On Tuesday, we will come to our polling places to vote for local, state and federal officials. Here at Asbury, we believe that it doesn’t matter who you vote for; what matters is that you listen to, respect, and treat everyone with kindness. Always.

Rev. Robert Mercer offers these thoughts.


Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, and it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
–St. Francis of Assisi


Help sow seeds of love this week. Take a yard sign home and use it to remind neighbors and friends to love always, regardless of party lines or political preference. You may pick up your sign during in-person worship Sunday, Nov. 1. Or, stop by and grab a sign outside the church office or sanctuary. They’ll be outside.

Together as a family you can also perform some random acts of kindness. We’ve compiled a few ideas for you here.


In his exploration of Jesus’ teaching and travels with his disciples, Best-Selling Author Tom Berlin suggests that Jesus teaches us how to love God with heart, soul, mind, and strength by showing us how to love our neighbor.

Watch the study, Love Your Neighbor, on Amplify for free, compliments of Asbury UMC. Enter XFSZNR as the access code.