Trunk or Treat 

It's time again to dress up your vehicle (and maybe yourself) for Trunk or Treat. It happens Sunday, October 20, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in The Garden parking lot. It is one of our biggest turnout events of the year. Let's make it a continued successful outreach to families! Let Kathy know if you can participate in handing out treats.


UMYF Chili Cook-off

The annual UMYF Chili Cook-off is set for Sunday, November 3. Last year, Jim O’Connor’s white chicken chili earned him the prestigious “Golden Spoon” award. Are you up for the challenge?

Tea Cup Sale

Union's popular Tea Cup Sale is Saturday, November 9. Begin thinking of what you can donate. Great things to bring in are baked goods and homemade and gently-used items. Examples are candle holders, jewelry, vases, placemats, dishes, books, lamps, furniture, children’s toys, games, Thanksgiving items, Christmas items, and other seasonal things.

Join us September 21 at 7 p.m. for another Saturday Night ALIVE! This live music and variety show features a wide range of musical performances, sketch comedy, and even dance!

Saturday Night ALIVE is a FREE show and a GREAT OPPORTUNITY to INVITE your (unchurched and churched) friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to come get to know Union! This night of entertainment is not just for us, but for the COMMUNITY as an OUTREACH to the people of our area.
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Children's Choir begins THIS Tuesday
Children’s Choir will begin THIS Tuesday, September 3, at 6:30 p.m.

Youth Kick-off Fall Sunday, Sept. 8

United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF) for 6th - 12th graders kicks off Sunday, September 8, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a pool party. Bring your bathing suit and a towel. Lunch is provided. Regular MYF meetings begin September 15 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

We broadcast our Sunday worship service live on Facebook as a courtesy to those unable to attend as well as a way for potential attendees to get to know us. All of those who are on the worship platform as well as those walking past the camera in the aisle near the front pews will be captured and broadcast on Facebook. If you do not wish to appear in the video, please position yourself accordingly.

Join us every first Sunday at 10:10 a.m. in the fellowship hall for Alive, our live monthly family production where the Bible takes center stage. This month's (September) production, "Little School House on the Prairie," shows us what God has to say about how to react to those treating us badly.

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Romans 12:21
God is good and good wins in the end.

TST Thanksgiving




Please spread the word The Shepherd's Table is having a FREE Thanksgiving lunch.

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,

I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. - Jesus Christ
Matthew 25:35,36 (NIV)






The Hearl family joined Union in ministry on Sunday, November 19. Welcome Michael and Whitney, along with daughters Sailor, standing, and Berkley!






The UMYF Chili Cook Off on Sunday, November 19, brought in more than $600 for our youth missions and activities.

Congratulations to Hal Allen, who earned top honors and the Golden Spoon award. Second place went to Sean Quick and Keith Collins brought in third.

Equipment for the long-awaited children's playground has been ordered and is expected to take approximately six weeks to manufacture. Soon-to-be installed are a playground unit for children 2- 5, a unit for kids 5-12, and a 4-bay swing set with 8 swings (6 regular and 2 baby). Union will install the equipment and will call for volunteers as they time nears.

This represents a big push in making the children's playground a reality for kids in our church and community!






Union is proud to welcome Norma McDowell as its incoming music director. Norma moved to the Grand Strand area in August from Washington D.C. and is married to Marc, a retired naval chaplain who currently works with the NJROTC unit at Conway High School. Make sure you say a warm hello when you see them!

Holly ChristmasHanging of the Greens is December 2

All hands are needed Saturday morning, December 2, for the Hanging of the Greens, our annual time of decorating the church campus for the Advent season.

Christmas pageant is December 17

An old-fashioned Christmas pageant will be performed Sunday, December 17, at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Refreshments will immediately follow in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone interested in participating is asked to meet Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Chili Cook OffGDubAAre your taste buds able to distinguish between a good-to-the-bone, delicious bowl of chili from a ho-hum, ordinary one? If so, we've got a Chili Cook Off for you! Come out, enjoy, and cast a vote for your favorite chili with your dollars on November 19 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. While you are giving one chef bragging rights, you also help our youth group by supporting their missions and activities! You can't lose!





Congratulations to Brandi Housand for being recognized as Homewood Elementary School's 2017-18 Teacher of the Year!

Union is fortunate to partner with people like Brandi who make a real difference in the lives of the next generation!




