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Church Activities – Transylvania County NC


October 13, 2016


Davidson River


This Sunday, Oct. 16, Keith Thompson’s message will be “Straight Talk About Treasure.” Music for the worship services will be provided by the Westminster Bells and the Chancel Choir.

Every third Sunday B-DRPC receives the 5¢-A-Meal Offering to help fight hunger in our community. That will be received this Sunday at both morning worship services.

Join congregants for the Christian Speakers Forum this Sunday, from 9:45-10:45 a.m. in Davidson River Hall, as the Rev. Dr. Thomas Lewis, former director of the Spirituality Program at Columbia Theological Seminary will discuss “Growing through Prayer.” He will introduce Ignatius of Loyola with the special prayer that he used, the Prayer of Examen.

This year’s Crop Walk will take place this Sunday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Lutheran Church across from Ingles. The Presbyterian Youth will be walking. Join them in this city-wide effort to fight the causes of hunger in the world.


First UMC

First United Methodist Church will celebrate “Children’s Sabbath” this Sunday during worship. Initiated by the National Children’s Defense Fund years ago, Children’s Sabbath is a time to lift up the unique needs and challenges that impact children and youth in the world and in our community, as well as a time to celebrate the children and youth in the church family.

The Rev. Lauren Sims-Salata, associate pastor, is the preacher for the day and the children’s choirs will provide special music in worship. Also, several local ministries and agencies that work with children will be on hand to share their story.

This week, Brevard First UMC will host the Special Olympics Banquet on Friday at 6 p.m. On Saturday, the church will join all the other United Methodist churches in Transylvania County, along with students from Brevard College and volunteers from Lowes, for a “Great Day of Service.” Work teams will be moving out into the community to do a variety of projects during the day. On Sunday, the church will participate in the annual CROP Walk for Church World Service.

The Pumpkin Patch is open for sales. Brevard First UMC mission team is selling pumpkins during October and all proceeds go to various missions of the church.

For more information about the church, go to bre We offer three different worship services on Sunday (traditional at 8:30 a.m. and 10:55, and casual at 9), as well as ministries for youth and children. All are welcome.



Brevard Quakers of the Religious Society of Friends will gather for Meeting for Worship on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m. in the activities room of College Walk Retirement Community. Newcomers and guests are always invited to worship with Friends and to join in all activities.

Rufus Jones, one of the most influential Quakers of modern times, was a lifelong educator and author with a unique style of speaking and writing. His many books and articles won him a worldwide audience and convinced many non-believers of the truth of his words.

He wrote, “The reason we can hope to find God is that he is here, engaged all the time in finding us. But, we cannot find him with only a fraction of ourselves. It is the business of the whole self, the task of one’s entire life, and the most significant thing about us.


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

This Sunday, Pastor Dave Blackburn continues his “Game Plan” with “Postseason — Great Expectations” from Ephesians 3:20.

During the month of October, NEXT Kids will be discovering what God’s word has to say about courage, “being brave enough to do what you should do, even when you are afraid.”

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

First Baptist

Last Sunday Missionary Hoppy Pohlmann spoke at the 11 a.m. worship service. His ministry is to the Xhosa people in South Africa. While presenting the gospel of Jesus Christ, his ministry also meets many physical needs in basic health care, housing orphans and educating children. This area has much poverty with an extremely high unemployment.

Sunday evening was a time of fellowship with popcorn and a great movie. “Woodlawn” is the story of a spiritual awakening that occurred in the ‘70s as football coach Tandy Geralds led his team to love and unity in a time of hatred and racism.

Backpacks are now available for our membership to fill with school supplies, a toy, small items of clothing, food and a Bible. They will be taken to an Appalachian region in December a mission outreach.

Joyce Owens is again heading up our shoebox ministry for Samaritan’s Purse. Items are collected year round. The packing date will be Friday, Oct. 21, at 9:30 a.m.

Preparations are under way for the Trunk or Treat to be held in the old B&B parking lot on Halloween. Join the church in a trip through the Bible with characters and stories from the Old and New Testaments.

