Asbury International




Reflecting: January 23-29, 2010:                    Anticipating: January 30- Feb. 5, 2010:


Beeson Center: Blessed Earth

Blessed Earth: Serving God, Saving the Planet

A multifacted group of Wilmore/ Lexington/ Asbury participants joined the free luncheon in Cordelia A & B from noon to 1pm on January, 28th.  Coming on the heels of Blessed Earth’s board meeting, Directors Matthew and Nancy Sleeth greeted the participants along with Tom Tumblin, Dean of the Beeson Center and Dr. Kalas, Asbury Seminary’s recent President.

The lunch provided the platform for the Sleeths to unveil upcoming ventures with Asbury Seminary including the tiered increase of course work in creation care as well as the potential for intential creation care communities in the new Kalas village.  Other ideas in the works include a growing relationship with Asbury University and possible test orchards/ gardens for sustainable living.


Wilmore Life: The Whole Gospel for the Whole World Mission Conference.

February 13-29, 2011.

  • Sunday, Feb. 13 :: 8.30 and 11am Wilmore United Methodist Church: Preacher, C.V. Elliott
  • Wednesday, February 16 :: 5.30 Wilmore UMC: Meal Cuban Food
  • Wednesday, February 16 :: 6.15pm Wilmore UMC: Program focus on Cuba – Diane Sanchez and Reynir Rosales giving testimony
  • Sunday, February 20 :: 8.30 and 11am Wilmore UMC: Preacher Rev. David McFarland from Nathaniel Mission in Lexington.

Beeson Center: The Beeson Lectures.

February 15-17, 2011.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 15 :: 11 am Estes Chapel: “Redemption in Suffering”
  • Tuesday, Feb. 15 :: Noon: Talk Back Session in Cordelias
  • Wednesday, Feb. 16 :: 10 am University Chapel: “Obedience, Key to Revival”
  • Wednesday, Feb. 16 :: 3pm BC231/232: “Preaching Seminar: Preaching in the Spirit
  • Thursday, Feb. 17 :: 11am Estes Chapel: “Acts 9:1-19, The Secret in Suffering”

Join guest lecturer Dr. Jeannine Brabon Professor of Biblical Hebrew, University Foundation Biblical Seminary of Colombia. She received her Bachelor in Education from Asbury College and Master of Arts in Religion at Asbury Theological Seminary in 1981.  She also completed advanced studies in Biblical Hebrew at the Complutense University in Madrid, and was rewarded an honorary doctorate degree in Christian ministry from Asbury College.  Brabon has been a professor at the University Foundation Biblical Seminary since 1986 as a missionary in her own country under the covering of OMS Internationa, which has sponsored  her for more than 30 years.

Global Community Development: 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 by Friday, Feb. 4th.

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.