asbury tree for the futureAnnouncement Place: Asbury United Methodist Church

Writing a New Chapter - This year marks 180 years of loving, serving, and transforming lives for Asbury. In celebration of our 180th anniversary and with thanks to God and previous generations of Asburyans, we will plant a tree. The Asbury Tree for the Future will flourish with leaves of gold, silver, and bronze and it will be supported by acorns and rocks of different sizes. The tree will symbolize the abiding faith and commitment of our generation to Asbury’s future.

Help grow Asbury’s future. Remember a beloved family member, honor someone special, or celebrate a significant occasion in your life by donating a leaf, acorn, or rock. Your donations will be engraved according to your specifications. Sign up and learn more about how you can help grow the Asbury Tree for the Future.

Download, complete and email your donor form or visit the donor table in the Fellowship Hall following worship services. Questions? Contact Martrice Green / 202.397.3451 / or René Carter, 202.422.7948 /

be a stephen minister Announcement Place: Asbury United Methodist Church

Would you like to be a part of a ministry that makes a real difference in others’ lives when they need it most — and in your own? Stop by the Fellowship Hall today after both worship services to learn how and to get information about Stephen Ministry.

communications ministry volunteers neededAnnouncement Place: Asbury United Methodist Church

Do you want to help craft and implement a communications strategy for Asbury? The Communications Ministry provides a way to include a large number of ministry events, needs, activities and opportunities and packages them for presentation to the congregation and community. We want to address all aspects from print, electronic, social media, bulletin boards, marketing, website, AV and tape ministry, etc.

Contact Carol Travis /, Communications Chairperson, to provide your name and contact information. A meeting will be held in the near future.

holy communion home visitors Announcement Place: Asbury United Methodist Church

Are you looking for an opportunity to serve in a ministry at Asbury? Consider serving as a Holy Communion Home Visitor to someone who cannot attend worship because she/he is in long- term care in a nursing home, an assisted living facility, at home or in the hospital. Please know that you do not have to be Clergy or a Lay Servant to serve in this ministry. Pastor Moser and Sandra King-Shaw will provide training and materials. Please contact Sandra King-Shaw 301.340.7671 / to express interest or ask questions.

introduction to handbell ringingAnnouncement Place: Asbury United Methodist Church

If you are interested in experiencing the joy of handbell ringing, please contact Randolph Scott / 301.332.2565 / .

transportation ministry needs volunteer driversAnnouncement Place: Asbury United Methodist Church

  •    • Help transport people to Sunday Service
  •    • Drivers receive a $25 incentive each Sunday

Need a ride? Call Mrs. Clark / 301.925.4735 to arrange pick-up.

week day garage parking Announcement Place: Asbury United Methodist Church

Asbury has 12 parking spaces Monday - Friday for the church staff. You may request a parking space for a meeting by contacting the church office. Spaces are not guaranteed but are given out as available and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

support your church through online shoppingAnnouncement Place: Asbury United Methodist Church

  • Did you know you could support your church through online shopping. If you have a computer, tablet or Smartphone you can sign up at: . Asbury is listed as Asbury UMC (DC). UMC Market has partnered with hundreds of stores who’ve agreed to give back a portion of your purchase. The money that you get back goes automatically as a donation to the church that you’ve selected in your account. Just follow the directions and you can shop at Amazon, PETCO, Lowe's and hundreds of others. Try it. Asbury can really benefit. Spread the word!"

churchwide cleanup projectAnnouncement Place: Asbury United Methodist Church

The Trustees are cleaning and upgrading Asbury' s building and facilities with teams of five or six persons accepting tasks. You may work as an organization or join others individually .
Contact James Nero 202.374.4911 /

asbury performing arts theatreAnnouncement Place: Asbury United Methodist Church

APAT is looking for actors, actresses, make-up artists, stage managers, set designers, and anyone ready to learn and be a part of this great ministry. You can email Dottye Williams, APAT artistic director, / 202 882.9670 and leave us your contact information.
APAT ... Bringing the Word to Life!!

join the wesleyan choirAnnouncement Place: Asbury United Methodist Church

  • no need to read music
  • rehearse once a week
  • ample time to learn the music
  • church membership not required
  • asbury federal credit union short term loansAnnouncement Place: Asbury United Methodist Church

    • The Asbury Federal Credit Union now offers short term loans. They do not require a credit check, just your ability to pay the loan back in 3 months or 6 months. However, you must be a MEMBER of the Credit Union to apply and have the required minimum balance in your account. Please stop by the table in G-1 for additional inquiries. Regular loans are also available as well. For further information, please contact Larry Mathis (202.213.9146 or 202.628.0009).

    sign up for church wide phone texting communication

    Announcement Place: Asbury United Methodist Church

    Let us reach out to you and communicate thru TEXTING. Important church messages that you need to know immediately (i.e.) notices of death, building closures, meetings, postponements due to weather or a word of spiritual encouragement and hope.

    Text the word asburydc to 55469. You should receive a response on your cell phone that says – “Welcome to Asbury United Methodist Church, Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors, the people of the United Methodist Church”.

    join your birthday group

    Announcement Place: Asbury United Methodist Church

    To join, contact your Membership Assimilation & Records (MARC) birthday coordinator.

    January - April Melvin Allen 301.735.6787
    May - August TBD 202.526.2696
    September - December Shirley Thomas 301.839.3087

    submissions to the asburyan

    Announcement Place: Asbury United Methodist Church

    We will no longer place non Asbury events in the bulletin or announcements. You are welcome to drop off and or send your announcement to the office and we will place it on the bulletin board or send it to Ms. Moretha Johnson at

    The deadline to submit announcements for The Asburyan Sunday bulletin is Monday @ 3pm for the upcoming Sunday. Please try to limit your information to six lines.

    Announcements received after the deadline will go into the following Sunday bulletin. Group leaders are encouraged to start the new year with a fresh submission of schedules, listings and information concerning your groups so they can be included in the bulletin, announcements, and monthly calendar.

    prayer chapel

    Announcement Place: Asbury United Methodist Church

    The Prayer Chapel, opened and dedicated on Sunday, December 14th, 2008, is designed to provide a special place for all who wish to commune privately with God.

    The cross on the focal wall reflects the 4 acts of prayer: confession and thanksgiving, and adoration and supplication.

    Visuals, bibles, hymnals, resource books, and helpful materials are available for guidance for chapel visitors. Materials marked "Take One" are gifts that you may take for your personal use.

    The chapel is located between G-1 and Old Social Hall. Chapel hours:

    • Monday - Friday 8a - 8:30 p
    • Saturdays 9a - 4p
    • Sundays 7:30a - 3p

    Write your prayers on prayer request cards and place them in the prayer boxes located throughout the church. The intercessory Prayer Team will pray for your request within 24 hours.

    need help donating online?

    Announcement Place: Asbury United Methodist Church

    Tithes and offerings may now be made through our on-line donations center on our website. For more information and "how-to's", contact the Asbury Finance Office Monday through Thursday during business hours, 10a - 4p. 202.628.0009.