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.
- We are offering two in-person worship services each Sunday: one at 9 am and the other at 11 am, which are held in the Sanctuary. We respectfully request that you wear a face mask when attending services in person.
- For those of you who prefer attending virtually, our 11 am service will also be live-streamed. Please visit www.visitasbury.org/worship to join us online!
- Most of our Sunday school classes have begun meeting again in the church, but some are holding hybrid meetings over Zoom. You are more than welcome to join any class! 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 connect. If you'd like to check out our Sunday school and small group offerings, please visit https://www.visitasbury.org/sunday-school-small-groups/.
- 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. Daekyung Kim, Associate Pastor, at 913.325.7258 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/
Asbury Memorial Garden Angels
Our Memorial Garden Angels take care of the planting, gardening, and maintenance of our Asbury Memorial Garden. If you have a green thumb and would like to volunteer, we would love to have you! Call Phyllis here at the church (913.432.5573) and she'll get you connected.
A monthly donation of $25.00 may also be given to the garden in memory, honor, or celebration of someone. The donation helps to buy perennials and flowers for the large planters in the garden. The memorial garden calendar is located on the bulletin board closest to the Memorial Garden door. You can also call the church to donate.
Interfaith Homelessness Network (IHN)
Interfaith Homelessness 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" this year. For seven weeks, 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.