Church Activites – Transylvania County


March 9, 2017





What keeps you up at night? What nagging questions cut into your sleep? Come Sunday as Keith Thompson continues the series, “1,000 Sermons Later.” This week’s message is, “Nic at Night.”

Special music for worship will be provided by the Chancel Choir.

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



There are 155 references in the New Testament to God’s “grace;” 133 of them come from the pen of St. Paul. The word opens, closes and practically dominates every letter he wrote. For Paul, grace is that magnificent ideal by which he measures his own life but also the lives of every Christian.

God’s grace is also the focus this Sunday as we continue a series of sermons, “Living in Grace,” that will run through the season of Lent. The message this Sunday in worship is “The Freedom to Live!” based on Romans 5:1-11 and John 3:1-17.

The local Koinonia group of churches is observing the season of Lent, with member churches hosting a worship service on Fridays at noon. The service is about 30 minutes, usually followed by a light lunch provided by the host church. This Friday, the service will be at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.

The mission team from Brevard FUMC will leave this Saturday for a week in Colima, Mexico, where they will be working at an orphanage. The church has been sending teams for years to Colima to work with children and families.

A group called Fostering Families, a partnership of churches and nonprofits in Transylvania County, is working to recruit and train new foster families for this area.

The “Family Foster Parent Program” will provide a session of 10 weeks training starting March 15, from 6-9 p.m. at Brevard First United Methodist Church. Interested participants may contact Angie Gillespie at the Transylvania County Department of Social Services (884-1632) or [email protected]

Currently, many of the children from this area must be placed in foster homes as far away as Charlotte or Greensboro.

This group is working to keep those children here at home by having more foster parents available.

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 a.m., and a celebration service at 9 (in the fellowship hall). All are welcome.



Brevard Quakers of the Religious Society of Friends will gather for Meeting for Worship at 11 a.m., March 12, in the Community Room of Elk Haven Wellness Center on Elk’s Club Road. At 9:45 a.m. Adult Forum will meet to discuss a Pendle Hill Pamphlet. Everyone is welcome to visit Brevard Quakers and join our activities.

The Quaker Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is the largest peace lobby in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1943 by the Religious Society of Friends, FCNL works with a network of thousands of people around the country to advocate for social and economic justice, good government, peace and environmental restoration.

Our mission statement is “We seek a world free of war and the threat of war. We seek a society with equity and justice for all. We seek a community where every person’s potential may be fulfilled. We seek an earth restored.”

First Baptist

Stewardship is the focus for March services. On the first three Sundays, members from the congregation will share testimonies regarding faithfulness.

Sharing House Ministry: During the month of March the church is having a good drive. Be sure items are non-perishable. They may be left in the boxes by the elevator, the library or in the W.E.E. School wing.

At the end of the month, all donated items will be taken to the Sharing House.

The knitting group, Clicking Needles, will meet Tuesday, March 9, at 10:30 a.m. in the Prayer Room. This group donates the items made to the Cancer Center, the Center for Women, and the Appalachian Ministries. We have at times made prayer shawls, hats, scarves, or baby blankets.

The Young at Heart group will meet Tuesday, March 14, at 11:30 a.m. for the monthly covered dish luncheon. After we eat, we will play bingo. There will be prizes for winners.

Weekly services are Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Café (coffee and snacks) at 10:30-10:45 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Senior Pastor is Tommy Crocker; the associate pastor is Tony Ladley. Call the church office for additional information at 883-8251.


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

Pastor Dave Blackburn continues the series “Snap Shots” — Parables of Jesus and how they relate to today based on Luke 14:15-24. Postponing quality time with loved ones can have devastating effects. Postponing spiritual decisions can have everlasting effects.

The virtue for Next Kids for the month of March is forgiveness — deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay.

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

Sacred Heart


A Lenten Penance Service has been scheduled for Thursday, March 9, at 6 p.m. at Sacred Heart.

Join us for Stations of the Cross and Soup Suppers, which will be held on Fridays during Lent. They begin March 10 and continue March 17, 24, 31 and April 7, at 6 p.m. Sign up after Masses to bring soup and/or bread or to help set up or help with clean up. Everyone is welcome.

Come learn about the Knights of Columbus, the largest lay Catholic family service organization, on Wednesday, March 15, at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall. A short film will be shown detailing the history of the organization and another that commemorates the 43 first-responders who were Knights that died on Sept. 11, 2001.

The Knights of Columbus will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with their annual St. Patrick’s Dinner on Saturday, March 18, after the 4 p.m. Mass. Tickets are $12.50 per person and will be on sale after Mass on March 11 and 12.

The Ladies Guild Women’s Day of Reflection is Saturday, March 25. The speaker is Scarlett Goodman, who will be discussing “The Secret of Joyous Living.” Music will be provided by Teresa Allen. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. with the program beginning at 9. Sign up will be held before and after all Masses the weekend of March 18 and 19 or by calling Therese Zuccaro at (828) 883-5809. Cost is $10 and includes lunch and is due at the time of registration. This event is open to women of all denominations.

Masses are celebrated on weekdays at 9 a.m. and on Saturday at 4 p.m., Sunday at 8 a.m. 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


Holy Conversations: The Discernment Committee is offering a series of gatherings to provide an opportunity for St. Philippians to be a part of the search for a new rector. The committee is building a profile of the parish, and all are encouraged to join in one of the conversations and offer views on the church’s history and vision for the future.

The next two Holy Conversations are Sunday, March 12, at either 10:10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m., both in Miller Hall.

A parish supper and program are being held each Wednesday evening in Lent. A Stations of the Cross service begins at 4:45 p.m. in the church; a simple supper begins at 5:15 p.m. in Miller Hall; the program begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 6:55 p.m. The theme of this year’s series is Reconciliation.

St. Philippians will gather on Friday, March 17, from 6-8 p.m. for dinner and entertainment in Miller Hall. Delicious food, storytelling, music and fellowship will delight families and parishioners of all ages. Sign up at the church office.

St. Philip’s will offer the Sacrament of Holy Baptism at the Great Easter Vigil on the Saturday evening before Easter Sunday. Those desiring baptism should contact the Rev. Walker or the Rev. Livingston.

St. Timothy


During the season of Lent, St. Timothy United Methodist will be examining the events of Holy Week on a day-to-day basis. Rev. Ann Duncan will be preaching on the last week of Jesus’ life on earth. Each Sunday will focus on the events of a single day in the Holy Week. This Sunday, Pastor Duncan will preach specifically on Monday, the day Jesus entered the temple and drove out the money changers. The Chancel Choir will be providing special music reflecting Holy Week activities.

During March, the Angel Project at St. Timothy is the collection of food and supplies for the Rosman UMC pantry. These items are to assist this small congregation in maintaining their pantry, which assists those in need in the Rosman area. Items may be dropped off in the St. Timothy Gathering Space.

This month, the Reading Women’s group will review and discuss “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce. They will meet at 4 p.m. on March 26. More details are available at the church office.

This Friday, March 10, St. Timothy members will join other worshippers at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd for this week’s Koininia service at noon. A light luncheon will follow.

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


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