Sunday, February 28, 2021

Thanks to all who joined us for worship this morning! If you missed it or would like to watch again, you can watch the replay of today's service now!
Resources from Worship

This morning in worship, Pastor Eric announced plans for a merger with Salem UMC of Allentown.

The merger is set to become official on March 31.

"Salem UMC has done amazing things to be the hands and feet of Christ in Center City Allentown," says Pastor Eric, and notes that some of their financial resources will be set aside for use for ministry in Center City Allentown.

Two upcoming webinars will be held; registration required for both - visit

Informational Webinar - Sunday, March 7, following 10:30 AM streaming Worship
An informational webinar, hosted by Pastor Eric and Fulton Brown, Staff-Parish Relations Chair, will be held Sunday, March 7, following worship on Zoom. A question-and-answer time will be part of this session.

Charge Conference Webinar - Thursday, March 18, 5 PM
In accordance with para 2546 of the 2016 UM Book of Discipline, Merger of Local United Methodist Churches, a special Charge Conference is being held by Allentown: Asbury UMC, called by Superintendent Steven Morton, for the purpose of considering a proposal to merge with the congregation at Allentown: Salem UMC, effective 3/31/21. All are welcome to attend but only the elected members of the current church council are responsible for voting on the proposal (para 246.2). The Charge Conference will take place Thursday, March 18, at 5 PM via Zoom.

Join us for worship on Sundays! In-person worship is offered at 9 AM in the Sanctuary (registration required; capacity limited - visit for info and to register). Streaming worship is offered at 10:30 AM on Sunday at

Final Day to Sign Up for "The Walk" Study
Today is the final day to sign up for a small group study around the book "The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life". Visit to register and for more info.

Children's Book Drive for Liberia (Barrels of Love)
A children's book drive for BĂȘte Gbanee School in Paynesville and the Dominic Hena School in Kakata is being held as part of a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Asbury's "Barrels of Love" ministry. Please gather new or gently used children's books (no textbooks please). Look to your children for titles they particularly enjoy(ed). Deliver them to the upper parking lot at Asbury on Sunday, March 14 and March 21 between 9 AM and 10:30 AM.

Extra parking lot volunteers are needed to help guide traffic for this event. If you're able to assist, contact Laurie Theisen, Director of Lay Ministries, at

Scholarships Available
Asbury has a number of scholarships available to students in various fields of collegiate study. VIsit to learn more and apply.

Upcoming UMW Circle Meetings:
Susanna Circle will meet via Zoom on Monday, March 8, at 7 PM. Pastor Barbara Lee will lead discussion on the history of Lent and why this unique season may be vital for you personally as you seek to grow as a disciple of Christ. Visit Asbury's website to sign up to receive more info.

Priscilla Circle will meet via Zoom on Tuesday, February 9 at 7 PM. Cyndi Frank will lead discussion on Chapter 5, "Building the Barricade," of the series The Grace of Les Miserables by Matt Rawle. Visit Asbury's website to sign up to receive more info.

General Conference Postponed Until 2022
The General Conference of the United Methodist Church has been postponed until August 29 - September 7, 2022. Learn more on the UM News website.

Please note that all on-site events are subject to to the continued approval of the church Trustees and Council, the Church being generally open for worship services, and/or state, federal and county government dictated COVID-19 requirements.

We encourage you to watch a condensed version of today's lesson with your child via video!
Select your child's age group: 
(3-4yr olds)
Out of This World (new for 2/28)
(PreK- 5th grades)
Rules for Life (new for 2/28)

SPARK (3 & 4yr olds)
Please join Miss Rebecca to watch the Ollie story video and a brief lesson via Zoom.
Sunday mornings from 9:30 AM - 10 AM
Please register in advance at: 
BLAST (PreK - 5th grades)
Please join us for our weekly Bible story video and small group activities via Zoom.
Sunday mornings from 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Please register in advance at: 

 Contact Pam Unrath, Director of Children's and Youth Ministries, at to be added to the Children's Ministries' mailing list to receive all information and updates about Asbury's Children's Ministries program. 

Middle Schoolers (6th-8th grades)
Please join Pam and Jen on
Sunday Evening 2/28 from 7:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Please register in advance at: 

High Schoolers (9th - 12th grades)

Please join Erin and Rich on
Sunday Evening  2/28 from 8 - 8:30 PM
Please register in advance at:

Contact Pam Unrath, Director of Children's and Youth Ministries, at for more information about Asbury's Youth Ministries.

If you have to go to the hospital, our pastors want to be able to provide spiritual and emotional support.  Please have a family member call the church office, and notify hospital registration that you are a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. Our church code is "743."
If you shared our a prayer request during the live stream this morning, we've forwarded them on to our prayer team, who will be fervently praying for you this week. If you have something you'd like prayer for and haven't yet shared it, send it to the prayer team at
We appreciate your ongoing support of Asbury, and your generous contributions have allowed us to continue to worship and minister together. 
We realize that your personal financial landscape may have drastically changed; but if you are able to continue to financially support the ministries of Asbury, please prayerfully consider doing so.
We strongly encourage you to give online through PushPay, our online giving portal, at, but you can also mail your weekly envelopes or a check in to the church office.

Thank you for your continued support!
Asbury's building is currently only open for limited worship services and activities. Should you need to gain access to the building, please contact Israel Olivieri, Business Manager, at The office remains closed, but any phone messages you leave will be answered as soon as possible.