I have lots of memories and friends at St. Paul’s.
I come to St. Paul’s, because we all work together.”
We felt at home at St. Paul’s from our very first visit.
St. Paul’s means home for me, a place where I’m always welcomed.
It was like returning home! St. Paul’s accepted me into ‘the Family’!
We love St. Paul’s, because everybody is so kind!
We are a multicultural and multi-ethnic congregation.
In an effort to reflect the wider community, St. Paul’s seeks to grow as a multi-ethnic congregation, where people of diverse racial and economic backgrounds “worship, work, and walk together.”
Even as a predominantly white congregation since 1887, St. Paul’s has been one of the pioneer churches in this area, that opened their doors to persons of other ethnic groups, as you see in the stained glass window in the sanctuary that intentionally features children of different skin colors. However, in 2013, St. Paul’s started realizing that having a few token people in the congregation is not enough, but that churches should stop making Sunday 11:00 am “the most segregated hour in America.”
Currently, Caucasians, African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians worship together. We acknowledge the importance of sharing the church leadership, and we want to grow in that regard, too. We provide simultaneous translation both in Spanish and in Korean during the Sunday 11:00 worship service. We have a Spanish-Speaking Small Group that meets once a month, sharing vibrant fellowship among native and non-native Spanish speakers. A Korean-Speaking Small Group will be formed in the near future.
Two ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes are offered by Asheville Literacy Council at St. Paul’s: Mondays 1:00-3:00 pm and Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 pm.
If you are looking for a church where everybody becomes friends and family regardless of their backgrounds and cultures, and where true friendship in Jesus Christ that overcomes all barriers and prejudices is explored, please join us. We know it is not easy, but we are dedicated to making it happen, by actively learning even from mistakes. Please join us in this endeavor, so that together we can reflect heaven! If you have questions, please feel free to contact Rev. In-Yong Lee at (828) 252-6512 or at email@example.com.