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Church Activities


January 24, 2019

Bethany Baptist

Bethany Baptist Church in Brevard will host the Galkin Evangelistic Ministry Team Sunday to Wednesday, Jan. 27-30. The four-day event features a variety of services, sessions and concerts for the entire family. On Sunday, the team will lead the 10:30 a.m. worship service and provide a Family Fun Night at 6 p.m. Sharing Christ in a Post-Christian Culture is the title of the sessions for Monday and Tuesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. nightly. And the 18-member team will provide a free Irish Concert on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. followed by a complimentary dessert reception. Children’s meetings are provided Sunday morning and Monday and Tuesday nights; nursery is provided for all services. Call (828) 884-5791 for more information.

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian

Join us this Sunday, Jan. 27, as we continue the sermon series entitled, “Flawed Yet Called.” The series focuses on the 12 disciples Jesus chose as His inner circle.

Nursery Care is provided.

Sunday school classes meet from 9:45-10:45 a.m. for all ages.

All are invited to worship!

Brevard First Baptist

On Sunday evenings during the AWANA children’s program, Josh and Amber O’Hara will be teaching a Chip Ingram parenting class called “Effective Parenting in a Defective World.” It will be held at 6-7 p.m. and will dismiss in time to pick up children from AWANA.

This weekend a group of men will attend the Johnny Hunt Men’s Conference.

Registration and deposits for summer camps are due by Jan. 27. For details, call Tony Ladley at (828) 883-8251.

Brevard First UMC

We make this plea every time we pray The Lord’s Prayer: “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done.” And yet, do we really know what we are asking? What is the “Kingdom?” And why is it so important to us and the world?

This Sunday Rev. Mike Holder continues a series of messages on “Kingdom Living.” It comes from the fact that God’s Kingdom is the predominant theme for the whole Bible. Indeed, Jesus talked more about the Kingdom of God than he did any other topic. You could say it is the heart of his teaching. He even says we are to “seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness.” Let’s explore what this “kingdom” really means, and why we would want to pray for it to come into the world.

Also this Sunday, the Youth and College ministries of Brevard First UMC is sponsoring the “Rise Against Hunger” by packing 10,000 plus meals that will be shipped to places in the world where the needs are the greatest. This is our fourth year of doing this (over 40,000 meals have been packed previously). About a hundred volunteers are needed — families, children, folks of all ages. We get started at 2 p.m. Come and join the fun.

Brevard First UMC offers chapel worship and Holy Communion on Wednesdays at 5 p.m., followed by a fellowship dinner and other activities.

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 a.m. in the fellowship hall. The 10:55 service is broadcast over WSQL AM and FM each Sunday. You can find the church on the web at All are welcome.

Morningside Baptist

On Saturday, Jan. 26, the youth and children will be going ice-skating in Greenville. They will meet at the church to leave by 10:30 a.m. and return home at 7 p.m. The cost is $11 for ages 13 and older and $9 for children. On Sunday, Jan. 27, there are Bible study groups for all ages, starting at 10 a.m. The morning worship starts at 11 a.m. Pastor Michael Martin’s message is “A New Beginning With Life” based on scripture found in Genesis and Psalms. Children’s worship begins at 11:20 a.m. On Sunday evening, the Praise Team has practice at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m., there are small-group Bible studies for the adults and Youth ReMIX. On Wednesday, Jan. 30, there is prayer meeting at 6 p.m. for everyone. At 7 p.m., the youth group meets for fellowship and Bible study. Everyone is invited to join us this week for our special events and regularly scheduled services.

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 are available. Pastor Dave Blackburn new series is “They Met Jesus.” The focus is to meet people who met Jesus and experienced a specific life change. Vocation Transformed. Zacchaeus (Luke 19). The NEXT Kids life application for January is self-control: Choosing to do what you should even when you don’t want to. NEXT Kids services are available for nursery, preschool and elementary ages. We also have a safe ministry especially for our special needs children and students.

There are several life groups that meet throughout the week. For more information, go to, like us on Facebook or call Pastor Dave at (828) 384-1951.

Sacred Heart Catholic

The Cannongate Catholic High School Choir will sing at the Friday, Jan. 25, Mass at 9 a.m. Please come to hear these beautiful young voices celebrate Mass with us. Cannongate Catholic High School is located in Fletcher, N.C.

FYSH will be holding their annual “Souper Bowl” fundraising event in the gathering area after masses on Super Bowl Weekend. This is a wonderful way to support our youth and get a delicious homemade soup as well. More details will be in Sunday, Jan, 26/27 bulletin.

The Adult Discussion Group began a new book study on Sunday, Jan. 20 and you are invited to join us from 9:30 to 10:30 in the library. The new discussion book is “One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love” by John J. Perkins and is available through your favorite book seller. Feel free to drop in even if you don’t have the book yet to see what we’re like.

