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Annual Church Picnic in Montreat
May
19
12:30 PM12:30

Annual Church Picnic in Montreat

Lower Level Moore Building & Moore field and the Back Patio on Flat Creek (Just Below Lake Susan)

All ages encouraged to come out for the FUN!!!

Experience the beauty of Flat Creek; sit & enjoy the company of friends, old and new; play corn hole, Frisbee, bring your favorite yard game to play on Moore Field!

Main Dish Provided plus baked beans and slaw
Bring a Generous Portion of a Potluck Side

  • If your last name begins A-P, bring a side dish

  • If your last name begins Q-Z, bring a dessert

    You are invited to dress casually for worship

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 will cut down on the waste that we produce. You are encouraged to use local ingredients when possible.

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Mother’s Day Offering to benefit the Child Care Center
May
12
8:45 AM08:45

Mother’s Day Offering to benefit the Child Care Center

Special Offering at both 8:45 & 11:00 a.m. worship

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As has been our tradition at First Presbyterian, we dedicate the offering on Mother’s Day to the Child Care Center in honor and memory of our mothers. Last year the offering was specifically designated to the development and construction of the new play space on Church Street. Over the last twelve months a task force made up of representatives from the Property Committee, Christian Education Committee and the Child Care Center has been working on the design and details of the new play space. The overall concept for this play space is to keep the area as natural as possible while also providing appropriate outdoor play activities for children. The task force has been advised by the Natural Learning Initiative of NC State.

The playground is estimated to cost approximately $20,000 of which about $10,000 has been donated by members of the church and the Reinhardt family in memory of Rebecca Reinhardt whose two children attended the Child Care Center and who served on the board of the center for five years.

The plans for the new playground have been drawn, and the next step is to secure city permits in order to begin implementation of the design. As soon as the permits have been secured and contractors identified, work will begin on the playground. With donations from the Mother’s Day offering and other gifts, we look forward to seeing children enjoying this special space later this year.

Thank you for your support of this vital ministry which serves children and young families in our community.

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The Creation Care Fair: Activities & Classes
Apr
28
9:45 AM09:45

The Creation Care Fair: Activities & Classes

9:45 a.m.  Adult Class Solar Power: A Faithful Response for Church and Home (Room 112)
Bill Maloney from St. Eugene’s Catholic Church will talk about solar power for your home and our church. Before Bill launched a campaign to put 100 solar panels on St. Eugene’s roof, he put solar on his own roof so he would know that it worked! Learn what is involved, how it works, and questions to ask about it for your home and our church.

9:45 a.m.  All are welcome– especially K-5th and their families!  (Fellowship Hall)
We will be making God’s creatures to hang on a mountain landscape mural, learning about the power of the sun and the wind through various activities, and measuring the amount of energy required to light different bulbs.  Exhibits will be set up in and outside the Wallace Foyer about composting, recycling, energy efficiency & solar energy.  We will also have a model ‘Tiny House’ with the Beloved Community Tiny House Village.  And…an electric car will be in the circular driveway for you to experience!

Walking the Path: 5:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m.
Labyrinth walk at 4:15, at the Sacred Garden/Labyrinth of First Baptist Church
The Creation Care Alliance Earth Day Vigil is a celebration of God’s wondrous creation, and a call to action to care for it during a time when it is in peril. The theme is “Walking the Path” and will include interactive and contemplative practices, music, poetry and stories from a variety of faith traditions. People of all faiths are welcome.

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Special Offering: One Great Hour of Sharing
Apr
21
8:00 AM08:00

Special Offering: One Great Hour of Sharing

Since 1949, Presbyterians have joined with millions of other Christians through the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering. Through this major offering: the refugee and the stranger have found food and safe shelter; those stunned by the aftermath of disasters have found relief and help rebuilding; and communities seeking to take control of their future have found partners in development.

Presbyterians' gifts support the work of The Presbyterian Committee for the Self-Development of People, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, and the Presbyterian Hunger Program. The hundreds of millions of dollars Presbyterians have given over the last half century have enabled a powerful witness to the love of the One who came that all might have life more abundantly.

Children’s One Great Hour of Sharing— bring your FISH COIN BANKS to church!

