Asbury Newsletter

Greeters & Ushers
If you would like to serve with the WOW Team and assist as Greeter or Usher, please contact Bruce Riddle, bwriddle51@gmail.com.

Sunday Service for December 26th is available on-line. If you haven’t had a chance to view this special service, check it out!!.

Children’s Morning Out News
Asbury has a thriving ministry in our Children’s Morning Out program (CMO).  Kit Akins has headed up this program over the past 16 years and continues to offer a Christian atmosphere in which boys and girls can know themselves as children of God.

Covid issues have caused many hurdles for CMO with fluctuating numbers of teachers and students due to quarantines. Thanks to a grant from the state, they are seeing light at the end of this long tunnel. 

Some of the funds from this grant will provide an increase in pay for our CMO staff, in an effort to retain quality employees.  A portion of the funds will go toward capital improvements for the church.  One big boost for Asbury is that CMO will be able to contribute toward the new AC unit that is needed for the Contemporary Worship Center (CWC).  Recently, CMO also has contracted an individual to provide cleaning for the CMO classrooms.  Thank you to our CMO staff and to Kit for her efforts in applying for this grant. 

Pastor Nick & Elaina love to bring their kids to CMO!!!

CMO Registration
CMO is starting the registration process for our 2022 – 2023 school year. We will continue to give Asbury church members the opportunity to register first! If you are interested in registering your child to attend CMO, please let us know, prior to January 21, by calling 812–372-0419 or emailing asburycmo@asburycolumbus.org. We would be happy to provide more information about our program and get your registered. We will open registration to the public on January 25.

Equalization Members Willingness to Serve
Equalization members are additional lay people who have a vote at annual conference.
For more information go  here

Pit Stop Lunch (Taco Church)
The mission statement is: 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. Every Thursday, when school is in full day session, a $4.00 taco/chicken lunch is served from 11am -1:30pm. Pit Stop will start back up on January, 13. We are excited to return after the holidays!!

Southeast District Training EventCritical Leadership Roles in the Congregation
All leaders in Southeast District congregations are invited to attend one of these training events: 

  • January 29 at North Vernon First UMC
  • February 26 at Nashville UMC
  • March 5 at Madison North UMC

For more information and to register for this event

Financial Update

AUMC Financial Information for Statements Ending October 31, 2021          
  Monthly YTD   2021 Budget      
October Revenue $28,547 $393,615   $447,045.00      
PPP Revenue $59,885 $59,885          
October Expenses $41,177 $447,801   $542,154.00      
Net Income = Revenue over Expenses $47,255.00 $5,699.00   -$95,109.00      
               
* Expenses do NOT include the last section of the Treasurer’s Statement (Additional Cash Requirements)  

Asbury Kids and Youth Wednesday Evening Classes 
Rasbury Kids ages 4 years – 1st grade, Asbury Kids grades 2nd – 5th grade and Asbury Junior High grades 6th-8th grade will meet on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm. Each class will have a Bible story, a craft or activity, a snack, a time of prayer, and a time of fellowship. Asbury Kids are AWESOME! Come join the fun. As always, your kids and youth can bring a friend!

A Name Tag Announcement From the WOW Team
The WOW Team is requesting that in-person worship attendees start wearing their name tags. Wearing name tags will help our new pastor, 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.

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.  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.   Click here to find more information about The Path.

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

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