Weekly Update – August 27, 2017

Weekly Update – August 27, 2017

sermon preview selfieTHIS SUNDAY @ ASBURY
Sermon Preview: “Your Part”
Romans 12:1-8
Tom Newman, Lead Pastor

The traditional calendar schools begin this Monday and it will be my oldest son’s first day of high school. It’s a new school in a new city. We’re in a new home and in a new church. There is a lot of transition and we want to fit in. It is a basic need to feel a sense of belonging and events have been planned both at church and at the Broughton High School open house we attended to help us feel like we belong. Maybe you’ve recently had an awareness of either belonging or not belonging. This week we are going to talk about how we belong in God’s Church which the Apostle Paul describes as The Body of Christ (see Romans 12:1-8). The good news is that you do belong and that God has a special part for you to play in the Church. Do you know your part? Are you living into your part? Be sure to worship this Sunday and we’ll explore together how God has designed a special part for you and me in the Church and how that just might shape the rest of our lives too. We’ll be saving a seat for you and one for the person you are inviting to come with you. You’ll both be glad you came…promise!


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.


Backpack Buddies Meal Packing Event

Our next meal packing event is scheduled for Saturday, September 23 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! RSVP on our Facebook event page here or email Crista!

Lynn Road Lions Banner

Become a Lynn Road ES Lion Pal

The mission of the Lion Pals program is to provide identified students at Lynn Road Elementary School with a mentor who can consistently offer support and guidance on a one-on-one basis at school throughout the year. Lion Pals are expected to meet with their students once a week for a minimum of 15 minutes, at a time that is convenient for both Lion Pal and the student. Lion Pals will also be invited to participate in a couple of special celebrations held during the school year. If you are interested in finding out more about this program, please email Melissa Plum, Lynn Road’s school social worker, at mplum@wcpss.net.

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.


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!!!!

Noah’s Ark Sunday School Class – Sundays at 9:45 AM

This Sunday, we will begin a new series, The Grave Robber: How Jesus Can make Your Impossible Possible, by Mark Batterson , who also wrote The Circle Maker. John’s gospel spotlights 7 miracles, unveiling 7 dimensions of Jesus’ miraculous power. This is more than a course in miracles. It is about the Only One who can perform them. We meet every Sunday in Asbury South – please join us!

Monthly First Sunday Prayer – September 3, 2017

Holy Spirit, Rain Down: Join us Sunday, September 3 at 5:30 PM as we pray for the Holy Spirit to saturate all the groups and activities starting in September. Please join us in the Asbury South sanctuary.


Asbury South – Adopt a Garden

Do you love flowers and gardening? We’re seeking 2-4 volunteers to help us maintain the flower gardens around the South Lobby entrances. Interested in helping? Contact Alicia Petty.

Mosier Update – New Signage Coming!

We are in the process of installing our new signage on Creedmoor Road! Please excuse the “mess” – this may take a few weeks – so bear with us!


Ongoing through Sept 10 – Lynn Road School Supply Collection
 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 23 – Backpack Buddies Meal Packing Event
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!