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Church Activities: Nov. 29, 2018

 

November 29, 2018



Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian

Join us this Sunday, Dec. 2, to celebrate this first Sunday of Advent. Keith Thompson’s sermon will be, “From a Prophet’s Point of View.” Communion will be served at both worship services. Sunday School classes, for all school-age children, and Adult Sunday Study Groups are held between services, 9:45–10:45 a.m. Newcomers and visitors are always welcomed. A nursery is available. Sunday morning worship services are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Brevard FUMC

The Christian season of Advent is a season of preparation. Typically, as soon as Thanksgiving is over, if not before, we want to jump right into Christmas. That’s the way it is in these times. But the four Sundays in Advent say to us “Not so fast.” Instead, we turn to the prophets who foretold the coming of a Messiah and to Jesus and his teaching about the Kingdom of God that is to come. This is how we get ready to celebrate Christmas — we are preparing our minds and hearts.

On this first Sunday in Advent, the theme is hope. We cannot live without hope. Join us as Rev. Mike Holder shares the need our need of keeping hope. We also celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

Brevard First UMC offers Wednesday chapel worship at 5 p.m. This is a brief service of singing requested hymns and celebrating Holy Communion in the church chapel. All are welcome.

Brevard First UMC is located on Broad Street across from Brevard College. Three worship experiences are offered on Sunday mornings: traditional worship at 8:30 and 10:55, and a celebration service at 9 in the fellowship hall. All are welcome.

Lutheran Church Of The Good Shepherd

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (LCGS) will again be offering dinner (5:30 p.m.) and worship (6:15 p.m.) on Wednesday evenings during Advent (Dec. 5, 12, and 19). Sign-up reservations are required for the meal. We invite all to join us as we prepare our hearts for the upcoming Christmas season. For additional information about LCGS, contact the church office at (828) 883-3680 or via [email protected] or at http://www.lutheranchurchbrevardnc.com. Good Shepherd is located at 22 Fisher Road in Brevard. Worship services are at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. each Sunday, with Sunday school for all ages at 9:10 a.m.

NEXT Church

We exist to inspire people to take steps toward Jesus. Next Church meets at the Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County on 11 Gallimore Road in Brevard. Worship starts at 10 a.m. Come and enjoy coffee and goodies at 9:30 a.m. Nursery and children’s age-appropriate worship is available. Pastor Dave Blackburn teaching series is “HOLIDAZE!” Christmas Couple. Luke 2. Next Kids services are available for nursery, preschool and elementary ages. We also have a safe ministry especially for special needs children and students. NEXT KIDS’ December virtue is compassion — caring enough to do something about someone else’s need. There are several Life Groups that meet throughout the week. Go to the Next website, http://www.NEXT CHURCHNC.net, like us on Facebook or call Pastor Dave at (828) 384-1951.

Pisgah Forest Baptist

On Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. through Dec. 19 the Bible study will be “So You Want to Be Like Christ.” Pisgah Forest Baptist Church will be focusing on Week of Prayer for International Missions and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering beginning Dec. 1. Southern Baptist missionaries minister in tough places, physically, as well as culturally. They take the gospel to people living in mountains and valleys, remote villages, cities, places where refugees of war have fled and places where false religions have a stronghold. Our monetary gifts will help reach every nation with the gospel. And these gifts transform lives, from missionaries in the field, to the people they are called to serve. Pray for our missionaries. If you’d like to donate by giving, call our church office at 877-4223.

From 6:30 until 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 5, we will have a mission study focusing on refugees. Feel free to come and join us as we study about missionaries. “We are in the midst of the worst refugee crisis in history. Nearly 66 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide. More than half of this number is children. These refugees are forced to leave their countries because of war, persecution, or natural disasters and often enter countries that do not welcome them. Discover how Christ’s unconditional love and grace is being shared with refugees. Learn how Christian workers are sharing the gospel with refugees around the world and how each of us can join in this effort. Suppose an outsider lives with you in your land. Then do not treat them badly. Treat them as if they were one of your own people. Love them as you love yourself. Remember that all of you were outsiders in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.’” Lev. 19:33-34, NIRV.

Calendar

•5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 - children and youth Christmas Play.

•10:30 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 9 - adult choir Christmas program.

St. Philip’s Episcopal

Christmas Pageant rehearsals: All children fifth grade and younger will come to the sanctuary after the 9 a.m. service on two Sundays, Dec. 2 and 9. Parents should pick them up there after the rehearsals. Dress rehearsal will be at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12. The pageant will take place at 9 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 16.

St. Philip’s Daughters of the King will have an informational gathering on Monday, Dec. 3, for those interested in becoming a Daughter of the King. We invite you to join us from 4-5:30 p.m. in the parlor to learn more about our mission and to see if this might be a ministry for you. On Wednesday, Dec. 5, there will be a celebration of the Feast of St. Nicholas. Meet in Miller Hall at 5:15 p.m. for a delicious dinner and fellowship. All ages are encouraged to attend. At 6 p.m., we’ll move to the church for a brief service to celebrate St. Nicholas. We have it on good report that the good Bishop Nicholas will join us. The service will end by 6:30 p.m. For dinner, sign up in the parish hall foyer or call the parish office at (828) 884-3666.

The ECW (Episcopal Church Women) Christmas Tea will be from 1-3:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, including installation of the 2019 officers and committee chairs, an informative and entertaining presentation on women in the lineage of Jesus, and Christmas caroling. Let us know you are planning to attend by signing up on the board in Easel Alley. All (including men) are invited and welcome.

 
 

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