Anne Ashley UMC
Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Reaching Others With the Love of Christ.

In-Person Worship Resuming
for the Month of August

 

Beginning this Sunday, August 2, 9:30 a.m., Anne Ashley will resume in-person worship – with a limit of 25 people. We will still live-stream each service on Facebook.

The same requirements will be in place for all in-person attendees as before. You MUST wear a mask during service and maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet. Avoid hugging and handshakes. Hand sanitize as you enter.

We are limiting attendees to current state recommended guidelines for group indoor gatherings to 25 people. We also ask that if you don’t feel well, for the well-being of you and others, please stay home.

While we set rules for the time at Anne Ashley, we also ask that if you plan on attending worship, please adhere to guidelines recommended to mitigate this virus throughout the week as well. Wear a mask social distance, etc.

As always we will continue to monitor the situation in our area, and make every effort to continue to make decisions that are the best for everyone.

 
  

To view our live-stream services, as well as receive other Anne Ashley news and events, like our Facebook page, but clicking on the Facebook icon.
 
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Videos of Encouragement During These Trying Times

We will be posting videos of encouragement regularly to our video page during this time of crisis. When hope that you will find comfort in them and they help you draw near to the lord.

 

Online Bible Study

Read John 4:1-26

Some context for you...

"From the time of King Ahab’s father Omri, Samaria was the capital of the northern kingdom of Israel (1Ki 16:24). Scripture says that when Israel was exiled, foreigners settled in the land, mixed with remaining residents, and mixed their foreign gods with the true God of Israel (2Ki 17:23 – 35; cf. Ezr 4:9 – 10). Nehemiah reports Samaritan opposition to his plan to strengthen Jerusalem (Ne 4:2).Samaritans and Jews were hostile toward each other’s holy sites. Jews insisted that Jerusalem was the proper place for the temple; Samaritans insisted that it was Mount Gerizim (Josephus, Antiquities 13.74); the extant form of the Samaritan Pentateuch even includes the demand to worship at Gerizim in the Ten Commandments!"

The Jews though true worship could only happen in/at the Jerusalem temple and the Samaritans thought it was at Mt. Gerizim.
 

Questions to reflect on... 

What is true worship according to Jesus?
And where can true worship happen?
 
 

About Our Pastor

 
We are please to announce that Reverend Keith Kaufold has been appointed to be the new pastor at Anne Ashley UMC. Anne Ashley will join a charge which includes 8th Avenue Place, West Homestead, and New Day Swissvale.
 
Keith is the founding pastor/director of Eighth Avenue Place in Homestead. He is married to Monica and they have two beautiful daughters, Malea, 6 ,and Jessa, 1. Throughout his adolescence, Keith was involved with Homestead Park UMC and transferred to Christ UMC- in Bethel Park while a teenager. Keith re-awoken to God’s love while working at Jumonville for a six-year period and sensed a God’s call to ordained ministry while dean of HOPE Camp working with at-risk youth. In 2008 through 2012, Keith was a volunteer chaplain in Allegheny County Jail, visiting inmates and teaching addiction recovery. Although in active ministry for 11 years, Keith was ordained an elder in 2011 and has served congregations in McKeesport, Millvale, Aspinwall, and the Steel Valley area. Keith’s passion is to see the reality of Jesus take precedence in people’s lives, leading to community engagement and transformation. It is Keith’s desire to see the body of Christ join together across racial and socio-economic lines and “live out” life together depending upon the Spirit of God. 
 
Keith graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with both a Master of Divinity and a Master in Sacred Theology degree. He has recently graduated from California University of Pa with Master in Social Work and is a Licensed Social Work in Pennsylvania. 
 
 
Sunday Schedule
In-Person Worship will begin as of June 7th. There will be strict requirements in place for those attending. See our home page for details.
 
Bountiful Blessings distribution will take place as scheduled with extra precautions in place due to the coronavirus for the safety of all participants.
 
Daily Scripture: