Miracle Sunday is November 14!
Please join us in praying for a miracle to occur in our congregation on November 14! There are a number of projects we are looking at to improve our church facilities, and we are trusting God to supply the financial support to complete them. These projects include repair of our sanctuary roof, the addition of a handicap accessible bathroom on the sanctuary level, and enhancements to our handicap parking area. Then, as those project are completed, we hope to construct a multi-purpose building for a larger fellowship hall, additional Sunday School rooms, and other features that will benefit our entire congregation.
Some have already made early contributions, and we hope everyone will participate as the Lord has blessed you. I am thanking Him in advance for the generosity that will be displayed. If you have questions on how to make your contribution, contact Barry Beers (Finance Chair), Judson Huff (Treasurer), or Pastor Robert.
In this season for expressing our gratitude, I hope that we will each take time to ‘count our blessings,’ and acknowledge our Heavenly Father from whom all blessings flow. Many are familiar with the song “Give Thanks” written by Don Moen. The lyrics are simple but profound:
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given
Jesus Christ, His Son
And now let the weak say, "I am strong"
Let the poor say, "I am rich"
Because of what the Lord has done for us
May our hearts continue to repeat such sentiments to a God who loves us more than we can ever comprehend.
Peace and Blessings,
Sunday Worship Schedule
10:00 am Adult Sunday School
11:00 am Worship Service
Sunday morning services will be streamed through our YouTube page, Ashford Memorial Methodist Church. You can find it at this link: Ashford YouTube Channel.
Ashford Church Choir will practice on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.
Christmas Choir will practice on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. The dates of the performances will be Sunday, December 19th and Friday, December 24th at 5:30 p.m.
TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Tithes and Offerings
Thank you for continuing to support Ashford financially. We are blessed to be able to continue to support our missions, service people, and ongoing church expenses.
Ashford now has a PayPal account. If you choose to use PayPal, please use the donate button below. As always, checks can be mailed to P. O. Box 344, Watkinsville, GA 30677.
CARE Team will meet on Monday, November 22nd at 11:30 a.m.
Ladies Annual Ornament Swap will be held on Monday, December 6th, at 5:30 p.m. at Dominick's in Watkinsville. The cost per person will be between $30-$35, which includes tax and tip, depending on the number of ladies signed up. For those of you new to Ashford, this is a fun annual tradition enjoyed by the ladies of our church. Please come and join us and bring a wrapped ornament to swap! Please RSVP on SignUp Genius with the number in your party that will attend. If you have any questions, please email or call the church office or Eileen Hale.
Women's Christmas Brunch
Save the date for Saturday, December 11 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at the home of Robert & Kate Greene. Drop in as you are able and join us for a Christmas Devotional led by Naomi Beers.
Sunshine Girls for November are Eileen Hale & Lonna Hanley. The Sunshine Girls provide meals to Ashford families in times of death, birth, or illness. Please keep the church office informed of anyone needing a meal. Please sign-up on SignUp Genius if you would like to volunteer to be a Sunshine Girl.
Monday Morning Ladies Bible Study will meet on Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. We are doing the study, The Chosen. The last meeting on this study will be Monday, November 8th. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Kraps.
A new Bible Study will begin on Monday, November 22. This will be a 4 week study on Advent, written and led by Naomi Beers. Please bring your Bibles. We will meet on Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. All ladies of the church are invited to attend.
Sunday Evening Ladies Bible Study will meet on Sunday evenings at 5:30 p.m. in the church office. We are continuing our study on Jesus & Women by Kristi McLelland. Dinner will be provided. This study will end on December 5th. Please contact Ellen Elder if you are joining.
Men's Bible Study will meet in the fellowship hall on Thursday mornings at 7:00 a.m. This is an unstructured study with no guides or videos. All you need is your Bible and the desire to study the word of God. Pastor Robert will lead this study which is open to men college age and older.
Julianne Blackburn will lead the Ashford Memorial Methodist Youth group (AMMY) each week on Sunday evenings from 5:30-7:00 p.m. If you have any questions about AMMY, please contact Julianne.
November 7th: Youth Leadership Meeting will be held from 5:00-5:30 p.m. with AMMY to follow from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
November 14th: OCC Packing Party 12:00 p.m. (no AMMY in evening)
November 21st: No AMMY - Happy Thanksgiving!
November 28th: AMMY 5:30-7:00 p.m.
December 5th: Ashford's Youth will be participating in the Watkinsville Christmas Parade. More details to follow.
Looking Ahead: Christmas Parade, Caroling, Christmas Party
Ashford Memorial Methodist actively supports many local and international missions. You can view our recent and upcoming activities in our November Missions Newsletter.
Contact our missions coordinator to find out how you can help.