Recreating Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’

Charles Warner | The Union Times The children participating in the Union County Arts Council’s “Inspired By Yesterday” Art Camp studied famous paintings from throughout history and then recreated them in new ways. Here they are recreating “Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh in 3-D.

Financial Stability Navigator sought

United Way of the Piedmont is expanding their financial stability work into Union County through the implementation of a Financial Stability Navigator.

Financial Stability Navigators are Americorps members who serve a year-long term through United Way of the Piedmont’s Americorps program. Americorps members serve in a number of roles throughout the community, helping nonprofits address issues around poverty. These Financial Stability Navigators are the boots on the ground for United Way’s financial stability work, helping connect individuals to resources and coaching them to meet their goals.

The addition of a Financial Stability Navigator in Union is the result of a partnership between United Way of the Piedmont and the Union County Carnegie Library. The library will host the new Navigator in addition to other local nonprofits in its South Street location in order to help people more easily access the services they need.

The goal of United Way’s Financial Stability work is to help individuals and families meet their basic needs and become self-sufficient. [Self-sufficiency is defined as the ability to make ends meet without public or private assistance.] This work is spearheaded by a the Financial Stability Task Force, a collaboration of nonprofits, businesses, government, and others focused on addressing barriers to self-sufficiency such as affordable housing, transportation, and financial literacy.

Due to the nature of the Financial Stability Navigator’s role, United Way is seeking a Union County resident who understands the unique needs and resources in the Union community. The Navigator is a part-time position with a paid living stipend. For more information or to apply please visit United Way’s Americorps website at​ or contact Dana Bertolino at ​[email protected]​ or 864-586-2285.

About United Way Of The Piedmont

United Way of the Piedmont is a local nonprofit that fights for the education, financial stability, and health of every member of our community. Our mission is to ​connect, engage, and inspire people to transform our community. ​We are more than fundraisers. We forge unique partnerships, find new solutions to old problems, and mobilize the best resources by inspiring others to join the fight. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to not just survive, but to ​thrive​.

Union Senior Center

Are you 60 and above….

Sick and tired of being alone….

Need someplace to go….

Things to do….

Lunch with friends, not by yourself….

Come join us at the Union Senior Center, 237 North Gadberry Street, Union, Monday-Friday (or any days you choose) for:

• Bingo

• Exercise

• Interesting programs

• Hot lunch (for a donation)

Transportation provided to and from the Senior Center.

Call 1-800-662-8330.

Catwaba Area Agency on Aging, 2051 Ebenezer Road, Suite B, Rock Hill.

July At The UCAC

This is what’s happening at the Union County Arts Council in July.

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

July At The Piedmont Physic Garden

The following events will take place at the Piedmont Physic Garden in July.

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 to purchase tickets. Tickets are also on sale at both the Union County Health Care Foundation and the Union County Museum.

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.

Annual Revival

McBeth Baptist Church cordially invites you to our Annual Revival Services, Wednesday, July 18.

Pastor Dr. Jefferson N. McDowell of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church will deliver the message.

Services begin at 7 p.m.

Revival Services

Friendship Baptist Church, 250 Morning Drive, Spartanburg, will hold Revival Services Wednesday, July 18.

The Reverend Dr. James L. Mason, Pastor of New Emanuel Chapel Baptist Church of Jonesville, is the guest messenger.

Services begin at 7 p.m.

Michael A. Glenn, Pastor.

Vacation Bible School

Welcome Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School Wednesday, July 18-Friday, July 20 from 6-8:30 p.m. nightly.

There will be crafts, games, lessons, food, and more.

If you need a ride please call the church at 864-427-3390 and leave a message.

This year’s theme is “Cowabunga Farm.”

We’d love for all the kids to come be able to come out for this.

Good Neighbors Garden Club

The Good Neighbors Garden Club will meet Thursday, July 19 at Andy’s in Buffalo.

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.

Homecoming And Revival

New Emanuel Chapel Baptist Church would like to invite you to come and worship with us as we celebrate our 125th Annual Homecoming and Revival Celebration.

The messenger for Homecoming on Sunday, July 22 at 2 p.m. will be Pastor Roderick Oglesby of Bethesda Baptist Church.

Monday, July 23 — Dr. Courtney Mills (Mikes Creek Missionary Baptist Church).

Tuesday, July 24 — Dr. Larry Black (New Salem Zion Baptist Church).

Wednesday, July 25 — Rev. Gregory Daniels (Former Pastor of Lockhart Chapel Baptist Church)

Service will be 6:45 p.m. nightly.

Dr. James L. Mason Pastor.

Homecoming Service And Revival

Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Jonesville will be celebrating their Annual Homecoming Service on Sunday, July 22 at 8 p.m.

Bishop Gerald McCleave of Holy Temple Baptist Church (Cowpens) will be our guest speaker.

Dinner will be served following service.

The Annual Homecoming Revival Services will begin on Monday, July 23 through Wednesday, July 25 at 7 p.m. nightly.

The preacher for the revival will be Rev. Jeffery L. Williams of Golden View Baptist Church (Fountain Inn).

Come hear this dynamic speaker and be Revived! Revived! Revived!

The CGMBC Family and Pastor Rev. Edward Pressley, invites each of you to come and be blessed.

The Little Church with a Big Heart.

Annual Revival

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.

Church Anniversary

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.

