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, or contact Mike Mullin, our Minister for Youth and Discipleship, at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. We hope that you find a place to connect at Asbury First!
Our Sunday School classes will return in Septmeber.
Sundays, 9:45-10:45 am, 1050 Teak Room
For years, Asbury First has been blessed with a Sunday morning study led by The Rev. David Lubba. While Rev. Lubba is taking a step back from this leadership role, this historic class will continue to meet on Sunday mornings with the name, “As the Spirit Moves Us.” In that spirit, we welcome new faces and friends as we gather together to share our joys and concerns and decide what to study this coming year. All ideas will be considered, and we look forward to having you join us on Sunday mornings! Questions? Contact Mike Mullin at email@example.com or at 585-271-1050 x105.
We will have faithful discussions covering myriad topics, and would love to have your voice be a part of our community! For more information about the Growing Spirits/Living Edge group, please contact Mike Mullin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesdays, 2:30–3:30 pm, Zoom (zoom.us/j/6174865464 PW Disciple)
Fridays, 10–11 am, Zoom (zoom.us/j/6174865464 PW Disciple)
Have you ever wondered what the Bible really says—and if it truly has any meaning for us in modern times? If so, then you’re not alone. Most Christians have never really read the Bible, and many wonder if its antiquated teachings truly transcend time. If you would like to grapple with these questions, then you are encouraged to sign up for a Disciple Bible Study.
On Tuesdays, the Disciple II class will continue its journey through Exodus this fall as it prepares to transition to the New Testament books of Luke and Acts. On Friday mornings, the Disciple II class will be focusing in on the books of Luke and Acts.
Please contact Mike Mullin, email@example.com, with any questions, and use this link to sign-up for a Disciple Bible Study!
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. For more information please contact Rev. Kathy Thiel at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 585-271-1050 x106.
Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 am, Zoom (zoom.us/j/8347173468 PW 200)
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 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 email@example.com. Hope to see you soon!
Wednesdays, 7 am, Zoom (zoom.us/j/8347173468 PW 200)
Men of all ages are welcome to join us on Wednesday mornings via Zoom as we discuss topics of faith, life, and more. Each week, a different member of the group leads us in a devotion for our time together. These can be instructional, reflective, conversational, etc. This is a wonderful group to make and build connections, and we hope that you will drop in to join us!
Wednesday, August 24, 3–4:30 pm, Library
A prayer shawl is a simple shawl or a lap blanket knitted by members of our group. It is symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving God. The knitting itself is very simple and we have “experts” on hand to help you if you are a beginner. The group meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday. Clergy and lay members of our church identify those who may benefit from our ministry and a shawl, and they're delivered by ministers or congregation members. Questions? Contact Meredith Pixley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesdays, 10–11:30 am, Butler's Pantry and Zoom, zoom.us/j/8347173468
Carvers of Hope is a wood carving ministry that helps people who find themselves in the very difficult places of life. Its members carve handmade crosses as a reminder of the hope Jesus brought to us through the cross. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact John Smalt at email@example.com.
Asbury First has a long history of thriving small group ministry. We believe that small groups are a great way to connect with others, and to grow deeper in our faith.
The Discipleship Project at Asbury is an initiative to strengthen our connection with God and with each other through a growing number of small groups focused on Discipleship. These groups are called Classes after the original small group of our faith tradition.
For more information about any of our adult classes or fellowship opportunities, please contact Mike Mullin at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 585-271-1050 x105.