Asbury United Methodist Celebrates Asbury Day

The Asbury United Methodist Church Family cordially invites the entire community to join them for their annual Asbury Day celebration October 16-19, 2008. The theme for this historical occasion is “Remember the Former Things, but a Change Must Come.” ~Isaiah 43:18- 19

The anniversary celebration will include a community wide revival on Thursday evening, October 16th at 7:00P.M., a Gospel Musical Celebration on Friday, October 17th at 7:00P.M., and Sunday evening Worship Service at 4:00P.M. All of these events will be held at Asbury. Several well-known Savannah choirs will join Asbury in the Gospel Musical Celebration, including Connors Temple Baptist church, Primera Iglesia, and Bautista Hispanic Church choirs. Saxophonist, Jeremy Johnson, will be the featured instrumentalist.

The featured speaker for the Sunday evening Worship Service will be Reverend Shannon O. Smith, Pastor of First Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia. He is a native of Monroe, Georgia, where he was educated in the public school system and received his high school diploma from the Monroe Area Comprehensive High School in 1985. He received a vocal performance scholarship from Clark College (Clark Atlanta University, in Atlanta Georgia.). He completed his undergraduate degree at Savannah State University, majoring in History. Pastor Smith received further advanced educational courses at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

Pastor Smith is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and has recently founded and organized “Project Uplift”, an African -American Male Self- Development Initiative aimed at curbing the escalating violence among young black males. He is married to Lady Deborah Smith and they are the proud parents of three children, Amaris, Stevenwayne, and Shannon, Jr.

Please join the Asbury Family in this magnificent celebration of its 138th Anniversary. The church is located at 1201 Abercorn Street (corner of Abercorn and Duffy Street). Please visit

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