The Abernethy United Methodist Men are famous throughout Newton-Conover for their semi-annual barbeque sale, which is held on the last Saturday of February and October each year. The pork is roasted overnight at the church, and is hand mixed and packed with a special, homemade sauce. The BBQ is sold in sandwiches or by the pound for lunch, and dinner is served in the Christian Life Center that evening with homemade cole slaw and desserts. The money that is raised each year goes towards the needs of the church and the community. The Methodist Men also provide pre-game meals to the Newton-Conover High School football team several times each fall.