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Take a Fish Bank home to collect money in during Lent. Bring filled bank with coins on Easter morning as we join millions of other Christians through the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering to share God’s love with people experiencing need. Consider putting in a few coins daily each time you brush your teeth, or eat a snack. Your gifts may help a community buy fish nets, farming tools, supply a village with clean water or help in other ways to provide assistance during times of disaster, helping refugees or with resettlement or community development.

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Donkey Walk on Palm Sunday
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Donkey Walk on Palm Sunday

Dear Families,
Come join us for our Palm Sunday Walk with friends from Central United Methodist Church and Trinity Episcopal Church.

We will gather in Room 106 in the children's hall at 9:45 to get our Palms. Then we will walk across the street to follow the donkey to Prichard Park. We will have a brief service in the park before walking back to church. We return to room 106 to receive instructions about the palm procession into worship during the 11: a.m. service.

If you aren't able to come to the Donkey Walk, come to Room 106 at 10:45 to receive palms and instructions for the palm procession into worship during the 11 a.m. service.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Looking forward to seeing you this Sunday,
Kathryn

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Christmas Eve Worship Services
Dec
24
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas Eve Worship Services

* 5:00 p.m.  Family Worship with Candlelight

All are invited for this intergenerational worship.  All children who attend are invited to participate in part of the service.  The Passing of the Christmas light at the conclusion of the service reminds us to share Christ, the light of the world.

Homeless Ministries Offering  (at 5:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.)

The congregation is invited to bring an offering of  money to support our outreach ministries serving those experiencing homelessness: Saturday Sanctuary, Room in the Inn, and Pritchard Park Breakfasts. We will also receive hats, gloves, socks and sleeping bags to give to those in most need.   

9:00 p.m. Special Prelude Music

Special music provided by the Adult Chancel Choir and a variety of music offerings

9:30 p.m. Worship Service with Communion

The Christmas story, from prophecy to nativity, is shared in scripture and song, followed by Communion.  Candle light is passed to remind us to share Christ, the light of the world.

* indicates childcare is provided

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Sunday Worship Service of Advent Music
Dec
16
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Worship Service of Advent Music

My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord! 

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Join us on Sunday, December 16 at 11:00 a.m. for a special service of Advent Music. The Choirs of First Presbyterian Church, Chamber Orchestra, and Organist & Director of Music, Jeremy Roberts, will all join forces to lead a festival worship service with music and readings based around the Magnificat.

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Moravian Love Feast Dinner & Worship
Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

Moravian Love Feast Dinner & Worship

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Dinner is served in Gardner Fellowship Hall at 5:30 and followed by a youth-led interactive worship service in the Sanctuary at 6:30. This Moravian tradition is a meaningful experience for adults and children alike. This is a unique worship experience of song & prayer, candles & coffee, and of course sweet Moravian cookies! Worship begins with a prelude by our youth band, and is led by our youth with assistance from both of our Children’s Choirs.

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Advent Celebration and Loaves & Fishes
Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

Advent Celebration and Loaves & Fishes

Loaves & Fishes Alternative Gifts Fair (9 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.)

Advent Celebration (9:45-10:45 a.m.) 

Come enjoy brunch refreshments as we begin to observe the Advent Season.

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  • Shop the Loaves & Fishes alternative gift tables

  • Make & Sign Christmas Cards to send FPCA homebound members  

  • Receive a Godly Play at Home Advent Story Set to enter into the wonder and mystery of experiencing the season. 

  • Advent Wreath base & candles for purchase, supply your own greens at home

  • Make Christmas ornaments

  • Help Decorate the Saturday Sanctuary Tree & Giving Tree

  • Create an advent chain

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SPECIAL OFFERING: Thanksgiving Offering
Nov
18
8:45 AM08:45

SPECIAL OFFERING: Thanksgiving Offering

Sunday, November 18 (8:45 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. services)

On November 18 we will receive our annual special offering to benefit the ministry of the Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families. The Thanksgiving Offering helps meet the $1 million annual Every Day Fund goal that supplies the daily needs of the youth ranging from socks and shampoo to gasoline and electricity.

For more information about this important ministry, contact executive director Tom Campbell (828.686.3451) for a visit.

