Join us in person for worship this Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 19, at 8:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. Reverend Keith Thompson will bring the message: “Follow the Book: Matthew and Mark. Every third Sunday, B-DRPC receives the offering of 5 ¢ per meal to help fight hunger in our community. This offering will be received this Sunday at the two morning services, or you can join this fight at www.bdrpc.org. and click on the Donate link. A crèche is available for children up to 4 years old. You can also join us for worship online at www.bdrpc.org. For more information, call 884-2645.
It is the fourth Sunday of Advent and we celebrate “The Love that descended at Christmas” and which fills our hearts. Mary, the mother of Jesus, spoke these words of praise: “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior” (Luke 1: 46-47). In our celebration of Christmas, do our souls magnify the Lord? Are we the means of sharing the love of God with those around us? Not just at Christmas but all the time? Is he also our witness? Another seasonal offering is the return of the Christmas Organ Recital Series tomorrow at 12:30 pm Sponsored by the Beulah McMinn Zachary Organ Foundation, this week’s program is presented by Dr Vance Yoder, organist at the First Baptist Church of Hendersonville. Brevard First UMC is a welcoming congregation with a heart for missions and service. We are located on Broad Street across from Brevard College and are now back in person with three Sunday morning worship services: 8:30 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. (traditional) in the church sanctuary, and 9 a.m. (celebration and praise) in the stock exchange room. You can also watch the 10:55 am service broadcast live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BrevardFirstUnitedMethodistChurch. Or, you can listen on WSQL Radio (104 FM and 1240 AM). We invite you to join us as we worship our great God in prayer, Word and sacred song. Everyone is welcome. We ask people to continue to wear masks in the spirit of loving themselves. For more information, please visit our website at brevardfumc.org or call (828) 883-9025.
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
All are invited to join us for worship on December 19, the Fourth Sunday of Advent, as Reverend Kenneth Albright explores the next dimension of expectation, as exemplified in the Gospel reading of Luke: “In looking forward to the fulfillment of all things ”. In-person services are at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. The 10:30 a.m. service is also broadcast live and can be viewed on our website at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (lutheranchurchbrevardnc.com). Note that masks and physical distancing are mandatory to protect the health and safety of all participants.
Join us on Wednesday, December 22, as we gather for s’mores in the parking lot at 5:00 p.m., followed by worship in the shrine at 5:30 p.m. The service, titled “A Season of Hope and assurance ”, will include writing and poetry, hymns, songs of Taizé, prayer and periods of silent reflection. Two religious services with communion will be offered on Christmas Eve (Friday, December 24). The 5 pm service will feature “Carols and Candlelight” with the LCGS Sanctuary Choir, and the 7:30 pm service will feature “Carols and Candlelight” with soloists.
To learn more about LCGS activities and events, please contact the church office at (828) 883-3680 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd is located at 22 Fisher Road in Brevard.
Cedar Mountain’s Rocky Hill Baptist Church will present the musical cantata “Noel: Born is the King” at 6 pm on Sunday, December 19th. Everyone is invited. After the cantata, there will be refreshments and fellowship in the Family Life Center next door. For more information, please call the Pastor of Rocky Hill, Dr. Leland Holland, at (828) 862-5611.
Episcopal of Saint-Philippe
Christmas Eve services: 3:00 p.m. – Stress-free family Christmas competition and rite of the Holy Eucharist II; 7:30 p.m. and again at 10:30 p.m. – Christmas concert followed by the Holy Eucharist Festival, Rite II. Volunteers are needed at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 22 to help the Altars Guild weave lots of ivy and place candles and lanterns for Christmas.
The St. Philip’s store announces its opening days for the holidays as follows: We are shifting our three opening days to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for the week before and the week after Christmas. We will therefore be open on December 21, 22, 23, then December 28, 29, 30. Young people aged 13 and over are invited to prepare for Confirmation on May 1 with Bishop José. Please contact the Rev. Elizabeth at email@example.com if your youngster is ready to seek an adult affirmation of their faith. A confirmation class for young people will meet in January-April to prepare for the bishop’s visit. Sunday services are at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with Christian Formation at 9:15 a.m. Also, join us for a Sunday afternoon service at 4 p.m.
Anglican St. Patrick
St. Patrick’s hosts services at the Hollingsworth Building, Suite 100, 147 E. Main, in person and live via Zoom. Registered services can also be viewed on our website: www.stpatricksbrevard.org. Father Nick will preach this Sunday and will be attended at the Lord’s table by Deacon Robert Shoup. Two months ago, we launched a campaign to raise $ 125,000 to fund the renovation of our new building at 1825 Rosman Highway, and we are happy to report that the goal has been met. Our mission committee will meet on December 19th. Saint Thomas Day is December 22. The Christmas Eve service is at 5:00 p.m. The reception for the House of Sharing is December 26. Saint Patrick’s Day is a traditional biblical mission nourished by the grace of Christ, inspired by the fullness of the Holy Spirit, and humbled by the majesty of God the Father. If you are looking for a church faithful to the scriptures, St. Patrick’s is here for you. We welcome all visitors with an open heart. Come grow with us.
Transylvanian County Universalists
“Open our hearts to wonder. Can we suspend our focus on angry judgment and let the message of the joy of the season pass? The speaker is the Reverend Bob Renjilian. In-person services are at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Online services are released at 9 a.m. Masks required inside.