Serve Others

We are His hands and feet.

Want to serve but unsure how?

Browse these service opportunities at Asbury United Methodist Church, Birmingham, AL, all designed to help you grow in your spiritual life, no matter how much time you have, whether you plan to serve individually, or whether you’re seeking a mission project for your whole family.


Sponsor a Family - East Lake Initiative

Looking for more ways to help families in need this Christmas? Purchase a gift for the Christmas Shop through East Lake Initiative.

Papa J's Workshop

Grace Klein Community also helps families provide for their families at Christmas. Sign up to serve at this Grace Klein event (held at Asbury): Greet, shop, restock, or help in the kids corner.

Rise Against Hunger Dec. 10, 2023

For the December Mission of the Month, we’re packing 50,000+ shelf-stable meals that can feed men, women, and children around the world.

Help with a Mission of the Month

 The work behind these family-focused initiatives happens within Asbury’s walls, so it couldn’t be easier to serve. Interested in leading a mission of the month? Email Missions Coordinator Brooke Jackson.

Donate Items

Year Round: Asbury collects gently used tennis shoes for Oak Mountain Missions, gently used purses for Hope Filled Rooms, and gently used eyeglasses for Global Eyeglass Ministry. Please bring these items to Asbury’s Donation Corner (downstairs in the Adult Wing).

Serve with a Ministry Partner

While organized by Asbury United Methodist Church, these missions opportunities are designed to help you get introduced to the many organizations doing God’s work throughout greater Birmingham. Have a missions project in mind? Email Missions Coordinator Brooke Jackson.

WE Learn, an after-school tutoring/mentorship program run by Urban Ministry in West End reopens Sept. 5. If you were a tutor/mentor last year, get reconnected with Hemphill Elementary students. If you haven’t volunteered with WE Learn yet, you are welcome! Urban Ministry asks that all new volunteers take a Safe Sanctuaries Training. Please create a username/password.

Asbury will provide transportation to WE Learn Tuesdays beginning Oct. 3 at 1:30 p.m. However, volunteers are welcome to volunteer any day after school, 2-5:30 p.m. WE Learn is located at 1229 Cotton Avenue SW, Birmingham, 35211.

Support International Missions

From 2022-2023, Asbury tripled its international impact and we now work with several organizations and missionaries who are transforming lives and sharing the love of Jesus. Meet these heroes.

Ready to do more?

When Asbury UMC was established in 1986, its founding members and clergy decided that on top of the 10% it gives to The United Methodist Church for ministries and outreach, Asbury would give 10% more to Birmingham and its community partners through its Missions in Action program.

In 2022 alone, Asbury contributed $850,000 to UMC ministry and mission efforts, its own in-house assistance programs, and external partners like Prodigal Pottery, The Wellhouse, and Shepherds Fold

Find out how you and your family can make a difference, whether by volunteering, making a financial contribution, or simply praying for the individuals affiliated with and impacted by each ministry.