Oct
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

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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Christmas Angel
Nov
27
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.

In 2016 Christmas Angel provided Christmas for 615 children, all of which was made possible because of numerous toy drives and generous donations provided by so many businesses, churches and individuals in the community.

We were able to provide all of this for the Crisis Ministry and also help children at Steadfast House, Military Families Resource Center, Supportive Services for Veteran Families, and several schools in Buncombe County. In addition we will always help out our military families whose loved ones are deployed or who have just returned and are unable to find work.

These families need to keep providing for the basic necessities and not sacrifice these so their children can have a Christmas. Our goal is to provide a Christmas to all the children we know of who are living in need.

Christmas is the one season that giving joyfully is what we are called on to do!

For more information about Christmas Angel, call (828) 259-5326 or email christmasangel@abccm.org.

How Can You Help?

  • Support a family: Fulfill a wishlist for children in one family
  • Donate toys or support the program: We accept new, unwrapped toys and other items for children of all ages. 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: Administrative assistance is always needed!

Local Drop-Off Locations Include:

  • Downtown Crisis Ministry Center, 24 Cumberland Ave
  • South Crisis Ministry Center, 10 Buck Shoals Road
  • Hominy Valley Crisis Ministry Center, 1914 Smoky Park Hwy
  • North Samaritan Crisis Ministry Center, 403 Weaverville Hwy

 

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ABCCM General Assembly
Nov
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

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.

RSVP via email now.

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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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8th Annual Mountain Classic Car Show
Oct
21
10:00am10:00am

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
6:30pm 6:30pm

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
8:00am 8:00am

Steadfast Partners Program Training Session

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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Transformation Celebration
Aug
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Transformation Celebration

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. 

Click here for more information about the event!

Transformation Celebration will be held at the Asheville Event Centre.

Looking for a creative way to support Transformation Celebration? Put together a basket for our silent auction! Click here for theme ideas.
Contact ABCCM Special Events Director Terri Bowman at (828) 259-5326 or terri.bowman@abccm.org.

Directions to the Asheville Event Centre:

From I-40: Exit 51 (from either East or West), turn left onto Sweeten Creek Road, drive 0.7 miles, at the light, the Asheville Event Centre will be on your right at the top of the hill.

From I-26: Take Exit 40, go East on 280 (Airport Rd), go past 25 (Hendersonville Rd), it becomes 25-A (Sweeten Creek Road), follow 6.3 miles to the Asheville Event Centre which will be on your left at the stop light.  The entrance is at the center of the building.

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

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
6:30pm 6:30pm

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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.

RSVP via email now.

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

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
10:00am10:00am

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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B.B. Barns Ladies Night Out
Nov
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

B.B. Barns Ladies Night Out

Enjoy early holiday shopping and help support ABCCM's campaign for Transformation Village! Join us at B.B. Barns for 20 percent off discounts, delicious food and drink, and learn more about our vision to take every homeless woman, child and family off the streets.
Tickets are just $20 and only sold in advance. Ticket sales start Thursday, Sept. 29 and sell out quickly, so get yours today!

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Coat and Blanket Drive
Oct
19
to Nov 24

Coat and Blanket Drive

As cold weather approaches, Thomas Family Chiropractic is collecting gently used or new coats and blankets to help keep our neighbors warm. 

New patients who bring in two items (coats or blankets) will receive a free first visit, including consultation, exam and all necessary x-rays. This is for new patients only (not eligible for medicare, patients have no obligation to care).

If you have a friend or family member that has been wanting or needing chiropractic care but can't afford the start up fees this is a great way for them to not only take the first steps to help themselves but make an impact on their community.

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Sep
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

Garage TRS Bike Night

Just announced: Artimus Pyle will join us for this fundraiser! The legendary former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer will sit in with Hurricane Bob Travers to provide live music for this event.

Close out the riding season with Garage TRS, and the Veterans Restoration Quarters! Garage TRS is hosting a Bike Night with proceeds going to the VRQ. Join us for free pizza, silent auction, bike games, a car smash and more. $10 suggested donation, all for the VRQ's homeless veteran residents.

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Sep
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

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. Click here to RSVP. September location TBA.

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ABCCM Yard Sale Fundraiser
Sep
24
8:00am 8:00am

ABCCM Yard Sale Fundraiser

  • ABCCM North Samaritan Crisis Ministry (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 North Samaritan Crisis Center located at 403 Weaverville Highway.

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Transformation Celebration!
Sep
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Transformation Celebration!

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. Enjoy delectable food from local restaurants and local caterers as well as ABCCM's own Culinary Commandos, residents of the Veterans Restoration Quarters who are training for careers in the culinary field. We'll also have music from the students at Asheville Music School.
Join us for this big celebration!
Tickets are $20 each. Table sponsorships are available. For more information, contact Mary Sczudlo at (828) 398-6603 or mary.sczudlo@abccm.org.
Looking for a creative way to support Transformation Celebration? Put together a basket for our silent auction! Click here for theme ideas.
 

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ABCCM Yard Sale
Aug
13
8:00am 8:00am

ABCCM Yard Sale

  • ABCCM Hominy Valley Crisis Ministry (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 Hominy Valley Crisis Center located at 1914 Smokey Park Highway in Candler.

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