Advent 2020

November 29 - December 24
Advent promises to fill our congregation with the hope of Emmanuel, God with us, even if things are different.
This Advent season will include creative online experiences of worship, which will include the lighting of the Advent wreath from homes, downtown procession of acolytes and Scripture readings, choral octets, handbells, and sermons. 
Beginning Sunday, November 29, music and reflections will adorn a daily, online Advent calendar for which you can sign up to receive via email each morning or view on social media. 
Hanging of the Green will begin the season outdoors with a drive-thru event to bring food for our community, receive candles and Chrismons, and view our 23-ft Frazier Fir on the front portico of the church, shining brilliantly with almost 4000 lights .
Rebroadcasts of beloved concerts from years past will express the hope and joy of the season 
And two Christmas Eve worship opportunities will usher in the wonder of Christmas.

Sharing Resurrection Hope

Approving Our 2021 Budget
As our pastor, Mack Dennis, has noted, “Resurrection now means to meet extraordinary challenges with extraordinary hope.” God has given us everything we need to be the people and the church God needs us to be. Please join us in this exciting adventure.
The First Baptist Church of Asheville is providing members and friends of the church information about the 2021 church budget that will be approved through an online survey and/or phone response beginning Sunday, December 13 through Sunday, December 20. 
Please click on the button to the left to review the process for budget approval as well as find links to the 2021 budget. We will also affirm our 2020-2021 Leadership.
Finding Sanctuary: Individual Reflection and Prayer
Members and friends of First Baptist Church of Asheville may discover sanctuary as we offer scheduled times for prayer and reflection. We are opening our main sanctuary and sacred garden for individuals at certain times. Members and friends may come to pray in the sanctuary, walk the labyrinth, or rest in silence in the sacred garden. NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.
Guidelines for Prayer in the Sanctuary and Sacred Garden - click here.
Giving - Thank you for your support of the church across this time when we are not gathered. You may give online or mail your contributions to FBCA at 5 Oak Street, Asheville, NC 28801.
Urgent Needs - If you have any immediate needs, please contact the church office or the Minister on Call at 828.252.4781.
    What About Recovery and Support Groups?  Currently, groups are not meeting at the church facility. For questions regarding this, please email Coordinating Pastor, David Blackmon, at dblackmon@fbca.net.

    What About Future Events? Please watch the church website, WLOS, and your email for other announcements. Please review the church website and your email about opportunities for worship and study through social media and other online venues.

     

    Upcoming Events

    Food Drive – White Christmas

    Food Drive – White Christmas

    Sharing Food with Neighbors Just Down the Street White Christmas in December Beginning on Sunday, November 29, at Hanging of the Green and tree lighting in the front parking lot of FBCA, our church will be collecting food for neighbors who live within walking distance...

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    Poinsettias in memory/honor of a loved one

    Poinsettias in memory/honor of a loved one

    Poinsettias will adorn our sanctuary for all the worship services and concerts during Advent, Christmas Eve, and Christmastide. Memorials or honorariums may be made by clicking HERE or by calling the church office Monday - Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at...

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    A Warm Winter Tale

    A Warm Winter Tale

    A Warm Winter Tale “I was cold…and you gave me a coat.” The Gospel found expression in just this simple way as friends and members of First Baptist Church Asheville collected and gave over 320 coats, 2 barrels of socks, and 50 blankets to our partners in the area....

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    Bach’s Lunch Organ Concert – December 1, 2020

    Bach’s Lunch Organ Concert – December 1, 2020

    Bach's Lunch December 1, 2020 12:05 p.m. Around the world, especially this year, the longing for hope and peace in this season will be ablaze in every home and heart. Music will once again express those deep longings, perhaps nowhere more beautifully than in the...

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    Good News from Cuba

    Good News from Cuba

          Good News from our partner church in Las Tunas, Cuba. Last January, members from our church visited with our friends in Las Tunas.  We learned that they had formed a partnership with a nearby church and hoped to raise animals on their farm to provide food for...

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    TheoConvo – Amanda Tyler

    TheoConvo – Amanda Tyler

    TheoConvo with Amanda Tyler A Conversation on Hope with Amanda Tyler, executive director of the BJC Wednesday, October 28 Click here for Theological Conversations webpage Theme: Christians Against Christian Nationalism  

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