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The pandemic has shown the increased need for the services we provide, and with your help, we can make sure that 1010 East Avenue continues to be a home for our community.

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Outreach Center Construction and Groundbreaking Update

Published November 12, 2021

Good News! Work on our new Outreach Center is about to begin!

While our ceremonial groundbreaking will take place immediately following the 11 am worship service on Sunday, November 21, the crew from DGA Builders LLC will begin their work next week! The construction fence will be erected around the property on Monday morning and their crews will start the initial phases of the project later in the week. This early start will help keep the construction schedule on time as we approach the winter. 

Please note that construction will necessitate shutting down the use of the driveway closest to 1010 East Ave for the duration of the build. Click here for an updated campus map. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. Please keep an eye out for additional updates over the next few weeks and the forthcoming webcam link that will allow you to watch progress on the Outreach Center in real time!

Thank you to all of those who came out over the last couple of weeks to help us clear out 1010 and prepare to do more good! This Outreach Center will be a beacon of hope for the entire community!

Please pray that God will continue to be present with us throughout this entire process and for the people this Outreach Center will help.

— Asbury First Staff

Better Together Campaign

With a mission grounded in love, and a vision to Do More Good, Asbury First embraces outreach to the community as one of our core values. For over 50 years, we have responded to the needs in our community by offering warm meals, clothing, household supplies, laundry facilities, medical care, social work counsel, and more. 1010 East Ave, a historic building we have owned since 1943, will be the site of our future Outreach Center, a fully integrated and accessible space.

Since March 2020, it has been a challenging time for us all. The COVID-19 pandemic has required us to make significant adjustments, which have impacted our personal lives and our church community. Our Outreach Ministries have certainly felt this. We are grateful to all volunteers of the Dining & Caring Center, Storehouse, Grocery Bag Ministry and UR Well Clinic for their flexibility and commitment to our on-campus programs.

Pandemic Response

From June to November 2020, our COVID-19 relief fund:

  • 55 Individuals Served
  • Over $64,000 in COVID-relief provided

The economic challenges brought on by the pandemic have meant that more people than ever are in need of essential services, with likely more to come. When someone needs to get back on their feet, they often need multiple services: from a physical to a haircut, to an outfit for an interview for the job itself, to food in their bellies.

With your help, it is time to Bring It Home and get the Outreach Center built. 


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