The Church of the Ascension
la Iglesia de la Ascensión
390 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, Rhode Island
Sunday Worship Hours
English at 8:00am and 10:00am
Spanish at Noon
We will have the regularly scheduled 10 a.m. service, celebrated by the Rev. Mercedes Julian and with Leon Sibielski as preacher.
On Saturday, September 27, at the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Andrew on 25 Pomona Avenue in Providence, The Diocese invites anyone who would like to gain wisdom, information, and inspiration from other small-in-number communities. Churches that have fewer than 75 parishioners in church on Sunday, or are served by less that full-time clergy, are especially encouraged to attend.
There will be a discussion on a number of topics important to small congregations, including finding resources, gaining financial sustainability, and utilizing assets -- both people and building. Please plan to attend, as success stories are shared and new ways to network more effectively are discussed.
Celebrate Saint Francis with an Animal Blessing!
Sweet Fundraiser returns!
For the next few weeks, you can satisfy your sweet tooth AND help our parish! From now through October 12 (NOTE: A different date than we listed in last week's E-news), you can place orders for pies, cheesecakes and cookie dough -- perfect for Thanksgiving! -- that will be delivered on Sunday, November 23 (frozen, so they'll last for Thanksgiving), with a significant portion of the proceeds going to Church of the Ascension. Kim Pereira has a list of available items and you can purchase goodies for your family, your friends, your neighbors . . . anyone who likes desserts and/or snacks. In fact, Kim has order forms available that you can give to people to fill out themselves. Money is due at the time the order is placed, and if you pay Kim at coffee hour -- where she'll be taking orders for each of the next four Sundays -- you can use a credit card. Please help Ascension and delight your taste buds . . . all at the same time!
Only two months until our annual Silent Auction!
Next, we need your support in gathering fine new items for the auction. Some donations that have done well for us in the past are items to fill our baskets. This year we will have baskets for:
You may have friends who are in business who are willing to supply a gift or service. Donations are tax deductible. We have letters you can give to them to help them understand our mission. The letters are found at both ends of the church.
Our thanks to Kim Pereira for taking the leadership for this event and to her committee: Doris Espinal, Chris Faria, Katie Heal, Corrine and Leo Pichette, Ben Sibielski, and Mike Tullie!
Concert to Benefit Church of the Ascension
Our Spanish-speaking members have organized a Christian Concert to be held on Friday, September 26 at 6 p.m. at the Church of the Transfiguration, 1665 Broad Street, Providence. The concert will feature singers, including Elvis, a performer from New York; Axel, a performer from St. George's Church in Pawtucket, and Bruno Rodriguez from the Community Church. They will be joined by the choirs from St. George's and Ascension. Come support this program with a donation of $10 and have a wonderful and inspiring evening of Christian Music! Thirty percent of the profits will benefit the Youth Ministry of the Church of the Ascension and seventy percent will go to assist with the budget of the Church of the Ascension.