Spiritual Growth

FOUR WEEK ADVENT STUDY

 Monday’s, November 25, Dec 2, 9 and 16

Lite dinner @ 6 pm………Study 6:45 pm at the parsonage

Down to Earth By Mike Slaughter

 A virgin birth. God’s son…a helpless baby. Fleeing certain death. Nothing about the Christmas story is ordinary. Mike Slaughter says it’s enough to confound the mind and make the heart contrite. In his book, Down to Earth, Slaughter presents a four-week Advent study that opens up God’s Christmas surprise to us and examines how it changed everything.  

      Small Group Study        

Anxious for Nothing

       Finding Calm in this Chaotic World

                                                        By: Max Lucado

In this five-session video Bible study, bestselling author Max Lucado explores God’s treatment plan for anxiety found in Philippians 4:4–8. As you follow this prescription – celebrating God’s goodness, asking for his help, leaving your concerns with him, and meditation on good things – you will experience God’s peace. This is a peace that “transcends all understanding” and will help you reframe the way you look at your fears.

Classes will begin on 1/15 Wed., 1:30 pm at the Baker’s Home; or 1/16 Thurs. 6:30 pm at Rick Horsey’s Home.  Please pick one and call the office to register.

LIGHT HOUSE Ministry: Living in Grace, Hope and Truth

The LIGHT HOUSE ministry is open to all adults of Asbury. Please join the members for  upcoming meetings and events.

“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.” (Psalm 133:1)

LIGHT HOUSE meetings. Unless otherwise indicated, the group meets on the second Sunday of each month at 12:15 PM in the Matthews Room. The members begin each meeting with a 15-minute spiritual nourishment time. They  then discuss upcoming activities and enjoy a time of fellowship.

The United Methodist Men

The United Methodist Men meet each Wednesday morning at 8 am for devotions, prayer, and discussion.  After this they do many important “jobs” of repair around the church.  All men are invited to attend.

Women’s Bible Study

The Monday morning Women’s Bible Study has started a new study and would like to invite all women to attend.  The study is from 10:30 to Noon at the Church.

Sunday School-

Offered Sunday mornings during the 9:30 service. Ages 2- adult
 
Youth Ministry
  • Junior High: Sunday nights, 4:30-6. Grades 5-8
  • Senior High: Sunday nights, 6-8. Grades 9-12
  • Chill Cafe: Wednesday evenings, 7-8. Grades 5-12 

Sunday Youth Group for grades 5-12, Sunday nights, 5-7 pm, and dinner is provided every Sunday for all students.  Our evening begins in fellowship hall with games and dinner, and we move downstairs to the youth room most weeks for music, lesson and prayer.  Come check us out!

Chill Cafe for grades 8 & up will meet weekly on Tuesdays, 5-6 pm, in the youth room downstairs.  This is a “chill” time of light snacks, games (Uno, checkers, etc) and hanging with friends, followed by a time of devotion, discussion, and prayer.

Would our congregation like to help? We are quite fortunate to have great volunteers working with our students weekly, but we need some additional help with dinner prep. I am looking for interested people to come in to set up our dinner for us, sometimes with food brought in, and sometimes preparing the food for us here.

Also, if you, or a group of you, would be interested in donating a prepared meal for our group of about 25 on a scheduled Sunday Youth night, we would be elated! If you would prefer to purchase something to help us out instead, here are a few items we will need over the next couple weeks: hamburger buns, spaghetti noodles, macaroni, spaghetti sauce, cinnamon applesauce cups (3 packs), Goldfish, salsa.  We are also able to use gift cards for grocery stores, Dominoes, Chick-fil-A, or Pats Pizza. Thank you for all you do to support our youth of Asbury!   For additional information, email Michelle.Wilson.Youth@gmail.com.

 Fellowship Opportunities
  • United Methodist Men: Wednesdays 8 am-Noon

            Bible study and service project

  • United Methodist Women’s Circles – all women invited:
Mary Martha Circle
          Fourth Wednesday of each month, 7:30 pm
Dorcas Circle
          Third Thursday of each month, 1:00 pm
Faith and Unity Circle

          TBA