Christmas Angel
Nov
26
to Dec 24

Christmas Angel

Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry has for more than 40 years provided Christmas for families in crisis. There is always a need in every community and we are here to try and alleviate the hardships facing our neighbors and bring joy to this season of giving.

How Can You Help?

  • Support/Sponsor a family: Fulfill a wish list for children in one family. (Call or email to become an angel for children in one family.)

  • Support our Toy Drive: Visit one of our Christmas Trees throughout the Community and fulfill a wish. We accept new, unwrapped toys and other items, especially winter coats and winter attire for children of all ages. Monetary donations are also accepted to help us fill gaps in gifts for specific ages or genders (click here for a handy shopping list of suggested gifts!)

  • Volunteer: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm and on Saturday 10am-4pm. Administrative assistance is always needed!

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Return To Bethlehem
Dec
6
to Dec 9

Return To Bethlehem

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In its 35th year, ABCCM's Return to Bethlehem is the longest running Nativity production in North Carolina and is again graciously hosted at Groce United Methodist Church on December 6-9.  Over fifty volunteer actors, dozens of local musicians, live animals, and many more come together to reenact first century Bethlehem under Roman rule which was the humble and culturally tense backdrop in which the baby Jesus was born. Return to Bethlehem is a gift back to the community from ABCCM's staff and its 280 member churches intended to make this a lasting Christmas tradition for all. If you would like more information about volunteering for this event please contact brad.owen@abccm.org.

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Pancake Breakfast Benefit
Dec
1
8:00 AM08:00

Pancake Breakfast Benefit

 

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and help support ABCCM's Hominy Valley Crisis Ministry! Join the Hominy Valley United Methodist Men at Fatz Cafe for this semi-annual fundraiser. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. You do not need to purchase a ticket beforehand to participate.

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Patriots and Legends Car Show
Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

Patriots and Legends Car Show

Presented by Ingles and Paramount Kia of Asheville, ABCCM is hosting our Patriots & Legends Car Show at the Asheville Outlets.  All proceeds will benefit ABCCM’s Veteran Services of the Carolinas and The Veterans Restoration Quarters.  The event will take place on November 10, 2018.  Rain date will be held on November 17, 2018. We have upcoming country music star, Joe Lasher, that will put on a concert after the presentation of Car Show trophies.  NASCAR local legend Robert Pressley and friends will be there! There will also be  a variety of food trucks, door prizes, a silent auction, and a 30' climbing wall! Whether you register a car or just want to enjoy all the fun, you are welcome! To register a car or truck, click on the "REGISTRATION" button below. 

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ABCCM Gala and Auction
Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

ABCCM Gala and Auction

We look forward to having you join us on Friday, August 3rd from 6PM to 9PM at the Asheville Christian Academy for our 2018 Transformation Celebration Auction and Gala. Please click the button below and purchase your tickets today! For additional information please contact brad.owen@abccm.org or 828-398-6911.

ABCCM respects your privacy. We never share your personal information with outside organizations, associations or individuals without your consent.

Please click the Auction Catalog button to see all the items for this year's auction. Online bidding will begin soon.

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July 4th Veteran's Celebration!
Jul
4
7:00 PM19:00

July 4th Veteran's Celebration!

Join us as we celebrate our Nation's Independence by honoring our veterans who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our safety. Our Asheville Tourists are teaming up with ABCCM for a Veterans Celebration Night during their game against the Rome Braves.  Pregame action includes a climbing wall, games, color guard, and a tribute to all four military branches.  ABCCM will sponsor the post-game fireworks, so please bring your entire family! 

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2018 Transformation Celebration Auction and Gala
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

2018 Transformation Celebration Auction and Gala

Join us for ABCCM's biggest fundraiser of the year as we celebrate the men, women and children we serve and whose lives we transform! This fun evening will feature a large silent auction with fine art, all-inclusive vacation packages, gift certificates to local restaurants, gift baskets, jewelry, and many other unique items, as well as a live auction. Enjoy delectable food from local restaurants and caterers as well as ABCCM's own Culinary Commandos, residents of the Veterans Restoration Quarters and Steadfast House who are training for careers in the culinary field. 

We look forward to having you join us on Friday, August 3rd from 6PM to 9PM at the Asheville Christian Academy for our 2018 Transformation Celebration Auction and Gala. Please purchase your tickets today! For additional information, please contact brad.owen@abccm.org or 828-398-6911.

 

ABCCM respects your privacy. We never share your personal information with outside organizations, associations or individuals without your consent. 

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Return to Bethlehem
Dec
7
to Dec 10

Return to Bethlehem

Join ABCCM at Groce United Methodist Church to experience the Bethlehem marketplace as it could have been during the time of Jesus' birth! Return to Bethlehem is a family-friendly event and a wonderful way to build excitement for the season as you experience the market stalls, Roman guards, the temple and even the manger where the Holy Child sleeps. This is the 30th anniversary of Return to Bethlehem!

Groups of seven or fewer people will each be assigned a Hebrew family name and wait in the sanctuary until the name is called, during which time guests can enjoy a variety of holiday music.

