Church Activities


November 7, 2019

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian

Join us for worship Sunday. The Rev. Keith Thompson is bringing the message entitled, “Celebrating God’s Faithfulness.” 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 (828) 884-2645.

Brevard First UMC

Jesus talked about the kingdom of God a lot more than he did the church. Most of his teaching, especially his parables, were focused on the kingdom, or rather, on living in the kingdom.

Members of Brevard First UMC have been talking about the kingdom a lot, too. These past weeks they have looked at the “corner stones” of kingdom living: gratitude, growth, humility and faithfulness.

This week we take a deeper look at the Kingdom of God. What does it mean? What does God intend for the kingdom to be in our community and world? And how do we go about being “partners in the Gospel?”

A Chapel service is on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. This is a casual and brief worship service of old hymns, meditation and Holy Communion in the FUMC Chapel.

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.

Brevard Seventh-day Adventist

Ladies from the Brevard Seventh-day Adventist Church joined ladies from the Mills River Seventh-day Adventist Church for a one-day Women’s Retreat held recently at David and Barbara Rowe’s Family Retreat Center in Columbus, N.C. The theme for the day was “Created for God’s Purpose.” The guest speaker, Kim Cove, a marriage and family therapist from Statesville, N.C., began by stating that to know God’s purpose for us, we first need to know Him. She led the attendees through an interesting study of the 33th and 39th chapters of the book of Job. From the descriptions of the natural world, one can catch a glimpse of the Creator God who is a God of boundaries, beauty, wonder, a God who satisfies, who brings light into dark places, a God of intimacy, of freedom, of the unexpected, and who is our strength and who fights our battles.

In addition to the inspiring messages, the ladies were also blessed by musicians Wendy Smith, Kathy Brannan, Kathie Ludwig and Cindy Williams. After a delicious lunch of plant-based chili and cornbread, topped off with delicious fruit cobbler, most of the ladies in attendance enjoyed a short walk in the woods. The afternoon session was a question-answer time led by two young, active mothers. The focus of the discussion was how to juggle all the responsibilities of being a wife and mother with maintaining a vibrant connection with God. After a light supper, the women left for home, determined to do this again soon.

Lutheran Church Of The Good Shepherd

The annual LCGS Congregational Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 17, in the Fellowship Hall following the 10:30 a.m. service. Lunch will be provided by the Fellowship Committee. Additional details, including the official notification of the meeting and agenda, have been mailed out to all members. Contact the church office if you have not received your letter in the U.S. Mail. The Intersections class, which is open to all high school youth who have been confirmed and adults, will continue their discussion of the book, “8 Habits of Love: Overcome Fear and Transform Your Life” through Nov. 10. The next WELCA (Women of the ELCA) meeting and Bible study are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12, starting at 10:30 a.m. in the church conference room.

A group from LCGS will travel to Cherokee on Wednesday, Nov. 13, for a meeting with the mission partners of Living Waters Lutheran Church and would like to take some much-needed items, including toilet paper and dish soap, to stock their pantry. Place your donations in the labeled bins under the mailboxes at church no later than Sunday, Nov. 10.

The LCGS will host a community Service of Hope and Assurance on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. The service will focus on providing quiet, uplifting accompaniment for those who may have difficulty facing the impending long winter nights and holiday season.

To learn more about LCGS, contact the church office at (828) 883-3680 or email lcgs@comporium. net. The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd is located at 22 Fisher Road in Brevard and the website is Worship services are held at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. each Sunday.

NEXT Church

NEXT Church exists to inspire people to take steps toward Jesus. NEXT Church meets at the Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County at 11 Gallimore Road in Brevard. Worship starts at 10 a.m.

Come and enjoy coffee and goodies at 9:30 a.m. NEXT Kids services are available for nursery, preschool and elementary ages. We also have a safe ministry, especially for special needs children and students. Pastor Dave Blackburn’s sermon series “Be-Gratitude. Meek/Hunger Righteousness Matthew 5:5,6.” NEXT Kids virtue for November is honor. Letting someone know you see how valuable they really are. Love one another deeply. Honor others more than yourselves. Romans 12:10. There are several life groups that meet throughout the week. Go to the NEXT website for details at Like us on Facebook or call Pastor Dave Blackburn at (828) 384-1951.

Pisgah Forest Baptist

Pisgah Forest Baptist Church invites everyone to a revival, beginning Sunday, Nov. 17, at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday at 6 p.m. nightly. The speaker will be Dr. Scott Thompson from Fruitland Baptist Bible College. Music worship will be led by Dr. Chris Roberts, of Fruitland Baptist Bible College. The church is located at 494 Hendersonville Highway. If you have questions, call (828) 877-4223.

St. Patrick’s Anglican

The celebrant for Holy Communion this Sunday will be the Rev. Nick Henderson, who will also be preaching. Father Nick will be assisted by Deacon Robert Shoup. Wednesday’s Holy Communion service is 12:15 p.m., and we will celebrate the anniversary of the Consecration of Samuel Seabury. On Nov. 10, St. Patrick’s will be collecting a free-will offering as a part of the International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Church. The money collected will support the ministry of the Voice of the Martyrs. Intake for Sharing House is Nov. 13. Nov 7-10, Jim Boettcher will be assisting in the Kairos weekend at Craggy Correctional Institute. St. Patrick’s prayerfully supports Jim in his efforts and also Kairos, in general, with donations to Kairos of Western North Carolina.

St. Patrick’s is a traditional, biblical and apostolic mission, reveling in the rich heritage of the Church of England. We are nourished by the grace of Christ, inspired by the fullness of the Holy Spirit and humbled by the majesty of God the Father. With open hearts we welcome all visitors. We are located at Suite 100, 147 E. Main St. in Brevard. Visit

St. Philip’s Episcopal

Join Moms Demand Action and others from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, at the outdoor labyrinth behind St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 256 E. Main St., Brevard.

The Rev. Thomas Murphy, rector of St. Philip’s, and Susan Lefler will share reflections on gun violence and the labyrinth as a space where the community can come for quiet reflection and renewal.

Labyrinths have long been used as tools for meditation and healing. In a labyrinth, there is one path, which leads circuitously into the center, and that same path leads circuitously back out. It is a contemplative space that is growing increasingly popular at churches, schools, hospitals, prisons and other sites.

For those who are feeling overwhelmed by gun violence or simply in need of a space for reflection, the newly constructed St. Philip’s labyrinth is an outdoor healing space open to the public. The gathering will be a follow-up to the October Peace Tree Art Project – a coming together with neighbors to affirm caring for each other and resolving to end gun violence.


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