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An Evening of Hope: Prison Ministry in Our Own Backyard
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening of Hope: Prison Ministry in Our Own Backyard

Join us for an evening of personal story telling from two women living at the Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women along with the Ministry of Hope chaplains Carol Dalton and Shannon Spencer. This is a unique opportunity to hear firsthand from incarcerated women about their experiences in our criminal justice system along with the development of their faith journeys while in prison.

Enjoy the SCCW Voices of Hope choir and witness firsthand the prison ministry in which we are involved. And, come learn how you can make a difference in the lives of these women who live right down the road from our church. There will be time following the presentation for informal conversation over coffee and dessert in the fellowship hall.

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March Calendar (Holy Week March 25-April 1)
Mar
1
to Mar 31

March Calendar (Holy Week March 25-April 1)

Thursday, March 1
10:00 a.m. Prayer & Support Group, Conference Room

Friday, March 2
11:00 a.m. Pisgah Legal Luncheon, Fellowship Hall

Monday, March 5
10:30 a.m. PW Bible Study, Room 112

Tuesday, March 6
5:30 p.m. Session, Room 213

Wednesday, March 7
12:15 p.m. "Be Still" Prayer & Meditation for Lent, Sanctuary

Thursday, March 8
12:30 p.m. Church Communicators Group, Room 112
6:30 p.m. Women’s Dinner Out, Tupelo Honey S (ASK NANCY)

Sunday, March 11
12:15 p.m. Pancake Breakfast Youth Ministry Fundraiser, Fellowship Hall
12:30 p.m. Bus Drivers meeting, Conference Room

Monday, March 12
9:30 a.m. Marketplace Coordinators, Room 112

Tuesday, March 13
5:00 p.m. Saturday Sanctuary Team, Conference Room

Wednesday, March 14  
12:15 p.m. "Be Still" Prayer & Meditation for Lent, Sanctuary

Thursday, March 15
6:00 p.m. New Member Dinner, Room 112 (ASK PAT HARR)

Sunday, March 18  Room In the Inn begins (SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER)

Tuesday, March 20  Room In the Inn
5:30 p.m. Shared Ministry Night
6:00 p.m. Deacon Meeting, Room 213

Wednesday, March 21  Room In the Inn
12:15 p.m. "Be Still" Prayer & Meditation, Chapel

Thursday, March 22  Room In the Inn
10:30 a.m. Women’s Studies: Chapel of the Prodigal, Montreat

Sunday, March 25  HOLY WEEK  Palm/Passion Sunday
10:00 a.m. Join families on Children's Hall for the Donkey Walk, process with palms into the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service

Monday, March 26  HOLY WEEK
10:00 a.m. The Writer in You, Marguerite Morgan Room (ASK CAROL)
4:00 p.m. Room In The Inn Steering Committee, Conference Room

Wednesday, March 28  HOLY WEEK
12:15 p.m. "Be Still" Prayer & Meditation, Sanctuary

Thursday, March 29  HOLY WEEK  Maundy Thursday
5:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday Feast, Fellowship Hall

Friday, March 30  HOLY WEEK  Good Friday
7:00 p.m. Good Friday Worship Service

Saturday, March 31  HOLY WEEK
10:00 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt-- Families meet on Children's Hall

Sunday, April 1  Resurrection of the Lord/ Easter
8:45 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary
9:45 a.m. Easter Potluck Brunch, Fellowship Hall
11:00 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary

Monday, April 2
Church Office Closed

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Support for Families with Memory Loss
Jan
28
12:30 PM12:30

Support for Families with Memory Loss

A group offering support for those who have loved ones with memory loss will meet in Room 112 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  Those attending are invited to bring a lunch or snack, or pick up coffee after church and come to the meeting.  Earl Thompson and Marge Marsh will convene the gathering.
People wanting to participate along with their loved ones with memory loss should contact Marge and Earl to let them know of their intention, so companions for those with memory loss can be arranged
 

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Grief Support Group
Jan
10
to Feb 8

Grief Support Group

Are you, or is someone you know, interested in participating in a grief group co-hosted by First Presbyterian and a hospice grief counselor? This group is not intended to be group therapy or a time centered on personal sharing, but rather an opportunity for using writing, art, and music, as well as prayer and scripture, to support the grieving process.

We are planning to meet for six weeks this spring. Please contact Rebecca Gurney if you are interested or if you know someone who might be. 

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Saturday Sanctuary
Dec
13
to Jan 27

Saturday Sanctuary

Saturday Sanctuary: 
A welcoming all-inclusive community of neighbors
A neighborhood witnessing to God's reign,
 equally sharing and receiving the boundary breaking love of Christ in the heart of Asheville.

As a downtown church we have the mandate (Matthew 25:34-40) and privilege to share the boundary breaking love of Christ with everyone in our neighborhood!

