Current Worship, Ministry, and Facility Updates
To protect families in our congregation and community during COVID-19, we have taken the following actions:
- Our church office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Please enter and exit the church through the Main Entrance doors, which will be unlocked during that time.
- Masks will be required of all people who enter the building. If you forget yours at home, we have some individually wrapped masks available directly to the right of the doors when you enter the building at the sign-in table. Please sign in each time you enter the building.
- As of May 2, we have re-started a weekly in-person worship service, at 11 am on Sunday mornings. Please visit https://forms.gle/L4GnYQ7uZEr1gJo66 each Monday to register for the following weekend service.
- Some Sunday school classes have begun meeting again in the church, and some are still meeting over Zoom. Please contact our Office Coordinator, Phyllis Williams, at
if you have any questions about a Sunday school class, and she will be happy to help you out! If you'd like to check out our Sunday school and small group offerings, please visit https://www.visitasbury.org/sunday-school-small-groups/.
- Worship services will be available online at www.visitasbury.org/worship at two times each Sunday: 11 am for our live-streamed service, and 5 pm for our recorded service. We've enjoyed having the chance to worship with people from all over the country through our online worship! We welcome everyone both near and far to our church community here in Prairie Village, KS.
- Want to stay connected? Sign up for our weekly Alive Newsletter at the bottom of our home page at https://www.visitasbury.org and/or "like" or "follow" us on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AsburyUMCPrairieVillageKS/. This way, you'll be the first to know about all of our upcoming Asbury events!
- For after-hours pastoral care emergencies, please call Rev. Gayla Rapp, Senior Pastor, at 913.433.4444 or , or Rev. Lee Johnson, Pastor of Congregational Care, at 913.909.1573 or . Would you like to submit a prayer request or view our community prayer board? Please visit https://www.visitasbury.org/pastoral-care/.
Please continue to pray for those affected by this virus. Check on your friends and neighbors, particularly those who are isolated. If you're looking for some ways to help serve our community while we continue practicing appropriate social distancing, check out some of our featured ministries:
Asbury Food Pantry
One of our biggest community ministries is our Asbury Community Food Pantry. During these tough times, we're helping feed more people than ever before. So please give if you can! Both food and monetary donations are always appreciated and welcome.
Click here to read more about the Food Pantry: https://www.visitasbury.org/food/
Donate Blood through our Blood Drives
Asbury hosts blood drives through the Community Blood Center every couple of months at the church. Our next blood drive is Sunday, May 9, from 9 am to 2 pm in Hager Hall.
Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)
Interfaith Hospitality Network helps to accommodate families in need of housing and food assistance in Johnson County. They do this through host partners like Asbury who open their doors and provide home-cooked meals for one week, four times a year. We are proud to be a part of this ministry every quarter when we open our third floor to families experiencing homelessness to provide a safe, comfortable space where they can rest.
Take the Social Justice Habit-Building Challenge!
Asbury's Church and Society Committee hosted a "Social Justice Habit-Building Challenge" for Lent this year. Each week during Lent, we posted a list of suggested articles/videos/podcasts/TedTalks, intended to advance a deeper understanding of social justice issues in our personal lives, communities, and world.
This program is based loosely upon the copyrighted "21 Day Racial Equity Habit-Building" program conceived by Eddie Moore several years ago, but we have broadened it to include various significant social justice issues, which we think will be of special interest to our Church community, and have extended the program to the 40 Days of Lent.
We invite Asbury members and friends of Asbury to read, watch or listen to a number of these offerings by visiting https://www.visitasbury.org/social-justice-challenge/.