• Halloween Candy Donations


    Published: Oct. 27, 2023

    Sunday, November 5, Welcome Desk

    Need to get your unwanted Halloween candy out of your home? Children’s Ministry is collecting unwanted Halloween candy next Sunday, November 5th, so that we can package it up for the grocery bag ministry and our guests at the Dining and Caring Center. Please leave your donations at the Welcome Desk.

  • Sewers Needed


    Published: Oct. 27, 2023

    Asbury First's Children's Ministry is in need of help to hem and/or repair a handful of choir robes and Christmas pageant costumes. If you are willing please contact Holly Temming, Children’s Ministry Assistant, at or (585) 271-1050 x114. 

  • Youth Musical: GodSpell


    Published: Oct. 24, 2023


    Friday, November 10 at 7 pm

    Saturday, November 11 at 7 pm

    Sunday, November 12 at 2 pm

    The show will run Friday - Sunday, Nov. 10-12, 7pm on Friday & Saturday, 2pm on Sunday. After the incredible success of The Sound of Music, we cannot wait to put together another incredible musical experience. Tickets will be on sale NOW! For more information, please contact Larry Dugan at or by calling the church office at 585-271-1050.

    All tickets are $12 and all proceeds support the Asbury first youth programming & missions. 

    To purchase tickets visit

  • God and Guns


    Published: Oct. 17, 2023

    Wednesdays and Sundays in November, Fellowship Hall and Zoom ( PW 200)
    Wednesdays, November 1, 8, and 15, 6–7 pm
    Sundays, November 5, 12, and 19 from 9:45-10:45 am

    In 2014, the General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church published the Bible study, “Kingdom Dreams, Violent Realities: Reflections on gun violence from Micah 4:1-4.” In 2016, this document was revised and updated. As we know too well in 2023, the violent realities are often much more prevalent than our kingdom dreams. All are invited to join us in this three-week study on gun violence and Micah 4 as we interpret it once again based on our present context. This class will be offered in-person and online both on Wednesday evenings and on Sunday mornings. For more information, please contact Mike Mullin  at 

  • Town Hall


    Published: Oct. 6, 2023

    Sunday, October 22, 12 pm, Sanctuary and Live Stream

    The Governing Board will be hosting another open town hall to share updates on various aspects of our life together and to answer your questions. If you have specific questions, please call the church office at 585-271-1050 or email us at 
    For more information about the Governing Board or the recent committee activity, visit

  • The Sound of Music Drive-in


    Published: Oct. 6, 2023

    Saturday, October 14, 7 pm, Asbury First parking lot

    The “parking lot” is live with the sound of music. Come a see the Asbury Community Theater production of The Sound of Music. This event is free and will have fresh popcorn for all. If you got a chance to see if live last spring great! Come and watch it again. If you didn’t get to see in, here is your chance. Come and sing along to some of the most iconic tunes.

  • Fall Campus Clean Up


    Published: Oct. 6, 2023

    Saturday, November 11, 9 am–1 pm, Meet at 1040 Main Entrance

    Please join us for our annual Fall Campus Cleanup. We'll meet at the Main Entrance of the Church (parking lot entrance). Please bring rakes, tarps — and anything else you find makes this task interesting, enjoyable, and fulfilling. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and snacks will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Lori Young, our Director of Property Care at

  • Women of the Well


    Published: Oct. 6, 2023

    Tuesday, December 5, 7–8 pm, 1040 Fellowship Hall
    Tuesday, March 19, 7–8 pm, 1040 Fellowship Hall

    The Women of the Well are coming back to share a creative, prayerful offering with story, music and dance. The December session taps into women’s experience today, connecting it with the friendships of some of our earliest ancestors in faith. In March, they will present a program about the four nuns who were killed in El Salvador in the 1980s. You won't want to miss out on these moving and spiritual programs. For more information, please contact Deb Bullock-Smith at or by calling 585-271-1050.

