July 22, 2021  

At The Movies is a fun summer series where we show movie clips from popular current films of this past year along with a message that connects popular movies with scripture. You probably don't usually look to movies for life lessons, but take our word for it: sit back, relax, and hear a different perspective on how popular films can point us toward the gospel.

Join us as we wrap up a 4-week sermon series, At the Movies, this Sunday with a message based around the life of Fred Rogers as depicted in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

About A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: When Lloyd Vogel, an investigative journalist, receives an assignment to profile Fred Rogers (aka Mr. Rogers), Vogel is skeptical. He finds it impossible to believe anyone could have such a good nature. But Rogers' empathy, kindness and decency, guided by his understanding of Christian faith, chips away at Vogel. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is an inspiring story of redemption, and a reminder for all of us how being a true "neighbor" can make all the difference.

Haven't seen A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood yet? Pastor Barbara recommends checking it out before this week's message!


For these services:
  • Registration is not required
  • Masks are not required for those who have been vaccinated
  • We are still following social distancing guidelines (6 feet of distance between you and those outside of your family pod)
  • For those who have been vaccinated, congregational singing is permitted
  • Park and enter on either level. A construction project will impact the elevator and center staircase beginning this Sunday (July 25). Please plan where you park and enter based on your ability to use stairs and if you're able to walk from the lower-level doors to the staircase at the far end of the hallway. We kindly ask that you save upper-level spots for those with limited mobility.
Moving into August, we will continue to offer both worship services indoors (there will not be an outdoor service).

Resources for Worship

Volunteers Needed for Salem Food Pantry
As part of our merger with Salem UMC, we are part of ensuring the continued success of the vital center-city ministry they began to provide a food pantry for those in need. But your help is needed!

The Salem Food Pantry is an Allentown food ministry providing fresh, locally grown, foods for people in need. Volunteers assist at the pantry on the first and third Fridays and Saturdays of each month. Fridays are preparation days, when food is unloaded, bagged, and readied; and Saturdays are when the pantry is open for foods to be picked up. The pantry needs 4-5 volunteers for each day. Able to help? Contact Lissette Lopez (484-860-4729) or Pastor Ruth Garay (484-744-4603).

Adult Inquirers (Membership) Classes
Want to learn more about the church?  At Asbury, we have a session called Adult Inquirers which gives people the opportunity to spend time with the staff, learn more about the church, our ministries, and possibly join the church (you're also welcome to take the class for informational purposes without becoming a full member).

The next session is being offered on Monday, August 9, at 6 PM. Location and schedule TBA.

Learn more about Adult Inquirers, register for the next session, and contact Laurie Wallace Theisen, Director of Lay Ministries at asburylv.org/adultinquirers.

Conregegational Chats to Be Held August 8
Mark your calendars for this check-in from Asbury's lay leadership. Details TBA.

Health Ministry Team Meeting (July 25)
Asbury's Health Ministry Team will meet from 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM this Sunday, July 25, in the Parlor. The goal of the meeting is to plan for holistic programs to offer this fall, including a Flu Vaccine Clinic. New members are welcome!
Upcoming Events

July 26-30

Sunday, August 8
Congregational Chat (details to come)

Monday, August 9

Please note that all 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.

Sunday Morning Zoom (SPARK & BLAST)
(3yrs - 5th grades)
Please join us for our weekly Bible story video and small group activities via Zoom.
Sunday mornings from 9:30 - 10 AM
Please register in advance at: https://forms.gle/pKDw79r8219GRVKUA 

Wednesday, August 11, 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Children ages 4 yrs old - 5th grade are invited to join us at Asbury for outdoor games and devotion activities.
25 spots available. First come first serve.
To register or volunteer, please use this link: https://forms.gle/U2z3fMBq24YFwo8U6

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

Sunday Evening Zoom
(6th thru 12th grades)

This six-week series wraps up on Sunday. During this series, we're using lyrics from recent chart topping songs to point us toward scripture and God's purpose for us.
Sunday Evenings from 8 PM - 8:40 PM
Please register in advance at: https://forms.gle/yjQjNjQe1cd4iG6g8

YM Movie Night at Asbury
Sunday, August 8, 8 PM - 10:15 PM
We kick off our new small group series "Soul" with a viewing of the Disney movie on the lawn.
Please register in advance at: https://forms.gle/9pgNRefpbQiAFLDGA


Aerial Adventures
Thursday, August 19, 2 PM - 4 PM
All Asbury youth are encouraged to take part in a summer send off at the Blue Mountain Ski Resort Aerial Park.
Please Register at: https://forms.gle/xJk3dd5nRjEW8ySj9

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

Visit asburylv.org/coronavirus for the most current information. Contact Israel Olivieri, Business Manager, at iolivieri@asburylv.org for specific inquiries.