Church News for August 15, 2019

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Dryman’s Chapel Special Healing Service will be held on  Wednesday, Aug. 7,  7 p.m. If you need prayer for yourself or others (the Nation) please participate in this powerful service of personal healing. For more information or to leave a name to include in the prayer,  call Pastor David DeWitt (828)421-5789 and leave a message.

Spiritual Light Center on  Sunday,  August 11, 11 a.m., Rev. Eileen Douglas  will speak with us on   “Through the Looking Glass: What Lenses Do You Look Through?”  On Thursday, Aug. 15, 4:30 p.m. Barbara Meister Vitale will host a Spiritual Discussion in the Fellowship Hall.  Bring some snacks if you can. Movie night is held every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., potluck held afterward.  The church is located at 80 Heritage Hollow Dr., behind the Gazebo Restaurant in Heritage Hollow. 

Franklin Truth Church Sunday School for all ages begins at 10 a.m.,; worship service, at 11 a.m. Vacation Bible School will be held on Aug. 15 through 16, 6 to 8 p.m. and Aug. 17 10 a.m.  to  2 p.m. The church is located at 75 Mark Dowdle Road in  Franklin. For more information, call (828)332-8114 or

Mulberry United Methodist Church’s Homecoming Service will be held on Sunday, Aug. 18,  11 a.m. Covered dish lunch to follow in the fellowship hall. The church is located at 155 Mulberry Rd., Otto.  All are welcome.  For more information, call Rev. Eric Henson at (828) 342-0431.

Prentiss Baptist Church Homcoming will be held on Sunday, Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School will not be held. Pastor Allen Waters will be the speaker. Special music will be provided. Covered dish meal will be held after service. 

Emmanuel Baptist Church Homecoming will be held on Sunday, Aug. 25.  Special singing 10:30 a.m., followed by preaching by founding pastor, Rev. Howard Southard.  A meal will follow the service.

Snow Hill United Methodist Church Homecoming will be held on Sunday, Aug. 25.  Special Music at 10:30 a.m., Worship at 11 a.m.  Covered dish luncheon will follow worship service.  The public is invited.

Ubuntu of the Blue Ridge and One Heart (formerly Franklin Ubuntu)  Concert for Clean Slate will be held on Sunday, Aug. 25, 3 p.m. at Cullowhee United Methodist Church. The concert is free, but they will take up donations for Clean Slate. For more information, contact Graham at

Heaven’s Touch Christian Fellowship A Spirit-Filled, Non-Denominational, Bible-Centered Church services start at 11 a.m.  in Dillard, at Dillard City Hall. For more information, call (706)716-0908.

Baha’i Community of Macon County: Weekly multi-faith inspirational gatherings in Franklin are held on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. They are open to members of all religions or no religion. Bring a quote, poem, prayer or song if you’d like to share. For more information,  call (302)383-6835 or email 

Patton United Methodist Church Services are Sunday worship 9.45 a.m., Sunday school 11 a.m., prayer time Wednesday 6 p.m., youth group Wednesday 6 p.m., Bible study Wednesday 6.30 p.m. 119 Patton Church Road, Franklin

Memorial United Methodist Church regular Sunday services  are held at 10:55 a.m. each Sunday, and Sunday School at 9:45 am.  Everyone is welcome to attend. The church is located at 4668 Old Murphy Rd., just off 64 West.  For  more  information, call (828)369-5834  or visit our website at:

Son Rise Ministries is a non-denominational, full-gospel, Christian fellowship that meets Friday evenings at 7 p.m., Men’s Bible Study is Monday night at 6:30 p.m., Ladies prayer and Bible study is Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. The church is located at 462 Depot St.  For more information, call (828)369-2465 or (828)421-4153. 

St. Nicholas Orthodox Christian Church Divine Liturgy is held on Sundays, 10 a.m., followed by coffee hour. The church is located at 23 Hickory St., in Murphy.  For more information, call Fr. James Blomeley (828)361-1464 

Memorial United Methodist Church Anonymous Call-in Prayer Line. If you need prayer,  call (828)369-0707.  Leave a message with your prayer request, and the church will be happy to pray for you or whoever you request prayers for. You may also leave a request for a call back if you need one.  

