eBulletin for December 13

Highlights This Week + Schedule

  • Cookies and Cocoa Community Night is TONIGHT! Who are you inviting?
  • What food will you bring? We're collecting for North Raleigh Ministries!
  • Christmas Is Not Your Birthday has already collected almost $26,000 of our $78,000 goal!
  • New Website Launches this week!
  • Poinsettia Orders are open - dedicate one in Honor or in Memory of a loved one
  • Friday 12/11 - Cookies and Cocoa Community Night - 5-7pm - Invite a Friend!
  • Sunday 12/13 - Third Sunday of Advent, Handbells in Worship at 11am
  • Sunday 12/13 - Scouting for Food - Donations to North Raleigh Ministries
  • Sunday 12/20 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
  • Thursday 12/24 - Christmas Eve Worship at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 11pm
  • Sunday 12/27 - Special "At Home" LiveStream at 9:30am

Worship This Week

Third Sunday of Advent, December 13th

Sermon: God Needs Everyone

     One of the greatest stories ever told is God’s covenant with His people and His plan of salvation for the world. This is the overarching theme of the Old and the New Testaments. In the seasons of Advent and Christmas we see God’s plan revealed to us in human form – the birth of Jesus. Through this birth, God fulfilled the prophecy about the Messiah. 

Through this birth, God’s Kingdom came in direct contact with humankind. 

Through this birth, God created a way for humankind to enter into an eternal, right relationship with Him. 

Through this birth, God would change the world. What were the event around this birth? Who were the important players in this part of the story? What impact do these have for our lives and the church today? Come let us reflect on the good news of Christmas and God’s plan to save the world.

We're 1/3 There!

Asbury Church challenges our families to give a gift to God's Kingdom that matches what we spend on gifts for our families this Christmas. These donations help to fund various missions around the world. Are you ready to be a part? We already have $26,000 of our $78,000 goal!

Poinsettia Orders

Poinsettia Reservations are now live! If you'd like to make a donation to have one in Honor or in Memory of a loved one, fill in the form at asburyraleigh.org/poinsettia

Gift of Thanks to the Staff

Thank you for faithfully supporting the ministries and staff of Asbury. Your church leaders would like to recognize our staff, who live out our mission every day. We would like to celebrate their ministry and bless our staff during the Christmas holiday. To contribute, use “staff gift” in the memo of your check and place in the offering box or give online at https://ppay.co/7w0NrkJWzE0. We also hope you will consider sending a note of appreciation to our staff. Thank you from the Staff Parish Relations Committee.

Christmas Eve At Asbury!

Christmas 2020 will look unlike any other Christmas we've experienced.  Here at Asbury Church, we have a place for you to worship safely this year.

Schedule for Christmas Eve:

2pm - Indoor Family Focused Traditional Worship (South Building)

4pm - Outdoor Family Focused Worship (Amphitheatre)

6pm - Indoor Contemporary Worship (North Building and on the LiveStream)

11pm - Indoor Traditional Worship (South Building)

For the safety of all, indoor worship services require pre-registration through Eventbrite. Seats will be in pods by family size and masks will be required the entire time while indoors. Outdoor worship does not require pre-registration and masks are only required while directly interacting or speaking with those outside of your family.