Volunteers visit the sick, support those in crisis, celebrate joys, and welcome newcomers.

From the members of the Prayer Shawl Ministry team, who craft handmade shawls for the sick, to the handy men and women who use their carpentry skills to help make our campus safe and pleasant, there’s a place for you to use your gifts to help strengthen the entire community.

Membership Care

The well-being of our community matters to us. If at any time, for any reason, you wish to speak with a pastor, please feel free to contact us. If you are entering the hospital or experiencing a personal or family crisis, please contact (or have someone call for you) the church office so that we can keep you in our prayers, arrange a pastoral visit if appropriate, and assist you in any way possible.

Fill out a Care Request Form Here

Caregiving Corner

Caregiving Corner is a collaborative effort between Asbury First and Lifespan of Greater Rochester. It has been created to offer easy access to resources, ideas, strategies, and rays of hope. We will highlight a variety of community agencies and the scope of their services, introduce you to people who have struggled with difficult decisions, and focus on the ways all seek to maintain quality of life as they experience this phase of their lives. 

Living with a chronic illness or providing care to a loved one or friend with a chronic illness are challenges that often become more difficult over time. We will always look for moments of faith and celebrate opportunities for humor that can bring light to some of your darker days.

Please email us at with suggestions and comments.

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Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a long established group at Asbury First. Many shawls have been created and distributed over the years to comfort, encourage, and uplift others. One can be a beginner or an accomplished knitter. All are welcome to come together once a month from 4–5:30 pm to work on our shawls.

Fortunately even during a pandemic, faithful members have continued to make these beautiful symbols of God's love and distribute them to congregants and friends. More information will be coming soon as to our location and startup time this September. We look forward to gathering in person. For more information, contact Meredith Pixley at or call 585-328-8954.

For more information about any of our care ministries, please contact Rev. Kathy Thiel at or at (585)-271-1050.