Community prayer gathering: Noon Thursdays; Hendersonville Presbyterian Church; 699 N. Grove St.; free; call 692-3211.
First Congregational United Church of Christ Adult Forum: 9 a.m. Sundays; 1735 Fifth Ave. W., Hendersonville; free; call 692-8630. This week's forum will be "World Healing Meditation and Letter to God" with Romella Hart-O'Keefe.
Healing prayer: Arrive between 1 and 1:30 p.m. the second Friday monthly; Sanctuary of Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 Sixth Ave. W., Hendersonville; free; call 693-4890. Plan to stay at least 30 minutes.
Hendersonville Humanism Group: 10 a.m. third Saturday of the month; Sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2021 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville. Kim Schmidt will be the presenter.
Learning Hour: 9:45 a.m. Sundays; Trinity Presbyterian Church PCUSA, 900 Blythe St., Hendersonville; call 692-6114 or visit trinitypresnc.org. All are welcomed.
Men’s Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. every third Thursday; Hendersonville Presbyterian Church, 699 N. Grove St.; free; 692-3211.
MRLEC: 10 a.m. Thursdays; Fellowship Hall of Mills River United Methodist Church; free; call 808-5581 by noon the Tuesday before each program. This week's program is a hymn sing with Debbie Moore.
OASIS: 4:45-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 Sixth Ave. W., Hendersonville; dinner is $5 per person, $3 for children younger than 12 with a cap of $16 per family; free; 693-4890. Program for children and adults starting with dinner and finishing with educational activities.
Table Talk: 6:25 p.m. Wednesdays; Hendersonville Presbyterian Church, 699 N. Grove St.; free; call 692-3211 or visit hendersonvillepc.org. For dinner at 5:25 p.m., reservations are required.
Tot Shabbat: 6 p.m. first Friday monthly; Agudas Israel Congregation, 505 Glasgow Lane, Hendersonville; free; call 693-9838 or email Rabbi Rachael Jackson at email@example.com. Designed for children ages 7 and under as an introduction to the services and rituals of the Sabbath. Interested adults are welcome to attend as well.
Transformation America: 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays; room 214 at Upward Christian Fellowship, 991 Upward Road, Flat Rock; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinity 30: 12:15 p.m. Sundays; Trinity Presbyterian Church PCUSA, 900 Blythe St., Hendersonville; call 692-6114 or visit trinitypresnc.org. All are welcomed.
Jimmy Justice Family: 7:30 p.m. Sunday; Fellowship Baptist Church, 2231 Howard Gap Road, Hendersonville.
Studies and retreats
Adult and Children’s Sunday School: 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Sundays; Mt. Pisgah Lutheran, 2606 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville; call 692-7027.
"Anxious for Nothing": 5:45-7 p.m.starting Wednesday, continuing on Jan. 17, Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7; Grace Lutheran Church, Sixth Avenue West and Blythe Street. Five-week class.
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; call 697-0464. Four Scriptures are chosen weekly. Participants should bring their Bible of choice and no homework is required.
Engaging God's Word: Revelation, Women's Community Bible Study: 11 a.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 4; Hendersonville Presbyterian Church, Seventh Avenue at North Grove St. This 18-week study meets every Thursday, beginning at 11 a.m. on Jan. 4 and running through May 18, 2018. Cost is $16. Contact email@example.com or call 828-551-9226 for more information.
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 Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sundays; 610 Yarborough St., Hendersonville; email 1stPresHendo@gmail.com.
“The Glory of the Christian Woman”: 9:30 a.m. Mondays through Nov. 20; Covenant Presbyterian Church, PCA, 2101 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville; call for Jeanette Taws, 693-8651. Hosted by Covenant Presbyterian Church’s Women’s Ministry. Bring your own Bible.
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; $3; call 693-3493.
Mt. Pisgah Lutheran’s Men's Bible Study: 8 a.m. Thursdays during breakfast; Denny’s, 1550 Four Seasons Blvd., Hendersonville; call 692-7027.
Survey study of the Bible: 5-6 p.m. Wednesday; First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1735 Fifth Ave. W., Hendersonville; call 692-8630 or visit fcchendersonville.org. Led by the Rev. Barbara Rathbun.
Walking exercise classes: 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; Stull Hall at Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 Sixth Ave. W., Hendersonville; call 693-4890. 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.
Women's Bible Study: 10 a.m. Wednesdays; Mount Pisgah Lutheran Church, 2606 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville; call 692-7027. Led by the Rev. Philip C. McLain.
Bread ministry: 3-4 p.m. Mondays; Balfour United Methodist Church, Highway 25 North, across from Hunter Chevrolet; free; 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; church library of Calvary Episcopal Church, 2840 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher; call 684-6266. Led by the Rev. Dr. Norma Hanson.
Celebrate Recovery: 6 p.m. Mondays; First Baptist Church Hendersonville, 312 Fifth Ave. W., Hendersonville; email Buck Dewhurst at firstname.lastname@example.org. A Christ-centered 12 Step program that allows us to surrender our struggles to Jesus.
Chronic Illness Support Group: 1-2:15 p.m. first and third Thursdays monthly; 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: 1:30-3 p.m. third Tuesday monthly; United Methodist Church, 204 Sixth Ave. W., Hendersonville; call Lisa at 696-9799. A care-receiver program is provided at the same time for loved ones.
Free children's ministry: 1-5 p.m. the first and third Thursdays monthly; Cummings Memorial United Methodist Church, Banner Farm Road, Horse Shoe; call 891-9413 or 891-1557. Free children's clothes for up to 6 years old, along with diapers, supplies and equipment at the BEAR closet.
Free community meal: 5:30-7 p.m. first Friday monthly; Balfour Baptist Church fellowship building, 2502 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville; call 692-8336. Everyone welcome.
"Friends in Christ": 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; Trinity Presbyterian Church, 900 Blythe St., Hendersonville; call 692-6114 for more information. 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.
Grief Share: 1-2:30 p.m. Fridays at Hendersonville Presbyterian Church, 699 N. Grove St.; free; call 692-3211. Christ-centered non-denominational program which includes a video and group sharing. Each session is self-contained.
Memory Caregivers Network Support Group (Park Ridge Group): 1-3 p.m. first Tuesday monthly; Fletcher Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1141 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher; call 230-4143.
Memory Support Group: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays; Mud Creek Baptist Church, 403 Rutledge Drive; call 692-1262 ext.135 for required preregistration. Memory Support is for both the caregiver and those receiving care.
Ministry for Separated and Divorced Catholics support group: 6 p.m. on the first and third Sundays; 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 monthly; Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 Sixth Ave. W., Hendersonville; call 890-0919.
SOS- Survivors of Suicide: 3 p.m. the first Sunday monthly; room A208 of Mud Creek Baptist Church, 403 Rutledge Drive, Hendersonville; call 692-1262 ext.135. A support group for those who have experienced the trauma of losing someone in their life to suicide.
Stones of Remembrance writing group: 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays; Trinity of Fairview, 646 Concord Road, Fletcher; call Bev La Point at 778-4002. Have you ever been inspired to write of your life, an experience with God or something that changed your life?
Taize Worship: 6 p.m. the second Sunday monthly; Calvary Episcopal Church, 2840 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher; call 684-6266. A quiet and reflective worship.
Think and Drink: 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays monthly; Hannah Flannigan’s Pub and Eatery; visit Meetup.com. Hosted by Grace Young Professionals for those in their 20s and 30s.
Upward Way Thrift Store: 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Upward Seventh Day Adventist Church, 961 Upward Road, Flat Rock. Accepting donations.