What are some of the things you wonder about when attending a church service? At Asbury UMC we want you to be comfortable and feel welcomed. Where should I sit? Any place you find an empty seat if you look close enough it has your name on it. If you sit in the front or choose to sit in the back you will not be called on to do something. We like volunteers! Our services usually start with announcements from one of lay leaders. These announcements are usually printed on the back of the bulletin. How will I follow the service? Each week we have a bulletin with the service and we project the written portions on the sanctuary walls in th e front of the church. (Sometimes we experience technical difficulties with our cameras or tech team but we always catch up). Their are hymnals in the compartments in the chair in front of you. Can I request prayers during the service? Yes. There is a time during our service dedicated to prayers requests. There are slips in the back of the sanctuary that you can write a prayer request, joyous or thankful moment to share or you verbally request it. Is there a time for offering? Yes. Currently while we enjoy a piano piece from our music director Antonella, we take our offering to the offering plate at the rear of the sanctuary. At some point we will return to ushers passing the offertory plates throughout the congregation. Do we share a peace offering? Yes we do. We will turn to each and offer a verbal greeting of peace, physical contact such as a handshake, fist bump or hug are up to you. How does communion work? We practice open communion. It is not based on religious affiliation or age. We are part of the "family meal" so children are also included. To receive communion you must believe in God, repent of your your sins and live together in peace with one another. After the benediction all are welcomed to join in the fellowship hall for refreshments and fellowship.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some of the things you wonder about when attending a church service?

At Asbury UMC we want you to be comfortable and feel welcomed.

Where should I sit? Any place you find an empty seat if you look close enough it has your name on it. If you sit in the front or choose to sit in the back you will not be called on to do something. We like volunteers!

Our services usually start with announcements from one of lay leaders. These announcements are usually printed on the back of the bulletin.

How will I follow the service? Each week we have a bulletin with the service and we project the written portions on the sanctuary walls in the front of the church. (Sometimes we experience technical difficulties with our cameras or tech team but we always catch up). There are hymnals in the compartments in the chair in front of you.

Can I request prayers during the service? Yes. There is a time during our service dedicated to prayers requests. There are slips in the back of the sanctuary that you can write a prayer request, joyous or thankful moment to share or you verbally request it.

Is there a time for offering? Yes. Currently while we enjoy a piano piece from our music director Antonella, we take our offering to the offering plate at the rear of the sanctuary. At some point we will return to ushers passing the offertory plates throughout the congregation.

Do we share a peace offering? Yes we do. We will turn to each and offer a verbal greeting of peace, physical contact such as a handshake, fist bump or hug are up to you.

How does communion work? We practice open communion. It is not based on religious affiliation or age. We are part of the “family meal” so children are also included. To receive communion you must believe in God, repent of your your sins and live together in peace with one another.

After the benediction all are welcomed to join in the fellowship hall for refreshments and fellowship.

How do things get done, who makes decisions about things related to Asbury?

There are many different volunteer committees. You can ask a committee member what is involved or speak to SPPRC (Staff Pastor Parish Relations Committe) or Pastor. You can also find information on Get Involved page.