2017 Fall Sunday school Classes

To register for Fall classes please email Kelly Arnold at

Kelly Arnold, Director of Connectional Ministries

  • Be the light: 

    engage in social justice through christ

    Sundays 10 am, Sept. 10, 17, 24th, Room 363 

    Please join fellow 20s/30s young adults for a small group in September, led by Ford Inbody. We’ll meet for three weeks with the mission of exploring social justice. The study will consist of:

    -Discussion of various social justice issues that affect our local, national and global community and how to approach these issues through scripture and reason.

    -Identify and curate resources that inform others about injustice in our community and what we can do to help.

    -Grow together in fellowship and in an understanding of how Christ’s teachings might influence our actions.


  • Lunch Bunch

    3rd Sundays, beginning September 17th in the Parlor-

    New multi-generational Sunday school class held after the 11:00 service. Child care will be available for nursery age children. Board games available for the elementary age. Lunch will be eaten together and then the adults will have a faith based conversation. Topics to change and be determined by the group. For more information, please contact Dawn Schnake or Emily Weems.  Please bring $3 to cover the cost of the first lunch!


  • Hallelujah Anyway

    Wednesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18 at 10 am in P

    Please join Rev. Gayla for Hallelujah Anyway Wednesdays, starting Sept. 20th, in the Parlor from 10-11:30 am.  In this insightful, funny and encouraging book, Lamott explains that mercy gives us the chance to "soften ever so slightly" to understand one another more deeply. Her words are an important message and a gift to us living in a world where people lack mercy both for themselves and others.

    The cost for this class is $15 – which covers the cost of the book


  • Making the faith less toxic and dangerous

    Sunday, October 1st at 10 am in the MSR

    Please join Nick Warner as we explore how the basic "shape" of the Bible helps us diffuse two potentially unhelpful (but popular) beliefs.  From the Old Testament, we'll consider the idea that "God's gift of land to the Israelites is central."  From the New Testament, we'll examine the idea that "There is no way to God except through Jesus."  October 1 follows Yom Kippur this year, the high holy day of the Jewish faith.  It is also World Communion Sunday.  This class will help us see our biblical faith traditions with new openness toward others.



  • Be Still...

    Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24th, 7– 8:15 pm in the Parlor

    We are busier than ever. Our minds run constantly, managing where we need to be and what we need to do next. Just like our bodies, our minds need to rest. Join Kelly Arnold for an introduction to various types of meditation, including mindfulness, loving kindness, walking meditation and others. Let’s learn to help quiet our mind so that we may listen to the “still, small voice.” Wear comfortable clothes and shoes!”


  • Camp Chippewa Family campout

    October 7, noon— October 8, noon’ish at Camp Chippewa outside of Ottawa, KS

    Cost: $10 per person

    Join us for wonderful fellowship in Asbury Lodge at Camp Chippewa. We will be able to fish, hike, cook hotdogs and s’mores over the fire, have wonderful fellowship and end Sunday  morning with an outdoor worship service at a beautiful outdoor sanctuary. A gracious donation has covered the cost of food. Space is limited, so please sign up from the link at  www.visitasbury.org and pay your fees with “Fall Campout” in the memo.


  • dine around

    October 1st, 7:00 in the Parlor for the kick off  (you schedule the rest)

    Do you enjoy food? Want to get to know others from Asbury? What better way than to break bread together! Single or couples are welcome. Save the date for the kick off—October 1st @ 7 pm. Bring a dessert to share and your calendar  You will be put into groups of 6-8 people and you will meet your group and figure out where and when you would like to dine—restaurants or homes, it is up to you! For more information, please see the Dine Around form at the Fall Group table or reach out to Paula Blood or Kelly Arnold

  • Trunk or Treat and Haunted hallway

    October 29th, 4—6:00 in the parking lot

    Save the Date!  More details to come!


  • Spirituality for Seniors!

    Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25 from 10 - 11 a.m.

    Led by Lee Johnson / to be held at Lakeview Village

    Spirituality resides within everyone, an ever-present source of strength and well-being.  In these four sessions you will explore a spirituality that can enhance life and even bring healing.  Topics will include: “Discovering Spirituality,” “Spirituality, Loss and the Grief Process,” Spirituality, Imagination and Healing,” “Spirituality, Preparation for the Final Journey.”


  • Explore the louisburg Cider mill/guided tour

    Thursday, October 26 at 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Join Rev. Lee Johnson and visit the Louisburg Cider Mill. The morning features a guided tour through the Louisburg barn to watch cider being pressed, doughnuts being made along, along with fun facts and explanations. There is a $5 cost. There is a limit of 14 on the bus.


  • annual city lights christmas tour

    Thursday, December 14 at 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    Join Rev. Lee Johnson and catch some of the finest Christmas Lights KC has to offer!  The tour begins with a light dinner at the church in Hager Hall followed by the tour and dessert on the way home! There is a limit of 28 on the bus.


  • an advent study of food

    From “The Advent Recipe Book,” Each session will feature fun-facts and reflections for Advent in addition to a sampling of food from the “Advent Recipe Book.” 


  • Older adults bus to Camp chippewa

    Join the bus trip to Camp Chippewa on Saturday, Oct. 7th. Rev. Lee will be driving the bus, leaving from Asbury at 3:30 pm and returning by 8 pm. You will join the Camp Chippewa campers at the Asbury Lodge for s'mores, campfires, and fellowship!

  • "Fly By" Study of the old testament

       Do you believe the myths: 1) God was different in the Old Testament? 2) God was meaner in the OT? 3) The OT is less important than the New Testament? This three-part study addresses the myths and reminds us the OT was holy for Jesus! It will be co-led by Pam Bauer Noland and Rev. Lee Johnson—who will do their best to keep it lively. 

       The study will be held at Old Mission on Monday evenings, October 9 to November 13, 6:30 to 8 p.m. (Yes, Old Mission members will be there, too!) The emphasis will be on the OT Torah.  Part Two (OT Prophets) will be held in February and March at Asbury before concluding in late April and May at Old Mission with OT Writings.

      There is no cost. Call Asbury for reservations or sign up online.