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Sunday, May 29, 2016

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  • A SALUTE TO US ARMED FORCES, SUNDAY, MAY 29, SHAWS CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH WILL RECOGNIZE FORMER, PRESENT, AND FALLEN MEMBERS OF THE US ARMED FORCES AT 11 AM. A SPECIAL SERVICE PIN WILL BE PRESENTED TO ALL SERVICEMEN PRESENT.
  • FIFTH SUNDAY HYMN SING, TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH INVITES THE COMMUNITY TO JOIN IN THE FIFTH SUNDAY HYMN SING ON SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 29, FROM 9:45–10:30AM.  COME TO WORSHIP AT 8:30AM AND STAY FOR COFFEE AND THE HYMN SING AT 9:45AM. OR COME FOR THE HYMN SING AT 9:45AM AND STAY FOR 11:00 AM WORSHIP FOLLOWED BY SOCIALIZING AT TRINITY. REV. DR. MARK STANLEY SAYS “LET’S GET TOGETHER AND CELEBRATE GOD THROUGH THE WONDERFUL SONGS OF THE CHURCH LED BY TENOR ANDREW HILER AND ORGANIST STEPHEN KLEIN. INVITE A FRIEND - ALL ARE WELCOME!” TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (PCUSA) IS LOCATED AT 900 BLYTHE STREET, HENDERSONVILLE, WWW.TRINITYPRESNC.ORG.
  • MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: A TRIBUTE TO OUR MILITARY HEROES AND A CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL MUSIC AT CAROWINDS, CHARLOTTE, N.C. – IT’S THE OFFICIAL KICK-OFF TO SUMMER AND YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS ALL OF THE HAPPENINGS AT CAROWINDS THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND! FROM A RED, WHITE AND BLUE SALUTE TO OUR MILITARY HEROES TO GOSPEL TUNES FROM SOME OF TODAY’S TOP ARTISTS TO MAKING A SPLASH AT THE ALL-NEW CAROLINA HARBOR WATERPARK, THERE’S SOMETHING FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY TO ENJOY. MAY 28: ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S LARGEST GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVALS COMES TO CAROWINDS! BE BLESSED AND INSPIRED AT JOYFEST WITH MUSIC FROM AWARD-WINNING GOSPEL MUSICIANS INCLUDING FRED HAMMOND, ERICA CAMPBELL AND TASHA COBBS, ALONG WITH COMEDIAN MARCUS D. WILEY. TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AT: CAROWINDS.COM.       MAY 29-30: JOIN US AS WE PAY TRIBUTE TO OUR BRAVE MILITARY SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN BY OFFERING FREE PARK ADMISSION ON SUNDAY, MAY 29 AND MONDAY, MAY 30 TO ANY ACTIVE, INACTIVE OR RETIRED UNITED STATES SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN WITH A VALID MILITARY I.D. IT DOESN’T STOP HERE- WE’LL HAVE A FLAG CEREMONY, PRIZE GIVEAWAYS, A LIVE DJ AND MORE. ON MONDAY, MAY 30, THE FIRST 1500 PEOPLE TO ENTER THE PARK WILL RECEIVE A SMALL AMERICAN FLAG. IN ADDITION, GUESTS CAN WRITE A LETTER TO SOLDIERS CURRENTLY SERVING OVERSEAS. IT’S OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU! AND DON’T FORGET- CAROWINDS AND THE ALL-NEW CAROLINA HARBOR WATERPARK ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR THE SUMMER SEASON! GUESTS CAN GET UNLIMITED VISITS TO CAROWINDS WITH A 2016 GOLD SEASON PASS. PRICES GO UP MAY 31; VISIT CAROWINDS.COM TO PURCHASE AND LEARN MORE ABOUT SPECIAL EVENTS HAPPENING ALL SUMMER LONG AT THE PLACE WHERE THE CAROLINAS COME TOGETHER! FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT LARESA THOMPSON AT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • SINGING FOR THE SOLDIERS, MEMORIAL DAY, MONDAY, MAY 30. THE ANNUAL SINGING FOR THE SOLDIERS EVENT TAKES PLACE AT THE COLUMBUS VETERANS PARK IN COLUMBUS, NC AT THE INTERSECTION OF GIBSON AND WARD STREET. THE EVENT WILL BEGIN AT 5 PM AND THE MUSIC STARTS AT 6 PM. FEATURING GOSPEL LEGEND ARCHIE WATKINS, SOUL VISION AND COLT CREEK BLUEGRASS. A SPECIAL PATRIOTIC PROGRAM WILL ALSO BE PRESENTED. ITEMS AND MONETARY DONATIONS FOR CARE PACKAGES FOR OVERSEAS TROOPS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR ADMISSION. HOT DOG PLATES, DRINKS, DESSERTS AND GRILLED CORN ON THE COB WILL BE SOLD TO HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR THE CARE PACKAGES.   INFO 828-817-3722.
