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Week of June 16-22, 2019


Reception for Pastor Kelsey

Tomorrow (June 17) is Pastor Kelsey Grissom’s last day as Associate Pastor at Asbury. She has accepted the role as Senior Pastor at Camp Branch UMC in Alabaster. A farewell reception honoring Kelsey and her family will be held in the gym at 9:45 a.m. A light continental breakfast will be served.

Can’t be there but want to wish Kelsey well?

Email her at kelsey.grissom@umcna.org or write her at 2660 Buckboard Road Birmingham, AL 35244.

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7 Days to Go!

The BBQ & Chili Cookoff is Saturday, June 22. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Tomorrow is the last day to order a smoked Boston butt and homemade sauce. You can pick up your order as early as noon on Saturday.

  • It’s not too late to register to cook chili or barbecue! You can register to do that up til this Thursday (June 20).

  • Tickets to attend the event are available at the “door.” The cost $8 per adult, $5 for kids 4-10, and kids under 4 are free. You will get a tasting cup to try each entry and entree-size plates (from from teams) will be available for sale.

Proceeds will help start Anchor Community Respite Ministry, a congregational care program at Asbury benefiting caregivers and loved ones dealing with memory loss. We hope to see you there!

VBS, June 24-27

Tuesday, June 18 is the LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR VBS! To help us plan and give your children the best possible experience, walk-in registration will not be offered this year. We appreciate your understanding!

Bible Study: Join us as we prepare our hearts for the hundreds of children and families that will feel the love of Jesus through our efforts! Adult Ministry Assistant leads Bible Study on Thursday, June 20 and 20 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 144.

Food Needs: Help us feed the kids and volunteers. Bring 12-packs of canned soft drinks, graham crackers, pretzel sticks, marshmallow fluff, Chex cereal, mini marshmallows, M&M’s, goldfish, Cheetos, chocolate chips, Vienna cookies and lifesaver gummies. Donations can be dropped off in the church office or at the Children’s Ministry Desk.

Have You Made Your Final Arrangements?

Inurnment services can now be scheduled for Asbury’s newly consecrated columbarium and forty niches remain for church members and their families. Interested in choosing Asbury as your final resting place? Contact Congregational Care Director Maggie Dunaway in the church office, 205.995.1700 or mdunaway@asburyonline.org.


Young At Heart

On Thursday, June 27 all senior adults—married and single—are invited to attend a day trip to Barber Motorsports Park. Meet in the church parking lot at 9:00 a.m. and return by 3:00 p.m. Contact Gloria Womack 205-979-1261 to reserve a spot.

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Blood Drive July 7

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. You can help save lives by donating blood at Asbury on Sunday, July 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Not sure if you’re eligible? Never given blood before? We’ve got all the answers at asburyonline.org/blooddrive.


Summer Institute

The Apostle Paul is the focus of Pastor Kip’s seminary-level study which begins Wednesday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. Did you order the book? Paul: A Biography by N.T. Wright is the suggested reading for the class and books can be purchased and/or picked up tomorrow morning at the Welcome Desk outside the sanctuary. You can also order the book and register for the class below.

Wednesday Night Dinner reservations can also be made for July 10 or all seven weeks.


Traveling This Summer?

Maintain your weekly tithe by setting up automatic giving! Contact Finance Director Leah Gardner at lgardner@asburyonline.org for assistance. Finance Committee Representative Frank O’Neil reports Asbury is 12% behind last year’s giving and below yearly projections. Thank you for helping us continue to do God’s work.


Play Pickleball!

Everyone is welcome to play pickleball this summer at Asbury. Pick-up games are played each Monday and Friday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the gym. No equipment is necessary.


For more information about Asbury’s programs, events, and ministries, visit asburyonline.org or email info@asburyonline.org.