Published: Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 4:30 a.m.
Stanley to assume Saluda pulpit
The Rev. Becky Stanley has agreed to serve as Stated Supply Minister of Saluda Presbyterian Church, 54 Carolina St., Saluda.
Her official duties will begin April 5.
The community is invited to join the congregation of Hendersonville First Presbyterian Church for a special program of music, “And the Son Arose,” by Mark Brymer and Cindy Berry, at 10:55 a.m. Sunday.
The program will feature the adult choir, violins, cello, bassoon, clarinet, flutes and three keyboards with piano. Three narrators will assist the pastors in telling the story of Holy Week,
The story of Holy Week will also be told at the 8:30 a.m. Chapel Service. The congregation will sing hymns with flute accompaniment.
Kitty Herriott will present “One Planet — One People Please! (The Baha’i Faith: An Emerging World Community)” at 9:15 and 11 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville, corner of Kanuga and Price roads.
The Baha’i Faith had its beginnings in Persia in 1844 and since then has covered the globe uniting the human family in one common cause. Herriott will share a brief history of the Baha’i Faith and its work to build a vibrant, sustainable patterns of community life as the foundation of a peaceful, just, united world, based on the teachings of its founder, Baha’u’llah.
Herriott was introduced to the Baha’i Faith while living in Guatemala working as a cross-cultural trainer. From 1986-90, she represented the U.S. Baha’i Refugee Office in Pakistan during the upheaval that followed the Islamic Revolution. She currently serves on the United Religions Initiative of Henderson County Circle of Trustees.
First Congregational United Church of Christ will be hosting a series of T’ai Chi Chih sessions at 4 p.m. Tuesdays through June 2. The first session on March 31 will be the free introduction.
There will be nine one-hour class sessions in the fellowship hall. Cost is $60 for UCC members and $80 for non-members for the series.
T’ai Chi Chih is a moving meditation made up of 19 simple, easy-to-learn movements and one pose to reduce stress, promote serenity, flexibility and balance. Teachers for the class will be Vicki Schroeder and Stan Corwin, accredited teachers.
For more information, call the church at 692-8630, Stan at 254-3515 or Vicki at (864) 836-4434.
Grace Lutheran Church will offer a special Lenten served based on the Stations of the Cross for all members of the community on Wednesday. A soup and sandwich supper (free will offering) will be served at 5 p.m. followed by the service at 6 p.m.
The liturgy for this final Lenten service of the season will be from “This Far by Faith,” the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American African American Lutheran worship resource, first published by Augsburg Fortress in 1999. The Stations of the Cross will be identified around the church sanctuary by original religious subject art works including paintings, sculpture and fabric creations by Mikki Reinicker, Joan Nytrai, Tracy Pace, Hye-Sook Wentzel, Anne Lilly. Leslie Owens and Sterling Edwards, all members of the Grace Congregation.
The Midweek Supper and Worship Series is open to the public. Reservations for supper can be made by calling 693-4890 no later than the Sunday before each Wednesday supper. Reservations are not necessary for the worship service after supper. Grace Luther Church is at corner of Sixth Avenue West and Blythe Street, Hendersonville.
Agudas Israel Congregation invites everyone to the annual community Passover Seder Thurdsay, April 9 at the Hendersonville Country Club.
The service will begin promptly at 6 p.m. followed by a full course dinner. The evening should be over by 9 p.m.
For more information, call Ellie Tomberg, 697-2410. The deadline for reservations and payment is April 3.
The William and Mary Women’s Chorus from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 4, at Calvary Episcopal Church, Fletcher.
The William and Mary Women’s Chorus is an undergraduate female ensemble of between 50 and 55 members from all different concentrations and interests. The group goes on a spring tour each year traveling to nearby states and sharing its talents with diverse audiences.
At this concert, the Fletcher church will be collecting non-perishable food and/or cash in support of the Calvary Food Pantry, which opens in late April. For more information, call the church at 684-6266.