Asbury Newsletter

Asbury United Methodist Church, Columbus, Indiana, US


Holy Thursday Service will be Thursday, April 18th at 7pm in the Sanctuary.

No Sunday School on Easter Sunday

Dave Barnes Resignation
Dave Barnes has resigned his position as Worship Director effective June 2, 2019. Dave and Coleen will be moving to Florida to provide full-time in home care for Coleen’s father. We are grateful for their faithful service here at Asbury and wish them well on this next stage in their lives.

Love Offering For Dave & Coleen Barnes
The SPRC committee has chosen June 2, 2019 as the day to celebrate the Barnes service here at Asbury. As part of the celebration, the committee will be collect a love offering for the Barnes. If you wish to give a monetary thank-you to the Barnes for their time at Asbury, you can drop your donation off at the church office or put it in the Sunday offering, (if writing a check please put in memo, love gift for Barnes.   Contributions will be collected through Sunday, May 26, 2019.

Pit Stop
Workers for Pit Stop Thursday, April 18: Wally Dietz, Georgia Long, Sue & Bill Linder, Susannah Lipinski, Sheila Thompson, Kathy Meyer, Sarah Hahn, Laura Hahn, and Sally Riddle. Cookie Bakers: Susannah Lipinski Georgia Long, Marsha Sunkel, Kathy Burnell, Penni Lashua, Sally Riddle, and Donna Fleming.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 20th, 10am – Join us for Asbury’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt here at Asbury! We are in need of pre-wrapped candy, please leave your donations with Jennifer in the Church Office. All Children up to 12 yrs. of age are welcome!!!

Easter Breakfast
The Asbury Men will be serving breakfast between the two Worship services on Easter Sunday, April 21st, from 9:30 to 10:30am. You can stay following the 8:45am, Traditional Service or come early before the 11am, Contemporary Service and enjoy a delicious hot breakfast. The meal will be served in the Lower Level of the church, similar to our weekly Pit Stop lunch. Men interested in volunteering to help should sign the Volunteer sheet located on the main bulletin board. For more information contact Don Leggiero 812-579-5537, ( or Jeff Blasdel, 812-603-641 (

Pictures from Palm Sunday


Red Bird Mission Workcamp
The Red Bird Mission addresses the issues resulting from poverty in Clay County Kentucky (the poorest county in the United States).  Red Bird Mission strives to meet needs through ministry in five areas: Education, Health and Wellness, Community Outreach, Economic Opportunity, and Community Housing Improvement.  Asbury, along with hundreds of other United Methodist churches, has supported Red Bird financially and with volunteer labor for many years.

The Asbury Workcamp trip is September 15-21, 2019.

Please consider joining us this year. The total cost is $375/person with a $200 deposit due by June 1. Asbury members pay the initial $200 deposit; Faith Promise funds pay the final $175 which is for building materials and supplies. See Mary Beth Wert if you have questions.

Children’s Christian Books Needed
If you would like to make a donation of a Children’s Christian book for ages 4 to 12 years, please drop off at church office. These books will be used in Room 121 for a Children’s Library.

Teachers Needed
We are in need of three volunteers for J.A.M (Jesus and Me), Children’s Church at 11am.  We also need 2 to 4 helpers for Wednesday night,s Asbury Kids class, from 6:30 – 7:30pm.  If you are interested in helping in either of these areas, please contact Heidi Warren at,

College Care Ministry
Kathy Meyer has taken over the College Care Ministry and needs your help. If you have a student attending college, please call Jennifer at the Church Office, 812-372-4555 or with the following information: student’s name, college, address at college, and birthdate. Kathy is excited about this ministry as it is important that we let our college students know they are still remembered and valued by their Asbury church family.

Finance Report for March 2019

Monthly           YTD
March Revenue                           $49,369           $143,283
March Expenses                          $45,189           $138,360
Revenue over Expenses             $4,180             $4,923

The United Methodist Church News Service
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Vacation Bible School
VBS has been scheduled for June 9th – 12th, 6-8pm. The theme this year is “Roar.” At Roar, our kids will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that will power them through this wild life.

All volunteers need to register along with all children that plan to attend.

Register Here:

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

2019 General Conference Information
The special called 2019 General Conference of the United Methodist Church convened on February 23-26 in St. Louis to discuss, debate, and decide the official position of the United Methodist Church relative to homosexuality. Here are some sources of information relative to this special General Conference.

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