Weekly Update – Dec. 9, 2018

Weekly Update – Dec. 9, 2018

THIS SUNDAY @ ASBURY
Christmas Cantata: “Sing Christmas!”


WORSHIP

Cantata Performances
7:00 PM – Saturday, December 8, 2018
10:00 AM – Sunday, December 9, 2018
Advent – Week 2
Peace

December Sermon Series – “Who is Jesus?”
All December long, we will be answering the question “Who is Jesus?” Each week we’ll take a different perspective and explore what that tells us about the one Peter proclaimed “Messiah” and “Holy One of God.” Join us each week (or view online) as we explore who Jesus was and is and forever will be.

Classes
Nursery ONLY This Week

We Know The Holidays Can Be Tough
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.
care team


GROUPS

StudentsClick here and check out what our Student Ministry is all about!

KidsVisit our page to learn more about Asbury’s Kids Ministry!


SERVICE

Coffee Ministry Needs Your Help!
The Coffee Ministry needs a few more trainable “baristas”. If you would like to join our team, please contact Alicia Petty.

Hurricane Recovery Partnership with New Song Church
We are still forming monthly work teams to help the relief victims. If you would like to participate, please email Jeff Severt.

Kids’ Ministry Update
~All coat donations for our friends at Lynn Road Elementary School are due back this Sunday! They can be dropped off in the Asbury South lobby.
~Thanks to all those who were able to donate extra holiday bags for our Backpack Buddies project.


NEWS AND NOTES

New Blog Post Alert!
This week, Eric Grush talks to us about Advent in a unique way. You will want to read more so go ahead and click here…

caOur Annual Christmas Cantata is THIS WEEKEND!!
Our 2018 Christmas Cantata will be held in Asbury North on Sat., Dec. 8 at 7:00 PM and on Sun., Dec. 9 at 10:00 AM. Be sure to bring all your family and friends to this musical celebration!

UPDATE: Please stay tuned for any weather related updates for Sunday’s performances. We strongly suggest attending the Saturday night’s performance.

Gift of Thanks to Staff
Thank you for faithfully supporting the ministries and Asbury 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 and place in the offering plate or you can give online. Please also consider sending a note of appreciation to them. Thank you!

Now Accepting Donations for Christmas Is Not Your Birthday (CINYB)!CINYB
We are eager to see what God has in store this year! Please click here for all the details about how you can participate. We encourage you to share this campaign with your family and friends and get them involved in this heart-felt movement of faith! Gift cards are also available in the lobby.

2018 Christmas Eve Services
We are looking forward to celebrating the birth of our Savior on Christmas Eve together. Our special Kids’ Service will be at 4:00 PM – this will be a time for families to celebrate together. At 7 PM and 11 PM, we will host our candlelight service and communion will be served! Don’t forget to bring family and friends for these special worship services.

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 2018. All gifts received on or after Jan. 1 will be credited to 2019. To give electronically, visit our Give page. 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.

Discovering Asbury – Wednesday, January 16, 2019 – 6:30 PM
Attendance at Discovering Asbury is a requirement for membership. A light dinner will be served at 6:30 PM and all participants must RSVP. For details and to RSVP, visit our Membership page.


LOOKING AHEAD

Dec. 8 – Cantata @ 7 PM (North Bldg)
Dec. 9 – Cantata @ 10 AM (North Bldg)
Dec. 9 – Nursery Only (No LiveIt!)
Dec. 23 – No Kids Ministry Programming
Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Services – 4 PM (Kids), 7PM, & 11 PM
Dec. 25-26 – Office Closed
Dec. 30 – Nursery Only (No LiveIt!)
Jan. 1 – Office Closed
Jan. 16 – Discovering Asbury @ 6:30 PM
Jan. 20 – GroupLink
Jan. 21 – Office Closed
Jan. 26 – Backpack Buddies
Jan. 27 – Baptism & Membership Sunday
Feb. 1-3 – DASH Ski Trip
Feb. 3 – Scout Sunday
Feb. 20-25, 2019 – Haiti
Stay up to date with our Events Calendar and never miss an Asbury Church event!

 Thank you for staying connected with us!