Ashland News (9/2/2021)

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

Prayer for Back to School
Also this Sunday, we will be praying for our students and teachers as they go back to school. Please join us in person (indoors or outdoors) or online for worship at 10:30am.

Church Family Picnic
Join us on Sunday, September 19th after church for a picnic! Bring chairs or a blanket and your lunch to enjoy out on the lawn, individually wrapped desserts will be provided. Have a favorite lawn game? Bring it to share! We’ll also have volleyball and other games for kids and adults.

Fellowship and Coffee
If you would like to help with the Sunday morning Fellowship and Coffee time, either by donating items like individually wrapped snacks, fresh fruit, and individual yogurts, or by helping to coordinate setting up the fellowship time, please contact Peg Buckley. Donations and help are both needed beginning in September.

Children and Youth

Sunday, September 12, after church – Youth Leader and Young Adult Lunch & Study

Sunday, September 12, 6pm – Youth Back to School Pizza & Prayer

Saturday, September 18, 8:30am – 12pm – Youth Family Service Day at Urban Promise (register here by September 9th)

Sunday, September 19, after the service – Church Family Picnic

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

Bruce Anderson Shares An Update About Churches Throughout The World
Bruce Anderson Shares An ITEN Update With Ashland

Connect and Serve

Care and Counsel The Care and Counsel ministry is here to help with things developing a healthy life balance, navigating mental health difficulties, finding professional assistance and more. All services are free of charge and provided by a trained Mental Health Coach (more information here). For more information about meeting with a coach, please email (all inquiries will be kept confidential).

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 us here.

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.

2021 Pedal for Promise
2021 Pedal for Promise

Ride and raise support for Urban Promise on October 2, 2021! Donate or sign up to join Team Ashland by registering here. Please contact Darrell Proctor for any questions about the team.


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

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

Communion will be celebrated this Sunday outside (weather permitting) after the service.

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 7/31/2021;

  • Budgeted: $199,872
  • Received: $166,176
  • Shortfall: -33,696


Did you know? 

We are pleased to be supporting our own Dr. Greg Austen in planting a church in South Jersey called Mantua Creek! Also, you can see Greg’s blog, Carpenter Theologian, for many thoughtful posts about life and faith.

Joy in the Journey

Keep up with Al and Mary Ginter, missionaries that Ashland has had the privilege of supporting and hearing from for many years, through Mary’s blog.

Openings at Tender Hearts Preschool and Day Care

(See Tender Hearts’  Facebook here or email them here)