Asbury International




Reflecting: January 16-22, 2010:                    Anticipating: January 23-29, 2010:


Global Community Development: “MLK Events”

In 1983, President Ronald Regan signed a bill enacting the Federal Holiday to remember and honor Dr. King. In 1994, communities began honoring the day off as a “Day On”.  In that spirit, the Asbury community gathered with the Lexington celebration on January 17th, 2011 and returned for an afternoon of service.

  • A handful of walkers joined the Lexington March, which boasted of its 2000 walkers.  The group also joined in the rally, which included Daniel Beaty, an award winning actor, singer, writer, and composer. He performed his critically acclaimed solo play Emergency (formerly Emergence-SEE!) directed by Kenny Leon ran off-Broadway to a sold-out, extended run at The Public Theater in the fall of 2006. For this production, he received the 2007 Obie Award for Excellence in Off-Broadway Theater for Writing & Performing and the 2007 AUDELCO Award for Solo Performance.
  • The group gathered back up at 3.30 for community service.  15 volunteers knocked on 95 doors in Wilmore and collected 33 surveys back.  The survey included questions on perceived issues in Wilmore, any possible needs residents might have, and the interest of the resident in participating in a community dinner or community services.  The first community dinner is scheduled for February 28th.  Survey recipients received invitations to the dinner.


Beeson International Center: Blessed Earth: Serving God, Saving the Planet

Join the Free luncheon in Cordelia A & B from noon to 1pm on January, 28th.  Register by email at  Registration deadline is Monday, January 24th.

The Directors of Blessed earth, Matthew and Nancy Sleeth, will be hosting a lunch for the Asbury Theological Seminary community.  Students, staff and faculty interested in learning more about the proposed Center for Creation Care Studies–a joint venture between Asbury Seminary and Blessed Earth–are encouraged to attend.  We also will be discussiong upcoming creation care courses and programs, followed by a Q and A, sharing among attendees and fellowship.  —

Wilmore Life: Anti-Human Trafficking

Friday, January 21 6pm at Asbury University’s OMS Center.

Come hear Joyce Oden share about a new OMS ministry… “Hope 61: Anti-Human Trafficking.  Release. Redeem. Restore.


Wilmore Life: Trip to the Freedom Center.

Saturday, February 19th thru Sunday, February 20th.

Join the crew for the 2011 formational trip to the Underground Railroad Freedom Center.  Come along and bring your families on this overnight or day trip.  The group leaves at 8.30am on Saturday and will spend the day 10am – 5pm in the museum.  Then the group will eat and reflect from 6.30-8pm.  Day trippers are asked to stay for the reflection.

There are 8 scholarships available for interested individuals or families.  Scholarships include museum ticket, travel stipend, and hotel cost. All food is on your own.  To apply, send a 400 word essay on why you want to join the trip.  Essays can be sent to

Lexington Life: Walk for Warmth

The Walk for Warmth will be held on Saturday, February 26th from 10 a.m. to noon, starting and ending at Phoenix Park (in front of the central branch of the Lexington Public Library). Register online at, and help fight homelessness.

Help prevent homelessness in Lexington. Join us for the Lexington Rescue Mission’s 4th Annual Walk for Warmth to raise money for our Homeless Prevention Program. This program provides emergency financial assistance for rent and utility bills to families in need in addition to budget counseling, case management, resource referral and spiritual care. For every $100 raised, we can prevent an individual or a family from being evicted or having their utilities shut off.