Free Give Away
Life Changing Ministry, 501 Hart Street, Union, will have a Free Give Away Saturday, September 28 from 8 a.m.-noon.
The items to be given away include men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing and shoes. There will also be household items to be given away.
The Give Away will be in the church parking lot and on its lower level.
Ladies Night Out
Bethany AME Church of Kelton will be hosting a Ladies Night Out on Saturday, September 28 at 6 p.m.
Rev. Juanita Giles will be the guest speaker.
Attire is purple and gold.
Big Gospel Extravaganza
Friendship Baptist Church, 250 Morning Drive, Spartanburg, will hold a Big Gospel Extravaganza on Sunday, September 29 at 5 p.m.
The following groups will be on program: national recording artist, Luther Barnes and the Sunset Jubilaires of Rocky Mount, NC; Rev. Matthew Mickens and The New Highway Travelers of Hopkins, SC; Ricky McDuffie and The Family of Bennettsville, SC; Pastor Bobby Cohen and The Men of Standard of Greer, SC; Flossie Boyd Johnson and Favor of Bishopville, SC; and Harold Williamson and The New Wondering Souls of Shelby, NC.
Doors will open at 4 p.m. The public is invited.
Contact Peggy for tickets at (864) 427-2112 or DeLois at (864) 948-0025.
Reverend Michael A. Glenn is the church pastor.
Family And Friends
Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church, Buffalo, will hold its Families and Friends program on Sunday, September 29 at 2 p.m.
Rev. Carlton E. Austin of Mill Rock Baptist Church, Gray Court, is the speaker.
Rev. Elijah Ray, Pastor.
First Steps Board Meeting
The Union County First Steps Partnership Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday, September 30 at 5:15 p.m. at the First Steps mobile at Buffalo Elementary School, located at 733 Main St. 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) 466-7647 prior to the start of the meeting.
September At The UCAC
These are the events and activities taking place at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery on Main Street in downtown Union during the month of September.
• Thomas A. Tucker Exhibit
Thomas A Tucker, a Spartanburg resident has filled our gallery with 30 pieces of his artwork. Mr. Tucker is the Juror for our 2019 Art Exhibition. Thomas retired from Spartanburg School District Six as an Art Director and Instructor after 42 years in education. He has also worked in the Greenville County School system, the Greenville Museum and as an Adjunct Professor at Presbyterian College. Mr. Tucker has won numerous awards for art and photography. He has exhibited his work throughout the state of South Carolina. In 2000 Thomas was chosen as one of the photographers in the photo-exchange between Spartanburg and Winterthur, Switzerland.
• Juror Watercolor Workshop
Saturday, November 2
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
$50 members/$60 nonmembers (lunch is included)
• Painting with Coffee
Whether you are a beginner, or a lifelong artists join us every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.!
• Collage Boards with Suzanne Woolf
UCAC is excited to have mixed media artist Suzanne Woolf teaching with us again! In this class students will create a board using several techniques, including stenciling, mono-printing, stamping and painting. They will use ephemera to create a story collage. Supplies will be provided for you along with a mini ephemera kit to spark your creativity!
Saturday, October 19 at 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
$40 members/$45 nonmembers
• Halloween Camp
It’s time for camp again! Students 5K-5th are welcome to join us for a day of Halloween fun! We will create Spider Soap, Monster Door Hangers, 3D paintings, have special snacks and more!
Saturday, October 5 at 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
$20 members/$25 nonmembers
SPACE IS LIMITED!
Bee Association To Meet
The Union County Bee Association will meet on Tuesday, October 1 at 6 p.m. in the classroom at Union County Clemson Extension.
Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Wilbur Smith will present a program on Varrora Mite Treatments.
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.
Poor Man’s Supper
Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church will have their Poor Man’s Supper on Wednesday, October 2 at 5:30 p.m.
New Beginnings from Chester will be singing.
The menu will be hot dogs, slaw, baked beans, chips, dessert, and drink for $5.
For takeout call 864-427-5319.