Through March, we open our Fellowship Hall on Saturdays (9-4pm) and offer a warm facility, serve a healthy lunch, enjoy movies & popcorn, provide board games & prayer cards- all aimed at creating a safe place to be in community with our downtown neighbors. 

Sign up to volunteer here.
A Volunteer Manual is online here.
Questions? Email to: satsanctuary@gmail.com

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Groups for Families with Memory Loss
Dec
10
12:30 PM12:30

Groups for Families with Memory Loss

A group offering support for those who have loved ones with memory loss will meet after 11 worship Sunday, December 10.  The support group will meet in Room 112 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Those attending are invited to bring a lunch or snack, or pick up coffee after church and come to the meeting.  

Earl Thompson and Marge Marsh will convene the gathering.  People wanting to participate along with their loved ones with memory loss should contact Marge and Earl to let them know of their intention, so companions for those with memory loss can be arranged. 
 

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Groups for Families Experiencing Memory Loss
Nov
12
12:30 PM12:30

Groups for Families Experiencing Memory Loss

Sunday, November 12, a group offering support for families who have loved ones with memory loss will meet in Room 112 (12:30 - 1:30 p.m.)  Those attending are invited to bring a lunch or snack, or pick up coffee after church and come to the meeting.  People wanting to participate along with their loved ones with memory loss should contact Marge and Earl at 285-2326 to let them know of their intention, so companions for those with memory loss can be arranged.

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November Calendar
Nov
1
to Nov 30

November Calendar

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Thursday, November 2
10:00 a.m. Prayer & Support Group, Conference Room
6:00 p.m. The Stand performance, Sanctuary

Sunday, November 5
12:30 p.m. Creation Care meeting, Conference Room

Monday, November 6
10:30 a.m. PW Bible Study

Tuesday, November 7
3:00 p.m. Kitchen Summit, Conference Room
5:30 p.m. Session, Room 213

Wednesday, November 8
5:00 p.m. Faith Development Committee, Room 112
5:00 Sanctuary Renovation Team, Conference Room

Thursday, November 9
6:30 p.m.  Women’s Dinner Out, Tupelo Honey South
7:00 p.m. Beneath the Veneer Doc & Discussion, Sanctuary

Friday, November 10
Middle School Presbytery Youth Conference

Sunday, November 12
12:30 p.m. Memory Loss Support Group, Room 112

Tuesday, November 14
5:00 p.m. Saturday Sanctuary Ministry Team, Conference Room

Wednesday, November 15
5:30 p.m. Personnel Committee, Marguerite Morgan Room
5:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Supper
6:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Worship Service, Sanctuary

Thursday, November 16
10:30 a.m. Women's Studies: Rafael Guastavino
4:00 p.m. Finance Committee, Conference Room

Sunday, November 19
3:00 p.m. Reuter Singers, Sanctuary
4:30 p.m. Reception, Fellowship Hall

Thursday, November 23, Friday, November 24: Church Office Closed

Sunday, November 26 First Sunday of Advent
4:30 p.m. Moravian Band Practice, No Youth Group

Monday, November 27
10:00 a.m. The Writer in You, Marguerite Morgan Room
4:00 p.m. Room In The Inn Steering Committee, Conference Room
4:00 p.m. Worship Committee, Library

Wednesday, November 29
5:30 p.m. Advent Celebration Supper & Crafts!

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October Calendar
Sep
29
to Oct 31

October Calendar

Sunday, October 1
2:00 p.m. Benefit Concert for PDA, Sanctuary
4:30 p.m. Youth Choir
5:15 p.m. Youth Group

Monday, October 2
10:30 a.m. PW Bible Study, Room 112
5:00 p.m. Just Economics Workshop, Fellowship Hall

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Wednesday, October 4
10:00 a.m. Presbytery Missionary Speaker, Fellowship Hall

Thursday, October 5
10:00 a.m. Prayer and Support Group, Conference Room

Friday, October 6-Sunday October 8  
Annual Retreat at Montreat
8:45 a.m. Worship in Chapel at FPCA
11:00 a.m. Worship at Montreat

Monday, October 9
2:00 p.m. Property Committee, Conference Room
5:00 p.m. Just Economics Workshop, Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, October 10
5:30 p.m. Session meeting, Room 213

Thursday, October 12
6:30 p.m. Women’s Dinner Out, Tupelo Honey South

Saturday, October 14
9:30 a.m. NC Presbyterian Historical Society meeting, Concord, NC

Tuesday, October  17
2:00 p.m. API Meeting, Room 213
2:00 p.m. Property Committee, Conference Room
5:00 p.m. Mission Committee, Room 112
6:00 p.m. Deacon Meeting, Room 213

Wednesday, October 18
5:30 p.m. Personnel Committee, Marguerite Morgan Room

Thursday, October 19
11:30 a.m. Ride the bus to 12 Baskets Café
4:00 p.m. Finance Committee, Conference Room

