May 6, 2021  

The story of Ruth and Naomi is a story of loss, love and redemption. In a foreign land, Naomi loses her husband and her two sons, and returns back to her hometown with no prospects and with very little means to survive. But when all looks lost, God intervenes.

Join us as as we celebrate mothers and the women who influence our lives with The Story of Ruth and Naomi sermon this Sunday.


Registration is required. More info and registration at More information about the service is available at

Registration for the in-person worship service closes at 12 PM (noon) on Saturday.


Join us at for an online-only service featuring a variety of musical styles.

Resources for Worship
Children's Bulletins: Ages 3+ | Ages 7+


With a unanimous vote, Asbury's Church Council has approved a merger with Salem UMC of Allentown PA. The merger is set to go into effect on June 1, 2021.

Thank you to all who assisted with this endeavor, and welcome to our new members from Salem!

Work Day
Please help us spruce up the building and grounds at Asbury's Work Day, scheduled for May 15 from 8 AM to 1 PM.

Registration is required - get more information and sign up at

Rise Against Hunger
The Rise Against Hunger Experience, a meal-packing event where we will team up with Rise Against Hunger to package 10,000 - 20,000 meals, is taking place on Saturday, May 22, roughly from 8 AM - 12 PM in the Wesley Center (if the weather cooperates, the event may be moved outdoors). REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Learn more and register at:

Upcoming UMW Circle Meetings:
7 PM, via Zoom
Dick McCreight will be sharing the 20-year history of Asbury's Barrels of Love ministry and will be highlighting a few of the many stories of God at work as He connects Asbury with our brothers and sisters in Liberia.
Visit Asbury's website to sign up to receive more info.

6:45 PM, Lower Parking Lot
Carlen Blackstone will present the topic, "The Theology and Wonder of Grace." All women are welcome. Visit Asbury's website to sign up to receive more info.

Third Grade Bibles
Third graders will be presented with Bibles, a long-standing Asbury tradition, on Sunday, May 16, during the 10:30 AM streaming worship service.
Upcoming Events

Monday, May 10

Saturday, May 15

Sunday, May 16
Third Grade Bible Presenation (during 10:30 AM streaming worship)

Saturday, May 22

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.

Register for virtual SPARK & BLAST this week (5/9)

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: 

We hope that you will join us for
"Discovery on Adventure Island VBS"
Children (ages 4 yrs-old through 5th grade) will arise and shine each day as we search for different infinity lanterns to light our way. Through Bible stories, games and crafts, kids will seek out the light of God's Love, Trust, Faith, Joy & Hope.

July 26th - July 30th

Please use this link for more information and to register your child(ren):

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.

NO Small Groups this Sunday (5/9) for Middle or High School.  We will meet again on Sunday, 5/16. 

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."

Asbury's building is currently only open for limited 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.