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Church Activites – Transylvania County


February 16, 2017

Brevard-Davidson River


This Sunday, Feb. 19, Keith Thompson will be preaching a sermon entitled, “Listening to Jesus: Enemies.” Special music will be provided by the Chancel Choir at the 11 a.m. service and by Jacolyn Campbell, soloist, at the 8:30 a.m. service.

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

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



Brevard First United Methodist Church will celebrate “Boy Scout Sunday” this week during the 10:55 worship service. Participating in the worship service are the boys and leaders of Troop 701 and Cub Pack 701.

Dr. Robert Blocker, former chair of Fine Arts at Brevard College and director of Music Ministries at FUMC, will return to dedicate the church’s new Steinway piano with a concert on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. The program will include the music of Bach, Mozart and Brahms. The concert is free and open to the public. A reception follows.

We will begin a new series of sermons on Sunday, Feb. 26, with the theme “Living in Grace.” This series will run through Lent and focuses on the ways God’s grace comes to us in our daily lives.

A new Daniel Plan Study Group will begin a “40 Day Jumpstart Plan” with an organizational meeting on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 12:15. This study is designed to coincide with the 40 days of Lent with a focus on healthy living from a spiritual perspective. Each day, participants are provided inspiration from the scriptures, as well as practical tools toward healthier lifestyles. Members of the community are invited to participate.

Brevard FUMC will host an Ash Wednesday service on March 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. This observance includes the congregation of St. Timothy’s UMC, and all are welcome. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of our Lenten observance that will take us to Palm Sunday and Holy Week.

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). All are welcome.

Brevard Quakers

Brevard Quakers of the Religious Society of Friends will gather for Meeting for Worship on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m. in the community room of Elk Haven Wellness Center on Elk’s Club Road in Brevard. Everyone is invited to worship with Friends.

Rufus Jones (1863-1948) was the most revered of modern Quakers. He kindled new life in the Society of Friends as teacher, author, counselor, prophet and mystic. Born a Quaker, Jones grew up in a large family which observed the Quaker qualities of simplicity, peace and “that of God” in every person. He became a dynamic, informed American diplomat during WWII who demonstrated his talents for promoting peace and goodwill wherever he went.

Dunn’s Creek


Dunn’s Creek Baptist Church youth invite the public to come by the See Off Community Center on Friday, Feb. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. for a spaghetti dinner fundraiser. Plates are $7 and include spaghetti, bread, salad, drink and dessert. To go plates will be available.

English Chapel


The English Chapel United Methodist Church’s sermon this Sunday, Feb. 16, will be from the early chapters of Revelation where Jesus Christ instructs his servant, John, now on Patmos, to write on a scroll what he sees and send it to seven churches. The title of the sermon is “God Speaks to Thyatira.” Join us at our regular worship hour of 9:30 a.m. and stay for refreshments afterward in the fellowship hall. All are welcome!

The English Chapel is located in the Pisgah National Forest just North of the Ranger Station off U.S. 276. The English Chapel Bridge Drive is open on Sundays during worship service.

Episcopal Church

Of St. John In The Wilderness

On Sunday, Feb. 26, the Episcopal Church of St. John in the Wilderness in Flat Rock will host the Archivist of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina who will present the results of her 10-year project documenting the growth of the Episcopal Church in the state since its beginning in April 1817. The presentation will begin at 3 p.m. in the church Parish House located at 1905 Greenville Highway.

Lynn Hoke will present a short talk and discuss her Bicentennial History Exhibit, which consists of 10 vinyl panels. The project is part of the celebration of the Bicentennial of the Episcopal Church in North Carolina.

There are three Episcopal dioceses in the state with 243 year-round churches and 83,000 parishioners. The original Diocese of North Carolina was founded in 1817. The Diocese of Western North Carolina was still a part of the single Diocese at the time of its founding in 1836. The Diocese of East Carolina was also a part of the original Diocese until it became an independent diocese in 1883.

For more information, contact the church office at (828) 693-9783, or visit

First Baptist

Enrollment for the 2017-2018 W.E.E. school, for 2, 3, and 4-year-old classes has begun. Some of the classes are quickly filling up. Next year will be the 50th anniversary for W.E.E. school. Cindy Carter, the director, would like to hear from former graduates. Contact her for registration or information concerning special events to celebrate the 50th anniversary at (828) 883-9839.

