Announcements


There are a number of ways to connect with the mission and vision of Asbury UMC through various service opportunities, special events, and missions projects. Below, you will find some of the current announcements and a calendar of events for things going on in and through the ministry of Asbury.


To find out more about what is happening at Asbury, see the full weekly announcement sheet here!


  • Advent Workshop

    The Children’s Ministry team is excited to announce the 2022 Advent Workshop! You are all invited to join us on Sunday, December 4, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for an afternoon celebrating the start of Advent! There you will find crafts, music, treats, and more! This is a family event so all children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. Register here before November 30. If you would like to host a craft supplied by the Children’s Ministry Team or bring one of your own to share, please sign up here.


    Before our afternoon of celebrating the start of Advent during the Advent Workshop, let’s share a meal together! Whip up a pot of your favorite soup and bring it along to share during the Soup & Sandwich Social Hour! Serving will begin at 12:00 p.m. We ask for all who bring a soup to register here before November 30, so we can make sure we have plenty of room for serving and so we can make signs for all soups.

     

    Questions? Contact Michelle Baird, Director of Children’s Ministries, at michelle@sfasbury.org.


  • christmas giving center

    The Missions Team has once again put together a Christmas gift catalog that is sure to please everyone on your Christmas shopping list. Our catalog describes 22 international, regional and local mission projects that Asbury supports throughout the year. Choose from international projects like Solar Oven Partners or UMCOR’s (United Methodist Committee of Relief) disaster response or relief-supply kits. In the Dakotas you can make a difference for the Bakken Oil Rush Ministry, Tree of Life in Mission or the Flandreau Indian School Chaplaincy. In Sioux Falls projects include The Banquet, Bishop Dudley Hospitality House, Community Outreach, Feeding South Dakota, Project Car and St Francis House. Here at Asbury you can support camp scholarships or our signature ministry with Laura Wilder Elementary. View Catalog and shopping list

     

  • Gifts for Laura Wilder Elementary

    Help us spread holiday cheer by purchasing indoor recess games and activities for 19 Laura Wilder classrooms. Click here to find gift suggestions from LW teachers. Please note the teacher's name and grade level. Wrap the gift, tag it with the teacher's name and grade level and bring it to the church and place it under the tree in the Hospitality Room. Online orders can be delivered directly to the church, just remember to include the teacher's name and grade level as a note when you order. All gifts need to be at the church by December 11. Thank you!


  • Cayman Court Christmas Gifts

    Asbury continues our long-standing tradition of providing Christmas gifts for residents of Cayman Court Assisted Living Facility. Cayman Court provides permanent, supportive housing for individuals with severe mental illness and who are/were homeless. Services include on-site psychiatric and case management services, housekeeping/laundry, transportation, planned activities and 3 meals each day. 

    Click here to view requested gifts and select one or more that you would like to purchase. Please note the ID number next to each gift. Each gift should be wrapped and have a tag on the outside with the gift ID number along with your name. Place gifts under the tree in the sanctuary by December 11. 

  • Star of hope worship

    You’re invited to join us in-person or online for our annual “Star of Hope” worship on Wednesday, December 7, at 6:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Retired Pastor Howard Grinager will share the message. We will gather in the Sanctuary for a time of worship. The service will also be live-streamed on the Sioux Falls Asbury UMC Facebook Campus.


    The approaching holidays bring a sense of “hustle and bustle,” yet there also seems to be a need to pause to accommodate grief – past and present. This service is intentional in addressing those who may be feeling a sense of loss. We hope and pray that this worship will create a time to reflect and accept where we are this year while offering hope, peace, joy, and love. Invite a friend!

     

  • Christmas Eve at Asbury

    Join us in-person or online December 24 for Asbury’s Christmas Eve services! We will have three Christmas Eve services with a traditional service at noon and two blended services at 5:00 and 6:30 p.m.. All services will include candlelight with nursery available. We will also be live-streaming the 5:00 Service at sfasbury.online.church and the Asbury Facebook Page. We hope you’ll make your plans to join us and consider who you might invite to celebrate the birth of Christ in person or online.

  • Asbury Facebook campus

    We're excited to invite you to join Asbury's Facebook Campus, Asbury's primary hub for online ministry, where you will find things like staff check-ins, Wednesday Worship, volunteer resources, Bible studies, and much, much more. 


    Joining the Asbury Facebook Campus will ensure that you encounter opportunities to experience life-change with Christ by loving and accepting all, nurturing your discipleship, and serving others no matter where you are joining us from. We hope to see you on the Asbury Facebook Campus! Join the Asbury Facebook Campus here!

  • All Church Charge Conference

    Asbury's annual All-Church Charge Conference was held on Monday, November 28, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. with District Superintendent Rebecca Trefz leading the meeting. We gathered with members of Wesley UMC and Hilltop UMC for a message and discussion before dispersing for conversations with each of our congregations separately. A recording of the message and large-group question and answer session can be found here or you can view the entirety of the event including all of the conversations held by Asbury's members by joining the Asbury Facebook Campus and viewing the session here


    2022 All Church Charge Conference Report

     

  • Serve at Asbury!

    There are a number of ways to experience life-change with Christ by serving others at Asbury by getting involved in one of Asbury's Ministry Teams! Opportunities involve hospitality ministries such as ushers and greeters, music ministries, discipleship ministries, digital ministries, online service hosts, and more. If you're curious about volunteer opportunities or would like to get involved, checkout our online serve card today!

  • CAmping Ministry

    At Asbury, we believe there are great opportunities to have life-changing experiences with Jesus at camp. There are a variety of camps available for all ages and interests through our Dakotas Conference Camps with more information available here. 


    Asbury is also committed to investing in those wishing to attend camp by providing camp scholarships covering 1/2 of the early bird registration. When registering, simply use Asbury's church code 120181CA. For more information on scholarships, click here!

 

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