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Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian
Join us for worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery care is provided for birth to age 4. Sunday school for all ages is offered beginning at 9:45 a.m.
Brevard First UMC
This Sunday is called Transfiguration Sunday on the Christian calendar. Jesus took several disciples to the mountain top and a mysterious thing happened. Suddenly, he was “transfigured,” that is, he was surrounded by a radiant light. And then there appeared Moses and Elijah, two of the most revered figures of Judaism, and they were talking with Jesus. And as if that wasn’t enough, there came a voice from the heavens, “This is my beloved Son with whom I am well pleased; listen to him!”
What an amazing and mysterious moment, a true “mountaintop high” for those disciples! So much so, they wanted to stay there. But Jesus led them back into the valley and that was when, Luke says, he “turned his face toward Jerusalem.”
As Christians, we turn our hearts and attention toward the season of Lent, and journey with Jesus on his way to the cross. The public is invited to worship this Sunday and join in that sacred journey of walking with Jesus.
The public is also invited to a special Ash Wednesday worship service on Feb. 26, at 6:30 p.m., in the church sanctuary. It is here participants receive the sign of the cross for their Lenten journey.
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.
Brevard Jewish Community
The Brevard Jewish Community will hold its weekly service this Friday (and all Fridays) at 7 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. We welcome all guests.
Lutheran Church Of The Good Shepherd
Join us for Transfiguration Sunday on Feb. 23. Pastor Kenneth Albright’s sermon will focus on Matthew 17 and God’s words on the mountain top: “This is my son, my Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!” How do we listen to Jesus above the daily noises, influences and other voices in our lives? The elementary kids Sunday school will begin with music in the choir room, followed by Godly Play lesson, “Parable of the Good Samaritan.” The Intersections Class will begin a seven-week series entitled, “What’s So Deadly About the Seven Deadly Sins?”
An Ash Wednesday service (including imposition of ashes) will be held at 7 p.m., Feb. 26. Beginning March 4 and continuing each Wednesday throughout Lent through April 1, a simple soup supper will be offered in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by a service of Compline at 6:30 p.m. “Compline,” also known as the “Night Prayer” or “Prayers at the End of the Day,” is the final church service of the day in the Christian tradition of canonical hours. All are welcome.
To learn more about LCGS, contact the church office at (828) 883-3680, email [email protected] or go to http://www.lutheran churchbrevardnc.com. The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd is located at 22 Fisher Road in Brevard. Worship services are held at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. each Sunday.
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. Our teaching series is walking us through the Book of First Corinthians. 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 http://www.NEXTCHURCHNC .net, like us on Facebook or call Pastor Dave Blackburn at (828) 384-1951.
Oak Grove Community
There will be a special gospel singing at 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, at Oak Gove Community Church, featuring gospel singers Gregg and Theresa Watson. Everyone is welcome to attend. A love offering will be taken. The church is located across from Blue Ridge Community College in Brevard.
Sacred Heart Catholic
Fish Fry Fridays are coming. Each Friday during LENT, our middle and high school youth will be preparing fish dinners for both eating in or carry out. The cost is $7 per plate. The proceeds go toward helping 35 of our young people attend camp this summer. Come enjoy a great meal and support our ambitious youth.
Next Sunday, Feb. 23, is our PACK (Parents And Catholic Kids) Community Potluck Lunch. Join us for lunch and fellowship with our parish family. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. Contact Grayson Hicks at [email protected] for more information.
The Knights of Columbus Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 14, after the 4 p.m. Mass. Join the Knights and your fellow parishioners in celebrating this Irish holiday. A corned beef dinner with all the “fixins” is available for $15 per person. Tickets can be purchased after Masses on Feb. 29, March 1, and March 7 and 8. No tickets will be sold 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. Ignatian Spiritual Exercises are being offered by Mary Hall, spiritual director. This is a full-time weekly commitment that lasts several months and can lead to spiritual freedom and wholehearted commitment to the service of God.
St. Philip’s Episcopal
The Shop of St Philip’s is open in its new location: 219 S. Caldwell St. in Brevard. The hours are unchanged, and the quality merchandise is unchanged. The welcome mat is out for all to come and take a look.
St. Timothy UMC
As Christians, this a holy and special time, lasting approximately six weeks, when we reflect on the fact Jesus died on the cross because of His love for each of us. Lent begins Feb. 26 with Ash Wednesday and a noon service open to the public in the sanctuary. March 1 is the First Sunday of Lent, and Rev. Parker Haynes will be preaching on the Psalms leading up to Easter Sunday, April 12. Maundy Thursday service is April 9. Sunday worship at St. Timothy United Methodist Church begins at 10:55 a.m. All are welcome. Our mission at St. Timothy is “Connecting People with God’s Love.” The church office phone is 883-2985.
What’s Lent Got to do With it? Unitarian Universalism has jettisoned a lot of its traditional ritual, aesthetics and practices in its quest to be a “rational” religion. Ironically, in the last few decades, science has helped us to rediscover that rituals and spiritual practices, when used in concert with reason, can make vital contributions to our well-being as individuals and societies. Feb. 26 marks the beginning of Lent, which actually was observed in Unitarian Universalism until at least the 1980s. Many of the world’s religions offer practices, which, like Lent, call for a sustained letting go, privation and mindfulness. How might we use the 40 days of Lent to become better people? Join the Rev. Sally Beth Shore at either the 9:15 a.m. or 11 a.m. service.
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.
Men are invited to join the wide-ranging conversations, which occur each Tuesday at 9 a.m. Men’s Group. Music lovers will enjoy hearing the Eclectics jam on Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Heartfulness Meditation is held Saturdays from 5:30-7 p.m., at no charge, for anyone age 15 and older. Please arrive a little before 5:30 p.m. Join us for coffee after both services.