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Asbury United Methodist Church


Angel Tree – is a program of Prison Fellowship that reaches out to the children of inmates and their families with the love of Christ.  This unique program gives our church the opportunity to share Christ’s love by helping to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the families of prisoners by providing gifts and visits at Christmas.

Appalachia Service Project – provides opportunities for Christian missions through a ministry of home repair and rehabilitation and new home construction locally and in Central Appalachia.

Community Emergency Shelter Program (CESP) – is a community-based effort using local churches to provide shelter and hospitality to homeless men in the Salisbury area. CESP was created in response to two hypothermia related deaths of homeless individuals in our community.

Church and Society – The purpose of the Church and Society Ministry is to put faith into action through advocacy of the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church, as adopted every four years at the General Conference. In addition to supporting the General Board of Church and Society and their work in Washington and elsewhere, the Church and Society Ministry actively works towards these principles in our church and in our community. In the past, this group has emphasized activities to support United Methodist positions on peace, brotherhood, poverty, and the environment. Activities have included providing leadership for the Salisbury International Day of Peace celebration, reaching out to diverse populations in the community, sponsoring a collection of food on Souper Bowl Sunday and participating in the Farmers Market in the church parking lot with a booth selling fair trade coffee, tea, and chocolate.

Fall Festival – each October, a festival where all the proceeds raised benefit local mission projects.

Feeding Ministries

  • God’s Kitchen– teams work as scheduled to provide a Saturday lunch at Grace United Methodist Church through our Salisbury Urban Ministries cooperative efforts.
  • Joseph House– teams work as scheduled to provide a Tuesday lunch at the Joseph House.

Good Samaritan Fund – a collection taken during Holy Communion to help those in our community who have emergency needs.

Habitat for Humanity – an international program to offer working poor an opportunity to own their own homes. Families buy the materials through a no-interest mortgage, and the community provides labor to help the families build the homes.

IPPS Mentoring Program for Incarcerated – Being able to mentor anyone is a gift; when you can mentor someone who is incarcerated so they may experience success when they are released the gift is expanded to the community as well. This program is a great way to give back to your community. Individuals who desire to participate will receive structured training prior to being assigned a mentee.

Job Seekers Ministry – The purpose of this ministry is to offer seminars and resources to job seekers at Asbury. These seminars provide a very structured and organized process to help job seekers manage their job searches. The people who attend learn to develop their personal job search organization chart to help provide daily action plans for finding jobs. Follow up support groups meet periodically to refine job search techniques and networking opportunities.

Lazarus Fund & Food Pantry – a cooperative outreach to those in need in our community operated through Salisbury Urban Ministries. Funds and food are collected for emergency assistance, and staff and unpaid servants of God listen carefully to persons in need.

Opportunity Shop – a ministry that recycles clothing and household products through our downtown thrift store. A benefit to people living on limited income, and a source of income for maintenance and missions at the church.
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Puppets for Christ – Youth in grades 6-12 meet weekly to prepare skits and dramas with beautiful puppets to creatively share the love of Christ with a variety of ages and groups. Join us on Monday evenings 6:30pm-7:15pm in the puppet room #223.
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Quilting Ministry – Our quilting mission ministry provides handmade quilts that are given to families in Appalachia when our ASP Teams go to work on homes.  Each adult family and the children of the families receive a quilt to demonstrate the love of Christ in the work of mission.  The group has also provided quilts for those who have experienced loss in natural disasters around the world. Their work can be seen in the halls of the church and on our altars. They meet weekly in the quilting room of the church.

Salisbury Urban Ministries – a cooperative group of churches in the Salisbury area that work together in ministry on God’s Kitchen, the Lazarus Fund & Food pantry, Kid’s Cafe, and the IYF youth services. Combined worship services for the churches are also provided at special times throughout the year.
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Salvation Army Christmas Stockings – This mission ministry gives us an opportunity to fill an empty stocking with gifts for needy children in our area.  The stockings are provided with suggestions for gift ideas for 2-4 year olds, 5-7 year olds, 8-10 year olds or 11-12 year old boys and girls.

Support of Global Missionaries – financial and prayer support given to United Methodist missionaries around the world.

United Methodist Committee on Relief – (UMCOR) an offering that provides emergency relief to those in our nation and world suffering from tragedies such as floods, hurricanes, etc.

United Methodist Women– is an organization of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative, supportive fellowship and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the Global Ministries of the church.

The Wesley Foundation at Salisbury University The Wesley Foundation is an on-campus Christian fellowship lead by United Methodist advisors and open to all people. Weekly meetings consist of gathering together to meditate on God’s word and encouraging one another to live a life that is pleasing to God.

For more information on any of our ministries please call the church office.


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