Chamber music returns to Waynesville

The popular Chamber Music Society of the Carolinas (CMSC) will perform at 4 p.m. July 21 and 28 at First United Methodist Church in Waynesville. 

Into the wilderness we go

When this column is published, I’ll be emerging from five days in the wilderness of Southwest Virginia. A group from First United Methodist Church of Waynesville will be participating in the Wilderness Trail experience from June 21-26.

Haywood Choral Society spring concert

Directed by Don Kirkindoll, the Haywood Choral Society will perform its spring concert, “Cry Out for Peace,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at First United Methodist Church of Waynesville. 

Friendship House to host Easter egg hunt

On Saturday, March 30, hop on over to 566 South Haywood St. in Waynesville at 9 a.m. for a free, eggs-travagant Easter egg hunt.

Coming down from the mountain

This past weekend, I served as a cabin leader for Winter Retreat, an annual youth event hosted by First United Methodist Church.

It only takes one person to change a life

Many years ago when I was an educator, my school was tasked with reading a book titled “The Cycle of Poverty” by Ruby Payne.

First United Methodist talks about racism

For many, the issues of race, injustice and reconciliation of our violent history seem insurmountable. How do we solve problems of such complexity, such depth, problems that have pervaded our nation since before its founding? 

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