Welcome Fest 2018 at Haywood Street Congregation
Aug
22
10:30 AM10:30

Welcome Fest 2018 at Haywood Street Congregation

On Wednesday, August 22nd we'll enjoy a "festival-style" meal with music and seven local food trucks offering a variety of delicious fare onsite in our parking lot from 10:30 am - 2:00 pm. Music on the U-Leaf stage by Ashley Heath and Her Heathens; Alex Krug; Bill Berg.

Free transportation to/from the venue provided by the Wicked Weed Trolley beginning at 10 am. Pickup points include: French Broad Cholocate Lounge; Aloft Hotel; Coxe Ave. across the street slightly N. from US Post Office; and Haywood St. across from Woolworth Walk.  

Never intending to be a soup kitchen or feeding line, the Downtown Welcome Table is a homemade meal served on abundant plates by an attentive wait staff. Every Wednesday and Sunday during the lunch hour, houseless friends dine with students, retirees, the working poor and privileged professionals. Unlikely friendships are formed over a shared meal, and all are nourished.

Participating food trucks: Appalachian Chic ~ Bun Intended ~ Cecelia's Kitchen ~ Gypsy Queen ~ Mtn View BBQ ~ Out of the Blue ~ Root Down.

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One worship service at 10:00 a.m. & Reception
Aug
26
10:00 AM10:00

One worship service at 10:00 a.m. & Reception

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Sunday, August 26 we will have one worship service at 10:00 a.m. and a reception following worship to say farewell to Rev. Michael Poulos and his family.  Aside from the worship service and the many special moments planned, we will have a family-style light lunch served in the Fellowship Hall following the service. The lunch will already be on the tables, so all you need do is find a seat! Helpers will be stationed to help you as the room fills. 

What we are asking from the congregation? Prayers and good wishes for the Poulos family and….cookies! We will have tables set up for you to drop off dessert items in the Fellowship Hall prior to the service.

In addition, a cookie-baking day in the kitchen at FPCA! We will have the kitchen set up to bake off cookies on Saturday, August 18 from 9-2. You are welcome to bring your ingredients, batter and bake them there- Advantage? A commercial dishwasher! Please note as well, any cookies not used will be gratefully accepted for Member Care as well as Saturday Sanctuary! 

Cindy Brown and others will be in the kitchen to assist with the use of equipment. Feel free to contact Cindy (774-7745) orJoanne Bartsch (277-6834) if you have any questions.

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Golf For Awareness FUNdraiser
Sep
21
12:30 PM12:30

Golf For Awareness FUNdraiser

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http://haywoodstreet.org/

Registration is now open for the 3rd annual Golf for Awareness! This FUNdraiser supports the Downtown Welcome Table, feeding 700+ weekly, and Haywood Street Respite, a safe place where individuals experiencing homelessness can stay on a short-term basis following a hospital stay. 

With Captain’s Choice rules and a 5-club format, this tournament is accessible to serious and novice golfers alike. Friday, Sept 21. Lunch & registration at 12:30; shotgun start at 1:30.
Register here or contact us haywoodstreet@haywoodstreet.org to volunteer! 

 

Please note our new Sunday schedule:  Downtown Welcome Table @ 1:15 •  Worship @ 3:15
 

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Better Angels:  Using the Power of Community to Change the World
Oct
8
to Oct 11

Better Angels:  Using the Power of Community to Change the World

At Montreat Conference Center October 8 - 11, 2018
REGISTER NOW!

When we look at the intersection of today’s headlines and God’s concern we see topics like racism, #metoo, immigration, and violence. In each of these discussions, the common thread is power. It’s the same when we look at the topics of spirited discussion in our churches, like the budget, mission, stewardship, and recruitment of leaders. And yet power is something we rarely talk about, analyze, or organize around, even though we’re dealing with it, using it, or finding ourselves without it, all the time.

This conference will examine the biblical, theological, and sociological understandings of power and the church’s relationship to it. When do we build power for the gospel, and when do we resist the powers that oppose it? How is power necessary for congregational leadership, and when does it divide? How do we wield power in the church in unifying ways without diminishing Jesus’ radical call to discipleship?

Areas of Emphasis

Better Angels invites you to enter the discussion of power where you find it most relevant. Each participant will have the opportunity to sample two subject areas over the course of the conference. Course leaders will teach each topic in two formats: a longer, more in depth format, and and a shorter, snapshot format. Each participant will be able to choose one topic to be their primary (in depth) workshop. Participants will register in advance for their primary workshop. In addition, each participant may take one secondary workshop (one hour in length); no pre-registration is required for the secondary workshop.

