Circle of Mercy is a welcoming, inclusive, and celebrative community of believers. We are committed to spiritual formation that nurtures prayerful discernment, invites compassionate service, and prompts prophetic action. We believe that turning to God also means turning to the world—especially to its broken places—as agents of healing and hope.
We are an ecumenical congregation, drawing from a variety of confessional traditions, but choosing to be affiliated with the Alliance of Baptists and the United Church of Christ. We participate and offer leadership in a variety of mission involvements locally, nationally, and internationally. At the heart of our community life is worship. Every Sunday evening, a lively mix of adults and children gathers around a welcoming table to sing and pray, share concerns and celebrations, reflect on the intersection of Scripture and life, meditate in silence, and break the bread of communion. There’s always room for others who are on a journey to engage their faith and the world.
Please join us for Sunday worship
5:30 p.m. June through August
5:00 p.m. September through May
The Center for Art and Spirit at St. George's
One School Road (Malvern Hills in West Asheville)
Asheville, North Carolina 28806
Meet Circle of Mercy
Come to the Our Mission page to meet our members and staff and find out what we're all about!
Circle of Mercy Is a Peace Church
Believing that the life and teachings of Jesus call us to be active peacemakers and to reject violence, we have proclaimed Circle of Mercy a Peace Church. With this statement, members of Circle of Mercy Congregation declare our conversion to the reconciling work of Christ, which is our highest calling. Read our Peace Church Statement.
Open, Welcoming, and Affirming
Circle of Mercy is an open, welcoming, and affirming congregation, recognizing that all persons are created in the image of God with inherent dignity and worth.Please read our welcoming statement. We support the missions of the UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns and the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists.