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Faith Notes

Sunday, Oct. 1

PUMPKIN PATCH, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., church yard, Groce United Methodist Church, 954 Tunnel Rd., Asheville. Pumpkins will be offered for sale 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. until Halloween.

SMITH WERHAN EVENT, 10 a.m., Hominy Baptist Church, 135 Candler School Road, Candler. The 16th annual Smith Werhan Distinctively Baptist Preaching Event will be featured. An informal presentation and question-and-answer session will be held at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 10:45 a.m., featuring guest preacher the Rev. Guy Sayles, a religion and philosophy faculty member at Mars Hill University. He also is an interim pastor at Calvary Baptist. Sayles is billed as one of the key leaders in the formation of the WNC Baptist Fellowship.

CINEMA FORUM, 5-8 p.m., 2 Sandburg Hall, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville. The CinemaForum 2 program will be held.

BENEFIT FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS, 6 p.m., WNC Baptist Fellowship Church, 240 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. The Baptist Ministers Union of Asheville and Surrounding Areas will host a fundraiser for hurricane victims. The event will include singing groups and speakers.

Monday, Oct. 2

SENIORSALT IMPACT HYMN SING, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Billy Graham Training Center, 1 Porters Cove Road, Asheville. A SeniorSalt Impact Hymn Sing will be followed by a buffet-style meal. For tickets, visit 

LAND OF THE SKY BOYS PERFORMANCE, 10:30 a.m., Edgewood Baptist Church, 61 Moody Ave., Candler. The Land of the Sky Boys will perform during a homecoming service.

WORLD COMMUNION U2CHARIST, 11 a.m.-noon, Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 123 Kenilworth Road, Asheville. A celebration of the Eucharist will include a live band and the music of the Irish group U2. The offering will be dedicated to Loving Food Resources’ food pantry.

CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRAM, 5:30-7 p.m., Lenoir-Rhyne Graduate Studies, 3rd floor, Asheville Chamber of Commerce building, 36 Montford Ave., Asheville. Author Katharine Wilkinson will address “Science, Creativity and Compassion: 5 Solutions for Climate Change” in a program hosted by Creation Care Alliance of WNC.

Wednesday, Oct. 4

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS, 7 p.m., patio behind the sanctuary (outside), Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2014 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. A “Blessing of the Animals” will be held on the Feast of St. Francis. The brief service will feature “a prayerful appreciation for our pets and the larger community of animals with whom we share the earth will be held,” Unity noted. All are invited to bring their pets to be blessed. Members of the Healing Oasis will be available to individually pray with — and for — one’s pets following the service.

Friday, Oct. 6

YARD SALE, 8 a.m.-noon, Zion Hill Baptist Church, 1008 Newfound Road, Leicester. The church will host a yard sale, including many Christmas items, as a benefit for its senior adults ministry.

Sunday, Oct. 8

MERGED SERVICE/FALL GALA/COOKOUT, 10:30 a.m., Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2014 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. Unity will hold only a single Sunday service (instead of its usual two services) at 10:30 a.m. The service will be followed by a cookout and music on the grounds. The activities will mark the debut of the Fall Study Series, honor Unity’s volunteers and provide an opportunity to enjoy community fun and celebration.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS, 4 p.m., Calvary Episcopal Church, 2840 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville. The church will hold a blessing of the animals. Participants are asked to bring their pets in a carrier or on a leash (or bring a picture). They also are asked to bring offerings of pet food, bedding and money to contribute to a local pet adoption agency. A local veterinarian will be available to answer questions.

Friday, Oct. 13

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.

Saturday, Oct. 21

INTUITION WORKSHOP, 3-5 p.m., Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2014 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. A workshop on “The Power and Practice of Intuition” will be led by psychic spiritual teacher Charley Castex. His “sixth-sense guidance is centered on big picture self- improvement,” Unity noted. The interactive workshop aims to provide hands-on experiential tools for cultivating one’s innate, intuitive potential. “Charley offers effective strategies and techniques for powerfully integrating intuition into everyday life,” Unity stated. To register, which costs $25, visit, or call 251-5043.

Thursday, Nov. 2

“GIFT OF GUIDANCE” WORKSHOP, 7-9 p.m., Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2014 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. A workshop on “The Gift of Guidance” will be led by Suzanne Giesemann. She will share “fascinating evidence of what it means to be ‘guided by spirit.’” She will address questions, such as: “Are spirit guides and guardian angels real? Do we choose our guides or do they choose us? Do we all have access to guidance from spirit? How do we distinguish guidance from our own imagination? How do we tap into this guidance?” To register, which costs $25, visit

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 October 2017 10:22


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