Asbury News and Event Information

Outdoor Service Aug 9 (Rescheduled from August 2) (Registration Required)

We hope you'll make plans to join us this Sunday, August 9, at 8 AM for our rescheduled outdoor worship service. If you registered for the postponed service, there is no need to re-register; but if you're not able to make it, we'd appreciate it if you'd let us know. If you've not yet registered, but are interested in attending, please register (link below). The service will feature... • A message from a pastor • A liturgist • Music, but no singing • No offeri ...

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Outdoor Worship Service (August 2 - Registration Required)

Make your reservation! Asbury is holding an outdoor worship service on Sunday, August 2, at 8 AM! Here’s a brief rundown everything you’ll need to know: The service will feature... • A message from a pastor • A liturgist • Music, but no singing • No offering collection What You Need to Do • Practice social distancing • Wear a mask • Bring a chair • Register to let us know you're coming at ...

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Collection of Items for Ramos Elementary Classrooms

Teachers at our partner school, Ramos Elementary, have requested supplies to help keep their classrooms and students safe this fall.  Please start gathering, Clorox wipes, paper towels, tissues, hand sanitizer, hand soap for classroom use.  We'll have a collection day at Asbury in August to gather these items for delivery to Ramos.  If you have questions, contact Dick McCreight. UPDATE - July 28, 2020 The drop-off for the items you’ve collected will be on Friday August 21st fr ...

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Saturday Service Opportunity: Shipping of Medical Supplies

A note from Asbury in Missions (AIM) Now that we're in Yellow, we've decided to proceed with the shipping of much needed medical supplies THIS SATURDAY, June 27th to Dr. Chris Hena, our Liberian mission partner. We'll start at 10:00 am at an old school in Lehighton (1122 Fairyland Rd, Lehighton, PA 18235) that Through These Hands is using as a warehouse, to pick up some of the larger and awkwardly shaped items. This is less than ½ hour north of Asbury up the NE Extension. As much as we'd li ...

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2020 EPA Annual Conference Scheduled

2020 EPA Annual Conference Announcement from Bishop Peggy A. Johnson   Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I am writing to let the Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference know that I have prayerfully decided that the bulk of our annual conference sessions this fall will be virtual and not in-person (face to face). The continual rise in COVID 19 cases, the threat of a second wave in the fall, the age of most of our constituents, and the budgetary challenges we are facing ha ...

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Disaster Relief for Gilberton, PA Flooding

The following is information shared by the North District about relief efforts for Gilberton, PA, which suffered major flooding 2 weeks ago: Overnight on June 10, torrential rains soaked much of Northeastern PA - but when the pumps failed in Gilberton, the small town suddenly faced a particular disaster far beyond its past history with flooding. Many of the homes received rising water up to two or three feet. With the loss of electricity and fresh water, and surrounded by soaked possessions, families h ...

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Asbury's 2020 Charge Conference Scheduled

Asbury's 2020 Charge Conference has been scheduled for Thursday, September 24th at 6:00 PM at Asbury. More details to follow.

Pam Unrath Becoming Director of Children's and Youth Ministries

A note from Pastor Eric As many of you know, Stephanie Cramer accepted a position as co-pastor, along with her husband, at Grace-St. Paul United Methodist Church in Jim Thorpe, PA. Therefore, Stephanie resigned her position as part-time Director of Youth Ministry at Asbury. I hope you join me in praying for Stephanie and her family during this transition. Although we will miss Stephanie's leadership with our youth, I am excited to announce that Pam Unrath will now take on a new role as the Director of ...

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UMC Bishops' Statements on Racism

In response to the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, the Council of Bishops of the UMC and the College of Bishops of our Northeastern Jurisdiction have released powerful statements decrying the racist systems in our country and outlining next steps to address ongoing racial injustices "with even more urgency and passion." We strongly encourage you to read each statement and consider what your personal next steps may be: UMC Council of Bishops statement: https://www.unitedmet ...

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Church Council Update Webinar - June 7, 2020

Asbury's Church Council held a webinar on Sunday, June 7, to share updates on Asbury, including the steps Asbury will take as Lehigh County moves into the "yellow" phase of reopening. The replay of this webinar can be viewed below; and a link to the slide presentation as a PDF follows.

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