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Faith Notes

Sunday, Sept. 3

Labor Day Weekend Rummage Sale, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 229 Murdock Avenue, Asheville. The synagogue will hold a two-day rummage sale at the same hours on Sept. 3 and 4. A large selection of quality recycled household items, boutique clothing, children’s stuff, arts and crafts supplies and garden goods will be offered for sale.

Friday, Sept. 8

HEALING PRAYER TIME, 1-2 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 Sixth Ave. W., Hendersonville. A healing prayer time, during which prayers will be offered for those attending (whether for physical, emotional or spiritual issues), will be held. The service, which is held on the second Friday of each month, is nondenominational and open to all.

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.

MYSTICAL POETRY/MUSIC BENEFIT CONCERT, 7 p.m., Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2014 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. A program featuring mystical poetry and music will be presented by Mary White and Richard Shulman. “Mary White’s poetry … opens the listener to extraordinary mystical dimensions,” Unity noted. “Richard Shulman is an exquisite pianist, whose notes evoke the angelic realms while cascading the riches of those dimensions, bathing the listener in love, joy and wonder. The combination of their energy flowing through poetry and music is a potent uplifting experience.This evening will give you time to sit and soak in the wonder of your own soul.” Admission is $10 per person, with half of the proceeds going to charity.

Saturday, Sept. 9

PET BLESSING, 10 a.m., front lawn, Mills River Presbyterian Church, 10 Presybterian Church Rd., Mills River. A blessing of the pets will be held. “We’re inviting everyone to bring their pets, or come to remember and celebrate the life of a former pet,” Pastor Randall Boggs said. Attendees are asked to bring dogs on a leash — and cats or other pets in crates. Donations will benefit the New Hope program at Blue Ridge Human Society.

BENEDICTINE DAY PROGRAM, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Calvary Episcopal Church, Fletcher. The church will host its annual Benedictine Day with the theme “Always We Begin Again.” The program will be led by the Rev. Elizabeth Canham. Registration and coffee begin ar 10:30 a.m. The cost is $5 — and attendees are asked to bring their own lunches. To register, call the parish office at 684-6266,

“SACRED” FILM SCREENING, 4 p.m., Ferguson Auditorium, A-B Tech, 340 Victoria Rd., Asheville. A screening of the film “Sacred” will be hosted by Asheville Directed by Academy Award-winner Thomas Lennon, “Sacred,” organizers of the screening said, “immerses the viewer in an exploration of spirituality across cultures and religions. This film explores faith as primary human experience — how it is used to navigate the milestones and crises of private life. The screening will be followed by a discussion and refreshments. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

Friday, Sept. 14

PRAYER VIGIL, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2014 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. A prayer vigil will be held in observance of 24th Annual Unity World Day of Prayer with the theme “Peace in the Midst.” Those interested in peace are invited to join Unity at any point of the day as it holds a prayer vigil. Brief ceremonies will  open and close the day — at 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. — and an invitation to pray through the labyrinth at noon. The rest of the day will be set aside for silent meditation in communion with the world-wide Unity family. “Times of great change challenge us to find our center in the midst of seeming chaos,” Unity noted. “The spiritual practice of finding peace right where you are, in the midst of any situation, has been the prescription of master teachers through the ages ... We’re engaging people all over the world with renewed spiritual energy to Pray Peace … Be Peace … Do Peace.” Admission is free.

Sunday, Oct. 8

MERGED SERVICE/FALL GALA/COOKOUT, 10:30 a.m., Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2014 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. Unity will hold only a single Sunday service (insteady of its usual two services) at 10:30 a.m. The service will be followed by a cookout and music on the grounds.  The activities will mark the debut of the Fall Study Series, honor Unity’s volunteers and provide an opportunity to enjoy a special time of community fun and celebration.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 September 2017 14:53


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