Heather Jackson | Director of Family Ministries | firstname.lastname@example.org
Safe Gatherings Training for all volunteers!
Our family ministry team is dedicated to making sure your children and youth have a fun and safe learning community. All adult participants in our family ministries have gone through background checks and Safe Gatherings (a biblically-based boundary awareness and abuse prevention program) training before they can participate in our family ministry programs. If you would like to start the Safe Gatherings process so that you can work with our children and youth programs please contact our Director of Family Ministries, Heather Jackson, by email HeatherJ@visitasbury.org or by phone 913.815.6685 and she can get you set up with the link for the online training.
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At Asbury "All Means All": Sponsor VBS Scholarships
Every summer Asbury hosts a Vacation Bible School (VBS) for kids aged three years through fourth grade. In the past, we have charged a fee that covers meals and a t-shirt for the participants, but this year, in the spirit of "all means all" Asbury is making VBS open to kids free of charge. The goal is to remove any barriers to participation for the children of families who might not be able to pay to attend a VBS and to also show a spirit of welcome. Last year, 24 children attended VBS at Asbury, and this year, with your help, we are hoping to slightly more than double that number to 50.
With this in mind, we are asking the Asbury community for help to pay for this new program. The cost for a child to attend VBS is $35 per child. That amount covers meals and a t-shirt for one child, but any amount is greatly appreciated for this new and exciting ministry. If you would like to provide a scholarship for a child to attend VBS, or would like to make a donation toward VBS, please contact Justin Elder, Director of Development, at 913-432-5573 or at JustinE@visitasbury.org.
Toddler Tales- Gloria Inbody teaches Bible stories to the nursery children every Sunday during the Sunday school hour.
Children's Sunday school - classes are in the new children's wing; and are open to all children ages 4 years-5th grade. This is a place where kids can be kids and learn about God, Jesus, and faith in kid language. We will begin our Lenten series "What Makes a Hero" Feb. 18.
There is a children's library in the Asbury Cafe (coffee, tea, and water area). Feel free to help your child grab a book or two to read or look at during service. Please return the book(s) after the worship service.
Children's activity packets are available in the back on the Sanctuary, inside of the "bear tub" in the white cubbies. These packets contain coloring pages, a children's bulletin with activities, crayons, a small toy, and paper to draw on. We just ask that you return any unused materials and the packet to the bin at the end of the worship service.
Youth Sunday School (West Side of Building)
Junior High Sunday school (grades 6-8) meets in Room 353 with Pam Ottaway.
High School Sunday school (grades 9-12) meets in the Youth Lounge (Room 355)with Lori Wilkerson.
Both youth Sunday school classes will begin a 7-week Lenten study on February, 18 that takes a look at challenging words from the Old and New Testaments while helping youth examine their lives more intentionally in anticipation of the good news of the risen Christ. All youth are encouraged to attend.
Youth Group Schedule
February 11 @ 6pm-Youth Group (6-12 Grade) in the Youth Lounge
February 18 @ 12:15pm-Institute Informational Lunch (open to youth and parents). The high school youth will meet following lunch to discuss the mission trip.
February 25 @ 6pm-Youth Group Outing (Location TBD)
Save the Dates
June 10-14 VBS
June 24-29 Youth Mission Trip to Heifer International
July 16-21 Institute at Baker University (high school only) https://campchippewa.org/institute/
July 30-Aug 3 GodSquad
Confirmation Classes are offered for junior high youth (and high school youth that haven’t yet been through classes) every other year. Confirmation is a chance for youth to learn about the church: it’s history and traditions and of course, what it means to be United Methodist!