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August 30-October 18
Catered Meal
5:30-6:30 PM
$5/person or $20/family

> RSVP online here or by using the tear-off in the bulletin

The Sunday School class formerly known as The Breakfast Club has changed their name to The Gathering. This group of young adults ranging in age from 19-30 years of age meets in LL4 for a time of Bible study and fellowship. Come be a part of this vibrant group of young people!

SHARING GOD’S LOVE FALL GARAGE SALE—Saturday, October 7, 8am - 1pm
Sharing God’s Love, 147 Friarsgate Blvd, Irmo
We are accepting donations for our yard sale Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm. We will not take any additional donations after Wednesday, October 4th. Sharing God’s Love would love to have one of your Bible Study groups volunteer for our fall yard sale. If you would like to help, please contact Shari Selke at 803.732.3188. Thanking you in advance for your help.

If you like to dance and are looking for a fun way to not only get exercise, but to praise God at the same time, then the Leaps of Faith needs YOU! Dancers, ages 5 and up are welcome (no experience necessary). Questions? Linda Caldwell at 803-422-2989.

Jr Leaps: (Age 5 through 4th Grade) meets Sundays 3pm-4pm
Leaps: (4th Grade through Adults) meets Wednesdays 7pm-8pm
Ladies Leaps: (Adults who would like to join) meets Sundays 4pm-5pm

In response to Hurricane Harvey, the Mission Team is asking our members to help put together flood buckets to be sent to Texas. The cost is $65.00 per bucket. This can be done in two ways:

1. You and your family can get a list from the narthex table and put it together or ...
2. You can donate the money and we will put them together.

We would like to have the buckets brought to the church no later than Sunday, October 8. Any questions please call the office.

To respond to congregational interest, the Union Board of Trustees has created an exploratory or feasibility committee to determine interest level in a Columbarium at Union. We plan to send a formal interest survey to all church members in January 2018.

Columbarium Feasibility Study Information

Union members, we need your unwanted, gently used treasures including: clothes, shoes, toys, baby items, bicycles, office supplies, furniture, crafts, housewares, linens, sporting goods, hardware, DVDs, CDs, audio tapes, books, magazines, jewelry, working appliances, power tools, and lawnmowers.

Monday-Friday October 9-13, from 9 AM-6 PM.

To drop-off items, enter the Union FMC at the service road door nearest the back parking lot and follow the drop off directions. Drop off assistance is available. Dropping off items saves us time and energy and is appreciated. If you need to schedule a donation pick up or have any questions about drop offs or the garage sale call: Charles Ayer at 803-447-0212.

Schedule pick-ups as soon as possible, and before Friday, October 13. Friday is our set up day and less people are available for calls and pickups. Thank you, Thank you, for your continued and faithful support, your generosity helps make our sale a great success!


6th-9th Grade Guys:
Mondays from 6:15pm-7:30pm @ FMC Gym.
E-mail mkyle2@sc.rr.com

6th-9th Grade Girls:
Mondays from 7pm-8:30pm @ Wesley Center (Begins October 2).
E-mail aconley20@aol.com

10th-12th Grade Girls:
Tuesdays from 7pm-8:30pm @ Wesley Center (Begins October 3).
E-mail betsy_petersen@msn.com

10th-12th Grade Guys:
Sundays from 7:30pm-9pm @ FMC Gym (Begins October 22).
E-mail jacochcroft@gmail.com

Sunday, October 1 @ 10:10am
in EB 106 (The Underground)
We gather for some fun, food, & fellowship on the first Sunday of every month, and it’s totally FREE!

UNION HOSTING: S.C. Conference of United Methodist Women’s Annual Meeting
Union UMW is excited to host the South Carolina Conference of United Methodist Women’s Annual Meeting beginning Thursday, October 26 – Saturday, October 28. We are expecting 400 – 450 United Methodist Women for a weekend focused on missions, workshops, worship and fellowship. We have been busy getting ready for this event but we could use your help as well. We will need people to help with setting up tables, parking, navigating our building so that ladies get from one activity to another, serving and cleaning up of meals as well as cleaning up and getting things put back in their place for Sunday worship. If you would like to help contact Lisa Mansfield at lisalmans@me.com or 803-732-3563.

Union UMC and Salem UMC are once again teaming up for the 2nd annual Come2gether weekend mission event. This is an opportunity for you to participate in mission work right here in your local community the weekend of October 20th - 22nd. If you are interested in helping repair homes and can do small repairs such as drywall, floor repair, painting, yardwork, etc. then we need you! This opportunity is open to anyone 6th grade and older. For our adult volunteers, the building sites will be chosen by UMCOR while the youth will work at non-construction sites doing yardwork and cleanup.We are also looking for volunteers to prepare 2 breakfast meals. To sign up or get more information contact Chris Lindler (803-518-0605 chris@thelindlers.com) or Doug Smith (803-673-6121 illini78sc@gmail.com).

