News & Events

There's always something going on at the First Baptist Church of Asheville!

Keep checking back for updates on church events for members of all ages and interests, from music and the dramatic arts to community service and special worship services.

Upcoming Events 

CenterPeace for Adults • Wednesdays • 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday on Tuesday for Adults: Good News of Great Joy • Tuesday, November 25 • 6:00 p.m. • Chapel
Members of the ministerial staff will share brief insights into the themes of the Advent Conspiracy and our hopes for honoring and celebrating the Advent season this year.

Chapel Bible Study • Crouch Chapel • Led by Guy Sayles
Treasure in Clay: The Church and the Presence of Jesus
Join Guy Sayles for reflections on how New Testament images of the church shape our understanding of how the community of faith, even with its human flaws, makes the presence of Jesus known in the world.

Modern Sacred Family • Sherman Center
Join us as we explore our hopes for children and youth ministry; traditions, ceremonies, and spiritual practices for many of life’s stressful and faith-filled moments. 

Memory Café • Thursday, November 20 • 1:00-3:00 p.m. • Dining Room
Memory Café is a volunteer-run social gathering and respite service for those with dementia, their caregivers, families, friends, and the community. It is a time to gather, relax, enjoy one another, and to reduce the isolation and loneliness that accompanies a diagnosis of dementia for both the person who gets the diagnosis and the caregiver. This program is open to people in our congregation and the community. Contact Leah Brown at 252.4781 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.

Hanging of the Green • Sunday, November 30 • 7:00 p.m. • Sanctuary
This beloved service of preparing the church sanctuary for the season includes the hanging of wreaths and garland, the procession of poisettias, trimming the Chrismon tree, and bringing "White Christmas" gifts for the community.  Carol singing will be accompanied by the FBCA Orchestra.

Zumba and Zumba Toning Classes
Don’t let the name scare you or lack of experience intimidate you. Zumba is a fun dance based workout and it is offered at FBCA two times per week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the gym. Zumba Toning utilizes light hand weights combined with fun simple dance moves and NO IMPACT. This class is offered Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. Zumba is one of the best exercises because it works your total body, increases core strength, improves coordination, and burns 300-500 calories in one class!! All levels are welcome and the instructors are licensed and experienced. Donations are graciously accepted but not required. Classes are for anyone not just church members. For more information call Velvet at 674-3563 or Fabienne at 712-2759. Come join the party!!