Go to the Montreat Conference Center Website for details.

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Crossroads Antiracism Training  August 17 - 19 (Montreat Conference Center)
Aug
17
to Aug 19

Crossroads Antiracism Training  August 17 - 19 (Montreat Conference Center)

This introductory training by Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training Event will
provide participants with a shared analysis of systemic racism in the United States. Using an action-reflection model, the training will seek to answer three questions: What is the current reality of racism in the US? Why is this still our current reality? How can we intervene
strategically to disrupt and dismantle racism? (Details)

The training will include definitions of key concepts such as racism, prejudice, power, and dominant culture. Participants will receive capacity-building tools and resources to work for antiracist transformation in their churches and institutions. To register and/or reserve accommodations for this conference go online or contact the registrar: SusanA@montreat.org 828.419.9829. 

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 Family Hike: Lake Powhatan at Bent Creek Experimental Forest
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Family Hike: Lake Powhatan at Bent Creek Experimental Forest

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Meet in Lake Powhatan parking lot near beach and picnic area. Day use fee $2 per person. Bring water bottle, picnic food and swim gear if you desire for playing in the water. Sunscreen and bug spray may be helpful too.

The trail is an easy hike. Mostly gravel but some areas are single footpath dirt. There is a lot to see, a dam, a fishing pier, a lake and bent creek. The trail is a 1 mile loop. There are restrooms in three places along the trail, pit toilets at the hard times trail head, portalets at the fishing pier and flush toilets at the picnic area. Nathan Gruver will lead the hike, contact 336-683-7868

Hang out after the hike! Bring a picnic lunch & play in the creek.   

Link to the website and copy of the trail map:
https://www.pisgahhospitalitypartners.com/lake-powhatan/

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Nominations open for Associate Pastor Nominating Committee
Aug
7
to Aug 12

Nominations open for Associate Pastor Nominating Committee

Dear Friends,
The Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for the Associate Pastor Nominating Committee (APNC).

The duties of the APNC will be to meet regularly starting in September until the completion of the task, usually a 6 to 8 month commitment.  As the APNC seeks to discern God’s will for this position they will solicit applicants, review resumes, conduct interviews, and present the Associate Pastor candidate to the congregation for approval.  This work will be meaningful and fulfilling.
 
Please prayerfully consider who among our diverse congregation may be willing and able to serve on this important committee.  To nominate an individual or self-nominate, fill out the paper form in the pew racks or use THIS LINK.  We ask that in addition to submitting a name, you also provide insight into the gifts and talents the individual would offer to the APNC.  Nominations will be accepted through Sunday, August 12.
 

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“JAZZICAL 4” Crossover music from the Jazz and Classical worlds
Aug
5
2:00 PM14:00

“JAZZICAL 4” Crossover music from the Jazz and Classical worlds

GREAT DUETS FOR VIBRAPHONE AND PIANO PLUS SELECTIONS FROM CLAUDE BOLLING'S SECOND SUITE FOR FLUTE, JAZZ PIANO, DRUMS, AND BASS

Sunday, Aug. 5 at 2:00PM
First Presbyterian Church in the Sanctuary
$20 at the door/$15 for Church members/Children Free
For info and to purchase advance discounted seats online, visit: https://amicimusic.org/concert/jazzical-4/
Or call Daniel Weiser at 802-369-0856 to purchase by phone

This will be a very unique program of fantastic crossover music uniting the worlds of Classical and Jazz.   Special guest Jason DeCristofaro will do double duty on vibraphone and percussion.  On the first half, we will perform some rarely heard duos for vibraphone and piano including an original composition by DeCristofaro himself.   For the second half, flutist Lea Kibler and bassist Craig Sandberg will join to perform several movements from the phenomenal Second Suite for Flute, Jazz Piano, Drums, and Bass by the wonderful French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling.   Bolling was one of the first to experiment in the fusion of these two musical idioms and produced a string of great crossover albums with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zuckerman, and more in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  His music is still fresh and innovative today—true chamber music, but with a jazz flair!  You won’t want to miss this show.