Lutheran Church

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Good Shepherd

The 18th annual Brevard CROP Hunger Walk will start and end at Good Shepherd. All are welcome to participate in this fundraiser that is also a symbolic joining in with those around the world who must walk for survival to access food and water. The walk begins at 2 p.m. and is 3.6 miles. Join as a walker or make a donation to help sponsor team Good Shepherd.

SWIFT (Single Women in Fellowship Together) will meet on Thursday, Oct. 20. For details, contact the church office.

Children’s Sunday school class for ages 5 and older as well as two adult Sunday school classes are being offered at 9:15 on Sunday morning. The adult class, led by Bill Johnson, will focus on the Sermon on the Mount and its message on gratitude and giving. The TTF (Twenties, thirties, forties) class will discuss topics that connect faith and life while enjoying fellowship together.

Luther’s Large Catechism Class continues on Thursday, Oct. 20, with a focus on The Lord’s Prayer.

Book club will meet on Oct. 17 at Broad Street Wines at 5 p.m. to discuss “The Madman’s Daughter” by Megan Shepherd.

Sunday worship services are at 8:15 and 10:30, Sunday school classes at 9:15 a.m. Child care is provided during the Sunday school hour and the 10:30 worship service. For more information, contact the church office at 883-3680.

Sacred Heart


The earliest known Catholic presence in this area can be traced to 1820, before the County of Transylvania was established. Until the establishment of Immaculate Conception Church in Hendersonville, the nearest Catholic community was in Charleston, S.C. In September 1939, the Ecusta Paper Corporation began operations in Pisgah Forest and the firm provided a station wagon to take Catholic employees to Sunday Mass in Hendersonville. This was the first formal effort to give Catholics in Brevard an opportunity to share in the world-wide and eternal Eucharistic sacrifice each Sunday.

The next Knights of Columbus/Red Cross Blood Drive will be Monday., Oct. 17, from 12 p.m.-5 p.m. in the fellowship hall. If you wish to make an appointment, call Bill at 884-3475.

A Day of Reflection will be held Oct. 19 at the Catholic Conference Center in Hickory, N.C. The topic of the reflection is “Call to Mercy: Where do we go from here?” The event will begin at 10 a.m. The cost is $15 and includes morning refreshments and lunch. To register, contact Sandra Breakfield at (704) 370-3220 or email

The Sacred Heart Ladies Guild holds a craft show on Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29. Raffle tickets for handcrafted donated vendor items will be on sale after Masses on the weekends of Oct. 15 and 16 and Oct. 22 and 23. Proceeds go to the Sacred Heart Parish and local charities.

Masses are celebrated on weekdays at 9 a.m. and on Saturday at 4 p.m., Sunday at 8 and 10:30 a.m. and Spanish Mass Sunday at 1 p.m. Reconciliation is on Thursday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2:45 p.m. Visit for additional parish information.

St. Philip’s


CROP Walk for Hunger is Sunday, Oct. 16, beginning at 2 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Be a walker or a sponsor. Donations go to Sharing House and global hunger relief.

Apple-Tite is Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m. in Miller Hall. Bring an apple flavored sweet or savory and join friends for fun and games. Sign up in the foyer.

A discussion on the Enneagram will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Child care will be available if needed; sign up in foyer.

Join the Cemetery Committee members to clean up St. Paul’s-in-the-Valley on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. until noon. Snacks and drinks will be provided and flags will be erected for veterans.

There are two “Save the Dates:” Friday, Nov. 4, is the date for the Rice Street Community Garden Harvest Party. The weekend of Nov. 12 and 13 is the International Bazaar, featuring Ten Thousand Villages crafts in a weekend show and sale.

St. Timothy


On Oct. 16, St. Timothy will celebrate Homecoming Sunday. All former members and regular attendees are invited to join with us for worship. Pastor Ann Duncan will be preaching on Jesus’ Resurrection. There will be recorded memories of St. Timothy as well as Oak Grove Church from some of the long-time members. A congregation-wide photograph will be taken that will be distributed to all and kept as part of St. Timothy’s archives.

Following the worship service, participants will join together in the fellowship hall for a covered dish luncheon.

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



This Sunday Calvary Baptist will have special guests from Broyhill Children’s Home leading the service.

Early morning fellowship begins at 9:15. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:45 a.m. followed by worship service at 11.

Calvary is located at 133 Osborne Road behind Blue Ridge Community College.


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