Asbury News and Event Information

Christmas Eve 2018 Volunteers Needed

We need a lot of volunteer help in order to make Asbury a warm and welcoming place on Christmas Eve! If you can be a greeter before one of our six Christmas Eve services, bake cookies, make coffee, help out at the Welcome Desk, or provide assistance on Sunday, December 23, 2018, please let us know by filling out a volunteer form available at the Welcome Desks (or click here to print one), or contact Laurie Wallace Theisen in the Church Office at .

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"A Quiet Christmas" Service - Sat 12/22/18

Christmas can be a noisy time of year. You may find yourself in stores crammed with lots of people, on busy streets with loud horns and bright lights, everywhere you go you hear loudspeakers blaring Christmas music. Any another year this all may be uplifting, but maybe this year it is not! Perhaps the events of this year – dealing with divorce, shattered relationships, job or financial issues, the loss of a loved one, personal concerns, or other struggles – have you wanting to soften some of the ...

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Sunday School Class Advent Study - 12/2-12/23/18

The Sunday School Class that meets in the Aldersgate Room at 9:30 AM each week will do an Advent study entitled "The Purpose of Christmas" by Rick Warren who wrote "The Purpose-Driven Life." Our time spent together will include watching segments from a DVD, followed by some lively discussion, and will be facilitated by Carlen Blackstone. As always, you are welcome to come for 1 week or all 4 weeks. No preparation is necessary. We will meet Sundays 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, and 12/23/18. For more information, ...

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Thanksgiving Eve Service - Wed 11/21/18

Asbury will be having an informal Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 from 7:00–8:00 PM in the Sanctuary. The service will include traditional and contemporary songs of thanksgiving, a time for group sharing and prayers, and a short message. It will be led by Carlen Blackstone, Christ Servant Minister—Speaking and Learning. All are welcome!

2018 Jubilation Ringers Christmas Concert - Sat 12/15/18

Ring in the Holidays with the Jubilation Ringers! The Jubilation Ringers annual Christmas concert will be on Saturday December 15, 2018 at 4:00 PM in the Sanctuary. (Snow date: December 22, 2018.) This year's concert theme is "The Many Voices of Christmas" and will include music from the Lehigh Valley Youth Chorus. Tickets are $10. For ticket ordering information, please visit For more information, call Carol Lenhart at 610-398-1205.

Advent Celebration 2018 and Other Special Seasonal Events

Saturday, December 1, 2018 Advent is the season when we pray for hope, peace, joy, and love to enter the world as we ready ourselves for Christmas. We invite you to celebrate the beginning of this special season by joining us on Saturday, December 1, 2018 for all of our Advent Celebration Events. “Hanging of the Greens”: Beginning at 3 PM We will begin the celebration at 3 PM with our traditional “Hanging of the Greens.” Join in the fun by helping to decorate 4 tr ...

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Sarah Circle Meeting - Wed 11/14/18

Sarah Circle will meet at 7PM in room 217 on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 (1 week earlier than usual due to Thanksgiving!). We will be continuing our discussion on our chosen study book, Friendship: Sisters for a Journey by Jessie Seneca. We will be discussing chapters 3 & 4. All women are cordially invited to join our group! Our meetings usually disperse around 9PM.

Barrels of Love for Liberia - Sat 11/17/18

Volunteers are needed to help pack unsold clothing and other items from the UMW bazaar into barrels for our friends in Liberia on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 9:00 AM. Contact Dick McCreight at    if you can help.

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