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Invitation to Advocacy
Aug
3
to Aug 11

Invitation to Advocacy

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The DC mission team visited the Presbyterian Office of Public Witness and participated in an excellent advocacy training workshop. Focusing on the Farm Bill, the group visited Sen. Tillis’ and Sen. Burrs’ staff  to advocate for the bipartisan approach of the Senate version. If you would like to learn more about the Farm Bill and its impact on low income families, stop by the front desk of the Wallace Foyer for more information.
 

Resources for education & advocacy are available from the Office of Public Witness as well as from Bread for the World.

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ALLY TRAINING
Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

ALLY TRAINING

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TUESDAY JULY 24TH, 2018 at 6:00 P.M.
NEW MOUNT OLIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

•    What does it mean to be an ally to a cause, group, or organization?

•    How do we center the voices of people most affected by an issue?

•    How do we learn to work in community for the cause of justice?

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Clarissa Harris, director of the Warren Wilson Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Office, will lead a conversation focusing on methods of supporting, encouraging, and building relationship as we work for justice.

Please bring a light refreshment to share.  Sponsored by Christians For A United Community Advocacy Team

For more information contact us at 828-254-48884 or visit our Facebook page

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End of Year Storytelling Event
Jul
23
5:30 PM17:30

End of Year Storytelling Event

Hands and Feet of Asheville

Help us say goodbye to our 2017-2018 Hands and Feet of Asheville volunteers by listening to their stories and to the music of Primitive Studio!  Join us at Habitat Tavern & Commons on Broadway from 5:30-7:30.

While this event is FREE, we ask that you bring at least 1 friend who might be interested in learning more about who we are!  Snacks will be provided.  

Please contact Selena Hilemon with questions (828-773-8880). You can sign up online also.
 

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Update: Special offering for Madagascar Mission
Jul
16
to Jul 23

Update: Special offering for Madagascar Mission

On Sunday, June 10 FPCA Mission Committee Chairperson Beth Cummings invited the congregation to contribute to  a special offering benefitting the ministry of mission co-workers Dan and Elizabeth Turk in Madagascar. A child of this church, Dan and his wife Elizabeth have been doing important health & development work in Madagascar for over 20 years. As of this week, we have received over $8,300 to support the Turks! 

This funding will complete the water system for the Mahatsinjo Fruit Tree Center, as well as help plant a 50-tree tangerine orchard. The Mission Committee has also pledged $2,500 from our Mission Endowment to help these efforts.  Thanks to all who are supporting financially as well as through your prayers.
 

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27th Presbyterian-Methodist Habitat House 
Jul
15
to Aug 2

27th Presbyterian-Methodist Habitat House 

Special offering begins July 15 (Give Now)
FPC-A volunteers begin July 26

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First Presbyterian is joining other Presbyterian & Methodist churches in Buncombe County to build the 2018 Presbyterian-Methodist House! The house will be built at at 34 Beale Road in Arden, and the homeowner will be Shaketia Simpson. A mother of two children, Shaketia said this on her Habitat application: “I want to show my children that if they work hard and prepare financially, it is possible to make the dream of owning a home come true.” See the Habitat website for more details about the Simpson family and the Presbyterian-Methodist house.

On Sunday, July 15 we will have a Moment for Mission inviting the congregation to contribute towards the cost of the 2018 Presbyterian-Methodist House. Donations can be made with cash or check (payable to FPC-A), or through our website. We will receive donations beginning July 15 and extending through August.

A sign-up sheet for volunteer opportunities (along with release forms) is in the Wallace Foyer. A typical workday is 8:15 am - 3:30 pm. Youth ages 16-17 can volunteer as well. Possible dates to volunteer include: 

  • Thursday, July 26
  • Saturday August 4
  • Thursday, August 9
  • Thursday, August 23
  • Thursdays September 6, 13, 20

Special thanks to Bill Winkler for organizing our team of volunteers. Please contact Bill if you have any questions (828-231-9180)
 

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Adult Faith Development Classes in July
Jul
1
to Jul 29

Adult Faith Development Classes in July

These Classes Meet Weekly June & July unless indicated:

Text Talk Bible Study; No class  July 1,8, 29 (Room 213)  
This class explores in-depth the scripture passages that are the grounding for the day’s sermon. Come join the conversation, no prior preparation necessary! Teachers:  Rev. Dr. Patrick Johnson, Jane Vann

