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Church Leadership

Asbury's Church Council Approves Plan of Applying for CARES Act Loan

At a special Charge Conference held on Friday, April 10, Asbury's Church Council voted to approve a motion to apply for a loan via the CARES Act. If secured, this loan will provide payroll protection for Asbury's over the coming months.

Shellie Fritchman Hired as Administrative Secretary

Shellie Fritchman Hired as Administrative Secretary   Shellie Fritchman Asbury's Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Shellie Fritchman for the role of Administrative Secretary, the position long-filled by Sara Brown, who is retiring after 26 years of service at and ministry to ...

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Stephanie Cramer Hired as Director of Youth Ministries

Special Announcement from Pastor Eric   Stephanie Cramer Asbury has hired Stephanie Cramer as the new Director of Youth Ministries at Asbury. Stephanie was a licensed local pastor at a church in Iowa for the past two years and she recently moved to Bethlehem with her husband Tim and their two children Lucas and Tom. ...

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Update on Capital Campaign (December 17, 2019)

We've rolled the $50K Challenge into the overall Capital Campaign report, which means that the Capital Campaign as is now at nearly 86% of the goal ($299,875 of $350,000). Thanks for your continued generosity! Visit for more information on the campaign.

Ministry Fair (2/23)

UPDATED INFORMATION: Looking to find a place you can belong? For a way to be connected, use your gifts and talents, or dive deeper into scripture? Learn about the many groups of Asbury - and how you can be connected to them - at our Ministry Fair on Sunday, February 23 between morning services. ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Save the date: Asbury will be holding a Ministry Fair on Sunday, February 23, between morning services. This event will be a great way to get more information about and ...

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Year-End Giving at Asbury

The last opportunity for contributing tithes and offerings to the church in the 2019 calendar year will be Monday, December 30, 2019. Per IRS rules, the effective date of a contribution is when it is delivered to the church: ·      A check deposited in the offering in January 2020 cannot be deducted in 2019 even if it is backdated to 2019. Checks that are mailed to the church and postmarked by December 31, 2019 are deductible in 2019 even though not received by the church un ...

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Sponsor a Lift for Maintenance at Asbury

An opportunity has come for Asbury to purchase a lift that would assist with maintenance duties around the church. Currently the custodial staff needs to erect scaffolding to service lights and some equipment in the Sanctuary and Wesley Center. The parking lot lights have to be serviced by a contractor because of our inability to reach the light standards with the equipment we have on-hand. The purchase of this lift will allow these tasks to happen more quickly and safely by in-house staff. The Finance Comm ...

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Communication from Church Council on Upcoming Changes to Asbury's Facility Closure Door Locking Policy

The following is a letter from Tim Lebrecht, Chair of Asbury's Church Council: Several weeks ago we had a Congregational Chat to get feedback on the facility closure and door locking policy that was started in September.  I thank everyone for sharing their thoughts and stories - both positive and negative.  The door locking and facility closing time were rolled out as part of the safety and security process within the church.  The feedback was clear that we had enhanced security, but at ...

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Help Complete the $50K Challenge!

As a congregation, we've matched over 75% of the $50K Challenge! If you're not familiar with this challenge, an anonymous family made a $50,000 contribution to Asbury's Capital Campaign, but with a challenge to the congregation to match that amount. We're so grateful for your contributions to this challenge so far. Asbury's Church Council, Trustees, Finance Committee view this as Asbury's top priority and if you have not yet contributed, ask that you'll consider making a donation to this cause a priority in ...

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Update on Capital Campaign (November 14, 2019)

November 14, 2019 The Trustees are pleased to share the following Capital Campaign update: The previously communicated work being completed by Frank Cseve General Contractor is nearly complete. The most recent item completed was the replacement of the broken lintels of the Worship Center windows. The contractor has been paid 60% of the cost of the total project, with final 40% payment due after final inspection/walkthrough. Additionally, at its October meeting, the Trustees approved a plan to replace ...

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