Lunch at the USC Union Bookstore

Image courtesy of USC Union The USC Union Bookstore has books for sale and it also has clothing and other items, all of them bearing the Carolina and even, Clemson logos for sale as well along with snacks and drinks. On Fridays, however, it offers something extra: lunches prepared by Chick-Fil-A.

‘Chick-Fil-A Days’

Five upcoming Friday in October and November will be “Chick-Fil-A Days” at the USC Union Bookstore, 311 East Main Street, Union.

On Fridays, Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, and Nov. 30 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. the following will be for sale at the bookstore:

• Sandwich or Nugget — $4

• Meal Deal (sandwich or nugget, chips, drink) — $6

Orders may be placed in advance by emailing [email protected] or by calling 864-424-8080.

Church Hours Changed

Antioch AME Church will be open on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month and every other 5th Sunday.


Rev. Sylvia Roberts, Pastor.

Voter Registration

New Chapel AME Church, 219 Byrd Street, Union, will have Voter Registration/Absentee Ballots available between 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.

Come out and register.

We will answer all questions.


Covenant Baptist Church will have Homecoming Sunday, Sept. 30 at 11 a.m.

Rev. Jack Bratton will be guest speaker.

Everyone is welcome.

140th Church Anniversary

To, the Pastor, Various Choirs and Congregation of this Great Zion.

We, the members of Paradise AME Church and our Pastor, Rev. Patricia Glenn, extend this invitation to you to join us for our 140th Church Anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m.

Theme: Built upon a solid foundation in Jesus Christ — Matthew 16:18.

Our guest speaker will be Rev. Angela Days, Co-Pastor of Thomas Chapel AME Church — Union.

If you cannot attend, we solicit your prayers for a Spirit Filled, Holy Ghost Service.

Your visit will be returned upon request.

With God’s blessings.

PAME Church Family.

Sabrina Fuller, Church Clerk.

Rev. Patricia Glenn, Pastor.


Chamber Town Community Lighthouse Church, 413 South Mountain Street, Union, will hold Revival Sunday, Sept. 30-Wednesday, Oct. 3.

Services will be 4 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. each weeknight.

Apostle Anthony Dion Blackwell of Rome, Georgia will be the speaker at the 4 p.m. Sunday service.

Pastor Richard Kinard of Inman, SC, will be the speaker at the 7 p.m. Monday service.

Bishop John Brintley of Grover, NC, will be the speaker at the 7 p.m. Tuesday service.

Pastor Freddie Wicker of Newberry, SC, will be the speaker at the 7 p.m. Wednesday service.

We invite all to come fellowship with us!

Bishop Tyra Parham, Pastor.

Poor Man’s Supper

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church will have a Poor Man’s Supper Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 5:30 p.m.

The menu will include pinto beans, slaw, stewed potatoes, corn bread, drink, and dessert for $5.

New Beginnings Southern Gospel Singers will perform at 6 p.m.

Community Prayer Meeting

The Community Prayer Meeting will be observed at noon on Thursday, October 4.

We will meet at the USC Union Gazebo.

This is an opportunity for citizens of Union County to come together to pray for the salvation of 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. Pray for our pastors, teachers, and other church leaders, and 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 all of our leaders may seek and do the will of God.

Let us pray for healing of the divisiveness engulfing our country.

Pray for God’s guidance and protection for our leaders, law enforcers, fire fighters, and other emergency responders.

Let us pray for the students, teachers, and staffs of our schools, for safety and good teaching and learning.

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

Silent Witness Vigil

There will be a Silent Witness Vigil against domestic violence at the Union County Courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at noon.

The vigil is sponsored by SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition, Union County Sheriff’s Office, Union Public Safety Department, Union County Clerk of Court, Guardian Ad Litem, Union County Department of Social Services, Sixteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office, and City of Union.

The public is invited to take part in the vigil and speak out against domestic violence in our community.

For more information call 864-583-9803.

Trip To Harrah’s

Come join Betsy & Company along with the Over the Hill Gang Relay for Life Team on a fun filled trip to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

Everyone is invited to come and join in the fun.

First pick up in Jonesville at the Municipal Building at 7 a.m. and second pick up in Union at the Old Walmart parking lot at 7:30 a.m.

Anyone interested in being a part of the fun feel free to call Betsy at 313-520-6171 or 864-674-6799.

Pink Sunday Celebration

Friendship Baptist Church, 250 Morning Drive, Spartanburg, will hold a Pink Sunday Celebration on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 11 a.m.

Pastoral Appreciation Celebration

Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church along with the Pastoral Ministry, Deacons Board, and Members cordially invite you to the 6th Pastoral Appreciation Celebration for our pastor, Rev. Roderick Oglesby Sr. and First Lady Joyce Oglesby on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 11:15 a.m.

The Rev. C.A. Wallace, Pastor of Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Gaffney, will be the guest speaker.

Woman’s Day Celebration

Friendship Baptist Church, 250 Morning Drive, Spartanburg, will hold a Woman’s Day Celebration on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 11 a.m.

The Guest Messenger will be Minister Loretta Holmes of Concord Baptist Church of Gaffney.

One Day Revival Service

Corinth Baptist Church will hold a One Day Revival Service on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m.

Our guest speaker will be Rev. Warren Harley and his congregation from Rock Hill Baptist Church, Ridgeway.

