Weekly Update – Jan. 7, 2018

Weekly Update – Jan. 7, 2018

THIS SUNDAY @ ASBURY
Sermon: “Washed Clean or Just All Wet?”
Mark 1:4-11
Tom Newman, Lead Pastor


WORSHIP

Worship Services

9:30 AM – Contemporary Service

11:00 AM – Traditional Service

Classes

LiveIt! Classes for Grades K-5 – 9:30 AM in Asbury South (First time guests can pre-register their children here)

Noah’s Ark Adult Class – 9:45 AM in Asbury South, Room 100

Sunday Kid’s Ministry – Nursery and Preschool

Parents and youth partner with our nursery staff to provide a safe and nurturing experience for our birth – 3 year olds. The nursery is available for our 9:30 am and 11:00 am services.  During the 9:30 am service, we provide a classroom experience filled with activities and a story for our 3-5 year olds. (First time guests can pre-register their children here)

Prayer after 9:30 AM Service

If you would like prayer after the 9:30 AM service, a caring individual in room 302 will be waiting to pray with you.

Asbury Care Team (ACT)care team

ACT is here to confidentially serve our church community under the leadership of our Lead Pastor, for general or specific life issues such as grief/loss, unemployment, illness, and life changes. To learn more and meet our Care Team members, click here.


GROUPS

LifeGroups

Creating Community

LifeGroups are made up of 8-12 people meeting, often in homes, to form friendships, talk about faith and the Bible, have social times and do service projects. People are at different stages of life and faith-creating diverse and relaxed environments. Click here to learn more or contact Sharon Hensley.
Kids

Asbury Kid’s Ministry

LiveIt! is our Sunday environment for K-5th grade from 9:30-10:30am. It is a small group experience with a large group component where a host and storyteller make the Bible come alive and help children apply biblical principles to everyday life. Click here to learn more or contact Crista McKenzie .  The virtue for December is: Generosity

Asbury Student MinistryStudents

A fun, exciting place to do life together for our tweens and teens! Large group worship, small study groups, service projects, and retreats. Life change, deep friendships, and spiritual formation happen at 412 and DASH. Click here or contact Andy Mannes.

SERVICE

habitat volunteers neededApostle’s Build Needs YOU!

Habitat is so thankful for everyone’s hard work and dedication to the building project we are involved in. We could not do all of this without you! It looks like the Apostles home is sliding a little behind schedule and so they opened up two extra weeks at the end. All of the dates have been added to http://vhub.at/apostlesbuild and if you could sign up to volunteer, that would be great! ***Some key dates are January 6 and January 20 and some Thursdays and Fridays are open too.*** If you didn’t get a chance to help out, now is your chance!!! Let’s show them our Asbury heart!


NEWS AND NOTES

Didn’t Receive Your 2018 Giving Envelopes?

We are aware of a possible delay in the mailing of our giving envelopes. Feel free to use any unused envelopes from 2017 that you may have at home and just make sure the correct date is on them. We will also have envelopes in a basket at the information desk in both buildings for your convenience. Thank you for your patience.

Discovering Asbury—Wednesday, January 10, 2018—6:00 PMdiscovering asbury

Here at Asbury Church, attendance at our Discovering Asbury class is a requirement for membership. Our next class will be on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. A light dinner will be served at 6PM and all participants must RSVP. For details and to RSVP, email alicia@asburyraleigh.org. Baptism and Membership Sunday will be Sunday, January 28, 2018.

Friday Night Support Group – Starting January 5, 2018 – 7PM – 8:30 PM

Do you have someone in your life that has a Substance Use Disorder? Are you struggling with this alone? Well, now you don’t have to.  Asbury Church, a confidential and safe place for all participants, will host a weekly support group on Fridays starting January 5, 2018 at 7 PM. Registration and contact information can be found here.

“Stuck” Short Term Bible Study for Women—Starts Jan. 6 @ 9:00 AM

If you’re stuck in an invisible struggle of heart or mind, this 8 week bible study will help you get unstuck. The study is intended to lead women to consider the truth and how it applies to their lives by using story-driven teaching, scripture study, and interactive projects. Learn more and register here.

First Sunday Prayer Meetingprayer meeting

You are invited to join us this Sunday, January 7 at 5:30 PM in Asbury South for our monthly prayer meeting. Come and pray for our church and our community as we enter into a new year!

Goal for CINYB Has Been Exceeded!!!

We are so thankful for your generosity!! We are happy to announce that our goal for CINYB has been exceeded by approximately $5,000!!

confirmation starts 2/112018 Confirmation

Parents and students are invited to join us for a Confirmation interest meeting on Sunday, January 28  immediately following the 9:30 AM service. We will meet in the Asbury North Youth Room.  Come hear about what Confirmation at Asbury Church looks like, register your child for confirmation and ask any questions!  RSVP to Michelle Keown by January 24.

If your child would like to participate in confirmation, which starts on Sunday, February 11 at 4:00 PM, please email Andy Mannes by February 4. Confirmation is open to all students, but typically our younger students, 6th and/or 7th grade students participate in the class and complete their confirmation.

 


LOOKING AHEAD

Jan. 10 – Discovering Asbury @ 6:00 PM
Jan. 15 – Church Office Closed
Jan. 28 – Baptism and Membership Sunday
Feb. 2-4 – Youth Ski Trip
Feb. 3 – Blood Drive
Feb. 4 – Scout Sunday
Feb. 14 – Ash Wednesday Service @ 7:00 PM
Feb. 21 – Worship Night
Feb. 24 – Backpack Buddies
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