  • ADULT STUDY CLASS AT GRACE LUTHERAN: “JOHN: THE GOSPEL OF LIGHT AND LIFE”, BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 AND CONTINUING WEEKLY THROUGH MAY 18, GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH WILL OFFER A SIX-WEEK DVD DISCUSSION-BASED ADULT CLASS TITLED “JOHN: THE GOSPEL OF LIGHT AND LIFE” FROM 5:45 TO 7 P.M. IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL. THIS FREE CLASS IS OPEN TO ALL ADULTS IN THE COMMUNITY WITH NO PRE-REGISTRATION OR BOOK REQUIRED. THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND THE WEDNESDAY DINNER FROM 4:45 TO 5:30 P.M. PRIOR TO THE CLASS ARE WELCOME. THE COST FOR DINNER IS $5 PER PERSON AND RESERVATIONS FOR EACH WEDNESDAY DINNER MUST BE MADE THE MONDAY PRIOR BY CALLING 828-693-4890.       THE AUTHOR OF THE STUDY, ADAM HAMILTON, SAYS “THE GOSPEL OF JOHN IS THE MOST DEEPLY SPIRITUAL OF THE FOUR GOSPELS. THIS WRITING IS FILLED WITH RICH IMAGES AND PROFOUND TRUTHS, BUT JOHN NOTES THAT HIS AIM IN WRITING THE GOSPEL IS THAT READERS WILL NOT ONLY BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, BUT THAT THEY MAY HAVE LIFE IN HIS NAME. YOU’LL FOLLOW THE LIFE, MINISTRY, DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF JESUS THROUGH THE GOSPEL OF JOHN AND UNDERSTAND THE CONTEXT OF SOME OF THE BEST-KNOWN VERSES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.” THIS SERIES IS PART OF OASIS AT GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, A MID-WEEK “SPIRITUAL REFRESHMENT” FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN. DINNER, ADULT CLASSES AND SUPERVISED CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES FOR AGES 5 YEARS THROUGH 5TH GRADE FROM 5:30 TO 7:30 P.M. ARE AVAILABLE AS WELL AS FREE NURSERY CARE DURING THE “JOHN” ADULT CLASS. GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH IS LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF SIXTH AVENUE WEST AND BLYTHE STREET IN HENDERSONVILLE. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CALL 828-693-4890.
