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Faith Notes

Tuesday, Aug. 1

ABUNDANCE WORKSHOP, 6:30-9 p.m., Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2014 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. A workshop “On Creating Consciously” will be led by Dr. Michael Ryce, the founder and director of HeartLand, a self-healing center in the Ozark Mountains. He is billed as a world-renowned lecturer and teacher on health and healing, with doctorates in naturopathic medicine and in holistic philosophy. He is perhaps best-known as the author of the 1997 international bestseller, “Why Is This Happening To Me ... Again?!” The workshop will explore the keys to abundance in health, finances and realationships; undoing blocks to expression; the four stages of prosperity; and the links between abundance and forgiveness. Admission will be on a love-offering basis.                     

Wednesday, Aug. 2

HEALING THROUGH RELATIONSHIPS WORKSHOP, 6:30-9 p.m., Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2014 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. A workshop on “Healing Through Relationships” will be led by Dr. Michael Ryce. The experiential workshop will explore such questions as: Why relationships ... commitment ... or love? Why bother?” Ryce will explain the process of moving through fear and guilt to real love, how to form healing relationships and how to use forgiveness in relationships. Attendees are expected to gain awareness of issues that “keep you stuck” and tools that work. Admission will be on a love-offering basis.            .  

Thursday, Aug. 3

COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP, 6:30-9 p.m., Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2014 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. A workshop on “Communication – Did You Hear What I Think I Said?” will be led by Dr. Michael Ryce. The workshop will explore ways to enhance aliveness, support creativity, open mutual support and communications in relationships and provide a system for spotting and changing life patterns. Ryce will teach how to see with clarity the detrimental effects of “projection communication” and grasp the simple shift required to enter the safety and effectiveness of “respons-ability communication.” Admission will be on a love-offering basis.                      

Friday, Aug. 4

RELATIONSHIP WORKSHOP, 6:30-9 p.m., Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2014 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. A workshop on “Codependence to Interdependence” will be led by Dr. Michael Ryce.The workshop will explore if intimacy can be created through codependence, what the cause and cure of addiction is, what the precious gifts of a codependent relationship are and how are they acted upon. Ryce will explain that, when denial is removed, conscious relationships provide a forum for recovery. He will review tools for transforming dysfunction into health and wholeness through relationship and introduce the concept of the “Power Person” that is at the root of one’s personality formation. Ryce will show how to move past survival to the delight and aliveness that is not only possible, but, Ryce contends, one’s natural birthright. Admission will be on a love-offering basis.            

Saturday, Aug. 5

BREATHING WORKSHOP, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2014 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. A daylong workshop on “Breathing,” using MindShifters and StillPoint, will be led by Dr. Michael Ryce. The workshop will explore the role of the breath in self-healing, how to use MindShifters to acess suppressed realities and how to remove emotions that promote unconsciousness. “StillPoint Breathing is deep, process-oriented work,” Ryce noted. “Experience the breath’s ability to reduce stress and remove limiting realities.” To preregister,which is required with a $125 fee for the workshop; call (954) 205-4996.

Sunday, Aug. 6

SUMMER SERVICE, 10:30 a.m., Anderson Auditorium, Montreat Conference Center, Montreat. The Rev. Mary Katherine Robinson, pastor of Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, will address “Enough??” in MCC’s Summer Worship Series.

SPEAKER, 10:30 a.m., Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, Lake Junaluska. The Rev. John Ed Mathison will be the sixth and final speaker in the six-week 2017 LJ Summer Worship Series. He is a retired UMC pastor and was “Man of the Year” in Montgomery, Ala., for 1978 and Citizen of the Year in 2006. He served 36 years as senior minister of Frazer Memorial UMC in Montgomery, during which the church grew from 400 to more than 8,800 members.

Friday, Aug. 11

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.

Friday, Aug. 25

COPTIC CONFERENCE, 2-8 p.m., Conference Hall, Blue Ridge Community College, East Flat Rock. The 2017 WNC Coptic Conference will be held Aug. 25-26. It will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 26. The conference, co-sponsored by The Namaste Center and Coptic International, is titled “Embracing Inner Peace: A Gathering of Light Workers 2017.” Personal service providers will be available for healing services and personal readings from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 25. Also, a bookstore and gift shop will be available, as well as a catered lunch. Speakers will include James Twyman, an internationally renowned author, musician and “Peace Troubadour;” Victoria Johnson, a seasoned practitioner of shamanic arts who focuses on assisting clients to live fully and to die consciously; Rob Wergin, a clairvoyant, clairsentient and clairaudient who leads transformational sessions throughout the United States; Barb and Bob Huttinga, both Coptic Ministers who use their spiritual training to counsel people who are seeking ways to create amazing lives; and John Davis, director of Coptic Fellowship International, an action-oriented modern philosophy based upon laws of balanced living. All are welcome to attend and admission will be a free-will offering. To register for the event or for additional information, visit, or call Lori France at 676-2977.

Fox Family Gospel Quartet Concert, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, Weaverville. The Fox Family will perform in a concert,  sponsored by the Weaverville Music Study Club. A freewill offering taken to benefit local music programs.  

Sunday, Sept. 3

Labor Day Weekend Rummage Sale, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 229 Murdock Avenue, Asheville. The synagogue will hold a two-day rummage sale at the same hours on Sept. 3 and 4. A large selection of quality recycled household items, boutique clothing, children’s stuff, arts and crafts supplies, garden goods will be offered for sale. 




















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