During the mid-winter school break this February, Asbury First invites the children to join us on "Moose Mountain," for a camp-themed mini-VBS!
Since 9/11, our political climate has created much interest in Islam, but mainstream media often responds with sweeping generalizations and easy stereotypes. Mara Ahmed's 2008 documentary, The Muslims I Know, offers a counterpoint to this.
We have all struggled to make sense of the violence that has been tragically evident in our city and our nation this year. In response, Asbury First will lead a coalition of churches, temples and other houses of worship, along with non-profit agencies, in a musical event called "City SIng: For Peace and Unity" on December 20.
Each year we gather on the Sunday before Thanksgiving to give thanks for all that God has given us, and to pass on our gratitude in the form of items to support our outreach ministries – something we call our "Thanksgiving In-Gathering." On this day, we also consecrate our pledges for 2016 to God, and give thanks for the generosity of our members in keeping the church's ministries vital and active in the coming year.
You are invited to review the list of needed items below, and join with others in bringing a gift of any of these items to services on November 22. That day, at the offertory, we will bring forward our gifts and present them at the altar. This year, our ministries are in need of the following:
For the Dining and Caring Center:
- adult hats, gloves and scarves
- toilet paper.
For the Storehouse:
- children's gloves and mittens
For the Grocery Bag Ministry:
- canned fruit and vegetables
- canned soup
- peanut butter
- jams and jellies
- canned tuna
- pasta and pasta sauce
The youth of Asbury First, under the direction of Larry Dugan, are presenting the musical Children of Eden on November 13, 14, and 15.
Asbury First is holding several "town hall" style meetings to talk about the future of our faith family. God is at work in our wonderful community – how shall we respond?
The Granger Street lawn at Asbury First will be converted to a sea of orange from October 10 through 31 as the youth sponsor their second annual Pumpkin Patch. On Saturday, October 24, they will host a Family Fall Festival and Hoedown.
Sharon Garlough Brown, author of Sensible Shoes: A Story About the Spiritual Journey and the forthcoming Two Steps Forward: A Story of Persevering in Hope, will be presenting a workshop at Asbury First on Saturday, September 19.
Can you help us to "Cook for a Cause"? The ninth annual fundraiser for Asbury First's Dining and Caring Center, Dinner Among Friends, is Saturday, October 3 and we want YOU to consider serving as one of our gracious hosts.
We invite the Asbury First community to join with our brothers and sisters at Baber A.M.E. this evening for a vigil remembering all those whose lives were lost today in the shooting at Emmanuel A.M.E. church in Charleston.