Buffalo.
The public is invited to attend.
Anyone wishing to attend that requires special assistance due to a disability is encouraged to contact Laura Wade, Executive Director, at 864-429-1730 prior to the start of the meeting.
July At The UCAC
This is what’s happening at the Union County Arts Council in July.
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.
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, July 10, at 6 p.m. Share your work with other talented authors and unleash your writing ability!
Toddler Time — Who is ready for some Summer FUN! 4 years and younger are invited to join us as we celebrate summer! Parents must remain with children during class.
Friday, July 27 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
$5 members/ $10 non members
Christmas In July Exhibit — We are looking for talented artists to exhibit their holiday pieces in a community wide show. UCAC will accept Nativity Scenes, ornaments, dinnerware, paintings, ect. (All pieces must be holiday themed)
Opening date is Friday, July 13.
2018 Art Exhibition — All entries for the 2018 Art Exhibition must be turned into UCAC no later than Friday, July 13! If you have not received a prospectus and would like one please contact Amber.
Party at the Pond — Buffalo Community’s Annual Party at the Pond on Wednesday, July 4 at 6 p.m. Fireworks at dark, music and vendors.
July At The Piedmont Physic Garden
The following events will take place at the Piedmont Physic Garden in July.
Saturday, July 14 — Piedmont Physic Garden will host a workshop, “Ancient Grains: Back in Action” from 10 a.m-12 p.m. Kerri Stewart, Registered Dietician at Spartanburg Regional, will explain the history of ancient grains and how to add them to your way of eating. General admission is $20. Registration is required, as space is limited. Call 864-427-2556 or visit www.piedmontphysicgarden.org to purchase tickets.
Thursday, July 19 — Piedmont Physic Garden will host Victoria Johnson on her “American Eden” book tour from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Johnson will discuss her biographical book about David Hosack, physician to Alexander Hamilton and the botanist that founded the first American botanical garden. General admission is $20. Registration is required, as space is limited. Call 864-427-2556 or visit www.piedmontphysicgarden.org to purchase tickets.
Each Friday in July — Piedmont Physic Garden will be hosting an Open House from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. Call 864-427-2556 for more information. www.piedmontphysicgarden.org
Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church will hold a River Baptism on Sunday, July 15 at 3 p.m.
All are welcome and can contact the church via our Facebook page and sign up.
We had 41 last time we had this event and we hope for more.
Just bring a white t-shirt to cover your other clothes and bring a towel.
McBeth Baptist Church cordially invites you to our Annual Revival Services, July 15-18.
Our revival will open on Sunday, July 15 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Rembert Billie of Fellowship Baptist Church, Pomaria.
Pastor Dr. Jefferson N. McDowell of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church will deliver the message the remainder of the week.
Services will begin nightly at 7 p.m.
Talent Show Fundraiser
A Talent Show Fundraiser for Maisie Fisher who is battling leukemia will be held Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m. at the USC Union Auditorium.
Donations of any amount will be accepted at the door.’
Prelue bagpipe music begins at 6:40 p.m.
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.
Community Health Fair
Bethany AME Church will host a Community Health Fair at its Family Development Center, 137 Bethany Church Road, Jonesville, on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m.-noon.
There will be lot of vendors, blood pressure check, refreshments, and prizes.
For the exercise routine please wear comfortable clothing.
Rev. Ronald McFadden, Pastor.
Chatiffany Washington, Christian Education Director.
Rena Goode, Health Ministry Coordinator.
Sit In And Missionary Rally
You are cordially invited to join the Missionary Ministry of the Foster Chapel Baptist Church, Jonesville for their Sit In and Missionary Rally on the 4th Sunday, July 22, during the 10 a.m. Morning Worship Service.
The speaker for the occasion will be Deacon Rickey Fernandez.
All are welcome.
The Red Hill Baptist Church will have its annual revival, Sunday July 22 at 2:30 p.m.
The speaker for this service will be the Rev. Larry Murphy, Pastor of the Mt Rowell Baptist Church, Union.
The Monday evening services will start at 7 p.m. and the speaker will be the Rev. R.A. Pilgrim, Pastor of St. Vaughville Baptist Church, Laurens.
Pastor Stephens and the Church Family invite everyone to come out and share in these services.
Rev. Geoffrey Stephens, Pastor.
Sis. Robin Rodgers, Clerk.
Bethany AME Church will celebrate its 140th Church Anniversary on Sunday, July 22, at 2:30 p.m. in its Family and Community Development Center.
Rev. Ronald McFadden, Pastor.
Galilee Baptist Church in the Sedalia Community will have Revival Services Sunday, July 29-Wednesday, Aug. 1.
Pastor Malachi Rodgers, Sr., will deliver the morning message.
Pastor Duwane Cooper, Pastor of Jerusalem Baptist Church in Pacolet, will bring the Homecoming Message at 2 p.m.
At 7:15 p.m. Monday-Wednesday nights, Dr. Jefferson McDowell, Pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Laurens, will be the Evangelist for the week.
The public is invited to come share with us in these services.
Rev. Malachi Rodgers, Sr., Pastor.
Operation Get Smart
The Youth Ministry of McBeth Baptist Church invites you to our Back to School Awareness Program — Operation Get Smart.
The program will be held, Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Hosted by the South Carolina Department of Corrections the program is about crime prevention/public awareness. Their goal is to make students aware of the consequences, poor decision making and what effect it can have on a person’s life.
The public is invited.
Please come out and encourage your youth/children to attend.
Carlisle Finishing Group Meets
The Carlisle Finishing Group (formerly Cone Mills) will meet Saturday, Aug. 11 at 9 a.m. for breakfast at Midway BBQ in Buffalo.
Guest speaker will be Union County High School Head Coach Bryan Thompson.
This will be a chance for the Carlisle Finishing Group to meet the coach who will speak about the upcoming football season.
This meeting is also being held to determine whether the group will continue meeting or not. Attendance has been low due to sickness and deaths. If members wish to continue with the meetings please be in attendance.
All retirees and former employees are welcome.
Union County School Board Meeting Dates
These are the 2018 Union County School Board of Trustees meeting dates.
• 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.
• 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