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Church Activities


December 28, 2017

Brevard First UMC

Brevard First United Methodist Church will have only one worship service this Sunday after Christmas, which is also New Year’s Eve, at 10 a.m. There is no Sunday school.

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 and will resume on Jan. 3.

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 a.m. and 10:55 a.m., and a celebration service at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall.

English Chapel UMC

The English Chapel United Methodist Church invites everyone to come and worship with them.

On Dec. 31, Pastor Evelyn Owen Patterson will start a three-week series on “New Beginnings.” On Dec. 31, the message will be “Remember.”

On Jan. 7, the message will be “Forget.”

On Jan. 14, the message will be “Whenever You Are Ready.”

Start off the New Year with “New Beginnings.”

The morning service will start at 9:30 a.m., with a lunch after the worship service.

Holy Communion will be offered the first Sunday of each month.

We hope you will come and worship with us at the church in the “Wildwoods” located in the Pisgah National Forest.

Grace Lutheran

Beginning Wednesdays, Grace Lutheran Church in Hendersonville will offer an adult class titled “Anxious for Nothing” by Max Lucado from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. This free class is open to all adults, with no preregistration required. The class will meet on Jan. 3, 17, 24, 31 and Feb. 7.

Lucado writes, “Over the past few decades, studies have shown that Americans are the most anxious people in the world. We take the most medication for it, see doctors to treat it and spend fortunes trying to relieve it. How have we let our fears get the better of us?”

In “Anxious for Nothing,” Lucado leads readers to reflect on the promises of Philippians 4:4-8. This passage from Paul’s epistle contains an antidote to anxiety that will help people develop a mindset of resilience.

Pastor Ken Langsdorf will be leading the adult DVD discussion based class. No book or homework is required. This series is part of Oasis at Grace Lutheran Church, a mid-week “spiritual refreshment” for adults and children. Dinner, adult classes and supervised children’s activities for ages 5 years through fifth grade from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. are available, as well as free nursery care during the “Anxious for Nothing” class.

Those who would like to attend the Wednesday dinner from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. prior to the class are welcome. The cost for dinner is $5 per person and reservations for each Wednesday dinner must be made the Monday prior by calling (828) 693-4890.

Grace Lutheran Church is located at the corner of Sixth Avenue West and Blythe Street in Hender-sonville. For further information, call (828) 693-4890 ext. 304.

Lutheran Church Of The Good Shepherd

There will be one service only on Sunday, Dec. 31, at 9:30 a.m. Join us to start the New Year off right. All are welcome. Women’s Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 11:30 a.m.

If you’re looking for a way to recharge after the busy holiday season, join us for Reset Wednesdays at LCGS. Beginning on Jan. 10, we will offer a cost dinner each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., followed by options for small group or individual prayer practices and a short worship service at 6:50 p.m.

For additional information regarding any of the above activities, contact the church office at (828) 883-3680 or [email protected] Good Shepherd is located at 22 Fisher Road in Brevard and at luther Regular Sunday worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages at 9:15.

St. Philip’s Episcopal

Lessons and Carols, with Holy Eucharist, will be the only service on Sunday, Dec. 31. The service begins at 10 a.m.

On Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 7 a.m., the Youth and Children’s Ministry Team will host the traditional back-to-school breakfast of pancakes and bacon. Students, parents and teachers in preschool through graduate school are invited to stop by Miller Hall on the way to school for a delicious hot meal and fellowship. Sign up outside Miller Hall or contact Tina Holland at the church office.

St. Philip’s will celebrate Epiphany with a service on Saturday, Jan. 6, at 5 p.m. Epiphany, which falls 12 days after Christmas, celebrates the Wise Men’s visit to see the Christ child. Following the light-filled service, enjoy a dinner in Miller Hall at 6 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help set up/clean up. Sign up by Dec. 31 on the sign-up sheet in the Miller Hall foyer or call the parish office at 884-3666.

The annual parish meeting and Vestry elections will take place Sunday, Jan. 14, at 8:45 a.m. in Miller Hall.

St. Timothy UMC

This Sunday, St. Timothy will hold a special year-end service consisting of favorite Christmas carols of the congregation. Individuals will call out their favorite carol and the music director, Daniel Gainey, and the Chancel Choir will lead the congregation in singing each piece.

Pastor Ann Duncan will also provide a homily based on two fables: “The Legend of the Poinsettia” and “The Legend of Old Befana.” Beginning in January we will study the Book of John.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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