"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, and world prayer concerns in a private online community.
CONGREGATIONAL CARE MINISTERS
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.
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.
Grief Connect is a 10-week support class for anyone grieving a spouse who has passed within the last two years. The class will begin on Sunday, September 8 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Room 136. The sessions are facilitated by Community Grief Support and open to anyone the community. Childcare is provided.
Are you caring for someone suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or another mentally disabling disease? Care Connect is a support group for caregivers and you're invited to find support in a loving, faith-based community. Biweekly meetings are held the first and third Sunday of every month from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in Room 120. You do not have to be a member of Asbury to participate; this event is open to the community!
Anchor Community Respite Ministry is a new program Asbury will launch this October. Anchor will provide fellowship and stimulation for people who have memory loss twice a week for four hours each day. You do not have to be a member of Asbury to enroll.
Asbury is privileged to host United Counseling: a ministry of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church that 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 or by visiting their website.