Ashland News (7/29/21)

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Welcome to the Ashland Church Weekly Newsletter!

What's Happening

Communion Sunday 
We will be celebrating communion together outside (weather permitting) this Sunday after the service.

Church Family Meetup at Popcorn Park Zoo 
Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 14th at 11am, and come visit the zoo for a Church Family Meetup (see here for info and pricing).

Move for ABC

Walk, run, bike or swim 5 miles during the week of August 22-28! Share your adventures with friends and family along the way to let people know about and support ABC!

Suggested donation $25 (or any amount you choose), register here.

(If you are participating as a family you can use a single registration form.)

Youth will be putting the items together on August 5th.

2020 Annual Report
It was a year like none other, but God continued to work in and through Ashland during 2020. Ministry updates and reflections from staff and leadership can be found in the complete annual report, which may be found here.

Children and Youth

Thursday, August 5, 7pm – 8:30pm – Laurel Brook Gift Bags Service Project

Saturday, August 14, 11am – Family Meetup at Popcorn Park Zoo (see here for info and pricing)

Sunday, August 15, 6:30pm – 8pm – Youth Paint War

August 22 – 28 – Move for ABC fundraiser (register here)

Children’s Zoom Sunday School, 9:30 am – every week, contact Janine for the zoom id and password

Connect and Serve

Bring a Meal to the Buzards Bill and Linda could still use one or two meals per week, and have been greatly blessed by those they’ve received. You can click here to sign up for a date and to find more information.

Park Avenue Food Pantry Food donations can be dropped off at the church, and volunteers are needed on Thursday mornings to deliver the items to Park Avenue Church in Somerdale. Contact Janine for more information.

Small Groups Small groups have a big impact on all involved. For information about joining or leading a group contact Barb Cesare.

Prayer  Reach out to us here to let us know how we can be praying for you.

We Need You! Are you handy with technology? Can you set up chairs and breakdown tables? Are you eager to serve but not sure where or how? We have a place for you whether you can help once a month or every week! Fill out our Volunteer Sign-Up form to get in touch with a ministry leader.


Fellowship, 10am – Outside Fellowship and Coffee before the service

Worship Service, 10:30 am – There is seating inside and outside (weather permitting), plus other rooms equipped for overflow. You can also join via our live-stream at
Communion will be celebrated this Sunday outside (weather permitting) after the service.

Childcare is available during the service; please let Janine Fleming know by Saturday morning if you plan to drop off your young one(s).

We need volunteers to help set up for the outdoor service on Sunday mornings, as well as for other worship service functions. If you can help, please let (Peg Buckley) or (Barb Cesare)  know.

Click below if you would like to give online, either as a one time donation or a recurring tithe. You may also mail your offering to the church or bring it on Sunday morning.

Recurring Gift One Time Gift
Budget Update
General Fund Giving, for calendar year 2021, as of 5/31/2021;

  • Budgeted: $171,319
  • Received: $142,420
  • Shortfall: -28,899

Did you know? We are pleased to be supporting our own Dr. Greg Austen in planting a church in South Jersey! You can see Greg’s blog for more information and many thoughtful posts about life and faith at

Now Hiring Sign

Ashland is looking for someone to fill a part-time position for janitorial work at the church beginning in August. Please email us here if you are interested.