Transfiguration has a long-standing commitment to the local community. For decades we have supported the needs of the town’s elementary school and most recently we joined other civic and religious organizations to purchase a vacant lot, preserving it for generations to come. Today, Transfiguration and its parishioners continue to engage the needs of the community both monetarily and with hands-on participation. Here are a few of our outreach ministries:
The Church of the Advocate - Twice a year Transfiguration worships on a Sunday afternoon with our brothers and sisters at Church of the Advocate, an Episcopal community of faith that welcomes and serves the homeless in Asheville.
Following worship, Transfiguration offers a nutritious lunch and bagged meal to-go to all who are present.
Autumn Care Singers - Every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. a group of Transfiguration folks gather at the local nursing home, Autumn Care, and make a joyful noise, singing favorite folk and Gospel songs.
Brown Bag – On the third Friday afternoon of every month a small, dedicated group of folks provide a simple brown bag of groceries full of nutrient dense food items and often a fresh bag of local apples and loaf of bread. This ministry celebrated its 2nd anniversary in 2016!
Fall Bazaar – This annual event is a parish-wide fundraiser for our outreach ministries features hand crafted items for sale including original art by local painters, woodworkers, knitters, quilters, etc. We also have an area for fresh baked goods. Last year we raised over $4,000.00 to support several outreach service agencies.
‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’