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Church Activites – Transylvania County


January 12, 2017



NEXT Church meets on Sundays at the Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County at 11 Gallimore Rd. in Brevard.

Worship starts at 10 a.m. Come early for coffee at 9:30. Nursery and children’s age-appropriate worship are provided.

Pastor Dave Blackburn will continue the teaching series “Going Viral.” Sermon title this week is “Don’t Tempt Me” from Mathew 6:13. Winning the battle over temptation is a daily event. It leads us to seek all of the help and encouragement we can get.

The theme for Next Kids in January is Brain Games. Help kids discover more about knowledge-discovering something new so you can be better at whatever you do.

For more information about NEXT, visit or call Pastor Dave Blackburn at (828) 384-1951.





This Sunday, Jan. 15, Keith Thompson’s sermon is entitled “Let’s Be Clear about Our Mission.” Special music for worship will be provided by the Chancel Choir.

Every third Sunday B-DRPC receives the 5¢-A-Meal Offering to help fight hunger in this community. That will be received this Sunday at both morning worship services.

Sunday services are at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Sacred Heart


Each January, Sacred Heart commemorates the sanctity of human life. Sacred Heart will once again participate in the baby bottle campaign to support the local Center for Women, which assists those who may dealing with a crisis pregnancy and mothers who may need material as well as spiritual support. The program is easy. Simply pick up an empty baby bottle after any of the Masses on Jan. 21 and 22. Take it home and fill it with spare change, paper bills or checks (made out to The Center for Women) and then return it to the church over the following two weekends and place it in the designated basket in the sanctuary.

With tax season upon us, email or call the office at (828) 883-9572 to request an end-of-year statement for 2016 contributions for tax purposes.

There will be no Faith Formation classes next week, Jan. 15, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. First Reconciliation preparation classes will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 11, and will be held every Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m. The first meeting for the 2017 Confirmation class will be held on Jan. 22 after the 10:30 Mass.

Masses are celebrated on weekdays at 9 a.m. and on Saturday at 4 p.m. and the Spanish Mass at 7 p.m., Sunday at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Reconciliation is on Thursday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2:45 p.m. Visit for additional parish information.

St. Philip’s


All are invited to hear The Rev. Bill Livingston and The Rev. Deacon Diane Livingston of Brevard, and The Rev. Greg Farrand and sons, speak about walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain. The program is Saturday morning, Jan. 14, at 9:30 in Miller Hall at St. Philip’s.

On Sunday, Jan. 15, Farrand, newly ordained priest and son of Bob and Charlotte Farrand, will preach at all three services. Service times are 7:45, 9 and 11:15 a.m.

Sunday school for all ages meets at 10:10 a.m. in the Parish House.



Rev. Ian White Maher will deliver the sermon at both the 9:30 and 11 a.m. Unitarian Universalist services on Jan. 15. His message will be the second in the series on this month’s theme of “Grace.”

All are welcome to join the Men’s Group on Tuesday at 9 a.m. On Wednesdays at 9:30, bring an instrument and jam with (or listen to) the Eclectics! For information on more public events, visit

The first guiding Principle of Unitarian Universalism is the inherent worth and dignity of every human being. UUTC welcomes all — persons of various ages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, theological and political beliefs, socio-economic status, educational backgrounds, abilities and ethnicities. The building is wheelchair accessible, dress is casual, and visitors are always welcomed.

Children’s Lifespan Religious Exploration is offered at 11 a.m. Infant care is available during the service. Join them for coffee between services at 10:30 a.m.

First Congregational United Church of Christ

First Congregational United Church of Christ's bible study survey held in the church's parlor on Wednesdays 5-6:30 pm, led by the Rev. Barbara M. Rathbun will resume Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 5-6:30.

Weather permitting, it will continue its study of the New Testament with Matthew 20. All are welcome. No pre-registration is required. For more information see or call 828-692-8630.


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