Asbury Newsletter

Asbury United Methodist Church, Columbus, Indiana, US

Jr. High Mission Team
Will be leaving for Hammod, IN on June 21-24. Please join us for a time of prayer at 9:45am on Friday, June 21st, at the rock.

A Special Thank You
Thanks to everyone who helped with the Vacation Bible School Breakfast on Sunday, June 16th. Chuck VanNatta, Wayne & Susan Reid prepared the fruit salad. Penni Lashua, as she does every Sunday, prepared the coffee. And then there were the usual suspects from the men’s group: Dennis Johnston, Dan Kirkling, Alan Mize, Dave Crossman, Don Leggiero, Jeff Blasdel, and Lee Trapp. We hope everyone enjoyed the meal and fellowship.

Red Bird Mission Update
We have moved our week at Red Bird to October 6-12 – which is BCSC fall break week. One of our high school seniors plans to include a week at Red Bird as part of her senior project. We currently have 7 people scheduled to go and have 10 spots reserved. Please consider joining us. It’s $200 for people who attend Asbury – and there is scholarship possibilities through the senior project. Contact Mary Beth Wert for any details.

Asbury Working at the Bartholomew County Fair
FMSC has a chance earn a donation from the Bartholomew County Fair, but we need your help! Volunteers are needed to work the ticket booth and gate entrances for the Grandstand Events July 5-13. The shift hours count for ticket sales prior to the start of the event and ending time is dependent on the event and will most likely end well before the scheduled time (Usually 2 – 2 1/2 /hours). For any questions, please contact Carrie Riley.

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United Methodist Mountain Mission
UM Mountain Mission has been serving the people of eastern Kentucky since 1943. With the help of supporters they are able to provide gently used clothing and household items at a reasonable price for those in need. The Mountain Mission will be here at Asbury for a pick-up on July 9th. Please have your gently used clothing and household items at the church by July, 8th (if able in boxes).

Asbury at Brown County 2019

We all love a good story around the campfire with family. Asbury recognizes that we are constantly bombarded with images and messages that capture

our attention and keep us distracted from the things that matter most. Asbury works hard to equip families to provide experiences that allow campers to escape their hectic everyday lives and to get a clearer picture of God’s love for them. Adventure awaits in Brown County! Also, please mark your calendar that our 11am Worship Service on the 30th will be held at Camp. The Traditional Service will still be at 8:45am in the Sanctuary but there will be no Sunday School that day.
Adventure awaits in Brown County!
Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30.
Deposit of half down is required with registration. Cost: $75 per person, a maximum $250.00 per family (Children 3 and under are free.)
Click here to register.

Annual Asbury Picnic
This year we will be having our annual picnic at Brown County, Camp Moneto on June 30th at Noon – 4pm. Fried chicken, water, lemonade, plates, napkins, and utensils will be provided. We ask everyone else to bring a side dish and dessert to share. Also bring along a chair and any outdoor games you would like to play (like corn hole.) The pool will be open for everyone to enjoy as well.

The United Methodist Church News Service
The United Methodist Church has a news service that will email you news reports about what is happening across the denomination. You can choose to receive the news on a daily basis, a weekly basis, or both. You can subscribe to the service by following this link. You can unsubscribe at any time.

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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