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.
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 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.