  • APRIL CHRISTIAN LIVING CLASS AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, TWO CLASSES STARTING: PASTOR’S BOOK CLUB AND ADVENT II: BOOK OF REVELATION STUDY. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ANNOUNCES TWO NEW CLASSES BEGINNING IN APRIL AS PART OF ITS 2016 SCHOOL OF CHRISTIAN LIVING PROGRAMMING. A VARIETY OF CLASSES WILL BE OFFERED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, WITH THESE TWO CLASSES BEGINNING IN APRIL AND TWO MORE SCHEDULED THROUGH THE SUMMER AND FALL. ALL CLASSES ARE OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY. THE PASTOR’S BOOK CLUB WILL DISCUSS “BLESSED ARE THE CRAZY: BREAKING THE SILENCE ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS, FAMILY AND CHURCH” BY SARAH GRIFFITH LUND ON SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 6 TO 7:30 P.M. MENTAL ILLNESS CARRIES SUCH A STIGMA, YET ONE IN FOUR AMERICANS WILL BE FORCED TO COPE WITH SOME FORM OF IT. HOW DO WE RESPOND AS CHRISTIANS? HOW DOES FAITH IMPACT OUR OPINIONS, FEELINGS AND BIASES AROUND MENTAL ILLNESS? JOIN PASTOR CHRISTY SHARP FOR THIS IMPORTANT DISCUSSION. BOOK OF REVELATION STUDY: ADVENT II, WAITING FOR THE LORD AND THE RETURN OF CHRIST IS AN EIGHT-SESSION STUDY OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION, THE ONLY BOOK IN THE BIBLE THAT PROMISES A BLESSING TO THE ONES WHO READ AND HEAR THE WORD, AND HEED THE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN. THE CLASS WILL MEET WEEKLY FOR 90 MINUTES ON TUESDAYS STARTING ON APRIL 5, CONCLUDING ON MAY 24. TWO TIME OPTIONS ARE OFFERED: 10 A.M. AND 7 PM. THE STUDY WILL BE LED BY BEA FOSMIRE. PLEASE BRING YOUR BIBLE TO CLASS. TO REGISTER OR LEARN MORE ABOUT ALL COURSES OFFERED AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH VISIT WWW.FUMCHVLNC.ORG OR CALL 828-693-4275. THE CHURCH IS LOCATED AT 204 SIXTH AVENUE WEST. CONVENIENT AND HANDICAP-ACCESSIBLE PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN THE BUNCOMBE STREET LOT.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

  • HENDERSON COUNTY CHURCHES UNITING (HCCU) JOIN FOR FREE VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, HENDERSON COUNTY CHURCHES UNITING (FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN, GRACE LUTHERAN, IMMACULATE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, PROVIDENCE BAPTIST, ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL AND FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF HENDERSONVILLE PCUSA) WILL AGAIN SPONSOR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) THIS SUMMER ON JUNE 27 THROUGH 30 FROM 9 A.M. TO NOON EACH DAY. VBS IS A NO-COST MINISTRY SPONSORED BY THE PARTICIPATING CHURCHES. IT IS OPEN TO CHILDREN WHO WILL BE 4 YEARS OF AGE BY AUG. 31, 2016 THROUGH COMPLETION OF 5TH GRADE BY JUNE 2016. REGISTRATION BEGINS MAY 1 AND ENDS JUNE 20, AT ANY OF THE SIX PARTICIPATING CHURCHES OR ONLINE AT: HTTP://BIT.LY/GRACE-VBS. EACH CHURCH WILL ALSO HAVE A SUPPLY OF VBS MUSIC CDS FOR EACH REGISTRANT – ONE PER FAMILY - WHEN COMPLETED APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED. TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN, LOCATED AT 900 BLYTHE STREET IN HENDERSONVILLE, WILL HOST THIS YEAR’S VBS. THIS YEAR’S THEME JOY IN JESUS: EVERYWHERE! ALL THE TIME! WILL HELP ALL OF GOD’S CHILDREN – GIRLS, BOYS, YOUNG AND OLD – UNDERSTAND THAT HEALING AND HAPPINESS GO HAND IN HAND AND THAT WHETHER ON A ROOF, UNDER A ROOF, IN AN UPPER ROOM OR A ROOM WITHOUT A ROOF, JOY IS FOUND IN THE MIGHTY WORKS OF GOD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. THEY WILL BETTER UNDERSTAND GOD’S PROMISE IN THE OVERALL SCRIPTURE, “THE JOY FROM THE LORD IS YOUR STRENGTH” (NEHEMIAH 8:10).       