Asbury Newsletter

Vacation Bible School Sunday Celebration
Sunday July 25,
we will start this Sunday a little different as we celebrate Vacation Bible School Sunday!!  The Asbury Men’s group will be preparing us a wonderful breakfast at 9:30am in the Contemporary Worship Center and then we will share in a Combined Service at 10:30am.  Our kids love VBS and love to show off all they have learned. We will have a Bible story, a fun skit, and of course VBS music sang by the children! You will not want to miss this special time of worship at Asbury!

The children are collecting Macaroni & Cheese so you can help them by bringing a donation with you on Sunday!

News From Love Chapel
We are beginning a new service to our community and would like to invite your church to participate as a group. Beginning in October, we are going to start offering an evening pantry once a month to help members of our community who cannot come to the pantry during daytime hours. We are planning three events for this year – Monday, October 4th, Monday, November 1st , and Monday December 6th.

The pantry will run from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM on those nights, so the volunteer need will be from 4PM to 7PM.

Each night, we will need 10 volunteers – roles to fill would be greeter, intake, shoppers, and warehouse. Love Chapel will have trained individuals available to assist – so we will have knowledgeable people to train and help out. This is a great multi-generational opportunity to serve others in a fun and rewarding environment. Please consider signing up for one of the above nights.

If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to Jodi at or Kelly at

Ten Little Christians

Ten little Christians standing in line. One disliked the preacher, the there were nine.
Nine little Christians stayed up very late.  One overslept on Sunday, then there were eight.
Eight little Christians on their way to heaven.  One took to the low road, then there were seven.
Seven little Christians chirping like hicks.  One dislike the music, then there were six.
Six little Christians seemed very much alive.  One lost interest, then there were five.
Five little Christians pulling for heaven’s shore.  One stopped to rest, then there were four.
Four little Christians, each busy as a bee.  One got her feelings hurt, then there were three.
Three little Christians, knew not what to do.  One joined the sporty crowd, then there were two.
two little Christians, our rhyme in nearly done.  Differed with each other, then there was one.
One little Christian, can’t do much ’tis true.  Brought her friend to Bible Study, then there were two.
Two earnest Christians, each won one more.  That doubled the number, then there were four.
Four sincere Christians, worked early and late.  Each won another, then there were eight.
Eight spended Christians, if they doubled as before.  In just seven Sunday’s we’d have 1,024.

A Special Announcement From the WOW Team
The WOW Team is requesting that in-person worship attendees start wearing their name tags.

By wearing our name tags now, hopefully we will be accustomed to doing it by the time our new pastor, Nick arrives.  Wearing name tags will help Nick learn our names.

Wearing name tags will also benefit us as our in-person increases, as well as help with identifying and making new attendees feel welcomed in our church.

We ask that you put on your name tag before you enter the Sanctuary or the Contemporary Worship Center for worship.  Name are located in the Fellowship Circle.  Please return your name tag to the name tag tray and place it in alphabetical order to make it easier to find the following Sunday.  If you find that you do not have a name tag, please contact Jennifer at the church office and one will be made for you.

Special Announcement from Church Council
The Church Council has met and would like to inform our Asbury family that we are moving forward with re-opening church activities.

If fully vaccinated, masks are optional; if not vaccinated, masks are recommended along with social distancing guidelines.

All Sunday School Classes can begin to meet as soon as preparations have been made for each classroom.

We look forward to seeing your smiling faces again!

Joining The Worship Team
We are looking for those who play any instrument to join us on the Worship Team.  If you are interested, please contact Penni Lashua at 

Feed My Starving Children Announcement
As you have guessed we were unable to pack last year due to COVID restrictions.  Unfortunately, we will not be able host a mobile pack event this year.  We plan to organize an event next year and are hopeful it will be even bigger and better than years past!  

Even though we are not physically hosting an event this fall,  you can still donate to FMSC.  There is still a great need to feed the children in the world and every donation makes a difference.  Remember, for less than $.25 you can feed a child a meal.   For every dollar you donate 4 children receive a meal. Those dollars can add up quickly. So no amount of money is too small.  For example it only takes $88 to feed a child one meal every day for one year. 

If you would like to donate you can do so by using the ctrl button and double clicking the link provided below or go to Asbury’s website to access the site.  You can also make a check payable to Asbury United Methodist Church. Please note FMSC in the memo line. 

Here is the link:

Who are the Asbury Ministry Team Leaders?
This week you should have received a mailing about The Path at Asbury from your Ministry Team Leaders.  In the coming weeks you will be hearing more about our Ministry Teams and their role in building Disciples.  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.  There are still a few openings for your participation.  If you are interested in joining one of those teams, please speak to the Administrative Leader for that team or the team Recruiter.   You can also find more information about The Path on our website under the Quick Links.

Address or Phone Changes
If you have any changes to your address on phone number, contact the Church Office at 812-372-4445 or

The United Methodist Church News Service
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Did You Know…
We have a worship and sermon archive you can access from our website?  Worship Archive  If you have missed messages you can get caught up today!!

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