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Faith Notes

Friday, Dec. 6

UNITY HOLIDAY CONCERT, 7 p.m., Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. The annual Unity Holiday Concert will featurean evening of holiday spirit and fun through music with Kat Williams, Mary Kay Williams, Pat Cardwell, (the) Rev. Darlene Strickland, Richard Shulman and The talented Unity Band,” an event promotion noted. For tickets, visit https://www.unityblueridge.org/civicrm/event/



Saturday, Dec. 7

MEMBERSHIP IN SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY CLASS, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Center for Spiritual Living Asheville, 2 Science of Mind Way, West Asheville. The class will address what it means to be a member at CSLA. “Join us for this lively and interactive class that explores what membership in our center does for you and your family,” a center event promotion noted. Attendees, it added, will learn more about the leadership structure of the center, the roles and responsibilities of membership and the many ways one is supported as a member. Members will be welcomed during the celebration on Dec. 8.



Sunday, Dec. 8

WELCOMING MEMBERS CELEBRATION, 11:30 a.m.-noon, Center for Spiritual Living Asheville, 2 Science of Mind Way, West Asheville. The center will welcome — during the Sunday celebration service — those interested in joining, who then filled out an application and attended the Membership Orientation Class on Dec. 7.



Thursday, Dec. 12

CHRISTMAS DRAMA, 7:30 p.m., Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center. Acts of Renewal will perform “Rediscover Christmas.” Regarding the show, an event promotion noted, “Enjoy a fresh perspective on Christmas through this funny and moving dramatic show that has captivated audiences across the country. Enjoy a series of vignettes beginning with a comedic tale of two blue-collar shepherds who are in the right place at the right time on Christmas Eve, followed by a  moving rendition of the Annunciation, a tender funny story about ice fishing, a hilarious look at dealing with in-laws at Christmas, and a true story of an Appalachian single mom in need of a Christmas miracle. For the finale, you’ll hear the Christmas story like you’ve never heard it before!” Admission to this event is limted only to those who purchase the Appalachian Christmas package. No additional tickets will be sold. To order the package that includes admission to all of the events, visit lakejunaluska.com/christmas or call (800) 965-9324. 



Friday, Dec. 13

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.

HANDEL’S “MESSIAH” CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center. Handel’s “Messiah” will be performed with an orchestra, choir and soloists. It is part of Appalachian Christmas at Lake Junaluska. Regarding the concert, an event promotion stated, “‘Messiah’ is a baroque-era music composition composed by George Frideric Handel from 1741-42. Notable musical selections include the ‘Hallelujah Chorus,’ ‘For Unto Us A Child Born,’ and ‘Glory to God.’” For tickets, which are $18 for general admission and $25 for reserved seating, visit lakejunaluska.com/christmas or call (800) 965-9324. 




Saturday, Dec. 14

AN APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center. An Appalacian Christmas Craft Show will be held. An event promotion noted, “The Appalachian Christmas Craft Show brings together vendors from across the Appalachian region to sell their unique and beautiful crafts. The show is hosted by the Junaluska Woman’s Club and all profits go toward charitable organizations.” Admission is free and all are welcome.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 2 p.m., Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center. Summer Brooke & Mountain Faith Band will perform in concert. Regarding the concert, an event promotion stated, “Since the year 2000, the Mountain Faith Band has performed their unique brand of Americana-Roots music to audiences from coast to coast. During Appalachian Christmas, Summer Brooke & Mountain Faith Band will perform songs from their popular Christmas album ‘The Sounds of Christmas.’ Getting to know MFB is easy; their humility, kindness and love of community shines through on stage and casual conversation. Above all else, MFB is thankful for the opportunities God has provided them through music.” For tickets, which are $18 for general admission and $25 for reserved seating, visit lakejunaluska.com/christmas or call (800) 965-9324. 

LAKE JUNALUSKA SINGERS CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center. The LJS Christmas Concert will be performed. Regarding the show, an event promotion stated, “This 16-voice, award-winning ensemble was formed in 1954, and their legacy includes national and international performances for conferences, dignitaries and major events. Their music ranges from classical choral and contemporary works to gospel, folk, traditional hymns and musical theatre. During Appalachian Christmas, the Lake Junaluska Singers will focus on festive songs, new and old, that celebrate the joy of the season.” For tickets, which are $18 for general admission and $25 for reserved seating, visit lakejunaluska.com/christmas or call (800) 965-9324. 



Sunday, Dec. 15

AN APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICE, 9:30 a.m., Stone Chapel, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center. An Appalachian Christmas Worship Service will be held. Regarding the service, an event promotion stated, “Conclude your Appalachian Christmas with a stirring Advent worship service in our beautiful and historic stone chapel on the edge of the lake.” Admission is free.



Wednesday, Dec. 18

LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE, 4-5 p.m.,Trinity Presbyterian Church, 900 Blythe St., Hendersonville. The church will hold its Longest Night Service. Traditionally, a Longest Night service — held at the winter solstice during the longest night of the year — is meant to recognize that, in the midst of all the Christmas joy, many of are not feeling joy. The service is a time to take seriously the reality of loss and grief at a time of year when loved ones are missed — along with feelings of joy and happiness. “If you’re lonely or grieving, the Christmas season can sometimes be too much,” a service promotion stated. “Join us for a special, quiet service, as we observe this holy season in a way that seeks hope and comfort, while also acknowledging the reality of pain and loss.” (For the record, the 2019 winter solstice occurs at 11:19 p.m. Dec. 21.)




Tuesday, Dec. 24

CHRISTMAS EVE PAGEANT, 4-5:30 p.m., sanctuary, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville. The UUCA will hold its Christmas Eve Pageant.

Christmas Eve Candelight Service, 6 p.m., Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. A Christmas candlelight service will be held, featuring “a night of joy, special music of the season, special guest musicians and sharing our light,” an event promotion noted. “Come celebrate the holidays with us!”

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE, 7 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church, 900 Blythe St., Hendersonville. TBC will hold its traditional Christmas Eve candlelight service.

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE, 9-10 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville. The church will celebrate a Christmas Eve candlelight service.


Last Updated on Monday, 02 December 2019 21:26
 



 


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