News & Events
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Keep checking back for updates on church events for members of all ages and interests, from music and the dramatic arts to community service and special worship services.
Compass • Sunday, March 2, 9, 16, 23 • 9:45–10:35 a.m. • Conference Dining Room
If you are new to the First Baptist Church of Asheville family, or if you’ve been here for a while and are interested in getting more deeply involved in the mission and ministry of the church, please join the ministers for this time of fellowship and conversation about our faith tradition, our worship life, and the many ways to be a part of this community of faith. Compass is an opportunity to ask questions about the church, meet the ministerial staff, get to know other people on their journey of faith and church connection, and learn how to get involved in our common life and ministry. Register online at www.fbca.net.
Ash Wednesday Worship • Wednesday, March 5 • 6:00 p.m. • Sanctuary
The Lenten season begins with the ancient practice of the imposition of ashes within this service of spiritual discipline. We will gather to be reminded of our mortality and our need for God’s grace. Music will be offered by our Children’s Choirs.
Don’t Forget to Spring Forward • Sunday, March 9
Daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 9. Be sure to turn your clocks ahead one hour.
Spring Book Discussion • Sunday, March 16 • 4:00 p.m. • Media Center
The Tenth of December by George Saunders
A collection of short stories brilliantly and profoundly written about class, sex, love, loss, work, despair, and war. In these stories, Saunders takes on some of the questions many of us have in our 21st Century world and explores some of the fault lines of our own morality, delving into the questions of what makes us good and what makes us human. (From the review on Amazon.com) Books are available in the Media Center for $13.
CenterPeace for All Ages • Wednesday, March 12
Preschool • 5:30-7:00 p.m. • CB303 & CB219
Children • 5:30-7:00 p.m. • Crocker Auditorium
Adults • 6:00-7:00 p.m.
• Chapel Bible Study: Coming Home Again for the First Time • Chapel • Led by Terry Hamrick
During the season of Lent we will create a space that invites us to explore some fundamental questions. “Why am I here?” “Where and how do I find meaning, purpose, and joy?” “What does significance look like in the second half of life?”
Using the work of Richard Rohr as our framework, we will follow the classic hero-tale structure of leaving home, meeting life’s challenges and returning home with a new understanding of identity.
Together we will search for our uniquely personal answers to the following: “What am I being called to BE and DO at this unique place and time?” “How do I find my way home?”
• Lenten Themes in Popular Music • SC210 • Led by Eddie Morgan and Tommy Bratton
Have you noticed how some songs stick in your head and you cannot get them out? This small group will offer traveling music for your Lenten journey. We will invite participants to share popular songs from all genres that are meaningful to them as they move through the Lenten season. Themes of life, death, and resurrection connect us to the stories of Jesus and help us to apply the message of reconciliation, mercy, forgiveness, grace, and self-giving love to our own stories. We will begin to listen for these themes in our favorite music and look for them in our lives.
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