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Faith Notes

Friday, March 1

GAITHER VOCAL BAND CONCERT, 7 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, U.S. Cellular Center, downtown Asheville. The multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither will host an evening of music, laughter and encouragement, featuring the talent of the Gaither Vocal Band. A press release noted that the group “will share timeless gospel classics, as well as refreshing, inspiring new favorites embraced by audiences of all ages and backgrounds.” For tickets, visit of visit the TWA Box Office.

Sunday, March 3

SYMPHONIC BRASS BAND CONCERT, 3 p.m., First Baptist Church of Brevard, 94 Gaston St., Brevard. The Blue Ridge Symphonic Brass, conducted by Jamie Hafner, will present a free brass concert. It will open with the Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare by Richard Strauss, and include a brass version of the popular Irish Tune from County Derry, in a setting by Percy Grainger, Canzona per sonare No. 2 by Renaissance composer Giovanni Gabrieli, an antiphonal version of Franz Schubert’s Schlachtilied, and a light-hearted, jazzy selected titled “Another Cat: KRaken” by Chris Hazell.

Wednesday, March 6

“EPIDEMIC” PROGRAM, , 6:30 p.m., Brookstone Church, 90 Griffee Road, Weaverville. A program titled “Epidemic: The Invisible Crisis of Our Time” will be presented. Regarding the program, Brookstone noted, “When you think of ‘health crisis,’ your mind may go to diabetes, cancer, addiction or deadly viruses. The biggest epidemic we face, though, is becoming disconnected, lonely or isolated, even in a very connected road.” Further, the church stated that the program will offer “a night to talk about the health crisis we are all facing in one way or another. This evening is for all ages, with childcare provided for little ones.”

Thursday, March 7

SACRED ABUNDANCE CLASS, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. A class titled “The Art & Practice of Sacred Abundance” will be held on Thursdays from March 7 to April 18. Leading the class will be the Rev. Darlene Strickland. “Discover spiritual principles and practices that deeply transform your life to one of abundance and fulfillment,” a Unity promotion urged. “This class series incorporates foundational spiritual teachings, practical tools and ancient wisdom.” Registration is $20 for first-time participants and $5 for returning participants. “This class is based on the practice of tithing,” Unity noted.

Friday, March 8

SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVIE NIGHT, 7-9 p.m., 1 Sandburg Hall, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville. The UUCA will screen a yet-to-be-announced film. After the screening, a discussion will be held. All are welcome and admission is free.

Sunday, March 10

CHARLEY THWEATT CONCERT, 1:30-3 p.m., Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. Singer-guitarist Charley Thweatt will perform his “Letting It Fly” concert. Earlier, at the 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. services, Thweatt will be the guest spaker and provide music. He has been performing music for 37 years and has recorded 18 CDs. Admission is free, but a love offering of $20 is suggested.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 March 2019 12:18


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