AS IN THE PAST, CHILDREN IN VBS WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO BRING A DAILY OFFERING WHICH WILL BENEFIT THE HENDERSON COUNTY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB. ON THURSDAY, THE FINAL DAY OF VBS, CHILDREN SHOULD BRING THEIR OWN PICNIC LUNCH AND A WATER SLIDE AND ICE CREAM WILL BE PROVIDED FROM NOON TO 1 P.M. ADULT AND TEEN VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED AND CAN REGISTER AT THIS VBS WEBSITE HTTP://BIT.LY/VOLUNTEER-VBS OR CONTACT JILL WINGARD (GRACE LUTHERAN CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRY DIRECTOR), VBS VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR, 828-693-4890 EXT.344. TEEN VOLUNTEERS MUST BE RISING 7TH GRADERS AND OLDER, AND WILL NEED TO COMPLETE A MEDICAL RELEASE FORM. DURING VBS WEEK, NURSERY CARE WILL BE PROVIDED FOR CHILDREN OF VOLUNTEERS ONLY. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CALL ANY OF THE PARTICIPATING CHURCHES.
  • COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HENDERSONVILLE, AUTHENTIC JERUSALEM MARKETPLACE VBS, AUGUST 1 – AUGUST 5, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, GRADES K – 5TH, FREE. IMAGINE STEPPING BACK IN TIME WHERE YOU COULD SMELL, HEAR AND TASTE LIFE IN THE DAYS THAT JESUS WAS LIVING AND TEACHING IN THE TEMPLE OF JERUSALEM. OUR VBS WILL TRANSPORT CHILDREN TO JERUSALEM AROUND 29BC WHERE THEY WILL EXPERIENCE WITH ALL THEIR SENSES THE ANCIENT JERUSALEM MARKETPLACE. ALL OF THE TEACHING WILL BE DONE UTILIZING HEBREW CULTURE AND BECOMING APPRENTICES IN THE JERUSALEM MARKETPLACE FOR PROFESSIONS SUCH AS: BRICK MAKER, CARPENTER, WEAVER, POTTER AND DREIDEL MAKER USING AUTHENTIC CRAFTS. EACH “HELPER” WITH ACTUALLY BE AN ACTOR AND THE ENTIRE PROGRAM WILL BE FILLED WITH SMALL SKITS THAT PLAY OUT THE LAST DAYS OF JESUS LIFE INCLUDING: THE TRIUMPHAL ENTRY, THE LAST SUPPER, THE CRUCIFIXION AND THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS.   THE CHILDREN WILL EVEN BAKE BREAD THAT THE HEBREWS WOULD HAVE BAKED, EXPERIENCE SYNAGOGUE SCHOOL LIKE JESUS WOULD HAVE AS WELL AS PARTICIPATE IN AN OLYMPIC GAMES EVENT. ABOUT:    COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, PCA HENDERSONVILLE. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEB SITE FOR FURTHER CHURCH INFORMATION. HTTP://WWW.COVPCA.ORG/. TO REGISTER FOR JERUSALEM MARKETPLACE: HTTP://COVPCA.ORG/FORM.PHP?FORMID=1514


REGULAR WEEKLY OR MONTHLY EVENTS
FOR LOCAL CHURCHES AND CLUBS

  • CHRISTIAN MEN’S BREAKFAST BIBLE STUDY OPEN TO COMMUNITY (ALL YEAR EVERY WEDNESDAY, THE CHRISTIAN MEN'S BREAKFAST BIBLE STUDY IS CELEBRATING ITS THIRD YEAR WITH A GROWING MEMBERSHIP AND IS OPEN FOR NEW MEMBERS. THIS ECUMENICAL GROUP MEETS EACH WEDNESDAY AT THE DIXIE DINER ON US 64 WEST IN LAUREL PARK AT 7:30 A.M. EVERY WEEK, FOUR SCRIPTURES ARE CHOSEN PER THE WEEKLY LECTIONARY USED IN MOST CHRISTIAN LITURGICAL CHURCHES. THE FOUR SCRIPTURE LESSONS INCLUDE AN OLD TESTAMENT WRITING, A PSALM, AN EPISTLE AND A GOSPEL. PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING THEIR BIBLE OF CHOICE AND NO HOMEWORK IS REQUIRED. DURING THE BREAKFAST MEETING EACH ASSIGNED SCRIPTURE IS READ AND DISCUSSED REGARDING THE CONTEXT AND THE MEANING FOR PEOPLE TODAY. THOSE WHO ATTEND ORDER BREAKFAST FROM THE MENU AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COST. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL BOB ANDERSEN, STUDY FACILITATOR, AT 828-697-0464.