Community Prayer Meeting
The Community Prayer Meeting will be observed at noon on Thursday, October 3 at the USC Union Gazebo.
This is an opportunity to praise God together for His greatness and thank Him for His goodness and mercy. And as we rejoice in our salvation it is a time to pray for the lost among us. It is a time to pray for revival in the churches of our county, for our pastors and teachers and church officers.
It is also a time for much needed prayer for our country. It is a time to pray for our leaders and judges who need God’s wisdom in dealing with the many problems we have, and for healing of the hard feelings and enmities dividing our country. It is a time to pray for protection and strength for our military, law enforcers, fire fighters, and other emergency responders.
It is a time to ask God’s protection for those in our schools and for their travel to and from school, and for encouragement and strength for our teachers.
It is a time to pray for the transformation of our culture, for deliverance from the ungodliness and immorality that we see all around us.
It is a time to give thanks for our blessings and to pray for those who are in need.
Please come and be a part of this gathering of praise and prayer. If you can’t get to the gazebo, please take time in the day to join in these prayers.
“The Power of Perennials”
Join the Piedmont Physic Garden on Thursday, October 10 at 6 p.m. for “The Power of Perennials” featuring Horticulturist Billy McBee.
In this workshop, Billy will give you pointers on how to create your own garden oasis using flowers and plants that return on their own year after year.
The workshop will be held at 301 East South Street, Union, SC.
A reception will follow the event.
Cost is $20 for non-members. Discounts apply for PPG members.
Call 864-427-2556 to reserve your spot or sign up via our events page at www.piedmontphysicgarden.org
Sims Class Of 1967 To Meet
The Sims High School Class of 1967 will meet Saturday, October 12 at 10 a.m. at Corinth Baptist Church to discuss the 2020 Class Reunion.
Pink Sunday Celebration
Friendship Baptist Church, located at 250 Morning Drive, Spartanburg, will hold a Pink Sunday Celebration on Sunday, October 14 at 11 a.m.
Trip To Harrah’s
Come join Betsy & Company along with the Over The Hill Relay For Life Team on a fun-filled trip to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino on Saturday, October 19.
The first pick-up will be at 7 a.m. at the Jonesville Municipal Building and the 2nd pick-up will be at 7:30 a.m. in Union at the New Walmart.
Come join us for a day of fun, and enjoyment.
If interested feel free to contact Bessie Thompson at 313-520-6171 or 864-674-6799.
Everyone is welcome.
Woman’s Day Celebration
Friendship Baptist Church, located at 250 Morning Drive, Spartanburg, will hold a Woman’s Day Celebration on Sunday, October 21 at 11 a.m.
The guest Messenger will be Minister Loretta Holmes of Concord Baptist Church of Gaffney.
Beef Cattle Outlook & Volatility Workshop
Clemson Extension will have a Beef Cattle Outlook & Volatility Workshop will be held Tuesday, October 29 from 12-4 p.m. in the Community Room, Health Science Building at Spartanburg Community College.
Must RSVP by Sunday, October 27 to Amy Mallette at 864-489-3141 or [email protected]
Topics include: Input Costs & Increasing Calf Value, Economics of Back-grounding, Economics of Breeding Methods & Defined Calving Season, Economic Importance of Castration, Beef Cattle Outlook & Marketing, and Implant Study
Free HIV Testing
Healthy U Behavioral Health, 201 South Herndon Street, Union, is offering “Free HIV Testing” on the following dates:
• October 31, 2019
Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome.
For more information and/or to make an appointment call 864-429-1656.
Trunk Or Treat/Fall Festival
A Trunk or Treat/ Fall Festival sponsored by the area churches of Buffalo on Highway 215/ Main Street at the old mill towers on Thursday, October 31 from 6-7 p.m.
Giveaways, stories, and lots of candy.
For more information call Buffalo Baptist Church at 864-427-8370.
Senior Club Meeting
The Senior Club will meet from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, November 1 at Community Mortuary, 361 Meansville Road, Union.
Please remember to bring items to be donated to hospice patients.
For details contact Annie Pearl Smith.
