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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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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Christmas Carolers ROCK!

On December 22, from 4 – 6 PM, forty nine (49!) adults, kids and youth split into 3 groups and visited 16 different homes / senior residences, singing Christmas songs. They were equipped with caroling books, jingle bells and cookies (to deliver, not for the singers to eat!)  These fine performers were tempted to stay […]
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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

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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