“Listening for the Heartbeat of God” Book Study Group: Begins This Thursday. Thursdays, Nov. 21 and on Dec. 5, 12 & 19, from 10:30 to 11:30 in the parish hall. Where do you hear the heartbeat of God today? Is it in scripture? Is it in the people and nature around you? Can you still find it in today’s challenged environment? Come, listen and explore a Celtic spirituality that emphasizes the goodness of creation and humanity made in the image of God in the upcoming Advent Book Study Group.Led by Fr. Bob, the group be using the book, “Listening for the Heartbeat of God” by Philip Newell. You can order the book from Amazon today and get a head start on reading the Introduction and Chapter 1 by our first meeting. Or if you would like help ordering the book, please contact either Fr. Bob or Doug McClellan.
Our “Treasured Oak Tree” Brunch Celebration: Sunday, November 24th at 9:30 a.m. Join us for a pot-luck brunch to help us celebrate our “Treasured Oak Tree” designation by Asheville Greenworks. Our oaks have been lining Merrimon Avenue since horse and buggy days, as seen in the photo. Plan to bring along one of your favorite brunch items to share! Contact Sally Withers for more information.
Advent Journey: Tuesdays, December 3rd, 10th & 17th from 6-8 p.m. Join us in exploring our Advent readings as we creatively engage the Scriptures. In response to Lectio Divina, we will choose images from magazines to create a prayer card using collage that expresses our longing for encountering the Holy One. The making of the art is intuitive–when we begin, we do not know where we will go. If you want an adventure with God during Advent and can tear, cut, and paste, this is for you. Join Fr. Gary Butterworth and Katie Warren in the Parish Hall. Space is limited to 20. Register in the parish office. If you have questions, contact Katie Warren at 828-275-3971. Plan to have dinner prior to class.