Welcoming Communities of Faith

You might not know it from the headlines, but our state is full of welcoming communities of faith! They embrace people for who they are, seeking only to share and explore their joy in a higher spirit.

Displaying 1 - 50 of 55

  Organization Denomination Welcoming Message Links  County
Logo or PictureAAA Sample ChurchUnitarian UniversalistGod loves you.WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureAbiding Savior Lutheran Church (ELCA)LutheranYou are welcome. Your family, children, friends, spouses and partners are welcome. Your diversity and uniqueness are welcome.WebFacebook
Logo or PictureAgudas Israel Synagogue (Reform)Jewish (Reformed)Agudas Israel is the center for Jewish Living and the only synagogue in Henderson County & is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism.WebFacebook
  • Henderson
Logo or PictureAsheville Friends ​Quaker - FriendsWe are an unprogrammed Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.WebFacebook
Logo or PictureAvalon GroveCeltic Christian ​Our goal is to offer an inclusive, open-minded, non-judgmental church, where visitors of all faiths, races, and nationalities are welcome. Our goal is to offer an inclusive, open-minded, non-judgmental church, where visitors of all faiths, races, and nationalities are welcome.WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureBahai Center BahaiThe Bahá'i Faith is an independent and world embracing religion devoted to serving and uniting communities around the world.WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureBoone Friends MeetingWeb
Logo or PictureBoone Unitarian Universalist FellowshipUnitarian Universalist  We welcome all people and offer a liberal religious experience that embraces theological diversity and draws on multiple spiritual traditions.WebFacebook
Logo or PictureBrevard Friends MeetingQuaker - FriendsBrevard Friends Meeting is a group of Friends who join for silent worship on Sundays at 11:00 at Elk Haven Wellness CenterWebFacebook
  • Transylvania
Logo or PictureCalvary ​Episcopal Our worship is liturgical; that is, it follows ancient forms, involving the whole congregation but using modern language. Consisting of scripture, hymns, sermon, prayer, and celebration of the Holy Eucharist (also called the Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper), our worship involves everyone.WebFacebook
  • Henderson
Logo or PictureCathedral of All Souls​Episcopal As an Episcopal church, we live by our baptismal covenant which calls us to “respect the dignity of every human being.” We lean into the words All Souls, so much so that we jokingly refer to ourselves as “All Sorts”. No matter who you are, where you come from, where you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here.WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureCenter for Spiritual LivingA New Thought community dedicated to prosperous living through spiritual awareness of our perfect health, perfect wealth and perfect happiness. Those of gay and lesbian orientation, youth and families, are all honored and play meaningful roles within our community.WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureCircle of Mercy CongregationCircle of Mercy is a welcoming, inclusive, and celebrative community of believers. We are committed to spiritual formation that nurtures prayerful discernment, invites compassionate service, and prompts prophetic action. We believe that turning to God also means turning to the world—especially to its broken places—as agents of healing and hope.Web
Logo or PictureCongregation Beth Ha TephilaJewish Congregation Beth HaTephila is a contemporary, mid-sized and growing Reform congregation. Here you will find a welcoming, vibrant, inclusive and inspirational atmosphere. We are a community which embraces the diversity inherent in modern day Jewish life and provides the opportunity for all to become fully engaged in our CBHT Family.WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureCongregation Beth Israel JewishWe're Asheville's only independent egalitarian Jewish community. More than 100 years old, we’re rediscovering ourselves every day.WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureCoven Oldenwilde WiccanCoven Oldenwilde was founded on Samhain, 1994, and meets in Asheville, North Carolina, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are a group of Witches who use ancient magical principles for the betterment of life, the continuance of the Universe, and the glorification of the Gods.WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureFirst Congregational -HendersonvilleCongregationalThe United Church of Christ a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church, joining faith and action. Ours is a blend of four principal traditions: Congregational, Christian, Evangelical, and Reformed.WebFacebook
  • Henderson
Logo or PictureFirst Congregational / United Church of ChristUnited Church of ChristWe follow the way of Jesus as the Christ and are welcome, open, and affirming to all. ... We believe that God encourages us to engage the world through acts of mercy, peace, and justice.WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureFirst Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterianWelcome to First Presbyterian Church of Asheville, North Carolina. We are a vibrant and historic downtown congregation that welcomes all people into the mission of sharing the boundary breaking love of Christ.WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureGrace Covenant Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterianGrace Covenant is an inclusive place of spiritual growth for all people. All are welcomed into this fellowship regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic or racial identity, economic or educational status, or political affiliation.WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureGrace Lutheran Church (ELCA)LutheranWe are a community of faith REJOICING in God's grace, RENEWED by the Holy Spirit, RESPONDING with Christ's love.WebFacebook
Logo or PictureHaywood Street Congregation MethodistHaywood St. is a transformative open community of Christ, led by the Holy Spirit, creating opportunities to serve and be served so that all who participate are empowered to claim their identity as a Child of God.WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureHigh Country United Church of ChristUnited Church of ChristWe are a safe, loving environment, to discover and cultivate spiritual growth, and to establish community by reflecting and celebrating God’s love. Our mission is to inspire positive change in our world as we are led by Christ’s example of love, compassion, and acceptance of all people.WebFacebook