Come2Gether Application

Those wishing to serve on an international trip must fill out and turn in a Missioner Application. Please return form to Chris Conley.

Missioner Application

Contributions can now be securely debited from your bank account or credit card through the Union web site. Look for the e donate symbol at the bottom of the home page (also on the right on this page.) Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring or one time contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet.

You can now give by credit card by downloading the phone App Joyfully2UMC to your smartphone and locating “Unionunitedmethodistchurch” as your home church. This option is available to give to Building, Operating, Youth, or Special funds.

Daily Devotional - Provided by the United Methodist Church.

The Union Connection - Our monthly newsletter in PDF format.
This link will download the current issue of our printed newsletter. It's an Adobe Acrobat® PDF file. A new issue will be posted here every month. If you need a back issue, please call us at 803.781.3013 and we will mail or e-mail a copy to you.

UUMC Activities - Our online church calendar.

Fundraiser Request Form

Church Council - A regularly updated document with a list of General Officers, Team Representatives, At-Large & Honorary members to the Council, Nurture Teams, Outreach Teams, Witness Teams and Administrative Teams.

Event / Program Request Form - Union event planners should submit this form to the church office.

The United Methodist Church - The official website of the UMC.

South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church


Sermon Title

Delivered by
09/17/17 Why Attend Church? Rev. Stephen Taylor
09/03/17 God Hears The Cries Rev. Jeri Katherine W. Sipes
08/27/17 The Lame Walk Rev. Stephen Taylor
08/20/17 The Blind Can See Rev. Stephen Taylor
08/06/17 The Leper Is Made Whole Rev. Stephen Taylor
07/30/17 The Disconnect Rev. Cynthia Taylor
07/23/17 The Call Of God Rev. Stephen Taylor
07/16/17 Who Is NOT My Neighbor? Rev. Randall Bean
07/09/17 The Foolish Sower Rev. Jeri Katherine W. Sipes
07/02/17 Ultimate Confidence Rev. Stephen Taylor
06/25/17 Empowered For Courage Rev. Jeri Katherine W. Sipes
06/18/17 Empowered For Love Rev. Stephen Taylor
06/11/17 Empowered For Transformation Rev. Stephen Taylor
06/04/17 Empowered By God's Spirit Rev. Stephen Taylor
05/28/17 On Your Own Rev. Stephen Taylor
05/21/17 Speak, Lord Rev. Jeri Katherine W. Sipes
05/14/17 A Mother's Enduring Love Rev. Stephen Taylor
04/30/17 Believing Thomas Rev. Stephen Taylor
04/23/17 Walking With Jesus Rev. Jeri Katherine W. Sipes
04/16/17 Easter Tears Rev. Stephen Taylor
04/09/17 The Seduction Of The Palms Rev. Stephen Taylor
04/02/17 Warning: May Be Hazardous To Your Death Rev. Stephen Taylor
03/26/17 Faith-Full Families Rev. Stephen Taylor
03/19/17 Protest Or Pray Rev. Jeri Katherine W. Sipes
03/12/17 The Nutshell Gospel Rev. Stephen Taylor
03/05/17 Tackling Temptations Rev. Stephen Taylor
02/26/17 Generations Of Faith Rev. Stephen Taylor
02/19/17 The Dangerous Deception of Chicken Soup Faith Rev. Stephen Taylor
02/12/17 Tested Be The Tie That Binds Rev. Stephen Taylor
02/05/17 Are You Growing Grass Or Pulling Weeds? Rev. Stephen Taylor
01/29/17 We Preach Christ, Crucified Rev. Stephen Taylor
01/22/17 Seeking Welfare Rev. Stephen Taylor
01/15/17 The Unopened Gift Rev. Stephen Taylor
01/08/17 Identity Gift Rev. Stephen Taylor
01/01/17 The First Disciples Rev. Stephen Taylor
12/25/16 Christmas Day Rev. Stephen Taylor
12/18/16 The Extravagant Gift Rev. Stephen Taylor
12/04/16 Keeping Herod In Christmas Rev. Stephen Taylor
11/27/16 The Unexpected Guest Rev. Stephen Taylor
11/20/16 Re-opening The Wells Rev. Stephen Taylor
11/13/16 Invisible Pain (This sermon temporarily unavailable) Rev. Jeri Katherine W. Sipes
11/06/16 Dominion Over ALl Rev. Stephen Taylor
10/30/16 As We Have Been Blessed Rev. Stephen Taylor
10/23/16 Living On Credit Rev. Stephen Taylor
10/16/16 Un Foto, Por Favor Rev. Cynthia Taylor
10/02/16 The Power Of One Rev. Jeri Katherine W. Sipes
09/25/16 A Timely Word Rev. Stephen Taylor
09/18/16 Shrewd Christians Rev. Stephen Taylor
09/04/16 Will You Give Them Stones? Rev. Stephen Taylor

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