Weekly Update – Sept. 10, 2017

Weekly Update – Sept. 10, 2017

THIS SUNDAY @ ASBURY   #getback2church
Sermon Preview: “Now!”
Romans 13:8-14
Tom Newman, Lead Pastor

Timeclock with roman numerals…it just flies by! Doesn’t it? I remember learning how to tell time on my first wrist watch. It had Roman numerals and looked fancy to me. It was also hard to read and I envied people with digital watches. Our fascination with time never ends…sometimes it is the enemy and sometimes it is our friend, but it is always on the move. This week we are focusing on time. In Romans 13:8-14, we are told that it is time to awake and that the time of salvation is at hand. What does that mean? Clearly, now isn’t an easy time, but it is the time we have. How do we make the most of our time and where does God fit into the hours and minutes of our day? Be sure to worship this weekend and we’ll talk about time and discern together how to make the most of the time we have right now. Be sure to invite people you care about 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 September is: Friendship

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.


Campus Clean Up Day for LRES is THIS SATURDAY!!!!

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 LRES 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.

Last Day is THIS SUNDAY!! Lynn Road Elementary School Back to School Supply Drive

The collection for our Lynn Road ES Back to School Supply Drive will end this Sunday, September 10th!! Bring your donations to church this Sunday and let’s fill up the trailer!


Join Us THIS Sunday, 9/10/17 #getback2church

You won’t want to miss church on this Sunday, September 10 – we have something for everyone!! 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! Service times are 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM.  We are looking forward to seeing you there!!!!

Learn More About Asbury and Baptism

Are you interested in exploring membership at Asbury or being baptized? Our next Membership and Baptism Sunday is October 8 and attendance at a Discovering Asbury class is a prerequisite for membership. Our next class is being held on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 6:00 PM. We will meet in Asbury North – Room 307/308 and a light dinner will be served.  Reservations are required (can be done in our membership database) for class attendance and nursery age children childcare. The baptism class will follow at 7:30 PM and will be in Room 301. Contact Alicia Petty for more information.

Have You Seen the Available List of LifeGroups?

Our GroupLink being held on Sunday, September 10 will be at 10:30 AM in our Courtyard. The time of the event was intentionally scheduled so that everyone from both services may attend and have an equal opportunity to sign up for a LifeGroup. We have lots of new groups and leaders and the listing of all available LifeGroups can be found here. We are also excited to have two fall  studies held this year. One is being led by our very own Pastor Tom Newman,  and will tackle a question we all ask sometimes – why do bad things happen to good people? You will also find that our Women’s Monday Night Study will be returning with a study of “The Patriarch’s.” Be sure to click on the link to see what groups you can sign up for!

 Joy Group Returns Thursday, September 21

Fall has come and our Joy Group Seniors (55+) will have their first meeting on Sept. 21 at 11:00 AM. We will meet every 3rd Thursday (except for in October) in Asbury North, Room 307/308. Flu shots will be available so please be sure to bring your insurance cards. We will also have a delicious BBQ lunch served for just $6.00.  For more information, contact Jeanne Davis or Betty Dunn.

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.

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Sunday, October 1, 3:30 – 5:30 PM in Asbury South. No experience necessary, just bring your desire to sing! Email bethp@asburyraleigh for info.

UMCOR Helps Texas5 things you can do for hurricane harvey victims

As North Carolina is facing some tough times ahead of our own, please continue to keep those affected by Hurricane Harvey in your thoughts and prayers. We are still accepting donations to aid in UMCOR’s relif and recovery efforts and you can read all about other ways to help at http://www.umcor.org/



Ongoing through Sept 10 – Lynn Road School Supply Collection
September 10 – Promotion & Bible Sunday; GroupLink; Student Ministry Kickoff
September 23 – Backpack Buddies Meal Packing Event
September 27 – Discovering Asbury & Baptism Class – 6:00 PM
October 1 – Christmas Cantata Choir Kickoff
October 8 – Baptism and Membership Sunday
October 25-30 – Mission Trip to Haiti
October 29 – Falleluia
November 12 – Pilgrimage
Stay up to date with our Events Calendar and never miss an Asbury Church event!

Thank you for staying connected with Asbury Church! 

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