Community

Asbury is located in one of the greatest locations in the ever-expanding downtown area of Durham.  This central location lends access to Duke University, NC School of Science and Math, as well as Ninth Street, Broad Street and the Trinity Heights neighborhood.  We are proud to be in the midst of such great diversification and culture as we strive to serve as Disciples of Christ making Disciples for the Transformation of the World.

  • duke university wesley fellowship

    Duke University is at our back door and hundreds of students walk past Asbury every single day!  We are proud to be located so close to campus so that our students may have a place to Worship.  Asbury is the center of student fellowship luncheons and the preparation of shoe boxes during Advent, each winter, in collection of children's items to send to Armenia.  


    Click HERE to visit the Duke Wesley Website

  • nc school of science & math

    Asbury UMC provides a loving faith community for students who attend their junior and senior years of high school at the North Carolina School of Science and Math, a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina.  The NC School of Science and Math is located just around the corner and, in fact, walking distance for students.  We welcome all students to be a part of the vibrancy that is taking place in and around Asbury!


    Click HERE to visit the NCSSM Website

  • Asbury preschool

    Asbury UMC is proud to partner with Asbury Preschool offering five-star rated child-care.  This vibrant program offers daily programs ranging from Infants to Pre-K focused on interaction and whole-person development. 


    Click HERE to visit the Asbury Preschool Website

missional outreach

Asbury takes part in Urban Ministries, Durham Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald Room and man other Special Events and Missional giving such as Annual support of the CROP Walk, health kits for Haiti, peace and justice ministries, Disciple Bible Study, United Methodist Studies, and global missional giving.

  • urban ministries

    Breakfast Preparation

    Asbury prepares and serves breakfast on the third Sunday of each month. We also work in the food and clothing pantry every week. Click here to link to the Urban Ministries of Durham website.


    Click HERE to visit Urban Ministries Website

  • Durham habitat for humanity

    Asbury partnered with other Durham United Methodist Churches and a local family to build a Habitat home.  This important, vital ministry provides homes to families in need and is a great way to become involved in our community.


    Click HERE to visit the Habitat for Humanity of Durham Website.


     Contact Glenn Lozuke for more information for more information



  • Food collection for walltown

    Each 3rd Sunday of the month, during the Children’s Moments in Worship, the children push around a grocery cart, picking up food items the congregation has brought to donate to Walltown Neighborhood Food Bank, housed at Asbury UMC.  It is another way to teach hands-on love of God and neighbor!

united methodist women

United Methodist Women Called to Care!

Our UMW meets monthly for a time of devotion, fellowship, and mission. In the past year, our UMW has supported missionaries in Haiti, our annual Easter Egg hunt, Gingerbread Brunch, Durham Urban Ministries, Voyager Toy Drive, and many other community and global ministries. We join with UMW across the globe to learn from one another, our missionaries, and to those whom we are in ministry with. The United Methodist Women, engage in a variety of mission and outreach activities that seek to end human trafficking, domestic violence, improve awareness of creation care, and growing in relation to social and personal holiness.