Friday, October 20
11:30 a.m. API Meeting, Room 213
7:30 p.m. “In Thanks for Mentors” Organ Recital, Sanctuary

Sunday, October 22  
Stewardship Celebration Sunday
12:15 p.m. Luncheon for all in the Fellowship Hall

Monday, October 23
10:00 a.m. The Writer in You, Marguerite Morgan Room
4:00 p.m. RITI Steering Committee, Conference Room
4:00 p.m. Worship committee, Library
5:00 p.m. Just Economics Workshop, Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, October 24  Presbytery Meeting at FPCA
9:30 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary

Thursday, October 26
10:30 a.m. Women’s Studies, home of Lucy Keil

Sunday, October 29 LOVE ASHEVILLE MISSION SUNDAY
4:30 p.m. Mission Day Worship Service, Sanctuary
 

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July Calendar
Jul
1
to Jul 31

July Calendar

Tuesday, July 4  Independence Day: Church Office Closed

Thursday, July 6
Middle School Youth go to Massanetta Middle School Youth Conference through July 9
10:00 a.m. Prayer and Support Group, Conference Room

Sunday, July 9
2:00 p.m. "Blowin' in the Winds" Trio for flute, oboe, and piano, Sanctuary

Thursday, July 13
6:30 p.m. Women's Dinner Out at Tupelo Honey South

Friday, July 14
7:05 p.m. FPCA at Tourist Baseball Game!

Wednesday, July 19-26  Guatemala Mission Trip

Wednesday, July 19
5:30 p.m. Personnel Committee Meeting, Marguerite Morgan Room

Monday, July 24
4:00 p.m. Room In the Inn Steering Committee, Conference Room

Thursday, July 27
1:00 p.m. Women's Studies Planning meeting, Fellowship Hall

Saturday, July 29
Presbytery meeting at  FPC Marion NC

Sunday, July 30
8:30 a.m. Pritchard Park Breakfast

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Social Witness Opportunities
Feb
7
to Feb 11

Social Witness Opportunities

Peace Vigil to support Asheville Muslim friends & community
Tuesday, February 7 (7:00 PM) Pack Square  

This event is open to everyone and will have speakers of many faiths. The goal is to express to our Muslim friends and community that they are welcome here. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Claiming the Beloved Community: A Conversation with CUC  
Tuesday, February 7 (6:30-8:00 PM) WNC Baptist Fellowship Church

Please join with the Christians For A United Community (CUC) Family for an evening of deep and intentional listening-to each other, and to the Spirit of God. Please bring a dessert to share-dinner will not be served. Christians For A United Community (CUC) is an interdenominational, multi-ethnic organization of churches whose mission is to help our churches and community unite to dismantle the root causes of racism and disparity.

Moral March on Raleigh  Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKONJ) People’s Assembly
Saturday, February 11 (8:30 AM - noon)  Shaw University, Raleigh

The Moral March on Raleigh is part of a love and justice movement began by the NC NAACP civil rights leader Rev. William Barber. On February 11 thousands will gather to rally and march to the doorstep of the State Capitol.

For more information about attending as a group, contact Julie Lehman using the form below.

 

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Coming up in February...
Jan
27
11:00 AM11:00

Coming up in February...

Wednesday,  Feb. 1: 
    5:30 p.m. Communications Committee (Conference Room)
Thursday, Feb. 2: 
    10:00 a.m. Prayer & Support Group (Conference Room)
Monday, Feb. 6: 
    4:00 p.m. Worship Committee (Library)
Tuesday, Feb. 7: 
    5:30 p.m. Session meeting (Room 213)
Thursday, February 9: 
    6:15 p.m. Women’s Dinner Out at Cooper River Grill
Sunday, February 12: 
    5:00 p.m. FPCA Night on the Town at Barley’s!. *Childcare at FPCA
Monday, Feb. 13: 
    1:00 p.m. Marketplace Planning meeting (Room 112)
Tuesday, Feb. 14: 
    5:30 p.m. Sat. Sanctuary Steering Committee (Conference Room)
Wednesday,  Feb. 15: 
    5:30 p.m. Personnel Committee (Marguerite Morgan Room)
Thursday, Feb. 16: 
    5:00 p.m. Finance Committee (Conference Room)
 Monday, February 27: 
   10:00 a.m. The Writer in You (Marguerite Morgan Room)
Tuesday, February 28: 
    6:00 p.m. Women’s Studies at Barbra Love’s home  Program: Rafael Guastavino

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Group for Families with Loved Ones Experiencing Memory Loss
Jan
8
12:30 PM12:30

Group for Families with Loved Ones Experiencing Memory Loss

Families with members experiencing memory loss will meet for support and discussion after 11am worship on Sunday January 7th. The meeting be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 112. Those attending are invited to bring a snack or lunch or pick up some coffee at church and join the group. Anyone with questions about the group may call Earl Thompson and Marge Marsh, who convene the groups, at 285-2326.

 

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