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July 2019:

God Bless America

We celebrate America’s 243rd birthday in 2019. While our country faces many challenges, divisions, and issues, we here at BRCN would like to pause and celebrate having a country where we can be free and worship. At the same time, we continue to see attacks on our liberties. Reverend Bruce Cannon addresses some of these issues in his cover article where he challenges readers to pray, be involved in change that America needs, vote, and love the Lord God in all that we do. What good words Bruce uses to remind us of our special country and how we should work to protect what God gave our Founding Fathers.

We alson continue our mission to bring The Good News to you through stories in the paper (which you can download as a PDF to read using the green button) and additional content here on our website. We post stories regularly, plus we now maintain a calendar of events listing items throughout the region that you will find interesting. Check the site regularly for updated information about our area and to be uplifted by the stories others share through us. 

Remember you can also pick up a printed copy for free in many locations. A list of where they are available is here.

We always welcome story ideas or events to list.

As always, we thank you for reading the Blue Ridge Christian News and visiting us here online!

What’s Happening...

Here are upcoming events in our region. If you have something to add to our calendar, please fill out our Contact Us form and we’ll get it on the list.

Jul
25
Thu
The Orchard at Altapass – Randy Flack @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jul 25 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

A native of WNC, has been writing and performing since his early teens.  His songs and stories reflect his small town and Appalachian roots.  Song after song, story after story, a tapestry is woven of the life and times of a revenuer’s son’s Appalachian life. FREE

The Orchard at Altapass – Johnny Ellis & Tom Sparks Concert @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Johnny Ellis joins Tom Sparks in a highly anticipated concern that begins at 6pm.  Their musical interpretations of regional tunes are sure to hit that resonant chord in the audience.

Celebrate Recovery – Bear Creek Baptist Church @ Bear Creek Baptist Church
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
26
Fri
The Orchard at Altapass – Terry McKinney @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jul 26 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

He grew up in Mitchell and McDowell counties surrounded by traditional mountain music, and he has been singing and playing gospel, mountain, bluegrass, or classic country music most of his life.  To Terry music is his first love and the audiences love him.  FREE

Jul
27
Sat
The Orchard at Altapass – The Grass Catchers / Tom Sparks @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

1pm: The Grass Catchers:  Enjoy their “catchy” renditions of this Orchard favorite group.

3pm: Tom Sparks:  An all-time Orchard favorite.

FREE

Parkway Playhouse presents “Amelie” @ Parkway Playhouse
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection, and sees possibility around every corner.

Jul
28
Sun
The Orchard at Altapass – Johnny Ellis / Amantha Mill @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

1pm: Johnny Ellis:  Enjoy the great songs of this artist.

3pm: Amantha Mill: A community-oriented folk/bluegrass act with one foot rooted firmly in our heritage and the other planted in exploring new acoustic sounds.

FREE

Parkway Playhouse presents “Amelie” @ Parkway Playhouse
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection, and sees possibility around every corner.

Jul
29
Mon
Parker’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church – VBS @ Parker's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 2 @ 8:00 pm

Vacation Bible School

Sunrise Baptist Church VBS – Morganton @ Sunrise Baptist Church
Jul 29 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 2 @ 8:30 pm

Sunrise Baptist Church will be having their annual Vacation Bible School starting July 29th through August 2nd. Time is from 6:30pm until 8:30 each night.

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