Wednesday, Nov. 4
5:30 p.m.: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church will hold its “Poor Man’s Supper.” The menu will be baked spaghetti, salad, toast and a drink. Desserts are extra. Music starts at 6 p.m. with vocalist Elaine Gaston. The meal cost is $4. Take-out orders are available by calling the church at (864) 427-5319.
Thursday, Nov. 5
Noon: The Community Prayer Meeting will be observed at the USC-Union gazebo. Please come and join with fellow citizens of Union County, and with others in other places as we pray for our country, our community, our state, and also for our world, and for the Church. Please pray for our military, our police, EMS personnel, and others who risk their lives to serve and protect us.
If you can’t get there, please take some time for special prayer during the day. All are welcome.
Saturday, Nov. 7
9 a.m.-Noon: Antioch AME Church hosts a health fair. The health fair will address subjects such as diabetes, hypertension, the Affordable Care Act, and much more. Persons who attend will be able to sign up for health insurance. Those attending are asked to donate a can of food and a used coat. The donated items will be turned over to the Clothe Thy Neighbor Ministry. For more information contact Rev. Sylvia Roberts at 803-201-6447.
11 a.m.: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church will hold its annual Chicken Salad/Chicken Stew sale. Dine-in and take-out orders will be available.
4 p.m.: The Pacolet River Baptist Association holds its Second Annual Fellowship Banquet. The banquet will be at the Pacolet River Baptist Center on Lovers Lane. The fun and fellowship will include a Christian comedian, DJ, a game for couples, and dinner.
Please come out and enjoy an fun filled evening. If anyone needs tickets please contact the Rev. Geoffrey Stephens, Pastor of the Red Hill Baptist Church, or any church member. Donation $10 for adults and children 12 and under free.
Rev Geoffrey Stephens, Banquet Chairperson
Sunday, Nov. 8
2:30 p.m.: McBeth Baptist Church Missionary Ministry invites you to come worship and fellowship with us on our Family/Friends Day Program. Our theme for the occasion is “A Willing Church, A Waiting World.”
Our guest Preacher/Speakers will be Minister Jackie Peake-Thompson (One Purpose of Spartanburg) and Shiloh Baptist Church, Pauline, and Pastor Adrian Kollock, Popular Spring AME Church, Laurens.
We pray that we will have a blessed time in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
2:30 p.m.: Monarch Baptist Church will hold Family & Friends Day. The guest speaker will be Rev. Tillotson of Bethel Baptist Church.
Sunday, Nov. 15
2 p.m.: Woodson Chapel Baptist holds their Annual Men’s Day Program. Deacon Ruben McKissick, a member of Woodson Chapel, will be the speaker. The public is invited. If you cannot attend we solicit your prayers that this program will be a success. R.E. Collins, Pastor.
3 p.m.: Saint Paul Baptist Church holds Family and Friends Day. The speaker will be Rev. James Patton, Pastor of White Plains Baptist Church in Cherokee County, alongwithin his congregation. Rev. Dr. A.L. Brackett, Pastor.
Saturday, Nov. 21
6 p.m.: Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Jonesville will celebrate its annual Harvest Fellowship program with special guest Pastor Sharome Gentry of The Worship Center in Roebuck, along with his congregation. The Rev. Edward Pressley is pastor. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Teresa Nash at (864) 426-6227 or (864) 674-6974.
Sunday, Nov. 22
2:30 p.m.: The Youth Ministry of New Emanuel Chapel Baptist Church will have their “Get Crunk for Christ” Praise Celebration at the Jonesville Municipal Complex Auditorium (formerly Old Jonesville High School), 131 N Main Street, Jonesville.
Sunday, Dec. 6
3 p.m.: McBeth Baptist Church invites everyone to Hanging of the Greens sponsored by the church’s youth ministry. This is McBeth Baptist Church’s second Hanging of the Greens, which is a service for the first Sunday in Advent. It is based on the English tradition of decorating the home with wreaths, garlands, a Christmas tree and evergreens for Advent and Christmas. In a church setting, it readies the sanctuary (and church members) for the season. It prepares us for the advent, the coming of the Christ Child. Please come expecting to receive a blessing for the Lord and experience the true meaning of Christmas.
It’s been raining a lot lately, and it’s likely to continue raining for quite some time and get even worse as it goes along. The rain in question is not the water that falls from the sky, but the rain of judgment that is falling upon the human race because of its continued refusal to turn away from its sinful nature, obey God and accept His Son, Jesus Christ, as their Lord and Savior, and be guided by His Holy Spirit. All over the world we see the wages of sin being paid out to humanity because of its continued sinning and the cost is mounting. Unending and savage wars in the Middle East, wars that are increasingly likely to engulf Europe and, ultimately, America. The growing threat of an American clash with Russia in Eastern Europe and, now, in the Middle East and, as if that weren’t terrifying enough, the growing threat of an American clash with China in the South China Sea. A global economy that increasingly appears headed into a recession or even depression that could leave countless millions and tens of millions and even hundreds of millions destitute and countless more facing the possibility of starvation. Then there’s the problem of environmental degradation resulting from pollution and overpopulation that could visit horrors far greater on the human race than anything other than nuclear war. It is a time of troubles for the human race, a time foretold long ago by the prophets of ancient Israel and, later, by Christ Himself. If these are those times then things will only get worse before they get better, but get better they will because even though such trials and tribulations were predicted, also predicted is the fact that all this will one day give way to a far better world. That’s because while humans may not think so, God is still in charge and He will have the last word and that word, spoken at the true end of history, will be that Jesus is Lord and will reign forever over a new heaven and a new earth populated by those who, putting their trust in Him, have been delivered from the power of sin.