Weekly Update – Dec. 23, 2018

Weekly Update – Dec. 23, 2018

THIS SUNDAY @ ASBURY
Sermon Preview: “Who is Jesus: God’s Greatest Gift”
Luke 1:39-45
Tom Newman, Lead Pastor


WORSHIP

9:30 AM – Contemporary Service (North Building)
11:00 AM – Traditional Service (South Building)
Advent – Week 4
Love

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
No Kid’s Programming Sunday, December 23, 2018| Noah’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.

Hospitality Ministry Needs Your Help!
The Coffee Ministry and the 11:00 AM Usher Ministry could use a few more smiling faces. If you would like to join a 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 Bible Study on Sundays in January 2019
”Family on Mission: Integrating Discipleship & Mission into the Everyday Fabric of Our Lives” We will discuss how to be missional in all that we do – at home, work, school, and church. Sundays in January! Classes start at 5:30 PM and are an hour long. Meet in the South Sanctuary. No RSVP required – contact Jeff Severt with any questions.

New Women’s Short-Term Bible Study on Monday Nights
We are doing a short study called “War Room” and it promises to help us study more fervently. January 14 – February 25 at 7 PM in the North Building, Room 303. Contact Becky Hurley or Angie McNeill for more info.

Christmas Is Not Your Birthday! We’re getting closer and closer to our goal!!! Just a couple more weeks left to donate!
As of last Sunday, we have received $41, 160.91 towards our goal of $76,000!!! God is on the move and we give Him all the glory!! Thank you for your generosity so far! If you want to be a part of this project, 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!

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!