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.
9 a.m.-Noon: Life Changing Ministry, 501 Hart St., Union, holds a free giveaway. There will be men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, shoes, pocketbooks, and household items. Everyone is welcome to come.
Sunday, Nov. 22
10 a.m.: Corinth Baptist Church holds Friends and Family Day. Our speaker will be Mr. John Wendell Robinson of Woodson Chapel Baptist Church. Our theme this year is “Family United in Prayer.” The public is invited to attend. Deaconess Harriett Harris, Chairperson. Rev. J.A. Calhoun, Pastor.
10:20 a.m.: Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church, Buffalo holds a Women’s Day Program. Minister Pamela Wofford of New Prospect AME Zion Church, Spartanburg, will be the speaker. Theme: “Finding Courage to Stand.” Scripture: I Corinthians 16:13, Matthew 14:27. Color is Navy. Elijah Ray, Pastor.
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.
6 p.m.: Jonesville Baptist Church holds a Community Thanksgiving Meal in its Christian Life Center. The meal is being sponsored by Jonesville Baptist Church and Fosters Chapel Baptist Church. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend.
Thursday, Nov. 26
11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Carlisle Christian Fellowship will be serving Free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day. The public is invited. Rev. Leroy Edwards, Jr., Pastor.
Saturday, Nov. 28
11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Morningside Baptist Church holds an Infant Care Ministry giveaway.
Sunday, Dec. 6
11 a.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6 p.m.: The Chancel Choir of Grace United Methodist Church will present the Christmas Cantata “Carols and Classics” created by Tom Fettke at 11 a.m. At 5:30 p.m. there will be Singing Around the Christmas Tree followed at 6 p.m. by the Children’s Silhouette Christmas Play.
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.
Thursday, Dec. 24
7 p.m.: Grace United Methodist Church will hold its Christmas Eve Service.
Sunday, Dec. 27
5 p.m.: His Chosen Few (Mary Owens) presents a fashion/show play at the Pacolet River Building on Lovers Lane Road. The play is entitled “For Better Or For Worse.” Come out and have some good fellowship and a fun-filled evening for the entire family. A donation of $10 — tickets may be purchased from cast members — 0r $12 at the door. A fellowship gathering will follow.
Tears are a part of life, because for all the joys that life can bring us there are often as many if not more sorrows. Yet, regardless of whether we are experiencing times of joy or times of sorrow, we should always turn to God and place our trust in Him and trust that what is happening is part of His plans for us. While He has always promised to be with us if we place our trust in Him, God never promised us an easy life, and humanity has not had an easy existence since being cast out of the Garden of Eden for our faithlessness. God, however, has not abandoned His children, but instead seeks to guide them on the path of life back to Him and we allow Him to do so by having faith in Him, His wisdom, and His goodness. We can have that faith because we know that, compared to eternity, this life is but for a season, if not less and so therefore what we experience here is nothing to what we can experience after this life. For those who place their trust in God, there is the confidence that, at the end of this life, there will be a life with Him where there will be no more tears of sorrow, only eternal joy. Those who have faith in God can indeed look beyond their moments of sorrow to see that God has a plan for them and the reward that awaits them if they let Him guide them according to that plan.