Weekly Update – August 20, 2017

Weekly Update – August 20, 2017

Sermon Preview: “Beware of Blind Guides”
Matthew 15:10-20
Tom Newman, Lead Pastor

I get up in the night and I turn on a light. I’ve tried it in the dark and I usually find a solid object with which my tender toe is no match. No one would choose to stumble in the dark on purpose. It isn’t safe. It hurts. Yet, many people are living their lives groping in the darkness, following blind guides who themselves are stumbling into dangerous directions. Who are your guides? Who is looking to you to set a safe course in life? Jesus talked about this in Matthew 15:10-20. Worship this week and we’ll look for a light switch in the darkness instead of groping and stumbling or following others who can’t seem to find the switch either. God has a clear path for your life and we’ll seek together to find light and life. There’ll be music and prayers, an uplifting message and a seat for you. Be sure to invite someone to come with you, they’ll be glad you did!


Worship Services

9:30 AM – Contemporary Service

11:00 AM – Traditional Service


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 or 303 will be waiting to pray with you.



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.

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 August is: Respect

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 for details.  *Please note we are taking a summer break from our Sunday evening 412 & DASH meetings. See you September 10!*


Family of Wake Promise Service Opportunity – Volunteers Needed

Family Promise guests are coming to Asbury North starting Sunday, September 10 and this will be a great opportunity for you to serve. We will need:

  • A set-up team on the morning of  Sunday 9/10
  • Drivers, sleepers, dinner and social teams – each day from 9/10 – 9/16
  • A tear-down team on Sunday 9/17

Sign up here! Thank you in advance for your support!

Save the date!  Saturday, 9/9 is Campus Clean Up Day for LRES.

We need 100+ volunteers to spread out over the campus and rake, spread mulch, trim shrubs, paint, and weed eat.  WE NEED YOU! There will be jobs for all ages…it’s a great opportunity to serve together as a family or as a LifeGroup.  Grab some lawn tools and gloves and join us – work begins at 8 AM but we welcome late arrivals too.

Kid’s Ministry is Still Looking for a Few Good Volunteers

Are you excited about Jesus? Are you willing to give of your time and share His love with our kids? If so, we need YOU! We have an exciting year ahead of us in Kid’s Ministry. We are still looking for people who are willing to spend one Sunday morning a month to minister to the kids in our community. If you are ready to serve in this amazing ministry,  email Mary at mary@asburyraleigh.org. Training will be provided on Sunday, August 27th @ 10:30 AM upstairs in Asbury South.

Lynn Road Elementary School Back to School Supply Drive

The collection for our Lynn Road ES Back to School Supply Drive is underway and will continue through September 10th!! Bring your donations on Sundays or to the church office during the week. A list of needed school supplies is in the lobby at the information desk and on the Lynn Road Community Service page on our website.


Student Ministry Lake Day – THIS Saturday, August 19th

Students in middle and high school are invited to join us THIS Saturday, August 19 from 12 PM – 4 PM. We will have lunch, tailgate games and water toys to enjoy.  Asbury Church Student Ministry Staff Andy Mannes and Michelle Keown will be there, as well as some of our 412 and DASH leaders. Siblings are welcome! Click here to sign up to bring an item to share!

DessertsImage may contain: one or more people and text & Mission Sharing Event – THIS Sunday, August 20 @ 4:00 PM

Come hear from some of our 412/DASH students and small group leaders about their mission experiences this summer.  Desserts & beverages will be served in Asbury North beginning at 4 PM! RSVP on our Facebook page here or email Michelle!

Get Back 2 Church Sunday – September 10, 2017

Did you take a break from attending church this summer (no hard feelings)? Or perhaps you have been attending but you are ready to #getconnected with a LifeGroup. No matter what the circumstance, you won’t want to miss church on Sunday, September 10! At 9:30 AM, our Kids Ministry will be promoting their students and you will witness the Kindergartners and 3rd graders receive their Bibles. Our GroupLink event will be at 10:30 AM in the Courtyard and you will have the opportunity to meet LifeGroup leaders and gather all the information you will need to get connected. And finally, our Student Ministry returns to their regularly scheduled meetings on Sundays in Asbury North. Click here for 412 and DASH meeting times.  So, we encourage you to invite your friends and come see what’s new at Asbury Church! We are looking forward to seeing you there!!!!

Asbury Preschool is Seeking an Assistant Teacher

Asbury Preschool has an opening for an assistant teacher M-F. Contact Lori Tremper at preschool@asburyraleigh.org for more information.

Mosier Update – New Signage Coming!

We are in the process of installing our new signage on Creedmoor Road! Please excuse the “mess” as we are clearing out the current landscaping before the installation. This may take a few weeks – so bear with us!


***IMPORTANT*** Church Office Will Be Closed Wed., 8/23 – Thurs., 8/24

In order to serve you better, the church office will be closed during the installation of our new phone and internet system. All staff members will be available by email during our regular business hours. Thank you for your patience during this transition.

New Blog Post!

Every week we will try to bring you written inspiration from our staff at Asbury Church!  A few weeks ago, Sharon Hensley blogged about her inspiring trip to Jordan. This week, Andy Mannes, talks to us about making the most of every moment. You can read it right HERE!


Ongoing through Sept 10 – Lynn Road School Supply Collection
August 19 – Student Ministry Lake Day
August 20 – Desserts & Mission Sharing @ 4:00 PM
August 23 & 24 – Church Office Closed
August 27 – Kids Ministry Training; 412 & DASH Parent Meeting
September 3 – No LiveIt!
September 4 – Church Office Closed (Labor Day)
September 10 – Promotion & Bible Sunday; GroupLink; Student Ministry Kickoff
September 27 – Discovering Asbury & Baptism Class – 7:00 PM
September 30-October 1 – DASH Senior White Water Rafting Trip
October 25-30 – Mission Trip to Haiti
October 29 – Falleluia
Stay up to date with our Events Calendar and never miss an Asbury Church event!

Thank you for staying connected with Asbury Church!