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Church Activities


October 5, 2017

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian

Who among us doesn’t want the story of our lives to be a “page turner?” Keith Thompson’s message will be about “turning the page” as an act of faith. Special music for worship will be provided by the Chancel Choir.

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

The Kirkin o’ the Tartan, a much-loved tradition at B-DRPC, will be celebrated at both the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services on Sunday, Oct. 15. As in years past, the Montreat Scottish Pipes and Drums will lead the opening parade of tartan banners headed by Tom Smith serving as Beadle. The Celtic heritage of the Kirkin’ will be honored in the choral and instrumental music presented.

Brevard FUMC

This Sunday is called “Children’s Sabbath.” In our worship we will celebrate children and youth in our congregation, and raise up the unique needs of children in our world. Special music will be provided by our two children’s choirs and the chancel choir. Also, we are in the season of stewardship and make our pledges for giving.

The pumpkins are here. For years, Brevard First UMC has been known as the “pumpkin patch” church in this community. All proceeds raised through the sale of pumpkins goes to the church’s mission ministry.

Brevard First UMC celebrated the “Great Days of Service” this past weekend with nearly 200 members and partners going out into the community for a “mission-action” day. Church members also participated in the CROP walk on Sunday.

Brevard First UMC offers chapel worship with Holy Communion every Wednesday at 5 p.m. All are welcome. The 30 minute service is held in the church chapel.

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 a.m. in the fellowship hall.

English Chapel

English Chapel United Methodist Church will celebrate homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m. A covered dish meal will be served at noon. All members and friends are invited.

Access to the chapel is on English Chapel Bridge. Drive 1.7 miles from the entrance to Pisgah National Forest on Highway 276 North.

Lutheran Church Of The Good Shepherd

The children’s class continues to focus on The Lord’s Prayer.

The TTF class will address ways to understand evangelism and ways to share the good news.

The adult class is learning more about the Reformation. Oct. 8 will study the teaching called, “sola fide,” which is the teaching that our justification from God is received “by faith alone.”

On Oct. 15 and 22, Pastor Mary will lead the class titled “Heirs of the Reformation,” looking at the theological and doctrinal differences that splintered the Reformation during Martin Luther’s lifetime and in the generation after his death.

Oct. 29 is Reformation Sunday. An intergenerational class will continue to learn about Martin Luther and have fun while learning. During the 10:30 a.m. worship service, the choir will present Bach’s Cantata #80.

The church is located at 22 Fisher Road. Visit

NEXT Church

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

Pastor Dave Blackburn’s new series “Something to Learn from…Haggai.” Week one focuses on paralyzed or mobilized? Getting our lives out of spiritual neutral.

For the month of October, our NEXT Kid theme is “Use It or Lose It.” Don’t waste what you have.

Preschoolers are learning about super heroes of the Bible.

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

Pisgah Forest Baptist

The following special events will be held at Pisgah Forest Baptist Church:

•Oct. 7, at 10:30 a.m. Baptist Women meeting.

•Oct. 8, at 10:30 a.m. Homecoming. All friends, family and former members invited. Lunch will be served following the morning worship service.

•Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. B&G meeting.

•Oct. 13-14, members will be feeding The Haven.

•Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. Ordination service of Joshua Heatherly.

•Oct. 19, at 10:30 a.m. Baptist Men meeting.

St. Philip’s Episcopal

On Sunday, Oct. 8, Brevard College President David Joyce and Chaplain Sharad Creasman will be offering the day’s homily at all three services. In addition, the acolytes and lector will be Brevard College students at the 11:15 a.m. service. All are invited.

Blessing of the Animals is Sunday, Oct. 8, at 5 behind the church. Bring pets on leashes or in carriers, plus items needed by the Transylvania County Animal Shelter, including paper towels, shoe boxes, smooth peanut butter, pillow cases, canned kitten and dog food, little dog beds, and flea and tick medicine.

Dr. Harvey Miller and Adelaide Kersh will present an organ program in the church on Friday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m. The event is in celebration of Dr. Miller’s recent publication of a collection of organ pieces composed by blind musicians of mid-nineteenth century France. He has transcribed the music from Braille into ink print to make the compositions accessible to all. Kersh will perform some of the pieces, and Miller will share his 10-year effort to gain access and transcribe the music.

Gear up for Power Up! St. Philip’s invites the community to a special dinner event on Sunday, Nov. 5, to learn about a Sharing House program to fund the heating needs of those in this community who need help. Join the parish for a delicious dinner and an opportunity to help provide heat for local families living in cold houses.

The Shop of St. Philip’s is busy and filled with new fall merchandise. The Shop is currently looking for donations of children’s books, toys and clothes, plus fall/winter shoes and purses. The Shop is located behind Creekside Subs on North Broad Street. All proceeds go to local charities.

Unitarian Universalist

Joanna Bliss will deliver the sermon “Transforming the Dark Side” at both the 9:15 and 11 a.m. Unitarian Universalist services on Oct. 8.

“While we can easily see the dark side of other traditions, it is often harder to recognize our own,” she said. This month’s theme is “Transformation.”

All are welcome to join the Men’s Group on Tuesdays 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 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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