Asbury partners with Licensed Local Family Counselor Kim Bailey, offering support groups and classes for parents of adolescents struggling with mental health challenges. Kim will return to Asbury in the spring, but if you’re looking for a support group this fall, email us!
Caring for someone with memory loss due to dementia, Alzheimer’s, or stroke? Find comfort among a community of friends the first and third Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in Room 126. No registration required.
Is a loved one struggling with Substance Use Disorder? If so, free trained support and education is available Monday nights from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. The group, endorsed by the Addiction Prevention Coalition, is open to all sober family members and friends age 18 or older. The group meets in Room 132 (Adult MInistry Wing) weekly. No registration required.
If you are struggling with addiction, a licensed local counselor can help you determine the best treatment plan. Asbury also hosts an Alcoholics Anonymous, a global peer-led mutual aid fellowship dedicated to abstinence-based recovery from alcoholism through its spiritually-inclined twelve-step program. AA meets Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 120 (Adult Ministry Wing).
Anchor Community Respite Ministry provides fellowship and stimulation for people who have memory loss. Anchor operates every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Asbury’s campus. The memory-loss program gives care partners a break each week to run errands, visit with friends, and rest.
ReNew Ministry provides spiritual, emotional, and practical support and encouragement in a confidential Christian atmosphere for those experiencing a career transition. While not a job placement program, Asbury has a team of career transition coaches that can offer feedback on your resume, help with interview preparation, and help you network.
Congregational Care Ministry exists at Asbury United Methodist Church in Birmingham, AL to provide support, encouragement, and prayer during challenging times. Volunteer teams strive to carry God’s love to Asbury members, visitors, and the community. This assistance takes many forms:
PRAYER TEAM: Lifts church members, visitors, community, and world prayer concerns up in a private, online community.
CONGREGATIONAL CARE MINISTERS: Visit church members who are homebound, hospitalized, or facing life trials.
CARE MEALS: Provide meals for church members in cases of illness, death, or birth of a new baby.
LOVING HANDS: Create prayer shawls and blankets for church members and friends facing adversity.
CARE CARDS: Send timely cards to celebrate joys and to give encouragement for concerns and illness.
To be added to the weekly email distribution of prayer concerns or to volunteer in a Congregational Care Ministry of Asbury UMC Birmingham, AL, please contact our Pastor of Congregational Care Maggie Dunaway at 205.515.1029.
If you have an emergency and need to speak with a pastor, please call the Asbury United Methodist church office at 205-995-1700. If you reach the voicemail after business hours (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday) or during a holiday, you have the option to forward your call to the pastor on call.