At Ascension it is our tradition to gather for a service the evening before at 6:00. We are all invited to contribute a bottle of wine for use in our Eucharists in the coming year. . You may bring any kind of red wine you wish, and you may give it in honor or memory of someone, whose name we will remember when the bottle is used.
Silent Auction Exceeded Our Goals
With thanks to the generosity of all who attended, and the creativity and fortitude of our wonderful auction committee we were able to raise over $5000 for our parish and the charities we support. We did all of this while providing those attending with a evening of great fun, socializing, and wonderful items to take home. We thank all those wonderful people and businesses who made donations, and Kim Pereira and the fabulous auction committee: Ben Sibielski , Carol Stevenson, Chris Faria, Corrine Pichette, Leo Pichette, Doris Espinal, and Katie Heal.
Thanks to Ascension
Last year the Altar Guild cleaned out a lot of old vestments which were stored in our basement and, through a circuitous route, donated them to the struggling Diocese of Manicaland in Zimbabwe, a place Mike Coburn once served for three months. We have now received a note of thanks which is posted on the bulletin board in the stairway. How nice it is to think of the vestments which once served in our worship here at Ascension are now being used in the small parishes of this distant land.
Empowering our neighbors with protein
The Food Bank is in desperate need of PROTEIN PACKED items. When you are grocery shopping, please consider picking up an item or two for our food bank ministry. It will help families who are struggling with putting food on the table. Please place your items in the RED TUBS in the narthex of the church.
Please consider the following items: Peanut Butter, Canned Meat (tuna, salmon, chicken, or turkey), Canned Beans (kidney, canellini, chick peas, black), Canned Vegetables (green beans, carrots, and peas), Canned or Jarred Mixed Nuts, Whole Wheat Crackers, Cereals and Oatmeal Thank you, Pam and Conor O'Brien
Another Way to Spread Warmth
See Carol Stevenson about her spearheading a drive to collect coats. Thanks Carol for helping to spread our generosity to others.