Asbury is not just a family congregation within the walls of our church, we also extend our loving hand to the community in as many different ways a possible. Here is a list of some of the ways that Asbury reaches out and touches the community.
- Pastoral Care—Our clergy makes regular visits to people in the hospital as well as those who are housebound. The success of this ministry depends on our members to inform us of those who are sick, which they do with such vigor. When a church member or loved one of a church member passes, our clergy will make immediate contact with the family for prayer and offer any assistance possible.
- Intercessory Prayer Ministry—A confidential ministry in which our clergy prays daily for those who are in need ranging from health issues to personal problems
- Visitation and Care Call—Members of our church go out into the community to check on persons that are in the hospital and home bound and care for them so that the people can still remain connected to Asbury.
Asbury is active in mission projects throughout the year but there are two projects that we are involved in on a regular basis. One is with the Urban Ministries Center in downtown Charlotte. Urban Ministries open their doors each day for a hot lunch meal and we have folks volunteer one day a week to help prepare and serve these homeless “neighbors”. You are invited and encouraged to volunteer if you have the time to do so.
Asbury Deli—Operation Sandwich
Each month a group of volunteers meet and prepare and package 500 sandwiches. These are delivered immediately to the Urban Ministry Center once completed.If you would like to volunteer, please contact the church office to find out about upcoming dates.
We support homeless programs that benefit the Urban Ministries of Charlotte . The programs and dates and times vary. Please contact the church office for more information.
In November 2013, we began a food pantry at Asbury that is available to anyone who needs food. There are no requirements to be met or forms to fill out. The pantry is open each Sunday after church from 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm. Appointments are available during the week by calling the church office at 704-875-2486. Donations and volunteers are always welcome.
Our clothing closet ministry carries quality, gently used clothing in all sizes for men, women and children. All clothing is free and the closet is open each Sunday after church from 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm. Appointments are available during the week by calling the church office at 704-875-2486. Donations are always welcome.
Asbury United Methodist Church has been called to be the hands and feet of Christ and as you have read, we are answering His call. If you have read this and find a place you would see yourself volunteering, please use the Contact Us page.