From Pastor Kathy…

I write this column after our nation has surpassed  the grim marker of 100,000 Americans dead from COVID-19. Monday, June 1 has been set apart by religious communities and mayors across the nation as a day of lament and mourning.  I invite you to watch this video produced by Sojourners https://sojo.net/media/national-day-mourning-and-lament    And I invite you […]
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A Change in District Superintendents

Shinya Goto has been our District Superintendent (D.S.) for 3 years. Effective July 1, he will be appointed the Superintendent of the Los Rios District. Their current D.S. is retiring. Our new District Superintendent effective July 1 is Samuel Hong. Rev. Hong comes to us from the position of Senior Pastor for the Korean United […]
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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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From Pastor Kathy…

I share a reflection with you about the Season of Lent from Steve Garnaas-Holmes (He has a daily blog which can be found at Unfoldinglight.net) Jesus was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. — Luke 4.1-2 In Lent we enter The Forty Days. We […]
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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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