Weekly Update – Dec. 3, 2017

Weekly Update – Dec. 3, 2017

THIS SUNDAY @ ASBURY
Sermon Preview: “It’s For You!”
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Tom Newman, Lead Pastor


WORSHIP

Worship Services

9:30 AM – Contemporary Service

11:00 AM – Traditional Service

Classes

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 will be waiting to pray with you.

Asbury Care Team (ACT)care team

ACT is here to confidentially serve our church community under the leadership of our Lead Pastor, for general or specific life issues such as grief/loss, unemployment, illness, and life changes. To learn more and meet our Care Team members, click here.


GROUPS

LifeGroups

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.
Kids

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 November is: Gratitude

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.

SERVICE

sunday volunteers needed

Greeters, Snack Donors, and Coffee Volunteers are Needed for 2018

Are you looking for ways to serve at Asbury on an ongoing basis? We are looking for you! Volunteer at least once a month and help us continue to make Sunday mornings a great experience for all! Call Alicia at the church office or send her an email for details!

Apostle’s Build is Seeking Volunteers for December 9th!

On Thursday, Asbury Church staff got a chance to be the hands and feet of God. We were able to work on the Habitat for Humanity house in the morning and it was such an amazing experience! BUT, there is still so much work to be done! We are looking for more volunteers on Saturday, December 9. Please sign up to help ASAP right here: http://vhub.at/apostlesbuild

Lynn Road Elementary Coat Drive

Please don’t forget to return your coat donations to the church in a gift bag with the TAG ATTACHED to it by Dec 10th. Thank you for helping us to continue our mission of providing for kids in need within our own community.


NEWS AND NOTES

Christmas Is Not Your Birthday (CINYB) is here! Are you ready to show radical love this holiday season?

CINYB Logo

Over the past five years, our congregation has been approaching Christmas differently. We were challenged to include Jesus in our gift giving by giving as much to our outreach in Haiti as we spend on our family at Christmas. We lovingly call this initiative “Christmas Is Not Your Birthday” (CINYB) and the response has been overwhelming! Two years ago, CINYB expanded to include Backpack Buddies at Lynn Road Elementary School and we have been able to bless so many students with food over every weekend. We are ready to see what God has in store for us this year! Check out the brochure that will be distributed with your bulletin this Sunday and or click here to learn how you can join us in showing radical love! Also, gift cards will be available at the information desks and now you can Text 2 Give at your convenience – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! 

cantataChristmas Cantata is Coming December 9th and 10th

“We gather to tell the story of Emmanuel, God with us! We gather to remember this story, to wait, and watch for Him to come again – even now. Come, Lord Jesus!” This December, the Asbury Celebration Choir presents “Sing Joy to All the World,” a Christmas cantata with orchestration and narration. It celebrates the promise that joy comes to those who wait; that following the long dark night, the breaking of dawn brings joy for the new day. Incorporating new melodies with familiar carols in a work that ranges from contemplative to celebratory, you will not want to miss this moving musical celebration.  Join us in Asbury North’s Worship Center on Saturday, December 9 at 7:00 PM and on Sunday, December 10 at 10:00  AM (a combined service).

Gift of Thanks to Staff (From the Staff Parish Relations Committee)Staff Gift

Thank you for faithfully supporting the ministries and staff of Asbury. Your church leaders would like to recognize our staff, who live out our mission every day.  To contribute, use “Staff Gift” in the memo of your check and place in the offering plate or give online by clicking here. We also hope you will consider sending a note of appreciation to our staff.  Thank you!

 2018 Youth Missions Tripstudents houston

Check out what we have in store for our Youth in 2018 (click here)! Also, registration for the Houston Missions Team has been extended and you can still register RIGHT NOW  through Sunday, December 17th!

First Sunday Prayer Meeting – THIS SUNDAY, December 3 @ 5:30 PM, Asbury South

All are invited to come and pray for the church and community during this holiday season!

Considering a Year-End Gift?

Our fiscal and tax year ends December 31. Gifts must be received or postmarked by Dec. 31 to receive acknowledgement for 2017. All gifts received on or after Jan. 1 will be credited to 2018. To give electronically, click here. Stock transfers are handled through the United Methodist Foundation or Wells Fargo. For more information, contact Paula Jones. Thank you for your generosity, which is making a difference at Asbury, in our community, and beyond.

Kid’s Ministry Sunday Schedule for December 2017

Here is our Kid’s Ministry Sunday Schedule. Please click on the picture and save it to your phone for future reference.Kids Ministry Dec. Schedule


LOOKING AHEAD

Dec. 3 – First Sunday Monthly Prayer Meeting
Dec. 9 – Apostles  Build (Sign-up to volunteer: http://vhub.at/apostlesbuild)
Dec. 9-10 – Cantata
Dec. 24 – Family Christmas Service @ 9:30 AM; Traditional @ 11:00 AM; Candlelight Service @ 7:00 PM & 11:00 PM
Dec. 25-26 – Church Office Closed for Christmas
Dec. 31 – Regular Service Times
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