Weekly Update – Dec. 16, 2018

Weekly Update – Dec. 16, 2018

THIS SUNDAY @ ASBURY
Sermon Preview: “Who is Jesus: Man. Myth. Legend.”
1 John 1:1-4; John 14:6; Mark 3:21
Andy Mannes, Student Minister

 


WORSHIP

9:30 AM – Contemporary Service (North Building)
11:00 AM – Traditional Service (South Building)
Advent – Week 3
Joy

Missed the Cantata? No Worries! We’ve Got You Covered!
We couldn’t escape the snow storm that landed in the Triangle last Sunday, but you can get your Cantata blessings right here . Watch the rebroadcast right here! 

When we miss opportunities to worship in person, we also miss the opportunity to give. If you would like to stay diligent in your weekly giving , please take a moment to give last week’s contribution through our online portal right here. With a click of a button, your one-time donation will help get you back on track! We are incredibly thankful for your partnership with God through Asbury Church.

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
LiveIt! at 9:30 AM (Grades K-5) | Nursery & PreschoolNoah’s Ark Adult Class at 9:45 AM | 

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.

prayer offering

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

Asbury Community Garden – 2019 Enrollment is NOW OPEN!
Returning gardeners are given priority if registered by Dec. 31. Beginning Jan. 1, those who consider Asbury as their church home will have priority for open plots. Starting Jan. 8, plots will be assigned based on the registration date regardless of Asbury affiliation. Half plots are $25/yr and full plots are $50/yr. Gardeners are required to sign contract agreeing to the terms in the contract and donate 50% or more of their garden harvest. Register at tinyurl.com/asburygarden2019.  Email Brenda Roy for questions.

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.


NEWS AND NOTES

New Advent Week 3: Joy
We didn’t get a chance to share a blog with you this week, but we still wanted to share something with you! So, here is a recommended reading from Life Church in Salisbury, NC about this week’s Advent virtue: Joy. Just click here…and read it now!

Student Summer Missions 2K19 – DASH Registration Extended
DASH registration has been extended! Final reservation deadline and deposit of $150 is due this Sunday, December 16th. You may bring everything to DASH Sunday night!

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)!
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. 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!