Church Congregation To Sell Property, Invest In Local Needs


Last updated 7/19/2021 at 12:11pm

Imagining a new model for what a faith community can look like, the congregation of Biltmore United Methodist Church has voted to sell its property and devote its energy and resources toward responding to Asheville’s most pressing social needs.

“The church is the people – not the building,” said Mike Moyer, chair of the Biltmore UMC Church Council. “We are a smaller community now, and we want to be free to be the hands and feet of Christ.”

The decision comes after more than two years of study and listening sessions to consider the church’s financial condition, prospects fo...

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