What to Expect

Welcome to Asbury!

Asbury United Methodist Church is a congregation that welcomes, embraces, and affirms ALL people! This includes people of differing ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, abilities, and religious backgrounds. If you are seeking meaning in your life, we have a place for you.
Note: All parts of our facility are fully accessible to those with disabilities.

When We Meet

Sunday Mornings

10:00am in the Sanctuary

What To Expect

What is worship like?

A typical service will last about one hour. We sing a good mix of contemporary and traditional music that is led by the various musical groups we have at Asbury. We incorporate various aspects of worship like song, prayer, Scripture, homily, and liturgy.

What should I wear?

Most people wear what they wear to work or school. Some dress up a bit, some are more casual. We encourage you to come however you are comfortable.

Where should I park?

We have plenty of parking. There are visitor spaces adjacent to the drop-off spot next to the Sanctuary. Come in the main entrance off East Avenue and they’re most of the way down on the left. If you need access to handicap parking, it’s available in the smaller parking lot to the west of the Sanctuary.

What will happen when I arrive?

You’ll be greeted at the front door of the sanctuary. Children will be given a children’s bulletin that has fun activities appropriate for their age. Sit wherever you would like to, and feel free to ask an usher or greeter any questions you may have.

What about my kids?

A nursery is available for infants through 4-year-olds throughout Sunday morning. You can take your child to the nursery, located in the education building (across the courtyard from the church) at any time, or keep your child with you in church. We have a furnished crying room at the back of the Sanctuary with visibility and audio of the service, if that's something you find you need or want!

Preschool-aged and elementary-aged children stay with their adults through the Children’s Moment shortly into the service, after which the children leave for Sunday school in the education building (across the courtyard from the Sanctuary). All children are checked in at the door, and will not be released until their adult has signed them back out again.

What happens after worship?

We hope that you will hang around for fellowship and gathering! Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juice, and bagels are always available in the Fellowship Hall after service. You are welcome to stay, visit and get to know people.

Do you serve Holy Communion?

Generally on the first Sunday of the month, we serve communion. Everyone is welcome to receive communion, and we encourage children to take part as well. We recognize an "Open Table," which means we understand it as God's, not belonging to any particular church or denomination. This means you don’t have to be a member of this church (or any church), or have been baptized. If you have gluten intolerance, please come to the pastor's serving line. We serve grape juice as the fruit of the vine.

What should I do if I want to be baptized or confirmed?

Contact the church office and we will connect you with one of our pastors!

What if I want to learn more about Asbury or the The United Methodist Church?

Membership classes are held several times a year, offering information and the opportunity to join, if you wish. Call the church office for more information.