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Reset Advent Devotions for the Whole Family
by JD Walt
People, get ready. Jesus is coming!
• December 3, 2020
Before you begin your devotion for today,
please say a prayer for the family of our good friend Betty Bemis
(Sharon Mitchell's mother). Betty went to be with Jesus yesterday, December 2, 2020.
We thank God for her life and legacy and that she is no longer in pain or suffering. She is more alive than we are now - thank you, Jesus
The family will be having a small private graveside service on Saturday.
•December 3, 2020
Good Afternoon Church Family! Click here for our bulletin for Sunday, Dec 6th.
If you plan on attending our 8:30 or 11:00 a.m. service, please use this link to register
REMINDER If you wish to participate in Erie PRAYS on December 7th, please use the following link to sign-up for a time-slot.
•November 23, 2020
If you would like to sign Pastor Tori's Christmas card, you can see Kim Kinnear at the 8:30 service on the upcoming Sundays or you can stop into the church office during the upcoming weeks (Mon - Thurs).
• November 19, 2020
If you would like to have a poinsettia in honor
or in memory of someone for Christmas Eve,
please call or email the church office,
put your order in the offering plate
or mail to the church (P.O. Box 808, Waterford PA 16441). Click here for a copy of the poinsettia order form.
Erie Prays: Asbury UMC is taking every 7th day of the month throughout the next year to pray and seek the Lord. Decembers virtual sign-up link is here
We hope you join in on this movement of prayer!
Living Creche: we will be having the Living Creche on December 18th and 19th. Two shifts each night. More information will be forthcoming. Covid-19 Procedures will be followed.
• November 16, 2020
If you would like to attend in-person Worship on November 22nd, please use this link to register.
A Week in the Life of Asbury
November 17 7:00 Worship Committee
10:00 Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)
5:30 American Heritage Girls
November 21 7:00 AA
Advent Daily Devotional Reading Beginning on Nov. 29, there will be an opportunity to join an Advent daily devotional reading program. We will be using Reset: Advent Devotions for the Whole Family by J. D. Walt as our daily devotional resource. If you would like to buy an Advent devotional booklet at the price of $13.00 each, please call or email the church office. Orders should be placed by November 19 (this Thursday).
I will also be sending out daily video readings of the devotional every day of Advent if you do not want to purchase the booklet.
Poinsettia Orders If you would like to order a Christmas poinsettia, please call the church office during office hours.
Grace and Peace to you,
• November 11, 2020
Happy Veteran's Day If you weren't able to experience this week's Sunday worship service in person or online, we honored our veterans with a litany and prayer. I'm praying this prayer again today and I hope you will too: Lord, keep all our veterans in your care today. Grant them the peace they sought to preserve for others. As we honor our veterans and all members of the armed forces, we also pray for peace. Teach all your people the ways of peace that those who have sacrificed so much for peace and freedom will not have done so in vain. We pray all these things in the name of your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen
I also wanted to pass along this story from our very own EUMA's Liberty House. It's the story of a veteran named Richard who found hope and joy in God at the Liberty House. Please click here to read the article and be encouraged. .
Thank you to all our veterans and veteran families!
Grace and Peace to you today,
The Acts 2:42 Sunday School is temporarily suspended.
Calling all crafters! Dec. 5 is Waterford Colonial Christmas. Asbury UMC is participating by holding a craft sale. If you do any kind of crafts we are asking you to bring them for this event. We appreciate your support and participation. Please call Brenda Williams 882-4269 with questions or ideas.
• November 9, 2020
If you would like to join us for in-person Worship on November 15th, please click this link.
• November 2, 2020
Asbury UMC is taking every 7th day of the month throughout the next year to pray and seek the Lord.
November' virtual sign-up link.
We hope you join in on this movement of prayer!
• November 2, 2020
If you plan on attending in-person Worship on Sunday, November 8th, please use this link to sign-up.
• October 25, 2020. This coming Sunday is All Saints' Sunday. As usual, you can sign up for the service using this link.
However, we have given first priority to family members of those who have gone to be with the Lord within the last year since we will be remembering and honoring our saints in glory this Sunday.
If you have any questions about signing up for worship, please give Stacey a call at the church office and she'll be glad to help.
• HAM LOAF!
Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic the mission team will not be having the annual dinner & auction.
However, we will be selling Brenda's FAMOUS HAM LOAF!
The link for to place your order is as follows: Click here for delicious Ham Loaf!.
or you can also call the church office at 796-6012.
10 dollars per loaf.
Orders must be placed by November 1st and pickup will be on November 8th after both morning services.
Prepayment is appreciated. Checkcash may be placed in the offering plate clearly marked as ham loaf sale. You may also mail to the church office.
Thank you for supporting our causes. We will be sharing some new mission endeavors with you soon.
• Click here to view November Services.
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Meet Our Pastor
Pastor Tori Heath was born and raised in the Mon-Valley area in Washington County, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Charleroi Area High School and attended Edinboro University. After gaining an English Literature degree from Edinboro in 2014, she attended Asbury Theological Seminary and received a Master of Divinity in 2018. Tori met her husband Dustin during their time at Asbury Seminary where Dustin also received a Master of Divinity and is pursuing a career in chaplaincy and ministering to people who struggle with addiction recovery.
Pastor Tori was commissioned as a Provisional Elder in 2018 in the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference. While Asbury UMC in Waterford is her first church appointment as pastor, Tori has been steeped in the United Methodist Church her whole life. She was baptized as an infant at Trinity UMC in Erie and continued to grow in her faith while being very involved in church life throughout her youth and young adulthood at Grace UMC in Coal Center, Pa. During Tori's time in college, she attended Asbury UMC in Erie. The Erie area holds a special place in her heart.
Pastor Tori is incredibly excited to begin full-time local church ministry as she walks into the calling shes felt since youth. Tori's call to ministry began when she was 13 years old and she began to pursue that call when she went to college. She is so grateful for the cloud of witnesses in the church who have walked with her and encouraged her as she has journeyed through the call to full-time ministry.
Pastor Tori's vision for ministry centers around building teams that work together to bring about spiritual renewal in the local church to impact the surrounding community. She deeply loves seeing lives transformed through the love of Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to the glory of God the Father. Tori and Dustin married in January, 2018. Together they like coffee dates, camping, hunting for beach glass, and making each other laugh a lot.
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