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, September 20

Dr. Christena Cleveland
Associate Professor of the Practice of Reconciliation, Duke Divinity School

Wednesday, September 21

Dr. Craig Keener
F.M. Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary

Thursday, September 22

Dr. L. Daniel Hawk
Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, Ashland Theological Seminary

Tuesday, September 27

Dr. Wesley Hill
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Trinity School for Ministry

Wednesday, September 28

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Rev. Carolyn Moore
Senior Pastor, Mosaic United Methodist Church, Evans, GA

Thursday, September 29

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

Daily Eucharist and Prayer


Eucharist Schedule (homilist/celebrant)

Week of September 19-23
Monday: Rev. Jessica LaGrone
Tuesday: Dr. David Bauer
Thursday: Dr. Ellen Marmon and Dr. Stacy Minger
Friday: Dr. Michael Matlock

Week of September 26-30
Monday: Dr. Sue Russell and Rev. Jessica LaGrone
Tuesday: Dr. Steve Ybarrola and Dr. Steve Seamands
Thursday:Rev. Patrick Gardella
Friday: Dr. Chris Johnson and Dr. Tom Tumblin

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

Campus Events and Announcements

Racial Reconciliation Event

Lunch Q&A with Dr. Christena Cleveland – Noon on Tuesday, September 20, in the Cordelia dining room following her sermon in Chapel.
Forum with Dr. Cleveland and Dr. Craig Keener – 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20. Dr. Steve Ybarrola will be moderating a 90 minute forum where Drs. Cleveland and Keener will discuss how to heal racial disunity in the American church. This will be held in Bettie Morrison residence hall. All are welcome!
Student Panel Discussion –  7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21 in Bettie Morrison Residence Hall

Night of Praise

An Extended Worship & Prayer Event
Where: Great Commission Fellowship 
When: Friday, September 30
Time: Worship and Communion, 7-10 p.m.; Fellowship, 10-10:30 p.m.

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!


Healing Academy Workshop at New Room Conference


This year, the Healing Academy is very excited to offer a half-day workshop: Introduction to Healing Ministry and Prayer on Wednesday, September 21 from 9 a.m.-noon before the main conference begins. You may review the morning’s agenda and register online for this free workshop if you are attending the New Room Conference in Franklin, Tennessee from September 21-23. 

Archaeology Lab Dedication



OFWE Internship 

OFWE Internship Digital Signage Fall 2016

United Methodist Forum


Asbury Seminary Voices

For Dr. Steve Gober, multiplication is about making disciples. He and his wife, Karoline, served for 17 years as missionaries with the Methodist Church of Costa Rica, working at the Methodist Seminary. Now, as Vice President of the Florida Dunnam campus, he continues to connect students, pastors and leaders to God’s mission through global partnerships and mission trips.

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

 September 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.

September 2016 Fitness Schedule

September 2016 Fitness Descriptions

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

40 Days for Life

Twice a year, Christians from across the denominational spectrum all over the world gather together under the umbrella of “40 Days for Life” for the singular purpose of ending abortion. You and your church can participate in the Lexington 40 days for Life September 28-November 6 and join others around the world.
40 Days for Life is different than the protests you may think of surrounding this issue, because 40 Days for Life is not a protest. It is 40 days, marked by prayer and fasting, community outreach, and peaceful vigil. In fact, all participants have to sign a statement of peace regarding their conduct at the vigil. What’s more, 40 Days for Life is concerned not only for the unborn, but for the mothers and clinic workers as well. Since 2007, over 11,795 abortion-minded women have chosen to carry their baby to term because someone was there praying. 133 Abortion workers left the industry with the help of 40 days participants, and 75 abortion facilities have been closed.
You and your Church community can make a big difference this fall. Join the 40 day fast, and sign up to take a day of vigil at Lexington’s Planned Parenthood. Find out all the details at or like us at

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

Wilmore Arts & Crafts Fair

 The Wilmore Arts & Crafts Fair will be held in beautiful downtown Wilmore on Saturday, October 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A variety of artisans, from jewelry makers to quilters, from woodworkers to knitters, from photographers to painters and printers, will be offering their wares. This is a juried event, which means that no flea market items are offered–only the best that these artisans have to offer. Come and shop early for Christmas or just see what central Kentucky artists have to offer. Main Street will be blocked off to traffic for this event; parking is available at nearby churches and other parking lots. 
If it rains, the event will be moved indoors to the Providence School on S. Lexington Avenue. 


Asbury University Chapel


Alumni Recital


Asbury University Artist Series


Let Forgiveness Flow


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

Summer Concert Weekends in Wilmore!

Concerts are on Friday and Saturday evenings on the Wilmore Downtown Green, 7 p.m. For full schedule go to
Concert weekends: August 26 & 27

J’s Place

J’s Place has LIVE MUSIC every Friday night 6-7:30 p.m. and Open Mic Night every 3rd Friday. Check out our Facebook to learn more.
J’s Place is at the corner of Main and Maple in Nicholasville. J’s Place is a local Christian Coffeehouse dedicating to helping community partners in the city of Nicholasville.

Alcoholics Anonymous