Spiritual Growth




Kid Chef was a recent program sponsored by the Foodbank of Delaware and Lighthouse Ministry of Asbury. It ran from August 7-10.  A nutritionist from the Foodbank came to Asbury and taught the kids about the food groups, the importance of healthy eating, and eating a balanced diet. The kids had the opportunity to make a recipe each night that corresponded with the food group for the night. Some great pix of fun learning! 

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Just one example of Asbury’s ministries to our community – of all ages – with the message of Abundant Life!

The United Methodist Men

The United Methodist Men meet each Wednesday morning at 8 am for devotions, prayer, and discussion.  After this they do many important “jobs” of repair around the church.  All men are invited to attend.


Women’s Bible Study

The Monday morning Women’s Bible Study has started a new study and would like to invite all of the women of the church to attend.  The study is entitled HAVING A MARY SPIRIT and is written by Joanna Weaver.  Together we are learning how to allow and invite God to change us from the inside out while focusing on the story of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus.  All women are invited and welcome.


Invitation To The Well

Rev. Dale L. Brown would like to invite interested persons to join him in attending the morning session of The Well.  The featured speaker is Rev. Paul Nixon an outstanding expert on outreach, reaching young adults, and leadership.  There are many other learning opportunities in the afternoon and persons may attend the entire day.  The cost is $ 10.00 per person and the event, which is sponsored annually by our conference, will be held at St. Lukes UMC in Denton, MD.  More information can be obtained by contacting Rev. Brown or at the website www.pen-del.org.


Pastor Prayer Ministry

Rev. Dale L. Brown is beginning a new prayer ministry where he will pray for you and your family.  Each day, Monday through Friday, he will select a different person  or family of the Asbury UMC family to pray for.  You will be informed of your date by letter.  Rev. Brown will be glad to visit with you that day to serve you Holy Communion or anoint you with oil.  Also he will pray with you at your home, and, if it is a busy day for you, he can simply pray for you in his office at church.  Rev. Brown believes it to be a privilege to pray for you and for the mission and ministry of Asbury UMC.


Pastor’s Weekly Devotionals


Bible Study-

Everyone is invited to attend the Wednesday night Bible study (held from 6:30-8:00pm) held at Rev. Brown’s parsonage for the following dates:

Dates to be announced


Sunday School-

Offered Sunday mornings during the 9:30 service. Ages 2- adult
Youth Ministry
  • Junior High: Sunday nights, 4:30-6. Grades 5-8
  • Senior High: Sunday nights, 6-8. Grades 9-12
  • Chill Cafe: Wednesday evenings, 7-8. Grades 5-12
 Fellowship Opportunities
  • United Methodist Men: Wednesdays 8 am-Noon

            Bible study and service project

  • United Methodist Motorcyle Enthusiasts:6pm third Wednesday of each month

           Meet at church for fellowship and ride. 

  • United Methodist Women’s Circles – all women invited:
Mary Martha Circle
          Fourth Wednesday of each month, 7:30 pm
Dorcas Circle
          Third Thursday of each month, 1:00 pm
Faith and Unity Circle