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Church Activities – Transylvania County


Crossroads Baptist

Crossroads Baptist Church will host a fundraiser for their food pantry Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21. On Friday handmade crafts, homemade goodies, and other items will be for sale. Saturday, the church will serve a big breakfast platter beginning at 8 a.m. The congregation feeds more than 100 families per month.

The church is located at 320 Whitmire St. in Brevard. Call (828) 862-8138 for more information.

NEXT Church

“The Face of Failure and Shame” is the title of Sunday’s message as Pastor Dave Blackburn continues a series called “Faces” at NEXT Church.

This is a friendly, casual dress fellowship featuring contemporary music, relevant messages, and an active youth program. Worship is Sundays at 11 a.m. in the gymnasium of Brevard Elementary School. Nursery, preschool, and children’s church through fifth grade are provided during church services. ReGen youth group for middle school and high school students meets at 5 p.m. Sundays in the school gym, led by assistant pastor Travis Hayes.

Covenant Partner Class will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the school for everyone wishing to join in partnership in NEXT Church. Child care will be available.

For more information, visit or call (828) 384-1951.

Morningside Baptist

Sunday, Sep. 22, Morningside is having Homecoming 2013. There will be no Bible study classes that day. Worship service starts at 11 a.m. There will be special music from David Sitton, the praise team, and others. Former pastor John Ashworth will be the special speaker for the service. Following the morning worship, everyone is invited to stay for dinner on the grounds.

There will be no evening activities Sept. 22.

Wednesday Sept. 25, the praise team has practice at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m., there will be a prayer meeting, and CrossTrainers. The worship choir has practice at 8 p.m.

Everyone is invited for this week’s special events and regular services.

Selica United Methodist

Homecoming service will be held Sunday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m., at Selica United Methodist Church. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Ike Kennerly. Rev. Kennerly has been a minister in the Presbyterian Church PCUSA for 45 years. He served as general presbyter of Salem Presbytery in mid-state before coming back to Brevard. His last ministry service was at the Etowah Presbyterian Church where he served five years.

He and his wife, Margarette, live in Brevard and have four children and four grandchildren.

Also included in the service will be special music by members of the congregation. A fellowship meal will follow the service. Everyone is invited to share this special day with the congregation.

Spoken Word Church Brevard

Pastors Sam and Sharon Bradham and the members of Spoken Word Church Brevard invite the public to join them as they celebrate their fifth anniversary Sunday, Sept. 22, at 10:30 a.m. A covered dish lunch will follow the service.

Spoken Word Church Brevard is a word of faith, non-denominational, interracial church with a loving and welcoming body of believers. Offering contemporary worship and a relevant message from God’s Word, Spoken Word Church of Brevard is located at 304 S. Broad Street next to the Cardinal Drive-In.

Children’s ministry for ages 3-12 is held each Sunday morning with a nursery available for children under 3. Transition College and Career Singles meet monthly for food, fun, and Bible study. Casual dress is welcome. For more information, visit spokenword

Unitarian Universalist

The Rev. Ernest L. Mills, Jr. will speak on “Life and Living” at both the 9:30 and 11 a.m. Unitarian Universalist services Sunday, Sept. 22.

Joseph Campbell once said that meaning is not what we humans are really after – meaning has to do with the head. What we really want is to experience “the rapture of being fully alive.” This message will kick off the Covenant Circles ministry of the church.

Before becoming minister of the Unitarian Universalists of Transyl-vania County (UUTC), Mills was chaplain of Brevard College for 20 years. Prior to that, he served the United Methodist Church. Mills has master’s degrees from Duke Divinity School and Candler School of Theology.

UUTC is located at 24 Varsity Street, Brevard, on the corner of South Broad Park. Children’s Lifespan Religious Education is offered during the 11 a.m. service. Infant care is available during both services.

UUTC is a Welcoming Congregation inclusive of persons of all backgrounds, faiths and lifestyles. The building is wheelchair accessible, dress is casual, and visitors are always welcomed.


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