To Register for our Lenten Small Groups and Events please fill out the Google Form linked below and we will be in touch to answer any further questions.
Lenten Small Groups
Please review the following opportunities for faith formation and community formation. Sign up for small groups at the “Small Groups” information table in the Asbury Welcome Center, or at visitasbury.org. Contact KellyA@visitasbury.org for more information.
Mardi Gras Chocolate Trip (FULL)
Tuesday, February 28, 9:30 – Noon (Meeting at Asbury for bus by 9:30 a.m.)
Indulge yourself on Fat Tuesday with a trip to Christopher Elbow Chocolatiers in the crossroads district of KCMO. Board the Asbury bus at 9:30 a.m. for a tour of Christopher Elbow. Asbury’s own Cortney Inbody, who just so happens to work for Christopher Elbow, will guide us through the tour which will include a “tasting session!” We will return to Asbury by noon. There is no cost for the trip but you will need to call the church office (913-432-5573) or email PhyllisW@visitasbury.org to reserve a spot on the bus!
Fat Tuesday Indulgence
Tuesday, February 28, 5:30 -8:30 p.m. (Hager Hall)
Join us for an indulgent evening of food, music and karaoke! The worship team will provide music during dinner and then karaoke will begin. In order to have enough food, please call (913-432-5573) or email Phyllis PhyllisW@visitasbury.org by Sunday, February 26th, to let her know you will be coming.
Dinner will be served from 5:30-6:30 and karaoke will be begin at 6:30
Seven Last Words
Thursdays beginning March 2-April 6, 7–8 pm (Parlor)
Join Rev. Lee Johnson for a study of the seven sayings of Jesus from the cross. These words reveal not only Jesus’ love and forgiveness, but also why you can turn to Jesus with your worries, fears, and even doubts. The study is based on the book Seven Last Words by James Martin. Copies will be available for $13.
Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29 & April 5 at 10 a.m. (Library)
Join Pastor Gayla Rapp for a look at Rick Steve’s European Easter. Taking you on a spring journey through Spain, Slovenia, Italy and Greece, you will see how Europe celebrates this 2,000 year-old story in a variety of cultures. Explore a rich and fascinating mix of traditions – from its pagan roots to its glorious finale.
Forgiveness, A Lenten Study
March 19 & 26, April 2 & 9, at 10:00 a.m. (Hager Hall)
Join Pastor Gayla Rapp and Kelly Arnold as they discuss forgiveness using biblical examples and real-life situations. Forgiving others and humbly asking for forgiveness are central disciplines for all Christian believers, but is forgiveness a Christian duty under all circumstances? Or are there situations when Christians do not need to forgive? The study will be based on the book, Forgiveness, A Lenten Study, by Marjorie J. Thompson. Books are available for purchase for $9, but not required!
Forgiveness, A Lenten Study Second Session
March 19 & 26, April 2 & 9, at 12:15 p.m. (Room 208)
Busy during the Sunday school hour, but want to be part of a Lenten study?
Join Cory and Sara Coe in an after church class as they discuss forgiveness using biblical examples and real-life situations. Forgiving others and humbly asking for forgiveness are central disciplines for all Christian believers, but is forgiveness a Christian duty under all circumstances? Or are there situations when Christians do not need to forgive? The study will be based on the book, Forgiveness, A Lenten Study, by Marjorie J. Thompson. Books are available for purchase for $9, but not required!.
Lunch will be provided and childcare is available.
Asbury Cares for Our Seniors
Saturday, April 8, 9-Noon, (Hager Hall)
Begin your Holy Week with an act of service. This is an opportunity to help Asbury Seniors clean up their yards from winter (and do other odd jobs around the house). Sign up during late March to be on a work team. You will leave from Hager Hall (after donuts, of course) to work as a team at the home of an Asbury member. Your team will be done by noon.
Holy Week Cross Crawl
April 11, 9:30 – 2:30
It’s back by popular demand. This year’s Cross Crawl will be held on Tuesday of Holy Week. It’s actually a “stained glass” window crawl to view the stained glass (and crosses) of Ottawa First UMC and Lawrence First UMC. The bus leaves Asbury at 9:30 a.m. and returns by 2:30 p.m. We will stop for lunch in Lawrence. There is no cost for the trip (except for lunch) but call the church office (913-432-5573) to reserve a spot on the bus.
Saturday, April 15, at 10 a.m. (Hager Hall)
Join us on for Bring Joy!, our annual Easter missional celebration. All throughout Lent, we are asking the congregation to collect diapers of all sizes (but especially sizes 3,4, & 5) and drop them off in the Welcome Center. Bring Joy will benefit KC for Refugees. On April 15, we will gather together to package diapers and create cards for families receiving the diapers. The Easter Bunny will also be there for photos with kiddos (make sure to bring your camera). AND there will also be an Easter Egg Hunt held outdoors if the weather cooperates! We look forward to seeing you there!