Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Women's Retreat 2009

There is a still a spot for you on this year's Women's Retreat! We'll be going back to Kavanaugh Life Enrichment Center: http://www.campkavanaugh.com/

Amberly Strebeck will be our speaker this year. She is a current ATS spouse, wife to Ryan, and mother to Morgan (4) and Athan (2). (And a proud Texas Tech grad--GO RED RAIDERS!) Mainly though, she has some wonderful things to share with us. It's sure to be a jam-packed 24 hours full of God's word, friendships, food, and a bit of sleep too!

Oct. 10th (leave Wilmore around noon) - Oct. 11th (arrive in Wilmore around 2pm)
Cost is $35

What to bring:
bedding for a twin bed (sheets/blankets or sleeping bag)
snack to share with the group

*The final count needs to be turned in Monday morning (Oct. 5th) - - so let us know by Sunday if you plan to attend! Stop by our office or email: spouse@asburyseminary.edu

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Communion this Monday - the 28th


Women, there's room at the table.

Come join in the feast of communion this Monday in Fletcher Chapel.

~ An evening of prayer and teaching by Dr. Marilyn Elliott
. ~

** Don't know where Fletcher Chapel is? No problem! Come to the Student Center Lobby and there will be spouses there to point you in the right direction!)

Childcare is provided in the Deep End.

All married women are invited.

Monday, September 21, 2009

A God of Second Chances

Their marriage shattered.

They were divorced for 11 years.

They lived on opposite coasts.

They had given up...
but God wasn't done with them yet.

What He orchestrated changed what they thought about themselves, marriage and God - forever.

Hear their story. Grow hope - for your marriage &
for other couples you can provide support for.

Clint and Penny Bragg are sharing their miraculous story of healing and hope. They discovered a God of second chances and they will challenge you to see hope for every marriage at every stage. They now follow a call to speak into the lives of couples across the country. Raising their own funds, they embark on 40-day trips of ministry throughout the year to share their message of God's reconciliation.

Not only is this a way to build on your marriage, whether you need some refreshment or a total restoration but this will also be a great experience for building a foundation to minister to other couples.

When: Saturday night, Sept. 26th, 7 - 9 pm
Where: Wesleyan Seminary Foundation (215 E. College Street, Wilmore, KY)
Cost: No charge!
Childcare: Register your kids at 859-858-2315. Provided free.

This is an amazing couple - full of honesty, spunk, wisdom and humility. For more information on them, visit inverseministries.org

Guy's Night


A Flick & A Fire
Friday Night - Sept. 25th - 7pm

For all the guys - student, spouse, staff, single, etc.

Come hang out- We'll be projecting a movie on the side of the barn, roasting hotdogs & playing cornhole. There's something for everyone.

Meet at 7pm: At the Student Center Parking lot to go to Ichthus Park by the stage & the barn.
Rain location: Same place, just inside the barn. So, plan on coming.
free - just register ahead of time at 859-858-2315 with names & ages. 6:45-9pm in the childcare area at the seminary.
- something to sit on
- something to snack on (and share)
- game stuff (frisbee, cornhole, bocce set)
- and a few other guys

Questions? Call SFM and we'll hook you up.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

See you MONDAY!

Looking for a small group?

Want to go on the Women's Retreat, but not sure who will be there?

Did you just move to Kentucky and are looking for ways to make this place "home?"

Interested in finding places to volunteer your gifts and time?

Do you desire to make friendships with women of different ages and home countries?

Is this your last year at Asbury? Want to make some memories?

This Monday night (Sept. 21) is THE GATHERING - a spouse "kick-off" event.
All married women (spouses and/or students) are invited to the
Cordelia A/B dining rooms at 6:30pm.
Bring an appetizer or dessert, and a friend....or just come on your own!
Childcare provided in the Childcare Area.

Chapel on Sept. 23rd

Want to know more about Biblical support for women in ministry?

You are invited to join the conversation about church issues related to gender on Wednesday, September 23, 2009.

The chapel service will be on the theme "The Kingdom as Gender Inclusive" with Dr. Long presenting the message. This will be followed by a talk-back session in Cordelia A and B with Dr. Long, Dr. Stonehouse, and Dr. Gatobu. This event is sponsored by the Multicultural Team for Gender Equity.

Want to know more? Contact Eve Jagger: Eve.jagger@asburyseminary.edu.
photo at NSO by Krissi Carson.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Couple's Connect this Monday!

Spouse & Family is kicking off their fall season with Couple's Connect - a gathering of husbands and wives who want to build into their marriage.

We'll focus on connecting to our spouse, to God and to one another. In an intentional but informal way, we'll share together our prayers, laughter, struggles and hope...
...which always goes better with delicious desserts!

When: 6:30 - 8:30 pm Monday, Sept. 14th
Where: Seminary Dining Commons in the Student Center
Childcare: 6:15 - 8:30pm in the Deepend at the Student Center (free)
B.Y.O.C. - Bring Your Own Cup for coffee, tea or hot chocolate - but no worries, we've got you covered if you forget to go green.

Students, Spouses, Staff, Community - all are welcome. Come even if your spouse can't!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Kids are Cool!

Imagine this…a table set with cupcakes, both vanilla and chocolate frosting. Next to them, an assortment of Capri Suns to drink. Mix with that about 25 college girls…and you’ve got yourself a Childcare Worker Orientation! The SFM team gathered with this large group last Tuesday night for about an hour. We filled out paperwork, snacked together, and shared cute stories about all the little kids that love to be downstairs.

Now, most of you know that I have an invested interest in the Childcare Area because my own three little ones are often down there. Let me tell you…from a mother’s heart…we’ve got the cream of the crop working for us! These college ladies are amazing! They are excited! They loved meeting the new kids last week during NSO and can’t wait to see the rest of the Seminary babies! It was sweet to see my son, Nate, run in and see a few of his favorite workers – hugs were shared and my heart was warmed. Nate left calling it his “new school”. Love it!

I just wanted to share with you that we are off to a great start in the Childcare Area. The workers are ready to meet your sweet children. The kids are ready to play with each other. We hope to see you and your smiling children downstairs soon!