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FALL FESTIVAL at FPCA!
Oct
28
4:30 PM16:30

FALL FESTIVAL at FPCA!

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Sunday, October 28
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Party & Games 4:30 – 5:45

Dinner & Costume Pageant 5:45 – 6:30

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Wear a Costume!

Ground Floor Wallace Foyer, Gardner Fellowship Hall & Community Room

Volunteers Needed to Join the FUN!

  • Donate Candy, Run a Game, Give out Prizes

  • Help Serve Dinner

  • Be an Admiring Audience for the Costume Pageant

Dinner catered by Luella’s Barbeque $5 per adult

RSVP helpful – but come either way!

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Serve Breakfast in Pritchard Park
Sep
23
8:15 AM08:15

Serve Breakfast in Pritchard Park

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Anyone who would like to help serve our downtown neighbors is invited to meet in the FPCA kitchen at 8:15 a.m. We need you to bring soft fruit, (grapes, bananas), orange juice, and/or hard boiled eggs to share. We will walk over to the park around 8:45 a.m., returning by 9:45 in time for the Congregation-wide Forum faith development class.


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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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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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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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Mother's Day Offering for the Child Care Center
May
13
8:45 AM08:45

Mother's Day Offering for the Child Care Center

Since 1967, the mission of the Child Care Center has been to provide children with the highest quality of early childhood education and guidance in a loving, nurturing environment with committed, competent and caring staff. 

This year the offering will be used to support the completion of a new, natural play space on the Church Street side of our building in memory of Rebecca Reinhardt. The playspace design, which is by the Natural Learning Initiative of NC State, is also available to see in the Wallace Foyer and will be in the bulletin on Mother's Day. Through our generous contributions we can complete this playspace, which will be used by both church and Child Care Center children.

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If you are not able to make an offering on Mother’s Day, checks payable to FPCA (earmarked for the Child Care Center) can be mailed to the office or you can make a gift online anytime. 

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Youth, Cherub & Chorister Choir Supper & Celebration!
May
9
5:30 PM17:30

Youth, Cherub & Chorister Choir Supper & Celebration!

The entire FPCA family is invited to an end of the year celebration for our choirs on Wednesday, May 9th. We will gather in the Fellowship Hall for dinner at 5:30. Then at 6:30 we’ll move to the sanctuary, where both choirs will perform a program highlighting the music they have learned this year. And who knows, you may be invited to join in the music making too!
 

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Copy of Creation Care Fair: Schedule Update
Apr
29
9:45 AM09:45

Copy of Creation Care Fair: Schedule Update

This fair is a multigenerational event designed to educate and entertain people of all ages
about reducing waste and moving toward zero waste.

9:45 a.m. Sunday School classes for pre-K through fifth grade will not meet as usual.

Instead children and their parent(s)/grandparent(s) are invited to the Fellowship Hall where children will make and add creatures to a mural of God’s creation, participate in a recycling relay, make new candles from old, mix-up a non-toxic cleaner, create a poster of recyclable and compostable items, tie-dye coffee filters and visit the Recycling Education Vehicle outside.

Adults and parents who aren’t having fun with children are invited to Cam Murchison’s presentation, “The Fire This Time: Biblical and Theological Grounding for Responding to Climate Disruption,” in Room 213.
Exhibits for additional information will be set up in the Wallace Foyer. Sundance Solar will have staff ready to talk about solar installations and rebates for the church and residences. Asheville Greenworks will provide information on recycling and composting, and the Creation Care Team will offer ways to get involved.

After a light lunch, two workshops will discuss practical ways to moving toward zero waste. Dargan Gilmore from Raleigh will speak about how families can reduce waste at home and have fun doing it. Beatrice Nathan from Cool Communities will expand that discussion to include reducing energy and water use, driving and food consumption from a workbook titled, “Low Carbon Diet.” Another option is Asheville GreenWorks’ Christine Brown’s workshop that will cover reducing waste by home recycling and home composting.

As Christians, we have a responsibility to take care of the earth that God has entrusted to us. Join the Creation Care Team on April 29 to learn and practice basic ways of being good stewards. Contact Jane Laping 828-277-7342 for more information. To share your interest with Creation Care, complete this quick survey.

