Opportunities To Serve

Asbury provides numerous opportunities to share God’s love.

Opportunities include the following:
  • outreach dinners to shut-ins September through May
  • the community food pantry, housed at Asbury Church
  • advocacy for social issues
  • volunteering to help with the youth ministry, Sunday school, or other established ministries
  • opportunity to create new ministries to serve others in Jesus’ name

Look for specific opportunities in Sunday’s bulletin or in the church’s monthly newsletter.


Pot Pie Sales: It’s true! Kristen’s delicious pot pies will be on sale again this year. Orders will be taken on Sundays in February with delivery by March 1st. Simply order, prepay, and pop in the oven for a scrumptious dinner.  Call the office to order if you are unable to attend a worship service.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, All you can eat pancakes, February 25, Youth Fund Raiser

5 pm – 7 pm,          $7 Adults           $3 – 4-10 yr.

A Market Manager is needed for the upcoming Farmers Market Season.  The hours will be Saturday’s 9-1:00 pm May through Labor Day.  You would receive a percentage of the Market earnings.  If you are interested please contact Chuck McGowan at 302-598-1699.

URGENT NEED for Altar Guild Volunteers for March and April.  We will train you.  Please prayerfully consider serving on this very important role in our Worship Services.


The Code Purple Shelter will be open again this year at Centennial United Methodist Church.  This sanctuary is a place for men to come when the temperature is below 35.  They receive dinner and breakfast in the morning before leaving.  We once again are responsible for the second week of each month beginning in December.  We need 2 people for in-take (4:30 until 9) each evening, 1 person to provide dinner   Due to the decreasing number of men available for overnight (9pm – 8am), we have not committed to overnight coverage but will help when possible.  Additional resources are being explored for overnight coverage. PLEASE SIGN UP!!  ON THE SHEETS PROVIDED AT THE BACK DOOR OR BY CALLING SHIRLEY WATTERSON 302.653.7120

The Food Pantry is in need of the following items:  beef stew, sugar, cereal, pasta sauce and jelly.  Don’t forget to bring in your coupons (no need to clip).  The basket is located at the back door.  Please call Asbury office at 302-653-8415 for more details.   Please no expired food.  We are looking for more volunteers to pack food in the pantry on a monthly basis and we are also looking for a new volunteer coordinator.

 Sunday Youth Group for grades 5-12 tonight, 5-7pm.  Dinner is provided every Sunday for all students.  Our evening begins in fellowship hall with games and dinner, and we move downstairs to the youth room most weeks for music, lesson and prayer.  Come check us out!

Chill Cafe for grades 8 & up meets weekly on Tuesdays, 5-6pm, in the youth room downstairs.  This is “chill” time of light snacks, games (Phase 10, Uno, Checkers, etc) and hanging with friends, followed by a time of devotion, discussion, and prayer.

What we need for youth group in the next few weeks:  Herrs crinkled cut chips, vanilla Oreos, doubled stuff Oreos, Hershey miniatures, individual packs of skittles and Swedish fish candies, and Hi-C juice boxes. We are also able to use gift cards for grocery stores, Dominoes, Chick-fil-A, or Pats Pizza.

Are you available to help us prepare food or bring a meal in for us on any of the following weeks?   12/1.  Your help is genuinely appreciated. Contact Michelle.Wilson.Youth@gmail.com for additional information.

Camp Pecometh Registration

It is time to register children for summer camp! Camp Pecometh is a wonderful place for our students to spend an exciting week to unplug, enjoy the outdoors, and make new friends.  Please contact Michelle Wilson, Asbury’s youth director, for details and/or scholarship opportunities we have available.

Red Bird Mission Trip

There will be a meeting of the Red Bird Mission Trip team on Thursday Feb. 27 at 4 pm in the Matthews Room.

If you are interested in information about the trip or are considering going to Kentucky please attend this meeting or contact Susan Wolfe at 302-505-0835 or 302-653-3703.  We have to make our reservations for the number of people going and send in our deposit in March. 



Sunday School Help Needed!  Teachers are needed for the middle school class and the 4/5/K class. Assistants are also needed.  Please contact Wanda Foltz.

2nd Sunday Offering 

Following is a list of projects to receive the 2nd Sunday Mission Offering for 2020. If you would like to make a donation to any of these, please make a check payable to Asbury United Methodist Church and put “2nd Sunday Missions” in the memo line.

FEBRUARY OUTREACH DINNER/CIRCLE OF HOPE (meals for shut ins or those in need of a meal or companionship)

MARCH RED BIRD MISSION TRIP (help offset costs for Asbury Volunteers who travel to Kentucky to work on Mission projects)


MAY CAMP PECOMETH/SPAIN GRANTS (to help offset costs to enable youth to attend camp.)

JUNE YOUTH MISSION TRIP (to provide an opportunity for Asbury Youth to go on mission trips to help those in need.)

JULY UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)

AUGUST CAROL ARGO (support for missionary to provide dental services and to show Christ’s love to those in Cambodia)

SEPTEMBER LIBERIAN PARTNERSHIP (help with agriculture & education)

Smyrna community)
NOVEMBER SAMARITAN HANDS/PARAGUAY (help to enable children to pay necessary fees to be able to attend school)


Travelers keep up with regular offerings by giving electronically

Just as you rely upon receiving income on a regular basis, Asbury UMC relies on your regular contributions. Asbury appreciates the efforts of congregation members to make consistent donations throughout the year—especially during popular winter and summer travel periods. To assist you, the church provides a convenient electronic giving option for setting up regular contributions. Please contact the church office for details.