The Asbury congregation seeks to exhibit the hands, feet and heart of God as we participate in building community in the Lafayette area through our own initiatives as well as with our collective actions in cooperation with existing community missions.
Asbury in Mission to the Community
Asbury Hearts & Hangers:
Volunteers collect and sort children's clothing, children's school uniforms and baby items for needy children in the community. If you would like to volunteer or make a donation of children's clothes, baby items, or a monetary donation, please contact Asbury at 337-984-4211.
The Pillowcase Project:
We need volunteers! We are partnering with First UMC of Lafayette, Inglewood UMC in Baton Rouge, and other area churches to assist with the Pillowcase Project. We need sewers of all ages and skill levels to assist with making handmade pillowcases for many area persons in need. Sewing skill is not necessary- but a love for God and a desire to be His arms and legs is necessary! We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 4pm – 8:30pm on the 4th floor of First UMC in Lafayette. Drop-ins welcome! We also meet on the 2nd Saturday in the same location from 9am – 1pm, where there is food and fellowship, always. We have additional information here.
This mission fundraiser occurs during the Christmas holidays. Asburians "adopt” children in need of Christmas gifts. Families are provided with holiday meals. Additionally, other local mission efforts are chosen to receive assistance throughout the year. Click here for more information.
Donations to the Love Fund are used throughout the year to help persons with utility bills or other pressing needs. Asburians are given first priority. Asbury receives many calls a week for assistance. We work closely with United Christian Outreach and Love, Inc. to faithfully help those who are in real need.
Servants on Standby (SOS):
SOS is a collaboration of Asbury and Love, INC. that provides assistance to those in need of services such as home & auto repairs, house cleaning, transportation to doctors, etc. If you are able to volunteer from time to time to help someone in need, please contact Ron Mount at 337-806-5636.
Assisted Living/Nursing Home Ministry:
Volunteers lead worship and serve communion at local facilities on Thursdays. Gift bags are delivered at holiday times. Contact Jeanie at 337-234-1861.
Drivers are needed to deliver meals to homebound persons 60+ years of age. YOU can volunteer to deliver meals by calling Diane at 337-984-4211.
Asbury Cooperates with Community Missions
Listed below are some of the organizations and opportunities through which you can make a difference in our local community:
C.U.P.S. (Communities Uniting in Prayer and Service):
This organization provides help to the poor and needy of the community. Volunteers help organize the warehouse and make pick-ups/deliveries. You can also donate items or money. You can call CUPS at 337-234-4848.
St. Joseph's Diner:
This ministry of Lafayette Catholic Services provides hot meals every day of the year to hungry folks! Volunteers help prepare and serve meals. You may call (337) 235-4972 to schedule a day to serve. For information on these and other services, visit their site below:
Boy Scout/Cub Scouts of Acadiana:
Help lead youth in their growth in moral strength and character. Call Asbury at 337-984-4211 for info on our own Pack 158 or you can call the local Scouting Office at 337-235-8551 for other volunteering opportunities.
Bridge Ministry of Acadiana, Inc. is a Christian based non-profit 501(c)3 organization with a vision to relationally empower lives through Spiritual Transformation, Education, and Neighborhood Revitalization. We are a neighborhood outreach ministry located in the ‘Four Corners’ area of Lafayette Louisiana. Call 337-235-5565 or visit their website at
This is a shelter for abused women in the Acadiana area. You can donate supplies, prepare meals, do yard maintenance or make a monetary donation. You can visit the site below for more info or call the main office at(337)232-8954
Habitat for Humanity:
Put your Faith into Action! Volunteers are needed to work on the building sites--skilled or unskilled are welcome. Call the Lafayette Habitat office at (337) 261-5041 or visit their website below for more info:
United Christian Outreach:
Through the support of area churches, this organization assists the poor with food, clothing, medical supplies etc. with Christ at the center of all they do. You can call (337) 234-0162 for more info on how you can help. Help Asbury help United Christian Outreach to help others. Donate any/all of the following most needed items on the 1st Sunday of each month, placing them in the container in the Narthex (main sanctuary entrance): Peanut Butter, Jelly, Sugar, Flour, Tuna, Canned Fruit, Bar Soap. Other food staples and monetary donations are also appreciated.