Newly-filmed experiences of worship for this sacred season will be posted at 9:00 a.m. every day of Holy Week.

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Thursday, April 9

Maundy Thursday Worship

Scriptural reflection from Mack Dennis and a duet from Kelly Belcher, soprano, and Patrick McMurry, baritone, will guide an experience of communion in remembrance of the Upper Room.

FBCA & Friends Can Help

Identifying Helpers for the Coming Weeks

All of us want to do something to help in this time of crisis. Help us build a database of people who can do a variety of caring tasks from calling a neighbor to delivering a food box. We’ll use this list to task volunteers for needs as they arise in the coming weeks.

Click here to join other volunteers.
Click here to see how we are wrapping our arms around Asheville. 

Food can be dropped off at the church on Mondays and Wednesdays between 9:00 a.m. – noon.

Update from Our Pastor

April 8

Psalm of the Week

April 6-12

Update

April 2, 2020

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.
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. 
Set Your Alarms for 1:43 p.m. - For the duration of the crisis, Mack has invited us to begin a new daily practice inspired by Fred Rogers. Mr. Rogers’ favorite number was “143”, which corresponds to the letters in the phrase “I Love You.”  Each day, then, at 1:43 p.m., we’re invited to place our hands over our hearts as we pray for one another, our community, nation, and world. Set your alarms!  
Prayer Requests - If you have a prayer request, need, or want to share an encouragement, click here.
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.
  • FirstHands Missions, April 24-26, our FirstHands Missions focus across April 24-26 has been cancelled along with other church events.

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.

Holy Week Experiences

Palm Sunday, April 5

Palm Sunday, April 5

Sermon by Mack Dennis: Security! Music from Donna Lewis, singer/songwriter and Hannah Sorrells Tyler, violin.  

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Holy Monday, April 6

Holy Monday, April 6

Stations of the Cross: Two FBCA artists combine talents to offer a visual and aural journey toward the cross. Included will be fourteen original drawings by Allison Royal with musical commentary by pianist, Tim Owings. Click here to access the Stations of the Cross...

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Holy Tuesday, April 7

Holy Tuesday, April 7

Bach’s Lunch: Tate Addis, FBCA Organist, presents a Meditation for Holy Week with works by Bach, Heiller, and Langlais. Click here to access the Bach's Lunch worship experience. Tate Addis joined the staff of First Baptist Church as Organist in August of 2015. In this...

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Holy Wednesday, April 8

Holy Wednesday, April 8

My Immortal Home: Corey and Sully Hart, tenors, offer a concert of hymns and sacred art songs. Click here to access the experience of worship through music. Sullivan Hart, tenor, is an avid singer of choral, oratorio, and art song repertoire. He has performed as a...

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Maundy Thursday, April 9

Maundy Thursday, April 9

Scriptural reflection from Mack Dennis and a duet from Kelly Belcher, soprano, and Patrick McMurry, baritone, will guide an experience of communion in remembrance of the Upper Room. Click here for worship experience. Jan Richardson's, "The Last Supper." Lent and...

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Good Friday, April 10

Good Friday, April 10

A service of Tennebrae will recall the seven last words of Christ from the cross with music from Ingrid Cole, alto, Abi Enockson, viola and Will Gilkeson, timpani.

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Easter Sunrise, April 12

Easter Sunrise, April 12

The beauty of FBCA’s Sacred Garden provides the setting for reflection on the wonder of the Resurrection with a homily from Mack Dennis and a vocal trio from Deborah Kloos, Revonda Young and Laura Bratton.

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Easter Sunday, April 12

Easter Sunday, April 12

Sermon by Mack Dennis: More Than Conquerors from Matthew 28:1-10; music from Scott Hughes and Clark Sorrells, tenors, Jude Gotrich, soprano, Casey Coppenbarger, trumpet and Tate Addis, organ; congregational Alleluia bells and triumphant hymn singing.

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