Saturday, December 2, 2017
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 2nd for all of our Advent Celebration Events.
“Hanging of the Greens”: Beginning at 2 PM
We will begin our Celebration at 2 PM with our traditional “Hanging of the Greens”. Join in the fun by helping to dress a few trees, hang some wreaths, and decorate all around the Church. Please sign up to help by emailing Dawn Palmquist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Ministries’ Spaghetti Dinner: 5 PM, Wesley Center
Be sure to join us for dinner beginning at 5 PM until 6:30 PM in the Wesley Center. Together we will enjoy a free-will donation spaghetti dinner prepared by Asbury Youth Ministries. Donations will benefit the Youth Ministries’ annual High School West Virginia Work Week mission trip in July.
“Memories of the Manger”: 6 PM, Worship Center
We will continue with the celebration in the Worship Center as Asbury’s Children’s Ministries presents a special family time from 6 PM to 6:30 PM. Enjoy a brief storytelling time and the creation of a keepsake nativity craft. All are welcome!
“The Voices of Christmas” Worship Service: 6:45 PM, Sanctuary
We will conclude our celebration with a special worship service at 6:45 PM in the Sanctuary. Hear the Christmas story unfold through the voices of those who witnessed the Messiah’s birth. Listen to the stories of Mary, Joseph, the Innkeeper, Elizabeth, the Shepherds, and more as we poetically recount the wonder of the birth of Jesus through the eyes of those who were there.
Who needs Christmas? Well, as it turns out, we all do...but it might not be for the reasons you think. Join us for worship this Advent season Sunday, December 3 through Sunday, December 17 as we explore the reason we need Christmas. Click here to learn more.
Additional Special Events and Information
"Grief and the Holidays" Grief Support: Thursdays 11/9 & 11/16, 6:30 PM – 8 PM, Aldersgate Room
“Come Home for Christmas” Praise Band Christmas Concert: Friday 12/1, 7:00 PM, Sanctuary
UMW Christmas Tea: Sunday 12/3, 12:30 PM, Wesley Center
Angel Tree at Asbury: Saturday 12/9, 1 PM – 2:30 PM, Wesley Center
“Ring a Heavenly Christmas” Jubilation Ringers Christmas Concert: Saturday 12/9, 4 PM, Sanctuary
“A Quiet Christmas”: Sunday 12/17, 7:00 PM, Sanctuary
Volunteers Needed for Christmas Eve
4th Sunday of Advent Worship: Sunday 12/24, 10 AM, Sanctuary
Christmas Eve Worship: Sunday 12/24
- Traditional: 1 PM, 7 PM, 9 PM, 11 PM, Sanctuary
- Family Service: 3 PM, Sanctuary
- Open Door: 4:15 PM, Worship Center
New Year’s Eve Worship: Sunday 12/31, 9:30 AM & 11 AM, Sanctuary