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Church Activities


March 1, 2018

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian

Join Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church on Sunday, March 4, as Sarah Grace Montgomery brings the morning message from John 2:13-25. The Rev. Montgomery is the new associate pastor of Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church. Special music for worship will be provided by the Chancel Choir. The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at both morning worship services.

Sunday school classes, for all school-age children, and Adult Sunday study groups are held between services, from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Newcomers and visitors are always welcomed.

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

First Baptist

Sunday was a special day for the First Baptist Church fellowship. The search committee presented a candidate for approval as the new pastor. We are pleased to announce First Baptist Church has called the Rev. Jeff Maynard to be its pastor. He will begin services on March 18.

A reception held last Saturday afternoon in the Welcome Center was an opportunity for each of us to meet the Maynards. They have served in churches as well as on the mission field for many years. We feel blessed to welcome them to First Baptist.

Our Sunday services are 9:30 a.m. for Bible study and 11 a.m. for worship. Wednesday evening dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and prayer time at 6:15 p.m. Tony and Deana Ladley lead the AWANA activities on Sunday evenings starting with dinner at 5 p.m.

Glady Branch Baptist

On Sundays at 11 a.m. the members at Glady Branch Baptist Church invite the public to join them as they continue to explore Jesus’ teaching and experiences recorded in the book of John. This Sunday, March 4, they will examine closely Jesus’ healing of the official’s son, based on John 4:43-54.

Come experience the relaxed family atmosphere as members encourage each other and worship the lord through a blended style of worship music, expository preaching, “Kingdom Moment” testimonies and prayerful introspection.

Lutheran Church Of The Good Shepherd

Women’s Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, March 6, at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and a study of Paul’s work in creating Christian communities from the book of Philippians.

Throughout Lent we will be collecting items to create personal care kits for Lutheran World Relief. Each Wednesday through March 21 we gather at 5:30 p.m. for a Lenten soup supper followed by a short service at 6:30 p.m. All are invited and welcome to join us.

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

NEXT Church

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

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

Pastor Dave Blackburn’s series, “Suffering - An Asset?” is based on Coloss-ians 1:24-25.

For the month of March, the NEXT Kids theme is “Jump Ball: Finding Peace in the Madness.” Kids will have fun learning what God says about making peace a priority in their relationships.

There are several Life Groups that meet throughout the week.

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

Sacred Heart Catholic

Save the date of March 10, for the Women’s Day of Reflection at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. “Come Walk in His Love” is the theme. Women of faith from all denominations are invited for a morning of prayer, fellowship and sharing. The speaker is the Rev. Ann L. Duncan, pastor of St. Timothy’s United Methodist Church in Brevard. Music will be provided by Teresa Allan. Coffee and refreshments will be provided at 8:30 a.m. The program begins at 9 a.m. and ends between 1-2 p.m. Pre-registration is required by March 4 and the fee, which includes program and lunch, is $10. Call Therese at 883-5809 for more information or to register for the event. As part of the Lenten journey, the public is invited to join the faith community on the Fridays during Lent, from Feb. 23 to March 16, for a simple meal together consisting of soup and bread. There will be a signup sheet in the gathering area for each week. Indicate if you wish to bring soup and/or bread. Also, note if you are able to assist with setup and cleanup. The soup suppers start at 6 p.m. each Friday. At each soup supper, there will be an opportunity to give a love offering for CRS Rice Bowl and learn about the highlighted country and family for each week.

Join the Knights of Columbus in their annual “40 Cans for Lent” food drive. Labeled collection boxes will be in the gathering area through Lent. All food collected will be given to the Sharing House food pantry.

The Knights of Columbus annual St. Patrick’s Dinner is Saturday, March 17, after the 4 p.m. Mass. Tickets are $15 per person and will be on sale March 10-11.

St. Patrick’s Anglican

Members of St. Patrick’s attended the Lenten Quiet Day this past Friday at the Anglican Parish St. George the Martyr in Simpsonville, S.C., with meditations by Father Paul Rivard based on the temptations of Jesus in Luke’s order. Taking the trip were Father Nick Henderson, Bob and Barb Liggett, Nancy Funston, Pippen Shepherd and Kathryn Hackett-Fields.

St. Patrick’s continues with its Lenten schedule. This Friday, we will go through the Stations of the Cross with Father Hender-son leading. Afterwards, we will have a light supper. Members will then meet for weekly class on Higher Criticism using materials developed by Father Rivard. This class is open to the public and all are welcome.

On Sunday, the ongoing study of the Book of the Prophet Isaiah begins at 9:30 a.m. The Service of Holy Communion beings at 10:30 a.m. The weekly sermon at

The Cedar Mountain home service will be on March 4. Members of St. Patrick’s are reminded to help at the Bread of Life on South Caldwell Street on March 15.

The denomination is shifting its focus to its foreign missions and their needs. They will provide funds for a second Good Shepherd School, for Dalit children, in India.

St. Patrick’s Anglican is a parish in the Anglican Province of America. Its presiding bishop is the Most Rev. Walter Grundorf, DD. Members use the 1928 American Book of Common Prayer for worship. It is a traditional, biblical and apostolic church, reveling in the rich and reverent heritage of the historic Church of England. The church meets downstairs in the Hollingsworth Building at 147 E. Main St. Visit

St. Philip’s Episcopal

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of St. Philip’s will host a luncheon and general meeting on Thursday, March 1, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Miller Hall at the church. The special feature of the meeting will be getting to know the church’s new rector, the Rev. Thomas Murphy, as he shares his story. The weekly Koin-onia Lenten service will be held at St. Philip’s on Thursday, March 15, at noon, followed by a light luncheon in Miller Hall. The community is invited.

St. Philip’s 2018 Lenten Project “Gifts for Life” will enable the congregation to express Christ’s love to people in need at this Lenten season. Donations will enable Episcopal Relief and Development to work through local services worldwide to provide goats, clean water, care for moms and newborns and small business loans based on community needs. Give generously.

Sunday morning worship services are at 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., and 11:15 a.m. Sunday school for all ages is held from 10:10 a.m. until 11:05 a.m.

St. Timothy UMC

The miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead will be the subject for this Sunday, March 4, as St. Timothy continues to explore the Gospel of John during the season of Lent. Pastor Ann Duncan will base her sermon on John chapter 11, verses 1 through 41.

When Jesus heard that Lazarus was ill, he determined to journey to Bethany where Lazarus lived with his sisters Martha and Mary. But when he arrived he found that Lazarus had been dead for four days. He comforted the sisters and told them that those who believe in him will live even though they die. Jesus then had the stone rolled away from the cave in which Lazarus was laid and raised him from death.

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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