Friendship Baptist Church, located at 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
African-American History And Culture
Antioch/New Chapel’s trip to Washington, DC, to see the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture and other monuments will be April 29-May 2, 2020.
If you are interested please contact Rev. Sylvia Roberts at 803-201-6447 for a price and itinerary.
O-Negative Blood Donors Needed
The Blood Connection has an urgent need for O-Negative blood, the universal blood type.
O-Negative donors ensure that blood is available for hospital patients, whenever they need it. One donation, one simple decision to give, can save up to three lives. As the primary blood supplier for every hospital in the Upstate area, O-Negative donors who give with TBC are making sure their families and neighbors are taken care of, especially in emergency situations. The need for O-Negative blood never stops. It’s needed hour by hour to help a multitude of patients. That cannot be underestimated. Sharing life in this time of need is the perfect picture of neighbors selflessly helping neighbors.
O-Negative blood can be received by all hospital patients whether they’re an O, A, B or AB blood type, and this is crucial in trauma situations. One in seven people who visit a hospital need blood. Unfortunately, less than ten percent of eligible donors actually give. And, national statistics show that every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.
An unexpected trauma can require 20 pints of blood or more. If there happens to be multiple traumas that require blood, the community supply could be dramatically reduced. TBC needs the community’s support to provide no matter what.
Cancer patients are usually the number one recipients of blood products, but blood is also needed for burn victims, premature infants, car accident victims, heart surgery patients and organ transplant patients, to name a few. Since blood cannot be replicated, volunteer donors are the only source of blood products.
TBC is asking O-Negative donors to step up and help their neighbors in the Upstate community. Although TBC is specifically requesting O-Negative blood donations, all blood types are needed. Blood donors must be healthy, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be 17 years old or 16 with written parental consent.
Donors can visit www.thebloodconnection.org to find a blood drive. They can also give at any local TBC donation center: 435 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC; 341 Old Abbeville Highway, Greenwood, SC; 5116 Calhoun Memorial Highway, Easley, SC;1308 Sandifer Boulevard, Seneca, SC; 270 North Grove Medical Park Drive, Spartanburg, SC. TBC also welcomes businesses and organizations to host a blood drive. To sponsor a blood drive, call 864-751-3019.
About The Blood Connection
Founded in 1962 in Greenville, SC, The Blood Connection (TBC) is the largest independently managed, non-profit community blood center in the region. It recruits donors and collects blood within 52 counties in South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina. In 2011, The Blood Connection started to expand, first into Western North Carolina. TBC continued to grow, and six years later, started serving parts of Central NC around Raleigh, as well as coastal areas of NC. Most recently, the blood center has expanded into Charleston, SC.
Every two seconds, someone in the US needs a life-saving blood transfusion, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood and platelets. TBC’s mission is to ensure all hospital partners have the blood supplies needed for patients at any given time. All of the blood received through donations goes right back in to the communities that we serve. On average, it takes more than 500 blood donations per day to maintain an adequate blood supply. One donation can save up to three lives. In locally-driven operations, neighbors are helping neighbors, but only through a partnership with the community.
Licensed and regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, TBC collects blood from donors through bloodmobiles, portable field units, and fixed donation sites. It holds blood drives every day and distributes blood, platelets, and plasma each year to connect volunteer blood donors, hospitals, and patients needing life-saving transfusions. For more information, contact The Blood Connection or visit www.thebloodconnection.org.
2019 Union County Council Meetings
All meetings are held in the Grand Jury Room of the Union County Courthouse unless otherwise noted.
• Tuesday, October 8, 2019
• Tuesday, November 1 at Jonesville Town Hall
• Tuesday, December 10, 2019
2019 Union County School Board Meeting Dates
• October 14, 2019 — Union County Career and Technology Center
• October 28, 2019 — Foster Park Elementary School
• November 11, 2019 — Union County Career and Technology Center
• November 25, 2019 — Jonesville Elementary Middle School
• December 9, 2019 — Union County Career and Technology Center
All meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m.
The public and media will be notified if location or times change 24 hours prior to meetings.