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Church Activities


September 28, 2017

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian

This Lord’s Day, Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian will be celebrating World Communion Sunday. Keith Thompson’s sermon will be, Those Humbling Moments.”

In observance of World Communion Sunday, music for the worship services will have its roots in other countries or cultures.

Brevard FUMC

This Sunday is a special day. Churches all over the world will be observing Holy Communion or The Lord’s Supper or The Eucharist on World Communion Sunday. Brevard First UMC will be one of those churches. You are welcome to join with us at one of our three services.

Brevard First UMC will join United Methodists from Transylvania County, Brevard College students, volunteers from Lowes and the community for another “Great Day of Service” this Saturday. Started a number of years ago to fulfill the mission of “Moving Out To Serve,” this mission-action day involves nearly 200 people in this community literally going out into the county to help where needed. This year, several crews will be painting and landscaping at Rosman High School and Middle School. All are welcome to join in.

Brevard First UMC continues to collect cleaning supplies to fill “flood buckets” and donations that go to our disaster response ministry, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. You may bring these to the church from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Brevard First UMC offers chapel worship with Holy Communion every Wednesday at 5 p.m. All are welcome. The 30-minute service is held in the church chapel.

Brevard Jewish Community

The Brevard Jewish Community will conduct Yom Kippur services Friday at 7 p.m. and Thursday at 10 a.m., and then at 5 p.m. (Yizkor and Closing Services followed by a Break the Fast dinner) in the fellowship hall of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

This service is open to the entire community and to visitors and guests.

First Baptist

The AWANA program continues to grow with new enrollments each week. Learning scripture verses and Bible study is the main focus. Dinner, game time and rewards in AWANA Bucks make the learning experience a fun time.

Hoppy Pohlmann will be our special guest next Wednesday, Oct. 4. He is a visiting missionary from South Africa. After dinner at 5:30 p.m. he will give an update on the work of his ministry.

Mark your calendars for the next Potato Lunch and bake auction on Oct. 8. The youth will prepare the food, and it will be ready for lunch right after the 11 a.m. worship service. There is no set charge for the lunch, but your donations will go to support the youth group and the AWANA program.

Some members will be participating in the Bill Glass Prison Ministry on Oct. 7. The gospel of Jesus Christ will be taken to nine jail and prison facilities across Buncombe, McDowell, Burke and Rutherford counties.

Donations to N.C. Mission program will be taken through September. Donations support many programs across our state, but also worldwide.

Lutheran Church Of The Good Shepherd

LCGS will participate in the annual CROP Walk on Sunday, Oct. 1. Those interested in helping out can walk the 3.6-mile course, become a financial sponsor or provide water and snacks for the walkers. Sponsored by Church World Services, all proceeds raised go toward ending hunger both in this community and in the wider world.

On Oct. 3 the first Tuesday women’s Bible study group will meet at the church at 11:30 a.m. On Saturday, Oct. 14, the Smokey Mountain Confer-ence of WELCA (Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) will gather together at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Asheville. The day’s theme will be women and justice.


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

Pastor Dave Black-burn’s sermon this Sunday is “Don’t Settle for Safe,” based on Ephesians 3:20-21. Ephesians 3:20-21.

For the month of October, our NEXT Kid’s theme is “Use It or Lose It.” Don’t waste what you have got. We will learn, “Everything Jesus did showed us how we can take care of God’s stuff by using it the way that points people to God and fulfills the mission God has for our lives.”

Oak Grove Baptist

Homecoming at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Quebec will be held Sunday, Oct. 1, beginning with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and the worship service at 11 a.m. Rev. Mike Smith, who was at Oak Grove from 1984-1988, will preach.

The Slick Fisher Band will be doing the music.

Lunch will follow in the fellowship hall following the service.

Also, there is going to be a cemetery working at Oak Grove Cemetery on Saturday, Sept. 30, beginning at 8 a.m. If you have family or relatives buried there, we would appreciate if you would come and help. Bring your shovels, hoes and rakes with you.

Pisgah Forest Baptist

The following activities are scheduled for Pisgah Forest Baptist Church in the coming week.

•Sept. 28 there will a ladies birthday lunch at El Chapala.

•Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. a Deacon’s meeting will be held.

•Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. a church-wide prayer time will be in the sanctuary.

•Oct. 7 a WMU meeting is scheduled at 10 a.m.

•Oct. 8 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Pisgah Forest Baptist will have a Homecoming service. Lunch will follow the service. All family, friends and former members are invited to attend. Bring your favorite Homecoming food.

Sacred Heart Catholic

Brevard’s annual CROP Hunger Walk will take place Sunday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. This family-friendly 3- mile walk is a reminder that many in the world walk more miles for their food, water and fuel. The walk begins and ends at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Call Chris Baglio at 862-4696 to walk or to make a donation.

The next Ladies Guild general meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall. The meeting will be followed by line dancing with Rhonda. The 50-50 raffle is to benefit the Center for Women.

On Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10-11:30 a.m. the Pastoral Care Ministry will host a funeral pre-planning workshop in the fellowship hall. Topics will include: timing for anointing and viaticum, situation on the columbarium and disposal of ashes, five wishes and health care power of attorney, discussing your wishes with your family, pre-planning your church service, grieving after a loss, what to do when a loved one dies and other useful information. Refreshments will be provided.

The fall street collection for LAMB will take place on Friday, Oct. 6, from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. We are looking for volunteers to collect donations at six locations around town. If you want to get involved, contact Tom Fortener at (828) 884-3350.

A welcome reception for new parishioners will take place on Oct. 15 in the fellowship hall after the 10:30 Mass. Join us to give our new members a Sacred Heart warm welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

Masses are celebrated on weekdays at 9 a.m. and on Saturday at 4 p.m. and our 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.

St. Patrick’s Anglican

St. Patrick’s Anglican Church is located at 147 E. Main St. in Brevard, will be having its Blessing of Animals on Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join several partners for fun and information. There is no charge to attend. Donations are gratefully accepted and will be distributed among participating partners. The parking lot is the bottom floor of the Hollingsworth Building, next to the Chamber of Commerce/ Visitors Center. For more information, contact Kathryn Hackett-Fields at (828) 231-3555.

St. Philip’s Episcopal

Crop hunger walk is Oct. 1. Walk with others from Brevard to raise money for food, both for local residents and those suffering from hunger around the world. Both walkers and sponsors are needed. To sign up to be a walker or to get a donation envelope, see Ernie Specimen or call the church at 884-3666.

Blessing of the Animals is Sunday, Oct. 8, at 5 behind the church: Come and bring pets on leashes or in carriers, plus items needed by the Transylvania County Animal Shelter, including paper towels, shoe boxes, smooth peanut butter, pillow cases, canned kitten and dog food, little dog beds, and flea and tick medicine.

The Shop of St. Philip’s is ready for fall with fashions and accessories for the season with an entirely new selection of household goods, books, artwork, glassware, linens, and much more. The Shop is located behind Creekside Subs on North Broad Street.

Gear up for Power Up! St. Philip’s invites the community to a special dinner event on Sunday, Nov. 5, to learn about a Sharing House program to fund the heating needs of those in this community who need help. Join the parish for a delicious dinner and an opportunity to help provide heat for local families living in cold houses.

St. Timothy UMC

This Sunday, Oct. 1, is World Communion Sunday. Rev. Ann Duncan will preach on Mark, Chapter 8 as we explore “Bread and Excess.” We will also hold Holy Communion as we do the first Sunday of every month. The communion table is open to all who wish to partake.

Next week, the Men’s Coffee Hour will be held on Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. and the Women’s Coffee Hour will be held on Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Dartball will begin its season on Oct. 9, at 6:15 p.m. in the St. Timothy fellowship hall. This easy-going activity is open to all. Contact Jeff Thompson at 883-5881 for more details.

Unitarian Universalist

Rev. Ilene Tompkins-Gillispie will deliver the sermon “An Instrument of Peace” at both the 9:15 and 11 a.m. Unitarian Universalist services on Oct. 1. The sermon is inspired by St. Francis. This month’s theme is “Transformation.”

All are welcome to join the Men’s Group on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. On Sunday afternoons, join us for Heartfulness Meditation from 4:30-6 p.m. (age 15 and up). There is no fee for any of these activities. For information, check at


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