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 […]

Pastor’s Ponderings

The first rain of the season has come and gone. And here’s what I noticed: the rain soaked the earth but it took a few days before new shoots of green grass appeared along the paths where I walk. The rain has power to renew the earth, but we couldn’t see that right away. Only […]

Religion Chat, November 8, 5-6pm

The November Religion Chat will be on Wednesday, November 8, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3574 Vineyard Avenue, Pleasanton. This month’s topic is “What behaviors will get you thrown out of your religion? How has it changed over the years?” We will have speakers from the Catholic community and the Church […]

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, Sunday November 19, 5:30pm

Interfaith Interconnect hosts this year’s Thanksgiving Service on November 19, at 5:30pm, at HUB925 (5341 Owens Court, Pleasanton). We gather as an interfaith community around the theme of “Hope.” Reverend Heather Hammer will preach, and a rich variety of interfaith groups will share their own understanding and practice of hope. Reception will follow. Join us!

Welcome to Worship!

Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., we have this wonderfully unique hour of the week called worship. We gather together as a community to worship God with music, Scripture, prayer, a sermon and fellowship. Worship renews us, challenges us, and invites us to live our faith with joy. I know that I am changed by worship, […]

Annual Church Conference

Every year, we gather as a community to give thanks for our church and the blessings of the year just passed. We also make decisions about what we will do next year. And that gathering is called our annual church conference. On Sunday, November 5, 5-6:00 p.m., we will gather in the chapel to celebrate, […]

Endowing Asbury’s Future

Take a moment to consider what you value about Asbury United Methodist Church. The people? The outreach programs? The small groups that enrich your life? The worship services? What would you add to this list? Asbury United Methodist Church makes a difference in our lives, and in our community. And you make that possible! Your […]

Annual Church Conference, Sunday November 5, 5:00 p.m.

This year, our annual church conference will be on Sunday, November 5, at 5:00 p.m. Our District Superintendent, Shinya Goto, with preside. At church conference, we celebrate the year just passed, and imagine possibilities for the year ahead. Church members vote on items such a pastors’ salaries. Please join us, and hear a brief message […]