  • The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence Training


    Published: Oct. 6, 2023

    Tuesday, October 24, 6–8 p.m. 1040 Gathering Center

    Representatives of the Gandhi Institute will lead a training that is open to all around best practices and skills when working with people experiencing trauma and/or crisis. This is a great opportunity to grow in our ability to offer care to our neighbors whom we encounter in the Community Outreach Center and beyond. Please visit to register to attend. Contact Pat Dupont at

  • New Members Class


    Published: Oct. 6, 2023

    In-Person: Sunday, November 5, 12:30-1:30 pm, 1050 Stephen's Office, Lunch served.
    Hybrid: Wednesday, November 8, 7 pm, 1050 Stephen's Office and Zoom (

    We are pleased to be offering these classes for any and all interested in joining Asbury First. We will hold classes in person Sunday, November 5 following the service at 12:30 pm. For those near and far interested in meeting (and potentially joining) either virtually or in-person, we will hold a hybrid class on Wednesday, November 8 at 7 pm. Our hope is to have everyone join on Sunday, November 12. You need not register to attend, but if you know that you will be there, we’d love to know! Questions? Contact Deb Bullock-Smith at 585-271-1050 x117 or

  • Older Adult Luncheon


    Published: Oct. 4, 2023

    Monday, October 16, 11 am Worship in the Sanctuary
12 pm Lunch and Fellowship in the Gathering Center

    The Older Adult Council is holding a Fall Harvest Gathering. We will begin with worship in the Sanctuary at 11 am, followed by lunch and lots of fellowship in the Gathering Space at about 11:45 am.
    Please come and join your friends in fellowship! We would like to know if you will or will not be attending and if you need transportation.

  • Stephen and Emily Cady to Walk the Runway for Center for Youth’s Fashion Week 2023


    Published: Oct. 4, 2023

    Saturday, October 14, 8 pm, Dome Arena

    On Saturday, October 14, our very own Stephen and Emily Cady will be walking the runway as one of the Rochester couples featured in this year’s Fashion Week in support of the Center for Youth. In it’s thirteenth year, this event brings awareness and financial support to The Center for Youth’s homeless programs, so no child or youth in our community is faced with an uncertain, unstable or unsafe place to live. Doors open at 6:30 and the event begins at 8 pm at the Dome Arena (2695 E Henrietta Rd Henrietta, NY 14467). Tickets are available through the Center for Youth website ( 

  • Join the Livestream Team!


    Published: Oct. 4, 2023

    Are you interested in joining Asbury First's live streaming team? You will learn how to use our professional broadcast equipment and video production techniques. More importantly, you will support the digital ministry that helps us Do More Good in Rochester and around the world. Youth and adults are welcome. There will be training opportunities soon. Please contact David Berg at to learn more.

  • 2023 East Avenue Grocery Bag Run


    Published: Oct. 2, 2023

    Saturday, November 4, 2023

    Join the Asbury First Community Outreach Team at the Grocery Bag Run (or walk) on November 4. Your entire registration fee will benefit our Dining & Caring Center and Grocery Bag Ministry.

    The Grocery Run is a charity event that has raised more than $500,000 for Rochester area food pantries. This year, they are excited to add a 10k event to the well-loved 5k, 1-mile, virtual and Kid’s Fun Run events. You can visit to sign up or to donate to this cause.

  • LGBTQ+ Advocacy Meeting


    Published: Sept. 27, 2023

    3rd Sunday of the Month, Beginning October 15, 9:45 am, 1040 Youth Room (lower level)

    Asbury First's LGBTQ+ Advocacy Group will be holding its first meeting of the season on Sunday, October 15 in the Youth Room (in the lower level of the church), as our church community celebrates National Coming Out Day. Anyone affiliated with LGBTQ+ community and allies are welcome to attend. We will be setting our agenda for the year, planning for events, outreach, and educational opportunities in our community. Youth and adults are welcome! For more information, please contact Deb Bullock-Smith at 585-271-1050 x117 or at