  • FRIENDS IN CHRIST GROUP, TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH INVITES MEN OF THE COMMUNITY TO JOIN IN MEETING AS “FRIENDS IN CHRIST” AT 10:30 AM ON WEDNESDAY MORNINGS IN THE CHURCH LOUNGE. “FRIENDS IN CHRIST” OFFERS MEN A TIIME AND PLACE TO GET TOGETHER TO TALK AND SHARE PERSONAL FEELINGS WITH OTHER MEN WITHOUT FEAR OF BEING EMBARRISED OR JUDGED. WHILE BIBLICAL SCRIPTURE IS A MAJOR SOURCE FOR CLOSER CONNECTION WITH GOD AND EACH OTHER, “FRIENDS IN CHRIST” IS NOT A BIBLE STUDY GROUP. MEN SHOW UP BECAUSE THEY ENJOY BEING THERE AMONG FRIENDS OR FEEL A NEED TO BE PRESENT WHERE ALL ARE WELCOMED. MEN ARE INVITED TO COME TO LISTEN, COME TO SHARE, OR COME JUST TO BE A FRIEND TO OTHER MEN OF THE COMMUNITY IN WARM COMFORTABLE SURROUNDINGS AT TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. LOCATED AT 900 BLYTHE ST, HENDERSONVILLE, 828-692-6114.
  • FAST PROGRAM FOR FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADERS, WEDNESDAYS AT 6:35 PM AND SUNDAYS AT 9:30 AM AT HENDERSONVILLE PRESBYTERIAN, 699 N. GROVE STREET, HENDERSONVILLE. FOR INFO: 828-692-3211.
  • BLUE RIDGE CHRISTIAN CHURCH  147 OREN DRIVE, MILLS RIVER EXTENDS AN INVITATION TO ATTEND “BETTER CHOICES CLUB” WHICH MEETS EVERY THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH AT 7:00 PM TO DISCUSS FAMILY FINANCIAL TOPICS.  INFO:  687-7826.
