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. This year, in the century-old tradition that’s been called “Christmas Food Baskets” and “White Christmas,” we will be sharing Christmas Dinner with 100 residents. These nourishing dinner kits will include ham, sweet potatoes, green beans, macaroni and cheese, gravy mix, canned fruit, and bread, plus some extra vegetables and side dishes. In addition, we will include a handwritten note and small poinsettia for each resident, and we hope to share Christmas caroling videos and warm greetings from FBCA members.

To participate, purchase the designated food items assigned to your Bible study class and bring them to the Hanging of the Green service on November 28.

Unable to bring food donations but would like to help? Please go to the church website and click on GIVE. Select Designated Gift. In the Designated Gift Description, type Hunger Relief. You can sponsor Christmas Dinner for a resident by donating $20.You may also mail a contribution to the church at 5 Oak Street, Asheville, NC 28801.