Logo or PictureJesus People Church of AshevilleOUR PURPOSE: “To welcome a rejected people, those who have been marginalized by religion, society or other systems. To tell them that they are fully welcome in the church and that God has a special destiny and calling for their lives.”WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureJewish Community Center Jewish You belong here. We welcome you.WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureJubilee -Non-DenominationalOur commitment is to love and respect one another regardless of differences. All are welcome and accepted at our Sunday services.WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureKadampa Buddhism BuddhistoUR Welcome! That's a word we use frequently here at Kenilworth Church. That's because we truly welcome all people without regard to race, age, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, education or economic class.Web
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureKenilworth PresbyterianPresbyterianWelcome! That's a word we use frequently here at Kenilworth Church. That's because we truly welcome all people without regard to race, age, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, education or economic class.WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureLand of the Sky UCCUnited Church of ChristAs a community living into the unity for which Jesus prayed, we welcome the beautiful spectrum of God’s people-of every race, nationality, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, and ability-into the full life of the church.WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureMCC Sacred JourneyMCCMCC is a global Christian church of loving, affirming and welcoming communities of faith. While Transforming Ourselves as We Transform the World, MCC confronts oppression and injustice in our local communities, our nation, and around the world.WebFacebook
  • Henderson
Logo or PictureMontreat Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterianAs a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) we are enriched by the Reformed Protestant tradition that for centuries has reached around the world in ministry, service and outreach in the name of Jesus Christ.WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureMother Grove Goddess TempleAlternative The purpose of the Mother Grove is to maintain a permanent sanctuary where people of all faith traditions may openly and safely celebrate the Divine Feminine, the Goddess of a Thousand Names, the Mother of All.WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureMountain SynagogueJewishMountain Synagogue is the only Jewish congregation in North Carolina west of Asheville. We are a Synagogue, a Community and a Family.Web
  • Macon
Logo or PictureNew Hope Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterianWebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PicturePeople Being Jesus / New Creation ICCCSpiritual Our mission is to be the face of Jesus to those who need him. Does not matter who you are or what you have done in your life!!! YOU can be the face of Jesus to someone who needs him!!WebFacebook
  • Henderson
Logo or PictureProvidence Baptist ChurchBaptistProvidence Baptist Church is a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship congregation. We are also affiliated with the Western North Carolina Baptist Fellowship. We are a warm, welcoming, worshiping, inquiring community of believers.WebFacebook
  • Henderson
Logo or PictureSaint Johns​Episcopal Here at St. John’s Episcopal Church of Asheville we gather to practice the generous Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are a vibrant community celebrating the faith we share. Join us for worship every Saturday at 5 PM and every Sunday at 11 AM, followed by Coffee Hour.WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
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Logo or PictureSt. David’s Episcopal ChurchEpiscopalSt. David's Episcopal Church is a community that celebrates a rich tradition while at the same time seeking new ways to express and experience the mysteries of God in Christ. We are intentionally inclusive, welcoming all people as they are.WebFacebook
  • Jackson
Logo or PictureSt. George's​Episcopal St. George's is devoted to social and environmental justice, creativity and the arts, contemplative practice, and building authentic community where all are truly welcome.WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureSt. Luke’s Episcopal ChurchEpiscopalThe community of St. Luke's is a sanctuary and instrument of Christ's love through compassion and healing for all.WebFacebook
Logo or PictureSt. Matthaias​Episcopal WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureSwannanoa Valley Friends MeetingQuaker - FriendsSwannanoa Valley Friends Meeting is a faith community in Black Mountain, North Carolina deeply rooted in the principles of the Religious Society of Friends, the Quakers. We believe that all people have within them the inner light of the Divine and so our worship is open to everyone.WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureThe Episcopal Church of the Holy SpiritEpiscopalThis is a welcoming, loving Christian community, committed to serving God, one another and our neighbors. Many have come to Holy Spirit from other denominations, choosing this parish for its warm Christian community and its commitment to service. We accept others for who they are and welcome anyone, regardless of their social, political, and theological views.WebFacebook
  • Madison
Logo or PictureThe Namaste Center For Spirituality, Healing and the ArtsInterdenominationalOUR MISSION: To foster Spiritual Growth within a loving, safe, diverse community by serving those seeking: Health Healing HappinessWebFacebook
  • Henderson
Logo or PictureThe Reconciling Ministry Group at Central United Methodist ChurchMethodistWe are a community for Christ in the center of the city. We welcome everyone without exception, and we affirm that all individuals are persons of sacred worth.WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureThermal Belt Unitarian Universalist FellowshipUnitarian Universalist TBUUF is affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association of North America and is an ethical and liberal religious community dedicated to promoting the ongoing search for truth and affirming the inherent worth of the individual.WebFacebook
  • Polk
Logo or PictureUnitarian Universalist Church of AshevilleUnitarian Universalist Our open and welcoming congregation connects hearts, challenges minds and nurtures spirits, while serving and transforming our community and the world.WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
Logo or PictureUnitarian Universalist Church of TransylvaniaUnitarian Universalist Celebrating personal and religious diversity means we are an inclusive community, welcoming people regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, disability or personal belief about God.WebFacebook
  • Transylvania
Logo or PictureUnitarian Universalist Congregation of the Swannanoa ValleyUnitarian Universalist On the forefront of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer inclusion for more than 40 years, we are people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We welcome you: your whole self, with all your truths and your doubts, your worries and your hopes. Join us on this extraordinary adventure of faith. Get involved!WebFacebook
  • Buncombe
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