November Mission of the Month: Angel Tree

Our angels were adopted this year in record time! Now 420 gifts—plus food gift certificates for families—will go to Shelby County families in need. Thank you for your big hearts and willingness to give, Asbury!

Adoption Instructions:

        1. Take a red/green angel.
        2. Fill out the attached white angel and leave it in the box on the table.
        3. Purchase suggested gift items. DO NOT WRAP.
        4. Place unwrapped gifts in a shopping bag and securely attach the red or green angel to the outside.
        5. Return gifts by Tuesday, Nov. 24.
          • Sundays: Drop off items under the Angel Tree
          • Monday-Friday: Deliver items to the church office, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

You May Also Purchase a Food Gift Certificate for Families. Here's How:

          1. Write a check payable to Asbury UMC and note "Angel Tree Food Certificate" in the memo line.
          2. Return the check to the church office by Tuesday, Nov. 24.

December Mission of the Month: Rise Against Hunger

Rise Against Hunger is growing a global movement to end hunger by empowering communities, nourishing lives and responding to emergencies. Asbury is proud to be a RAH partner and on Sunday, December 13, at 5:30 p.m., we're packaging 30,024 shelf-stable meals for hungry, men, women and children around the globe.

With the highest safety standards in mind, here’s how our upcoming event will look: 

        • We will adjust the setup of our event to accommodate volunteers based on CDC social distancing guidelines, state and local restrictions on event capacity and venue size.
        • All room entry points and equipment will be sanitized for every event and shift.
        • All volunteers will be required to use a CDC-compliant mask in addition to our standard gloves.
        • Members of vulnerable populations are asked to wait to attend a future Rise Against Hunger Experience, as well as anyone who has exhibited cold or flu-like symptoms in the past 48 hours.

Thanks for your interest! We've got 80 volunteers registered. Now we just need your prayers!


Learn about other B'ham opportunities on Community Bulletin Board. To submit an entry, email details to