SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EVENTS
Come and Worship With Us
Advent Services December 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
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!
WELCOME TO 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.
Come Worship with Us!
OFFICE: Tuesday - Friday: 9 am - 12 noon
SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:45 am
WORSHIP SERVICE: Sunday: 11 AM
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.
“Twas the Worst Christmas Ever”
Twas just before Christmas, and all through the house,
Vic is moving furniture, hoping to surprise his spouse.
It must have been that bookcase near the Christmas tree,
That didn’t want to be moved and blew out Vic’s knee!
Each day it got worse; the pain would make you cry!
Doc says, “Come back next Thursday, we need an MRI.”
Thursday comes and Thursday goes,
Friday arrives – and it SNOWS, SNOWS, SNOWS!
A white Christmas perhaps? We want to scream and shout.
Alas, in a few short hours – the heat and power goes out.
Colder and colder by the hour – what a drag!
Thank goodness we still had that big old sleeping bag.
Bitterly cold outside and inside its 42 degrees;
Without that sleeping bag, we would surely freeze!
By Monday, there’s a very welcome warming spell.
We open the fridge; after 3 days it’s beginning to smell.
Thawing out now, but fingers and toes are still numb;
Unprepared for this situation makes us feel rather dumb.
Was it the worst Christmas ever, or did it just seem that way?
It could always have been worse – is all that we can say.
Yes, Vic was crippled and yes, we both were very cold.
But there are others who suffer more we’ve always been told.
So, we give thanks to God that we have been so blessed,
And we offer up very special prayers for all of the rest.
This is a true story from the blizzard of 2009. The Christmas season always serves as a reminder to be extra thankful for how God has blessed us. It also reminds us that there are so many others who have not been as fortunate. May each of us always give thanks and may we always pray for others, not only in this very special season, but in every season!
Blessings, Peace, and Love!
Blessings, Peace, and Love!
THE OAKLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH THRIFT STORE
Have you ever gone on a treasure hunt? Well visiting the Oakley United Methodist Church Thrift Store is very much like going on a treasure hunt.
The ladies of Oakley United Methodist Church organized a Thrift Store many years ago. The ladies accept donated items for resale and each Saturday they take turns bringing out the many varied donated objects. The money raised from the Thrift Store are used for local charities throughout Buncombe County.
If you have any items you would like to donate to the Thrift Store, you may call 828-274-7656 and arrange to drop off your things. Any donation you provide to the Thrift Store is tax deductible. So, if you would like to locate a bargain, please drop by any Saturday between 10 AM TO 1 PM. The ladies will be glad to help you locate your treasures!
Let us know you’re out there! Contact Oakley United Methodist Church today.
607 Fairview Rd Asheville NC United States 28803