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Questions about fall programming? You can direct most questions to Rev. Mike Mullin at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (585) 271-1050 x105
(several class descriptions include unique primary contact information)


United Methodism 101
September 19 to October 10
6-7 pm 
1040, Room 201

What’s up with the name “Methodist?” Why do our ministers move around so much? Why do we use grape juice during communion? Whether you’ve been a United Methodist all of your life, or have just heard of us, this class is for you! The Rev. Stephen Cady will lead this four-week discussion about the history, structure, beliefs, and challenges of The United Methodist Church.


Discipleship Kick-Off
Wednesday, September 19
6-7 pm  
1040, Room 203

Would you like the opportunity to get to know different members of the congregation? Do you want to talk about real issues facing our communities today while gaining a better understanding of differing viewpoints? Even if you have previously participated in a Discipleship small group, you are invited to this kick-off event to start a new series of conversations and to make new friends!


Financial Peace University
Wednesdays, Starting September 19
6 pm
Building 1040

What if you were following a plan for your money that you KNEW worked? With Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money, get out of debt, and create a plan for your future. If you’re interested in learning more about the group, message Patty Crawford! Because of its popularity in recent years, we’re offering it at Asbury First once again—just for you—starting Wednesday, September 19 at 6 pm. You can sign up using this link If you have any questions please contact Patti at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Avengers, Theology, and Ethics
Wednesday, September 26 
6-7 pm
1040, Room 203

If you have seen the new movie, Avengers: Infinity War, then you probably have a few questions. Maybe your questions were more aimed at Marvel, and how they could leave us all hanging like that; or maybe you began to question who were really the “good guys” and who were the “bad guys.” Either way, we invite you to join us as we discuss and unpack this film.


Walk With Me: Stephen Ministry Workshop
Saturday, September 29 
8 am-1 pm
Building 1040

Are you interested in learning to care for people who are grieving and walk with those who are in need? Would you like to learn about ways you can be a Christ-centered companion to others in their time of need? If so, you may be interested in knowing more about Stephen Ministry. Asbury First will host a Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop on September 29 from 8 am to 1 pm in Building 1040. This half-day workshop will be led by Pam Montgomery of the St. Louis Stephen Ministry office. Other local congregations will also be participating in this event. Members of Asbury First are invited to attend this workshop free of charge. If you would like to attend, please contact Melody Guadagnino at (585) 271-1050 x103 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We encourage you to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn more about how we care for each other through Stephen Ministry. For more information, please contact The Rev. Kathy Thiel at (585) 271-1050 x106 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Are You Getting What You Want Out of Life?
Wednesdays, October 3-24
6-7 pm
1040, Room 203

There are a couple of things in life that are certain, death and taxes—and we often avoid talking about both of them. This class series will spend some time considering our models of grief for life and death, and how we might prepare ourselves and our loved ones for our eventual death. The Rev. Susan Shafer will use the Bible and faith to help us confront these challenging questions.


Parents of Little Ones
Sundays, Starting September 30
9:45-10:45 am
1040, Room 102

Whether you are a first-time parent, or a seasoned veteran, those first few years of life are simultaneously exciting and exhausting. If you have a child that is age 2 or younger, we invite you to join this new group of moms, dads, and caregivers. We will together celebrate our joys, commiserate over our challenges, and through it all, support one another in faithful parenting!


Loving Our Neighbors
Sundays, Starting September 30
9:45-10:45 am
1010, 2nd Floor

In the Greatest Commandment, we hear Jesus’ call to “love God” and to “love our neighbors.” Part of loving our neighbors is taking the time to learn more about them. Join The Rev. Nadia Mullin, Interfaith Program Specialist at Nazareth College, to examine major world religious traditions and spiritual perspectives to help us know and love our neighbors in increasingly diverse communities.