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April 20, 2017

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian

Presbyterian Women at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church will hear reports from the recent mission team to Guatemala when they meet on May 4. The luncheon meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with registration in the fellowship hall, at 249 E. Main St. Following the worship service and program, a catered lunch will be served for a donation of $10. Members of the community are invited. For reservations or more information, call Ginny Simpson at 884-2683.

Brevard Quakers

Brevard Quakers of the Religious Society of Friends will gather for meeting for worship, Sunday, April 23, at 11 a.m. in the Community Room of Elk Haven Wellness Center on Elk’s Club Road. Newcomers and visitors are invited to worship with Friends.

Mysticism has been dismissed as imaginary by many since the dawn of time. However, in Quakerism the phenomenon of the mystical experience is recognized as a valid experience, described by thousands of credible people through time. Such experiences continue to be studied and reported in psychiatric journals. William James, noted physician/author of “The Varieties of Religious Experience,” defines a mystical experience as “an ineffable illumination, impossible to adequately describe which is produced by an inner consciousness.” He also uses the term “noetic state,” defines as “a mystical experience filled with significance to the individual, always transient and impossible to sustain for long.”

Carr’s Hill Baptist

Carr’s Hill Baptist Church will hold a singing fundraiser on Sunday, April 23, at 5:30 p.m. The featured singers will be the Bishop Brothers from Cedar Mountain and the Slick Fisher boys from Toxaway.

A love offering will be taken. Proceeds will benefit a mission team going to Kentucky.

The church is located at 21719 Greenville Highway south of Brevard.

Lutheran Church Of The Good Shepherd

Lutheran Men in Mission invite all men to join this group for fellowship, good food and a Bible study on Wednesday, April 26. The group will meet at Brevard College’s cafeteria at noon for lunch. It’s $7.25 for all you can eat.

On Wednesday, April 26, the Hiking Club will hike Pink Beds Trail. The hike is about three miles long and is considered easy. All are welcome to join them. Meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. to carpool together.

Sage (Senior Social Group) will meet at 10 a.m. on April 27 at Highland Books to enjoy a program on photojournalism presented by fellow Sage members Arthur and Elaine Raynolds through images and stories. The Raynolds are published authors and will base the program on three of their books: “Sled Dogs to Polar Bears,” “Journey to the Pacific Rim,” and “Northwest/ Southwest National Parks.” The SAGE Group will have lunch afterwards at a local restaurant. Call the church office (883-3680) for more information.

On the last two Sundays in April, Pastor Paul Cooper will lead the adult Sunday school class. The April 23 class will be welcoming prayer and forgiveness through the contemplative life program. On April 30, the class will discuss discernment as a contemplative practice.

The TTG (Twenties, Thirties and Forties) Class will resume on April 23. Come enjoy fellowship, interesting discussions that connect faith and life, and refreshments. Child care and/or Sunday school are offered for the children during this time.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd is located at 22 Fisher Road. Sunday worship services are at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school for adults and children of all ages are at 9:15 a.m.

NEXT Church

NEXT Church meets on Sundays at the Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County at 11 Gallimore Road 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 Black-burn’s new sermon series, “Get Real,” begins this Sunday with a message entitled “True Confess-ions” based on 1 John 1.

The virtue for NEXT Kids for the month of April is humility — putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.

ReGen Youth meets at the Boys & Girls Club on Sunday evenings from 5-7 p.m.

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

Oak Grove Community

A singing will be held at Oak Grove Community Church on Saturday, April 22, at 7 p.m. featuring The Sounds of Victory from Hickory, N.C. The church is located across from Blue Ridge Community College.

Everyone is welcome.

Sacred Heart Catholic

The Knights of Columbus sale will be held on Saturday, April 22, from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Donations will be accepted on Friday, April 21, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

The First Communion candidates will be receiving the Holy Eucharist on April 23.

A new Adult Formation Class on “The Catechism of the Catholic Church” will begin Sunday, May 7, from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. and again on Wednesdays beginning May 10 from 6-7 p.m. For more information, call Byron Phillips at (828) 447-8227 or [email protected]

Note the corrected Vacation Bible School (VBS) dates. VBS will be held the week of July 10-14.

Sacred Heart Catholic church is here to serve all Catholics in the community. If you or your loved one is Catholic or was raised Catholic in the past and you are homebound, in a nursing facility or assisted living, are ill and in need of the Sacraments from the church, contact the Sacred Heart office at 883-9572 and leave your name and needs.

St. Timothy UMC

This Sunday, April 23, Pastor Ann Duncan’s sermon will be “On the Road to Emmaus.” Using Luke Chapter 24 verses 13-35, she will describe two of Jesus’ followers as they travel the road to Emmaus and encounter a stranger who turns out to be Jesus.

St. Timothy United Methodist Church is located at 1020 Asheville High-way at the corner of Hospital Drive. Worship is at 10:55 a.m. each Sunday and Sunday school is at 10 a.m.

For more information, contact the church office at 883-2985 or visit


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