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As Asbury First's beloved senior minister, the Rev. Susan S. Shafer, prepares for retirement in June, plans are underway to honor her through the creation of a Pastoral Care Endowment. Through the establishment of this fund, Susan's pastoral example of 34 years of dedicated service to our faith community will be followed for years to come.

Tent Week is returning to Asbury First this summer!

Our first-ever Tent Week, held in 2014, brought more than 1,000 people to our church campus to enjoy a community jam, a health night, an interfaith festival, the "Brainery Spectacular," and much more. For this year's event, we want YOUR input to make the week even better.

Yoga for Two & Chocolate Tasting at Asbury First

Asbury First is planning a unique pre-Valentine's Day event on Friday, February 13 from 6-8 pm: a session of light yoga designed for couples of all sorts, followed by a chocolate tasting.

At the annual church conference, held on January 18, members of Asbury First overwhelmingly voted in favor of a reconciling statement welcoming all to the church.

Asbury First's minister for faith formation, the Rev. Dr. Stephen M. Cady II, has been named the next senior minister for the church. He will assume his new role on July 1, 2015 upon the retirement of the current senior minister, the Rev. Susan S. Shafer.

Hang onto your life preserver! Asbury First is hosting its first-ever mini Vacation Bible School this February.

Cheer on the Syracuse Orange!

Asbury First is sponsoring a trip to the Carrier Dome to see the Syracuse men's basketball team take on Miami.

During Advent and the Christmas season, Asbury First offers a variety of services and programs to help you prepare for the birth of Christ.

Rev. Susan S. Shafer Announces June Retirement

Asbury First's senior minister, the Rev. Susan S. Shafer, will retire in June 2015 after serving the church for 34 years.

Asbury First's minister for outreach and community connection, the Rev. Lawrence Hargrave, will retire in April, 2015.