September 10, 2020  

This Sunday, Pastor Eric begins the new sermon series, "Settling In."
COVID-19 has turned our world upside down and has left us with a new normal. At some point, the world will have an answer for this pandemic and things will improve. But how do we deal with this new normal? What do you do when it seems like there is no way forward and no way out?

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


PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME. Join us at for a service featuring a variety of musical styles.

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

As we enter the fall, we're looking for instrumentalists to share their gifts and talents as part of worship. If you're willing to lend your time, please contact Shellie in the church office at or 610-398-2577 and a member of the music staff will be in contact.

(Virtual) CROP Walk
Raise funds online and walk on your own anytime between now and October 11th for Allentown's virtual CROP Hunger Walk!
Visit to register and start raising funds with our team ASBURY SPIRIT or to make a donation to Asbury Spirit team member.
Questions? Contact Debi at 610-570-7515 or
Let's Fight Hunger Together!
Food Bank Collection (in conjunction with CROP Walk)
Debi and Barry Olphin are collecting much-needed food items for the Allentown Ecumenical Food Bank in conjunction with the Annual Allentown CROP Hunger Walk.
The collection is taking place on Saturday, October 10th between 10 AM and 12 PM in Asbury's Upper Parking Lot.
More info and list of items:
Upcoming Events
Monday, Sep 14
Saturday, Sep 19
Saturday, Sep 26
Sunday, October 4
Saturday, Oct 10
through Sun, Oct 11
Dates TBA

UMW Bazaar (Virtual)
The annual Asbury Church United Methodist Women (UMW) Holiday Bazaar is being held virtually! While the ongoing pandemic keeps us from safely holding the event in-person, the Bazaar's effort to raise money for missions in the Lehigh Valley and beyond is still vitally important. Dates and details will be announced soon. For now we ask you to consider what you might be able to contribute for the event. THINK OF THE POSSIBILITIES!!!
Susanna Circle Kickoff Meeting
Susanna Circle will have its fall kick off meeting on Monday, September 14, at 6 PM on the lower level parking lot at Asbury near the Wesley Center entrance. Rain date is Tuesday, September 15, at 6 PM. Masks, Asbury Code of Conduct, and social distancing are required. All women are welcome. More info on Asbury's website.
From Hari & Richal, Batulechaur Church in Pokhara Nepal.

Dear Friends,
This is our warm greetings from Pokhara. We are well. The situation of pandemic and natural disaster has not stopped yet.  Many people have lost their lives, house and families. This is very sad. The part of our land around our home has been destroyed due to heavy rainfall. Our compound's wall and some part of land have been damaged.  We have to repair otherwise it might affect other area and house too. Please pray for us so that we could fix this problem on time.

In Him,
Hari and Richal


Learn about some great ways to serve while staying socially distant:

Ripple Community Center Collection - September 19, 12 PM- 2 PM
Annual Ramos Work Day - September 26, 9AM - 12 PM
PLARN Mats (Plastic Sleeping Mats for the Homeless) - create at home
Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank - Weekly Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays (occasional Tuesday), 12 PM - 2:30 PM

Asbury's building is currently only open for limited worship services. 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.