Community Calendar 9-26-18

• Mt. Bethel to host Revival Oct. 1-4

The Rev. Jeff Roper will lead revival services at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church from Oct. 1-4, beginning at 7 p.m. Special music and a nursery will be provided each night. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church is located at 126 Mt. Bethel Church Road in Sunset. The Rev. Dick Waldrep is pastor.Everyone is invited.

• Event planned at Cafe Connections

The public is invited to show up Thursday night, Sept. 27, at Café Connections in downtown Pickens to learn a little about our Constitution and the role you play in impacting our government. The free class will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and end promptly at 8 p.m. For more information, call or text (240) 298-1679.

• Lewis reunion scheduled Oct. 7

The Anthony B. and Evelyn Ellenburg Lewis family reunion will be held on Oct. 7 at Mount Sinia Baptist Church, located at 830 Country Club Road in Pickens. The event will start after church at 1 p.m. All attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Plates, cups, utensils and napkins will be provided. For more information, contact (864) 436-6086.

• BBQ fundraiser set at Hagood Center

The Hagood Community Center will have its annual barbecue fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 4-7 p.m. in the center’s dining room at 129 Schoolhouse St. in Pickens. Participants may eat in or take out. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the center from 9-11 a.m. weekdays.

There will be baked goods, as well as jellies, pickles, chow chow and crafts for sale. There will be music in the auditorium and raffle tickets, for a stained glass window will also be sold. All proceeds benefit the Hagood Community Center.

• UWC of Easley to host fall craft show

United Wesleyan Church, located at 738 Rice Road in Easley, will host a fall vendor fair, craft show and bake sale at the church on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be coffee, juice and biscuits available in the morning and pizza and soft drinks for lunch. Baked goods will be available throughout the day.

There will be vendors with products for sale, as well as a silent auction. All proceeds from the event will be used for shipping costs associated with Christmas boxes sent through Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child. The public is invited to attend. Call Rhonda Lance at (864) 915-2689 for more information.

• Blessing of the Animals is Sept. 29

Easley First United Methodist Church will host a Blessing of the Animals from 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 29. The event will coincide with downtown Easley’s Fall for the Arts Festival. Bring your animals for a blessing from the Rev. Ken Owens.  Look for the tent across the street from Old Market Square on West 1st Avenue.

• PC MOW will host annual 5K Glow Run

Pickens County Meals on Wheels will host its second annual 5K Glow Run on Oct. 13. The run will start on S.C. Highway 93 in front of the McKissick Center in downtown Liberty and will end at the back of the building on Edgemont Avenue. The race has been listed with, where participants can pre-register to receive a T-shirt with their packets if registered by Oct. 8.

Meals on Wheels will also be holding a “Glow Attire Contest” at 7 p.m., where participants are encouraged to be creative with their glow attire. Prizes will be awarded to first and second place. The race will begin at 7:30 p.m. It will be timed, and awards will be given to first-, second- and third-place male and female runners. Post-race snacks will be provided, as well as a cash bar along with disco music for a fun finish. For more information, contact Kim at (864) 606-3745 or

• Porter reunion planned for Oct. 7

Descendants of Philip and Mary Smith Porter will meet for their annual reunion on Sunday, Oct. 7, at Porter’s Chapel United Methodist Church. The church is located seven miles north of Pickens on E. Preston McDaniel Road off U.S. Highway 178. The gathering will start at noon, with lunch at 1:30 p.m. and short programs following lunch.

Philip and Mary settled in the “Portertown” area before 1800, and they are the ancestors of virtually all Porters in the Upstate. Philip was one of the founders of Porter’s Chapel Church, founded in 1832 and celebrating its 186th birthday. A short history of the church will be presented, and copies will be available. All branches of the family are invited, so come and renew old family ties and forge new connections. Bring papers, photos and other documents for sharing or any stories of interest. Call Frank Porter at (864) 878-0347 with any questions.