  • GRACE LUTHERAN OFFERS EVERY WEDNESDAY “OASIS”: DINNER AND PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES, GRACE LUTHERAN’S WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS. BEGINNING WITH DINNER FROM 4:45 TO 5:30 P.M., THE EVENING CONTINUES FROM 5:30 TO 7:30 P.M. WITH EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES INCLUDING CHOIR REHEARSALS, ADULT BIBLE STUDIES LED BY A PASTOR, YOUTH GROUP ACTIVITIES, AND SUPERVISED CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES FOR AGES 5 YEARS THROUGH 5TH GRADE. CHILD CARE FOR CHILDREN BIRTH THROUGH 5 YEARS OLD WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AFTER DINNER. THE COMMUNITY IS INVITED TO JOIN ANY OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS IN FELLOWSHIP HALL. NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, AND NO FEES ARE CHARGED. FOR DINNER RESERVATIONS, PLEASE CALL THE CHURCH BY MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE UPCOMING WEDNESDAY MEAL.  MEALS INCLUDE A MAIN DISH, VEGGIE CHOICES, DESSERT AND A SALAD BAR.  THE COST FOR DINNER IS $5 PER PERSON, $3 FOR CHILDREN UNDER 12, AND $16 FAMILY CAP. GRACE LUTHERAN ALSO OFFERS A WEDNESDAY EVENING CHILD MENTORING PROGRAM CALLED “STUDY BUDDIES” FOR CHILDREN AGES 5 YEARS OLD THROUGH 5TH GRADE. ADULT MEMBERS OF GRACE MENTOR CHILDREN IN THEIR SCHOOL WORK AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH. CHILDREN DO NOT HAVE TO BE MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH TO PARTICIPATE. TWO FORTY-FIVE MINUTE SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE FROM 4:15 TO 5 P.M. OR 5:15 TO 6 P.M. PARENTS SHOULD CALL AND REGISTER THEIR CHILDREN IN ADVANCE IF THEY WISH TO JOIN THE STUDY BUDDY PROGRAM. GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH IS LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF SIXTH AVENUE WEST AND BLYTHE STREET IN HENDERSONVILLE. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL 828-693-4890 OR VISIT THE CHURCH WEBSITE,
  • “CELEBRATE RECOVERY” MEETS AT LIVING WATER BAPTIST CHURCH       THURSDAY’S FROM 6:30 PM TO 7:30 PM. THIS IS FOR ANYONE DEALING WITH AN ADDICTION. THE CHURCH IS ON SUGARLOAF ROAD, HENDERSONVILLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 606-9259
  • THE ORDER OF ST. LUKE MEETS AT ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH , THE THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM. INFO: 890-0919
  • HENDERSONVILLE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - SERVING UP FREE MID-DAY HOT MEALS AT “LOVE’S KITCHEN” AT THE CHURCH -EVERY THURSDAY AROUND 11:30 AM, IT’S NOT ALWAYS THE FOOD THAT MEANS THE MOST TO THE FOLKS WHO TURN OUT FOR A WEEKLY MEAL AT FIRST BAPTIST. SOMETIMES IT’S JUST THE SMALL TOUCH OF LOVE THAT COMES WITH EACH PLATE THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. DIANNE MILLER, WHO FIRST ORGANIZED “LOVE’S KITCHEN” AT FIRST BAPTIST TWO YEAR AGO, DISCOVERED THE DIFFERENCE A LITTLE COULD MAKE IN PEOPLE’S LIVES NOT LONG AFTER THE PROGRAM BEGAN. “FIRST BAPTIST HAS A COMMERCIAL KITCHEN,” MILLER SAID. “IT HAS BEEN MY PRAYER TO USE IT FOR THIS SORT OF A THING. WITH SUPPORT FROM CHURCH STAFF, THE ORGANIZERS MADE A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS WHO WANTED TO HELP PROVIDE MEALS TO THOSE IN NEED.” LOVE’S KITCHEN USES REAL DISHES AND SILVERWARE FOR THE WEEKLY MEAL. WHILE WALKING AMOUNG HER GUESTS DURING THE WEEKLY MEAL, MILLER NOTICED A MAN WHO SEEMED TEARFUL AS HE ATE. HE SAID, “I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M EATING OFF A REAL DISH. I HAVEN’T EATEN OFF A REAL DISH IN YEARS,’ MILLER SAID. THIS HOME COOKED “HOT” LUNCH IS SERVED EACH THURSDAY TO ALL WHO ARRIVE. ABOUT 100 GUESTS USUALLY COME EACH WEEK, BUT MILLER HAS SEEN AS MANY AS 132 COME FOR ONE MEAL. “LOVES KITCHEN” ALSO TRIES TO MEET ITS GUESTS’ OTHER NEEDS THROUGH PROGRAMS OFFERED ALONG WITH THE WEEKLY LUNCH. TWO NURSES CAME ONE WEEK TO PROVIDE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. “LOVE’S KITCHEN” RECENTLY OFFERED EYE EXAMS AND FREE EYEGLASSES ANOTHER WEEK, THANKS TO THE HELP OF FRUITLAND BAPTIST CHURCH.
