News

  • Happy Independence Day!

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    Published: June 30, 2021

    The Staff at Asbury First wishes you all a happy and safe holiday weekend. Happy 4th of July!

  • Garden Talk — Raised Bed Gardening

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    Published: June 24, 2021

    Tuesday, June 29, 7 pm, Asbury Community Garden

    On Tuesday, June 29 at 7 pm at the Asbury Community Garden, Marci Muller, Cornell Cooperative Extension—Horticultural/Master Gardener, will offer a presentation on Raised Bed Gardening. The talk will cover various management and maintenance topics for established raised garden beds focusing on strategies through the summer to the end of the season. Both experienced and new gardeners will find this valuable and informative presentation.

  • The Bible’s Cutting Room Floor

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    Published: June 24, 2021

    Monday, August 9, 7-8:30 pm, Zoom, zoom.us/j/8347173468

    After our Bicentennial Bible Challenge and our Dynamic Disciple Challenge, we have heard more and more questions about how our Bible came to be. Why are these books included? Were there other books? Is it true that Catholic Bibles have more books? What is the Gospel of Thomas? If you have asked any of these questions—and/or these questions have piqued your curiosity—then you are encouraged to join us on Monday, August 9, for a Zoom presentation and conversation. Participants are encouraged to read The Bible’s Cutting Room Floor by Joel Hoffman prior to our meeting, but all are always welcome. Contact Mike Mullin at mmullin@asburyfirst.org with questions. 

  • New Website Launch

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    Published: June 18, 2021

    Welcome to the newly-designed Asbury First website!

    You're invited to: Unite in Faith, Do More Good, Join a Community, Make a Change, Celebrate Diversity, and Worship with Us! We hope you discover new and exciting things about Asbury First as you dive deep into our new look. 

    Please understand that this is a work in progress, and new features will be added in the days and weeks to come. If you find a link that doesn't work, please contact Sarah Brubaker at communication@asburyfirst.org.

    Where do I find that?

    To help you find all of your favorite links and information, please take a look at the quick guide to the new website by clicking the button below.

    Download the New Website Guide

  • NEW! NOTA Farmers Market

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    Published: June 18, 2021

    Mondays, 4–7 pm, Granger Lawn

    NOTA (Neighborhood of the Arts) is sponsoring a Farmers Market each Monday evening from 4–7 pm at Asbury First on Granger Lawn (beside 1050). The market begins with a "soft" open on Monday, June 21, and a "grand" opening on Monday, June 28.

    Please share the page, spread the word, and we will (hopefully) see you at the NOTA Farmers Market this summer on Mondays from 4 to 7pm!

    For more information, click here for the NOTA Farmers Market Facebook page, or visit www.notafarmmarket.com.

  • Yoga Returns to Asbury First

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    Published: June 18, 2021

    Tuesdays starting June 29, 3 pm, Gathering Center, $10 pay at the door

    Gentle Yoga is happily returning to Asbury First this summer beginning on Tuesday, June 29 at 3 pm. Each session will be gentle in nature, beginner friendly, and inclusive to those in need of different supports. Join us for an hour of breathing, movement, and awareness, with meditation. Please wear loose-fitting clothing that is comfortable for a wide range of movement. A limited number of yoga mats and props (blocks, straps, etc.) will be available, but you are encouraged to bring your own.

    The sessions will be run by Kelly Noyes, who is certified from the Kripalu School of Yoga and Health and is registered with Yoga Alliance (RYT 200). For more information, please contact Kelly at knoyes710@aol.com.

  • 2022 Family Pilgrimage to Taizé — Interest Meeting

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    Published: June 15, 2021

    Tuesday, 7 pm, Zoom, zoom.us/j/8347173468

    A few times each year, the community of Taizé invites families with children ages 3–14 to join them for a week of prayer, meditation, and international fellowship. The Taizé community was founded in 1940 and is an ecumenical Christian community a few hours southeast of Paris, France. Each year, over 100,000 people from around the world travel to Taizé to spend a week in contemplative communion. During the family weeks, kids get to take part in something like an international vacation Bible school, while parents gather in small groups to discuss faith and parenting. Mike Mullin had the opportunity to participate in this program three years ago, and he is excited about the prospect of sharing this experience with more members of our Asbury First family. 

    All parents are invited to join us for an interest and informational meeting on Zoom on Tuesday, June 22 at 7 pm. We will talk more about the program, the costs, travel logistics, and potential travel dates. This is just an interest meeting, and no commitments are expected at this time. You can check out the Taizé website for more information: https://www.taize.fr/en_article13887.html and https://www.taize.fr/en.

  • LED Lamp Energy Reduction Project — Help Needed

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    Published: June 14, 2021

    During June and July the church is converting all of the fluorescent light fixtures in 1040 to LEDs. In order to realize the substantial energy savings as quickly as possible, we are doing the installations ourselves with volunteers from the congregation. 

    The project is being coordinated by the Monday Morning Crew which could use additional helpers for this project involving over 600 lamps. Please join us any Monday morning between 9 am and 12 pm to help. We work in pairs so no prior experience is necessary. 

    In addition to Monday mornings, we will be arranging several evening or weekend shifts. Contact Dave Kennedy if you are interested in these or if you have any questions at DAKennedy@Frontiernet.net or 585-787-0422.

  • Blessing of the Garden

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    Published: June 11, 2021

    Sunday, June 27, 10 am, Asbury Community Garden (behind 1010)

    Join us on Sunday, June 27 after the 9 am service, as we dedicate the Asbury Community Garden. Building and planting the garden has truly been a labor of love for the Asbury First community. Relocate your lawn chair to the garden behind 1010 East Ave and help bless this new outreach ministry. The Asbury Community Garden will provide healthy food for our Dining & Caring Center meals, guests, and the Grocery Bag Ministry. A grant from the Monroe County Soil & Water Conservation District funded this beautiful addition to our campus.

  • Drive-Thru Food Drive 2021

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    Published: June 11, 2021

    Saturday, June 26, 2–4 pm

    The world is starting to get back to normal, but a lot of people are still struggling due to the pandemic. We need your help to support the Dining & Caring Center and the Grocery Bag Ministry! As you do your own shopping in the coming days, please consider collecting items for donation that would be useful for these amazing ministries and those in need.

    Click here for a list of needed items