Union has a powerful prayer ministry that meets every Wednesday morning at 9:30. We would love to pray for your need or join you in celebrating the one God has met. Please fill out a prayer card from the Sanctuary and place in the prayer box. You may also email your prayer request to

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Come on everybody and join us as we answer "Who's the Boss?" in Alive, our family service for all ages, this Sunday, November 5, at 10:10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Alive is an original, live production which takes place on the first Sunday of each month using drama, humor, video, music, and storytelling to bring to life the greatest story of all time - God’s story.

Bring the whole family, and a few friends, for this fun and exciting time of worship and learning!


TrunkorTreatHarperUnion's Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 22, was a huge success, allowing us to share our love of God with families in the community! If you missed it, we had a big turnout with lots of new faces. The sweet sights and sounds of happy children warmly filled up our new parking lot.

LCFGlogo2600Life Club for God is continuing to collect nonperishable goods for Churches Assisting People (CAP), which is in need of help.

CAP's pantry is very low and it desperately needs donations. It will be especially grateful for donations of:

canned meats
tuna and other protein sources
peanut butter and jelly
pasta and sauce

Veterans Day CLA Flyer 2017 600All veterans are invited to enjoy a free breakfast at a Veteran's Day Celebration to be held Friday, November 10 at 8:30 a.m. at Coastal Leadership Academy, a public charter high school in Myrtle Beach located at 3710 Palmetto Point Boulevard.

Please RSVP here. Email Daniel Pfister for more information.

FellowshipMealThe 5th Sunday Family Fellowship Meal is Sunday, October 29, immediately following the 11 a.m. worship service. Join us for discipleship for all ages at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m., and stay for food and fellowship.

TeacupSale2016600Union United’s popular Tea Cup Sale is Saturday, November 11, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The fellowship hall will be busting with an array of gently-used, seasonal, and homemade items and crafts. A soup and sandwich supper will also be available for a donation. Join us!

Trunk or Treat LogowebA Trunk or Treat will be held Sunday, October 22, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Union United's new parkling lot in front of The Garden's Children's Ministry. Join us for family fun including hot dogs, popcorn, goodies, and of course, candy! Please, no gory costumes. Everything is FREE so all you need to bring is a bag for the kids to carry their treats! All are welcome! Email for more information.

CristFlood Buckets

The following article appeared in the September 21, 2017 edition of the Horry Independent newspaper.


You can’t keep a good woman down.

Even a short hospital stay doesn’t stop Kathy Crist from staying on mission to help those in need.

Crist has been collecting supplies to assist Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey. Those cleanup items have already been transported to the Lone Star state, but Crist isn’t done just yet.

Fortunately for Crist, and those in need, a few clear hospital tests put her back to work.

Kathy and Jerry Crist work through Hope for Families & Veterans in Need, which they founded about four years ago. The organization collects such things as clothing, furniture, household goods, linens, coats, shoes and just about anything else to give away to those who need them.

Their current mission is to collect enough hurricane relief supplies to fill the 50, 5-pound buckets they recently purchased at Lowe’s at a much-appreciated discounted price.

Jerry Crist however, is more ambitious than his wife. His hope is to fill 100 buckets before the supply drive is over.
Mr. Crist received the inspiration to purchase the buckets as he listened to the Rev. James Grubb, pastor of Union United Methodist Church, preach on discipleship.


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HurricaneHarvey 5ThingsYouCanDo 082917Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, is calling on South Carolinians to remember what it was like when Hurricane Matthew struck our state last year – and to help make a difference in response to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana.

Read more…

UWTC in HI 2016Get your copy of today's (July 28th) edition of the Horry Independent newspaper and read the story on our annual Union with the Congo Golf Tournament!

Click here to read the story on our website.

VBS2016OliviaGraceEmmeUnion’s 2016 Vacation Bible School, Bible Blast To the Past, is allowing children to experience God’s everlasting love! Above, Olivia Grace and Emme show the burning bush they each made on Monday after learning how God called Moses to lead His people out of Egypt.

A huge thank you goes to Mrs. Kathy O’Connor for her heart and hands in putting it all together as well as the multitude of volunteers necessary to pull it all off!

UWTC type logo horiz22016The eighth annual Union with the Congo Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, August 27, at Burning Ridge Golf Club. To date, we have funded 9 water wells and ten latrines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Stay tuned for more information on how you can help increase the water flow to the people of the Africa.

SeniorRecognitionSundayGroupFourteen senior adults were honored this past Sunday for their service to the Church. They are Margaret Allen, Wilbert Allen, Elma Lee Causey, Margaret Flowers, Barbara Graf, Harry Graf, Earlene Hucks, Tommy Hucks, Al Mawhinney, Joan Mawhiinney, Nancy O’Connell, Eunice Paul, Louis Venturini, and Phil White.

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