Just as the Christian faith is about bringing life to the world, Asbury First is about bringing life to this community. We believe the only way to the fullness of life promised by Jesus Christ is through love—love of God and love of neighbor.
Love God and neighbor. Live fully. Serve all. Repeat.
Rev. Dr. Stephen M. Cady II
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Rev. Kathy Thiel
Minister for Congregational Care
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Minister for Discipleship and Youth
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Rev. Rachel Ann Dupont
Minister for Christian Formation and Director of the Discipleship Project
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Rev. Jacqueline Nelson
Minister for Outreach
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A reconciling statement welcoming all to Asbury First, including LGBTQ individuals, was overwhelmingly approved by the congregation in 2015. It reads as follows:
Asbury First United Methodist Church prayerfully strives to live with open hearts, open minds and open doors. We welcome full participation of all, regardless of age, race, national origin, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status or family structure, education or economic background and physical or mental ability. Let us journey together in faith toward greater understanding and mutual respect.
For 200 years, Asbury First United Methodist Church has been a dynamic part of the Rochester community. More than a place of worship, we have a record of real engagement. Our goal is to make a difference, and our members help turn that goal into reality every day through active ministries, education for children and adults, as well as participation and innovation throughout the greater Rochester area.