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Church Activities – Transylvania County



River Presbyterian

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church will hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt rain or shine Saturday, March 19, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The event will be outside the church with music, fun games, and fried chicken. Little ones should bring a basket.

The theme of the Christian Speakers Forum in March is the “Road to the Cross.” The Rev. Dr. Tom Lewis will lead a Lenten study Sundays, March 20 and 27, entitled “Facing Jerusalem.” Dr. Lewis will take congregants on a journey with Jesus as He turns His face toward Jerusalem and makes His sacred pilgrimage there. Travel this road through selected scripture from the Gospel of Mark. The class will also use the Ann Weems book, “Kneeling in Jerusalem” for poetic reflection, and visual images from Dr. Lewis’ own collection to bring a sense of reality and place.

Join the congregation for worship on Palm Sunday with Keith Thompson preaching. Special music for the Palm Sunday worship services will be provided by the Westminster Bells and the Chancel Choir.

Brevard First


First Baptist Church will host its second annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 19, at 1 p.m. All ages are welcome, but this activity is specifically designed for 3-7 year olds. Come enjoy a no-pressure Easter Egg Hunt and the greatest story that was ever told.

The church has a full week of exciting Easter services after that. Join them for any of the following services.

Sunday, March 20, worship at 11 a.m. and then the Children’s Easter Program at 6 p.m. in the newly renovated sanctuary. That will be a blessing to everyone there.

Thursday, March 24, members will observe Maundy Thursday by having a communion service in the second floor fellowship hall. The time will be 6 p.m.

Friday, March 25, at 6 p.m. will be a time of worship in the sanctuary.

Easter Sunday services will be Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and then worship at 11 a.m. All visitors are welcome.



Brevard First United Methodist Church continues a series of messages on “The Gift of Prayer” this Sunday, Palm Sunday. They have been following The Lord’s Prayer as their “template” for the series because it is the prayer Jesus gave his disciples. This week, the sermon title is: “Deliver Us from Evil.”

Brevard First UMC will offer several special worship services during Holy Week. On Maundy Thursday they will gather in the sanctuary at 7 for Holy Communion and remembering the “Last Supper” of Jesus and his disciples. On Good Friday, there is the “Early Christian Meal” at 6:30. Through narrative and song and a meal, they reflect on Jesus’ last days leading up to the cross. Seating is limited and reservations are required along with a suggested donation of $8. Call the church at 883-9025 for reservations.

On Easter Sunday, they greet the day with a sunrise service on the steps of the Chapel, followed by three worship services in the morning. All are welcome.

Brevard First UMC offers three worship experiences on Sunday morning: traditional services at 8:30 and 10:55, and more contemporary service at 9. The church is located on Broad Street across from Brevard College.



Brevard Quakers of the Religious Society of Friends will gather for Meeting for Worship Sunday, March 20, at 11 a. m. in the activities room of College Walk Retirement Community. After the Rise of Worship, members will enjoy refreshments before gathering again for Meeting for the Conduct of Business.

Visitors and newcomers are invited to worship with Brevard Quakers and to participate in all our activities. They contract with College Walk for use of the space on Sundays. Learn more about Brevard Friends on their Facebook page.

Quaker Testimony is founded on the principle that each person can have a direct relationship with God. When Friends gather in silence to worship, they are collectively seeking the will of God. Shared worship signifies unity and trust. They gather in community to nurture relationships and to gain strength, vision, and creativity for their mission of improving the world for all people. “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.”

Enon Baptist

Enon Baptist Church will offer the Road to Resurrection on Friday, March 25, beginning at 6 p.m. Tours on the Road to Resurrection begin every 15 minutes and travelers will follow Jesus’ footsteps of the week leading to His death and resurrection.

Reservations are recommended. For information, call Bobbie Curto at 384-6240 or Yvette Whitmire at 342-0973.

Grace Baptist

Grace Baptist Church invites the public to join them for their Easter Cantata. “In Christ Alone” will be presented Sunday, March 20, during the 11 a.m. service. Bring family and friends to celebrate the risen Lord. Grace Baptist Church is located at 10 W. Holden Road in Brevard.

Lutheran Church

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Good Shepherd

Join the congregation for one or more of the special worship services during Holy Week. On March 20, celebrate Palm Sunday with a reading of the Passion narrative according to Luke. On Maundy Thursday gather at 7 p.m. to participate in Holy Communion. The Good Friday service, also at 7 p.m., will again feature the Passion story, this time according to John. As the altar is stripped, participants will meditate on the love of Christ and pray for all creation. An Easter Vigil will be held on Saturday from 7-8:30 p.m. This Service of Light will include affirmation of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. On Easter Sunday, March 27, celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord.

During coffee hour on March 20, Fair Trade coffee, tea and chocolates (including Easter eggs) will be available for purchase. An Easter breakfast, with proceeds to benefit the youth programs, will be available from 9:15-10:15 a.m. on March 27.

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 classes at 9:15 a.m. All are welcome. A coffee hour follows each service.


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

Come early for coffee at 10:30 a.m. The service starts at 11. Nursery and children’s activities are provided.

Pastor Dave Blackburn’s teaching series is “Sermon on the Mount” - BeHabitudes Part 3 - Peacemakers Overcome Persecution.

During the month of March, NEXT Kids will learn that “Hope is believing that something good can come out of something bad.”

