News

  • Calling All Children—Come Check Us Out

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    Published: June 16, 2022

    Come see our new location for children’s books in the Church Library—just off the gathering space. A reachable bookcase filled with picture books and children’s books are located just inside the Church Library. 

    This new location features books that are within reach of even the shortest readers. Come look through the new additions and old favorites. Check them out to take home absolutely free and so convenient. Simply sign the blue card in the front of the book and leave it on the library desk and enjoy your book.

    Click here for all the latest books

  • Church-wide Carnival and Talent Show Rescheduled

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    Published: June 13, 2022

    Tent Sunday, August 7, following the 11 am service

    We are so sorry we had to cancel the Carnival due to forecast of thunderstorms, but we have rescheduled it already. Our church-wide carnival and talent show will take place Tent Sunday, August 7, immediately following the 11 am service. What better way to kick off Tent Week than with hot dogs, bouncy house, and a talent show! The church-wide carnival is free to all and it's not too late to be a part of our talent show so if you'd like to participate, contact Paula Dugan at pdugan@asburyfirst.org.

  • Financial Report

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    Published: June 10, 2022

    We are pleased to say that Asbury First is ahead of budget thus far in 2022 and we thank you for your generous giving. Click the link below to see Asbury First's Financial Report for January—April 2022. It is only through your support that Asbury First can "Do More Good" in this world.

    Read the Financial Report Here

  • Colorectal Screening Awareness Campaign

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    Published: June 10, 2022

    Thursday, June 23, 5 pm, Gathering Center

    Rochester Regional Health’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leaders are launching a Colorectal Screening Awareness Campaign, to engage our communities of color in conversations regarding early screenings. Compared to other groups, African Americans are disproportionately affected by colorectal cancer, and this is partly due to low rates of screening. Screening for colorectal cancer is safe and easy, and treatment is very successful if it is caught early. 

    Please attend the event on June 23 at 5 pm in the Gathering Center to learn more. 

  • Yoga on the Lawn with Brett Richardson

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    Published: June 10, 2022

    Saturdays, 9-10 am, Granger Lawn
    Mondays, 7:15-8:15 pm, Granger Lawn
    $15 per class or $130 for 10-class pass

    Looking to get outside and do some yoga in nature? Yoga on the Lawn with Brett Richardson at Asbury First will ground your senses, along with an all levels yoga flow to get the body moving and connected... mind, body, spirit!

    This is a class to help you start or build your yoga journey. We will work on improving strength and flexibility as well as techniques to help calm the mind, body, and soul.

    Each class will help you move steadily through yoga asanas, allowing you time to learn not only about alignment and postures, but also giving you opportunity to learn to establish breath, awareness, and flexibility within your body. 

    Brett currently teaches in Rochester and the greater Rochester area. You can take class with him at Midtown Athletic Club, M/Body Rochester, Roc and Soul Fitness (Webster, NY), Vault Rochester, STAR Physical Therapy (Fairport, NY), NYS Yoga Festival (Letchworth State Park 6/4) and at Dick’s House of Sports in Victor for a Pride Yoga class on June 11th.

    Brett is a Experienced E-RYT 500 hour trained yoga instructor with over 2000 teaching hours. Brett has education and certification in power yoga, restorative and yin yoga, Hikyoga, yoga for athletes, yoga for 12 step recovery, trauma yoga, meditation, energy healing and a love for myofascial and trigger point therapy. Brett has taught at the NYS Yoga Festivals in 2021 and will also teach at the 2022 Festivals. Brett serverd as an ambassador with Lululemon 2018-2020, he is currently a Lululemon Legacy Ambassador. 

  • Seeking Volunteers for Lawn Care/Mowing

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    Published: June 9, 2022

    We're seeking volunteers who can join our team to mow and trim our lawns. The schedule can be flexible. If interested, please contact James Flack at jflack@asburyfirst.org or David Strong at dstrong@asburyfirst.org.

  • Prayer Partners

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    Published: June 3, 2022

    This summer, we will have more than 40 youth and adults participating in Youth Mission Trips. Our 8th–12th graders will be traveling to Breathitt County, Kentucky the week of July 3; and our 5th–8th graders will be volunteering locally in Rochester the week of August 8. As we prepare to embark on these trips, we would love to partner every participant with a congregant from Asbury First who will commit to hold them in prayer throughout their mission week. 

    In addition to prayers, we would also like each prayer partner to write a letter to their missioner. These will be collected by Mike Mullin in June, and will be dispersed to your missioner as a bit of encouragement during their week of service. This is a wonderful way to highlight the connectionism of our United Methodist community, and to invite people of all ages to vicariously participate in our youth mission trips. Any one is welcome to be a prayer partner—just fill out the interest form by clicking here, or contact Mike Mullin (mmullin@asburyfirst.org) and we will send you information about one of our missioners!

  • Pathstone Presents: Provok!ng Thought

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    Published: June 2, 2022

    Thursday, June 16, 2:45–5 pm, Grace Road Church, Rochester, NY
    Register online at pathstonepresents.org/register

    The PathStone Foundation is partnering with the Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS to host Justin Murphy’s presentation about his book Your Children are Very Greatly in Danger. Join us on Thursday, June 16 at Grace Road Church for this critical presentation and panel discussion. To register for the event and for more information visit pathstonepresents.org. Questions? Please email events@pathstone.org

  • Book Drive: Thank You!

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    Published: June 2, 2022

    Thank you for your donations of used books for the Used Book Drive. These books will be given out to students in June at School 17 for summer reading fun! Thank you all for your support to this ministry. To learn more about the Help Me Read ministry, click here, or email John Smalt at jhsmalt@gmail.com.

  • Meals On Wheels Needs Volunteers

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    Published: June 2, 2022

    Meals On Wheels needs your help delivering meals to homebound residents in the City of Rochester!

    • Partner with your friend, spouse, family member 
or neighbor & volunteer to deliver meals together!
    • Delivery takes about 60- 90 minutes
    • Meals are picked up in the city
    • Easy to follow route directions

    For more information or to begin the application process please call 585-274-4385 or visit the website at www.homecare.urmc.edu.