Advent services: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 14 at Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church, 2606 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville.
Advent services: 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 21 at Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 Sixth Ave., Hendersonville. A light meal (free will offering requested and reservations required) will be served from 4:45-5:30 p.m. in Stull Hall. Reservations for supper can be made by calling 828-693-4890 no later than the Monday before each Wednesday service. Call 693-4890.
“Anticipate: An Ancient-Modern Worship Service”: 7 p.m. Thursdays at Fletcher United Methodist Church, 50 Library Road. Call 601-416-9832.
Christmas play: “The Keeper” at 7 p.m. tonight and 6 p.m. Sunday at Fletcher First Baptist Church, 5 Cane Creek Road. Call 687-1031.
First Congregational United Church of Christ Adult Forum: 9 a.m. Sundays, 1735 Fifth Ave. W., Hendersonville. This week’s topic will be, “How can there be any joy this Christmas?” with Larry Anderson. Call 692-8630.
Learning Hour: 9:45 a.m. Sundays at Trinity Presbyterian Church PCUSA, 900 Blythe St., Hendersonville. All are welcomed. Call 692-6114 or visit trinitypresnc.org.
MRLEC: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mills River United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall. This week’s program will be a musical therapy program with Brenda Williams. Call the MRLEC office at 808-5581 by noon the Tuesday before each program.
OASIS: 4:45-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 Sixth Ave. W., Hendersonville. Program for children and adults starting with dinner and finishing with educational activities. “Study Buddies” also meet during this time. Child care for children birth through 5 years old available after dinner. For dinner reservations, call the church by Monday afternoon for the upcoming Wednesday. Dinner is $5 per person, $3 for children younger than 12 with a cap of $16 per family.
Soaking prayer: offered the second Friday of every month at the sanctuary of Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 Sixth Ave. W., Hendersonville. Arrive between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. and plan to stay at least 30 minutes. Call 693-4890.
Table Talk: 6:25 p.m. Wednesday, Hendersonville Presbyterian Church, 699 N. Grove St. For dinner at 5:25 p.m., reservations are required and can be confirmed by calling the church office at 692-3211, HendersonvillePC.org.
Trinity 30: 12:15 p.m. Sundays at Trinity Presbyterian Church PCUSA, 900 Blythe St., Hendersonville. All are welcomed. Call 692-6114 or visit trinitypresnc.org.
Wednesday Night Live: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 900 Blythe St., Hendersonville. This week’s program will be “Film & Discussion: ‘Simon Birch,’ part 2.” Visit trinitypresnc.org or call 692-6114.
Studies and retreats
Adult and Children’s Sunday School: 9:15-10:30 a.m. Sundays at Mt. Pisgah Lutheran, 2606 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville. Call 692-7027.
Beginning Hebrew: 7 p.m. Wednesdays bimonthly for seven months, Agudas Israel Congregation, 505 Glasgow Lane, Hendersonville. Led by Dr. Arthur Lebowitz. $90 for non-members and free to current members. Workbook $20 fee is additional. Call 693-9838 to register for class or for more information.
Children’s Church: 9 a.m. third Sunday of every month, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 256 E. Main St., Brevard. Call 884-3666.
Christian Men’s Breakfast Bible Study: 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Dixie Diner, 1724 Brevard Road, Hendersonville. Four Scriptures are chosen weekly. Participants should bring their Bible of choice and no homework is required. Call 697-0464.
FAST program for fifth- and sixth-graders: 9:30 a.m. Sundays and 6:35 p.m. Wednesdays, Hendersonville Presbyterian, 699 N. Grove St., Hendersonville. Call 692-3211.
First Presbyterian Church PCUSA weekly PC service: 10 a.m. Sundays, 610 Yarborough St., Hendersonville. Adult and children’s Sunday school classes at 9 a.m. Email 1stPresHendo@gmail.com.
Hendersonville Presbyterian Church’s Sunday School adult programs: 9:30 a.m. Sundays, 699 N. Grove St., Hendersonville. Call 692-3211 or visit HendersonvillePC.org.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast: 8 a.m. Saturdays, Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church Hendersonville, 312 Fifth Ave. W., Hendersonville. Cost is $3. Call 693-3493.
Mt. Pisgah Lutheran’s Men’s Bible Study: 8 a.m. Fridays during breakfast at Denny’s, 1550 Four Seasons Blvd., Hendersonville. Call 692-7027.
“Praying the Bible”: 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 6 at First Baptist Church, 312 Fifth Ave. W., Hendersonville. Led by Penny Oesterling. Cost: $14. Call 693-3493.
“The Daniel Prayer: Learn to Pray Effectively and Fervently”: 6:15-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 14 at First Baptist Church, 312 Fifth Ave. W., Hendersonville. Led by Ruth Ellen Boerman. Cost: $5. Call 693-3493.