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

Oak Grove


Oak Grove Community Church will have Rev. Gary Peacock bring the message Sunday, March 20, at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited.

The church is located on Highway 64 across from Blue Ridge Community College.

Pisgah Forest


On March 18 the Pisgah Mountain Travelers will sing at Silvermont at 10 a.m.

March 19, at 9 a.m. begins a Church Work Day.

March 20, Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. At 5 p.m. is Discipleship Class and Bible Study and at 6 p.m. is worship.

On March 21 the Pisgah Mountain Travelers will sing at the Brian Center at 6:30 p.m.

On March 22, at 11:30 a.m. is the Ladies Birthday Lunch at Blue Ridge Pizza in Etowah and CARE Outreach at 6 p.m.

No Wednesday services are planned for March 23.

Sacred Heart


The last of the Lenten Soup Suppers is Friday, March 18, at 6 p.m. followed by Stations of the Cross/Reflections. This is an opportunity to share a meal and fellowship as one with the parish community; pray, reflect, and feed the body in the spirit of fasting; share with those less fortunate through donations to Operation Rice Bowl; and learn more about your faith.

Knights of Columbus Spouse Appreciation Dinner will be held Thursday, March 17, at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

Saint Patrick’s Day Dinner will be held Saturday, March 19, following the 4 p.m. Mass. Come for a wonderful evening full of Irish food, including corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, Irish soda bread and delicious desserts.

The box of offertory envelopes for next quarter will be mailed to those who are registered. If you do not receive your envelopes within the next two weeks, contact Jenni in the church office.

St. Patrick’s


St. Patrick’s Anglican Church is located on the bottom floor of the Hollingsworth Building at 147 E. Main St. in Brevard. As they continue their observance of Lent, they invite the public to the upcoming services:

March 20, Palm Sunday, at 10:30 a.m., followed by the movie, “Passion of the Christ.”

March 23, Wednesday Volunteer at 9 a.m. at Bread of Life.

March 24, 5:15 p.m., Maundy Thursday service, stripping of the altar.

March 25, 5:15 p.m., Good Friday service with Stations and Good Friday Liturgy.

March 27, 2016 Easter Sunday, 10:30 a.m., and Intake for Sharing House. They will collect canned or jarred foods, personal and baby care items, etc. Come celebrate Christ’s victory as they serve and care for others.

St. Philip’s


Experience the joy of Easter by attending Holy Week services:

Palm Sunday, March 20, regular services at 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., with the reading of the Passion at all services.

Maundy Thursday Liturgy, March 24, at 7 p.m. with Holy Communion, homily and foot washing.

Good Friday Liturgy, March 25, at 7 p.m. with homily and Stations of the Cross.

Easter Vigil Service, March 26, at 7:45 p.m. with Holy Communion and Baptism.

Easter Sunday, March 27, at 7:45 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. The first service will feature the Chancel Choir and brass; the 9:30 a.m. service will feature the Hosannah Singers; the 11:15 a.m. service will feature the Chancel Choir and brass. To accommodate three Easter services, there will be no Sunday school this day.

A joyful Alleluia party for all ages will follow the Great Vigil of Easter on Saturday, March 26.

At the 9:30 a.m. Easter service, children are encouraged to bring small flowers to help flower a wooden cross. After the service, the flowered cross will be moved outside for a reminder of the resurrection. The Fifth Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place following the 9:30 a.m. service Easter morning.

Hope Chests for World Missions’ “empowering women” project may be turned in by Easter Sunday. UTO (United Thank Offering) boxes will be collected by Episcopal Church Women on April 10.

St. Timothy UMC

Sunday, March 20, St. Timothy will observe Palm/Passion Sunday, celebrating Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. They will also prepare to recall his three days of trial and crucifixion.

During the month of March, St. Timothy’s Angel Project will be aiding Rosman United Methodist Church in its pantry ministry. They will be collecting detergents, cleaning products, paper products such as paper towels and toilet paper, shampoo, toothpaste and feminine hygiene products. These are items in special needs because they cannot be purchased with food stamps.

Davidson River School is planning its first senior class trip this year. As a fundraising project, it is collecting items for a yard sale. St. Timothy is helping its partner to collect items. Contribute by bringing items for the sale to the church. Contact the church office for 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



RK “Becky” Young will be the guest speaker for the Unitarian Univers-alists of Transylvania County (UUTC) at the regular 9:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday, March 20. Her talk is titled “Sensual Spirituality.”

In our pursuit of7answers to life’s thornier questions, we often spend years in research and contemplation. Why, then, do many of us claim that walking a trail, especially in the company of another living being, is as, or more of, a spiritual experience than going to church? We will explore sensory links to personal experience and the power of our bodies to build our minds.

Young has served the community of Brevard as volunteer project leader with Imagine Brevard (Paths & Parkways) and as program director at Rise & Shine. She is now UUTC’s administrator. She taught middle school art in the public schools of Georgia for 19 years before moving to Brevard and has a master’s in adult education and distance learning. She is an avid student of nature.

Join the congregation for either service and for coffee fellowship between 10:30 and 11 a.m. The church is located at 24 Varsity St. in Brevard on the corner of South Broad Park. Children’s Relig-ious Exploration is offered during the 11 a.m. service, and infant care is available during both services.


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