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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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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From Kathy…

We live in a country where we have the ability and the liberty to freely support the things that matter to us. Each autumn we have a stewardship campaign to remind us of the importance of giving through the church to support the ministry and mission to which God calls us. This year our stewardship […]
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From Pastor Kathy…

As many of you know this fall we are embarking on a capital campaign to fund our new proposed office building. I have to confess normally I wouldn’t be in favor of a new office building—usually feeling something else is more important (like children’s classrooms, Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall). However, the reality is that our […]
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Pastor’s Ponderings

Each year in June your pastors and elected lay delegates to Annual Conference head off to join with other United Methodists from around California and Nevada. This year we traveled to Modesto, where thankfully the weather decided to behave and it was not too hot for the four days we were there. Annual Conference is […]
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From Pastor Kathy…

As you may know we have a Special Pastor’s Fund that enables Asbury to help those who are in vulnerable situations. I want to take this opportunity to share a couple of stories of how we have used this fund to help others and in doing so are being God’s love through our hands, our […]
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Pastor’s Ponderings

A few months ago, Pastor Kathy and I were at a training our conference was hosting for pastors. In this training we were learning about different types of churches. We learned how healthy vibrant churches who are engaged in mission and ministry in their community are sometimes growing but most often in this day and […]
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Pastor’s Pondering

Advent is perhaps one of the most misunderstood seasons in the church year. We meet it every year, and yet every year it seems like the world around us rolls strait from Thanksgiving to Christmas. There is no waiting, we move strait to the joy and the celebration. Of course this makes total sense. Christmas […]
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From Kathy

As we approach the holiday season, I invite you to be mindful for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. As most of us know this can be a particularly difficult time. As friends it is important to invite those who are grieving to have dinner, go to a movie, to share […]
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Pastor’s Pondering

As we enter into October and the Fall, we enter into our Stewardship Season, a time when we reflect on how we use our money and our resources and how God is inviting us to be people who practice gratitude and generosity in all the parts of our lives. I know it’s tempting to stop […]
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