November 5, 2020  

Suicide is a major public health concern. Suicide is among the leading causes of death in the United States and based on recent nationwide surveys, suicide in some populations is on the rise. Suicide affects many families in our nation today.  Join us this week as we look at a Spiritual Perspective on suicide and how to minister to families affected by this tragedy.

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Eric continues "The Caring Congregationsermon series.

Parents: The topic of this week's message is a painfully real part of our world; and one that may be especially sensitive for children and teenagers. We encourage you to use your discretion regarding your family and the appropriateness of this subject when viewing this message.  As always, the worship service will be made available for replay should you wish to view the message on your own to determine whether or not it may be appropriate to also view with your child or teenager at a later time.


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+

As Asbury's leadership plans for Christmas Eve in the midst of the ongoing pandemic, we need your input.

Our main offering on Christmas Eve will be a streaming-only service; but we're asking you to complete a survey to gauge interest in one or more in-person services as our leadership makes plans for the celebration of the coming of our King. 

Please only provide one response per household.

The survey will be available until noon on Wednesday, November 11.

The survey can be accessed at

Getting Through the Holidays

Sunday, November 15, 6 PM on Zoom

Join Pastor Barbara Lee & Pastor Evelyn Stupp for this program designed for those who are grieving a loved one and wondering how they will get through the holidays. Grief is hard work and this time of year can present unique stresses. Gather ideas for how you can care for yourself and hold on to hope as you navigate the season.

Register for this program, email Pastor Barbara at

Health Needs Assessment

Asbury's Health Ministry team strives to integrate health and faith through encouraging individuals to live healthier lives. They attempt to guide personal health through counseling, education and referrals to community resources. As we enter November and begin a new care-centered sermon series, the Health Ministry Team would like to determine how they can help you and your family.

Please consider completing the Health Ministry Team survey as they determine what programs and services they can offer to address the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs you and your family may have.

All responses are confidential.

Visit to complete the assessment.

Susanna Circle Meeting
Susanna Circle will meet via Zoom on Monday, November 9, at 6:30 PM. The meeting, "Coming to America," will feature three members and one former member , telling us about their journey to America from their home countries. Eccle Blackwin (Jamaica), Heidi Brubaker (Germany), Ivy Lee (Malaysia), and Olga Chubarova (Russia) will share their experiences. If you are not part of the group mailing list and would like an invitation, contact the group.

"Thanks for Giving" Food Drive
The "Thanks for Giving" Food and Supply Drive to benefit the Allentown Rescue Mission will be held November 15-22. Drop off your donations in the bin outside the door to the upper level 24/7 but prior to 10 AM on Sunday November 22nd. Any donations of canned food and cleaning supplies are welcome, but most needed this year are single serve drinks, breakfast juice of any size or flavor, single serve snacks (granola bars, cereal bars, chips, cookies), soup of any size or flavor, coffee, bleach, toilet paper, paper towels. The Rescue Mission is most appreciative of Asbury's support over the years. In 2019, more than 40,000 meals were served. For more information,

Commitment Cards
Make your 2021 financial commitment to Asbury's ministries today! Visit 
 to complete an online form now; or request a physical card from the church office ( or 610-398-2577).

Upcoming Events

Friday, Nov 6
Bazaar Silent Auction Ends

Saturday, Nov 7
Bazaar Silent Auction Winners Pickup

Saturday, Nov 7
Bazaar Pecans Pickup

Sunday, Nov 8
Bazaar Baked Goods Sale Begins

Sunday, Nov 8
Bazaar Cheese Balls First Sale Begins


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.

Current Sales
Silent Auction (through November 6; pickup Nov. 7)
Christmas Crafts (through November 15)

Upcoming Pickup
Silent Auction Winners (November 7)
Pecans (November 7)

Upcoming Sales
Baked Goods (November 8 - 15)
Cheese Balls (first sale) (November 8 -15)

Get information on all areas at

SPARK (3 & 4yr olds)
Please join Miss Rebecca for weekly Sunday School via Zoom.
Sunday mornings from 9:30 AM - 10 AM.
Please register in advance at:

BLAST (PreK - 5th grades)
Please join Miss Lindsay, Miss Judy, Miss Cindy, Miss Patty & Miss Tara for weekly Sunday School 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.

Your holiday purchases can support Asbury's ministries! When you purchase via Amazon Smile (, what you buy will generate donations for Asbury!

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.