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Church Activities


October 12, 2017

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian

Join us this Sunday morning at 8:30 and 11 for our annual Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans service. Keith Thompson’s message for the morning will be, “Recovering a Lost Tradition.”

As part of the Kirkin’ services, the music used will have a Scottish or Celtic connection. Special music will be provided by Jillionna Bailey, harpist, Sandra Eastman, flutist, and the Chancel Choir.

Brevard FUMC

The Apostle Paul makes rejoicing the theme of his letter to the Philippians when he said: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say rejoice” (Philippians 4:4). Join us this Sunday as Rev. Mike Holder, senior pastor, offers the message “Rejoice Always?”

Pumpkins are here. For years, Brevard First UMC has been known as the “pumpkin patch” church in this community. Drop by and purchase your pumpkin for the fall. All proceeds raised through the sale of pumpkins goes to the church’s mission ministry.

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 First UMC is located in Brevard on Broad Street, across from Brevard College. Three worship experiences are offered on Sunday mornings: traditional worship at 8:30 and 10:55, and a celebration service at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall.

English Chapel

English Chapel United Methodist Church is having an open house on three successive Sundays – Oct. 15, 22 and 29 – from 1-4 p.m.

Come enjoy the fall season, tour the church and learn about its history.

The church has worship services every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with a light meal after the service. The pastor is Evelyn Owen-Patterson.

First Baptist

Missionary Hoppy Pohlmann spoke at last Wednesday night’s prayer meeting. This was his second visit to First Baptist church in recent years. His ministry is to the Xhosa people in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Many projects provide for the young and the old in the communities served. They proclaim the gospel message as well as trying to meet basic needs.

AWANA enrollment is up to 80 children. The Sunday evening program mixes Bible study with fun for children 2-18 years of age. After a meal, children are grouped by ages for activities. Many volunteers assist the children in memorizing Bible verses. The goal is to put God’s word into the hearts and minds of these children.

The Young at Heart group is planning a day trip to the Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant and Amish Store on Saturday, Oct. 28. For additional information, contact Peggy Singleton through the church office at 883-8251.

Joyce Owens will lead us in the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Shoe box ministry again this year. You may pack your own box, or for a $30 donation she will pack a box for you.

The choir has begun practicing Christmas music. Practice is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Lutheran Church Of The Good Shepherd

The Adult Sunday School classes on Oct. 15 and 22 will be led by Pastor Mary. Titled “Heirs of the Reformation” participants will learn about the theological and doctrinal differences that splintered the Reformation during Luther’s lifetime and in the generation after his death. Participants will look at how these differences have come down to us and are still evident among current American Protestant denominations.

On Oct. 15, the Children’s Sunday school class will focus on The Ten Commandments.

On Sunday, Oct. 29, an Intergenerational Sunday school class will be held at 9:15. Come and learn new facts, play Reformation games, and learn more about Martin Luther. The 10:30 worship service will include a presentation of Bach’s Cantata 80 by the sanctuary choir and guest musicians, followed by a German-themed celebration luncheon. Join us for all or some of these Reformation events. For more information or to RSVP for the luncheon, call the church office at 883-3680.

The annual Brevard CROP Hunger Walk that began and ended at Good Shepherd was once again successful. More than 85 community members participated to help raise awareness and funds to alleviate hunger both locally and globally. A total of about $9,000 was raised. Thank you to all walkers and donors.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd is located at 22 Fisher Road, across from Ingles. Worship services are held on Sunday morning at 8:15 and 10:30. Sunday school classes for children and adults are held at 9:15 a.m. A nursery is offered during the 10:30 service. For more information, contact the church office at 883-3680.

Morningside Baptist

On Sunday, Oct. 15, there are Bible study classes for all ages starting at 10 a.m. The morning worship starts at 11 a.m. Micky Robinson will be giving a presentation of Isaac Homes Youth Shelter, and how they are working with homeless families in the area. Rev. Bill Britt will bring the message during the service. Children’s worship starts at 11:20 a.m.

On Sunday night, the praise team has practice at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m., there are Discipleship classes for all ages.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, the Celebration Choir has practice at 6:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., the pastor search committee will meet. There are Youth Bible Study and Children’s Bible Study classes at 7 p.m. as well.

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

Sacred Heart Catholic

A New Parishioner Reception will take place on Sunday, Oct. 15, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass in the fellowship hall. This is a great opportunity to meet our new parishioners from the past six months and welcome them into our Sacred Heart family.

Sacred Heart has more than 130 students registered in its Faith Formation program. A new goal for this program is to have parishioners “adopt” a classroom. We are looking for individuals, couples or families to commit to praying for the students in each grade level for the 2017-2018 school year. To learn more about how to adopt a class, contact Tricia Poche in the parish office.

Ladies Guild is having its annual Craft Show on Oct. 27 and 28. They will be selling raffle tickets on the weekends of Oct. 14-15 and Oct. 21-22.

Caring Shepherds is a ministry at Sacred Heart that attends funerals when attendance is expected to be sparse. Our Pastoral Care Team has expressed how much this ministry is appreciated by the families of deceased loved ones. If you would like to become part of this group, notify Margaret Rose by phone (890-1122) or email (

St. Patrick’s Anglican

St. Patrick’s Anglican Church will hold its third Blessing of Animals this Sunday. Drop in any time from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (leashes or carriers, while waiting). The church is on the bottom level of 147 E. Main St. beneath Quotations coffee. Access also from Johnson Street parking lot. There is no cost to attend, and you will receive a certificate to remember the day. Donations will be received for shelters, causes and farms in and near Brevard.

St. Philip’s Episcopal

On Saturday, Oct. 14, from 4-7 p.m. in the back parking lot of St. Philip’s, all are invited for smoked pig and all the fixin’s, Cuban style. The barbecue plate, beverages and entertainment are all included in one ticket price of $20 (adult) and $10 (children ages 5-16). Come hear live music by the amazing Moonshine Babies, Creekside Crawfish and Madeline Dierauf. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy the fellowship and the delicious meal.

A newcomer-visitor reception will be held on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 10:10 a.m. in the church parlor. RSVP to Marty Wain-wright at 884-5798 or

Harvey Miller and Adelaide Kersh will present an organ program in the church on Friday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m. in celebration of Miller’s recent publication of a collection of organ pieces composed by blind musicians of mid-nineteenth century France. He has transcribed the music from Braille into ink print to make the compositions accessible to all. Kersh will perform some of the pieces, and Miller will share his 10-year effort to gain access and transcribe the music.

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 the 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

Homecoming at St. Timothy is this Sunday, Oct. 15. Music Director Daniel Gainey will present a program of special music by the chancel choir.

Gainey will also present a homily on the meaning of the stained glass windows which surround the sanctuary. Following the worship service there will be a covered dish luncheon in the newly remodeled fellowship hall.

The annual dartball season has begun. This program of fun and fellowship is an easy going activity open to all each Monday at 6:15 p.m. Contact Jeff Thompson at 883-5881 or Sam Wood-ruff at 883-4123 for further information.

The Reading Women Group will hold its first meeting and discussion on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 4 p.m. This month’s book is “Small Great Things” by Judy Piccoult. All women are welcome to be part of the discussion. Contact the church office for more details.

St. Timothy United Methodist Church is located at 1020 Asheville Highway 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


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

Pastor Dave Black-burn’s series “Something to learn from…Haggai,” (Haggai 2:1-9) will focus on dispelling disappointment.

For the month of October, our NEXT Kid theme is “Use It or Lose It.”

Preschoolers are learning about super heroes of the Bible.

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


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