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Sunday Worship

Sunday Worship Services

Christians have been gathering together since the first century to break bread, share in fellowship with each other, be present with God, and celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Worship is the center of our life as a congregation and we welcome all to join us.  Children are especially welcome in worship with us, but we recognize that some parents or children need another option. For that reason, we offer nursery care for ages 0-3 during every worship service and enrichment opportunities for ages 4 through fifth grade during the late service.  

Our Sunday morning worship opportunties are as follows:

During the summer (Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, inclusive) we offer two Sunday morning services:

  • 8:30 am - a contemplative, communion service, celebrated in the chancel (the area at the front of the church near the altar) that includes:
    • worship
    • Holy Communion
  • 10 am - a traditional worship service that includes:
    • children's time, with a message tailored for young ones
    • music of the Sanctuary Choir and solo musicians
    • enrichment opportunities for children ages 4 through 5th grade who do not wish to stay with their parents in worship.
    • Occasional baptisms, confirmation, reception of new members, mission trip commissioning, or Holy Communion.

During the school year (September through spring) we offer three Sunday morning worship services:

  • 8:30 am - a traditional worship service that includes:
    • children's time, with a message tailored for young ones
    • music of the Asbury Singers and solo musicians
  • 10 am - a contemplative, communion service, celebrated in the chancel (the area at the front of the church near the altar) that includes:
    • a hymn sing
    • Holy Communion

NOTE: 10 am is also our Sunday School hour, when adults, youth, and children may participate in groups to help them grow in faith.

  • 11 am - a traditional worship service that includes:
    • children's time, with a message tailored for young ones
    • music of the Sanctuary Choir and solo musicians
    • enrichment opportunities for children ages 4 through 5th grade who do not wish to stay with their parents in worship.
    • Occasional baptisms, confirmation, reception of new members, mission trip commissioning, or Holy Communion.

Watch us Online:

If you can't make it to church, you can watch the 11 am (or 10 am in the summer) service live here, or watch past services here.

Watch us on Roku or Apple TV:

Do you have a Roku or Apple TV? You can  stream Asbury First events like Sunday worship right to your television! This is a wonderful way to stay connected and to worship with us when your schedule is just too full or the weather is keeping you home. Here’s how to get set up and start streaming:

On your streaming device, search for and select the Sunday Streams channel. Once selected, your device will provide you with a verification number and instructions to log on to your computer. (For example, if you are on a Roku, you will be prompted to go to www.sundaystreams.com/roku.) From there, you will need to enter the verification number and the Church ID (which is AsburyfirstUMC). Once entered, your device will process your submission, and you will be all set to start streaming live from Asbury First!

Listen on the Radio:

The 11 am (10 am in the summer) service is also broadcast on WYSL radio, 1040 AM or 92.1 FM or online. Note that the time for radio listeners does not shift during the summer.

Special Worship Services:

During holiday seasons (Lent and Advent, etc.) there are additional special services, please check the events calendar or the newsletter for more information on those.

Special Needs:

Our worshipping facilities are all accesible for those with handicapping conditions. If you need transportation for a worship service, access to a braille hymnal, or would like to have an ASL interpreter present for the service, please contact the church office at (585) 271-1050 x103.

Directions:

For directions to the church, click here