Kentucky Campus News


Chapel Schedule
Campus Events and Announcements
Comic of the Week
Health and Fitness
Mission and Service Opportunities
Local Happenings

Chapel Schedule

Chapel services will be from 11 a.m.-Noon in Estes Chapel

Tuesday, October 25

Rev. Jessica LaGrone
Dean of the Chapel, Asbury Theological Seminary

Wednesday, October 26

Dr. A.J. Swoboda
Pastor, Theophilus, A Church in Southeast Portland

Thursday, October 27


Dr. Timothy Tennent
President and Professor of World Christianity, Asbury Theological Seminary

Daily Eucharist and Prayer


Eucharist Schedule (homilist/celebrant)

Week of October 24-27
Monday: Rev. Derik Heumann
Tuesday: Dr. David Bauer
Thursday: Rev. Nathan Weaver
Friday: Rev. Patrick Gardellla & Dr. Fred Long

Listen or Watch Chapel online and find archives of recent Chapel Services
Kentucky Chapel archives on iTunes

Campus Events and Announcements    

Discerning the Call


Service Day


The Asbury Project


AmazonSmile Program

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Christmas Vesper Choir


Julie Tennent is assembling a Christmas Vesper Choir that will perform at the annual Vesper Service held on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Rehearsals are at noon on Tuesdays , immediately following Chapel in the the basement of the GCF building (old bookstore).  Everyone from the entire community – students, staff, faculty, administration – is invited to come and be a part of singing together in preparation for this really meaningful service. The rehearsals will be just once a week – every Tuesday at noon, with dismissal in time for return to office jobs, or classes, or the lunch line!  

Writing Center


Growing Healthy Relationships


Join us for GHR 2016! This two part retreat will take place on the second weekend of November, were we will focus on conflict. We all know that arguments and hard conversations are inevitable. Join us as we learn how to do them well, and love one another well in the process.
Date: November 11 (5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.) & 12th (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)
Location: Francis Asbury Society – Wilmore, KY
Price: $25 Per Couple*
Click Here to Register! Last Day to Register – October 21
*Great Date Night is the follow-up event to the Growing Healthy Relationships Retreat. We will gather in January to enjoy a nice meal and review our time together. The price of the event will get you 3 meals on retreat weekend, Great Date Night, and a $50 gift card (per couple). The $50 gift card is available for those who complete the whole program- attending the fall retreat and Great Date Night! Cash or check (to Asbury University) can be taken to Kevin Dean at the main desk of Fletcher-Early.
Email for more information. 

United Methodist Forum


Asbury Seminary Voices

Artist, author, pastor, entrepreneur and finalist on America’s Got Talent—all these words describe Joe Castillo. Yet, none of them adequately encompass his versatile skills or his passion for encouraging others.
Creative from childhood—his mom claims his first solid food was a Crayola Crayon—Joe has continued to nurture his artistic roots, using sand as his medium to communicate truth. His latest artistic venture, called Sand Art, is a live-art presentation performed to music and projected for a stunning visual effect. Read more of Joe’s Story:

Mobile App

Asbury Seminary’s new app is now available for download for iOS on the iTunes Store and for Android on the Google Play Store

Dining Information

Check the signs in the Student Center for up to date menu information.

Meals at the Asbury Inn

Breakfast is available daily at the Asbury Inn, offering both A la Carte and Meal package options. It is served Monday-Friday 6:30-9:30 a.m. and weekends 6:30-10 a.m. Asbury Inn is also offering Otis Spunkmeyer cookies for purchase. Chocolate Chip & Peanut Butter varieties are available and cookies are $.60 each or 2 for $1. You may also get 1/2 dozen for $3 or a dozen for $5.50.


Comic of the Week


By Dr. Craig Keener

Submit your comics to

Health and Fitness

 October Fitness Calendar

Keep up to date with all things related to Health and Fitness at Asbury Seminary by subscribing to the Asbury Seminary Fitness contact list. You will be the first to hear about any fitness related announcements. Follow Asbury Theological Seminary Fitness on Facebook for up to date information.



