Greetings from the historic St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Asheville, NC!
If you have traveled by St. James A.M.E. Church at 44 Hildebrand Street recently, you may have seen the scaffolding and fencing surrounding the building. These barriers were erected to safeguard parishioners and visitors as we begin our urgently needed restoration project.
Our goal is to repair the aging roof, replace and repair deteriorating masonry on the exterior walls, and restore the flooring in the sanctuary. With the help of capital campaign funding, our church will continue to be a beacon of God's love now and for future generations. St. James A.M.E. Church has been opening its doors to countless community events since its inception. It has been a meeting place for the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Gamma Gamma Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, East End/Valley Street Neighborhood Association, and has hosted the ceremonial start of The Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace March and Rally among other ministerial, community, and city-wide events.
We invite you to join a wave of supporters by donating towards our mission to continue to provide a hospitable, friendly, and diverse place for people to gather for worship and community events. We welcome donations of all amounts and we thank you in advance. All donations are tax deductible.
What will the project cost? It is estimated that the total cost of this project will be close to $571,000.
Target Start Date: Early 2020
How to donate to the Restoration Project?
- Donations can be mailed to St. James AME Church 44 Hildebrand Street, Asheville, NC 28801 Make checks or money orders payable to St. James AME Church with RESTORATION written in the memo. - Donations can be made using our GoFundMe page by clicking the following link:***