"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.

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. Request an appointment by calling their central office at (205) 824-8320.

Asbury United Methodist Church is honored to offer a columbarium (a structure that holds urns containing cremation ashes) to its church members and their immediate families. The 104-niche unit will be located in the Prayer Garden between the Sanctuary and Williams Chapel this Summer.

A columbarium provides church members and their families the opportunity to have a final resting place within the shadow of Asbury, a place they know, love, and cherish. Family, friends, and the church family can visit and meditate at any time. Interested in Asbury's columbarium?

Support Group:

What: Parkinson's Disease support group
Where: Greystone YMCA
When: Second Tuesday of Every Month - Begins Feb. 12, 2019, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Andrea Pindroh at 205-981-0144 or apindroh@ymcabham.org

Missions Opportunity:

What: Rock-a-Thon
Who: Benefits McCoy Adult Day Care Center, A Program of the United Methodist Center for Senior Citizens
When: Saturday, February 23, 2019; 10:00 a.m. to noon
Where: St. Mark United Methodist Church, 2901 Columbiana Road, Bham, AL 35216
How You Can Help: Download a Sponsor Form and Raise Money for McCoy or Simply Donate Today

Missions Opportunity:

What: Item Shower Wish List
Who: Benefits McCoy Adult Day Care Center, A Program of the United Methodist Center for Senior Citizens
When: May 2019
What's Needed: Paper Towels, Graham Crackers, Stamps & More. Download the List Here.
Other Ways to Help: Donate $35 to Sponsor an Adult for a Day; $70 Adopts a Veteran for a Week
Contact: Vivian: vivian@McCoyADC.com

Job Opportunity:

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