Asbury News and Event Information

From the category archives: Service


2020 Ramos Work Day

Since the Allentown School District schools won't be physically open we've delayed our Annual Ramos Work Day until September 26th (with a rain date of October 3rd) from 9:00 AM to noon.  We'll be cleaning up the grounds and remulching the playground.  We will follow the governor's guidelines for masks, distancing and number of people.  If you can help, please add your name to our Google Sheet.

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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Ramos Christmas: Thank You!!

A note from Dick McCreight on the Christmas gifts for students at Luis Ramos Elementary School in the Allentown School District: Thank you Asbury for adopting Ramos families for Christmas again this year.  We adopted 12 families this time--the most ever.  Gifts were delivered to the school this morning (Monday, December 16) where they were received with great enthusiasm!  We learned that among the 12 families, one had lost everything in a fire, at least one was living in 6th Street Shelt ...

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UMW Collection: Personal Hygiene Items for Homeless ASD Students (November 2019)

The UMW would like to ask for your help in collecting personal hygiene items to help homeless students in the Allentown School District (ASD). For the month of November, the following items are being collected:

• Bars of Soap

• Wet wipes
• Shampoo and Conditioner
• Hand Lotions
• Hair Sprays

Donations can be placed in the The Donation Bin Closet across from the church office.

Thank you, as always, for your generosity!

2019 Angel Tree at Asbury

Party help still needed! Contact Pastor Barbara Lee at to volunteer!  This Christmas, Asbury Church will once again be participating in Angel Tree®, a program of Prison Fellowship! Angel Tree is a national program that links church families with children in local communities who have an incarcerated parent. The purpose of this program is to provide a gift and a memory to a child who might otherwise not receive anything from thei ...

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Runner's World Half Marathon Water Stop (October 20)

Volunteers are needed to help rehydrate thirsty runners! Help at Asbury's water stop at the Runner's World Half Marathon on Sunday, October 20, beginning at 7 AM in Bethlehem. Able to help? Contact Donna & Danny Fahringer at  .

Sign up here!

Ramos Elementary Trunk-or-Treat (October 20)

This year for the first time Asbury is teaming with 4 other faith communities (The Barn, Trinity Wesleyan Church, Resurrected Life Community Church, and Faith Presbyterian Church) to provide a Trunk or Treat experience for the children at our partner school, Ramos Elementary.  This will give children in the Ramos neighborhood a safe, daylight opportunity to trick or treat.  We've committed to at least 5 decorated trunks from Asbury so we need your help.  The event is on Sunday afternoon, Octo ...

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"Philup" the Bucket: Flood Buckets for Those Affected by Hurricane Dorian

In response to Hurricane Dorian, Children & Youth Ministries will be working together to assemble “Flood Buckets” to send to our neighbors in need via UMCOR. If you are interested in participating, we are accepting the following donations from September 21st – October 27th. On Sunday, November 3rd, children & youth will assemble the buckets as part of their Sunday School/BLAST gathering time. Monetary donations are also welcome and will be used to purchase items below (ple ...

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Service Opportunity: Classroom Volunteers for Ramos Elementary

Have a few free hours during the school day, and want to make a difference in children's lives? Our partner school, Ramos Elementary in Allentown, is looking for a few classroom volunteers. Contact Jeannie Muthard at if interested.

Ramos Work Day (Help Prep for Their First Day of School!)

Join us at Asbury's partner school, Ramos Elementary at 14th and Allen, on August 24th to help get the campus looking great for Ramos students and teachers on the first day of school.  We'll be applying certified mulch to the playground, decorative mulch around the shrubbery, trimming shrubs, pulling weeds and picking up litter.  There is a job for everyone regardless of age.  We'll start at 9:00 am and plan to wrap it up by noon.  Email Dick McCreight at if you can help.