"Bringing Joy to God and Our Neighbors"
WELCOME TO OAKLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Oakley United Methodist Church offers residents in the greater Asheville area the chance to come together and worship with like-minded congregants as members of a strong, loving community. Whether you’re looking for peace of mind, a way to give back, or simply want to connect with the Divine, Oakley United Methodist Church welcomes you. Join our community, and start your journey to spiritual enlightenment with us!
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: 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.
In the church I grew up in, October was the month when the pastor would begin talking about stewardship. When I was younger, I did not appreciate the value of good stewardship, thus I was typically turned off whenever discussions in the church turned to $$$. I pray that you will not be “turned off” by this message – but motivated to help your church.
The truth is our church is at a crossroads and we have some choices to make: We can back up, standstill, or move forward. One thing is for sure – we cannot afford to be complacent any longer – it is time to act!
The founder of Methodism, John Wesley, shared his view on how Christians should handle their money in a sermon entitled “The Use of Money.” It is a sermon that is easily summarized in three points: “gain all you can, save all you can, and give all you can.”
The biblical “rule of thumb” for tithing is 10% of your gross annual income (not your net income). Several surveys have determined that most churchgoers average only 4%. How about you? Are you a four percenter, a ten percenter, or somewhere in between?
The point I want to make is this, if you are truly a member of Oakley United Methodist Church – you should be tithing your 10% whether you can make it to church every Sunday or not. When I was younger and less wise about such matters, I did not make up for Sundays missed when it came to my giving.
There was one December in which the snow and ice was so bad that the church I belonged to only had one service the entire month. I was guilty of not giving what I should have given for the Sundays that were missed. So were several other congregants. As a result, we fell behind on covering our expenses. Your church is barely making ends meet right now – each of us must give “all that we can” whether we can be in church or not!
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 9 am and 1:30 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