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For Future Generations


As written in last month’s newsletter, the Ashford Board has recently appointed a Building Committee to serve our church. The Lord has picked out some GREAT leaders that will help our church wisely consider our next steps in terms of facilities and improvements.


On May 8, they were commissioned for this service to God’s ministry at Ashford. I’m excited about what’s ahead, and hope you are as well. Below is a photo of this commissioning, along with some thoughts from your pastor about this process.

  • First, please be patient. Our Building Committee will be methodically evaluating our needs, seeking input from the congregation, and praying. It would not be wise to rush into a project, rather, we want to be good stewards for the Lord and His people. 

  • Past history has shown me that a building project can really galvanize a congregation, creating a beautiful unity in the Body of believers. The journey of building leads a church to demonstrate great faith and devotion to Christ. 

  • A building project sends a message to our community that might be translated: “we are on the move for Jesus.” This is always a positive - it gives glory to God!

  • Generations long past ours will benefit from what we do. For example, if we decide to construct a fellowship hall, I believe that Christians in 50 or 100 years will continue to benefit from having a structure in which to encourage one another, share in fellowship meals, or attend events that edify them in their walk with the Lord. Whatever direction we go in, there will be lasting benefit.


There’s a great deal more that I could say, but I ask you to pray for our Building Committee and the Ashford Board. May the Lord keep us in the center of His will!


Yours in Christ,

Pastor Robert

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Sunday Worship Schedule

9:00 am Worship Service

10:00 am Adult Sunday School

11:00 am Worship Service

Ashford offers two traditional worship services at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The format of these services are identical, with the exception that there will not be a choir or children's church offered at the 9:00 a.m. service.  


The 9:00 a.m. service offers Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month for those who wish to partake of the sacrament on a more frequent basis. 

The 11:00 a.m. service will be streamed through our YouTube page, Ashford Memorial Methodist Church. You can find it at this link: Ashford YouTube Channel. The 9:00 a.m. service

WILL NOT be streamed on YouTube.



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.


Ashford Memorial Methodist actively supports many local and international missions. You can view our recent and upcoming activities in our May Missions Newsletter.

Contact our missions coordinator to find out how you can help.









Ashford Seeks to Hire a Director of Youth Ministries

We are beginning a search for another Director(s) of Youth Ministry to lead our very active and growing Middle and High School Youth Ministry program which we call A.M.M.Y. (Ashford Memorial Methodist Youth.) Click here for a printable flyer with additional information.


The Ashford Church Office has moved into the Murray House (the yellow house across the parking lot). As a reminder, the church office hours are Monday-Friday 9:00-3:00 with an hour lunch break.

Ashford Graduates will be recognized on May 15th during the 11:00 a.m. worship service.  We are so proud of these young people and want you to join in the celebration.  We will have an extended Vitamin E time so that we may enjoy a time of fellowship with our graduates and their families. There will be an area in the fellowship hall where you can write notes, words of encouragement, memorable anecdotes, whatever you would like to share with our wonderful graduates.  Please plan to join us during Vitamin E on the 15th so we can show them just how proud their Ashford family is of all they have accomplished.


CARE Team will meet on Monday, May 23rd at 9:15 a.m.


Sunshine Girls for May are Ava Arp, Beth Kraps, and Anna Williams. 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. 


Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, June 1st at 7:00 p.m.


Monday Morning Ladies Bible Study is doing the study, “The Chosen” Part 2.  We will meet on Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall.  Books can be ordered on Amazon or LifeWay. This study will be led by Lane Downs. 

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. 


Sunday Evening Women’s Group has plans to do "Elijah" by Priscilla Shirer this summer and Kristi McClelland’s, "The Gospel on the Ground" this fall.



We are so excited for our "Monumental" VBS celebrating God's Greatness! VBS will be held Monday, July 25th through Thursday, July 28th from 9:00-11:30 a.m. daily at the church.


Please register your child using this GOOGLE FORM. We ask that registrations be completed by JUNE 1st so that we can prepare adequately for our volunteers and supplies. Make sure you fill out this form separately per child.

We would LOVE to serve alongside you! If you have any questions about what serving at VBS looks like, please reach out to Crystal or Katie. You can sign up for specific areas of VBS (crafts, science, drama, music, recreation, missions, food, decorations, fun!) using this SignUp Genius Link.


If you cannot serve, but would like to help out with supplies, we have created an Amazon Wishlist. We thank you in advance for your generosity!


We cannot wait to see you!! Get ready for a MONUMENTAL week of games, fun, fellowship and God!! If you have any questions, please reach out to Crystal or Katie. We are so excited for a great week of VBS together at Ashford!

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1 South Main Street
P.O. Box 344
Watkinsville, Georgia 30677

Office (706) 769-6928
Fax (706) 769-0995



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9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday

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