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Mother- Child Retreat Volunteer Opportunities
Apr
9
to Apr 10

Mother- Child Retreat Volunteer Opportunities

First Presbyterian Church Asheville is partnering again this Spring with Ministry of Hope the Chaplain’s Program at Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women to Host a Mother-Child Retreat Monday, April 9 & Tuesday, April 10.  

Swannanoa is a minimum security state operated facility.  A small group of about 10 incarcerated women will be invited to spend two days and one night with their children ages 2- 11 at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain.  FPCA will provide host site volunteers for those 2 days including providing 4 meals and snacks. The children will meet their mother’s on Monday morning April 9 spend the night, and return to their caregivers home on Tuesday afternoon April 10.

It has been recognized that children need quality, supervised time with their mother, especially while she is incarcerated and cannot see them regularly.  Children face tremendous loss and sadness over their separation, and young children often have a lot of fear about what is happening to their mother.  Mother’s also benefit and gain skills in interaction with their children before time for their release.  FPCA has taken on this important ministry, with a long tradition of area churches hosting the retreat.

Offsite Volunteers: Donations of snack food or monetary gifts for children’s goodbye bags

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2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
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Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
Questions?  Contact Nancy McNeill 828-253-1431 ext. 126; nmcneill@fpcasheville.org  
 

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Children's Ministry: Godly Play
Mar
18
to Apr 8

Children's Ministry: Godly Play

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Godly Play is a Montessori-based Christian method that uniquely honors each child’s spiritual journey, based on the recognition that children have an innate sense of the presence of God.  The Godly Play method offers room for silence and contemplation while a simple Bible story is told. It includes a series of open-ended wondering questions to invite children into experiencing the story and creative opportunities for multi-sensory activities.  

Read our Detailed Brochure

How can you help? 

  • Purchase a story set in honor or memory of a loved one. See the display in the Powell Atrium on the 1st floor for specific information.
  • Make a general donation to support the on-going costs of the program.
  • Volunteer to help organize and set up the rooms.
  • Participate in Godly Play training and join a ministry team of storytellers or room hosts. 
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Family Activities During Lent & Easter
Mar
4
to Apr 1

Family Activities During Lent & Easter

Invitation to Godly Play

Godly Play is a Montessori-based curriculum that shares the stories of our faith in a way that recognizes the unique sense of the presence of God that each of us already have -- whether 3 or 93.  There is room for silence and contemplation while the simple story is told and includes a series of open-ended questions intended to enhance creative interaction with the story and opportunity for experiential response.                                   

  • March 4  - Parents are invited to experience Godly Play during Faith Development.
  • March 11 – Congregation wide initiative- “Sponsor a Story” - help offset the start-up cost of new curriculum. 

Following Jesus Through Holy Week & Easter!   

During the month of March Bible Journeys K-5th grade will learn about events in Jesus life during Holy Week and take home activities for families to observe during Holy Week and Easter. 

Take a Fish Bank for One Great Hour of Sharing Offering
Fill Bank with coins! Put in a few coins daily in your fish bank each time you brush your teeth, or eat a snack.  Your gifts may help a community buy fish nets, farming tools, supply a village with clean water or help in other ways to provide assistance during times of disaster, helping refugees or with resettlement or community development.  
Bring filled fish bank with coins on Easter morning as we share God’s love with people experiencing need.

PALM SUNDAY March 25 - Donkey Walk & Palm Procession 9:45am                                

  • Nursery & Pre-school age & Parents Meet on 1st Floor Children’s Hall
  • K-1st Meet in Choir Room;
  • 2nd-5th Graders Room 104

Join us along with Central United Methodist and Trinity Episcopal as we follow the donkey for a walk to Pritchard Park & back to re-enact Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem as we wave palms & shout our Hosannas!   K-5th Grade Chorister Choir sings at the Donkey Walk & in Worship.  Palm procession into 11am worship service following donkey walk, all ages! Line up on Children’s Hall  

EASTER EGG HUNT  Saturday  March 31 10:00am  
Egg Hunt and FUN for children birth -5th grade!  Meet on the Children’s Hall at 10am for refreshments & crafts.  Separate hunt for younger and older children. Egg hunt will be outside weather permitting!


