Church News


Last updated 3/4/2020 at 3:58pm

Amazing Grace Baptist

The church will host a revival March 8-13. The revival will start at 6 p.m. on Sunday and 7 p.m. during the weekdays. The guest preacher is Randy Bane. To get to the church, go to Island Ford Road and then take a right onto Otto Alexander Road.

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian

This Sunday marks the second Sunday of Lent. Join us for worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. as Keith Thompson brings the message, “Deliver Us from Mammon.” Nursery care is provided for birth to age 4. Sunday school for all ages is offered beginning at 9:45 a.m.

Brevard First Baptist

Wednesdays from noon until 1 p.m. continue to be a time for the downtown community to gather in our sanctuary for prayer. Come for 5, 10, 15 minutes or as long as you are able. Let’s pray for revival in our town and surrounding communities. Pray for yourself, family, and, especially, our nation, whatever God puts on your heart.

The March mission trip to Vietnam has been cancelled due to travel restrictions concerning the coronavirus outbreak.

A new women’s Bible Study will begin at 9 a.m. Friday, March 13. Contact the church or Carissa Sellers for more information.

Pastor Jeff continues a sermon series on why Jesus took our shame during the trial and crucifixion. He didn’t have to do that. He only needed to shed His blood and die. This Sunday will cover the crown of thorns.

Brevard First UMC

Why is it sometimes that we feel the need to “earn” God’s love and salvation? After all, hasn’t God gifted us with the unsurpassed riches of his grace? Hasn’t God expressed his great love for each of us by giving his Son, Jesus Christ? And doesn’t God continue to reveal his great love in numerous ways?

For the second Sunday of Lent, the church continues its new sermon series, “Dying and Rising,” by exploring these questions. When it comes to our spiritual lives, what do we “die to” in order to be “raised up” with Christ?

Brevard First UMC once again is partnering with Bread of Life to host the annual Empty Bowl Soup Lunch this Saturday, March 7. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Bread of Life. Local potters graciously are providing handcrafted bowls. Lunch is served from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

The church is also hosting again a concert by Irish tenor Emmet Cahill on Friday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. Cahill is part of the renowned group Celtic Thunder. Tickets are on sale at Highland Books or through Brevard First UMC.

Brevard First UMC offers three worship services, two traditional services at 8:30 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

On Sunday, March 8, we set off along with Abraham and Sarah, as they journey to the Promised Land. God promised to bless them to be a blessing. Who has blessed your life? Who might you be a blessing to? Come to worship and be blessed. The elementary kids will begin with music in the choir room at 9:15 a.m., followed by the Godly Play lesson, “Faces of Easter.” Confirmands will be discussing an overview of the New Testament. The Intersections Class will continue with week three of its seven-week series entitled “What’s So Deadly About the Seven Deadly Sins?” Join us at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday in Lent for a simple soup supper in the fellowship hall, 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. Two sessions will be held for those who want to learn more about LCGS, and possibly become members of the congregation, on March 8 and March 15, from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., in the conference room. Contact the church office if you are interested in attending. 

To learn more about LCGS, contact the church office at (828) 883-3680 or email or go to 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

We exist to inspire people to take steps towards 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 1 Corinthians. “Called Out Ones.” 1 Cor. 2:6-16. “Easy Left or Hard Right?” NEXT Kids monthly application for March is forgiveness. Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay. Verse: Col. 3:13, Put up with one another. Forgive one another if you are holding something against someone. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you. 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

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.

The Knights of Columbus is holding a pancake breakfast on Sunday, March 8, to benefit FYSH and EDGE to raise funds for their upcoming activities. A donation is requested. Our youth are preparing to attend Catholic youth conferences this spring and LIFETEEN camps this summer in Georgia. Breakfast will be served after the 8 a.m. mass and continue until 12:30 p.m. (unless they run out of pancakes prior to 12:30).

The Knights of Columbus Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 14, after the 4 p.m. Mass. A corned beef dinner is available for $15 per person. Tickets can be purchased after Masses on March 7-8. No tickets will be sold at the door. Lenten Penance Services will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, at Sacred Heart. St. Barnabas Church in Arden will host a service at 7 p.m., Monday, March 30.

The Ladies Guild Annual Day of Reflection – “A Walk With Jesus, My Journey Home” – will be March 21. The speaker will be Debbie Felker, who began the Day of Reflection 16 years ago. Debbie has been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. She will speak on how the Lord had intervened in her life prior to her diagnosis, as well as how He has guided her life since. Music will be provided by Anne Trufant. The day will begin with coffee and refreshments at 8:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 9 a.m. and finishing at 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required by March 15 and a $10 fee is due at the time of registration, which includes the program and lunch. Registration will take place the weekend of March 14-15 after all Masses, or you can call Therese Zuccaro at 883-5809 to register.

Join the Knights of Columbus in their annual “40 Cans for Lent.” The wooden food donation box located in the gathering area will be labeled as the “40 Cans for Lent” collection box for this year’s campaign. If each parish family would donate one can of food for each of the 40 days of Lent, we could make a difference in helping those in need in our community. All food collected will be donated to the Sharing House food pantry.

St. Patrick’s Anglican

For the Second Sunday in Lent, the celebrant for Holy Communion this Sunday will be Father Nicholas R. Henderson, who will also be preaching. Jim Boettcher will be assisting at the Lord’s Table. 

Stations of the Cross begin tomorrow evening at 5:30 p.m., with a light meal following. Wednesday’s Holy Communion service is at 12:15 p.m., and we will celebrate the Feast of Saint Patrick. The intake for the Bishop’s Lenten Appeal will be April 12 (Easter Sunday). 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 in Brevard. For more information, go to

Unitarian Universalists

Building Bridges: Despite growing up in a loving, stable family, Brevard native Tommy Laws became addicted to hard drugs and, as a result, spent a total of 15 years in prison. It was the support of his family and a few caring others that enabled him to turn his life around. He is now a certified peer support specialist at Meridian Behavioral Health Services and is helping others to succeed as he has done. Each year 650,000 men and women are released from American jails and prisons, often more broken than when they entered. They come out penniless and homeless, with a record that denies them meaningful employment. Without the support that Tommy had, they soon end up back behind bars. That hurts all of us. This Sunday Tommy will tell his story and, with Jim Hardy, will describe an initiative to establish a coordinated network of support here in Transylvania County to help those returning from jail and prison to heal their broken lives and become successful, contributing members of our community.

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 conver sations, which occur each Tuesday at 9 a.m. Men’s Group. Music lovers will enjoy hearing the Eclectics jam on Wednesday mornings from 10-11:30 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 between services at 10:30 a.m.


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