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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.

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As the Rev. Susan S. Shafer prepares for her upcoming retirement this summer, the Asbury First family plans to honor her with a celebratory dinner, and a chance for all to participate in honoring her. 


Children's Performance on Mother's Day: The Tale of the Three Trees

On May 10, thirty-five Asbury First children in kindergarten through fifth grade will perform the cantata The Tale of the Three Trees during the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services.


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Holy Superhero: The Spirituality of Superheroes
April 23, 30, May 7, 14
6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Gathering Center


Whether you are able to leap tall buildings in a single bound or can just barely manage to fight off the common cold, we invite you to a discussion of the spirituality of the comic heroes we all know and love. Whether you love Marvel or DC, whether you prefer flight or invisibility, whether you are young or old, we welcome you to our discussion of how the themes of these stories of good and evil might inform, or be informed by, our faith. We will meet for four sessions from 6:30-8:00 p.m. beginning on April 23 in the Gathering Center. All ages are welcome, but children under ten should be accompanied by a parent. Childcare is available by request. The first two nights will feature a younger child-friendly activity during the first half hour. If you have questions, please contact Stephen Cady at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Feel free to come in costume!


Asbury First's Fifth Annual Talent Show is Around the Corner! We'll celebrate the many skills and abilities of our talented members and friends on May 9 in Fellowship Hall.


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.