We believe deeply that people need a place to belong as they are, the space to discover who God is and be transformed into the image of God they were created to be. In 1957, when Great Neck and Shore Drive were mostly undeveloped farmland and the signs of a burgeoning community were beginning to appear, a group of neighbors gathered together and noticed the area was in dire need of a church community to connect and serve the growing population of the area.
The church’s first meeting place was in a home in the Woodhurst neighborhood and as expected, we quickly outgrew the space. Our next worship space would be across the street from where we’d make our future permanent home at John B. Day Elementary school. In 1962, We were able to purchase the plot of land across the street from the school to make our permanent home.
In 2020, we were able to complete construction on The Cove building. It’s our most recent development in connecting our neighborhood with God’s greatest sanctuary, creation.
Today when you walk onto our church property or meet our people in the grocery store, we hope you are embraced by the light of Christ. We pray that Francis Asbury United Methodist Church can be a safe place for you to belong while you figure out what you believe and enable you to become more like Christ everyday.
To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
To provide a safe space where our neighbors can belong, find purpose and grow in faith together.
God, who is one, is revealed in three distinct persons.
We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth; and his life, death and resurrection demonstrate God’s redeeming love.
The Holy Spirit is God’s present activity in our midst. When we sense God’s leading, God’s challenge, or God’s support or comfort, it’s the Holy Spirit at work.
Genesis 1:27 asserts that we’ve been made in the image of the Creator. Like God we have the capacity to love and care, to communicate, and to create.
The church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today.
We believe that the Bible is the primary authority for our faith and practice.
The kingdom or reign of God is both a present reality and future hope.