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Church Activities


September 7, 2017

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian

This Sunday, Keith Thompson’s sermon will be, “The Hard Truth about Neighbors.” Join us in responding to the needs of those recovering from Hurricane Harvey through the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance through an effort spearheaded by one of the third grade members.

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

Sunday school classes for those between the ages of 5 and 18 are held between services, 9:45-10:45 a.m. And, their parents have a separate class (Nachos Grandmother) that follows the Sunday school schedule and meets at the same time.

PYC for ages 11-18/grades 6-12 will resume on Sept. 10, with leader Art Cole, at 4:30 p.m. in the church education wing for introductions, pizza and planning.

During services and Sunday school, we provide nursery care in the Preschool Wing. Young Children’s Worship meets during the second service at 11 a.m. when the youngsters leave with teachers for their own worship service.

The Adult Sunday study groups meet between services. Searchers focus on the Sunday’s Revised Common Lectionary passages, and invite you to join them. Faith and Life begins a 6-week series on “Moses, the Reluctant Prophet.” All ages and backgrounds are welcome at this DVD class, starting at 9:45 a.m. and led by the Kellars. Bring your coffee cup and join them.

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

Faith Memorial Chapel

Bishop Jose McLoughlin, Diocese of Episcopal Church WNC, will preach this Sunday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. at Faith Memorial Chapel in Cedar Mountain. For a complete schedule or directions, go to

First Baptist

Today the Young at Heart group is visiting Broyhill Children’s Home in Clyde, N.C. There will be tours of the cottages where the children live in small home groups, gospel singing, testimonies from some of the children, and a message from Dr. Michael Blackwell, BCH president. For many years now, our church has given a Christmas party for the residents of Broyhill Children’s Home.

On Sunday the new AWANA children’s ministry will begin at 5 p.m. This discipleship program is for children 2 years old through high school. It fills their hearts with scripture and Christian values that train a child in the way he should walk. Game time provides the fun and fellowship for participants. There is a registration fee of $20 with some scholarships available.

Next week portraits will be made for the new church directory. This is an exciting update as we have many new members since the last directory was made.

Our ladies mission group met this morning. The mission outreach for September is bottled water to be sent to those regions devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

The Brotherhood will meet again on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 8 a.m. Call the church office to sign up.

We are pleased with the fresh paint and colors in the children’s areas. Both W.E.E. School and Sunday school rooms have been painted and decorated. Thanks go to Pastor Tony, his wife, Deanna, and a number of volunteer workers. It looks great!

Visitors are always welcome. There are Sunday school classes for all ages starting at 9:30 a.m. with worship at 11 a.m. A nursery staff is available for both services, with extended care through worship up to 4 years old.

Lutheran Church Of The Good Shepherd

Children’s Sunday school classes resume on Sept. 10, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Classes for all ages of adults are also available. On Thursday, Sept. 14, a group will meet at the church at 10:30 to carpool to Mount Pisgah for a three-mile hike, followed by lunch at the Pisgah Inn.

2017 marks the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation. Plans are underway at LCGS for a special celebration worship to mark the event. On Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. PBS (UNC-TV) will air a special program, “Martin Luther: the Idea that Changed the World.”

Plans are also being made to once again join with other area churches to participate in the annual CROP Walk on Oct. 1. The 3.6-mile walk through Brevard raises awareness and funds to help end hunger, both here at home and throughout the world.

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.

Next, Church

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

The message this Sunday will be the second in the NEXT Church Vision series: “Connect.”

For the month of September, the NEXT Kid’s theme is “friendship” and how it is a reflection of God’s character.

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

Sacred Heart Catholic

Join the Ladies Guild. The Sacred Heart Ladies Guild is a group of passionate women who are involved in many ministries and events. Some of these are raffles for nonprofits, a yearly women’s retreat, funeral receptions, rosary making, and fundraising for parish projects. Dues to join are only $10 per year and all are welcome. They meet on the first Thursday of every month from September through May.

Explore Pope Francis’ vision and views on Saturday mornings in September and October. The first session will be held Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Subsequent sessions will be held from 10-11 a.m. There is no fee. Call the parish office at 883-9572 to register.

The Knights of Colum-bus’ fall garage sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Church Fellowship Hall. It is time to look in the garage, basement and in those lower cabinets to see what items you no longer have a use for that can be donated to help the Knights in this important fundraiser. The Knights support local charities such as The Center for Women, LAMB, Sharing House, Bread of Life and others. If you have any questions or items for sale, contact Ray at 577-0076.

The Young of Heart Club is sponsoring a bus trip to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino on Thursday, Sept. 28. The bus will leave promptly from the church parking lot at 8:15 a.m. and will return at 6 in the evening. The cost is only $30 and every participant will receive a $10 voucher for food. Bring your government issued ID (driver’s license or ID card) to claim your vouchers and for when you win a jackpot. Call Kathleen for more information and to make your reservations at 862-3275.

St. Andrews By-the-Lake

The guest minister this Sunday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. is Rev. Toby Summerour. St. Andrews is an open-air, nondenominational chapel in Lake Toxaway.

Rev. Summerour is assistant priest of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, in Cashiers. He also is the priest at the Summer Chapel in Cashiers.

He graduated from the University of the South’s School of Theology. He and his wife, Carroll, moved to Lake Toxaway full time after having a summer home here for many years.

Rev. Summerour began his career with a major international public accounting firm, from which he retired as a partner. He spent most of his career in New Orleans.

Every one is welcome at the beautiful outdoor chapel in the woods at Lake Toxaway where ministers from different denominations conduct services.

The Chapel is located on U.S. 281 N, 0.6 of a mile from U.S. 64 West.

This service concludes the 2017 schedule of services.

St. Philip’s Episcopal

The fall schedule has resumed with Sunday worship services at 7:45, 9, and 11:15 a.m .; Sunday school for children and youth, and Coffee & Conversation for adults have also resumed at 10:10 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

The fall parish picnic is Sunday, Sept. 17, from 12:45-40 p.m. at the Lake Atagahi Pavillion in Connestee Falls. Beverages and the main entreé of fried chicken will be provided; bring a favorite side dish or dessert. Sign up is required for food planning as well as names for entry to Connestee.

Unitarian Universalist

Carol Flake will deliver the sermon “Conscious Aging” at both the 9:15 and 11 a.m. Unitarian Univer-salist services on Sept. 10. This month’s theme is “Growth.”

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! On Sunday afternoons, join Heartfulness Meditation from 4:30-6 p.m. (age 15 and up). There is no fee for any of these activities. For information on more public events, check our calendar at

Children’s Lifespan Religious Exploration is offered at 11 a.m. Infant care is available during the service. Join us for coffee between services at 10:30 a.m.


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