  • NON-DENOMINATIONAL MONTHLY HEALING PRAYER TIME AT GRACE LUTHERAN, THE SECOND FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH, GRACE LUTHERAN WILL AGAIN THIS YEAR OFFER HEALING PRAYER TIME BY THE GRACE PRAYER MINISTERS AND THE ORDER OF SAINT LUKE TO THE COMMUNITY IN THE CHURCH SANCTUARY. THOSE SEEKING PRAYER SUPPORT AND HELP SHOULD ARRIVE BETWEEN 1 AND 1:30 P.M. AND PLAN TO STAY AT LEAST 30 MINUTES. ATTENDEES ARE INVITED TO SIT QUIETLY AND SOAK IN THE PRAYERS BEING OFFERED UP FOR THEM WHETHER FOR PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL OR SPIRITUAL HEALING. THIS IS A CHRISTIAN BASED NON-DENOMINATIONAL TIME OF PRAYER. ALL ARE WELCOME. GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH IS LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF SIXTH AVENUE WEST AND BLYTHE STREET IN HENDERSONVILLE. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL 828-693-4890.
  • “FREEDOM THAT LASTS” MEETS AT PROGRESS BAPTIST CHURCH ON RUGBY ROAD AT 7:00 PM EACH FRIDAY NIGHT AND 10:00 AM SUNDAY, THIS IS FOR THOSE WHO ARE HURTING IN BODY, SPIRIT AND MIND. THE CHURCH IS AT 1935 N. RUGBY ROAD. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 419-0722
  • “SAVE OUR SISTERS” FEMALE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP AT MUD CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH   THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH – 5:00 TO 7:00 PM – CLEAR WORD COUNSELING CENTER ON THE CAMPUS OF MUD CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH, HENDERSONVILLE.  CHILD CARE PROVIDED UPON REGISTRATION.  TO REGISTER AND RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION:  692-6383.
  • MEMORY CAFÉ AT HENDERSONVILLE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH  THE 2ND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 1:00 TILL 3:00 PM. A MEMORY CAFÉ OFFERS THOSE WITH MEMORY LOSS AND DEMENTIA A LIVELY PLACE TO CONNECT WITH OTHERS, HAVE FUN, ENJOY REFRESHMENTS AND DO ACTIVITIES AND GET ASSISTANCE INFORMATION. THE PROGRAM IS FREE BUT NOT A DROP-OFF PROGRAM. CALL 489-6150 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • “OVERCOMING EMOTIONS THAT DESTROY” CLASS AT MUD CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH SUNDAY’S FROM 5:00 TILL 7:00 PM. THE CHURCH IS AT 430 RUTHLEDGE DRIVE, HENDERSONVILLE AND EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND THESE CLASSES. FOR MORE INFO: 692-1262.
  • CHILDREN’S CHURCH, THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH BEGINNING AT 9:00 AM AT ST. PHILLIP’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 256 E. MAIN STREET, BREVARD. CALL 828-884-3666
  • THE INTERFAITH ASSISTANCE MINISTRY SEEKS DONATIONS       IAM HAS SEEN AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE REQUESTING FOOD. THE FOOD PANTRY NEEDS CHILI, CANNED BEFF STEW, CANNED BEANS AND PORK AND BEANS. ALSO, THEIR CLOTHING CLOSET NEEDS BLANKETS AND WARM CLOTHING. IAM RECEIVES DONATIONS FROM 9:00 AM TO 3:30 PM, MONDAY THRU FRIDAY AT 210 EHRINGHAUS STREET. MONETARY DONATIONS FOR PURCHASING ITEMS CAN BE SENT TO IAM, P.O. BOX 2562, HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. INTERFAITH ASSISTANCE MINISTRY IS A FAITH-BASED NONPROFIT PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO HENDERSON COUNTY RESIDENTS SINCE 1984. FOR INFO: 697-7029.
