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Faith Notes

Friday, June 2

WEEKEND LECTURES, 7 p.m., First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1735 5th Ave. West, Hendersonville. The Rev. J. Pittman McGehee, D.D, will address “Making the Transcendent Imminent” June 2-4. His talk is part of the church’s Walter E. Ashley Memorial Lecture Series. At 7 p.m. June 2,  McGehee will address “The Paradox of Love.” At 10 am. June 3, he will speak on  “Creating a Twenty-First Century Psycho/Spiritual Worldview.” Lunch will be available for attendees at noon June 3, followed by a 1 p.m. address on “The Invisible Church.” At 9 a.m. June 4, McGehee will lead the Adult Forum, and then preach on “Shining the Light of Consciousness on the Dark Side of the Soul” at the 10:30 a.m. worship service,. He will address McGehee is an Episcopal priest and Jungian analyst in private practice in Austin, Texas. He is widely known as a lecturer and educator in the field of psychology and religion, as well as a published poet and essayist. He is the author of “The Invisible Church: Finding Spirituality Where You Are (Praeger Press, 2008),” “Raising Lazarus: The Science of Healing the Soul (2009),” “Words Made Flesh” and “The Paradox of Love.”

Wednesday, June 7

SACRED INSIGHTS MESSAGE CIRCLE, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. The monthly Sacred Insights Message Circle will be led by Sandra Sullivan. She works with the Counsel of Ancients and the Counsel of Ages. They deliver a group message as well as personal messages for individuals in the group time permitting. Each message has information for each person. If time permits, a question-and-answer session will be held aterward. Sullivan is billed as “a gifted and talented spiritual intuitive and Tarot reader.” Admission is $15 per person.

Saturday, June 10

SPIRITUAL SUMMIT/CONCERT, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville. “Our Love Is Power,” a spiritual summit and concert, will feature Marianne Williamson and Rickie Byars-Beckwith, among others. The summit is intended “to create and catalyze a movement of engaged spirituality and love in action.” Its goal is to inspire, connect and help equip people to “stand up, speak up and show up” as a living embodiments of love in action and engaged practitioners of the Golden Rule. The event is being hosted by Unity of the Blue Ridge, based in Mills River. From 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., registration will be held. From 10 a.m. to noon, features will include a welcoming from the Rev. Darlene Strickland, Unity’s minister; a Native American blessing  with Elder Sharon Oxendine, music with Kat Williams, Rhoda Weaver, Richard Shulman and more. From  noon to 1:30 p.m., lunch will be served. From 1:30 to 4 p.m., the Rev. Jack Bowmar will address “What Would Love Do?” and Byars-Beckwith will address “Beloved Community.” From 4 to 5:30 p.m., a dinner break will be held. From 5:30 to 8 p.m., the evening session will begin with a concert by Byars-Beckwith, following by keynote speaker Marianne Williamson’s address on “Our Power Is Love,” in which she discusses the power of love and its implications for both personal and global transformation, followed by a question-and-answer session. At 8 p.m., Williamson and others will be available for a book-signing. Registration is $129. Meal tickets are $30, which include a box lunch and buffet dinner.  Otherwise, the hotel has a small restaurant — and various restaurants are available within a short driving distance.  Due to hotel conference policy, no outside food may be taken into the hotel. To register and/or to buy meal tickets, visit

CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Asheville, 5 Oak St., downtown Asheville. A concert, “Mozart: Great Mass in C-Minor” will be performed. The concert will feature the 140-voice Berkshire Choral International Chorus, the Asheville Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Erin Freeman of the Richmond Symphony Chorus. Open seating will be offered.

Friday, June 16

SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVIE NIGHT, 7 p.m., Sanford Hall Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville. The UUCA will hold its monthly Social Justice Movie Night. Film is to be announced. A discussion will following the film screening. Admission is free.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 June 2017 06:55


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