Sunday School – Currently focused on adults, our one Sunday School class meets Sundays at 9:45 am. Vibrant discussion and story sharing are a hallmark of this group and anyone is welcome to join at any time. If you want to take your faith journey a little deeper, this group is for you.
Current Study: Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs
M.A.P.S. (Monday Afternoon Prayer Service) – Please join us on the 2nd & 4th Monday afternoons each month at 2:00 p.m. for a time of prayer. We follow an informal format to lift the many prayer concerns of our members, our church, and our community. As part of this ministry, we send “prayer-grams” to various members of our church family and community. Click here to submit a prayer request.
Wednesday Family Night – A time for families to gather around the table and share a good meal, fun and laughter, and conversation about the life of faith, this group meets Wednesdays from 6 – 7:30 pm during the school year (late August – May). Incorporating the insights of all ages, this group is intergenerational and creates spaces of conversation and sharing from all stages of life. Dinner is provided by a different family each week and Communion concludes each session.
Current Study: On Break Until August
Ardenwoods Bible Study – This weekday Bible study meets on Thursdays from 10 – 11 am at the Ardenwoods Retirement community. Though mostly made up of residents, several church members also attend this time of deep Biblical reflection and close fellowship. Primarily discussion based, we are not afraid to wrestle with sometimes difficult theological questions. Come join us!
Current Study: Parables of Jesus by J. Ellsworth Kalas
Needlework Ministry – Begun in the spring of 2005, this group gathers on Fridays from 9:30 – noon to spend time fellowshipping while working on hand-made knitting and crocheting projects for people experiencing life changes. From prayer shawls, to lap blankets, to dolls for our preschool graduates, we work with our hands to spread the love of God to those who may not otherwise experience it. Following our meeting the last Friday of each month, fellowship continues over lunch. If you are interested in joining the group, or want to learn how to knit or crochet, please contact the church office.
UMW – Meeting the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm, this group of United Methodist Women gathers to pray, fellowship, and to serve God by serving Acton and the community. Giving regularly to both local and global ministry initiatives, these women seek to forward the cause of Christ around the globe.
UMM – Partnering with other United Methodist Men from all over the Candler / West Asheville area, our group works on mission projects and local outreach to support ABCCM and other local ministries. To support this mission, our congregation’s group hosts an annual BBQ and sells Frasier Fir Christmas Trees and wreaths. They also provide a fellowship breakfast for anyone on the first Sunday of each month at 9:00 am.