Asbury Newsletter

Sr. High Mission Trip Send Off

You are invited to join us on Sunday, June 11, at 7:15am we will have a send-off prayer at the Rock for those going on the Sr High Mission Trip to Man, West Virginia.

Vacation Bible School

Twist & Turns VBS at Asbury will be June 19-22, 6-8pm, and the final VBS Program will be on Sunday, June 25 at 10am. Register kids and volunteers here!

God’s Impact on People through Ministry at Pit Stop

Being a good steward is more than monetary giving. A good steward uses their time and abilities in service and ministry that impacts, touches, and changes people’s lives.

Pit Stop (Taco Church): In response to God’s call, Christian servants have a local mission opportunity to serve high school youth an inexpensive lunch in a safe environment.

Pit Stop volunteers have seen God’s impact on people through the Pit Stop ministry:

I have seen the impact of Pit Stop from both sides. As a student at North when I went to Pit Stop sometimes for lunch and the kindness I felt as a student to now as a staff at Asbury and helping reach out to the students now with good food and Christ’s love. To see kids come time after time excited to eat with each other and those that come to SOUL FOOD and talk about God!

Will Speaker

When you smile and wish a student a good day or good week, it almost always brings a smile to their face, and it is obvious that the interaction is positive, and I would expect many times that they would pass this type of positive interaction on to one or more of their fellow students.

Dennis Stone

Asbury is family. The Pit Stop workers and the kids are all very nice to each other and treat the kids like family.

Sheila Thompson

Devotion time between meals has made us a small group that cares for each other; Get to know each other better; Interface with students who are a blessing through their kindness and smiles

Dan Kirkling

I love to see how comfortable the kids are that they sometimes bring their parents or teachers. Also, how former students come back and seem to feel like they are welcomed.

Jan Buchanan

Expressed respect for each other – youth to youth, youth to crew, crew to youth. Expressed, heartfelt, consistent respect for each other – youth to youth, youth to crew, crew to youth!

Ron Luther

Pit Stop has nurtured high schoolers by giving them an environment to be themselves, realize adults can care for them even if they don’t know their names, and learn how to respect others by seeing others respect them.

Dot Kirkling

Experiencing how serving the kids brings a smile to both them and me.

Paul Schultz

People who may not already know each other or are new to Asbury could meet and become part of a ministry group that shows love to each other and students who come to enjoy each other’s company in a friendly and loving environment. What a great way of sharing love with others—as Jesus wants.

Debbie Frazier

Graduates (engineers from downtown) who have come into lunch way after graduation. Pit Stop must have had an effect!

Wally Dietz

For me, it’s the smiles. Some kids come in very shy and before you know it, they come in smiling at the servers, exchanging banter, and feeling God’s love. The people serving are a great reflection of God’s love.

Kathy Meyer

The Pit Stop kids are so grateful and appreciative of the work we volunteers do for them each week. I love seeing their smiles and hearing their “Thank you’s!”

Nora Mitchell

I’ve been able to meet so many new people and make new friends through Pit Stop! I love how welcoming everyone is! I always look forward to Thursdays because I know how fun going is!

Jared Novreske, teacher at North

Pit Stop is a very special place to be. It is where God meets the workers and the students every Thursday. Serving at Pit Stop goes right along with Asbury’s mission of Come Worship, Build Faith, and Love People. We worship God and build faith through our mini devotion and prayer time with the workers, and we love people by serving the students each week with a lot of smiles, delicious inexpensive food, and friendly conversations! You know God loves what you are doing when your ministry continues for 16 years with the same enthusiasm with which it started!

Sally Riddle

God has the plan. We are following. We are being blessed by being a blessing to others. None of us can do what all of us can do! Thank you, Asbury, for letting us start and continue Pit Stop for 16 years!

Asbury Meditation Garden and Weekly Grounds Activities

The early spring flowers are completing their cycle and the weeds are acting like they own the place.  It is time to activate our weekly group to plant annuals and perennials, pull some weeds, water what the sprinkler system does not touch, and trim bushes and trees where needed.  Every Thursday starting May 11 we will meet from 9-11am in the Meditation Garden to determine what is planned that morning.  Anyone can be a part of the event even if you do not pull a weed or plant a flower.  Benches and shade are there to enjoy the activities, have a conversation, give advice on what you know about gardening. You will even have opportunities to take home a plant that has just been split.  We will also take a trip to Kelp’s Greenhouse in Brown County this month just down the road from our home.  Come enjoy what God Hath Provided and share with others.

For more info contact, Dan Kirkling, 812-603-1228 or

The King’s Brass is Coming to Asbury

Save the date: Tuesday, August 1st at 7pm. The King’s Brass performed at Asbury in 2011 and was one of the best and well attended music programs in the Music at Asbury series when we had a full house of 400. The 9 professional musicians (3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, keyboard and percussion) play mostly sacred music with special arrangements. No tickets required, however a free will offering be taken.

1st Quarter 2023 Financial Summary

Who are the Asbury Ministry Team Leaders?

Below is a chart of our 7 Ministry Teams and the current leadership members.  This chart is also hanging on the main bulletin board just west of the Fellowship Circle.  If you are interested in joining one of those teams, please speak to the Team Leader or Recruiter for that team.   Find out more information about The Path.

Asbury History

There will be a copy of historical documents supplied and added to, regularly in a three-ring binder in the center of the Asbury library table for on sight use only.  Any comments, additions, corrections, and topic suggestions can be supplied to or through the church office.

Supplied by Dan Kirkling – Asbury Archivist