News & Events

There's always something going on at the First Baptist Church of Asheville!

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.

Upcoming Events 

Advent Lovefeast • December 17  6:00 p.m. • Dining Room
All are welcome to this warm and inviting service of candles, carols, and community. As we gather around the tables in the dining room, we will share stories, sing Christmas carols, and enjoy the traditional Moravian buns and hot chocolate, followed by the lighting of our candles of love and faith. Prior to the Advent LoveFeast, enjoy hot apple cider, and beautiful music in the Atrium provided by our Academy for the Arts Cello Ensemble. These fine students are members of the cello studio of academy teacher, Frances Duff. Music will begin at 5:15 p.m.

The Many Moods of Christmas • Sunday, December 21 • 7:00 p.m. 
The 100-voice Adult Choir and 40-piece Orchestra offer this Christmas classic by Robert Shaw.  It is a symphonic feast including all the passion and beloved carols of this holy season.

Christmas Eve Worship • Wednesday, December 24

Candlelight and Communion Service • 6:00 p.m. • Sanctuary
The traditions of carols, choral music, communion, and candlelight combine to create a holy experience of welcoming the Christ Child.  Music will be offered by the Adult Choir.

Lessons and Carols • 9:00 p.m. • Chapel
This service of seven scriptural lessons recounts the story of God's relationship to humanity, culminating in the coming of Jesus at Christmas.  Communion, candlelight, and intimacy make this service a unique reflection on this holy night.  The lessons will be rendered by Kelly and Callan White-Hinman and music will be offered by Clark, Karen, Hannah, and Jacob Sorrells.  The prelude will begin at 8:45 p.m.

Zumba and Zumba Toning Classes
Don’t let the name scare you or lack of experience intimidate you. Zumba is a fun dance based workout and it is offered at FBCA two times per week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the gym. Zumba Toning utilizes light hand weights combined with fun simple dance moves and NO IMPACT. This class is offered Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. Zumba is one of the best exercises because it works your total body, increases core strength, improves coordination, and burns 300-500 calories in one class!! All levels are welcome and the instructors are licensed and experienced. Donations are graciously accepted but not required. Classes are for anyone not just church members. For more information call Velvet at 674-3563 or Fabienne at 712-2759. Come join the party!!