First United Methodist Church Sunday Worship Schedule: Contemporary Worship at 8:30 a.m. immediately followed by a Fellowship Breakfast, Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Traditional Worship at 10:55 a.m. (childcare provided) at First United Methodist Church, 66 Harrison Ave, Franklin. Call (828) 524-3010 /

Prentiss Church of God Sunday services include Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10:30 a.m. On Wednesday, pre-service prayer begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by praise and worship at 7 p.m. Pastor Kevin Chapman invites the community to attend. The church is located at  59 Church Hill Lane, off Addington Bridge Road. Phone: (828)369-3885. 

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Divine Worship with Holy Communion is held on Sunday 10:30 a.m. Rev. Fred Balke is the pastor. The church is located one block north of SR 64 next to BP Station. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call (828)369-1006 or web site

Grace Presbyterian Church (EPC) Services with Pastor Toby Popeare are Sunday School, 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. The church is located at 360 First St.  (828)369-6800. Visit or find us on facebook @ gracepresbyterianchurch-EPC

Franklin Church of the Nazarene Service times are Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Praise and worship 10:45 a.m.  Sunday night  prayer service 6 p.m. The church is located at 266 Belle Dowdle Rd. in Franklin.

Morrison Presbyterian Church Sunday Worship Service is held at 9:30 a.m. The church is located off 441S.; take the first right after the visitors center onto Morrison Church Rd.; go 1/4 mile to the church. 

Franklin Seventh Day Adventist Church Services are, Saturday Sabbath school 9:30 a.m., Saturday services 11:30 a.m., Wednesday prayer meetings 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 71 Brindle Rd., Franklin. Pastor is Glenn Marshall. For more information, call (828)524-5493. 

Iotla Baptist Church services are Sunday School at 10 a.m., followed by worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday and Wednesday evening supper 5:30 p.m., services at 6:15 p.m. The church is located at 1537 Iotla Church Road. Pastor is Brandon Breedlove. For more information, call the church office at (828)524-7167.

Grace Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m.; Sunday morning worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday evening at 6 p.m., and Wednesday evening prayer meeting at 7 p.m. Pastor is Frank Rodriguez. The church is  located at 143 Setser Branch Rd.

Bethesda Baptist Church Sunday morning service 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening 5 p.m. Direction are North Jones Creek Rd. to Giles Holler Rd., then turn left. For more information, call (828)524-2454.

Ridge Crest Baptist Church services are held on Sunday School begins at 10 a.m., Sunday morning worship service at 11 a.m., Sunday evening worship service 6 p.m. Listen live on WNCC 104.1 FM Radio. Wednesday evening Bible study 6:30 p.m.  The church is located on 441N., at 206 Ridgecrest Baptist Church Rd. Rev. Guy Duvall, pastor (828)369-6252.

Community Bible Church of Sky Valley service times are 9 a.m. Sunday morning and small Revisit group meetings Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. The church is located at 696 Sky Valley Way #11, Sky Valley, Ga. Phone (706)746-3144. Gary Hewins, pastor.

Mulberry United Methodist Church’s Sunday worship is at 11 a.m.  Bible study with breakfast 9 a.m. The church is located at 155 Mulberry Rd., Otto.  Everyone is welcome.  For more information, call Rev. Eric Henson at (828) 342-0431.

Newman Chapel Weekly Services are Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday service 11 a.m., Sunday night 6 p.m. and Wednesday night 7 p.m. The pastor is Rick Potts. The church is located on Mulberry Rd. in Otto. 

Emmanuel Baptist Church Service times are Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday morning service 11 a.m., Sunday night service 6 p.m., Wednesday night prayer meeting 7 p.m. The church  is located at 129 Emmanuel Rd. For more information, contact (828)524-3214.

House of Hope Church of God service times are Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday Morning Service 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening services first and second Sundays are 6 p.m., third Sunday youth service 6:30 p.m. no fourth Sunday services. Bible school classes Wednesday 7 p.m.  The church is located at 1111 Tessentee Rd. in Franklin. For more information, contact Pastor Greg Bartram (828)524-5361.

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