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Join us for worship on Sunday, November 20. Reverend Keith Thompson will preach a sermon titled “The Missing Garment,” based on the Scriptures Matthew 22:1-14.

Every third Sunday, B-DRPC receives the Daily Change Offer to help fight hunger in our community. Everyone is encouraged to empty their change daily to help feed others. This offering will be received this Sunday during the two morning services or you can join this fight at and click on the giving link. Children are always welcome at worship. A nursery is available for children up to 4 years old.

Masks are optional and there will be food and fellowship after both services in the fellowship hall. Sunday worship is at 8:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

You can also join us for online worship at For more information, call (828) 884-2645 or email [email protected].




Sabbath services for the Jewish community of Brevard will begin at 7 p.m. this Friday at Fellowship Hall at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

After the services, our guest speaker, Reverend Carter Hayward, will speak on the “Challenge of Christofascism in America”. Everyone is welcome.


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We invite you to join us at Brevard FUMC this coming Sunday. Our services are at 8:30 a.m. (Traditional), 9:00 a.m. (Praise Service) and 10:55 a.m. (Traditional). Reverend Veranita Alvord will preach at all three services.

The Brevard FUMC Ministry of Music is pleased to reintroduce soprano Kayla Harriott on Sunday, November 20 at 3 p.m. Kayla sang at FUMC in 2017 as a young student. She continued to study and develop her art of singing. Last May, Kayla became one of the four winners of the Astral Artist competition. Because of this important victory, she is now a young artist signed with the company Astral Artists. Harriott will be part of their 2022-2023 roster where she will be a working artist allowing her to travel and share her gift with the world. She will present a varied concert of music here at FUMC on Sunday. The concert is free and open to the public.

First Baptist



The church located at 94 S. Gaston St. would like to invite you to our Sunday morning worship service at 11 a.m. This week, Pastor Jeff will speak on “Guarded by a Prayer of Thanksgiving from Philippians 4:6-7. Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Sunday evening activities begin at 5:30 p.m. with AWANA and the Student Bible Study. Wednesday Night Reconnect begins with a 5:30 p.m. meal followed by a Bible study led by Pastor Jeff. The FBC Kids and Student Bible Study also begins at 6 p.m. Please join us on Sunday evening, November 20 at 6 p.m. for a community Thanksgiving meal. Come enjoy fellowship and dinner with our Faith Family.



If you are visiting Brevard, are new to the community, or have lived here for years, we invite you to come to 55 E. Jordan St. and check us out. Children are welcome in our Treehouse Ministry. We hope you feel comfortable and find Grace a place of healing, hope and a good cup of coffee. Our services are on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Just so you know, we’re pretty laid back. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we do take God, people, and the gospel very seriously. Do you want to pray with us? Join us for community prayer on Wednesdays between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. or text (828) 548-1664 with your prayer request. To learn more about what’s happening at Grace, visit


Church of the Good Shepherd

We will celebrate Christ the King on Sunday November 20 with “The Paradox of Paradise” based on the Gospel of Luke 23:33-43. Hanging on a cross about to die, Jesus offers heaven to a despised criminal and places his own death in the gracious hands of God. Come, let us learn the art of these gracious exchanges as the root of God’s work throughout the earth. All are welcome to join us for worship at 8 a.m. (in person only) or 10:30 a.m. (in person and live). Sunday morning programming for children and youth takes place from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. each Sunday. Children in grades 5 and under are invited to join “Godly Play” which helps them explore their faith through story and enhance their spiritual experience through wonder and play. more are invited to join St. Philip’s youth for Sunday School at the Citations Café on Main Street. To learn more about LCGS activities and events, please contact the church office at (828) 883-3680 or email us at [email protected]. The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is located at 22 Fisher Road in Brevard.

Sacred Heart



With the holidays fast approaching, we are focusing on gratitude. We begin Thanksgiving morning with the celebration of Mass at 10 a.m. Visitors welcome! One improvement you will find is that our new public address system is installed – the first such improvement since the church was built in 1988. We also join hands to share our blessings. Starting Nov. 19, the Giving Tree will be in the lobby, decorated with envelopes to pick up, fill, and return with $25 gift cards from Ingles or other grocery stores, or Walmart. These cards will be forwarded to Sharing House and the Children’s Center for distribution to those in need. In December, the Knights of Columbus will be selling Ingles gift cards alongside the Giving Tree, so you can get a card straight from the church, doubling your donations. The Knights receive a small margin from Ingles for the sale of these gift cards, which is used for their charitable work. Boxes will be available at the church to collect Giving Tree cards, or donations can be mailed to the parish office. During the holiday season, our Knights will again collect outside of local stores and at church for the organization’s Lamb Foundation, which has been serving North Carolinians with developmental disabilities since 1974. Agencies supported by this effort have included the Transylvania County Schools Special Education Program, Transylvania Vocational Services, and NC Special Olympics. And don’t forget the regular Knights blood drive on November 28 – all donors are welcome.

There are also wonderful opportunities to grow in faith this festive season: the women’s Advent retreat centered on the teaching of women doctors of the Church on Saturday, December 3; the Parish Mission – “Blessed, Broken & Scared,” led by author Brian Pusateri on Saturday, December 10; Mass and celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12 and Posada (organized by our Hispanic community) on December 24.

More details on our activities are available on our parish website, — Visit us for weekend masses on Saturdays at 4 p.m. (English) and 7 p.m. (Spanish) and Sundays at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 150 Brian Berg Lane, Brevard.

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

Today (Thursday) is the last day to book meals for the November 20 Power Up! event that benefits Sharing House and its efforts to help local households with heating costs this winter. Light up! takes place from 4-5:30 p.m., Sunday, November 20, in the back parking lot of St. Philip. Free meals will be given out at the drive-thru (chicken and rice or sweet potato and black bean stew, both with bun, salad and dessert). Donations are welcome and encouraged by cash, check or credit card through PayPal. In its sixth year, Power Up! is a partnership between the Jewish community of Brevard and the Unitarian Universalists of Transylvania County. Meals must be reserved by 5 p.m. today by emailing Andrea at [email protected]. Please provide your full name and the number and types of dinners requested.



Reverend Bob Renjilian will lead a Thanksgiving service. We will share the bread and reflect on the bounty we hold together.

Congratulations to our friend Richard for winning the electric bike we raffled during HalloweenFest. Ride safely! The UUTC wishes everyone happy holidays. Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, whoever you are, you are welcome here. Worship in our building at 10 a.m. or online. Coffee time is at 11 a.m.

Charles K. Eckert