Asbury UMC Member Laura Kirkpatrick
Asbury has packed brown-bag lunches for B'ham students in need since 2013. To date, Asbury has contributed over $500,000 to this mission and more than 40,000 students have received meals to sustain them during spring and fall breaks, when school-provided lunches are unavailable.
Brown Bag is one of Asbury's most ambitious mission efforts, yet truly beloved by parishioners. “Feeding the hungry is reason enough to participate year after year,” says Missions in Action Committee and Organizer Ralph Ritter, “but we also do it because we have to live for Christ and this is one way we can send the heart of Asbury to those who need it most.”
Our next Asbury Serves church-wide mission opportunity is March 16 and 17. Asbury needs your help to provide 3,025 bagged lunches to B’ham students in need. Cost: $6 per bag; total funds needed: $18,150. We’ll need volunteers to set up tables on Saturday, stuff the bags on Sunday, and deliver lunches to area schools on Monday. More to come!