This Saturday, Feb. 18, will be children’s ministry day. Children can come to the fellowship hall from 1-3 p.m. to participate in ministry projects.

On Sunday, Feb. 26, a baked potato lunch will be available in the fellowship hall immediately following the 11 a.m. service. There will be no charge, but donations are requested. The money raised will help send youth to Go Tell camp next summer. Come support the youth group.

Last Saturday, a group of 30 plus traveled to First Baptist Church North Spartanburg for the Tim Hawkins show. The bus ride, dinner at Chick-fil-A, and the show were all opportunities for good fellowship.

First Baptist Church welcomes all visitors. Sunday worship is at 11 a.m., with Sunday school starting at 9:30 a.m. Our senior pastor is Tommy Crocker and the associate pastor is Tony Ladley.



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

Worship starts at 10 a.m. Come early for coffee at 9:30. Nursery and children’s age-appropriate worship are provided.

Pastor Dave Blackburn continues the series “Snap Shots” - Parables of Jesus and how they apply to us based on Luke 16:1-13. Learn how to be a good steward of earthly things so that God can entrust you with “true riches.”

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

Sacred Heart


A reception for new Parishioners will take place on Feb. 26 after the 10:30 Mass in the fellowship hall. Cake, coffee, punch and tea will be served. This is an opportunity to meet our newest parishioners and welcome them into our Sacred Heart family.

Men of Sacred Heart, mark your calendars for the 7th Annual Catholic Men’s Conference held on March 4, at St. Mark Catholic Church in Huntersville. The day will be packed with national speakers, Mass with the Bishop, Adoration, confession and lunch. Featured speakers will be Robert Rogers, Father Bill Casey and Steve Beuerlein with Bishop Peter Jugis as the special homilist. Visit for more information and register at The Ladies Guild is again hosting a “Women’s Day of Reflection” on Saturday, March 25. The topic will be “The Secret of Joyous Living” and the speaker is Scarlett Goodman. It is open to all women. Any questions should be directed to Therese at (828) 883-5809.

A Worldwide Marriage Encounter will be held the weekend of March 24-26, in Atlantic Beach, N.C. Early sign up is recommended. For more information, go to or contact [email protected] or call (704) 315-2144.

Masses are celebrated on weekdays at 9 a.m. and on Saturday at 4 p.m., Sunday at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Reconciliation is on Thursday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2:45 p.m. The Spanish Mass is now celebrated on Saturday evening at 7 p.m.

St. Philip’s


The Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be hosted by the EYC (youth group) on Tuesday, Feb. 28, starting at 5:30 p.m. Use the sign-up sheet in the parish house foyer to make reservations or call the office at 884-3666. The cost is $6.50 for adults, $3.50 for children under 10 and $24 maximum for a family. All money raised will be used for EYC projects.

The Rt. Rev. José Antonio McLoughlin, Bishop of the Diocese of Western North Carolina will make an informal visit to St. Philip’s on Wednesday, March 22. Plan to join this conversation from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in Miller Hall and meet the new bishop.

February is St. Philip’s month to supply non-perishable food and household products to the Sharing House pantry. The need is great; bring items to the church narthex on Sundays, or the foyer of Miller Hall during the week.

Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., and 11:15 a.m., with Sunday school for all ages at 10:10 a.m. Morning prayer takes place Monday-Friday at 8:30 a.m. in the chapel. All are welcome.

St. Timothy


This Sunday, Feb. 19, St. Timothy will continue its look at the founding of the Methodist church and the theology of John and Charles Wesley.

A Love Feast, long a tradition of both the Moravians and Methodism, will be celebrated as we focus on the development of the Methodist church in the United States and Bishop Asbury.

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, call 883-2985 or visit the website



Rev. Ian White Maher will deliver the sermon at both the 9:30 and 11 a.m. Unitarian Universalist services on Feb. 19. His message will be the third in the series on this month’s theme of “Pilgrimage.”

Church Activites

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 our calendar at

The first guiding Principle of Unitarian Universalism is the inherent worth and dignity of every human being. 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 9:30 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 them for coffee between services at 10:30 a.m.


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