Oakley United Methodist Church
The Mission of the Church
Embracing & Extending the Teachings of Our Lord
We see our church not simply as a house of worship with walls, a roof and open doors. Rather, we believe that the church is actually the members and believers that come together to practice God’s word, celebrate His love and extend His gifts.
Through the Bible, service, worship and missions, we bring God closer to our hearts and closer to the hearts of those around us. From traditional sermons to attending our faith-based community initiatives or events — everything we do is based off of our commitment to spread the teachings of our Lord.
About Oakley United Methodist Church
Your Church in Asheville
Located in beautiful Asheville, Oakley United Methodist Church offers congregants a place of comfort, hope, and a peace of mind for all their worshipping needs. We are dedicated to spreading the teachings of Jesus Christ, and our goal is to inspire you through the holiness of our dwelling and our services. We invite you to become a part of our growing congregation, and look forward to meeting you!
Come Worship with Us!
OFFICE: Tuesday - Friday: Please call
SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10:00 AM
WORSHIP SERVICE: Sunday: 11 AM
OUR CHURCH FOR IS OPEN FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL AND WORKSHIP SERVICES!!
DUE TO COVID-19, THERE WILL BE MASKS REQUIRED AND 6 FEET OF DISTANCE.
Pastor Vic Wilfong
In July 2010, I began serving my first appointment as a Methodist Pastor at two small churches in Leicester, NC just outside of Asheville. I was also appointed to serve as the Assistant Chaplain at Givens Estates...a Methodist Retirement Community. On May 17, 2014 I received my Masters of Divinity degree.
In July of 2014 I was appointed to Trinity and Covenant churches in Gastonia, NC. After two years, prayers were answered when a call "from out of the blue" sent us back to Asheville to serve at Oakley United Methodist church. We are so thrilled to be back in the area we love and reunited with very special friends.
The Max Lucado Life Lessons series continues to be one of the bestselling study guide series on the market today. Intriguing questions, inspirational storytelling, and profound reflections will bring God's Word to life for both individuals and small-group members.
Not only is Romans one of the most important of Paul’s letters, it is one of the most important letters of all time. Many bible scholars regard it as the most systematic presentation of Christian doctrine in all the Scriptures.
This 12-week bible study begins on March 9th. Please join Pastor Vic as he presents the bible study, he has always wanted to do for years ─ Tuesdays at 10:30. Contact Pastor Vic at 828-274-7656.
ARE YOU OVER AGE 60? DO YOU NEED HELP WITH FOOD?
The Council on Aging of Buncombe County has been given federal funding from the Cares Act (Pandemic/Covid-19 Crisis). If you are having difficulty getting food for fear of contracting Covid, have a medical condition that limits your ability to get out because of the increase of the chance of getting Covid and over age 60, you qualify for this program! This program will run through June 30, 2021. Please contact Jennie Pressley at the Council on Aging at 828-277-8288.
AN INTERLOCKING COMMUNITY
Christ distributes courage through community; he dissipates doubts through fellowship. He never deposits all knowledge in one person but distributes pieces of the jigsaw puzzle to many. When you interlock your understanding with mine, and we share our discoveries, when we mix, mingle, confess, and pray, Christ speaks. ~~ Max Lucado, Fearless
Retailers eager to capture some of the $20 billion that Americans spend every year for Valentine’s Day gifts are moving beyond candy and flowers. For an outside-the-box edible present for that special someone, now you can purchase a bouquet of bacon roses, pickles or even Olive Garden breadsticks. If money is tight, you can visit Waffle House on February 14, the one night it takes reservations.
Last year, a most unusual Valentine’s Day promotion had no takers. A reptile park in Mosca, Colorado, offered a two-for-one deal on gator-wrestling classes, but no one “snapped” up the opportunity. Maybe another heart-shaped box of chocolates isn’t such a bad idea after all!
~~ Heidi Mann
Lent, the church-year season that begins on Ash Wednesday, is a time of penitence and spiritual renewal. Some people give up a luxury or vice during Lent as a form of self-denial; others undertake a project that benefits others.
The point isn’t to denigrate ourselves or to see how much we can do without. Instead, Lent helps us reflect on Jesus’ death. As Timothy Keller writes in The Reason for God: “The Christian Gospel is that I am so flawed that Jesus had to die for me, yet I am so loved and valued that Jesus was glad to die for me. This leads to deep humility and deep confidence at the same time. It undermines both swaggering and sniveling. I cannot feel superior to anyone, and yet I have nothing to prove to anyone. I do not think more of myself nor less of myself. Instead, I think of myself less.” ~~ newsletter.com
Let us know you’re out there! Contact Oakley United Methodist Church today.
607 Fairview Rd Asheville NC United States 28803
American Red Cross Needs Volunteers
The American Red Cross Western North Carolina Chapter serves a population of more than 775 thousand people in the counties of Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania and Yancey.
Western North Carolina Chapter
100 Edgewood Road
Asheville, NC 28804
Megan Robinson, Executive Director Email Megan
Rebecca Pittman, Western North Carolina Chapter Disaster Program Manager Email Rebecca
How You Can Help
Your donation powers the Red Cross response to an average of more than 60,000 disasters every year nationwide, providing shelter, food, emotional support and other necessities to those affected. By making a charitable donation to the Red Cross, you are there for millions of people who face emergencies every year and help as they rebuild their lives.
If you’re passionate about helping people and looking for a volunteer opportunity with a visionary humanitarian organization, you can make a difference with the American Red Cross in the Greater Carolinas. Adults and teenagers (aged 15-17) are encouraged to apply and engage in meaningful opportunities for education, training and community service.
Take a Class
Become a student of the American Red Cross, while obtaining life-saving knowledge and skills designed to keep you prepared in the event of an emergency, with all the latest health and safety training techniques and certification programs. Classes include First Aid, AED, BLS, CPR, EMR, swimming, water safety, babysitting, child care, and more!
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Dear righteous Lord, we enter the holy season of Lent confessing our many sins that separate us from you. We’re sincerely sorry for offending you repeatedly through our thoughts, our words, and our actions — and often through our inactions, too.
Forgive us, Lord, and show us your tender mercy. Restore and strengthen us to become your faithful and faith-filled servants. During our Lenten journey, remind us to show mercy to other people, just as you’ve shown mercy to us. In Jesus’ name, Amen. ~~ newsletter.com