November Mission: Angel Tree

Every year, Asbury UMC partners with Oak Mountain Missions and Shelby County Emergency to provide gifts to children for whom Christmas does not come.

This year, Asbury is sponsoring 85 children from 30 Shelby County families. Each angel that's adopted (from trees located outside Williams Chapel or the Sanctuary) represents one of six gifts we provide for the children. You can also make a donation and our team will do the shopping for you.

How to Adopt an Angel from the Tree:

  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. 23.
    • 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. 23.

December Mission: Rise Against Hunger

They may look like simple bags of rice and soy, but Rise Against Hunger meals represent the hopes and dreams of people worldwide. With your help, Asbury will pack 30,024 meals for impoverished men, women and children on Sunday, Dec. 12 from 3-5:00 p.m.

The shelf-stable meals you and you and your family pack (kids ages 4+ can help!) will be sent around the globe. This is the fifth year in a row that we've partnered with Rise Against Hunger and we need 250 volunteers to help us end world hunger on Dec. 12.


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