Asheville Daily Planet
RSS Facebook

Send us your faith notes
Please submit items to the Faith Notes two weeks in advance, via e-mail, at calendar@ashevilledailyplanet.com, or fax to 252-6567, or mail c/o The Daily Planet, P.O. Box 8490, Asheville, N.C. 28814-8490. Submissions will be accepted and printed at the discretion of the editor, space permitting. To place an ad for an event, call 252-6565.


Faith Notes

Saturday, Dec. 1

CHRISTMAS MUSICAL, 7 p.m., Newbridge Baptist Church, 199 Elkwood Ave., Asheville. A Christmas musical, “The Heart of Christmas,” will be peformed by the Newbridge Baptst Church Choir “as a gift to our community.” The musical celebrates “the birth of the Christ Child, our Savior... Oh come and enjoy Christmas music, inspirational ballads, with joyous gospel songs and more,” church noted.




Thursday, Dec. 6

COOKIES & CAROLS, 7-8:30 p.m., Lambuth Inn, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, Lake Junaluska.  Visitors will gather around the piano with John Cockman Jr. and friends, who will sing traditional Christmas carols with an Appalachian flare. Song sheets, hot tea, cider, cocoa and cookies will be provided. The event is only open to those on the Appalachian Christmas lodging package.




Friday, Dec. 7

HOLIDAY CONCERT, 7 p.m., Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River.The annual Unity Holiday Concert will feature music of the holiday season by pianist Richard Shulman and the Unity Band, vocalist Kat Williams, the Rev. Darlene Strickland, senior minister; and others. For tickets, which are $10, visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3741820.

Handel’s “Messiah” PERFORMANCE, 7:30 p.m., Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, Lake Junaluska. The Lake Junaluska Singers will return, under Director Mary Huff and Associate Director Kathy Geyer McNeil, to perform Handel’s “Messiah” and a special Christmas concert during Appalachian Christmas. Handel’s “Messiah” is a baroque-era music composition by George Frideric Handel, composed in 1741-1742 and the Lake Junaluska Singers will perform the piece alongside a regional chorus and area musicians.




Saturday, Dec. 8

APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW9 a.m.-4 p.m., Harrell Center, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, Lake Junaluska. The Appalachian Christmas Craft Show will include more than 40 artisans exhibiting all handcrafted items. The show is run by the Junaluska Woman’s Club and the profits go toward scholarships the Woman’s Club puts together for Lake Junaluska staff members every summer. All are welcome to attend the craft show.

STORYTELLER, 2 p.m., Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, Lake Junaluska. The Appalachian Christmas Craft Show will be held. Sheila Kay Adams, a renowned local storyteller and ballad singer, will perform. In 2013, Adams won the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship Award, which recognizes folk and traditional artists for their artistic excellence and efforts to conserve America’s culture for future generations. 

Lake Junaluska Singers Concert, 7:30 p.m., Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, Lake Junaluska. The Lake Junaluska Singers, a 16-voice ensemble, will return from across the country to perform at Appalachian Christmas. Carols with audience participation, Appalachian Christmas songs, and poignant readings will round out the evening. “In addition to annual favorites including ‘Carol of the Bells’, ‘The Little Drummer Boy’, and ‘O Holy Night’, this year we will feature women’s voices in excerpts from Benjamin Britten’s exceptional ‘Ceremony of Carols’ and men’s voices in ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ and the ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies,’” said Mary Huff, director of the Lake Junaluska Singers. 




Sunday, Dec. 9

Appalachian Christmas Worship Service, 9:30 a.m., Memorial Chapel, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, Lake Junaluska. The center’s Appalachian Christmas celebration will wrap up with a stirring morning worship service ieaturing the Rev. Mitzi Johnson.



Friday, Dec. 14

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.




Monday, Dec. 24

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES, 2, 4 and 6 p.m, The Rock Church, 273 Monte Vista Road, Candler. The Rock Church, a contemporary, nondenominational church just outside of Asheville, will hold three identical family-friendly Christmas Eve services that are “full of music, laughter and fun,” the church noted. The services will feature a selection of Christmas music as well as a short message. Child care will be provided for those ages 5 and younger.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES, 3 and 5 p.m., Biltmore Baptist Church, 35 Clayton Rd., Arden. BBC will hold two Christmas Eve services.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES, 4 and 9 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville. The UUCA will hold two Christmas Eve services. 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 December 2018 16:11
 



 


contact | home

Copyright ©2005-2015 Star Fleet Communications

224 Broadway St., Asheville, NC 28801 | P.O. Box 8490, Asheville, NC 28814
phone (828) 252-6565 | fax (828) 252-6567

a Cube Creative Design site