Ashton and the surrounding area have a diverse population as is exemplified in the fact that the city supports six different religious denominations. Although these organizations are religiously different, they share a belief in the community and often join to promote events. An example of this is the progressive dinner sponsored by all the churches with the proceeds going toward the purchase of fireworks for the annual Fourth of July Celebration.
If you are planning to visit for a weekend, a week or longer, or if you are interested in relocating to this wonderful, scenic location – you will be able to attend the house of worship of your choice while you are here.
One of the many great reasons to live in Ashton is because of the good people. Within our community we respect each other and our individual faiths. In Ashton we have five different churches that you can choose to attend.
The Bearean Baptist Church is under the direction of Pastor David Nichols. Their services schedule is as follows: Sunday school @ 10; worship @ 11; they have a wonderful potluck every Sunday following their worship services, and then they have a second service @ 1pm. This next Sunday for Christmas they will have a special Christmas service @ 11:00 and a Candlelight service @ 5:00pm.
The Ashton Christian Fellowship will begin their services @ 10:30am Sunday mornings with coffee hour following. Women’s Bible study is currently held Tuesdays @ 12:30 @ Kristin Lenz’s home. This Sunday for Christmas they will have a Christmas Celebration service @ 10:30am at the Ashton Christian Fellowship church on Baker Road.
The United Methodists are under the direction of Pastor Greg Lindsay. Their worship service begins @ 11 each Sunday with Sunday School before @ 10:00. For Christmas their will be a Candlelight service on Christmas Eve @ 7:00pm. We appreciate their Ground Hog Supper & Steak Fry every year.
The Trinity Lutheran in St. Anthony and Zion Lutheran in Ashton are under the direction of pastor Alex Lissow. Sunday school and Bible study is @ 9:15 with worship following at 10:30. Communion is on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month in Ashton and the 2nd & 4th Sundays in St. Anthony. On this Sunday, Dec. 20th they will be having a Christmas Cantata @ 7pm at Zion Lutheran. Christmas Eve they will have their Candlelight service @ 6:00pm in St. Anthony and @ 7:30pm in Ashton. We appreciate their Pancake and German suppers at Zion Lutheran!
The Ashton Idaho LDS Stakeis under the direction of Stake President Hal Harrigfeld. There are 7 wards within the Stake. All the wards will be having Christmas programs for their Sacrament meetings. Chester & 1st ward will meet @ 9am; 3rd ward will meet @ 1pm; 2nd & 4th ward will meet @ 11am; Island Park will meet @ 9am; West Yellowstone will meet @ 10am. On Thursday, December 31st their will be a Stake New Year’s Eve Dance with both Ashton and St. Anthony Stakes combined @ the St. Anthony Stake center @ 5-8pm for ages 14-18. All youth within the age group are invited to attend this fun event!
It is our pleasure to spotlight our churches during this season. Anyone is welcome to attend any one of our churches as they send us all wishes of a very Merry Christmas while we celebrate our Savior’s birth!