Advent & Christmas

Prepare & Celebrate at Asbury

It marks the beginning of the church calendar year. Learn more about this season of waiting in a podcast with Rev. Michael Bowman and Adult Ministry Director Robyn White.


Advent_ A Time of Waiting

Advent is a season of waiting. For four weeks we’re preparing for the arrival of a child who will change our whole world. We can find fulfillment in the waiting, says Pastor Michael Bowman. Attend this come-and-go study Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. in Room 144.

Almost Christmas Advent Study

From your kitchen table or around your Christmas tree, join Pastor Robert Mercer and your church family via Zoom each Thursday of Advent from 6:30-7:30 p.m. as we discover how our faith tradition can help us see the birth of Christ in new and inspiring ways.

Advent Daily Meditations. Asbury United Methodist Church in Birmingham, AL


Center your hearts and minds each day of Advent through a daily devotional podcast led by Pastor Michael Bowman and Adult Ministry Director Robyn White.

No Mess, No Fuss Christmas Pageant


Last year Asbury Kids held its first-ever No Stress, No Fuss Christmas Pageant and by popular demand, it’s back on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 6:00 p.m. in Williams Chapel. This casual event is exactly what it sounds like…kids choose a role to play on the spot. Grown-ups, you get to enjoy the fun.

Anchor Christmas Service


Anchor Community Respite Ministry provides fellowship and stimulation to people who are living with memory loss. A special Christmas service for Anchor participants and anyone with memory loss will be held Thursday, Dec. 15 at 1:15 p.m. in the sanctuary. There is no dress code, there are no expectations.

Lessons and Carols


Asbury’s Chancel Choir and Orchestra presents Lessons & Carols on Sunday, December 18 at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. during Traditional Worship. Enjoy seasonal favorites, new arrangements, and more. The services will last one hour.

Asbury has four Christmas Eve services. Can’t attend in person? Join us via livestream at 4:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Traditional Worship at 4:00 p.m. with music by Asbury Kids and Chancel Choir (Sanctuary)
Modern Worship at 6:00 p.m. featuring contemporary carols (Williams Chapel)
Traditional Worship at 8:00 p.m. accompanied by a string quartet and soloists (Sanctuary)
Traditional Worship at 11:00 p.m. with music provided by soloists (Sanctuary)

On Christmas Day (Sunday, Dec. 25), Asbury will offer one Traditional Worship service at 10:00 a.m. Modern Worship will offer a 15-minute virtual worship opportunity to celebrate while you share gifts, eat breakfast, or do a devotional time. Asbury’s Sunday school classes will not meet at 9:45 a.m.

On New Year’s Day (Sunday, Jan. 1), Asbury will offer one Traditional Worship service at 10:00 a.m. and Modern Worship at 11:00 a.m. We will not have Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.