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.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES:

The Sunday School Program:

There are several opportunities to work with Sunday school students Sundays at 9:30am. The new Sunday School year begins on September 8. Teacher-friendly curriculum! Awesome students! What a wonderful opportunity!  Pray about it! We are especially looking for help with the middle school class, the high school class, and the 2/3 year old class. Please contact Wanda Foltz at wandaf.asbury@gmail.com for questions.

The Intentional Faith Team encourages everyone to consider reading one Bible reading each day Monday – Friday taken from the Revised Common Lectionary.  Often they form the basis for preaching, teaching, and worship on Sunday Morning.

Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, Romans 8:14-17

John 14:8-17

2nd Sunday Offering 

Following is a list of projects to receive the 2nd Sunday Mission Offering for the balance of 2019. If you would like to make a donation to any of these, please make a check payable to Asbury United Methodist Church and put “Missions” in the memo line.

SEPTEMBER

The 2nd Sunday opportunity for September is our continued work with the Liberian Partnership. Thanks to the generosity of Asbury UMC, it has been possible to buy pigs and goats for the agricultural part of the partnership and we have collected and refurbished 24 laptop computers. The next step is the renovation of the designed space for the Learning Center to teach IT skills. Photos of Learning Center Building in its current state showing need for renovation are on the Mission bulletin board. We ask once again for your help and generosity to continue our work with the United Methodist Conference in Liberia to lift more of God’s people out of poverty and to continue to make Disciples for Jesus Christ.

OCTOBER

THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY DINNER (annual dinner for
Smyrna community)

NOVEMBER

RED BIRD MISSION (located in Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky which provides outreach ministries for the area)

DECEMBER

SUNDAY BREAKFAST MISSION (Christ-centered program to meet spiritual and physical needs of homeless or addicted persons.)

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.

Food Pantry 

The Food Pantry is asking for Vienna sausages, Spam, sugar, pudding/Jello and juice.  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.