Walking exercise classes: 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in Stull Hall at Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 Sixth Ave. W., Hendersonville. After a devotion, a walking DVD gives participants the option to walk between one and four miles. Weights and stretch bands are also available. Participants can choose easy walking or vigorous workouts and drop-ins are welcome. Call 693-4890.
Women’s Bible Study: Led by the Rev. Philip C. McLain, 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church, 2606 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville. Call 692-7027.
Bread ministry: Free bread from 3-4 p.m. Mondays at Balfour United Methodist Church, Highway 25 North, across from Hunter Chevrolet. Call 692-5501.
Calvary Chapel of Asheville Food Bank Ministry: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 5516 Boylston Highway, Mills River. Call 277-7703.
Centering prayer service: noon Tuesdays in the church library of Calvary Episcopal Church, 2840 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher. Led by the Rev. Dr. Norma Hanson. Call 684-6266.
Celebrate Recovery: 6 p.m. Mondays at First Baptist Church Hendersonville, 312 Fifth Ave. W., Hendersonville. A Christ-centered 12 Step program that allows us to surrender our struggles to Jesus. Email Buck Dewhurst at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate Recovery: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at Mud Creek Baptist Church, 403 Rutledge Drive, Hendersonville. For anyone dealing with an addiction. Call 692-1262, ext. 135.
Chronic Illness Support Group: 1-2:15 p.m. first and third Thursdays monthly at Mud Creek Baptist Church, 403 Rutledge Drive, Hendersonville. Call Patty at 692-1262 ext. 135 or email email@example.com for more information.
Dementia/Caregiver Support Group: 2-3:30 p.m. third Tuesday of the month at United Methodist Church, 204 Sixth Ave. W., Hendersonville. A care-receiver program is provided at the same time for loved ones. Call Lisa at 696-9799.
Early Stage Alzheimer’s Support Group: 1:30-3:30 p.m. the first, second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Mud Creek Baptist Church, 403 Rutledge Drive, Hendersonville. This group is appropriate for care givers as well as care receivers. Pre-registration required. Call 692-1262 ext. 135.
Free children’s ministry: 1-5 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month at Cummings Memorial United Methodist Church, Banner Farm Road, Horse Shoe. Free children’s clothes for up to 6 years old, along with diapers, supplies and equipment at the BEAR closet. Call 891-9413 or 891-1557.
Free community meal: 5:30-7 p.m. first Friday of every month, Balfour Baptist Church fellowship building, 2502 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville. Everyone welcome. Call 692-8336.
“Friends in Christ”: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday mornings at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 900 Blythe St., Hendersonville. The group will offer men a time and place to get together to talk and share personal feelings with other men without fear of being embarrassed or judged. Call 692-6114 for more information.
Grief Share: 1-2:30 p.m. Fridays at Hendersonville Presbyterian Church, 699 N. Grove St. Christ-centered non-denominational program which includes a video and group sharing. Each session is self-contained. There is no charge. Call 692-3211.
Memory Caregivers Network Support Group (Park Ridge Group): 1-3 p.m. first Tuesday of each month at Fletcher Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1141 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher. Call 230-4143.
Memory Cafe of Hendersonville: 1-3 p.m. second Mondays of the month, CrossWalk Building, 577 Buncombe St., Hendersonville. This outreach provides social interaction and connection, reduces isolation and loneliness, for those with early memory loss and memory concerns, as well as provides support, information and encouragement for the care partners and loved ones. Kindly note, this is not a drop-off program. There is no charge. Call 388-1421.
Memory Support Group: 1:30 p.m. first Tuesday monthly in room A203/204 of Mud Creek Baptist Church, 403 Rutledge Drive. Memory Support is for both the caregiver and those receiving care. Preregistration required. Call 692-1262 ext.135.
Ministry for Separated and Divorced Catholics support group: 6 p.m. on the first and third Sundays at Immaculate Conception Church meeting room 1, lower level, 208 Seventh Ave W., Hendersonville. Call Lu at 329-4026.
The Order of St. Luke: 6:30-8:30 p.m. third Thursday of each month at Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 Sixth Ave. W., Hendersonville. Call 890-0919.
SOS- Survivors of Suicide: 3 p.m. the first Sunday monthly in room A208 of Mud Creek Baptist Church, 403 Rutledge Drive, Hendersonville. A support group for those who have experienced the trauma of losing someone in their life to suicide. Call 692-1262 ext.135.
Stones of Remembrance writing group: 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays at Trinity of Fairview, 646 Concord Road, Fletcher. Have you ever been inspired to write of your life, an experience with God or something that changed your life? Call Bev La Point at 778-4002.
Taize Worship: 6 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Calvary Episcopal Church, 2840 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher. A quiet and reflective worship. Call 684-6266.
Upward Way Thrift Store: 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Upward Seventh Day Adventist Church, 961 Upward Road, Flat Rock. Accepting donations.