Serve Others

We are His hands and feet.

Want to serve but unsure how? And where?

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.

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.

Asbury United Methodist Church Service in Birmingham, AL

Shepherds Fold

Shepherds Fold is a transition home designed to address the needs of men at risk of incarceration or recidivism. Asbury members serve dinner to the men and staff at Shepherds Fold the fourth Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Email Missions Coordinator Brooke Jackson to get involved.

Urban Ministry Volunteers

Urban Ministry

Urban Ministry is a faith-based nonprofit focused on working with the residents of West End to build a thriving community. Volunteer at their food pantry Wednesdays (to give out food) and Fridays (to sort food) from 9 – 11:00 a.m. Or, volunteer with WE Cafe 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday each week.

Learn more about Urban Ministry’s volunteer opportunities or email Casey at

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

We are collecting gently used tennis shoes for Oak Mountain Missions as well as gently used purses for Hope Filled Rooms. Please bring these items to Asbury’s Donation Corner (downstairs in the Adult Wing).

Support International Missions

On three continents around the world, missionary families are transforming lives by sharing the love of Jesus. Asbury UMC supports three missionary families through prayer, financial support, and hands-on mission work.

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 2021 alone, more than $890,000 left Asbury UMC to help others through organizations like Prodigal Pottery, The Wellhouse, Shepherds Fold, and more. Learn more about the programs Asbury backs and choose one to support.

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.