Weekly Update – Jan. 21, 2018

Weekly Update – Jan. 21, 2018

THIS SUNDAY @ ASBURY
Sermon Preview: “Make it Count: Start”
Nehemiah 1:3-42:2-6, 17, 196:1-4;
Galatians 6:9
Andy Mannes, Youth 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 January is: Commitment – Making a plan and putting it into practice

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 – Saturday, January 20!!!!

We desperately need your help tomorrow (Saturday, January 20th)!!! Please consider coming out of your house after the snow and help. It is supposed to be sunny, in the 50’s (warm) and we have light duty painting and cleanup as well as some exterior trim work to complete so our family can move in by the end of the month. Sign up here or just come on out! http://vhub.at/apostlesbuild 

“Sharing Life. Saving Lives.” Blood Drive – Sat., Feb. 3; 10 AM – 2 PM

You can make a difference in our community by donating blood! Asbury Church has partnered up with The Blood Connection to bring their mobile drive to our parking lot! Reserve your spot NOW at http://bit.ly/2Dik7Th. Walk-ins are welcome! All donors will receive a $10 Chick-fil-A gift card! Email jaybrame@nc.rr.com for questions.

Backpack Buddies Meal Packing Eventbackpack

Our next meal packing event is scheduled for Saturday, February 24 at 10 AM in Asbury North. We will pack backpacks with weekend meals for children from food-insecure homes. This is a GREAT service project for families! Let Crista know you will be there!


NEWS AND NOTES

Didn’t Receive Your 2018 Giving Envelopes Yet?

We are aware of a 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.

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.

412 Mission Trip Serving Raleigh, NC – July 29 – August 2 

We are excited to announce our 412’s mission trip will be serving in our hometown of Raleigh, NC. Our 6th & 7th graders will serve the community by partnering with local organizations to meet various needs. They might work with children at Helping Hands, partner with organizations that serve the homeless population, help keep the “City of Oaks” beautiful by serving with the Parks and Recreation Department, or spend a morning serving at a local farm gathering extra produce for those in need. If you would like to register your student for this mission trip, please click here to register. Questions? E-mail Andy Mannes . Registration Deadline:  January 28

Asbury Preschool Registration Informationenroll preschool

Asbury Church members new to the preschool will register on January 26 from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM in the preschool office. On January 30, the general public may register beginning at 8:00 AM in the preschool office. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact the preschool at 919-846-4773 or email at preschool@asburyraleigh.org. Registration forms are available in the preschool office or by clicking here.

ash wednesdayWe Need Your Input!

Did you know that Ash Wednesday falls on February 14th this year?  Yes! That is also Valentine’s Day!  We are thinking of adding a Noonday service for that day. Would you attend? Click here to let us know!

 Worship Night 2018worship night

Join us Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00 PM for a night of worship featuring Brothers McClurg, Kevin Michael Thompson, and special guests. Brothers McClurg have written many of the songs we sing at Asbury including: You Shine Through, From Every Stormy Wind, All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name and more! Grab your friends and family and join us for a special midweek night of song!

baptism membershipBaptism and Membership Sunday – January 28

Join us for Baptism and Membership Sunday as we welcome our newest members to Asbury Church! We are so excited to add them to our family!

 

coffee and bible

S.O.A.P.Y. – Your daily dose of scripture.

We invite you to participate in S.O.A.P.Y.  It’s our way to read and reflect on daily passages from the Bible and connect to scripture as a community of Christ followers. You can pick up a bookmark in the lobby of either building, you can visit the SOAPY page on our website, or you can subscribe to receive it sent to your email every morning. We hope this will be a great tool to help your continued growth with Jesus.

Scripture | read it
Observation | what’s it say
Application | how does it apply
Prayer | write a prayer
Yield | live it


LOOKING AHEAD

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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