Asbury’s Partnership with Open Heart Kitchen

Open Heart Kitchen is on the Asbury campus on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays to serve a meal to all in need. Recently, the Board of Trustees raised concerns, aware of wear and tear on our campus. In December, we held a campus meeting and identified the key issues. In that meeting we affirmed we want […]

Bridging the Great Divide

As a nation, we’ve become more “tribal” and divided over a host of issues—from immigration and race, to national security and environmental protections. Maybe it’s even happened in your family or with your friends: the great “un-friending” on social media or volatile Thanksgiving table. As this divide widens, it seems we’ve lost the ability to […]

Pastor Kim Receives New Appointment, Beginning July 1

Dear Asbury Community, On February 11, we announced that the Bishop has appointed me to serve at San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church, beginning July 1 of this year. Both Steve and I are so grateful for our nine years here at Asbury. We never knew it was possible to admire, respect and love a […]

February Religious Chat February 14 5-6pm

Our February Religious Chat will be on Wednesday, February 14 at Muslim Community Center/East Bay, 5724 W. Las Positas Blvd in Pleasanton.  As always, this event is free of charge and open to all. This month’s topic is “What behaviors will get you thrown out of your religion? How has it changed through the years?” […]

Pastor’s Ponderings

United Methodists are divided on how to understand our faith in relationship to our sexuality and gender. For forty years, we have argued. And our spirits are wounded. In 2016, at a world wide gathering of United Methodists (General Conference), tension was so high that a split in the church seemed like a real option. […]

Lent Begins Wednesday February 14th

Lent is the forty days leading us to the celebration of Easter. Lent is the invitation to examine our faith, our lives, our relationship with God. It’s a time to go deeper in our faith and be intentional about practicing our faith. This year in Lent, our theme is Embracing the Uncertain. That theme feels […]

Women’s Retreat, April 20-22. Save the Date!

Our annual Women’s Retreat is the ideal time to relax in a beautiful setting, grow in faith, enjoy the company of other wonderful women, and eat tasty home-cooked meals (that you don’t have to cook!) I look forward to this time together at San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville. There will be single and double […]

The Gospel Truth

This is an occasional column exploring a Bible passage. “Lord when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink?” Matthew 25: 37 In the Gospels, Matthew 25 is the only description we have of judgment following our deaths. (All other references to living in […]

Thank You for Supporting Asbury: Stewardship Update

Thank you for your pledges of financial support at Asbury. Your giving makes our ministries possible. As our financial team draws up a budget for 2018, your pledged amounts help them make wise choices for the year ahead. Please turn in your pledges to the church office or put in the offering plate on Sunday. […]

Advent and Christmas Eve at Asbury

Celebrate the Season of Advent at Asbury Christmas Concert Sunday 12/3, 7pm, followed by a cookie reception. Community Christmas Pageant 12/10 5:30pm followed by dinner in the Fellowship Hall Community Christmas Caroling, 12/17 3:30pm Each Sunday morning of Advent, Linda Culpepper will lead an Advent and Reflection class starting December 3rd, 9am in Fireside Room […]