Making a difference means giving of yourself. Sometimes it’s time and energy, sometimes valuable resources. Our active church makes a real difference—for our congregation, our youth, and the entire community—thanks to your generous financial support. And there are so many ways to give.



Giving for the New Creation

2023 Annual Budget Pledge Drive

November marks the beginning of the season for gratitude and giving. Watch our "Stewardship Moment: John Messenger" video to see why we need your help to reconnect, foster new relationships, and support the vital ministries of Asbury First. Make your pledge to the 2023 Annual Budget today. To make your pledge, visit, or call the church office at 585-271-1050.

How to give to Asbury First

  • Give Online
  • Pledge Online
  • Text to Give — You may give a gift with a debit/credit card by texting the dollar amount to 206-222-1050.
  • Venmo — You may give a gift through Venmo by finding “@givingasburyfirst”.
  • Mail a Check
    Asbury First United Methodist Church
    ATTN: John Ormsbee
    1050 East Avenue
    Rochester, NY 14607
  • Gift of Will or Assets
    Gift of will is a way to leave a legacy gift, ensuring the future ministry and impact of Asbury First. Gift of assets such as stocks, securities, real estate, or life insurance can be made by contacting our Church Administrator David Strong at 585-271-1050 x110 or

Better Together: Community Outreach Center

When we purchased 1010 East Avenue in 1943, we thought we were going to tear it down to make room for the new church building. But, the needs of the larger community changed, and the importance of our Community Outreach Center has grown. Over the last seventy-five years, the city of Rochester has experienced unprecedented growth in poverty.

The child poverty rate has grown to 51.9%.

The extreme poverty rate has increased to 16.8%.

We now rank 3rd in overall poverty among the nation’s seventy-five largest metropolitan areas.

With a mission grounded in the love of Christ and a vision to Do More Good, Asbury First is responding. With your help, we can make sure that 1010 continues to be a home for community during the next 75 years—a visceral reminder that we are better together.