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Christmas Eve 2019 Offering Update

On Christmas Eve, we shared that 50% of the offering collected that day would be donated to Dr. Chris Hena’s new Dental Clinic at Healthy Women, Healthy Liberia in Kakata, Liberia. Thanks to your generosity, a donation of $5,301 will be made to support this important cause. Learn more about the clinic at

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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Asbury's Christmas Eve Offering: Liberian Dental Clinic

For the past 7 years, Asbury Church has faithfully donated a portion of our Christmas Eve offering to support a ministry project of one of our Asbury in Mission (AIM) partners. This year, the committee has selected Dr. Chris Hena’s new Dental Clinic at Healthy Women, Healthy Liberia in Kakata, Liberia, to receive 50% of the offering collected at Asbury Church on Christmas Eve.  According to the World Health Organization there are only 23 dentists in Liberia serving a population of 4,000,000+. ...

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Adopt a Ramos Family for Christmas

For the past 4 years, Asbury has adopted families from our partner school, Ramos Elementary, to help provide a memorable Christmas. At Ramos Elementary, the majority of students' families live in poverty and a number are simply unable to provide for Christmas gifts.  With the help of Ramos' counselors a list of families is generated for Asbury to adopt.  Last year we were able to provide for 65 family members!  If your family or group would like to adopt a family for the 2019 Christmas season ...

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Advent Celebration 2019 (December 7)

Saturday, December 7, 2019 Advent Celebration is our kick-off into the season of preparation of the coming of Christ. Join us as we celebrate this season of joy, wonder, and awe; and that our Savior would come in a humble manger to save us. Youth Ministries’ Spaghetti Dinner Served 5 PM - 6:30 PM, Wesley Center Fellowship over dinner (beginning at 5 PM; concluding at 6:30 PM) in the Wesley Center. Together we will enjoy a free-will donation spaghetti dinner prepared and hosted b ...

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Advent and Christmas 2019 at Asbury Church

We are excited to celebrate the Advent and Christmas season at Asbury! On this page, you'll find information on all services and events being held during this most holy of seasons. DECEMBER SERMON SERIES     God is with us – in answered promises, realized dreams, and refreshed hope. How could we help but sing? In this series, we will explore the songs born ...

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"A Quiet Christmas" Service (12/21, 7 PM)

Christmas can be a noisy time of year. You may find yourself on busy streets or in stores crammed with too many people, loud horns and bright lights.  Everywhere you go, Christmas music is blaring. And while all the hustle and bustle may have once been uplifting, maybe this year it just isn’t. Perhaps the events of this year – dealing with divorce, a broken relationship, job or financial stresses, the loss of a loved one, or other personal struggles – have you wanting to soften some o ...

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"In Loving Memory" Christmas Ornaments

Asbury’s Health Ministry realizes that the grieving journey is not an easy task. As a way to help remember and honor a departed loved one, the Health Ministry provides has special “IN LOVING MEMORY” Christmas ornaments available in the Community Room during the month of December. Visit the Health Ministries’ table between services for more information.

Christmas Poinsettias

The display of colorful poinsettias in the Sanctuary and throughout the building during the Christmas season is a tradition at Asbury. We invite you to be a part of this tradition by ordering a poinsettia in honor or memory of a friend or loved one. Poinsettias may be picked up after the 9:00 p.m. service on Christmas Eve. The deadline for orders is Monday, 12/2/2019. Visit to access the order form, which can be dropped in an offering plate or returned to the church office ...

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"Christmas is in the Air" Jubilation Ringers Christmas Concert (12/14)

The Jubilation Ringers and the Pennsylvania Flute Choir will present a Christmas concert 

“Christmas Is in the Air” on Saturday, December 14 (snow date: December 21) at 4:00 pm at 

Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, Allentown.   Tickets are $10.  

The ticket order form may be downloaded from For more information, please call Carol Lenhart at 610-398-1205.

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