Return to Bethlehem is ABCCM's gift to the community and there is no cost to attend. Donations are welcome.

2017 RETURN TO BETHLEHEM SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, DEC. 7, 6 P.M.-8:30 P.M.
FRIDAY, DEC. 8, 6 P.M.-8:30 P.M.
SATURDAY, DEC. 9, 2 P.M.-8:30 P.M.
SUNDAY, DEC. 10, 2 P.M.-6 P.M.

Volunteer with us to make Bethlehem come alive for the community! Help set up, decorate, or play a role in the performance. Contact Brad Owen at brad.owen@abccm.org or call (828) 259-5326.

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Smokey Mountain Brass Band
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Smokey Mountain Brass Band

Please join us at Groce United Methodist church for a special guest performance by the Smokey Mountain Brass Band! 

Proceeds are not required, but are graciously accepted and will go to the ABCCM. 

Over the past thirty years the band has performed many concerts throughout the area as well as notable performances in Toronto, Ontario, Pittsburgh, PA, Columbus, OH, the Knoxville, TN World’s Fair and the 1987 inaugural ball of former North Carolina Governor Jim Martin. The band won first place in Championship category of the 1983 North American Brass Band Association competition and the 1989 competition in Asheville’s Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

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Oct
29
1:00 PM13:00

Asheville Buncombe CROP Hunger Walk

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Come together with the Asheville-Buncombe community at the 2017 CROP Hunger Walk to help raise money for and awareness of hunger relief, both locally and around the world.

ABCCM is a beneficiary of funds raised for this event. All schools, colleges, clubs and organizations, civic groups and area businesses are invited to participate. The Asheville Buncombe CROP Hunger Walk is open to those of all faiths.

The CROP Hunger Walk will be held on Sunday, Oct. 29 starting at 2 p.m. (registration opens at 1 p.m.) at First Baptist Church of Asheville, located at 5 Oak Street in Asheville. There will be walking routes of 2.5 miles and 5 miles. This event is a walk, not a race.

There is no fee to participate. All donations are encouraged and helpful to fight hunger.

To register and donate, go to www.crophungerwalk.org/ashevillenc.

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8th Annual Mountain Classic Car Show
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

8th Annual Mountain Classic Car Show

Show off your vehicle and help support ABCCM's ministry to veterans at the 8th Mountain Classic Car Show! Join us at the Veterans Restoration Quarters for this fun-filled day of music, food and gorgeous cars. This event is sponsored by Miles RV Center.

$25 per vehicle registration ($20 early registration until Sunday, Oct. 1)

Trophies for top cars!

Special prize drawings for preregistered cars
Door prize drawings throughout the day for all registered cars
American Legion Post 526 - 50/50 Drawing

We'll have music, concessions, lawn games and plenty of gleaming vehicles! 

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Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

Love>Fear: The Journey to Refuge

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Grace Centre in Mills River is hosting an event where Fuse Media will present Love > Fear: Journey to Refuge, a multimedia experience of refugee resettlement in the Carolinas. The event will include performances by three Asheville bands, refugee video stories by award-winning filmmakers, presentations about the resettlement process from refugee agencies, and opportunities for paths to service with local organizations.

The event is open to the community.  All donations go to help Asheville area refugee care agencies and other non profit organizations including ABCCM.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and will start at 7pm.

Love > Fear is a creative collaboration of more than 30 partners and volunteers, many of them from Grace. If you would like more information about the event see www.fuse-media.org or contact amandafmclamb@gmail.com.

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ABCCM General Assembly
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

ABCCM General Assembly

ABCCM's General Assembly is a great way for individuals to learn more about what is going on in and around ABCCM's programs. We encourage our churches to send representatives to attend and then report back to the church. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. by ABCCM's Culinary Commandos, followed by the meeting. General Assembly will be held at Groce United Methodist Church, 954 Tunnel Road in Asheville.

RSVP via email now.

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Steadfast Partners Program Training Session
Sep
16
8:00 AM08:00

Steadfast Partners Program Training Session

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ABCCM is seeking volunteers to provide a safe space for children and their mothers! Steadfast Partners Program is seeking volunteers to develop a supportive, caring, encouraging, patient, safe and consistent partnership with a child and their mother who are residents of Steadfast House. The program's purpose is to work to mitigate the effects of trauma by engaging families and providing a safe space for children to play, learn, grow and be encouraged by caring adults.

This one-day, required training session will introduce volunteers to Steadfast House, 

 

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ABCCM Yard Sale Fundraiser
Jul
22
8:00 AM08:00

ABCCM Yard Sale Fundraiser

Find hidden treasures at ABCCM's Yard Sale to benefit our Crisis Ministry centers! Stop by to check out all the furniture, household items, electronics, jewelry, clothes, collectibles and much, much more!
All proceeds benefit our Crisis Ministry centers, which provide food, clothing, utility, and other kinds of assistance to thousands of community members each year.
The yard sale will be held at our South Crisis Ministry location at 10 Buck Shoals Road in Arden.

