None of us should face the trials and tribulations of life alone and no matter our age, we should never stop learning. Fortunately, we have many opportunities for fellowship and growth at Asbury First.
While worship is the centerpiece of our life together, we experience community in many other ways as well. Click the links below for different opportunities to join us on this journey. We hope that you find a place to connect at Asbury First!
Our Sunday School classes will return in Septmeber.
Sundays returning in September, 9:45 am, Zoom, Zoom 87385721862
As we return to school and our lives get hectic again we invite you to take a break and join with other parents for our Parables of Parenting Sunday School Class at 9:45 am Sunday mornings. All are welcome. For more information please contact Seth Stinehour at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sundays starting in September, 9:45 am, 1050 – The Teak Room
In the past we have studied various books of the Bible. When we last met, we were in the midst of a ‘through the Bible walk’. The group will decide whether to resume that or to begin in another direction. In addition to Bible study, the practice of sharing joys and concerns and then spending time in intercessory prayers is a valued part of our morning session. We welcome you to join us. For more information, please contact Rev. David Lubba at email@example.com.
We had over 200 participants join us in our 2020 Bicentennial Bible Challenge where we challenged individuals to read through the whole Bible. Many are now asking, what's next?
Well, it's one thing to read the Bible as a literary exercise, but it takes on new meaning when reading it dynamically as a disciple. In 2021, we are inviting everyone to join us in signing up for a Disciple class so that we can delve deeper into our faith and strive to become dynamic disciples. The Disciple Bible Study is a 34-week study with 17 weeks focused on the Old Testament and 17 weeks focused on the New Testament. There are Bible readings assigned each week, but they are much less intense than the reading schedule of the Bicentennial Bible Challenge—and you can take the summer off.
Whether you have read the Bible or not, this is a great way to engage our scriptures in a community seeking to deepen their discipleship.
Tuesdays, 8:30 am, Zoom, zoom.us/j/8347173468
Lectio Divina is a contemplative practice on reading scripture. A passage of scripture is read, then there is silent meditation, then the passage is read again, then more silence, and then discussion. The silence is an opportunity to reflect upon what you experienced in the scripture. This half hour opens and closes with prayer. All are welcome. We will not meet August 3, 10, and 31. We will meet on August 17 and 24. For more information please contact Rev. Kathy Thiel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison
Wednesdays, 10 am, Zoom, zoom.us/j/8347173468
All are invited to join our Wednesday morning small group as we begin a new book. Some of our members have been meeting together for years, and others continue to join in depending on the texts that we are reading. Each meeting begins with 10-30 minutes of open sharing followed by prayer. The remainder of our time is devoted to discussing the text. Beginning March 24, we will be reading and reflecting on Morrison’s text Be The Bridge. The back cover states, “Let’s bring the reconciliation power of the gospel to the racial divide.” This book will invite us into that uncomfortable gap often present in conversations concerning race and will provide readers with the tools to build bridges in that space. Positive change begins with honest conversations; and this book will help encourage this growth through the foundation of the gospel. All are welcome to join us on this journey of bridge building. For more information, please contact Mike Mullin at email@example.com.
Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 am, Zoom, zoom.us/j/8347173468
Looking for a way to stay connected to your Asbury First friends during the week? Want to meet new Asbury First friends? All women, all ages, are welcome to join the Tuesday Morning Women's Fellowship via Zoom, 9:30–10:30 am each week. Bring your coffee or tea, and perhaps a treat, Zoom in and enjoy an hour of devotion, sharing, and connection. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Elizabeth Church, Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you soon!
The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a long established group at Asbury First. Many shawls have been created and distributed over the years to comfort, encourage, and uplift others. One can be a beginner or an accomplished knitter. All are welcome to come together once a month from 4–5:30 pm to work on our shawls.
Fortunately even during a pandemic, faithful members have continued to make these beautiful symbols of God's love and distribute them to congregants and friends. More information will be coming soon as to our location and startup time this September. We look forward to gathering in person. For more information, contact Meredith Pixley at email@example.com or call 585-328-8954.