Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Childcare Snacks!

Hello Parents! The Childcare Area is in need of snacks! There aren't that many dates left so we don't need a whole lot. A bag of goldfish, a box of graham crackers, or something like that would be great for our little ones to munch on while down there.
We also need 5 oz cups for the kiddos. If you have either of these needs around the house and would like to donate them - we'd appreciate it! You can bring them by the Childcare Area at any time - if no one is around, just place them on top of the cubbies. :)

Thanks for all you do!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Monday Night 4/20/09

"A longing fulfilled is a tree of life...a longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul."
Prov. 13:12 & 19

Everyone can use some sweetness for the soul. What would fulfill a longing for you this Monday night? Spouse and family wants your relationships and your existence to be one that is life-filled, growing, and becoming new. Examine your soul this weekend. Are there withered places? Are there bitter places? Are there tired, lonely, dry places?

We can't fulfill every longing through a program or event, but we can provide opportunities for life and sweetness. This Monday night, childcare will be available, and what you do with the time you have (6:30-8:30pm) is your choice, but please spend that time in a life-giving activity. Spend time alone, with a spouse, with your Fusion group or with a friend, but do something that fulfills a longing for you.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Forum of International Women

“Issues I Have Faced in My Ministry”
Friday, April 17
1:30 to 3:30 PM
Cordelia A and B

A number of international women enrich the Asbury community with their presence. Please join us to hear four of them tell about issues they have faced in their ministry.
The presenters are:
Dr. Anne Gatobu: Assistant Professor of Theological Studies (Kenya)
Carolyn Pappy Kuzhivila: PhD in Evangelism (India)
Adina Headley: Asbury Alumnus (West Indies)
Grace Gichuru: MA Intercultural Studies, Beginning D Miss program this summer (Kenya)

Baby Sitting Provided: 1:00 to 3:45 PM.
All are welcome. Please plan to attend.
Sponsored by the Mercy and Justice Team
Office of Multicultural Ministries.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Couple's Connect: Monday the 13th!*

*B.Y.O.M. = Bring Your Own Mug!!

This Monday the 13th is the final Couple's Connect and it is going to be GREAT!

Matthew & Nancy Sleeth are talking about creation stewardship in the context of marriage. Read his book we gave away at previous couple's connects for a fruitful discussion!

We are also highlighting and
giving away LOTS of eco-friendly products so you can work towards going greener. Come get and share tips, resources, food, seeds, and prayers for a more sustainable lifestyle. We're even planting a tree on campus together.

See you & your sweetie
Monday at 6:30pm in Cordelia A & B.

childcare available 6:15-8:30 in the deepend.

Free Financial Peace Event - April 23rd!

The Economy, $$ and Hope.

What does it mean for you, your family and your community?

The Seminary's Financial Peace class is hosting this live "Town Hall Meeting" with Dave Ramsey. He'll be taking questions live from people facebook-ing and twittering him.

The event is free and will be held Thursday April 23rd at 8:00pm (ends at 9:30pm) in the Administration Building, room 305.

Childcare is provided in the deepend but please let us know about your kids ahead of time so we can schedule ample workers.

Visit for more details!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Kids Art

Calling all child artists! We need your help. For the Asbury Reader this fall we would like to use some kids' artwork. Parents, have your child draw, paint or color their depictions of the following ideas. We're taking submissions until April 20th. The artwork should be on paper no larger than 8.5 x 11 and should be dropped off at the spouse and family office in the student center.

We're looking for depictions of the Kingdom of God. Share the parable with your child, explain the image used in the parable and possibly show them some examples of the imagery (i.e mustard seeds etc.), then ask them to draw or paint their own depictions. The parables are as follows:
The Kingdom of heaven is like-
*treasure hidden in a field
*a merchant seeking fine pearls
*a dragnet cast into the sea
*mustard seed
*a head of a household, who brings out of his treasure
*a king who wanted to settle accounts
*a landowner who went out early
*a king who prepared a wedding banquet

Thanks for your submissions! We can't guarantee publication of all artwork, but we appreciate everyone's effort, and drawing about the parable could be a great learning opportunity for your family.