The Red Door, Church of the Advocate ministy continues! April 06, 2020 Update
April 06, 2020
The Red Door continues to be "a place to be in community with others"
As of April 6, the Church of the Advocate will not be serving our Tuesday 11:00am meal, as that time period is now covered by other Asheville agencies. We are fortunate in Asheville to have a coalition of churches and agencies that can coordinate meals and services throughout the week for the jobless and homeless in our town. The Church of the Advocate/Red Door Ministry proudly joins with others in town to make Asheville a ‘home’.
Church of the Advocate is a worshipping congregation in downtown Asheville that exists for our jobless, homeless and vulnerable neighbors. On Sundays we typically provide a hot meal for up to 200 people.
During this time our Sunday worship service we will be posting on our website (https://reddooravl.org/whats-new/) a reading from scripture, a brief meditation and a prayer.
For our Tuesday formation, Br. John Heubner will be providing a weekly reflection online at https://reddooravl.org/whats-new/
We are committed, even though we cannot open the Red Door at this time, we are committed to continue and to serve. We will not be receiving the usual level of donations of food through Food Connection because local conference centers and restaurants are not holding events that provide leftovers. So, we will need to purchase food from MANNA, the local food bank, and from Sam's.
We are asking for the support of the Diocese to help us keep this commitment. We will be grateful for the following:
1) Money donations for the purchase food to prepare.
2) Donations of individually packaged food items (canned fruit, Vienna sausages, cookies, etc). If your church can take up a collection, we will gladly come pick it up! Or, items can be dropped off at Trinity Church, 60 Church St. Asheville, 28801.
It is times like this that the true power of Christ's love can shine most gloriously through those who have welcomed that power into their lives. It is a good time to be Church together.
We at the Advocate are with you in prayer and virtual fellowship!
In Christ’s love,
Dena B. Whalen (The Rev. Dr.)
Vicar, Church of the Advocate, firstname.lastname@example.org, Office 828-253-9361 x227