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Church Council

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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Update from Asbury's Church Council (June 7 via Zoom)

Church Council will be hosting a meeting via Zoom on Sunday, June 7, at 11:30 AM to share updates on Asbury. Registration for this meeting is REQUIRED. Register below to receive meeting access details via email.

UPDATED June 7, 2020 - Registration for this event is now closed.

Capital Campaign COMPLETED!!

In the midst of a challenging time, we still have much to celebrate!  Thanks to your amazing generosity, we have reached our goal for the Capital Campaign of $350,000! Praise God!! Thank you to all who supported this important initiative; and continue to watch for updates on project progress in the coming months.

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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.

Capital Campaign Update - March 11, 2020

We’ve made great progress in the Capital Campaign. In fact, we’re nearing the goal! But we still need your help! Here’s where the 4 projects of the Capital Campaign stand: Sanctuary Wall: COMPLETE! The Sanctuary wall was completed along with the pressure washing and sealing of the entire exterior of the building. Cost: $51,000. Memorial Garden Retaining Wall: Bid approved! The Trustees have approved a bid for the retaining wall by the Memorial Garden. We hope that work will begin sho ...

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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.

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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