What’s Happening Church Wide?

Week of February 17-23, 2019


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Giggles & Grace Was Awesome!

Proceeds of last week’s consignment sale totaled $122,310 and the charity donated $10,524 worth of goods to 90 families who requested missions vouchers. Oak Mountain Missions, Lovelady, King’s Home, and Shelby County Foster Care also received hundreds of items for those in need. The sale wouldn’t be possible without you and the volunteers who lent a hand; thank you!


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Esther Circle

An Esther Circle Bible Study with Nancy Beaury will be held on Monday, Feb. 18 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 120. Childcare is provided. Contact Gayla Owens with questions: (205) 995-9754.

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Martha Circle

On Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 128, Martha Circle participants will engage in a study entitled “Women of the Old Testament.” Bring peanut butter and jelly for the food pantry! Contact: June Griffin (205) 960-2444.


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Next Dinner: Feb. 20

Every Wednesday night, Asbury hosts a fellowship dinner for the whole family from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the gym. Chef Bill Marcie is our in-house chef and he serves up scratch-made favorites plus special selections for the kids. Taquitos and all the fiixin’s (plus chicken tenders for the kids) are on this week’s menu!

Chef Bill needs a few extra volunteers to help serve Wednesday meals. Interested? Email him today!


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Disaster Relief

We have exceeded our goal to buy 240 buckets for the United Methodist Response Warehouse in Decatur, AL. Thank you! There are three other ways you can help support this initiative:

  • Help assemble the buckets at 9:45 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 24.

  • Join Asbury on a disaster-recovery trip to Panama City and Mexico Beach areas, Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3. We are joining the United Methodist Volunteers in Missions through the Alabama West Florida Conference. Email Kim Nolen if you can help Asbury be the hands of Christ.

  • Volunteer at the warehouse in Decatur and create UMCOR Kits, additional tornado buckets, and more.


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New Support Group

Are you caring for someone suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or another mentally disabling disease? You’re invited to connect with fellow caregivers and find support in a loving, faith-based community here at Asbury. Join Congregational Care Director Maggie Dunaway in the first biweekly meeting, Sunday, Feb. 24 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in Room 120.


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YAH Goes Flying!

Well, kind of. All senior members—married or single—are invited to join Asbury’s senior group Young at Heart on their next outing at the Southern Museum of Flight, Thursday, Feb. 28. Asbury’s bus departs at 10:00 a.m. and will return around 2:00 p.m. after lunch. Cost of admission: $6.00. Email Carolyn Drew to reserve your seat!


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New This Lent!

God thinks the world is worth saving. When we are close to God, we too will want to save the world.

For anyone who dismisses Lent as a seemingly endless time of self-sacrifice and introspection, this 4-week study for Lent offers a breath of fresh air. It connects prayer and other inner spiritual practices with outward actions of mercy and compassion. 

Join Pastor Greg Foust for A World Worth Saving: Lenten Spiritual Practices for Action by George Donigian. This four-week class begins Sunday, March 3 at 9:45 a.m. in the conference room near Williams Chapel.


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Holy Land Meeting

If you are traveling to Israel with Asbury this March, make plans to attend a pre-trip meeting on Sunday, March 3 at 5:00 p.m. in Williams Chapel. Don’t forget that checklists, itineraries, and frequently-asked-questions are available online to help with preparation.


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Lent & Holy Week

  • March 6: Ash Wednesday - 7:00 p.m.

  • April 14: Palm Sunday - Regular Worship Times

  • April 18: Maundy Thursday - Come/Go Holy Communion - 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

  • April 19: Good Friday Service of Darkness and Stripping of the Chancel - 7:00 p.m.

  • April 21: Easter Services - The Bridge: 6:30 a.m.;

    Traditions: 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a.m.


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Tickets On Sale Now!

By popular demand, Asbury Music Ministry’s Dinner Theater will be offered on TWO nights: Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9. Dinner begins at 7:00 p.m. and the cuisine is prepared by Asbury's resident chef, Bill Marcie. Ticket proceeds--as well as any tips you provide--benefit the servers for both evenings: students from Asbury RESET who are going on the Costa Rica Mission Trip!


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Brown Bag

Our next Asbury Serves church-wide mission opportunity is March 16 and 17. Asbury needs your help to provide 3,025 bagged lunches to B’ham students in need. Cost: $6 per bag; total funds needed: $18,150. We’ll need volunteers to set up tables on Saturday, stuff the bags on Sunday, and deliver lunches to area schools on Monday. More to come!



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