Engaging our Community
Be the Center of our Community; relating, loving, and engaging with our neighbors as followers of Christ who makes all things new.
By being intentional in making God’s love visible to our diverse neighbors, and promoting and sharing the resources that we have been given, we make room for God to transform our congregation and community.
In addition to sharing our facilities with many groups in our community, we reach out to our neighbors in many ways:
Volunteers from Hominy sort food and clothes and interview clients for assistance at Asheville Buncombe Christian Community Ministry Hominy Valley, located on Smokey Park Highway.
Congregations for Children "C4C"
Hominy cooperates with other churches in the Enka school district to "foster school and faith community partnership to sustain and support children in the Hominy Valley." We work together to provide children in our schools with supplies, tutoring, and nutrition necessary for a good education. Two outgrowths have been Summer and Weekend feeding ministries.
Five churches in the upper Hominy Valley have taken on the goal of providing nutritional meals and nurturing fellowship for the people in our community who find both in short supply. Congregations take turns in preparing a free weekly meal at a central location.
Hot meals are prepared daily in the Ministries Center and delivered with love by our members to the doorstep of home-bound adults throughout Hominy Valley.
Candler School Neighbor Day
A day of service and fun in August that has expanded beyond our congregation to include other churches and organizations as we work together with our neighbors for our neighbor: Candler Elementary School. Landscaping projects, cleaning and setting up classrooms, distribution of school supplies and a cookout and fun activities make for a great day!
Hominy helps provide back to school supplies, and Christmas presents to needy children and their families through this ministry founded by a Hominy member.
Room in the Inn
Twice a year we welcome women from the A Hope Women's Shelter to stay for a week at Hominy Baptist Church. Volunteers help with meals, transportation, entertainment and overnight hosting.
Every year we provide 200 shoeboxes filled with hats, gloves, toys, candy, and personal care items to children at Hominy Valley elementary schools.
An old Baptist tradition continues, minus the white wrapping paper. Fifty Hominy Valley families receive a bounty of groceries for the holidays.