  • “BEAR CLOSET” CUMMINGS MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 3 BANNER FARM ROAD, HORSE SHOE. “BEAR CLOSET” IS THE NEW OUTREACH MINISTRY – “BABY EQUIPMENT AND RESORCE CLOSET”. THIS OUTREACH MINISTRY SERVES LOW-INCOME FAMILIES AND EXPECTANT PARENTS LIVING AT OR BELOW POVERTY LEVEL, AND STRUGGLING TO PROVIDE FOR THEIR BABIES AND CHILDREN, FROM PREEMIES TO AGE 6. PARENTS FILL OUT A NEEDS LIST AND, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF PERISHABLES. IF CLOTHING AND EQUIMENT ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE, THEY ARE LOANED FOR SIX MONTHS OR MORE. MAKE CHECKS OUT TO CUMMINGS MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. THE BEAR CLOSET IS NOW OPEN AND WILL OPERATE FROM 1:00 TILL 6:00 PM – THE 1st AND 3RD THURSDAYS OF EACH MONTH. INFO: 891-9413.
  • “HELPING HAND” THRIFT STORE SEEKING ITEMS. THE BROOK COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP, 5516 BOYLSTON HIGHWAY, MILLS RIVER. THIS IS A LARGE THRIFT STORE WHOSE FUNDING WILL GO TO MORE THAN 400 HOMELESS YOUTH OF HENDERSON COUNTY.  THE HELPING HAND THRIFT STORE SEEKS CLOTHING, FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, JEWELRY AND OTHER GENTLY USED ITEMS FOR RE-SALE.  FOR MORE INFO:  458-3428 OR EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • MY SISTER’S CLOSET INVITES WOMEN OF THE COMMUNITY WHO NEED PROFESSIONAL CLOTHES TO WEAR TO WORK OR JOB INTERVIEWS TO VISIT THE CLOSET FROM 9:00 AM TO NOON – MONDAYS AT HENDERSONVILLE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.  INFO:  693-4275.
  • THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF HENDERSONVILLE’S - 24-HOUR PRAYER LINE PHONE NUMBER.  693-PRAY.  ALL CALLS ARE CONFIDENTIAL AND THIS SPECIAL PRAYER LINE IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  THIS IS A MINISTRY OF THE HENDERSONVILLE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.  CALL 693-PRAY
  • APPLE VALLEY CHURCH OF GOD - ANGEL FOOD MINISTRIES - A FOOD MINISTRY WITH A SERVANT’S HEART –– 2822 CHIMNEY ROCK ROAD.  FOR INFORMATION AND MONTHLY MENU CALL 685-7640.
  • CRAB CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH’S - ANGEL FOOD MINISTRIES - 72 JETER MOUNTAIN ROAD - TO HELP YOU STRETCH YOUR FOOD DOLLARS FOR THOSE OF THE COMMUNITY WHO ARE IN NEED.  FOR INFO AND MONTHLY MENUS CALL 697-1214
  • MOUNTAIN VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH’S – ANGEL FOOD MINISTRIES 66 MOUNTAIN VALLEY ROAD, ZIRCONIA, N.C.   TO HELP STRETCH YOUR FOOD DOLLAR.  FOR INFO CALL 692-9769
  • BIBLES SOUGHT FOR BLUE RIDGE PRISON AND JAIL MINISTRIES THROUGH ITS “BIBLE TOOLBOX PROJECT”.  A BOX IS LOCATED AT THE OPEN DOOR CHRISTIAN SUPPLY IN THE BLUE RIDGE MALL.  FINANCIAL DONATIONS CAN BE SENT TO BLUE RIDGE PRISON & JAIL MINISTRY – P.O. BOX 209, MOUNTAIN HOME, N.C. 28758.