Church Activities


Last updated 2/12/2020 at 4:44pm

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian

Join us this Sunday, Feb. 16, as Keith Thompson continues a series on sharpening our focus on some of the vitals of faithful ministry. His sermon will be: “20/20 When it Comes to Piety” based on Matthew 6.

Every third Sunday B-DRPC receives the 5¢-A-Meal Offering to help fight hunger in our community. This offering will be received at both morning worship services. Between services, at 9:45 a.m., will be the Christian Speakers Forum in Davidson River Hall. The guest speaker will be Emily Lowery, executive director of The Haven. She speaks reflectively about the path from homelessness to executive director of The Haven. Everyone is encouraged to bring a box of tissues to support The Haven.

Worship is at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., with Sunday school from 9:45-10:45 a.m. for all ages. Nursery care is provided on Sunday mornings.

Brevard First UMC

The church continues its series of sermons “God’s New Thing!” In Isaiah 43:18. God said, “Behold, I am doing a new thing! Do you not perceive it?”

The public is invited to worship this Sunday to consider what it means to have a “new vision” to go with the new heart Jesus gives people.

Brevard First UMC offers three worship services, two traditional services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. and praise at 9 a.m. There is also a chapel service with popular hymns and a celebration of Holy Communion on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in the church chapel. All are welcome.

Brevard First UMC is located at 325 N. Broad St. across from Brevard College.

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 is Church Map (1 Corinthians). Called Out Ones. Fellowship Of One. 1 Cor. 1:9-17.

NEXT Kids monthly application for February will be Love. Choosing to treat others the way you want to be treated. Here is what love is. It is not that we loved God. It is that He loved us and sent His Son to give His life to pay for our sins. 1 John 4:10.

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.

Sacred Heart Catholic

The next Knights of Columbus and Red Cross Blood Drive will be Monday, Feb. 17, from noon to 5 p.m., in the fellowship hall. If you would like to make an appointment, call 883-5640. Walk-in donors are always welcome. Call backs will be made to all who made appointments at the last blood drive.

The FYSH movie night for February will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16, in the fellowship hall. We will show the movie “Breakthrough,” based on the incredible true story of John Smith’s fall through a Missouri lake and his mother’s unwavering belief in his recovery. This is another powerful, must see movie. Tickets are $5 for popcorn and a drink. Tickets will be on sale next weekend after Masses and are available in the parish office and at the door.

It is time to begin preparation for Confirmation. The first informal meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 6, where the process of preparing for Confirmation will be explained. Parents and students must attend. Any questions should be directed to Tricia Poche.

St. Patrick’s Anglican

The celebrant for Holy Communion this Sunday will be Father Nicholas R. Henderson, who will also be preaching, and Pippin Shepherd assisting at the Lord’s Table.

Wednesday’s Holy Communion service is at 12:15 p.m., and we will celebrate the Feast of St. Matthias. The Mission Committee and intake for Sharing House will be Feb. 23. Ash Wednesday will be Feb. 26.

Lent begins March 1, which will also be our service at Cedar Mountain Home. 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. Our web address is

St. Philip’sEpiscopal

The Shop of St. Philip’s is open at its new address: 219 S. Caldwell St. in Brevard. Please bring donations to the last door on the side driveway; a sign is on the door. All St. Philippians and friends are invited to join us in Miller Hall each Friday at 2 p.m. for a movie and popcorn. This is a just-for-fun gathering, and it is always that. Come and bring a friend.

Unitarian Universalists

The Greatest Love: Valentine’s Day celebrations can gag us with their sentimental expressions of affection. But given all that talk of love in the air this month, we might as well consider it. Loving others can, at least sometimes, be easy. But loving ourselves? Well, maybe not so much. It’s an understatement to say that religious doctrines that focus on original sin and guilt aren’t helpful; this attitude has hobbled Western consciousness for centuries. Unitarian Universalism dares to say otherwise. Our challenge is to be faithful practitioners.

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.

Children’s religious education classes are available during the 9:15 a.m. service. The younger class is for ages 4-7 and the older class is for ages 8 and up. Each class is overseen by two adults and emphasizes fun and enriching activities about how to be a better, more caring person and how to make the world a better place for everyone.

Final Acts of Love: Fourth Session, Feb. 20, 3-4:30 p.m., meets in the sanctuary on Thursdays. This offering covers a number of topics related to end of life issues. Jim Null will speak on Feb. 13 on the end-of-life financial choices. Shore will speak on Feb. 20 on grief and memorial services. The program for the final session on Feb. 27 is not yet confirmed, but in the works. Sign up at our front counter. Join us for coffee after both services.


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