Weight Watchers

  • Day and Time – Fridays at noon: actual meeting from 12:15-12:40 p.m. and weigh-ins from 11:40 a.m.-12:05 p.m. or 12:40-1 p.m., whichever is most convenient for the participant
  • Location – Asbury Inn’s common area on the Seminary’s campus
  • Current leader – Peggy Gabriel
  • Participants – Anyone associated with Asbury Seminary, Asbury University or the Wilmore Community
  • Cost  – Full cost is $186 for this 17 week series (prorated after 3 weeks)
  • Scholarships:
    • Available for full time Asbury Seminary employees on the Anthem plan and their spouses on the Anthem plan: the cost is just $2 per week
    • Available for students and their spouses to pay half the cost
    • Available for employees not on our Anthem plan to pay half the cost
  • Payment – Full amount (minus scholarship) is due when you sign up. Payment can be made by credit or debit card, cash, or check.
  • All will get free WW eTools!!
  • Once a member in our series you can attend any meeting anywhere. So, for example, if you are a student going home for the summer, you could attend a meeting there or if you are on vacation you could attend a meeting wherever you are.
  • Current Series – This 17 week series started on May 20, 2016 but you can join us any Friday and after the first three weeks the cost will be prorated

For more information and questions you might have please contact Mary Nagle at: or call on 858-2311.

Personal Training

Are you ready to take your workouts to the next level? Personal Training sessions may be just what you need! We have two ACE® CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINERS on staff. Contact us for more info and to get started today!

Mission and Service Opportunities 

The Mission Society


Check out the list of opportunities The Mission Society has for short and long term missionaries. More information on their terms of service can be found by visiting their website.

Community Service Center of Wilmore-High Bridge

The mission of the Community Service Center of Wilmore-High Bridge, Inc. is to identify the needs within the communities, to organize resources, and to develop programs so that such needs may be addressed. This is accomplished through our Thrift Shop and Needs Assistance programs.

When you shop at Thrift Shop you are helping the community. How? Money made in the Thrift Shop is used to help others in crisis situations.We help others by paying utility bills to keep them from being disconnected and rent/mortgage to keep families in their homes. For more information (hours) about the services provided, or to volunteer please contact the director at the Center: 859.858.2819.

Jessamine County Food Pantry

The Jessamine County Food Pantry is a place where individuals can help on an ongoing basis or as a one time family service event. The Food Pantry serves over 300 Jessamine County households every month. Volunteer opportunities include unloading trucks, sorting donated foods, packing boxes and assisting on distribution day every month. For more information, contact Paul at or 859.312.4003.

Manna Meal

Nicholasville United Methodist Church serves a weekly free meal to the community called Manna Meal every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. We are always in need of volunteers to cook, serve, greet, and clean up. We could always use more people in the area of visiting the guests being served. Many of these people have great stories to tell and sometimes they need someone just to listen. This is a great opportunity to experience ministry with people up close and personal. If you are interested please contact Adele McKinney at or you can contact the church office at 859.885.4481 and ask who you need to talk to about volunteering for Manna Meal.

Local Happenings

If your church or organization is having an event that you would like to include here, please email it to

Asbury University Chapel


Art Exhibit


Gloria Deo School of the Arts


When you think of your little girls in ballet what do you envision? Pink tights? A cute leotard? Tutus? What if they can also be clothed in self-control and strength? What about grace and honor?
When you look for a ballet studio, what are you looking for? Technicality in training and a fun atmosphere? Artistry and exercise? Well Gloria Deo has all of these and more.

Sarah has been teaching ballet for over 9 years and has trained and danced professionally for several years as well. The LORD has blessed her with tremendous talent and a strong desire to glorify God in all ways, especially in dance.  She writes and choreographs original performances that bring Scripture to life and pierce the souls of the audience. This school is so much more than dancing, it is a way of living life to the honor and praise of the One that gives us all movement and music.

We have classes for all ages from 2 years old to 102 years old for women and men. Classes begin August 22! The school is at 2140 Wilmore Rd in Nicholasville, KY. For more information or to register for classes, check out our website at Thank you and God Bless!

Hopeful Hills Farm


Ministry at Hopeful Hills Farm