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Church Activities


November 9, 2017

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian

This Sunday, Nov. 12, Keith Thompson’s message will be “The Second Coming: Faith or Fear?” Special music for worship will be provided by the Chancel Choir.

Sunday school classes are between services (9:45-10:45 a.m.) for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Adult study groups meet between services. Visitors are always welcomed.

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

Lutheran Church Of The Good Shepherd

As part of our focus on expanding ministry in 2018, we will be considering ways we can reach out to those who are unable to participate in our church activities due to difficult life situations, such as personal illness, lack of transportation or caregiver duties. Additionally, on Thursday, Nov. 16, a group from LCGS will be visiting Cherokee, N.C., to connect with our friends and neighbors at Living Waters Lutheran Church.

Members from LCGS will gather in the church kitchen on Dec. 8 to prepare meals for The Haven. The annual congregation meeting will be held on Sunday, Nov. 12, following the late service. This presentation will include an update on our ministries in 2017 and our plans for 2018.

For additional information regarding any of the above activities, contact the church office at (828) 883-3680. Good Shepherd is located at 22 Fisher Road in Brevard. Sunday worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages at 9:15.


Pastor Dave Blackburn continues the series “Set Free.”

For the month of November, our NEXT Kid theme is “Refocus on all God has done for them.” The virtue is gratitude.

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

Pisgah Forest Baptist

The following events are scheduled for Pisgah Forest Baptist Church:

•On Saturday, Nov. 11, anyone interested in making Christmas cards for nursing homes should meet in the fellowship hall beginning at 1 p.m. Bring cardstock, scissors and glue.

•On Sunday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m., Steve and Paula Mathis will be speaking about their involvement in the N.C. Baptist Men Hurricane Relief.

•On Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m., the BYB (Senior Citizens) will travel to Mills River Restaurant for their annual Thanksgiving meal.

•Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. is the B&G meeting.

•Thursday, Nov. 16, Baptist Men’s meeting is at 10:30 a.m .; lunch will be served.

•Saturday, Nov. 18, CARE Outreach is at 10 a.m.

Sacred Heart Catholic

Join the congregation for a new film series and study program “A Biblical Walk Through the Mass.” This five-part program will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. in Room 8. Participants will be led on an exciting tour of Mass as it explores the biblical roots of the words and gestures experienced at Mass and their profound significance. Everyone is invited to enjoy good friendships and discussions as we learn more about the Mass. For more information, contact Byron Phillips at (828) 447-8227 or

The Faithful Youth of Sacred Heart (FYSH) will travel to Indianapolis to attend the National Catholic Youth Conference being held Nov. 16-19.

The Young of Heart Thanksgiving Potluck Luncheon will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15, at noon in the fellowship hall. Call Kathleen Logsdon at 862-3275 or Joanne Wodecki at 891-1380 with the dish you plan to bring. Bingo will follow the meal.

Faith Formation is still looking for individuals, couples or families to “adopt” a classroom for the 2017-2018 school year. This entails praying for the students in that grade level. Contact Tricia Poche in the parish office if you are interested in supporting the classes.

The next meetings for the planning of the 2017 Christmas dinner will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. or Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m .; and Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. or Thursday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. All meetings will be held in the church library unless otherwise notified. If you have any questions, contact Sandi Rogers at 883-2990 or email

St. Philip’s Episcopal

St. Philippian Amarech Richmond is a senior at Brevard High School. For her senior project, she has chosen to raise money for Ethiopian Adoption Connection, a nonprofit which helped her locate her birth family in Ethiopia. Amarech invites all to help raise money to assist others like herself by coming to Miller Hall at St. Philip’s on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 5 p.m. for homemade chili and cornbread. Call 884-3666 to sign up.

The Shop of St. Philip’s will open its Christmas Room on Monday. Don’t miss the surprises and bargains in the shop behind Creekside Subs. Hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Unitarian Universalist

Rev. Ilene Tompkins-Gillispie will deliver the sermon “The Freedom to Question” at both the 9:15 and 11 a.m. Unitarian Universalist services on Nov. 5. This month’s theme is “Freedom.”

All are welcome to join the men’s group on Tuesday mornings 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, check

The first guiding Principle of Unitarian Universalism is the inherent worth and dignity of every person. UUTC welcomes all — persons of various ages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, theological and political beliefs, socio-economic status, educational backgrounds, abilities and ethnicities. Services are at 9:15 and 11 a.m. 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 us for coffee between services at 10:30 a.m.


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