Weekly Update – Feb. 4, 2018

Weekly Update – Feb. 4, 2018

THIS SUNDAY @ ASBURY
Sermon Preview: “I Searched the World Over”
Mark 1:29-39
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 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

“Sharing Life. Saving Lives.” Blood Drive – THIS SATURDAY; 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!

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

This Sunday is Scout Sundayscouts

Scout Sunday is a beautiful reminder to ground ourselves in faith and reverence, both in our personal lives and in Boy Scouts of America’s daily mission to make the world a better place. We are excited to have Cub Scouts Pack 350 and Boy Scouts Troop 350 serve us this Sunday. Don’t be alarmed when you see these faithful young people bustling around campus greeting and handing out bulletins on Sunday!

New Blog Postset sail blog

Are you a person that prefers the safety of the harbor or do you prefer the open seas? In our latest blog post, Pastor Tom states, “Just as the ship has to leave the harbor to fulfill her potential, we too have to step out in faith to be all God calls us to be.” Are you willing to take that risk? Check it out!!

New LifeGroup forming in February!LifeGroups

A new multi-generational group will meet Wednesday evenings. Leaders will be Charles & Debbie Kaighn and Tim & Margaret Moore. For more information, contact Sharon Hensley.

Ash Wednesday – Feb. 14 @ 7 PM

Marking the beginning of the Lenten season, together we’ll enjoy a worship experience through prayer, scripture, music, and the imposition of ashes. Childcare is provided through age 2.

Christian Book Drive

A book drive for Christian Library International will be held at Asbury during the month of February. CLI only ships Christian books, Bible studies, and Bibles to over 1,600 prisons. Donations should be placed in labeled boxes found in each lobby.

Worship Night 2018worship night

Join us Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00 PM for a night of worship featuring Brothers McClurg, our very own Worship Director, Kevin Michael Thompson, and special guest, Ian Zumback. Brothers McClurg have written many of the songs we sing at Asbury including: You Shine ThroughFrom Every Stormy Wind That Blows, All Hail the Power, and more! Grab your friends and family and join us for a special midweek night of song!

confirmation starts 2/112018 Confirmation Starts February 11 @ 4:00 PM

If you missed last week’s confirmation interest meeting but your child would like to participate in this life-changing experience, please email Andy Mannes no later than 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.

Asbury Preschool Registration Is Openenroll preschool

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.

JOY Group – February 15 @ 11:00 AM – Asbury Northallen hayes special guest

This month’s JOY Group will feature a special musical guest, Allen Hayes, who is also a member of Asbury Church. He is well known in our community for his musical talent and we are excited to welcome him as part of our program. Lunch will be served at the usual cost of $6 per person. Come and enjoy the music and fellowship.

First Sunday Prayer Meeting – THIS SUNDAY at 5:00 PM (New Time!)

Please join us THIS Sunday, February 4 at 5:00 PM (NEW TIME) in Asbury South for our monthly prayer meeting. This month’s focus will be on the love of Christ.

Father-Daughter Dance

The 21st annual Father-Daughter dance will be held at Millbrook UMC on Friday, February 9 at 6:30 PM. Get more information and buy tickets by clicking here.  Proceeds help the House of Hope.

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, visit the SOAPY page on our website, or subscribe to have 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

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
Mar. 1 – Gratitude Gathering @ 7:00 PM
Mar. 7 – Discovering Asbury @ 6:30 PM
Mar. 11 – 18 – Family Promise
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