A church is more than the building, and the members of Asbury First are proving this time and again. We aim to keep connected with an e-newsletter that will highlight the unique stories of our amazing community. In this way, we will share some of the incredible ways we are Better Together while being apart.

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The News Sheet

Want to know what is happening at Asbury First in the next month? Look no further than our new News Sheet! The monthly News Sheet will feature upcoming events; ongoing classes, groups, and events; and needed items, services, and fundraisers—all in one place. For up-to-date events, links, and information, check out our full calendar at

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Want to submit an announcement for the next News Sheet? Email or fill out the bulletin form at

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COC Social Holiness

Easter 2024 marks the one year anniversary of our Community Outreach Center being fully open to our community. In that time we've provided more than 9,000 meals, 1,000 bags of groceries, 5,000 individuals with clothing and household goods, 300 clinic appointments, 300 loads of laundry, 700 showers, 150 haircuts, and 150 bicycles serviced.

In addition to this physical impact, there are countless hours of less measurable ministry: conversations held, relationships deepened, burdens shared, prayers offered together. The impact of the COC on the Asbury community is deeply personal. To explore this impact, we've gathered the experiences of some of our volunteers into a brief periodical titled Social Holiness.

Read it below.



Mainstream UMC Post by Stephen

Published August 10, 2023

Our Senior Minister, Rev. Dr. Stephen Cady, wrote a piece for the Mainstream UMC Newsletter about the future of the United Methodist Church. Read the full post by clicking the link below.

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The Visitor @ Home

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We are in this together, even while apart, so let us know what you are doing to spread love and kindness during these strange times. Please submit all text and photos to Sarah Brubaker at