Sims Class Of 1965 Meets

The Sims High School Class of 1965 will meet Sunday, July 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Jonesville Municipal Complex.

Summer Camp

Chambertown Community Lighthouse, 413 South Mountain Street, Union, will hold a JOY (Jesus, Others, You) Summer Camp Monday, July 23-Friday, July 27 from 6-8 p.m. each evening.

The Summer Camp is for children ages 5-16 who will get to enjoy Bible Trivia, Fun & Games, and Educational Activities.

For more information call Sister Barbara Byrd at 347-525-1219.

Democratic Party To Meet

The Union County Democratic Party will meet, Monday, July 23 at 6 p.m. in the City of Union Municipal Building, 101 Sharpe Avenue.

The meeting is open to the public.

Ann Stevens-Brown, County Chair.

Senior Citizens To Meet

The Union County Senior Citizens will meet at Covenant Baptist Church Social Hall on Tuesday, July 24 at 6 p.m. with a covered dish meal.

Arnold and Jantzen Childers will be singing.

‘Antiques On Main’

The Union County Museum will host the “Antiques On Main” Antiques and Antique Collectibles and Appraisal Fair on Saturday, July 28 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

The fair will be held partly on Main Street in front of the museum and partly within the museum itself will be divided into two parts.

The first part, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will be on Main Street which will be blocked off with tables set up on for vendors, collectors, and dealers to display and sell antiques, re-purposed antiques, and collectibles. Each table is $20 and vendors, collectors, and dealers wanting to participate must be set up by 8 a.m.

The second part, which will begin at 1 p.m. and be held in the museum itself, will be an opportunity for residents to have their antiques appraised. The items that can be appraised include military items, badges, medals, jewelry, glassware, models, coins, paper currency, NASCAR collectibles, pottery, furniture, bottles, records, comic books, and Indian artifacts. The appraisals will be $5 per item appraised.

The DOEs will be selling hot dogs at the museum during the fair.

Persons who want to reserve a table for the morning sale portion of the fair may do so by picking up a space rental form at the museum or they can preregister by calling Carol at 864-429-5081 or James at 864-494-6663.

The Union County Museum is located at 127 West Main Street, Union, and is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and the first and third Saturdays of each month from 1-4 p.m. For more information about the museum, its exhibits, and the services it provides call 864-429-5081.

Fish Fry Fundraiser

American Legion Post 22 will hold a Fish Fry Fundraiser on Saturday, July 28 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Monarch Arthur State Bank.

The menu will include fish, french fries, onion rings, cole slaw, hush puppies, and drink.

Plates are $10.

5th Sunday Singing

The Union Church of God will have a 5th Sunday Singing on Sunday, July 29, at 11am., featuring local talents, as well as singer/songwriter Amanda Breckenridge.

Bring your family and friends! Everyone is welcome!

Revival Services

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.

Vacation Bible School

Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School Monday, July 30-Friday, Aug.3.

A meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. each night followed by the Bible School which will be from 6-8 p.m.

The theme is “Babylon.”

Ages 4-12.

Rev. Malachi Rodgers, Sr., Pastor.

Poor Man’s Supper

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church will have a Poor Man’s Supper on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 5:30 p.m.

The menu includes pinto beans, cabbage, stewed potatoes, cornbread, drink, and dessert.

Cost is $5 per plate.

This is a fundraiser for Sammy and Lynn Webber’s daughter-in-law who has an undiagnosed illness.

Angie Roof will be singing.

Call 864-427-5319 for takeout.

Join us for a blessing.

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.

114th Annual Revival

Pastor Rev. Bartholomew Earl Green and the James Chapel Baptist Church Family of 527 Pinckney Street, Carlisle, will be celebrating their 114th Annual Revival in August.

Everyone is welcome; please come join us!

The theme is “God Has Done A New Thing!”

The revival will begin on Sunday, Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. and the guest speaker will be Rev. D.S. President of Saint Matthew Baptist Church.

Weekly revival will continue Monday, Aug. 6-Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. each evening.

Monday will feature Rev. Ronald Feaster of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Tuesday the speaker will be Rev. Eric Bell of Gethsemane Baptist Church.

Concluding service on Wednesday will be Rev. Rodrick Oglesby Sr. of Bethesda Baptist Church.

Be blessed, and we hope to see you all there.


Beatty’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 130 Beatty’s Chapel Church Road, Union will hold Revival Sunday, Aug. 5-Tuesday, Aug. 7.

Rev. Patricia Booker of St. Luke AME Zion Church will deliver the message on Sunday, Aug 5 at 2:30 p.m.

Rev. Ronald McFadden of Bethany AME Church, Kelton, will deliver the message on Monday, Aug. 6 and Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. each evening.

Rev. James Curenton, Pastor.

Beekeepers To Meet

The Union County Beekeepers Association will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. in the classroom at Union County Clemson Extension.

Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Martha Girz, a member of our club, will present program on bee stings.

Everyone interested in bees is invited to attend.

The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its program to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer.

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.

• 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 children participating in the Union County Arts Council’s “Inspired By Yesterday” Art Camp studied famous paintings from throughout history and then recreated them in new ways. Here they are recreating “Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh in 3-D. Warner | The Union Times The children participating in the Union County Arts Council’s “Inspired By Yesterday” Art Camp studied famous paintings from throughout history and then recreated them in new ways. Here they are recreating “Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh in 3-D.
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