Coffee Talk 3.0  (Widman Room 107/1st floor) 
Coffee Talk welcomes all FPCA members and visitors, ages 21-40s. Join us this month to begin an exploration of spiritual practices with leading theological voices speaking on prayer, food, worship, money, service, community. In addition, Jane Vann will be leading a bible study once a month. Nursery is available and little ones are always welcome. Coordinators:  Cat & Scott Kessler

First Bible Class  (Room 112)                                                                                                              This class has met consistently for the past 100 years.  Participants study the Bible using “The Present Word” quarterly.  June – August Theme- “Justice in the New Testament”. Teacher: Hugh Howell

Classes meeting in July

July 1 – What’s happening in our Denomination? (Room 213) 
"Renewing the Vision: Kingdom Building for the 21st Century" is this year’s theme for the 223rd meeting of the General Assembly of the PCUSA in St. Louis, MO. June 16-23.  How might God be calling us as kingdom builders? Join us for a first hand report from FPCA member Anna Huntley who attended GA as a committee assistant and for discussion with Rev. Dr. Cam Murchison Presbytery WNC Stated Clerk of the important issues considered. 

July 8 – Mentoring Biblical, Theological, and Practical Perspectives (Room 213) 
Dean Thompson and Cam Murchison will discuss the new book they have co-edited, Mentoring: Biblical, Theological, and Practical Perspectives. The book aims to provide a variety of angles of vision on mentoring relationships and features contributions by 21 widely respected theologians and church leaders. It explores mentoring in biblical and theological perspective, within the context of diverse national and international communities, and across generations.  Copies of the book are available ($20)  Teachers:  Rev. Dr. Cam Murchison, Rev. Dr. Dean Thompson

July 15- Getting to Know My Church: Tour the Church Building (Wallace Foyer/ Ground Floor)  Are you like so many of us, who get lost in this large building, wonder what is behind closed doors, or up multiple stairways?  Meet in the Wallace Foyer and be guided to find your way around!                          

July 22 - Getting to Know My Church: A Closer Look at the Sanctuary Organ
Meet in the Sanctuary to take a fascinating “behind the scenes tour”of our Holtkamp organ. Jeremy will provide information about the history and operation of this amazing instrument
Teacher: Jeremy Roberts, FPCA Director of Music

July 29 –The Blues as Public Lament over Racial & Economic Disparity (Room 213) 
Join Rev. Bill Buchanan, as he leads a discussion about The Blues as a form of public lament. Through his work developing Memphis Youth Mission, Bill has studied The Blues, its role in the history of the Mississippi Delta region, and its importance in understanding the past and present social justice issues of America.  The class will listen to Blues music of the 1890s through 1950s and connect it to both the Scriptures and American history. Teacher: Rev. Bill Buchanan, Executive Director of Asheville Youth Mission, Raleigh Youth Mission, and Memphis Youth Mission (Youth Mission Co.)

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PCUSA General Assembly June 16-23
Jul
1
8:30 AM08:30

PCUSA General Assembly June 16-23

We encourage you to keep in your prayers the 223rd meeting of the General Assembly of the PCUSA  June 16-23 in St. Louis.  

July 1, plan to attend the faith development class offering a first hand report from FPCA member Anna Huntley who will be attending GA as a committee assistant and for a discussion with Rev. Dr. Cam Murchison Presbytery WNC Stated Clerk of the important issues considered. 
 

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Bible Journeys Celebration!
Jun
24
12:30 PM12:30

Bible Journeys Celebration!

Join us June 24th for a celebration in Gardner Fellowship Hall following the 11am worship service. The Christian Education Committee is recognizing 20 years of faith development ministry using the Workshop Rotation Model for Sunday morning classes with our
elementary age children. 

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20 ago major renovations to our children's hallway and classrooms were made possible by a very generous gift from the family of Perry Bartsch Sr.  This gift and several others made it possible to sustain four Bible Journeys workshop rooms for creative learning through
computer, art, drama and puppets. Led by many dedicated volunteers over the years, the children in our congregation have taken important steps on their faith journey as they gained a deeper understanding of the bible stories and have grown spiritually. 

We hope to recognize all who have participated as teachers, shepherds, coordinators and children. Come join us in honoring all those who have been on the journey!
 

