The Church of the Transfiguration is supporting the Church of the Advocate's Red door Ministry by collecting gently worn and new shoes.  

Please drop shoes off in the Parish Hall. There is a box on a table near the Children's Sunday School table.  

Read below to learn more about this ministry  or check out their website at

The Red Door Ministry at The Church of the Advocate, is located in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, and is a worshiping community of the Episcopal Dioceses of WNC. Most of our friends simply know us as The Red Door. Our ministry was established in 1997, making it one of the earliest to serve the marginalized and outside people in the downtown area. On Sundays, we celebrate the Holy Eucharist and offer a safe and sacred space for our congregation to enjoy conversation, creative expression through art, access to our First Aid station, The Basics Supply Closet and our Sole Mate Shoe Closet. A community meal is shared following our celebration and everyone is welcome to join us. Participation in the worship is NOT required to take part in any offerings. 


Most of our community puts many miles on their feet in a day. Maintaining healthy feet is a BIG part of remaining healthy overall. A closet stocked with new or gently used shoes in all shapes and sizes is open on Sundays. Everyone is invited to come in and choose a pair that has that “just right” fit.