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Faith Notes

Wednesday, Jan. 3

“ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING” CLASS, 5:45-7 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 Sixth Ave., Hendersonville. “Anxious for Nothing,” a five-week adult class led by Max Lucado, will be held on Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 3. Inspired by Philippians 4:4-8, the class is intended to help build an antidote to anxiety. Dinner will be served from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. for $5, but reservations are required. In conjunction with the adult class, nursery care, classes and children’s activities will be available.

Tuesday, Jan. 9

WOMEN’S MORNING BIBLE STUDY, 9:45-11:45 a.m., The Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove, East Asheville. A women’s Bible study focusing on “Living the Blessed Life” will be held Tuesday mornings, Jan. 9-Feb. 27. It will be led by Jane Derrick.

CHURCH SECURITY CLASS, 6-8 p.m., Buncombe County Public Safety Training Facility, A-B Tech auditorium, 20 Canoe Lane, Woodfin. The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with its Chaplains Corps, will hold a security summit for leaders of houses of worship. The summary is free, but those attending must register by contacting Sgt. Kim Mull at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call 250-4427.

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WORKSHOP, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2014 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. An interactive workshop, “Moments of Truth, Building Relationship,” will be led by Pam and Charley Rogers. “The shortest distance between two people is story... A timely workshop on why and how to find our way back to each other in an age of increasing disconnection,” Unity noted. “Inspired and motivated by the Our Love Is Power Spiritual Summit, and the recent Fall Study Series ‘Braving the Wilderness,’” a book by author Brene Brown, the Moments of Truth workshop “will help educate us in the skills necessary for creating the authentic connections we desire — generous, deep listening; courageous, compassionate sharing.” Participants will learn how to have those difficult conversations with more comfort, trust and meaningful outcomes.The workshop will be given on a love-offering basis.

WOMEN’S EVENING BIBLE STUDY, 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove, East Asheville. A women’s Bible study focusing on “Live Bold” will be held Tuesday evenings, Jan. 9-Feb. 20. It will be led by Kendra Graham.

Thursday, Jan. 11

CREATION CARE ALLIANCE MEETING, 5:30-7 p.m., Room MB306 Upstairs, First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St., Asheville. The CCA will plan for 2018. Attendees are asked to park near the playground closer to Charlotte Street. “We need your help as we plan the direction and events for 2018,” a press release noted. “We will explore priorities, needs of congregations and ideas as we look toward 2018. Team leaders and all who are interested are welcome. We will also share stories of hope from our faith communities as well as explore upcoming events and experiences. 

INTRODUCTION TO UNITY CLASS, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Rd., Mills River. An introduction to Unity will be led by the Rev. Darlene Strickland, Unity’s senior minister. She will teach Unity’s spiritual principles. The class will also afford attendees an opportunity to meet others who also are new to Unity. The class is a prerequisite for membership. Unity’s newest members will be welcomed on Feb. 4.  

Friday, Jan. 12

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.

Monday, Jan. 15

CANDLELIGHT SERVICE IN HONOR OF MLK, 6 p.m., Fellowship Hall, Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church St., downtown Asheville. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville & Buncombe County will host a candlelight service to honor area citizens and organizations that have dedicated themselves to the cause of social justice.

Friday, Jan. 19

WNC PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY MEETING, 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m., Room E205, The First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St. (just off College Street), downtown Asheville). WNC Physicians for Social Responsibility will meet. At noon, attendees are invited to bring a brown-bag lunch if they would like. Invited are physicians, health personnel and anyone else who is interested. Parking is available behind the church and attendees are asked to enter the church or ring the doorbell at the glass doors on Oak Street. 

Thursday, 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 Jan. 17 class is 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 Tuesday, 02 January 2018 11:07


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