The Hallelujah Hand Bells and Joyful RIngers will be performing a special concert on June 3rd @ 3:00 p.m. in our sanctuary. Please plan to attend and invite a friend.
MEET ASBURY'S NEW PASTOR
Rev. Cameron Lashbrook
and his family
Sydney, Julie(wife) and Jackson
Address: 1775 Stargazer Terrace
Sanford, FL 32771
Julie's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Cameron's email: email@example.com
Please email or send a note to welcome them to our family.
David has been a member of Asbury since 1999. He was Asbury’s lay delegate to the Annual Conference and is now the lay delegate for the East Central District. He has been the UMM president and on the Trustees, Laity Council, Staff Parish and Finance committees. He currently goes once a month to Savannah Ct to do the worship service that is held there every Tuesday. He has helped with many church projects including the renovation of the playground and the parlor. He has the magic touch for the choir every Sunday to keep our words up and running. Thank you for your service to Asbury.
The service will be held @ the 1:30 p.m. session of the Flordia Conference at FLorida Southern College in Branscomb Auditorium.
Phyllis Klock and Lisa Wilstrup returned to Cienaguita, Panama once again in March serving on a medical mission team sponsored by Canterbury United Methodist Church (Mountain Brook, Alabama). This year’s team of 16 included medical professionals, students, Spanish-speakers, and general volunteers from Alabama, Florida, Maryland and Washington. Lisa (a nurse whose specialty is pediatrics) was participating on the team for the fourth time. This was the seventh trip for Phyllis (a Spanish-speaker).
Cienaguita is located in far northern Panama in the Chirqui Province. The Panamanian Methodist Church established a rural health project there to serve the Ngobes, an indigenous people who are the poorest of the poor in Panama. The project includes the provision of medical and dental services, potable water, adult literacy classes, community organization, and pre-school education for the Ngobe children.
During four days of clinic, 324 patients were given physical examinations and received vitamins, eye drops, antibiotics and other medicines as needed. In addition, 550 pairs of sunglasses and readers were dispensed. There were lots of babies to hold, children to entertain, home visits to be made and soon-to-be Mom checked. The response of the Ngobes was different this year as we all felt a connection that previously had not been experienced.
We served in joy!
Speaker: District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Bob Bushong
Dr. Bob Bushong is a graduate of Stetson University and Duke Divinity School.
Bob has served as a pastor in the East Central (formerly Orlando) District since 1984, and for the past fifteen years as the Senior Pastor of First UMC, Winter Park. He also was the founding pastor of Peace UMC in Hunter's Creek, where he served for nine years, and an Associate Pastor at First UMC, Orlando and Christ UMC, Ft. Lauderdale.
Before responding to his call to ordained ministry, Bob received a Master of Social Work degree from Florida State University and worked as a counselor for troubled youth and families at Apalachee Community Mental Health Center in Tallahassee and the Florida United Methodist Children's Home. He also earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.
In addition to his local church experience, Bob has chaired the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and the Committee on Episcopacy and is a member of the Bishop's Strategic Leadership Team. He has thoroughly enjoyed serving as a pastor of local churches as well as engaging in various local and out of country mission opportunities.
Bob has a deep appreciation for the variety of churches and approaches to ministry in the East Central District, and is excited about working together with clergy and laity in the district to continue our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.