Many think the signs and wonders of the early Church no longer exist. Come join Anne Trufant as she leads three sessions and we strive to unpack the power and the promise of Pentecoast in today’s world: Sunday, Jan. 27; Sunday, Feb. 3; and Sunday, Feb. 17, from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Jesus made ordinary people into extraordinary disciples. At Pentecost they were filled with the Holy Spirit and changed the course of history!

Are you interested in joining other parishes from WNC to come together, share ideas, encourage one another or just keep up with what is happening with prolife issues? A Regional Respect Life Meeting is scheduled on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. at St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Arden. The speaker will be Jessica Grabowski from the Diocesan Respect Life Office and Mike FitzGerald, creator of Carolina Prolife Action Network. To join the new group email list, contact Joanne Gregory, St. Barnabas Respect Life Coordinator at [email protected]

If you would like to receive an End-of-the-Year Contribution Statement, contact the parish office or write to [email protected] to be added to the list. With the start of a new year, this is the perfect time to enroll in Online Giving. If you are interested, visit the website http://www.sacredheartbrevard or go to our Sacred Heart website where you can click on the link.

St. Patrick’s Anglican

This Sunday is Epiphany 3. We continue our study of Church History at 9:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., the celebrant for Holy Communion will be the Rev. Nicholas Henderson. Rev. Mr. Robert Shoup will deliver the sermon. Our midweek service at noon on Jan 30 will be a celebration of the Life of St. Thomas Aquinas. Intake for Sharing House is Jan. 27. The Cedar Mtn. Home service is Feb. 3. A Lenten Quiet Day will be held on March 23 at St. Peter’s, Kingsport, Tenn. St. Patrick’s Anglican is a traditional, biblical, and apostolic mission, reveling in the rich and reverent heritage of the historic Church of England. We are nourished by the sacramental grace of Christ, inspired by the fullness of the Holy Spirit, and humbled by the majesty of God the Father. We welcome all visitors with open hearts! We are located at Suite 100, 147 E. Main. Our web address is

St. Philip’s Episcopal

A storm cleanup at St. Paul’s in the Valley cemetery will be held at 10 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 26, weather permitting. Bring your work gloves and pruners and help us beautify this special place.

Come visit our vibrant, delightful resale shop, The Shop of St. Philip’s, which is located behind Creekside Subs. Lovely clothing and shoes in excellent condition, housewares, decorative art, books and children’s toys are continually arriving. Remember: Shop proceeds fund ECW Outreach grants in our local community. Last year, $80,000 was given to local charities through your generous donations and shopping with us. Sign-up for the 5th Annual Women’s Retreat, March 15-17, at Lake Logan Conference Center is happening how. A sign-up board is in the Miller Hall foyer, with information about the retreat.

There is an urgent need at El Centro for tutors to teach English to children who recently arrived from Honduras and Mexico. They are students from 1st to 5th grade and are attending Homework Club on Mondays and Wednesdays after school. They need to learn vocabulary and basic English expressions in order to progress well in school. Call (828) 883-2900 to volunteer. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., and 11:15 a.m., with Sunday school for all ages at 10:10 a.m. All are welcome.

Turkey Creek Baptist

Turkey Creek will be having a Baptist Men’s Day Breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 26, starting at 8 a.m. On Sunday, Jan. 27, for the Baptist Men’s Day Service starting at 11 a.m., Dave Walton, of Dave Walton Ministries, will be preaching, and Josh Howard will provide piano music. All are invited. Turkey Creek is located at 805 Capps Road in Pisgah Forest.

Unitarian Universalist

Rev. Ilene Tompkins-Gillispie will give the message “A Spoonful of Justice” on Sunday, Jan. 27, at both the 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Unitarian Universalist worship services. There will be special programming for our youngest folks at the 11 a.m. service.

One part of our commitment to justice in its many forms is disability justice — making space for people of many different ability levels in every part of our lives in beloved community. In this service we will reflect on the ways we travel through the world of ability and disability. What do our grieving and our living look like?

If you would like to chat informally with Rev. Ilene and a few others, drop by for “Muffins with the Minister” any time between 10 a.m. and noon on Monday, Jan. 28. Or, come at 1 p.m. that afternoon for a UU history session. The UU building on the corner of Broad and Varsity streets in Brevard is wheelchair accessible. Dress may be casual and visitors of all ages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities and beliefs are warmly welcomed. Men are invited to join the wide-ranging conversations, which occur each Tuesday at the 9 a.m. Men’s Group. Music lovers will enjoy hearing the Eclectics jam on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11 a.m.


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