Weekly Update – December 8, 2019

Weekly Update – December 8, 2019

OUR ANNUAL
CHRISTMAS CANTATA
IS THIS WEEKEND

WORSHIP

God with Us: Love!
Matthew 1:18-25
Tom Newman, Lead Pastor


CANTATA PERFORMANCES

Bring your family and friends to share in the story of Christmas through inspiring music!

Saturday, Dec 7 @ 6:30 PM (South Building)

Sunday, Dec 8 @ 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM (South Building)


Sermon Preview: Christmas CantataAdvent Week 2: LoveMatthew 1:18-25

Posted by Asbury Church on Thursday, December 5, 2019

Sermon Series

A remarkable thing happened that first Christmas, Jesus was born as Immanuel — which means “God with us.” And at Asbury Church we believe God is still with us, bringing hope, joy, love, and yes, peace – in all circumstances. This Christmas season, start a new tradition and join us to dive deeper into the meaning behind Christmas and learn more about God’s love for you and your family!

Join us for a Q & A session each Sunday at 5:00 PM in Room 100. Enjoy chatting about this Sunday’s sermon in a safe and informal session with Pastor Tom.


Pastoral Care During the Holidays and Year Round
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.


GROUPS

LifeGroups

Get Connected!

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.

Kids

Nursery – 5th Grade

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.  

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.  

Students

Middle School – High School

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.

SERVICE


Coat Drive Ends 12/8

Donations for Lynn Road Elementary are due this Sunday! Coats will be delivered to LRES on December 10.

Looking to serve in 2020?

Thinking of sharing some of your time? We need greeters, snack donors, and coffee servers. Call or email Cathey at the church office cathey@asburyraleigh.org

NEWS AND NOTES


Celebrate Christmas Eve at Asbury!

4 PM Family Service North Building
Children will participate in the Bible story.
Hot cocoa and cupcakes will be served after the service to celebratethe birth of Jesus.

7 PM Candlelight Service
North Building
Contemporary Worship

11 PM Candlelight Service
South Building
Contemporary Worship


Year-End Gifts

Thank you for your generosity and support that make such a difference at Asbury, our community and far beyond. If you would like to make a gift for 2019, it must be received or postmarked by December 31. Stock transfers are handled through the United Methodist Foundation or Wells Fargo. Or to give electronically, go to www.asburyraleigh.org/give. Please contact Paula Jones for more information.

Christmas Is Not Your Birthday

Asbury does Christmas differently. Our congregation accepted a challenge to spend as much on a gift for Jesus as we did on gifts for our families. We call it Christmas Is Not Your Birthday (CINYB). Asbury has chosen to continue this tradition by collectively contributing towards a gift to honor Jesus on His birthday. We invite your family to take the challenge and help us reach our $78,000 goal! Place a check in the offering (put CINYB in the memo line) or donate online at: asburyraleigh.org/serve/cinyb


Gift of Thanks to Staff

Thank you for your faithful support of Asbury’s ministries and its staff. The Staff Parish Relations Committee would like to recognize our staff, who live out our mission every day. To contribute, use “Staff Gift” in the memo of your check or give online at www.asburyraleigh.org/give. Please also consider sending a note of appreciation to them.

Combined Worship Service on Dec 29 at 11 AM

Round out the holiday season with a special combined service on Dec 29 at 11AM. Enjoy and sing-a-long to all your favorite Christmas carols. Reminder that there will be no children’s ministry this week.

Church Directory Photos

Pictures have arrived for those who requested their free 8×10 portrait to be delivered to Asbury. You can pick them up in the office during regular office hours, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM.


 Thank you for staying connected with us!