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Faith Notes

Thursday, Feb. 1

WOMEN’S MINDFULNESS SERIES, 6:30-8 p.m., Jubilee! Community Church, 46 Wall St., downtown Asheville. The Women’s Mindfulness Series will feature a program on “Exploring the Myth of Inadequacy.” The four-week series, intended for women to explore mindfulness, is led by Sarah Shoemaker.

Saturday, Feb. 3

“JESUS FOR TODAY” PROGRAM, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Barber Christian Life Center, First United Methodist Church, 204 Sixth Avenue West, Hendersonville. FUMC will host a full-day program, “Jesus for Today,” featuring Bishop William H. Willimon as the speaker. Willimon is a professor of theology at Duke University Divinity School, a retired bishop in the United Methodist Church and author of more than 60 books on Christianity Baylor University identified Willimon as one of the 12 most effective preachers in the country. He also will preach at the FUMC services on Feb. 4 at 8:30, 9:15 and 11. For the Feb. 3 program, the fee is $10, including lunch, and will be collected at the door.

OPEN HOUSE, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Asheville Shambhala Meditation Center, 60 N. Merrimon Ave., Asheville. The ASMC will hold an open house.

Sunday, Feb. 4

GOSPEL CONCERT, 10:45 a.m., Fletcher First Baptist Church, 5 Cane Creek Road, Fletcher. The Mylon Hayes Family will perform a gospel concert.

PARISH HALL CELEBRATION, 3:30 p.m., new parish hall, St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church, Flat Rock. Friends of Music at the church will present a concert, ranging in music from Mozart to “My Fair Lady” to celebrate the completion of the new parish hall and the donation of a Yamaha grand piano. The program will include Mozart’s “Piano Concerto in A major, K. 414,” played by St. John organist and Director of Music Dewitt Tipton., along with members of the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra. Singing opera arias and the final trio from Gounod’s “Faust” will be Greenville, S.C., professional singers Danielle Knox, soprano. Grant Knox, tenor; and Adrian Smith, bass-baritone. They also will sing excerpts from “My Fair Lady,” joined by the St. John Parish Choir. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

CINEMA II, 5-8 p.m., kitchen, Sandburg Hall, Kitchen, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville. Cinema II will be held.

Friday, Feb. 9

GUEST SPEAKER MEETING, 9:30 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church, 900 Blythe St., Hendersonville. The public is invited to attend the American Association of University Women’s guest speaker meeting. Diane North will address “Fake News and Critical Thinking: Keys to Understanding the Momentuous Changes in News Reporting.” North, an award-winning adjunct professor at Maryland University College, will describe “frake news” in print and images and demonstrate how to recognize it and do a reverse image search. She will analyze the impact of “fake news” on the media and events. In addition, North will explain helpful strategies for critical thinking, including how to recognize logical, ethical and emotional fallacies within arguments. Admission is free.

SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVIE NIGHT, 7-9:30 p.m., Sandford Hall, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville. The UUCA will screen its monthly Social Justice Movie Night offering, “Whose Streets.” The film is about the killing of Michael Brown and the subsequent Ferguson uprising. The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance film festival. After the sreening, a discussion will be held. All are welcome and admission is free.

Sunday, Feb. 11

SOUPER BOWL JEWISH HERITAGE TREAT, noon-1:30 p.m., Dave Family Social Hall, Congregation Beth HaTephila, 43 N. Liberty St., Asheville. The synagogue and the Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam committee will present the fifth annual CBHT Souper Bowl. All are welcome to attend and sample the diverse menu of dishes from a Jewish heritage. Admission is $9 for adults and $3 for children, with a family maximum of $24. In addition, a cookbook, “Soups of CBHT Souper Bowl,” will be for sale for $8.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

CHURCH SECURITY CLASS, 6-8 p.m., Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, 100 N. Grove St., Hendersonville. The HCSO will hold a church security class during which representatives from each interested organization are asked to reserve spots fo themselves and their attendees. To do so, email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and include one’s name, one’s church/organization name, total number of attendees, contact telephone number and contact email address.

Friday, Feb. 23

FILM SCREENING, 7 p.m., Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2014 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. The film, “A Great American Tapestry: The Many Strands of Mountain Music,” will be screened. Filmmaker David Weintraub presents a screening of his latest film on the rich cultural history of mountain music, including the ballad singers from Scotland and Ulster, the African-American string-band players, and Cherokee musicians and dancers. A discussion with the filmmaker and principal film participants will follow the screening. For tickets,which are $10, visit

Last Updated on Sunday, 11 February 2018 10:42


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