Small Groups provide wonderful opportunities for fellowship, education, and spiritual growth. Asbury offers a variety of these opportunities to meet the many needs of the congregation and the community. New groups form regularly as interests and needs arise. For more information on any of these groups please contact the Church Office if no contact is listed.
Asbury Clown Ministry
Help spread God's word through mime and music at Asbury and other churches, hospitals, nursing homes, shelters and community organizations.
This group meets together to complete quilting projects for gifts and to auction at Asbury's UMW Bazaar. Personals of all ability levels are welcome.
Beginner's Bible Study
Sunday evenings 7-8 PM covering various New Testament topics in 3-4 week sessions starting Sept. 20 with Jesus' Parables. Leader/Contact: Carlen Blackstone (
A team schedule is prepared in September for monthly games through May.
The purpose of this small group is to provide a setting for the in-depth study of God's Word, often one verse at a time. The group meets on Sunday evening at 7 PM. The group is currently on a 10 week study of Romans 12. The cost for the study guide is $10.00. Leader/Contact: Linda Woolbaugh (
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Dinners for Eight
Groups form in September and meet throughout the year for fellowship dinners at members' homes. This is a great way to meet people.
Disciple Bible Study
Disciple is an intensive weekly Bible study and covers significant amounts of both the Old and New Testaments.
- Disciple I (Overview of Old & New Testament)
This group balances studying prayer to learn more about prayer with time spent actually praying. The group meets regularly every Thursday at 7 PM in room 208. Leader: Linda Woolbaugh.
Faith Based Weight Loss Program
Sunday 9-10 AM in the Library - First meeting is Sept. 13. Leader/Contact: Ruth Sevart, 610-965-7977, (
This group meets as scheduled to offer each other support in times of grief and loss and to work through the book "How to Recover from Grief."
Home Communion Serving
Training for those who might be interested in extending the communion table to those who are unable to attend worship. This is a new ministry of the church. Although only ordained clergy are given the authority to bless the elements, the serving of Communion has been given to lay persons (as practiced in our congregation during communion). Learn the history of this practice as well as the practical application for extending the sacrament to the home-bound.
Let's Read Together
Group members propose books to read and then lead the discussion on the book. Books are often secular, but the group discusses the religious significance of the theme. The group meets Tuesday evenings at 7 PM in Room 208.
P.E.P. Club (People Enjoying People)
An easy-going social/educational group for senior members and friends of the church, the group meets in Fellowship Hall at 10 AM on the 3rd Friday of every month, and takes two bus trips per year.
Our Christian spiritual transformation requires we actually put forth the effort to understand and implement the teachings and lifestyle of Jesus. It's not enough to allow God's Spirit to work within us, we must also learn how to follow Jesus' model of spiritual life and leadership. We do this through the practice of spiritual disciplines.
This study is for those of you who want to discern how God wants to use you to implement the Spiritual Gifts He has given you, for the glory of His kingdom. We will practice 12 Spiritual Disciplines to facilitate, develop and maintain a fruitful relationship with God to determine how He wants His gift to be used. John 15:5 shows us how to remain fruitful. Meets Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at the Trivet.
- Bowling League
Several members of the church participate in a league which bowls every Thursday night, 34 weeks per year from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Rose Bowl.
- Men's Basketball
"Pick-up" games are held Sunday evenings in the Wesley Center.
Asbury fields a team that plays double-headers each week from May to July in the Lehigh Valley Church League. Click here for more information including schedule.
"Pick-up" games are held Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM in the Wesley Center.
Wednesdays from 9:15-10:15 AM in the Henritzy Classroom. Instructor: Jolene Hammer. Starting Sept 16.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:15-10:15 AM in Wesley Center and Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30 PM in Fellowship Hall. Instructor: Maria Robinson. Starting Sept 15 & 17.
Contact the church office for further information on our Sports Ministry.
Disciple I - Becoming Disciples through Bible Study
Disciple I is an intensive 34 week Bible study of the entire bible. It gives Old and New Testaments equal time emphasizing the wholeness of the bible as a revelation of God.
Disciple II - Into the World
This 32-week study offers a deeper examination of Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts, emphasizing the rhythm of coming to God and going for God…approaching all experiences of life as opportunities for faithful witness and service. This class meets as scheduled.
Disciple III - Remember Who You Are
By closer study of the Old Testament Prophets and the Letters of Paul, this 32-week study examines the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. Participants will find common themes, including calls to remember, calls to repent, calls for renewal, and calls for community.
Disciple IV - Under the Tree of Life
The phrase “under the tree of life” conveys the promise of finding shelter, security, and rest in God’s love. In this 32-week study of the Old Testament Writings, the Gospel of John, the Epistles of John, James, and Jude, and Revelation—participants will see the entire process of living toward final rest and reward. A focus on the Psalms leads naturally to an emphasis on worship in this study.