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Faith Notes

Friday, Dec. 1

BUFFET DINNER/POINT OF GRACE CONCERT, 7 p.m., Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, 1 Porters Cove Road, Asheville. “An Evening at The Cove with Point of Grace” will be offered. The evening of music and fellowship will include a buffet dinner, followed by a concert program. For tickets, which are $59, call 298-2092.

CONCERT, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 63 N. Main St., Weaverville. The North Buncombe Middle School Chorus will perform a concert titled “Let Our Voices Entertain You.” Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for the Weaverville Music Study Club.




Saturday, Dec. 2

HOLIDAY COOKIE/BAKE SALE, 2-4 p.m., First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1735 Fifth Ave. W., Hendersonville. The church will host its sixth annual Holiday Cookie and Bake Sale. Attendees may choose from hundreds of homemade holiday cookies and other baked goods, as well as fair trade teas and coffees. Also offered will be hot beverages and holiday music.

ADVENT LESSONS/CAROLS SERVICES, 5 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 766 N. Main St., Hendersonville. The church will present two services of Advent lessons and carols at 5 p.m. Dec. 2-3. Both services will feature the Montreat Scottish Pipes and Drums, led by St. James parishioner Joseph Bailey. Admission is free, but donations will be welcomed. A reception will follow each service.



Sunday, Dec. 3

CHRISTMAS PLAY, 11 a.m., Reems Creek Beach Presbyterian Church, 4 Sugar Cove Road, Weaverville. The play “The Twelve Symbols of Christmas” will be formed by the youth of the church during the 11 a.m. service. A free breakfast is being offered earlier — at 9:45 a.m. — in the fellowship hall. 

PRACTICAL BREATHWORK WORKSHOP, 1-4 p.m., Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2014 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. A workshop, “Practical Breathwork,” featuring healer Shannon Plummer and musician Bob Sima (her husband), will examine — and experiment with — both ancient and modern philosophies of breathwork. “These sessions will inspire a foundation for profoundly life-changing practices that will reduce your stress level, enliven your divine energy, deepen meditation and improve overall health and well-being,” according to Unity. “Shift from overwhelmed to overjoyed with the power of the breath.” Cost is $35.



Monday, Dec. 4

FIVE SENSES OF THE SOUL SERIES, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2014 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. “The Five Senses of the Soul: Preparing for Your Divine Partner,” led by Sandra Sullivan, will continue on Tuesdays through Dec. 19. The five senses include intuition, peace, foresight, trust and empathy. To make the required $100 prepayment, either email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call 674-1453.



Thursday, Dec. 7

CHRISTMAS DINNER/MARK SCHULTZ  CONCERT, 7 p.m., Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, 1 Porters Cove Road, Asheville. “Christmas at The Cove with Mark Schultz” will be offered. The evening of Christmas music and fellowship, will include a festive buffet dinner, followed by a concert program. For tickets, which are $59, call 298-2092.




Friday, Dec. 8

CHRISTMAS AT THE COVE/VERITAS CONCERT, 7 p.m., Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, 1 Porters Cove Road, Asheville. “Christmas at The Cove with Veritas” will be offered. The evening of Christmas music and fellowship, will include a festive buffet dinner, followed by a concert program. For tickets, which are $59, call 298-2092.

SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVIE NIGHT, 7 p.m., Sandford Hall, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville. The UUCA will screen its monthly Social Justice Movie Night offering, which is to be announced. After the sreening, a discussion will be held. Admission is free.




Saturday, Dec. 9

CHRISTMAS AT THE COVE/MICHAEL O’BRIEN CONCERT, 7 p.m., Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, 1 Porters Cove Road, Asheville. “Christmas at The Cove with Michael O’Brien” will include a festive buffet dinner, followed by a concert program. For tickets, which are $59, call 298-2092.



Sunday, Dec. 24

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES, 2, 4 and 6 p.m, The Rock Church, 273 Monte Vista Road, Candler. The Rock Church, a contemporary, nondenominational church just outside of Asheville, will hold three identical family-friendly Christmas Eve services that are “full of music, laughter and fun,” the church noted. The services will feature a selection of Christmas music as well as a short message.Child care will be provided for those ages 5 and younger.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES, 2 and 4 p.m., Biltmore Baptist Church, 35 Clayton Rd., Arden. BBC will hold two Christmas Eve services.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES, 4 and 9 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville. The UUCA will hold two Christmas Eve services. 

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHTING SERVICE, 6 p.m., Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Rd., Mills River. Unity’s Christmas Eve celebration will feature special music, candlelighting, connection and inspiration.




Sunday, Dec. 25

CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICES, 9:15 and 11 a.m., Biltmore Baptist Church, 35 Clayton Rd., Arden. BBC will hold two Christmas Day services.

CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE, 15 a.m., Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Rd., Mills River. The UUCA will hold a Christmas Day celebration service.

CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE, 11:15 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville. The UUCA will hold a Christmas Day service.




Sunday, Jan. 25

CHURCH SECURITY CLASS, 6-8 p.m., Henderson County Courthouse, 200 N. Grove St., Hendersonville. Henderson County Sheriff Charles McDonald will lead a House of Worship Safety and Security class. (The Dec. 7 and Jan. 17 classes are full and closed.) The presentation will assist church leaders and congregation members in keeping their places of worship safe and peaceful. Topics will include developing an action plan and what to do in the event of an incident or attack. The training will include a question-and-answer session and guidance on how to develop plans and procedures appropriate to the participants’ individual organization Those interested in attending are asked to register by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with church name, number of those attending and a contact phone number and email. For more information, call 694-3137.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 December 2017 23:50
 



 


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