Opportunities to Serve
Circle of Welcome Refugee Ministry Team
We have partnered with Lutheran Services and established a Circle of Welcome Refugee Ministry Team to provide hospitality, transportation, education, local support, and friendship to newly relocated Afghan refugees in Asheville. If you are interested in helping please contact team leader Dave Long.
FirstShine Summer Camp
FirstShine is a traditional summer day camp for young adults in our greater community with special needs. The camp is held at First Baptist Church of Asheville and day activities are geared to the age and interests of each individual, including outings such as horseback riding, bowling, swimming, and more! This camp is staffed entirely by church volunteers. 2022 camp dates are August 2-5. If you are interested in helping please contact team leader Susan Blackmon.
Lunch at the Crossroads Thursdays
Each Thursday, we welcome our community to a free lunch at the Charlotte Street entrance. Volunteers prepare and serve the meals, pray for needs, and build friendships with our guests. We also have a food pantry available during this time. If you are interested in helping please contact team leader Everette Clark.
Puerto Rico VBS Mission Trip
July 10-16, Ella and Kristen Kirby are teaming up to lead a mission trip to Puerto Rico this summer for high school youth. Kristen Kirby has led several adult mission trips to Puerto Rico focused on hurricane rebuilding projects, but this trip will be focused on assisting in a local Vacation Bible School day camp for the First Baptist Church of Rio Piedras. To learn more about this trip, contact Kristen Kirby.
Members and friends of our church join in one of our local mission projects. Jobs for every age group and skill level will be available through projects that support our church ministries and the local community. Signups begin Sunday, April 3 in the atrium and online. Sign-up to take part in one of the various Serve Local projects on Saturday, April 23.
The Peacemakers Team
The Peacemakers Team is a new opportunity for FBCA members to engage in peacemaking. As we build a community of Beautiful Belonging, we will seek to be attentive to challenges that may include, but not be limited to, homelessness, voting rights, refugee settlement, economic and racial inequalities, gender issues, hunger, and the environment. As issues are identified, we will encourage creative involvement in finding solutions through connections with other peacemakers.
Upcoming Mission Opportunities
Be a founding member of our new Circle of Welcome Refugee Ministry Team as we provide hospitality, transportation, local support, and friendship to newly relocated in Afghan families in Asheville.
FirstShine is a traditional summer day camp for young adults in our greater community with special needs.
Ella Kirby, alongside mom Kristen Kirby and youth leader George Bashor, is leading a mission trip to Puerto Rico this summer for high school youth.
First Baptist Church of Asheville is hosting a Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 22 from 2:30-7:00 p.m. in the Sherman Center.
4th Thursday of every month a group of Senior Adults gather at Manna Foodbank from 1:00-3:00 p.m. to sort and pack food. Join us for a time of fun and fellowship. Contact Ed Graham to learn more.
Every Wednesday a group gathers to sort food donations from church members.
Every Thursday a small group of volunteers prepares 195 lunches in the dining room.