Asbury Newsletter

Asbury United Methodist Church, Columbus, Indiana, US

Confirmation Class
A Confirmation Class for students in grades 7 through 12 will begin on February 17, at 5-6:30pm.   The purpose of this class is to provide students with the opportunity to

  • gain a basic understand of the Christian Faith
  • ask questions about the faith in a safe environment
  • honestly examine where he/she is in his/her faith
  • choose whether or not to embrace the faith for himself/herself
  • drive a stake in the ground and declare, “This is what I believe.

Please contact the church office if your child/children will be participating in the Confirmation Class.  Food will be provided at the beginning of each class meeting

Pit Stop News
Workers for Thursday, February 21: Judy Powell, Wally Dietz, Georgia Long, T J Anderson, Sue and Bill Linder, Susannah Lipinski, Kathy Meyer, Sheila Thompson, Pam Simo, Sally Riddle, Laura and Sarah Hahn.   Cookie Bakers: Georgia Long, Susannah Lipinski, Kathy Meyer, Lynn Dole, Sally Riddle, Dot Kirkling, and Karen Blystone.

Methodist Mountain Mission
The Methodist Mountain Mission will be at Asbury on March 5th for a pick-up. Urgent Items Needed: New socks and underwear for all sizes, men’s & children’s summer clothes, good pots n’ pans, men’s shoes, and of course, all the other wonderfully good and usable items. Please have your items at Asbury by March 4th.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Mark your calendar for Sunday, March 10th and join us as we celebrate the newly updated Children’s Ministry area. The Ceremony will take place in the North hallway of the building at 9:45am. We would like for everyone to use the main hallway leading toward the Choir Room (Room 119). We are so thankful for the team that is working to transform our Children’s Ministry Hallway (and rooms)!!

The Asbury Celebration Choir
The Asbury Celebration Choir is a group of music loving servants who participate in our first service worship experiences. This group is open to ANYONE who loves to sing and praise the Lord…regardless of music ability. The only thing we expect is a good spirit! Rehearsals are on Thursday evening from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Please contact Dave Barnes at the church office or directly at 812-603-4885 with your interest.

The United Methodist Church News Service
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Mission Trip to Costa Rica
Dennis Stone and his grandson, Lukas Iorio, are going on a mission trip to Costa Rica in March, 2019. Sometimes people like to donate items for the

mission. Any of the following items would be useful:

• Bar soap, 1 ounce size
• Small emery boards
• Small nail clippers
• Toothbrushes ( no toothpaste)
• Antibiotic cream (small size for first aid kit)
• Band Aids (for first aid kits)
• Artificial tears (individual size)
• Infant vitaminsDrop these items off at the church office.

Vacation Bible School
VBS has been scheduled for June 9th – 12th, 6-8pm. The theme this year is “Roar.”  At Roar, your kids will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that will power them through this wild life. More information will be coming!

Feed My Starving Children
Save The Date – Feed My Starving Children Packing Event for 2019 will take place on September 6 – 8. If anyone is interested in joining the FMSC Team to help us prepare for this event, please contact Carrie Riley at 812-343-3505 or

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