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Special Offering: to benefit Mission Co-Workers in Madagascar
Jun
24
8:45 AM08:45

Special Offering: to benefit Mission Co-Workers in Madagascar

 Dan & Elizabeth with son, Robert and daughter, Frances Turk

Dan & Elizabeth with son, Robert and daughter, Frances Turk

On Sunday, June 10 the session has approved a special offering to benefit the ministry of mission co-workers Dan and Elizabeth Turk in Madagascar. A child of this church, Dan and his wife Elizabeth have been doing important health & development work in Madagascar with the FJKM (the Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar, PCUSA’s partner denomination) since 1997. Following Christ’s example of feeding the hungry and healing the sick, the FJKM believes that the church’s involvement in fighting poverty is a tangible way of showing people that God loves them and has not abandoned them. This is especially important in a country where over 90% of the people live in poverty, on less than $2 a day.

The offering will support Dan’s works with the FJKM’s Fruits, Vegetables, and Environmental Education (FVEE) project. With per capita income less than $250 per year, many Malagasy people have difficulty feeding their families. Due to ongoing deforestation, many of Madagascar’s endemic plants and animals are threatened with extinction. FJKM is responding to these needs by helping people grow fruits and vegetables to improve their nutrition and get out of poverty. The FVEE has established a fruit center to help promote fruit growing, especially many of the world’s best varieties of grafted mangos, on a national scale.

Our special offering will go towards meeting these needs:

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  1. Completing the water system for the FJKM Mahatsinjo Fruit Tree Center.  While the gravity-fed system was successfully completed this February, we still need to cement in the 2 open water reservoirs that are located on the property.  These reservoirs will serve as backup sources of water when the dry season is at its peak.  The estimated cost is $5000 which includes materials, labor and supervision.
  2. Planting 50-tree tangerine orchard.  This will serve as an example of how local people can increase their income from growing tangerines.  Cost: $1 500.

The Mission Committee has pledged $2,500 from our Mission Endowment to help these efforts, and invites the congregation to consider support financially and through prayers.

The Turks will be here in worship on Sunday, June 10, and will be available to discuss their work throughout the morning at a display table in the Wallace Foyer. If you are unable to give on June 10, you can make a gift online anytime. 

For more information, contact Mission Committee chairperson Beth Cummings.

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FREE MEDIA WORKSHOPS!
Jun
23
to Jun 24

FREE MEDIA WORKSHOPS!

Let’s use our smartphones or digital cameras to record video action!

Led by a professional photography team, the goal is to get an FPCA Media Team trained this summer. The team will help enhance our church’s communication of its mission through our webpage, social media and other avenues.

  • June 23: FREE WORKSHOP (1-3 PM on Saturday)
  • June 24: FREE WORKSHOP (12:30-2:00 PM on Sunday)
  • June 25-28: FILMING OPPORTUNITIES and 1-1 TUTORING. This is VBS/ Market Place Week so we can catch some of the action in that program. After Market Place we will go out to lunch downtown and have a time to discuss/practice, too. Approximately 12:30-2:30 PM. Youth who do not volunteer with Market Place are also invited to participate in the media team.
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Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America
Jun
17
7:00 PM19:00

Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America

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(First floor, Room 112)
Joanne Lazar and Amy Moore, representatives from the local Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense, will lead an informational program of how we can get involved in the movement to end gun violence. We welcome members of FPCA and other congregations to this important opportunity. For more information, contact Debbie Duncan or Michael Poulos.
 

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We are planning another hike!
Jun
16
8:00 AM08:00

We are planning another hike!

Please join us Saturday, June 16th on the NC Arboretum trail (roughly 3.5 miles, rated "easy / moderate").

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The Arboretum does not require an entrance fee, but they do charge for parking.  If you do not have a parking pass, please let me know and we will arrange carpooling.

Let's meet at 8AM at the lower parking lot just beyond the Arboretum gate house to the left. Any questions please contact Matt Huff at 720 480 8051.

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Creation Care Meeting
Jun
3
12:30 PM12:30

Creation Care Meeting

Creation Care Team meeting on June 3  

If you participated in the Creation Care Fair on April 29 or just want to know more about what the Creation Care Team does at our church, please come to the Conference Room after the late service (12:30pm). We will evaluate the Creation Care Fair, plan follow-up activities, and think about Faith Development classes.  Contact Jane Laping with questions.
 

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Wear Orange: National Gun Violence Awareness
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Wear Orange: National Gun Violence Awareness

 https://wearorange.org/

https://wearorange.org/

The local chapters of Moms Demand Action (MDA) and Students Demand Action (SDA) for Gun Sense in America are hosting two upcoming events.

