Ash Wednesday 2020

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday Ash Wednesday, February 26 marks the beginning of Lent. Lent is a season of 40 days, not counting Sundays that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday (the Saturday before Easter). Lent comes from the Anglo-Saxon word Lencten, which means, “spring”. The season is a preparation for celebrating […]
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Exploring Who We are as United Methodists and Asburyites

On Thursday nights in March 5,12,19 and 26, folks newer to Asbury, as well as those who have been here longer, are invited to meet with Pastor Chelsea and Pastor Kathy in a short-term small group to explore the Five Practices of Fruitful Living. The group will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. in the evening and […]
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Book Talk by Donna Fado Ivery, Saturday, February 8, 2020

Donna Fado Ivery will give a book talk on her new book Sleep, Pray, Heal: A Path to Wellness and Well-Being. When a two hundred pound glass partition fell on Donna Fado Ivery’s head resulting in brain injury, disability, and chronic pain, she could no longer count on walking,speaking, or thinking. How would she care […]
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Close the Gap January Appeal

We want to thank everyone for a very successful campaign to fund the new office building.  A total of $964,160 was pledged. Thank you to each of you who have returned your 2020 General Fund pledge. This is a reflection of your faith and it makes possible every ministry of the church. We want to […]
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Asbury Hosts the Gathering of the Orders January 28-30, 2020

Asbury will host the Gathering of the Orders January 28-30. This gathering will bring 275-300 clergy from the California-Nevada Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church for their annual meeting with the Bishop. The pastors will worship and prayer circles,  attend workshops and hear from the Bishop as well as have a fun night at […]
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From Pastor Kathy…

From Kathy… When I first moved to Asbury, a statement that was told to me by many Asburyites was this:  if there is a need just let us know and we will meet that need!”  Such wonderful words for me to hear as your new pastor. And it’s been true! When we helped an amazing […]
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“A Cry From Bethlehem to the International Community: A Palestinian Christian Advent Message on the 10th Anniversary of Kairos Palestine.”

See Flyer for this event on December 14, 2019;  gtu event flyer.final

From Kathy…

I find that when it comes to celebrating the high and holy moments of our faith, I turn to poetry, art and music to express my wonder, my hope, my thoughts. And so, I share three poems from Ann Weems who was poet as well as a pastor.   “IN DECEMBER DARKNESS The whole world […]
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Christmas Eve at Asbury

Tuesday, December 24–God moves into the neighborhoods of Livermore with our Christmas Eve Celebrations! 4:30 p.m.  is an interactive telling of the Christmas Story with candlelight–no rehearsal required. Features children and youth choirs. All ages welcome. Followed by a Block Party in the Fellowship Hall with a Hot Cocoa Bar! 7:00 p.m. features special Christmas […]
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Special December Events at Asbury

Sunday, December 1–After worship, help decorate the campus for Advent and Christmas. Get your assignment and free doughnut in the Fellowship Hall from Karen! Tuesdays, December 3, 10 & 17–6:30 p.m. Advent Worship in the Chapel. Take a few moments out from the hectic days of December to center in prayer, song and story. The […]
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