Hickory Knoll United Methodist Church Food Pantry is open on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, call (828)421-0613.
Memorial United Methodist Church, Kids for Christ is held on first and third Wednesday nights each month. This is a program for elementary children and a separate program for youth that begins at 5:30 p.m. with supper, stories, crafts, and games. On the 5th Wednesday night there will be a special event planned. For more information, call (828)369-5834.
Iotla Baptist Church Monday Women’s Bible Study Group are collecting new or used winter jackets, warm socks, blankets and sleeping bags for the homeless. Donations may be brought to the church office at 1537 Iotla Church Rd.
The Clothing Closet and More at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will be open to give away free clothing, shoes and much more on Saturday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the basement of the Fellowship Hall. The church is located at 142 Pleasant Hill Rd.
International Ancient Language Scholar Dale Allen Hoffman will be leading a gathering in Aramaic and Hebrew vocal intonations, chants and prayers and other things at the Spiritual Light Center on Thursday Oct. 23, 6 p.m. For more information and directions, call (828)369-8922.
Cornerstone Presbyterian Church Rick Bean and Tommy Jordan will appear in a two-piano recital on Saturday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. For more information, call (828)369-5223.
Rose Creek Baptist Church Annual Pig Pickin Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, 3 p.m. Lots of food, fellowship, singing and fun. Bring a friend and come join them.
Victory Baptist Church Revival Meetings will begin on Sunday, Oct. 26, and run through Friday, Oct. 31. Pastor Guy Roberts from Pickens, S.C., will be the guest speaker. The times will be Sunday 6 p.m., and Monday through Friday starting at 7 p.m. A nursery will be provided during each service. Victory is located midway between Sylva and Franklin on top of Cowee Mountain.
“Reflections on the Life of the Spirit” topic for this month is “A Pattern for the world of tomorrow” and will be held on Monday, Oct. 27, and be preceded by a potluck dinner 6 p.m. at Sunrise Hill, 796 Prentiss Bridge Road, home of Nathaniel and Irene Witherspoon. Discussion will be based on the teachings of many faiths and sponsored by the Baha’is of Macon County. For information and directions call (828)369-1923.
Holly Springs Baptist Church will be hosting an “Establish Your Heart” Luncheon to be held on Saturday Nov. 1, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Boiler Room in Franklin. The guest speaker will be Debora M. Coty, humorist, speaker and award-winning author renowned for sharing Biblical truth gift wrapped in humor. Call (828)631-1352 for reservation or sign up at church.
Union United Methodist Church All Saints Day Remembrance Service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2 p.m. All are welcome to come, especially if you have relatives or friends buried in the Union Cemetery. The church is located at 3768 Georgia Road, Franklin.
Healthy Aging Support Group forming at Union United Methodist Church the first meeting will take place on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. at the church. 3768 Georgia Road, in Franklin.
St. Francis of Assisi New Journey in Faith to Share the Richness of the Catholic Church Sessions will be held Mondays 7 p.m. in the St. Francis Family Life Center, 299 Maple St. in Franklin. Learn what the Catholic Church teaches. These gatherings are for inquirers and are open to people who are unbaptized, as well as those who are baptized Christians from Protestant or Evangelical backgrounds. For more information call (828)524-2289.