Easter Brunch  Sunday April 1   Fellowship Hall  9:45am
Bring your family and friends and a Potluck dish to share.  Easter crafts for kids
 

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 Moravian Love Feast
Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

Moravian Love Feast

December 13
Dinner served 5:30-6:15pm
Fellowship Hall (No RSVP needed)

Join us following dinner for a unique worship experience of song & prayer,  candles & coffee, and of course sweet Moravian cookies! Worship begins with a prelude by our youth band, and is led by our youth with assistance from both of our Children’s Choirs.
 

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DONATIONS for Love Asheville 2017!
Oct
24
8:00 AM08:00

DONATIONS for Love Asheville 2017!

FPCA CONGREGATION-WIDE DAY OF MISSION
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29

Thanks to all who have signed up to participate in Love Asheville on October 29! We have over 100 participants in the morning and 70 in the afternoon, spread out over a variety of mission opportunities. Many of our groups are at capacity which is awesome! If you have not signed up but want to participate, contact us about available spots.

Registered participants should receive an email with important details about your mission group, along with contact info for your team leader. Team leaders will contact you if further information is needed.

Beginning this Sunday 10/22, we are inviting the entire congregation to consider these additional ways to participate. Donations of goods can be brought to the Wallace Foyer - simply label what your donations are!
 

  • Make a donation to support our CROP Walk team. We are receiving checks payable to FPC-A / earmarked for CROP. Cash donations will be received at the Love Asheville table in the Wallace Foyer.  In addition to local funding for MANNA Food Bank, Loving Food Resources & ABCCM, CROP Hunger Walks help with international relief efforts providing food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs. 
     
  • We are collecting new and gently used men’s and women’s athletic shoes and boots, and new tube socks for the shoe pantry at the Church of the Advocate.
     
  • We are collecting paper towels, toilet paper, all purpose cleaner, dish washing soap, clothes detergent, garbage bags, and toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap) for Homeward Bound’s Welcome Home Donation Center.
     
  • For our Mission Fair we are collecting these Care Kit items to share with neighbors who may experience homelessness: toothbrush, travel size toothpaste, lip balm/chapstick, deodorant, combs, wash cloths, socks (adult & children), hot hands/hot feet, soft granola bars, peanut butter crackers.

Thank you for your willingness to share yourself in ministry on October 29! Remember, we will gather for worship in the sanctuary at 4:30 PM to celebrate the love we have shared throughout the day. Don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions.

Beth Cummings, Mission Committee Chair (828-777-3243), Associate Pastor Michael Poulos (mpoulos@fpcasheville.org).

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Annual Retreat at Montreat: Fitting it all together.....
Oct
6
to Oct 8

Annual Retreat at Montreat: Fitting it all together.....

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL RETREAT OCT. 6, 7, 8

PIECES OF THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE; FITTING IT ALL TOGETHER!

We will spend some time at the retreat getting to know ourselves and each other better, getting in touch with who we are as the people of God in this place and time. What’s our story? Where has God been at work in the past through this church, and where is God working now? What gifts has God given us that we can use to serve one another and our community? 

For the Schedule, Check In information & What to bring- CLICK HERE!

 contact Nancy McNeill with questions. 

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Advent Carol Service: led by Choirs of FPCA!!!
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Advent Carol Service: led by Choirs of FPCA!!!

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Worship & the Arts Conference

Worship & the Arts Conference

Join us at Montreat Conference Center for Advent in September!
 
As a feature of the Montreat Worship & the Arts Conference, the Choirs of First Presbyterian Church of Asheville will lead an Advent Carol Service in Anderson Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 27th.
 


The service aims to capture something of the Advent longing and hope characteristic of the season.  It features anthems and hymns by composers both ancient and modern.  The service is structured around the great Advent Antiphons, known as the Great “Os”.  These were sung originally as responses to the Magnificat at the Evening Office of Vespers from the 17th to the 23rd of December.  Readings from scripture, anthems, and congregational hymns reflect on the theme of Christ who comes to judge and save his people.
 
The public is cordially invited to take part in this unique and beautiful service.

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