Outreach

Our Outreach and Mission …..

 

Adopt-a-Highway
“The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.”  Psalm 24:1

We are called to be stewards of God’s creation.  Asbury UMC is privileged to participate in the Adopt-a-Highway program, maintaining two miles of roadway along Millersport Highway in Amherst north of our church. This outreach ministry runs from April through November.

 

The Knitting Circle

“She looks for wool and flax and works with her hands in delight.”  Proverbs 31: 13

The Knitting Circle meets at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for knitting or crocheting. The group is making prayer shawls, but participants are welcomed to work on their own projects if they prefer. Donations of yarn are always welcomed.

Central City Cafe
“…serve one another in love. The entire law is summed up in a single command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”  Galatians 5: 13b-14

 

Volunteers from Asbury United Methodist Church serve lunch at the Central City Cafe on the first Tuesday of every month, January – December, except in August, when the kitchen is closed. The soup kitchen is located at Durham Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 174 Eagle Street, Buffalo and serves lunch daily, Monday through Friday. The work we do is easy, arriving at 9:30 AM and leaving at 1 PM. We help the staff and other volunteers prepare the meal by slicing/dicing/peeling vegetables or meat, toss a salad, open cans of vegetables or fruit, wrap a spoon or fork in a paper napkin, then dish up and serve the food to about 110 people. The number of people in the dining room can be 250 or more on days toward the end of the month when food stamps and welfare checks run low.

Central City Café offers lunch to hungry folks, from homeless people to working poor, five days a week. They don’t just serve food; information and services, ranging from visits by Legal Aid, the Veterans Administration and other agencies are available also. There is also a great need by the clients for sweatshirts, new or gently used. Please prayerfully consider helping with this program…they need our help.
Chaplain’s Coffee Connection 
Members of the church are invited to support the Airmen of the 107th Airlift Wing at the Niagara Falls base by providing baked goods for the monthly chaplain’s coffee hour with Major Chaplain Jackie Ann Rose Kraft, our former pastor. Major Chaplain Kraft reports how much the Airmen have enjoyed the tasty treats from our church.  If you would like to donate goodies, please sign up on the bulletin board or contact the church office at 688-8677.

 

Needed:  Used Eyeglasses

“Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God.” Luke 18: 43

Needed: Sunglasses, reading glasses, any eye glasses and cases to be used for people in need in Nicaragua. A optometrist from the Buffalo area help train people people in Nicaragua to fit glasses for the people who need them. Many people have problems with their eyes due to the harsh sun. Please place your old glasses in the Nicaragua box located in the Fellowship Hall.