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Last updated 8/25/2021 at 4:49pm

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church

Join us in person for worship this Sunday, Aug. 29, at 8:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. The Rev. Keith Thompson’s message is, “What’s In A Name?” The morning’s scripture is I Samuel 3:1-10. A nursery is available for children age 4 and under during the worship services. You can also join us for worship online at www. For more information, call 884-2645.

Brevard First United

Methodist Church

James in his epistle to new Christians cannot be any more direct when he writes: “Be doers of the Word, and not merely hearers only” (James 1:22). In other words, it is one thing to profess being Christ- followers but the proof is in the “fruits” we bear.

Our hearts go out to all who have been impacted by the floods, here and our neighbors in Haywood County. Incredible loss and suffering around us, and First UMC is receiving financial donations directly for emergency flood relief. Checks should be made to First UMC and marked Flood Relief. Send to: Brevard First UMC, 325 North Broad Street, Brevard, NC 28712. These monies will be used in partnership with local ministries and agencies.Brevard First UMC is a warm and welcoming congregation with a heart for missions and serving. We are now back fully with three worship services on Sunday morning: 8:30 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. (traditional) in the church sanctuary, and 9 a.m. (celebration and praise) in the Fellowship Hall.

Also, you may watch the 10:55 a.m. service live streamed on Facebook at, or you can listen over WSQL Radio (104 FM and 1240 AM).

We invite you to join us as we praise and worship our great God in prayer, Word and sacred song. For more information, please check our website at http://www.brevard or call (828) 883-9025.

Faith Memorial Chapel

Faith Memorial Chapel welcomes folks of all denominations to our service held on Sundays at 11:00 a.m.. We meet only in the summer and have no membership roll, so you won’t feel like a guest.

This Sunday, Faith Memorial Chapel welcomes the Rev. Dr. Claire Ripley. Ripley joined the pastoral team of First Presbyterian Church in Greenville, S.C., on Dec. 1, 2015. Her primary responsibilities are leadership and oversight of discipleship ministries.

We also welcome the Stuckey family to provide our music for the service.

Faith Memorial Chapel is located on 11 Faith Chapel Road in Cedar Mountain.

Oak Grove Community Church

There will be singing at Oak Grove Community Church, located across from Blue Ridge Community College, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28, featuring James Metcalf and the Colt Creek Singers. Come join us for some bluegrass gospel music.

St. Andrews

By-the-Lake Chapel

The Rev. Shelly Webb is guest minister at St. Andrews By-the-Lake Chapel in Lake Toxaway on Sunday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m. The service will also feature guest musicians Pat and Mike Dunham on fiddle and hammered dulcimer.

Webb currently serves as the executive director of Sharing House, Transyl-vania County’s faith collaborative ministry for crisis assistance with low-resourced neighbors. Sharing House offers basic life necessities, such as food, clothes, utility and rent assistance, empowerment programs and advocacy. Previously, she has served for 12 years in local church pastorates in Davidson, Brevard and Asheville, and served in extension ministry as chaplain to Brevard College for eight years.

Webb is a native of Hendersonville and is a graduate of Wofford College and Duke Divinity School. She is an ordained elder in the WNC Conference of The United Methodist Church.

All are welcome at the summer outdoor chapel in Lake Toxaway, where ministers from different denominations conduct services. The chapel is located on N.C. 281 North, 0.6 of a mile from U.S. 64 West, at 546 Blue Ridge Road. For further information, follow the chapel on Facebook or visit

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

The Shop of St. Philip’s holds its end-of-season sale this weekend. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, all clothing is $1 per piece. Household goods, kitchenware, art, toys, books and other hard goods are half price. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shop is located at 219 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard. Re-opening date for fall merchandise is Sept. 2.

Join us immediately following the 9 a.m. service on Sunday, Aug. 29, to dedicate and bless the Contemplative Path beyond the Rice Street Garden. We will process as a group following the service and enjoy a short liturgy for this special and sacred space.

The ECW invites you to our fall meeting on Thursday, Sept. 9th, at 11 a.m. in Miller Hall. Following a short business meeting, we welcome new parishioner, renowned author and speaker Renée Trudeau, who will present a program entitled “Refilling Your Well: The Art & Science of Self-Renewal.” Please bring a notebook and a photo of yourself between ages 3-6. A healthy catered lunch will be served.

To reserve your spot, please email carolinebcollins

We offer two identical services on Sundays at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The 11 a.m. service is broadcast on Facebook Live each week. Please get the COVID-19 vaccine to make sure our congregations are as safe as possible. We ask all those attending services at the church to wear a mask, physically distance and to (again!) sign up for services to facilitate contact tracing. 

Unitarian Universalists

“Anti-Racist at our Core.” While politicians may claim certain approaches to anti-racism should be excluded, let’s have separation of church and state and proudly look at how the Unitarian Universalist religion might be grounded in the necessary work. Speaker: Rev. Bob Renjilian. In-person services are at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The online service is streamed at 9 a.m. (UUTC Facebook page or visit website at Masks are required indoors at this time.


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