  • Wear Orange Scavenger Hunt  (Friday June 1st, 5:30-7:30 PM * The Block, 39 S Market St, is the starting place; hunt happens around Downtown.) 
  • National "Wear Orange Day"  (Saturday, June 2  - Noon to 4:30 PM at Highland Brewery) Family fun day with Human Foosball Tournament, benefiting Students Demand Action Avl and local victims of gun violence.

The Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Asheville will kick off Wear Orange weekend which happens annually in recognition of National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 2nd. Asheville chapters of MDA & SDA are bringing awareness to this important cause with civic activities and family friendly events to honor victims, educate, lead the call for action; we as a country must do more to reduce gun violence. 

For more information, contact Debbie Duncan or Michael Poulos

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Organ Favorites for Summer
May
30
7:30 PM19:30

Organ Favorites for Summer

Wednesday, May 30th at 7:30 pm
Anderson Auditorium - Montreat Conference Center

Music of Bach, Rutter, Billy Strayhorn, John Cook, Bartok, Dubois, Arthur Sullivan, and more!

Eric Wall - Austin Presbyterian Seminary & Montreat Conference Center|
Jeff Jones - Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Asheville
Jeremy Roberts - First Presbyterian Church of Asheville

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FPCA Group Hiking Opportunity
May
26
8:00 AM08:00

FPCA Group Hiking Opportunity

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Calling all hikers!  If you are interested in a low key, easy hike we would like you to join us on Saturday, May 26th at 8AM at DuPont State Park for the Waterfall Tour Hike (roughly 3 miles, rated easy / moderate) 
Please meet us at the DuPont State Recreational Forest Visitors Center 89 Buck Forest Rd, Cedar Mountain, NC 28718.  No need to register - just show up Saturday, May 26th at 8AM.  

Any questions please contact Matt Huff at 720-480-8051.  Based on response, we will plan to have more hikes in the future. 

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The Healthy Pastors, Healthy Congregations Initiative
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

The Healthy Pastors, Healthy Congregations Initiative

In an effort to “Help ministers and congregations work together for financial sustainability, education and resources,”  the PC (USA) Board of Pensions has launched a pilot program of awareness and education in North Carolina presbyteries.  The FPCA Session and our two installed pastors have committed to active participation.  All interested members are invited, and encouraged, to register now to attend the two educational seminars to be conducted on consecutive Thursday evenings, May 17 and 24. 
 
Starting each evening promptly at 6 PM the training will be held in Room 213 at the church with light refreshments available before and during the seminars.  Topics to be addressed by the Board of Pensions guest speakers will include:  

  • A Theology of Benefits
  • Financial Realities of Pastors
  • Church Budgeting and A Culture of Generosity.

Please register to attend using the form below (or call the church office) and plan to be an active participant at these important awareness and educational discussions. 

 

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GODLY PLAY
May
21
to May 28

GODLY PLAY

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Thank you for the generous congregational support of our new Godly Play curriculum for pre-school through elementary age children.  We have almost completed the sponsorship of all three rooms of story sets.  

We are wrapping up this initial effort; if you selected a story sheet from the atrium that you would still like to purchase, we would appreciate your contribution by June 4 (contribute online here).  

We hope you will consider joining a ministry team of storytellers and room hosts, Godly Play training will take place this summer.  Email Nancy or call the church office to let us know if you are interested.
 

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Annual Church Picnic: NEW LOCATION at Lake Julian off Hendersonville Rd.
May
20
12:30 PM12:30

Annual Church Picnic: NEW LOCATION at Lake Julian off Hendersonville Rd.

Everyone is invited to come together after worship and share a picnic lunch with games and activities for all ages!

(Look for signs on Hendersonville Rd. Lunch served under Shelter #6)

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Please come share a picnic together on Sunday, May 20 following the 11a.m. worship service! Enjoy the beauty of outdoors; sit at picnic tables & enjoy the company of friends, old and new; bring your favorite yard games, throw the Frisbee and much more! Handicapped access at the shelter and restrooms.


Potluck Side if you can bring something to share: If your last name begins A-P please bring a side dish. If your last name begins Q-Z, please bring a dessert.
 

In case of rain, we will picnic in the Fellowship Hall.

GREENING TIPS:  Disposable plates and utensils will be available for anyone who needs them, but if you are able to bring the dishes/utensils that your household needs to use, it cuts down the waste we produce.
 

 

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