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Church Activities


First Baptist

First Baptist Church of Brevard will hold a fundraiser Saturday, March 3, in its fellowship hall from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. This is a mission project that will help two of our church members, Will Dinkins and Michael Childers, as they join a team going to Thailand in mid-March for an 18-day mission trip. Our RA’s and GA’s will be assisting in this project.

There will be a large selection of items for sale.

Lutheran Church Of The Good Shepherd

Wednesday evenings during Lent begin with a worship service at 5 p.m., followed by a soup/salad/dessert supper and then a discussion series from a curriculum entitled “Test of Faith: Science and Christianity Unpacked.” This is a change from the previously-announced discussion of a Marcus Borg book. Pastor Handschin will present parts of the curriculum, which will then be available for individuals and groups who wish to pursue the topic on their own. The presentation coordinates with the Faith and Science dialogs, and will take place from 6-7 p.m.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd will host a number of special musical events in March:

On March 5, Brevard Music Center’s First Mondays concert features The Blair String Quartet from Vanderbilt University. The program begins at 12:30 and is free and open to the public.

On Sunday, March 11, at the regular 10 a.m. service, Cantamos, a Lutheran choir from Hickory, will perform.

On Saturday, March 17, a piano concert will be presented in the sanctuary by Jonathan Asbell, student at Appalachian State Univer-sity. This is a fundraiser for his upcoming European study tour this summer.

Morningside Baptist

On Thursday, March 1, a group from the church will be serving at The Bread of Life.

On Saturday, March 3, the youth will be attending the ACC Women’s Tournament in Greensboro, leaving at 6 a.m. and returning around 7 p.m.

On Sunday, March 4, there are Bible study classes for all ages starting at 9:45 a.m. The children will begin a study of “The Prophets,” the youth will be studying “Lordship,” the adults start a study of “Jesus, Son of God,” and the senior adults will be studying “The Heart of Worship.” There is also a nursery available during this time. The morning worship begins at 11 a.m. Pastor Voorhes’ sermon this week is “I Really Care,” based on scripture found in John 19:18-27. Children’s worship begins at 11:15 a.m.

On Sunday, praise team has practice at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m., there will be a Family Bible study with Lucy. Everyone is asked to bring their favorite movie snack.

On Wednesday, March 7, the church will have a mission night supper. This month, the New England Patriot fans will be preparing and serving a meal to the New York Giant fans and everyone else in attendance. The meal begins at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m., there are mission study groups for all ages, and at 8 p.m., the worship choir has practice.

The public is invited to join any of these special services or regular events this week.

A special thanks to everyone who has been praying for the pastor’s wife, Barbara Voorhes. She is doing better at the time of writing this article, and should be able to come home soon.

Trinity Lutheran

Trinity Lutheran Church in Fletcher will observe the Lenten Season at 6 each Wednesday with the study, “Why Did Jesus Have to Die.” Each study begins with prayer and a Lenten hymn. A 5 p.m. soup supper precedes the study and devotions.

Reservations are requested by calling or emailing Herta Hund at (828) 507-2723 or [email protected] Contributions for the supper will be appreciated.

The church is located in Suite #50 in St. John’s Marketplace between Foam and Fabric and Ingles. Trinity is a new congregation associated with the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). Visitors are always welcomed. Sunday worship service begins at 10 a.m. with Bible study at 9 a.m.


Rev. Terre Balof, a UU minister, will be the guest speaker for the Unitarian Universalists of Transylvania County (UUTC) at the regular 9:30 and 11 a.m. services on Sunday, March 4. In her message, “The Caravan as Metaphor for the Spiritual Journey,” Balof will discuss the challenge of how UU’s may discover ways to honor both personal ideas and the vision of their faith, and to balance service between individual and community needs.

Balof is a graduate of Millsaps College and of Emory University, where she earned M.Div. and MAT degrees. She served in the ministry of the United Methodist Church prior to becoming a Unitarian Universalist minister. She has served congregations in Marietta, Ga .; Montgomery, Ala .; Athens, Ga. and is currently the Consulting Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church in Glen Allen, Va.

The UUTC Congreg-ation is located at 24 Varsity St., on the corner with South Broad Park. Children’s Lifespan Religious Education is offered during the 11 a.m. service and infant care is available for both services. UUTC is a Welcoming Congregation and includes persons of all backgrounds and religious traditions. UUTC is fully wheelchair accessible. Dress is casual at all services and visitors are always welcomed.


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