The Asheville NC area has a rich and diverse population that follow many different spiritual paths. The following list is intended as an overview, particularly for those who are moving to the area. Please note that these pages are still under construction so the order may seem odd in places! Bear with us why we pull this information together for you.

Pluralism in Asheville NC

pluralism is not just tolerance, but the active seeking of understanding across lines of difference. Tolerance is a necessary public virtue, but it does not require Christians and Muslims, Hindus, Jews, and ardent secularists to know anything about one another. Tolerance is too thin a foundation for a world of religious difference and proximity. It does nothing to remove our ignorance of one another, and leaves in place the stereotype, the half-truth, the fears that underlie old patterns of division and violence. In the world in which we live today, our ignorance of one another will be increasingly costly.

Buddhist Asheville
Asheville Mahayana Buddhist Center
tel. (828) 350-8695

Wednesdays 7-9 pm
“Movement and Learning Center” above French Broad Food Co-op, 90 Biltmore Ave. Asheville
With lakes, mountains, beaches and beautiful cities, North Carolina is one of the most externally beautiful states in the US where it is easy to find places of external peace and tranquility.
Many people in North Carolina have material success and wealth and the resources to enjoy the external beauty, but still experience unhappiness, dissatisfaction, anger, relationship difficulties, and the pain of disappointment in never finding a happiness that lasts.
Happiness and suffering are both states of mind and cannot be found outside the mind.
Through meditation and training the mind to cultivate real happiness and abandon the causes of unhappiness we can definitely find the lasting peace we long for.
At Asheville Mahayana Buddhist Center, we offer meditation instruction; teachings on Buddhist view; study programs for different levels of experience; opportunities for Buddhist practice with chanted meditations; and other devotional activities.

Churches in Asheville NC
    • Arden First Baptist Church, 3839 Sweeten Creek Hwy., Arden, NC, 828-684-6780
    • Arden Presbyterian-PCA, 2215 Hendersonville Road, Arden, NC, 828-684-7221
    • Asheville Apostolic Church
    • Just off Chunns Cove Road on Piney Mountain Drive, overlooking the I-240 at Exit 6. Email or call (828)258-8582.
    • Asheville North Seventh Day Adventist Church
    • 364 Broadway, Asheville, NC, 828-281-0410
    • Asheville Pentecostal Holiness Church
    • 213 Long Shoals Road, Skyland, NC, 828-684-2158
    • Avalon Grove Celtic Christian Church
    • Near Downtown Weaverville, Weaverville, NC 28787
    • (828) 645-2674
    • visit web-site
    • Avery's Creek United Methodist Church, Glen Bridge Road, Arden, NC
    • Basilica of St. Lawrence (Catholic), 97 Haywood St., Asheville, NC, 828-252-6042
    • Beverly Hills Baptist Church, 777 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC
    • Biltmore Baptist Church
    • Located in Arden, 828-687-1111
    • Blue Ridge Christian Church, at the corner of Butler Bridge & Airport Roads, 828-687-7826
    • Calvary Episcopal Church, Hwy. 25, Fletcher, NC, 828-684-6266
    • Candler House of Prayer, 1945 Smokey Park Hwy, Candler, NC, 828-667-5547
    • Cathedral of All Souls (Episcopal), 9 Swan St., Asheville, NC, 828-274-2681
    • Cornerstone Christian Center, 1450 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC, 828-670-7602
    • Cloud Cottage Community of Mindful Living ,219 Old Toll Circle, Black Mountain, NC 28711, 828-669-0920
    • Family Christian Center,  520 South Allen Rd., Flat Rock, NC. "Where Expectation Meets the Extraordinary!" 828-693-4008, Timothy L. Melton B.A.
    • First Baptist Church, 5 Oak Street, Asheville, NC, 828-252-4781
    • First Presbyterian Church, 40 Church St., Asheville, NC, 828-253-1431
    • Grace Biltmore, PCA , PO Box 5718, Asheville, NC 28813, 828-329-5766. Meets in the Asheville Ballroom in the IWANNA building Sundays at 9:30AM.
    • Grove Stone Baptist Church, 828-686-5501, US 70 and Grove Stone Road across from Ingles.
    • Harvest Time Assembly of God, 225 Summit Street, Asheville, NC, 828-2-PRAYER
    • Hill Street Missionary Baptist Church,135 Hill Street, Asheville, NC 28801, 828-254-4646
    • His People Community Church , 2214 Smoky Park Highway (in Valley View Shopping Center). 828-236-BODY (2639).
    • Hopkins Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 21 College Place, Asheville, NC, 828-254-6098
    • Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church P.C.A., 2 Bear Creek Road, Asheville, NC, 828-258-8624
    • Merrimon Avenue Baptist Church, 283 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, NC, 828-252-2768
    • Asheville Reformed Baptist Fellowship
    • New Life Community Church, 1417 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC, 828-254-0040
    • Reed Memorial Baptist Chruch, 765 Fairview Road, Oakley area, Asheville, NC, 828-274-7639
    • Restoration World Outreach Center, 15 Airport Rd, Arden, NC, 828-687-1119
    • Sh'ma Ministries, PO Box 1161, Enka, NC 28728,
    • (828)367-0775
    • Soteria Christian Empowerment Center
    • 89 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, 828-350-7744
    • St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 109 Crescent Hill Dr., Arden, NC, 828-684-6098
    • St. George's Epsicopal Church, One School Road, Asheville, NC 28806 828-258-0211
    • St. James AME Church, Hildebrand Street, Asheville, NC,828-253-5191
    • St. Paul's United Methodist Church ,
    • 223 Hillside Street, 828-252-6512.
    • Thomas Chapel AME Zion Church 120 W. College Street, Black Mountain, NC, 828-669-2221
    • Trinity Baptist Church, 216 Shelburne Road, Asheville, NC, 828-254-2187 (Call 24/7 for directions and service times - Also have Russian and Spanish services)
    • Trinity Presbyterian Church
    • 17 Shawnee Trail, Asheville, NC, 828-299-3433
    • Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville
    • One Edwin Place, Asheville, NC, 828-254-6001
    • Unity Center, 2245 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher/Mills River, NC, 828-684-3798 or 828-891-8700
    • Victory Fellowship Worship Center, 450 Aiken Rd. / PO Box 2257, Weaverville, NC 28787. 828-243-3088.
    • Zen Center of Asheville, WriteMind Institute, 84 N. Lexington, Asheville, NC, NC, 828-253-2314
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