Asbury News and Event Information

From the category archives: Finances


A Message from Pastor Eric: Capital Campaign Challenge

As many of you know, we began a capital campaign last October to raise funds for specific building projects including a new roof.  And I am excited to announce that we have recently made significant progress in our Capital Campaign.  We’re so grateful for your generosity, and, in particular, there was one large donation that we want to specifically say “thank you” for: an anonymous family who gave $50,000.    The family made such a substantial contribution because ...

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Volunteers Needed for Mystery Dinner Theater

Asbury's Mystery Dinner Theater supporting the Capital Campaign is on September 21; and we need your help to make it a success! Volunteers are needed for setup (12 PM - 4 PM), food service (6 PM - 8 PM), and cleanup (8 PM - 10 PM). If you're able to help, please contact Vendel Peter at

More information on the Mystery Dinner Theater can be found at

Use Amazon Smile for Back-to-School Shopping

Back-to-school shopping? By using Amazon Smile, 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to Asbury. Just go to and choose "Asbury Allentown United Methodist Church" as your charity!

Asbury Financial Update: Church Mortgages

As you may or may not know, Asbury has Three (3) mortgages on our property.  Two (2) of the mortgages are with Wells Fargo.  The first of these mortgages is the original mortgage and was refinanced in 2013 in the amount of $1,245,130.31 at 3.90 %, with a balloon payment due in 2023.  The monthly payment for this mortgage is $7,533.50.  This is a typical commercial loan amortized over 20 years with a balloon after 10 years. The ...

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Finance Committee Gift Card Program

Asbury’s Finance Committee offers a variety of gift cards that can be purchased through the church all year long. Through this gift card program we sell gift cards at face value and Asbury receives a rebate amount between 5% and 15% depending on the card. Asbury can use the rebates it receives to support its vital programs. These cards are perfect as a gift or just for your everyday shopping. Retailers involved in the program include Weis, Giant, Starbucks, Outback Steak House, Kohls, Nordstrom Rac ...

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Financial Peace University - Fall 2019

Financial Peace University ~ Wednesdays 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM beginning September 25 // Room 217

Contact: Dave and Lynda Hassick at or 484-809-3522.

Asbury is excited to offer Financial Peace University as presented by Dave Ramsey, America's most trusted voice on money. Through engaging video-based lessons and class discussion we walk you through Dave Ramsey's Baby Steps and get you on the road to being a better steward of your finances. Classes meet Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM for 9 weeks beginning September 25. To register, visit (discounted cost is $109).

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Update on Capital Campaign (July 24, 2019)

Asbury Leadership Report on our Capital Campaign   In June, we started discussing the urgent need to repair the church roof.  We reviewed the roof report by Sobeck Roof Consulting and then requested they act as our project manager.  The company will perform the following on our behalf:   1) Prepare a bid package for the replacement of the roof section A & D as well as leaks in roof B (see roof report) 2) Send out a bid package to roofing contractors 3) Review submitted ...

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