Opportunities To Serve

Asbury provides numerous opportunities to share God’s love.

These 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:

CHRISTMAS JOY BOX – sign up (at back door) for a child in a specific age group to fill a box.

    1. Begin with a shoebox. Wrap the lid sign up (at back door) for a child in a specific age group to fill a box.
    2. Wrap  the box separately in Christmas paper.

                             ***Please do not use a bow or ribbon.

    3. Fill your box with a variety of gifts appropriate to the age category you have chosen:

      • Toys: small cars, ball, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, slinky, toys that light up and/or make noise (be sure to include batteries!), small etch-a-sketch
      • School supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, stickers, writing pads or paper, calculators, books
      • Hygiene items: toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, brush, hair clips, deodorants, lip-balm, soaps
      • Other: hard candy, flashlights with extra batteries, ball caps, socks, watches, jewelry, skull hats, gloves
    1. Mark your box:

    A.)   Boy or Girl

    B.)   Age group

    1. Bring your filled box to church by

    Sunday, Dec. 2nd

    Please DO NOT include any of the following:

    • Used items
    • Toy guns, knives, or other war-related items
    • Chocolate or other perishable items
    • Liquids of any kind
    • Medicines of any kind (vitamins, cough drops, etc.)
    • Breakable items (mirrors, china dolls, etc.)
  • A Cratchit Family ChristmasBenefit for Food PantryHave you ever wondered what happened to the Cratchit family after Charles Dickens wrote the final page of “A Christmas Carol?” Wondering the same thing, Clayton native and author Paul Mast has crafted a Christmas novel that begins with the funeral of Ebenezer Scrooge then brings to life new stories of Bob Cratchit, his wife Alice, and their three children.  He is now taking the story on the road in a 60-minute, one-man performance of the Cratchit family.  A Benefit Performance for the Smyrna-Clayton food pantry is scheduled for Wednesday Nov. 28, 2018 at 7 pm in Asbury Church social hall.  A $5.00 donation will be accepted at the doors, plus a canned food item for the pantry.  After the performance, the author will engage the audience in a Q & A session then sign copies of his novel, “A Cratchit Family Christmas.”  They sell for $14.95.
  • Laptop Computers Needed

Tolbert Nyenswah who attends Asbury is the Lay Leader of the Liberia Annual Conference of the United Methodist church. He has told us about a need for laptop computers for use in spreading God’s word in his country. If we can collect used laptop computers that use Microsoft Windows, we can have them reconditioned and have new software put on them and he can take them to Liberia on a future trip. We are asking anyone who has a laptop that they are can donate to this worthwhile mission to bring them to church or contact a member of the Mission Team to arrange for someone to pick them up.

  • Greeting people at the door

Set- up and clean-up dinner

CODE  PURPLE   MENS  SANCTUARY

                          Smyrna, DE

Centennial United Methodist Church

The sanctuary is a men’s shelter when the temperature is below 32 degrees. Men can stay the night; have a hot meal and breakfast in the morning before leaving.

Once again Asbury is responsible for the second week of each month beginning in December – March.

We need:

2 people for in-take (4:45 – 9)

1 person to provide dinner (Dinner served at 6 pm) Just drop off a meal or stay and help serve

2 people for overnight (9 pm -7 am)

  • Just be a presence in the room
  • Serve a cold meal in the morning

 

  • Vacation Bible School

ROAR – Life is Wild – God is Good

SAVE THE DATE FOR 2019

July 7 – 11, 2019

Please call Kristen McCracken 302-653-8415 with any questions.

  • THE FOOD PANTRY

The Food Pantry is asking for jelly, canned chicken, hamburger/chicken/ tuna helper, sugar, and coffee.  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.

 

 

“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35