Beast Cancer Awareness
150th Anniversary Planning Committee
10420 GUILFORD ROAD
JESSUP, MARYLAND 20794
Message from our Pastor:
Luke 2:10-11 (ESV) “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
As the new year rings in with blessings and joy in serving God. We must trust in the Lord with our whole heart and lean not to our own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will direct our paths. This new year is a time to reach out and touch somebody. I am encouraging that we begin to bear witness to our families and friends to get connected or reconnected in fellowship with God. I am ready to serve God’s people and I know that God is going to do a new thing at Asbury Jessup! I will install all new officers in on the second Sunday in January and instruct them to be in alignment with the Book of Discipline’s Roles and Responsibilities.
As I look back over the year of 2017, I can say that Asbury continue to make progress in partnering with the neighboring communities. We have been instrumental in leveraging our time and resources with the Leola Dorsey Community Resource Center. I am inspired to have some of the Residents worship with us on Sundays! This type of outreach is healthy for the church and the community.
In January, the Youth and Young Adults will be journeying to Ocean City for a powerful and fun-filled weekend. This event allows youth and adults to take a step back from their busy lives and learn about the amazing love of Jesus Christ. This year’s offering will benefit UMCOR to support the United Methodist response to recent devastating hurricanes, wild fires and other disasters. I am extremely grateful for all the donations from the community, family and friends to make this event possible. I would also like to thank the Youth Committee for the many fundraisers, hot dog sales to raise money for this instrumental retreat!
I am looking forward to resuming the Disciple Bible Studies class! This class is open to anyone who is willing to learn more about God and Christianity. I will be teaching this course on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. I am delighted to know that David Fenwick will be tutoring the youths who are struggling in their general studies. I cannot thank David enough for his time and knowledge in helping the youths to a better understanding in their studies.
As we move together in 2018, I pray we will continue to let guide take us to higher heights and deeper depths of His Love.
A year of gratitude,
Rev. Gay Green-Carden