Worship Themes for June

New Series: Coded Letters is all about the Book of Revelation. Written in code by its author, John, who lived on the island Patmos under Roman house arrest, Revelation is a book is a series of letters written to encourage the persecuted struggling church to stay the course and to encourage and inspire Christians who […]
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Meet Asbury’s New Part-time Minister of Congregational Care

We welcome Heather Leslie Hammer as our new part-time Minister of  Pastoral Care beginning July 1, 2020. Heather is a retired United Methodist Minister having served three churches in the California-Nevada Conference during her active ministry: San Ramon Valley UMC (Alamo), St. John’s UMC (Rohnert Park), and Lynnewood UMC (Pleasanton). In retirement she has served […]
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Meet Asbury’s New Worship Accompanist and Hand Bell Director

We welcome Fernanda Van Atta (pronounced FUR-NAHN-duh VAN A-tuh) as our new worship accompanist (both organ and piano) beginning June 1 and as Asbury Ringer’s Director in August (or whenever we are able to gather in person again).  Fernanda begins the worship accompanist position part-time as she and Allen Schell share the position. Fernanda will […]
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Worship Themes for March

Lenten Series:  Exploring the World’s most dangerous prayer as a Lenten discipline: The Lord’s Prayer. Series: The Most Dangerous Prayer using the book The Lord’s Prayer by Leonardo Boff.   March 1, 2020;  First Sunday in Lent; Communion;Title: The Most Dangerous Prayer: “Our Father/Mother/Creator”;Scripture: Galatians 4:6-7  Message Version; Theme: In Hebrew, names reflect the reputation, […]
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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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Holy Week and Easter at Asbury

Palm Sunday, April 5 10 a.m. We will celebrate Palm Sunday which is the arrival of Jesus into Jerusalem with special music and palm branches and conclude our sermon series on “The Most Dangerous Prayer” Maundy Thursday, April 9 6:30 p.m.  We will commemorate the Last Evening that Jesus had with his disciples beginning with […]
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Youth Musical Moves from May to February

Rainbow and Youth choirs will team up again this year to sing and act out a famous Bible Story. The story this year is Daniel in the lion’s den, called “Rescue in the Night.” In previous years, the youth would perform a musical in May. However, with so many school and community groups having year–end […]
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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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