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Church Activities


May 23, 2019

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian

Join Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church Sunday, May 26, as Keith Thompson brings the message based on John 5:1-9, “A Callous Question?” Sunday Worship services are at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., with Sunday school classes from 9:45-10:45 a.m. for all ages. Nursery care is provided. For more information, visit or call 884-2645.

Brevard First UMC

Memorial Day has come to mark the beginning of the summer, at least unofficially. Now, it seems, practically the whole weekend has become a time for fun and festivities. Not exactly what was envisioned when the holiday was conceived; it had a more somber meaning as a day set aside to remember those who gave their lives in service to their country. But, thankfully, we can celebrate — yes, so long as we do remember.

The public is invited to worship with us this Sunday to remember and celebrate what it is about. Jesus in his teaching just before going to the cross makes several promises, including the coming of the Holy Spirit. But he also gave a wonderful example of love when he said, “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). Rev. Mike Holder’s message is “God’s New Day!”

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.

Faith Memorial Chapel

On Sunday May 26, the choir from Rocky Hill Baptist Church in Cedar Mountain will sing at Faith Memorial Chapel as it opens for their season. Faith Chapel is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day each year. It is an old open-sided or open-air church beautifully built and surrounded by lovely landscaping and singing birds. Faith Chapel is located on Stone Lake Road, off U.S. 276 South. Stone Lake Road is on the right, just past the Cedar Mountain Fire Department on your left. Service begins at 11 a.m. The pastor of Rocky Hill Church, Dr. Leland Holland, will bring this Sunday’s message. Each week throughout the season there is a different preacher and denomination present at the Faith Memorial Chapel. All are welcome.

Lutheran Church Of The Good Shepherd

Mark your calendars for the annual church picnic on June 23. Sunday school on June 9 will be an intergenerational preparation for the service of Pentecost. A centering prayer meditation group meets each Thursday at 9:30 a.m. For additional information about any of these events and to find out more about LCGS, contact the church office at (828) 883-3680 or at or via 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. Good Shepherd is located at 22 Fisher Road in Brevard.

Oak Grove Community

Oak Grove Community Church will have its monthly singing at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 25. The special guest will be Promise Land, of Fair Play, S.C. The church is located across from Blue Ridge Community College on the Asheville Highway. Everyone is welcome to attend.

St. Patrick’s Anglican

This Sunday is Rogation Sunday. The celebrant for Holy Communion will be the Rev. Nick Henderson, who will also be preaching. Rev. Mr. Robert Shoup will serve at the Lord’s Table, assisted by Pippin Shepherd. Members will be handing out shopping totes at the Farmers’ Market this Saturday. The Mission Committee meets this Sunday, which is also our intake for Sharing House. The Cedar Mountain Home service will be June 2. At our mid-week service at 12:15 p.m. on June 5 we will celebrate the life of St. Boniface. 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 St. For more information, go to http://www.stpatricksbrevard. org.

St. Philip’s Episcopal

The Sunday services begin at 8:30 a.m. (Holy Eucharist, Rite 1, spoken) and 10:30 a.m. (Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with music), beginning Sunday, May 26. The summer schedule will remain in effect through the Labor Day weekend.

The Veterans Ministry is privileged to present a Veterans Roll Call of Honor on Memorial Day, Sunday, May 26. The Roll Call of departed veterans will be included in the service leaflet for both services. Sign up your departed veteran on the roster in the parish house foyer as soon as possible.

The next Caminamos Con Dios hike is Saturday, May 25, at Holmes State Educational Forest We’ll gather at 9:30 a.m. for the hike of moderate difficulty (2.5 miles, with some ascent). The hike/liturgy will begin and end at the picnic pavilion trailhead. Bring a lunch for the post-hike picnic.

Join us at the ECW General meeting June 6 at 5:30 p.m. and find out what the lieutenant governor of the state of Washington, a drum major at the University of Missouri and prisoners at the Georgia Central Prison have in common. Carol McCullough will speak about her radio program on the Georgia Radio Reading Service. Sign up in easel alley in the parish house foyer.

St. Timothy UMC

We continue to observe Easter season, the 50-day period between Easter Sunday and Pentecost. It is a period celebrating Jesus’ resurrection and our incorporation into Christ’s mighty acts of salvation.

This Sunday, the sixth of the Easter period, Rev. Parker Haynes will preach on “Judging Faith.” Paul, following a vision in which a Macedonian man appears to him in a dream and asks him to journey to Philippi to help. Once there, Paul meets with Lydia and a group of other women. Lydia was a Jew who Paul converted.

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 9:45 a.m. For more information contact the church office at 883-2985 or visit the website at

Unitarian Universalists

The Rev. Jean Rowe will lead us in a Flower Communion, a Unitarian ritual since the 1930s. Bring a flower (one for each person in your family) and we will create a huge bouquet. Each one will take away a different flower. This will happen at both the 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. UU services on Sunday, May 26.

The original flower communion started at the Unitarian Church in Prague, Czechoslovakia, between the two world wars, during the rise of the Nazis. It symbolized that despite how hard life became each person had something beautiful to contribute and that it was offered of their own free will to the common good. Also, that despite the troubles around them, each person could find something beautiful to take with them from the common good.

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. Nursery care is available for ages 1-3 at both services.

At 3 p.m., come enjoy Musicke Antiqua, performing.


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