This Week's Announcements

December 31, 2017

The First Sunday of Christmas: December 12, 2017


ABCCM Richard Mangum "Honor Cards"

We still have quite a few ABCCM "Honor Cards" to benefit the homeless people in our community.  Each of these beautiful cards requires a donation of $5, and every penny of the $5 goes  to help people who are homeless in buncombe county.  As we remember our savior who was himself homeless for much of his life, I encourage you to bring $5 to purchase one of these cards, that you can give as a gift to someone.  It says on the inside, “Someone has given $5 to ABCCM homeless ministry in honor of you.”

We continue to bring food and warm clothing during this holiday season.  The basket will be out front.  Let’s fill it with food for those less fortunate.

The Administrative Council will meet Sunday, January 7th, after the worship service.


Much love to you all and a continued Merry Christmas!

Global Migration: Global Crisis

November 28, 2017

You are invited to give to ease the plight of people and families that are being forced to leave their homes because of oppression and persecution.


You can click the PICTURE on this page or click the BUTTON on our home page to donate today.

Below is a letter from Bishop Bruce Ough:


Brothers and Sisters of the United Methodist Church,

Grace and peace to you in the compassionate name of our Lord Christ Jesus.

I write to you on behalf of our Council of Bishops to invited you to observe Global Migration Sunday on December 3, 2017.  This is the first Sunday of the season of Advent, a time when we remember the coming birth of the Christ child who himself was a migrant.

From Asia and Europe to Africa and the Americas, the plight of more than 65 million men, women and children forced to leave their homes and migrate to places unknown calls all Christians to remember what God requires of us.

Wars, natural disasters, persecution, economic hardships and growing violence around the world are the major root causes of the unprecedented global migration we witness with grave concern today.  As if these deadly forces were not enough, migrants also face myriad problems including hazardous travel, cultural barriers and the physical and emotional costs of arriving in strange lands where they are not always welcome and they often face persecution.

For most of these migrants, the decision to flee their homeland comes as a last resort effort to live.  We are reminded of Joseph and Mary as they sought to save their lives and especially the life of the Christ child as they fled to Africa to escape the wrath of King Herod, who (threatened by the birth of Jesus) ordered the massacre of children (Matthew 2: 13-14).

As United Methodists, we believe that the prayers of God's people can cause the outpouring of God's mercy and justice. As your bishops, it is our fervent hope that on Global Migration Sunday on December 3, United Methodist congregations in all the places we serve around the world will join our voices to pray for our brothers and sisters who are suffering the journey of foced migration.  In addition, as a people who pray and act upon those prayers, we ask that all our congregations gather an offering dedicated to the human suffering inflicted by forced migration.  Offerings collected should be sent to the Migration Advance No. 3022144.

Jesus said,
"When you welcome the sojourner, you welcome me." Matthew 25:35

Let us welcome our migrant brothers and sisters with compassionate care, pray for them without ceasing and give generously that they, too, may have life.

Grace and peace,

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

President, Council of Bishops

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