Weekly Update – May 5, 2019

Weekly Update – May 5, 2019

Sermon Preview: “This is Love: All Things Made New!”
Revelation 21:1-7
Tom Newman, Lead Pastor


9:30 AM – Contemporary Service (North Building)

11:00 AM – Traditional Service (South Building)

A Series on Love…

Join us for the last week in our series, “This is Love”. What we know is that God loves us – but what we could spend a lifetime discovering is just how deep this love is, and how powerful it is to transform us from the inside out. Click here to see the promo video…Ask a friend or neighbor to join you as we finish this awesome series together! Missed the first two Sundays? No problem! Click here to catch up!

Noah’s Ark Sunday School
Noah’s Ark Sunday School Class meets every Sunday at 9:45 AM in Asbury South, Room 100. The class is currently working on the series study, “Whisper”. Discover how simple it is to hear God’s voice in every aspect of your life! Click here for more information about the study or email David Colvard with any questions.

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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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 Jeff Severt.  


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.  


Asbury Student Ministry

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 to learn more or contact Andy Mannes.


You have been invited to join Asbury Church’s Meal Packaging Event, in the movement to end hunger by the year 2030! After celebrating our millionth meal in 2018, we are excited to invite you to our continuing partnership with Rise Against Hunger, starting on our 2nd Million in the fight to end hunger by 2030. Meals are distributed through global partners administering school feeding programs, orphanages, health clinics, vocational training and responding to crisis. The day will begin with an outdoor combined worship service at 10 AM, before moving into the North Building for meal packaging. Please be sure to REGISTER now for this fun, kid-friendly, high-impact experience. We believe #2030isPossible

Random Acts of Kindness – #ThisIsLove Challenge
The love that Jesus Christ demonstrated for us when he laid his life on the cross is a love we can never repay. But we can do our best by joining forces and showing random acts of kindness to others throughout our communities. Not only might you cheer up a random stranger, but YOU will feel good too! Who knows? Your kindness might even create a ripple effect! If you can take a picture (not required), share it with us on social media @asburyraleigh and tag it with #thisislove #asburyraleigh


New Blog Post!!
On Monday, we shared a #newblogpost on our Facebook page. Michelle Keown, our Student Ministry Assistant, talks to us about rest and when to say “Yes”. There is power and strength in creating space for those things in your life and rest before you are weary. Read her blog by clicking here and carve out time for you to rest.

JOY Group Meeting – May 16 @ 11 AM
is welcome to attend the last JOY Group meeting before the summer break. Enjoy a potluck lunch and a presentation from our very own, James Bernstein, who will be sharing photos and stories from his trip to Mount Kilimanjaro. Non-members are welcome to join us – don’t forget to bring a dish! Contact Jeanne Davis at mjdavis1946@gmail.com or 239-248-9066 to let her know you will be coming.

The Church Office Will Be Closed
The Asbury Staff will be attending a church conference and will not be back until Wednesday, May 8. If you need to reach someone immediately, please send the appropriate staff member an email and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

April was Volunteer Appreciation Month
The Asbury Staff took time last week to thank every single one of our volunteers for helping us achieve our mission to engage in relationships where Christ transforms. Because of our volunteers, we are able to extend love and grace to our families and communities every day!! We made this awesome video for them and wanted to share it with everyone! Enjoy!

Trip to Haiti NEW DATE – November 4 – 9, 2019
An information meeting for this trip will be May 19 at 1 PM (after Rise Against Hunger) in Asbury North, Room 301. The cost will be $1,250 and our theme will be “HeartSong – An Exchange of Worship, Work, and Witness with Haiti.” Contact: Jeff Severt for more information

PLEASE SLOW DOWN When Entering Asbury Church Campus
Asbury Friends and Guests! We’ve got a great word for you this Sunday ! We know you don’t want to miss this weekend’s worship services so please be sure to be on time; BUT PLEASE follow all traffic regulations (specifically all stop signs and speed limits) as you enter the church campus through the surrounding neighborhoods. This also applies to our Preschool parents when dropping off and picking up children from school during the week. We have great relationships with our neighborhoods and want to ensure everyone’s safety is our top priority! Bottom Line: SLOW DOWN #beagoodneighbor


  • May 6-7 – Church Office Closed
  • May 12 – Mother’s Day/Membership & Baptism Sunday
  • May 16 – JOY Group
  • May 19 – Combined Service and Rise Against Hunger
  • May 27 – Memorial Day – Church Office Closed

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