Weekly Update – February 24, 2019

Weekly Update – February 24, 2019

Sermon Preview: “Cultivating Contentment”
Philippians 4:4-13
Tom Newman, Lead Pastor

February Sermon Series

We are halfway through our churchwide emphasis Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity. Last Sunday, our topic was “Wisdom and Finance.” We looked closely at the biblical principles of money management and learned how they apply to our daily lives. We also reviewed some common pitfalls and cultural traps and discovered how we can avoid them. If you were unable to be with us, you can find the sermon message and two financial planning worksheets on our website by clicking here.

This Sunday our topic will be “Cultivating Contentment.” If you ever feel a strong desire to have more, or if you ever look at your surroundings and feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of things, then you don’t want to miss this message! We will address head-on our human tendency to accumulate possessions and wealth and learn how to consciously change our ways. We also will be handing out a special tool that will help us to re-focus daily on contentment and simplicity. I hope you will join us!

9:30 AM – Contemporary Service (North Building)
11:00 AM – Traditional Service (South Building)

Pastoral Care
The Asbury Care Team (ACT) is here to care for you, under the leadership of our Lead Pastor, for general or specific life issues such as grief, illness, and life changes. For assistance and to meet our Care Team members, please visit our Care Team page.

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Visit our LifeGroup page to learn how we create community.


Click here and check out what our Student Ministry is all about!


Visit our page to learn more about Asbury’s Kids Ministry!


Go Now All February Long!
#GoNow2019 is winding down and we have done great work over these last few weeks! Thanks to everyone who wrote a card, donated items, gave of their time, organized events, gave monetarily, and who prayed for all of the projects! You don’t have to wait for the next #gonow initiative to continue spreading the love! Keep the Asbury hearts beating throughout the community and right here at Asbury. Check your local listings and get involved in something, grabbing friends and family to join you! You can also find some suggestions on our Serve page! #gonow2019

Still Need Family Promise Volunteers!
We are looking forward to hosting new friends from Family Promise this coming week (starting THIS Sunday)! We still need drivers and overnight hosts. Please sign up by clicking here!

Lynn Road Elementary Campus Clean Up
Join us as we clean up and beautify Lynn Road Elementary School at 9 AM on February 23. Please visit our Go Now page to sign up. UPDATE: CLEAN UP HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND NEW DATE IS TBA.


An Asbury Family Needs Our Help
Michael and Margaret Worthen had a fire recently in their house. Thankfully, the family got out in time (including their 2 dogs) but Michael did suffer some burns. They have been displaced to a hotel for at least a month and we would like to join in and help the family with meals. A meal train has been started and if you can sign up and help with a meal, it will be greatly appreciated.


New Blog Post
Just as there are many ways to worship and to serve God, there are many styles of music to express our desire to worship and serve God. Our latest blog, “Beneath the Music; the Music Beneath – Stewardship” was written by our very own Traditional Worship Director, Eric Grush. As we focus on stewardship,take a moment and enjoy some music that Eric connected with. Click here to enjoy!

Men’s Softball Team
Want to connect with some of the men at Asbury? Come join the Men’s Softball team! We have one game per week on Mon, Tue. or Thur. and we play from April through July. It is fun for the whole family! If you are interested, please email Tim Moore by March 4 at tmpcmoore@gmail.com.

Discovering Asbury – March 20 @ 6:30 PM, Asbury North
If you are curious to find out what Asbury Church is all about or considering making this your church home, you are invited to attend Discovering Asbury. A light dinner will be served and childcare will be provided. Please RSVP here (required for headcount purposes).  Our next Baptism & Membership Sunday will be Sunday, March 24.

We are going to Israel!
Pack your bags and get your passport ready! We are going on a pilgrimage through Israel and Palestine! Mark your calendars for January 19, 2020 through January 29, 2020 and let’s prepare to learn and have fun on this amazing journey! You can get all the details, including cost and a registration form on our Pilgrimage 2020 page! Pastor Tom will also host an interest meeting on March 10 at 3:00 PM in the Asbury South Sanctuary. #pilgrimage2020

Ash Wednesday – March 6 @ 6:30 PM
Join us in the Asbury South Sanctuary as we mark 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 5.

Are you interested in our Asbury Preschool?
Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year is in full swing!!  To get more information and/or to arrange a tour, email Stephanie Tarrats or give her a call at (919) 846-4773.


  • All February Go Now 2019
  • Feb. 23 – Lynn Road Cleanup
  • Feb. 24 – Mar. 3 – Family Promise
  • Mar. 3 – First Sunday Prayer Meeting
  • Mar. 3 & 10 – Consecration Sunday
  • Mar. 6 – Ash Wednesday Service
  • Mar. 20 – Discovering Asbury
  • Mar. 24 – Baptism & Membership Sunday
  • Mar. 31 – Family Sunday
  • Apr. 5 – Senior Sneak
  • Apr. 6 – Preschool Carnival
  • Apr. 14 – Palm Sunday
  • Apr. 18 – Maundy Thursday
  • Apr. 21 – Easter
  • Apr. 22 – Office Closed
  • Apr. 28 – Preschool Sunday
  • May 19 – Rise Against Hunger

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