Church Activities


February 28, 2019

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian

Join us this Sunday, March 3, as we continue the sermon series, with Keith Thompson’s message is entitled, “Flawed Yet Called: Judas Iscariot.” The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at both worship services.

Sunday Worship services are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery care is provided.

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

As the Lenten season begins, join the congregation for Ash Wednesday worship Wednesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at this service and the imposition of ashes for those who desire it. This will be an evening of worship as we enter the Lenten season. A nursery will be provided. Contact us at or call 884-2645.

Brevard First Baptist

The Blue Ridge Symphonic Brass will give a free concert Sunday at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary. This is one of the premier wind symphonics in Western North Carolina. Everyone is invited to attend.

On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the Baptist men hosted a Valentine’s dinner to honor all the ladies in the church. Our regular Wednesday night suppers are followed by a study of “When the Spirit Moves.”

Last Sunday after worship, the youth and children prepared a “Potato Lunch” to raise money for summer camps. Lunch was free, but donations are appreciated. They will do another one to help parents offset the cost of camp. We have mission opportunities coming up. In the next few weeks, we have two men leaving for a Vietnam trip. Then, several members will be going on a weekend visit to Kentucky. The fall offers a New England trip.

The radio ministry continues on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. Our W.E.E. School is looking for a teacher and assistant for next year. Contact Dr. Diane Brown for applications or information.

Brevard First UMC

Luke in his Gospel describes an amazing and mysterious moment. Jesus had taken some of his disciples away from the crowds and they journeyed to the top of a mountain. Suddenly, Jesus is surrounded by a bright light, and there appears with him Moses and Elijah. Those disciples didn’t know what to make of it other than they were standing on “holy ground.”

Sometimes we find ourselves on holy ground, too. We might call it a “mountaintop experience,” or maybe it is simply one of those times when God breaks through our clouds of doubt and distraction, and we feel his closeness.

Come and join us in worship this Sunday as we welcome Christ’s presence through the Sacrament of Holy Communion in each of our three services.

Brevard First UMC has been blessed for many years now by our partnership with Hogar de Amor, an orphanage in Colima, Mexico. Pray for this year’s mission team as they journey to Colima for a week of joyful ministry with the children.

Brevard First UMC will host an Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Parker Haynes, pastor of St. Timothy’s UMC, is the speaker. All are welcome.

The Raleigh Ringers will be in concert at the Porter Center on Saturday, April 6, at 7 p.m. The concert is presented by Brevard First UMC and Brevard College. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children and youth.

Brevard First UMC also 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. All are welcome.

Brevard Wesleyan

At 7 p.m., Thursday, March 7, at the Blue Ridge Area Team of Operation Christmas Child and Brevard Wesleyan Church will host Pastor Giovanni Solares for a special evening celebrating how Operation Christmas Child has impacted his ministry in The Philippines.

When Solares came to North Carolina in 2001, he was excited for the opportunity to further his education. He attended and graduated from Anchor Baptist Bible Institute in Pisgah Forest and returned to the Philippines. He then planted a church in Legazpi, Albay Province, which he named Anchor Baptist Church, after the one he attended right here in Transylvania County. Solares now serves on the ABMI mission board

Returning to Brevard almost 15 years later, Solares is excited to speak about his church and about Operation Christmas Child. “My community has benefited from these little boxes and it has helped me minister to hearts,” he said.

Brevard has hosted shoe box recipients before, but not a pastor. Solares will talk about how the boxes get into the country, how churches set up distributions and what happens afterward, specifically, how they use the boxes as the first step in The Greatest Journey discipleship program.

Since 1993, more than 160 million boys and girls in over 150 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing good news of Jesus Christ. Last year, the Blue Ridge Area (Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania and Madison counties) packed over 19,000 boxes for OCC. Light refreshments will be served and Operation Christmas Child materials will be available.

Community Baptist

Community Baptist Church will have the gospel group, Edify this Sunday morning at 10 a.m. Pastor Paul Raines invites everyone to join us for the service.

