Missions - Mercy & Justice

missions1The goal of First Baptist Church Missions Committee is to develop opportunities to for our members to grow in their faith by helping others. We become stronger by practicing mercy and justice. This work is at the heart of our church's mission statement, which sets our congregational goal to be an influence "at the intersection of the culture and the Kingdom of God."We seek to do this with a focus on urban outreach projects: providing meals for the hungry, job assistance to Slavic nationals, responding with aid to local and regional disasters, and by answering the needs of members in our church to ensure they do not alone or in silence.  For more information on mission-related activities or our Missions Committee, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Mission Committee Chair or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Minister of Missions Outreach and Pastoral Care.

Click here for Missions Funding Application.


As part of our missions emphasis and in conjunction with our
Special Lunch at the Crossroads, you will have an opportunity to
discover new and different ways to make a difference.

mission fair

MANNA Food Bank • Hope to Home • Meals on Wheels • Room in the Inn
CROP Walk • Habitat for Humanity • Crossroads Afterschool Program
First Sunday Food Collection • Lunch at the Crossroads • and more.

Special Lunch at the Crossroads
Sunday, February 2 • Noon • Gym

Immediately following the 11:00 a.m. worship service all First Baptist Church of Asheville
members and guests are invited to join with our Crossroads homeless community for a
time of fellowship. You are encouaged to serve as welcoming hosts around the tables.
RSVP to the Church Office at 252.4781 if you would like to help prepare for this event.


Meals on Wheels • Saturday, March 8
In an effort to provide a weekend meal to those who depend on Meals on Wheels during the week, we at First Baptist Church of Asheville will deliver 50-60 meals. Seventeen people are needed form this mission project. Meals, cooked by Nancy McCrory, will be ready in the church dining room for delivery at 10:00 a.m. Please consider signing up in the Atrium as an individual, as families, or as a Bible Study class. Contact Laura Grover at 667.4898 for more information.

Lunch at the Crossroads • 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursdays
Would you like to join this team in 2014? We provide lunch to more than 180 people who are homeless each week. If you are willing to cook, server, clean, wash dishes, or host, contact Everette Clark at 667.8078.

Crossroads Afterschool Program
Our 20 kids from Jones and Claxton schools have gotten off to a great start. In 2014 we will need a few more to join our team. We could use three or four more tutors and a couple of bus riders. These kids need you! Contact Everette Clark at 667.8078 to volunteer.

First Sunday Collection (Green Bags)
This winter our First Sunday collection will focus on helping MANNA Food Bank. We wil bring out the “green bags” in February and ask you to return them with as much food as you or your family can provide on Sundays, March 2 and 9.

MANNA Food Bank • Thursdays, February 6, March 13, April 10 • 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Be part of a team to assist those in our community who are hungry. Sign up in the Atrium or call Eddie Morgan at 252.4781.

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity (Construction) • 
Join a team to build safe and affordable housing in our community. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Contact George Bashor at 712.0014

Thursday - January 30 • 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Six volunteers needed

Saturday, February 8 • 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Five volunteers needed

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity (ReStore)
Make time in the new year to help at the local Habitat store. All proceeds from the sale of donated items go toward making safe and affordable housing possible right here in Buncombe County.

Thursday, February 20 • 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Six volunteers needed.