If you have experienced a loss of a loved one and are dreading the upcoming holidays, we invite you to attend a FREE event on Saturday, November 3 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. You will learn practical ways to find hope for and cope with life’s celebrations – not just from Thanksgiving through New Year’s, but for all those special days throughout the year that touch our hearts.

Following a light continental breakfast, the event will include special music, a brief memorial service, a presentation by Dr. Steve Sweatt, Clinical Director at Community Grief Support, and panel presentations from some of Community Grief Support alumni volunteers concerning how they prepared for their first exposure to the end-of-year holiday season.

"I give you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, so you also must love each other.
This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples when you love each other."  John 13:34-35

Congregational Care exists to provide support, encouragement, and prayer during challenging times. Volunteer teams strive to carry God's love to Asbury members, visitors, and the community. This assistance takes many forms:

Enter into covenant prayer for church members, visitors, community, & world prayer concerns in a private online community.

Caring and trained lay volunteers who visit church members who are homebound, hospitalized, or facing life trials.

Provide meals for church members in cases of illness, death, or birth of a new baby.

Make prayer shawls and blankets for church members and friends facing adversity.

Send timely cards to celebrate joys and to give encouragement for concerns and illness.

DVDs or CDs of specific services can be provided upon request for members who are homebound or unable to attend services.

To be added to the weekly email distribution of prayer concerns or to volunteer in a Congregational Care Ministry, please contact our Director of Congregational Care, Maggie Dunaway at {This email is obscured. Your must have javascript enabled to see it}, or 205.271.9918.

If you have an emergency and need to speak with a pastor, please call the church office at 205-995-1700. If you reach the voicemail after hours or during a holiday, you have the option to forward your call to the pastor on call.

Click here to submit an online prayer request.


Counseling Services

Asbury is privileged to host United Counseling. United Counseling, a ministry of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church, has provided counseling to children, youth, adults, couples, and families for more than 45 years.

To request an appointment, visit their website or call their central office at (205) 824-8320.