Asbury and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

After consulting with numerous sources, as well as debating the pros and cons, Asbury will not be having services tomorrow, March 15th.  Obviously, we are not the only organization, who in an abundance of caution, is taking these actions.   At the same time, we believe we have a special responsibility to err on the side of the most vulnerable. As we have made this difficult decision, we are also working on measures to ensure that our community is not left out in the cold.

First, we will be broadcasting our sermon message tomorrow morning, via Facebook and YouTube.    We encourage you to watch us tomorrow and to share our message.  We will also email our sermon video to our broader community for those who might struggle with either of these two platforms.

A reminder will also be made that unexpected closures typically result in cash flow challenges for the church.   We will remind folks of the need to remember their tithes and gifts.

More important than these concerns, is the call to be intentional in reminding our community that the church is more than just Sunday mornings.   In times like these, the church becomes exponentially more important.   We will be intentional in reminding our greater community that should you find yourself needing our help, we will find ways to continue to serve.  We will be doing this via emails like this and via our social media.

At present, Joan’s Pantry will continue to operate its food ministries on Saturday’s 9-1.    Should Pantry leadership make a decision to suspend that mission, we will advise our community promptly.  We have also advised the pantry of our capacity to staff the pantry with volunteers should Joan’s traditional volunteers feel uncomfortable with doing so.

As always, we encourage folks to reach out, with any concerns – be they spiritual or physical.   We will review this decision again during the week, for services next week.

I do pray that each of us remembers how connected we are as a community, and take the time to truly ask how we can show up to each other in this scary and crazy time.

God Bless You and Thank you.   Pastor Scott (On Behalf of Asbury Church)

 

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Each Sunday we meet at 10:00am and our services are always family friendly.    Most Sundays, we also offer a Sunday School for our youngest attendees, but all children are welcome to stay with their parents throughout your time with us.    Immediately after worship, we offer a period of free refreshments and fellowship to which all are invited.

 If you have questions please visit our website, or contact our church directly via Facebook (AsburyChurchNH) or via email at pastorscott2007@yahoo.com.