Sunday Educational Gathering ... 10 O'clock Hour
Asburians gather for religious studies and fellowship before the worship service, Sundays beginning at 9:45 AM
The "10 O'clock Hour" at Asbury Memorial and the new study program for adults called, "Living the Questions", the Fall program, starts at 9:45 a.m. with coffee, juice, and other breakfast food items for adults, youth and children in the Social Hall.
Bring a pad and pencil as you will want to remember and reflect on some of the things that are said. After the DVD presentation, at 10:30 a.m., we will break into small groups and discuss what we just experienced from the DVD. This will also be the transition time for choir members to go to their choir rehearsal...and greeters to go greet. At 11:00 a.m., the small group study will conclude. Parents with young children should reconnect with their child before the worship service...unless the Creative Kids are doing something in the service.
Coffee/juice & light snacks always available
This "Gathering Time" is a time of fellowship, important announcements, and a Morning Prayer at 10:00 a.m. Afterwards, the children and youth then leave the Social Hall (with their teachers) for the Creative Kids Program.
The adults remain in the Social Hall to view a DVD and Study titled, "Living the Questions." The 15-20 minute DVD presentation will give us the opportunity to hear from contemporary scholars and theologians like Tex Sample, Marcus Borg, Amy-Jill Devine, Dominic Crossan, Matthew Fox, Yvette Flunder, and James Forbes...among others. Their comments will be insightful, encouraging, and challenging as they seek to bring us an exploration of our faith beyond traditions and rote theologies.
Hope to see you in the Social Hall on Sunday morning!
Blessings & Peace,
Rev. Billy Hester ... Asbury Memorial UMC
10 O'clock Hour Schedule
9:45 a.m. - Fellowship & Breakfast Refreshments
10:00 a.m. - Announcements & Morning Prayer with Church Family
10:10 a.m. - Children & Youth Go to Creative Kids
- DVD Presentation for Adults of "Living the Questions"
10:30 a.m. - Adults break into Small Groups
- Choir members go to Choir Practice & Greeters go Greet
11:00 a.m. - Study Concludes...Pick up children for Worship