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November 7, 2016, 10:13 AM

Union Music Club Meeting

  The November meeting of the Union Music Club will be held in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, November 8th at 7:00pm.  This “Crusade for Strings” program will feature Mr. John Kvasnicka, orchestra director for the Union County School District, and some of his string students.  The public is invited to attend.


November 7, 2016, 10:08 AM

Loyalty Dinner - November 13th

   Our Loyalty Dinner will again be catered by Midway Barbeque and served right after church on November 13th.  Menu items include Turkey, Dressing, Giblet Gravy, Macaroni/Cheese, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Rolls, Pecan and Sweet Potato Pie, Tea and Coffee.  The cost will be $8/ adult and $4/children under 10.  Money will be taken at the door.  Please watch your bulletins for the sign-up/tear off section.  We look forward to a time of joy, laughter, and fellowship as we give thanks to Him for His great faithfulness and commit to honor ours! Please sign up by Nov. 6th. 

November 7, 2016, 9:49 AM

Scouts Selling Christmas Trees and Wreaths

Scouts in Troop 42 will again be selling Christmas Trees and Wreaths.  This year the proceeds will be split between the scouts and Epworth Children’s Home.  An order form is on the Welcome Center Table for you to sign up.  Prices remain the same as previous years: Wreaths - $20, 6' Tree - $35, 8' Tree - $40, 10' Tree $65.  Delivery will be on Thursday December 1. Deadline to order is Nov. 18th.

November 7, 2016, 9:46 AM

Grace Children to Showcase their Musical Gifts!  

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 Our very talented and busy Children’s Ministry Team is planning to “showcase” the musical gifts of our children on December 4th at 6pm in the sanctuary.  The children will delight us by ringing “Angels We Have Heard on High” with their bells, followed by singing “Away in a Manger,” and then concluding with a liturgical dance to “O Come All Ye Faithful”!  Please come and support our wonderful Grace kids as they help focus our attention on Christmas worship.  This evening promises to honor the most cherished gift ever given through the musical gifts of children.  We hope you can join us!  You will certainly be blessed!  We want to sincerely thank Sally Summers and April Glenn for teaching our children how to lead Christmas worship!

November 7, 2016, 9:44 AM

Ummm! We can just taste our  UMW’s wonderful cookies!

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 We are definitely looking forward to the UMW’s delicious Christmas cookies and hot chocolate served on December 4th as refreshments in the Fellowship Hall after our children “showcase” their musical gifts in the sanctuary.  We are asking that the cookies be brought to the church kitchen by 12pm on that day.  Thank you UMWs for using your gifts to help celebrate the Christmas Season with our church family!  You do so much for everyone!


November 7, 2016, 9:36 AM

Singing Around the Christmas Tree

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It’s nearly time for one of the highlights of the Christmas season!  On Sunday, December 4th at 5:30pm, Grace’s own Fran and Bob Love and “friends” will lead us in singing Christmas carols around the Christmas tree.  As we open this season with love, joy, peace on earth, and goodwill from God toward men, let us take this time to lift our hearts heavenward with songs of praise and gratitude. Thanks, Fran and Bob, and “friends” for pointing us toward Him by continuing to share your wonderful gifts!  (If you would like to sit during this special celebration, please remember to bring a lawn chair.)

November 7, 2016, 9:19 AM

Nativity to Host  Community Thanksgiving Service

  Be sure to mark Tuesday, Nov. 22nd at 7:00 PM and join our fellow Unionites at The Episcopal Church of the Nativity as we praise the Lord for all the blessings He has bestowed upon us.  Various community preachers will participate in the service.  Rev. Susan Heath, SC Bishops' Public Education Initiative Coordinator, will bring the message. An offering will be accepted for Neighbor Helping Neighbor.

November 7, 2016, 9:07 AM

Union Music Club Scholarship Benefit Concert


The Union Music Club will present Dr. Ryan Smith, pianist, in concert Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:30pm in the USC-U Auditorium.  Tickets for this concert are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 years old and younger.  Tickets may be purchased from any Union Music Club member, the Union County Arts Council office, or at the door the evening of the concert beginning at 7:00pm.  A reception will follow in the Main Lobby.  All proceeds will benefit the Union Music Club Scholarship Fund.  USC Union is a proud host of this event.

The program features piano music inspired by Shakespeare.  This marks the 400th anniversary of his death, and the program explores the international appeal that Shakespeare has retained over the past four hundred years.  Music will include selections by French, German, and Russian music that are representative of the sonnets and plays such as Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  The program will be rounded out with American and Spanish works.

Dr. Smith, a Union native, is Assistant Professor of Music and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Coker College where he has taught on the faculty since 2013.  He is also the interim music director at Darlington Presbyterian Church.  He earned degrees from Furman University, Dallas Theological Seminary, and the University of South Carolina.  Smith and his wife Abigail live in Hartsville with their four children

November 7, 2016, 12:00 AM

Confirmation 2016

 Image result for cross and dove  We are making headway as we “Confirm Not Conform,” the curriculum of this year.  We look forward to attending the weekend at Lake Junaluska as we have the opportunity to learn more about Methodism as we participate in classes in understanding about living out our faith through our prayers, our presence, our gifts and out witness.  Please keep our class in prayer. Pastor David

November 7, 2016, 12:00 AM


Image result for nativity set narroway productions   Every year at Christmas, the old life-size nativity set is assembled at the front of the church.  It's a tradition most would like to forego.  Fifty years ago, when Mrs. Howerton donated the nativity set, she had hoped it might, "Breathe new life into the church and bring to focus the real meaning of Christmas.”  This year, it will. You'll never look at the nativity set the same again!  

Don’t forget to pickup tickets for all your Grace family and friends to “The Nativity Set” Christmas play!

 During November we will offer tickets to UCCOM members and then the community, but they will still be available for our members for as long as they last!

 At this event our children will delight us again by ringing “Angels We Have Heard on High” with their bells, followed by singing “Away in a Manger”.   

 During the love offering, they will conclude with a liturgical dance to “O Come All Ye Faithful”!  
 Our Confirmand Class will exemplify Christian service by greeting and ushering for us.  
Thanks to all our Grace children for helping to make this Christmas celebration extra special!

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