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Fourth of July Veterans Celebration
Jul
4
6:30 PM18:30

Fourth of July Veterans Celebration

Join us for fun, fireworks and fundraising on the Fourth! ABCCM is sponsoring the Asheville Tourists game against the Charleston RiverDogs with a pregame ceremony and a postgame fireworks extravaganza. 

This game typically sells out quickly, but ABCCM has a limited number of tickets at a reduced rate of $12 each. All proceeds go to our programs for the homeless and hungry, including the residents of the Veterans Restoration Quarters and Steadfast House, and clients of the Veterans Services of the Carolinas.

Visit the ABCCM information tables where you can learn more about our services and programs, donate to make a difference in our community and help American Legion Post 526 support our veterans with a 50/50 raffle!

To reserve your tickets, please email Terri.Bowman@abccm.org or call (828)259-5326.

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ABCCM General Assembly
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

ABCCM General Assembly

ABCCM's General Assembly is a great way for individuals to learn more about what is going on in and around ABCCM's programs. We encourage our churches to send representatives to attend and then report back to the church. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. by ABCCM's Culinary Commandos, followed by the meeting.

This quarter's General Assembly will be held at Arden Presbyterian.

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ABCCM Yard Sale Fundraiser
May
20
8:00 AM08:00

ABCCM Yard Sale Fundraiser

Find hidden treasures at ABCCM's Yard Sale to benefit our Crisis Ministry centers! Stop by to check out all the furniture, household items, electronics, jewelry, clothes, collectibles and much, much more!
All proceeds benefit our Crisis Ministry centers, which provide food, clothing, utility, and other kinds of assistance to thousands of community members each year.
The yard sale will be held at our South Crisis Ministry location at 10 Buck Shoals Road in Arden.

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Operation InAsMuch United
May
12
to May 21

Operation InAsMuch United

It takes just a few days to make a huge impact on our community! Operation Inasmuch United is a 10-day period of time during which congregations of all faiths and sizes come together for service projects at ABCCM locations and other places in Buncombe County. Multiple projects are available to congregations of all sizes during the entire period of Operation InAsMuch United. Buildings are repaired, rooms painted, yards made to bloom -- enhancing the dignity of all who visit ABCCM to either seek help or offer hope.

Click here for more information on how to participate. For assistance, contact Gabby Hayes at 828-398-6743 or volunteer@abccm.org.

“We all know ABCCM does a super job. But they need help to meet other needs. We want to get people mobilized, and this is one way to do that.”-David Crocker, Operation Inasmuch founder
 

 

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Blessing of the Bikes
Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Blessing of the Bikes

Start off your riding season with a blessing for you and your motorcycle! Enjoy live music, raffles and prizes. Donuts, bagels and coffee provided, and a hot lunch will be available for purchase.

Don't forget to bring your skivvies! Donate a package of new men's and women's underwear and socks for the residents of the Veterans Restoration Quarters and Steadfast House. All sizes needed!

Sponsored by:
Blue Ridge Biker Church
Christian Motorcycle Association
ABCCM
American Legion Post 526
Break Free Street Ministry

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ABCCM General Assembly
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

ABCCM General Assembly

ABCCM's General Assembly is a great way for individuals to learn more about what is going on in and around ABCCM's programs. We encourage our churches to send representatives to attend and then report back to the church. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. by ABCCM's Culinary Commandos, followed by the meeting.

General Assembly will be held at Bent Creek Baptist Church.

RSVP via email now.

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Christmas Angel
Dec
12
to Dec 23

Christmas Angel

The mission of Christmas Angel is to provide a warm, joyful holiday to families in need of basic necessities. Angels can sponsor a child, a whole family, or make donations to the Christmas Angel program. Beneficiaries of the Christmas Angel program include children and residents of Steadfast House, Military Families Resource Center, Supportive Services for Veteran Families, several schools in Buncombe County, and military families whose loved ones are deployed or have returned and are unable to find work.

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Dec
8
to Dec 11

Return to Bethlehem

Join ABCCM at Groce United Methodist Church to experience the Bethlehem marketplace as it could have been during the time of Jesus' birth! This free, family-friendly event is a wonderful way to build excitement for the season as you experience the market stalls, Roman guards, the temple and even the manger where the Holy Child sleeps.

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Blanketing Buncombe
Dec
5
to Dec 10

Blanketing Buncombe

Sleepworld Asheville, one of the city’s leading mattress retailers, is partnering with Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) to make sure no Buncombe County resident is cold this winter. Sleepworld Asheville's Blanketing Buncombe blanket drive will be held Monday, Dec. 5 to Saturday, Dec. 10. Donations of blankets and other winter-weather items can be dropped off at Sleepworld Asheville, 700 Hendersonville Road. The hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The phone number is (828) 333-9310.

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General Assembly
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

General Assembly

ABCCM's General Assembly is a great way for individuals to learn more about what is going on in and around ABCCM's programs. We encourage our churches to send representatives to attend and then report back to the church. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. by ABCCM's Culinary Commandos, followed by the meeting.

RSVP via email now.

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