Opportunities to Serve
FBCA Disaster Relief & Construction Ministry
This ministry responds to help with both local and national disaster relief efforts. This team also helps our local community in ongoing projects like building a ramp for a neighbor in need. Contact Sarah Whitlock at 828.252.4781.
This ministry helps teachers at Claxton and Jones elementary to prepare learning materials by cutting out shapes, making flashcards and more. Help-a-Teacher shows that we care for our local schools and want to support them. To learn more contact Sarah Whitlock at 828.252.4781.
FBCA Lunch at the Crossroads Thursdays
Each Thursday (except fifth Thursdays), we welcome our community to a free lunch in the gym, followed by popcorn and a movie in the Sherman Center. Volunteers prepare and serve the meals, pray for needs, and build friendships with our guests. We also have a food pantry and clothes closet available most weeks. To learn more contact Sarah Whitlock at 828.252.4781.
FBCA Lunch Crossroads Literacy Tutor Thursdays
This ministry opportunity to give the gift of literacy. Volunteer tutors work one-on-one with adults teaching them to read on Thursday afternoons from 12:30-1:30 p.m. following the Lunch at the Crossroads meal ministry. Contact Sarah Whitlock at 828.252.4781.
FBCA Crossroads Afterschool Ministry Wednesdays
Our afterschool ministry provides a place for children in grades K-3, who are at risk of being homeless, to strengthen their educational skills and to provide a caring mentoring relationship with an adult. Volunteers come on Wednesday afternoons during the calendar school year. Our 2018-2019 year begins October 17. We need tutors, bus drivers, people to share the ride with our children as they come from school or head home. This is a great way to embody Jesus’ blessing of the children. Contact Sarah Whitlock at 828.252.4781. She can give you more details so you can serve in our afterschool ministry.
FBCA Ministry with Those in Prison
Jesus said, “I was in prison and you visited me.” There are three opportunities to serve alongside FBCA friends and others as we care for those who are in prison. Help lead a Bible study at Craggy Correctional Center on Monday evenings. Lead worship at the Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women every other month on a Sunday evening. Join a retreat team as members go INSIDE area correctional facilities to listen, listen and love, love through Kairos Prison Ministries. Kairos leads traditional 3-Day retreats to transform prisons from the inside with God’s love. Contact Sarah Whitlock at 828.252.4781. She can give you more details so you can serve and get you in touch with the leaders of these ministries.
Upcoming Mission Opportunities
Our neighbors at Battery Park and Vanderbilt Apartments include almost 200 senior adults who welcome our friendship and support as they cope with aging and challenges that come with a fixed income. Our congregation has an ongoing ministry with both of these residential communities.
First Baptist Church of Asheville is hosting a Blood Drive on Wednesday, January 5 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.