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  Calvary is a church in West Asheville, NC with a community of believers in Christ who seek to follow him closer in our daily lives. We would like to personally invite you to come join us for joyous worship, meaningful Bible study, or any other event. The atmosphere is relaxed and our goal is to help you grow deeper in your relationship with Christ. Come learn more about us and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. You’re going to love being at Calvary!

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For most of this past week, I had the gift of time for silence and reflection at Mepkin Abbey, a Trappist monastery located on the Cooper River, not far from Charleston, SC. Mepkin was originally a plantation, then the estate of the Henry and Clare Booth Luce family (he was a renowned magazine publisher and she was a congresswoman and ambassador), and, since that family donated the nearly 3,000 acres to the Trappists, a thriving monastery. It is a beautiful place: towering, moss-covered live oaks, vast pasture lands, and spectacular views of the river.  


Sunday, June 16 Sermon

Sunday, June 16 2019 The Everyday Trinity
Speaker: The Rev Dr. Guy Sayles


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Dear Friends,

For the last 18 months or so, the Leadership Team, the Deacons, and our congregation as a whole have been listening to one another and to the voice of the Spirit as we seek to discern the shape of our future mission and ministry. It’s challenging and important work. We want to be faithful followers of Jesus who use our talents, time, and energy to serve the kingdom of God.  

I believe that, by the end of this calendar year, we need to make some significant decisions about how we will be and do church. We know, of course, that we will gather for worship, study the Bible, extend love and care to one another, welcome guests and new members, and engage in mission.

One significant question we must answer has to do with the scope and extent of that mission-engagement: how much can we do in light of our gifts, limits, and opportunities?

Other important questions are about our buildings: How do we assure that they are accessible for the majority of our members and guests? How do we take wise care of them? How do we avoid their becoming the nearly-singular focus of our attention?

As we continue this journey of discernment, we need to have honest and, at times, hard conversations with each other. I’m confident that the Spirit will guide us and I look forward to what we will discover together.

Grace and peace,


Sunday, June 9 2019 Sermon

Sunday, June 9 2019 The Spirit of Community
Speaker: The Rev Dr. Guy Sayles

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June 9 2019



We celebrate Pentecost today by remembering the gift of the Holy Spirit which God poured out on the earliest followers of Jesus, a gift which empowered them to move beyond the bewilderment and amazement of the days immediately after Jesus’ death and resurrection and to be a community of faithful and growing witnesses to the love, grace, and mercy of God for all people. Pente means “fifty,” and that first Christian Pentecost occurred fifty days after Easter.


Sunday Sermon: June 2, 2019

Sunday, June 2 2019
Faith Dynamics: Focus and Celebrate
Speaker: The Rev Guy Sayles