Christian Education

Christian educational opportunities at Asbury United Methodist Church are a place for love, learning, and inspiration for children, youth and adults.

The following educational opportunities are available from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Sundays from September through May.

Children’s Educational Opportunities

Sunday mornings 8:45 am – 9:45 am

Donna,  Desiree and Deanna – all are a part of our Education Team

Classes are held downstairs in the education area.

The children meet  September – May for Rotation Sunday School which includes movies, music, crafts, games, computers and a variety of other interesting ways to learn what God’s word has for them.

Adult Opportunities – Contemporary Topics

Sunday mornings 8:45 am – 9:45 am in the Peace Room

Contact Person:  Pam Haas

Contemporary topics are discussed from a Biblical viewpoint.

Disciple Bible Study

This is your invitation to join your  faith-family members in a life-changing journey through the Scripture .  The study is a 34 week intensive Bible Study starting with Genesis and going through Revelations. You will become part of a caring and encouraging small group. This group is a great place to ask questions, seek answers, and sit in the mystery of God’s activity in our world. long.  When you complete this class, you will have read up to 75% of the Bible!

Contact person:  Pastor

At the first meeting a calendar with the meeting dates will be given out.

Next class is scheduled to be later this year.

Rethink Church Study Group

The group meets the first Monday of each month 6:00 – 7:00 pm in the Peace Room.     

Contact Person:  Kathy Dahlke

The Rethink Church team bases our ministry on the scripture reading from Matthew 25:35-40.  I was hungry and you gave me something to eat … thirsty and you gave me something to drink … a stranger and you invited me in,  I needed clothes and you clothed me … sick and you took care of me … in prison and you came to visit me… Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it for me.

Our purpose is bringing awareness of the many needs in our community and world and joining together as Disciples of Christ to meet those needs. Each month we focus on a specific organization. We promote and briefly educate each cause through video clips and guest speakers during our Sunday Ministry Matters Moments, and through articles in our monthly church newsletter and weekly worship bulletin. A few of the varied programs that we are involved with are as follows:

We support The Janesville School District Church/School Partnership program assisting Lincoln Elementary School, and Parker High School connecting to meet the needs expressed by the individual school. We have been able to contribute items such as food, clothing, hygiene products, school supplies, and bus tokens. We also have connected with opportunities to mentor through reading and lunch programs.

We maintain to volunteer with The Rock County Women’s Shelter helping most recently with inside and outside building and grounds maintenance needs. We have also sewn curtains, given handmade prayer shawls, hats and scarves, and furnish child care. Together with the women and children we have decorated cookies, made cards, and treats, shared meals, and fellowship.

Locally, we have been a long time giver to ECHO, (Everyone Cooperating to Help Others), a charity organization helping to meet temporary housing, food, transportation and other emergency needs for low-income families. We faithfully help to distribute Meals On Wheels, a service delivering nourishing meals to elderly and disabled persons in their homes. We participate yearly in our local CROP HUNGER WALK sponsored by Church World Service to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. We host the GIFTS Men Shelter several weeks out of the year, as it rotates from church to church, one week at a time providing meals, beds, showers and hope to homeless men.  We support A-OK, (Acts of Kindness), a service providing emergency assistance, food, clothing and cash to those with needs. We help Project 16:49 serving Rock County’s unaccompanied homeless teens by donations of funds, and wish list items. We have supported volunteers and needs of community programs such as local Nursing Homes for instance Cedar Crest, Huntington Place and St. Elizabeth’s Manor providing hymn sings. We have served outside the Janesville area giving monetary donations and helping with projects at the United Methodist Milwaukee Children Services of Wisconsin, serving children and families living in poverty in Milwaukee County

We continue to help world needs by donating our time, talents and gifts to the following organizations; Imagine No Malaria, which is a part of a global partnership to reduce malaria deaths, and the debilitating effects of malaria in Saharan Africa.  Also the Heifer International program which is an organization that works with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth. We have gone on mission trips for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) traveling to disaster areas caused by Hurricane Sandy, and also donating items for UMCOR cleaning buckets and health kits. We are making and baking bread to raise funds for Bread for the World, a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.

Rethink Church Book Club

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in various homes.

Contact person:  Kathy Dahlke

The  group enjoys reading a variety of inspiring subjects by various authors from famous to local writers.  The contents range from short lighthearted, feel good stories, to deeper soul searching topics that challenge us.  A new book is chosen monthly to read.  We enjoy gathering together to share in a motivating  discussion and warm fellowship.




  • Church Info

    Pastor Will Jewson

    Asbury United Methodist Church
    1810 Kellogg Avenue
    Janesville, WI 53546
    (608) 752-7961
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    Sunday Worship 10:00 am
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    Communion – 1st Sunday of the month

    Adult Sunday Class TBD

    Children’s Sunday School TBD

    Community Time  TBD