Weekly Update – December 15, 2019

Weekly Update – December 15, 2019


God with Us: Joy!
Luke 1: 1-25
Andy Mannes, Student Minister


Sermon Preview – God With Us: Joy

This Sunday we are continuing our series "God With Us." You can join us at 9:30a or 11a as we talk about the big idea of Joy. Hope to see ya there!

Posted by Asbury Church on Thursday, December 12, 2019

9:30 AM
Contemporary Service (North Building)
11:00 AM
Traditional Service (South Building)

Our 9:30 AM Contemporary Service is streamed Live each week
on our website and Facebook page.

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.



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.


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.  


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.


Habitat for Humanity

Volunteers are needed for the Habitat Apostles Build this Saturday, Dec. 14. Register online at http://vhub.at/fallapostlesbuild.

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

Asbury Blood Drive – Jan 4 10:00 – 2:00

“Sharing Life. Saving Lives”. Asbury Church has partnered again this year with The Blood Connection to bring their mobile drive right here to our own parking lot. Together we are making it so easy for you to make a difference in our community. And you can even sign up to reserve your own spot! Simply go to https://bit.ly/2sjUAaX

Lynn Road Elementary Coat Drive a Success!

Thank you to everyone who donated so generously to the Lynn Road Elementary Coat Drive! It was such a blessing to be able to supply the children with these needed items.

Operation Christmas Child 2019 Results

A big thank you to all who returned a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. Your gift helped to spread the love of Jesus to 169 children!


Celebrate Christmas Eve at Asbury!

4 PM Family Service North Building
Children will participate in the Bible story.
Cupcakes will be served after the service to celebrate the 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 Monday through Thursday, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM Friday.

Discovering Asbury – Wednesday, January 15, 2020

We invite you to take your next step at Asbury. Discovering Asbury is an informative session where you can learn about becoming a member and ask questions about how and what it means to be baptized. Class is at 6:30 PM, a light dinner will be served and childcare provided. Attendance is required for membership, so please RSVP by visiting www.asburyraleigh.org/membership. Our next Membership & Baptism Sunday is January 26.

 Thank you for staying connected with us!