Welcome to Asbury United Methodist’s traditional liturgical worship experience.
We are proud of the long heritage of the United Methodist Church dating back to the 18th century with the beliefs and traditions of our founder, John Wesley. John Wesley, in turn, based his practices and form of worship upon those those that had been common and developed since the founding of the church by Jesus, the Christ.
What to expect at Asbury Traditions
In Asbury’s Traditions worship services at 8:30am and 11:00am, we gather in our sanctuary beneath a beautiful stained glass window to experience joyful singing led by an outstanding chancel choir, listen to inspiring scripture readings and preaching, and to be bathed in the rich words of ancient liturgy, creeds and prayers. We observe and honor the seasons according to the church calendar like Epiphany, Advent, and Lent in the tradition of our faith.
Although the Traditions services contain elements of a more formal way of worship, the atmosphere is still warm and welcoming.You will find people new to attending church as well as others who grew up in church, different backgrounds, all ages.
Above all else, we want for you to feel welcome.
Dress: Although the Traditions services contain elements of a more formal way of worship, the atmosphere is still warm and welcoming. We have no dress code! Come as you are comfortable–casual is great or dress up if you like.
As a Visitor: You will not be asked to stand up or to wear a red ribbon, but you may be greeted and welcomed by any number of our church family. A Pew Registration Pad is passed during the service and we ask that you sign in.
Children: Children are always welcome, and our excellent nursery is available for your convenience if you prefer.
Sunday Worship: There are greeters at every door as you enter on Sunday mornings who can help you find your way. There is a receptionist at the information desk that can also answer any questions you might have. Upon entering the sanctuary you will be greeted and handed a bulletin that will give you all the information you will need to participate in the worship service. It will also include our weekly announcements.
Holy Communion: We practice open communion. You do not need to be a member of Asbury to participate. Communion is served on the first Sunday of the month.
Do I have to join your church? No, you do not have to join, you are always welcome to worship among us, participate in any of our activities and attend any of our study groups. We provide regular membership exploration classes by which you may learn more about Asbury United Methodist Church , and we encourage you to come and learn even if you have no intention of joining. Topics that are covered are faith, Methodist theology, and our organizational structure. Membership is a choice and commitment which we want you to make only when the time is right for you. You can become a member by Baptism and Profession of Faith, or by Transfer from another United Methodist Church or another denomination. We believe that the Holy Spirit works within other churches and if you have previously been baptized we do not “re-baptize” you.