Lutheran Church Of The Good Shepherd

Lent is rapidly approaching, and Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (LCGS) will be holding a traditional pre-Lent Shrove Tuesday pancake supper on March 5. Ash Wednesday service will be at 5:30 p.m. on March 6. Mid-week Lenten services will be held each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., preceded by a Lenten soup supper. For additional information about any of these events and to find out more about LCGS, contact the church office at (828) 883-3680 or via email at or at 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.

Morningside Baptist

On Sunday, March 3, Bible study classes for all ages start at 10 a.m. The morning worship service begins at 11 a.m. Pastor Michael Martin’s messages is “A New Beginning With Worship” based on scripture found in Mark 12:28-34. Children’s worship starts at 11:20 a.m.

On Sunday night, the praise team has practice at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m., there are small group Bible study classes for men and women. The youth have “ReMIX” starting at 6 p.m.

The Week of Prayer for the Annie Armstrong Mission Offering (North American Missions) is March 3-10. On Wednesday night, the church will have a Mission Night Supper starting at 6 p.m. There will be mission study based on North American Missions starting at 7 p.m.

Everyone is invited to join us for this week’s special events and regular services.


NEXT Church exists 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’s series “They Met Jesus” continues. Socially Transformed: The Pharisee and Tax Collector. Luke 19. The NEXT Kids life application for March is “Individually-Discovering who you are meant to be.” 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. Upward Youth meets Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. There are several Life Groups that meets throughout the week. Go to the NEXT website for details at, like us on Facebook or call Pastor Dave at (828) 384 -1951.

Open Arms Tabernacle

Special Services are coming on Saturday, March 16, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 17, at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Wayne Dawkins will be ministering in both services. Dawkins was born in Central Georgia and received his call to ministry soon after his radical conversion to Christianity in 1993. After being called to ministry, he left behind a prosperous career with the Savannah Port Authority and became a custodian at his local church. While serving as custodian at Crystal Cathedral, he began a street ministry and was soon ministering to crowds of over 300 people on the streets of Savannah on Saturday nights. Since then, God has used him in a variety of roles, mainly as a pastor but also as an evangelist, outreach coordinator and minister mentor. He believes in operating in the gifts and anointing of the Holy Spirit and has experienced the manifestation of healing and miracles throughout his ministry.

Sacred Heart Catholic

There are two upcoming fish dinners during Lent to benefit our youth. The first date is March 8 to benefit FYSH, our high school group, to help them go to the Diocesan Youth Conference and the Steubenville Youth Conference. The next dinner will be March 22 to benefit EDGE, our middle school youth, to help them go to Hidden Lake Camp in Georgia this July.

These are powerful events for our youth to participate in to continue to engage them deeper in their faith journey. It’s now time to sign up for your photo session for our new directory. Go to the link below to choose your session time. There will be an opportunity for you to sign up after Masses in the coming weeks, but we encourage you to take this opportunity to go ahead and secure your preferred day and time. If you do not have access to the internet, call or stop by the parish office and we can register you at

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St. Patrick’s Anglican

This Sunday is Quinquagesima (about 50 days until Easter). The church history class is at 9:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., the celebrant for Holy Communion will be the Rev. Nicholas Henderson who will also be preaching. Rev. Robert Shoup will serve at the Lord Table, assisted by Jim Boettcher. We are nearing the penitential season of Lent. The midweek service, March 6, will be Ash Wednesday, with the imposition of ashes by the Very Reverend Nicholas R. Henderson, Dean of Appalachia. The public is invited at 12:15 p.m. Members will be attending a Lenten Quiet Day on March 23, at St. Peter’s Anglican, 3321 Thornton Dr., Kingsport, Tenn., with Fr. Robert Placer, vicar. 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. For more information, go to

Unitarian Universalist

During March, Unitarian Universalist of Transylvania County (UU) sermons will focus on the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism. This is a great time to visit our congregation if you’ve been wondering what we’re all about. On Sunday, March 3, at both the 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services, the Rev. Ilene Tompkins-Gillispie will reflect on the first and second principles of our UU faith: the inherent worth and dignity of every person and the use of justice, equity and compassion in human relations. There will be special programming for the youngest folks at the 11 a.m. service. How are we called to treat others (and ourselves) when we view our lives through the lens of innate dignity? How does being guided by compassion and justice motivate us to live? 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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