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

The public is invited to attend.

Rev. J.A. Calhoun, Pastor.

Performathon 2018

Westgate Mall will host an all day marathon of music by students from the Lawson Academy of the Arts on Saturday, October 27.

Lawson Academy of Arts, which is at Converse College, will have this “Performathon 2018” as a fundraiser for their scholarship program.

Deacon Ordination Service

Friendship Baptist Church, 250 Morning Drive, Spartanburg, will hold a Deacon Ordination Service for John Clowney, Kareem Johnson, Sr. and Romeo Pearson on Sunday, November 11, at 2 p.m.

The Guest Messenger will be the Rev. Dr. Bryant S. Cheek, Pastor of Springfield Baptist Church of Laurens.

Combined Watchnight Service

Friendship Baptist Church of Spartanburg and First Baptist Church of Fairforest will hold a Combined Watchnight Service at First Baptist Church of Fairforest at 10:30 p.m. on Monday, December 31.

‘Fall Pre-Diabetic Classes’

The Town of Carlisle is sponsoring weekly “Fall Pre-Diabetic Classes” each Friday at 11 a.m.

The classes are designed to help people understand how proper diet and exercise can help prevent diabetes or help those who have the disease cope with it. The class will provide information on proper diet and exercise and the role they can play in helping prevent the onset of diabetes or help manage it.”

Carlisle has partnered with DHEC to provide the class which will be taught by Maxine Spencer who underwent training to serve as a lifestyles coach.

The town is offering the classes in response to the high number of people in Union County who are either diabetic or pre-diabetic. The goal of the program is to help people change their lifestyles and thus avoid or at least mitigate diabetes.

The “Fall Pre-Diabetic Classes” are open to any citizens of Union County at no charge.

To register for the classes and/or for more information call the Carlisle Town Hall at 864-427-1505.

October At The UCAC

This is what’s happening at the Union County Arts Council in October:

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, October 9, 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, October 4, 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, October 15 at 6:30 p.m. for a night full of local, musical talent!

Toddler Time — Time to get messy!!! This class is just for the little ones! 4 years and younger, with an adult, are invited to enjoy art in a messy and creative way! Friday, October 26 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. We will hold only one session this month.

$5 members/ $10 non members

2018 Craft Beer Tasting — If you missed last year’s event, here is your chance to join the fun! We will feature Kentucky & Tennessee flavors! Tickets are now available for purchase! Uncle Quincy’s will be catering the tasting this year!

Friday, October 26, 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. tastings.

$20 each.

Carrie Burns Brown Exhibit — The work of our 2018 Juror lines the walls of UCAC. Mrs. Brown is an abstract artist from Greenville. She has devoted most of her life to discovering new techniques.

Mini Monet — It’s time to celebrate Halloween with a morning of art! We will be making life size witches! You must pre-register for this class.

Saturday, October 20 from 9-11 a.m.

$10 members/$15 non-members.

Union County School Board Meeting Dates

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

• October 8, 2018 — Union County Career and Technology Center

• October 22, 2018 — Foster Park Elementary School

• November 12, 2018 — Union County Career and Technology Center

• November 26, 2018 — Jonesville Elementary/Middle School

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

Board meetings being at 6:30 p.m.

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.

• October 9, 2018

• November 13, 2018 at Jonesville Town Hall

• December 11, 2018

Congressional App Challenge

US House of Representatives Fifth District Rep. Ralph Norman is hosting a Congressional App Challenge (CAC), an app competition for students in middle and high school.

The CAC accepts computer programs (or apps) written in any programming language, for any platform (desktop/PC, web, mobile, raspberry Pi, etc.).

Students must submit their app by Monday, Oct. 15. The competition is open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of coding experience.

In announcing the CAC, Norman urged students of all skill levels to participate, to learn how to create their own apps. Winners will be selected by panels of judges, drawn from the local community, and honored by the Congressman. Their apps are eligible to be featured on a display in the U.S. Capitol building, on, and on the Congressional App Challenge website.

The CAC was created because Congress recognized that STEM and computer-based skills are essential for economic growth and innovation, and that the U.S. has been falling behind on these fronts. By some estimates, the U.S. may be short by many as a million programmers by 2020. These are high-paying, high-demand jobs. To maintain American competitiveness, it’s crucial that the United States invests in our youth now, and helps them acquire these valuable skills. The CAC encourages students to pursue those skills and recognizes them for their efforts.

In addition, the CAC recognizes the racial, gendered, and other disparities in the tech sector and will therefore also focus on inclusivity and making the Challenge as accessible as possible to people from all backgrounds. Deliberate efforts will be made to include students from all backgrounds, including those traditionally underrepresented in tech.

The Internet Education Foundation will be serving as the operational sponsor of the CAC.

For further information about the Congressional App Challenge, please visit

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.

Image courtesy of USC Union The USC Union Bookstore has books for sale and it also has clothing and other items, all of them bearing the Carolina and even, Clemson logos for sale as well along with snacks and drinks. On Fridays, however, it offers something extra: lunches prepared by Chick-Fil-A. courtesy of USC Union The USC Union Bookstore has books for sale and it also has clothing and other items, all of them bearing the Carolina and even, Clemson logos for sale as well along with snacks and drinks. On Fridays, however, it offers something extra: lunches prepared by Chick-Fil-A.
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