Feeding the Hungry

Mission Update

Food can be dropped off at the atrium entrance on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. – noon

Bach’s Lunch – Hymns of Faith

May 5

FBCA COVID-19 Relief Fund
The Finance Committee has established a COVID-19 relief fund for members and friends of our congregation. 100% of the proceeds will go to those struggling with extreme financial hardship related to the pandemic. The Finance Committee will review applications and begin making grants after April 14, 2020. All applications and grants will be kept confidential. For general questions about the fund, please contact Finance Committee Chair, Bill Arledge.
Donate to the fund by clicking here.

May 13, 2020

Going a Second Mile
FBCA Food Donations in COVID-19 Crisis
Some of us are losing track of the weeks. It has been awhile since March 15. Since that time, our church has donated over 2,000 pounds of food for those coming to ABCCM crisis centers, downtown neighbors at Battery Park and Vanderbilt, and guests at Lunch and the Crossroads. In addition, you have given almost $2,000 just for hunger relief. Thank you for what you have done.
There is More… The need continues to be great. Persons who have worked hard no longer have jobs, maybe for the first time in their lives. Others have lived on the margins for far too long. We can continue to help. Go the second mile and make this act of care a regular part of your shopping. As you fill your shelves, add a bit to your cart and share with those in need.
Drop Off? Drop food and other items off on Monday or Wednesday from 9 a.m.-noon at the atrium entrance of the church.
Food Items needed: canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned meat, sugar, cereal, peanut butter, and jelly.  $5 gift cards from Ingles are also needed to purchase milk.
Other Items: gloves, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies like Clorox spray and wipes, paper products like paper towels and toilet paper
Not Able to Shop? If you are unable to bring food donations but would like to help in this way, please go to the church website and click on GIVE. Select Designated Gift. In the Designated Gift Description, type Hunger Relief. You may also mail a contribution to the church at 5 Oak Street, Asheville, NC 28801.
Health and Safety Reminders:
  • Do not make an EXTRAtrip to the grocery store. Do this AS YOU GO.
  • If you are in an at-risk group, limit any additional gatherings.
  • Always clean your hands as encouraged by the CDC.
  • If you are ill or living with someone who is ill, stay at home.
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.

Cancelled until further notice
  • Sundays: Morning Bible Study, and Worship (watch for an online service on Sundayand Koinonia
  • Wednesdays: CAP, Fellowship Meal, Vespers, Agape, AgapeKids, and Adult Choir Rehearsal
  •  All Other Informal Connect Groups (Yoga, Zumba, Etc), Basketball, Racquetball, Etc.
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.


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