Arise, shine; for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
For darkness shall cover the earth,
and thick darkness the peoples;
but the Lord will arise upon you,
and his glory will appear over you.
Image: An Ancient Light © Jan Richardson
The Season of Epiphany marks the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles, signified in the Magi’s visit to Jesus and his household in Matthew 2:1-12. This enchanting liturgical season directs our attention to the nature of revelation, and calls us to pay attention to how divine signs and wonders draw us closer to the heart of God. Such luminary gifts surround us throughout the year, but Epiphany invites us to highlight such gifts of grace. We invite you, friends near and far, to enjoy the many revelations of God’s grace we’ve witnessed across this extraordinary past year...
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 email@example.com.
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.
A WHITE CHRISTMAS – JUST LIKE THE ONE WE USED TO KNOW…REALLY? Walk for a moment through a little bit of history we have been able to dig up. It starts with an old photograph related to our church and a bit of mystery in terms of when and where it was taken. Ultimately...
Dear Friends of the Asheville Nativity Exhibit: We love our Asheville Nativity annual event, and we deeply appreciate each of you who have attended, volunteered, performed, loaned sets, and otherwise supported this Christmas celebration! Asheville Nativity continues...
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....