Church Activities


Calvary Baptist

Sunday, Sept. 28, has been designated as Gideon International Day at Cal-vary Baptist Church. The public is invited to hear a representative from the Gideons share testimonials of the many ways the Gideon Bibles have been used to drastically change lives of multitudes of individuals in various situations.

Come early for fellowship time with coffee and donuts at 9:30 a.m. followed by Bible study at 9:45 a.m. and worship hour at 11. Calvary is located at 133 Osborne Road behind Blue Ridge Community College.

Brevard FUMC

We continue the sermon series, “Life Is God,” this Sunday with the Rev. Lauren Sims-Salata, associate pastor, preaching on the theme of “Sabbath- Keeping.” The series focuses on the numerous ways God is involved in our lives and how we can grow deeper in our faith. People forget that God gives us the gift of “Sabbath” to grow into our life with God.

The church is located on South Broad Street across from Brevard College and all are welcome. Worship times are 8:30, 9 (chapel) and 10:55 a.m.

Brevard FUMC also will take part in its annual “Great Day of Service” this Saturday, and is joined by members of St. Timothy, English Chapel, Selica, Rosman and Lake Toxaway United Methodist churches, students from Brevard College and volunteers from Lowes and Habitat for Humanity.

Among the projects that are planned: painting and landscaping at Brevard High School, finishing a shelter at Davidson River school, and work at Sharing House, Rosman Food Pantry, Community Garden at St. Timothy, and Habitat Restore. It is all part of an effort to serve Christ and make a difference in the community.

Little River Baptist

Little River Baptist Church has begun a Sunday school growth campaign, “Are You Ready To Grow?” The goal is to have 175 participants in Sunday school on the last Sunday in October. Classes are available for all ages starting at 9:45 a.m.

Morning service begins at 11, with music led by our choir director, Jerry Mullinax. Sunday evening services begin at 6 p.m. with Bible study and activities for children and youth, coordinated by Mark Reynolds. This Sunday there will be a multi-church singing at Enon Baptist Church beginning at 6 p.m.

Each Wednesday night, meals will be served at 5:45. (You need to sign up if you are coming.) At 6:30 p.m., following the meal, our AWANA Program starts for children 2 years through fifth grade with lots of fun through Bible study, a Bible memorization program, and games. This ministry is led by Coleen Byrd and Trudy Wetli. The youth will meet with Pastor Mark at 6:30 p.m. Prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. with a Bible study led by Pastor Chris, good music, and prayer for the church and for outreach.

A Men’s Bible study is held at the church every Friday at 9 a.m.

A women’s Bible Study, “Brave,” by Angela Thomas, will begin Thurs-day, Oct. 2, being held at the Little River Fire Department beginning at 6:30 p.m. See Samantha Reynolds for information to register. This is open to all ladies in the community.

A Marriage Retreat is being planned for Oct. 17-19, and the Fall Festival will be held Oct 25.

Contact the church at 877-4471 for more information on any other opportunities. Little River Baptist Church is located on Crab Creek Road in Penrose.

Lutheran Church Of The Good Shepherd

Worship services are held on Sundays at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. A coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall follows both worship services. All are welcome to join LCGS in worship, study, and fellowship.

Adult and Children’s Sunday school classes are offered Sundays at 9:15 a.m. Children’s classes include a Bible lesson, music, a short video, and emphasis on the church year and involvement in service to others. On Sept. 28, adult class will have Pastor Mary Hinkle Shore speaking on “What? Me Worry? One Christian’s Tale of Anxiety and Gratitude.” Beginning in October, two adult Sunday school classes will be offered, “Streams of Living Water” and “Embracing a Life of Meaning.”

For more information, contact the church office at 883-3680 or visit luthran

NEXT Church

“Why?” Pastor Dave Blackburn’s current series addresses basic beliefs on Sunday at NEXT Church. Coffee and conversation start at 10:30 a.m., and worship begins at 11 a.m. Nursery and children’s church are provided. Visitors are always invited.

NEXT Kids, elementary school age, learn about one virtue each month through lively activities including music, crafts and videos.

ReGen Student Minis-tries for grades six through twelve meets at the church from 5-7 p.m. Sundays for snacks, games and Bible study.

“Not a Fan,” a powerful study exploring the difference between a Jesus fan and a fully-committed Jesus follower, continues on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

A “Healthy Living” women’s group meets at the church from 5-7 p.m. Sundays. The group focuses on exercise of the body, mind and spirit and will also be using the “Not a Fan” study. Visitors are welcome.

NEXT Church is located at 5620 Asheville Highway For further information about church activities see or call (828) 384-1951.

Oak Grove Community Church

Oak Grove Community Church, located on the Asheville Highway across from Blue Ridge Commu-nity College, will have a singing Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. Featuring local singers including recording artist, Teresa Allan.

The public is invited to attend. A love offering to benefit the church will be taken.

Selica UMC

Homecoming will be observed Sunday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Shelly Webb of Transylvania Christian Ministry’s Sharing House will be the guest speaker. Special music will be provided by Brevard College students under the direction of Mrs. Kathy Palmer, church pianist. A fellowship meal will follow the service. Everyone is invited to attend this and all our services.

St. Philip’s

The Rt. Rev. Porter Taylor, Bishop of the Diocese of Western North Carolina, will visit St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Sunday, Sept. 28. He will preach at each of three services (7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., and 11:15 a.m.) as well as speak at the Soulful Series class at 10:15 a.m. in Miller Hall.

Rev. Taylor was consecrated the sixth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina in 2004. He grew up in Asheville and earned his B.A. degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his M.A. in English from the University of South Carolina, and his Ph.D. in theology and literature from Emory Univer-sity. He received his M.Div. from The School of Theology at Sewanee and served at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Frank-lin, Tenn. He is the author of “To Dream as God Dreams: Sermons of Hope, Conversion, and Commu-nity,” and “From Anger to Zion: An Alphabet of Faith.”

All are invited to hear Rev. Taylor.

Unitarian Universalist

The Rev. Ernest L. Mills Jr. will conduct both the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Unitarian Universalist services Sunday, Sept. 28. His sermon topic will be “Is God American?”

People often make gods in their own image, or in the image of their egos. The ancient Israelites learned a painful lesson when they realized that God had compassion on their Assyrian and Babylon enemies, and that God had chosen the Persian King, Cyrus, as the anointed one. People – and their political leaders – err in assuming that God is always on their side.

Join the congregation for either service and for informal coffee fellowship between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Infant care is available during both services and children’s programs take place at 11 a.m.

People are also invited to Mindfulness Meditation which meets Mondays at 7 p.m .; the men’s group, which meets Tuesdays at 9 a.m .; and drum circle, which takes place the first Thursday of the month (Oct. 2) at 7 p.m.

UUTC is located at the corner of South Broad Park and Varsity Street in Brevard. It 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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