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Asbury United Methodist Church

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     On March 30, 1858 a deed was given by Albert Butler, Winthrop E. Faulkner, Francis Tuttle, Jr. and their wives to the trustees of the church for a 28,300 square feet tract of land solely for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church forever. Until the new church was built, thanks to the Pennsylvania Railroad Co., services were held in an old engine house nearby. The first church was constructed in 1870. Twelve years after the first parsonage was built. In 1890, the present sanctuary was built.

     On July 6, 1914, the Harrington Methodist Episcopal Church was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware. In 1929, The Edward H. Collins Educational Building (Collin's Hall) was added. At the Quarterly Conference on May 23, 1939, the Harrington Episcopal Church officially became Asbury Methodist Church. In October of 1953, the Sharp wing was completed and opened for service.

Note: A special thanks to Mrs. W. W. Sharp for assembling much of the information written here and in the 150th Anniversary booklet.

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Asbury Staff and Leaders

Ministry and Mission

Asbury UM Church seeks to glorify God through missions and ministries that build people up and support our community and beyond. Our prayer is that these will be a blessing in the name of Jesus to those served.

Kids with Backpacks

Backpack Ministry

Together Prospect UM and Asbury UM Churches provide weekend backpacks of food to children whose families may be struggling in our local elementary school during the school year. Donations of food/drinks that elementary school age children are able to simply open and consume or easily prepare are welcome, as well as monetary donations. Examples are small boxes of cereal, oatmeal packs, juice boxes, microwavable meals, fruit cups/applesauce cups, granola bars, etc. Contact Barbara Liimatta for further details.

Geography Lesson

World Vision

Asbury UM Church faithfully supports 7 World Vision children and their communities with monthly financial support. Folks at Asbury pray for and may also correspond with these children, as well as send small gifts (approved by World Vision), to encourage and bring joy to them and their families. Contact Jerrie Outten for further details.


Other Ministries

Discretionary Fund - As Asbury is able, we provide emergency assistance to folks who may be struggling with various financial needs. Contact Pastor Mark Lewis for further details.

Thanksgiving Day Meal Deliveries - Volunteers help to make and deliver meals on Thanksgiving Day to folks that may be alone or shut-in. Contact Brenda Wyatt for further details.


Address: 200 Weiner Avenue, Harrington, DE 19952

Office Phone: 302-398-3390


Office Hours: 8 am to 12 noon Monday-Thursday

Sundays: Sunday School:10 am / Worship Service: 11:15 am

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