"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.

Are you caring for someone suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or another mentally disabling disease? Connect with fellow caregivers and find support in a loving, faith-based community at Asbury. Join Congregational Care Director Maggie Dunaway and former caregiver and member Lois Tipton for biweekly meetings 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 in spring 2020. 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.

Counseling Services

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.