The Church of the Ascension
la Iglesia de la Ascensión
On Sunday, June 7th, we will have a wonderful parish-wide celebration marking the 130th anniversary of the beginning of the Church of the Ascension and the 5th anniversary of our Hispanic Ministry. We’ll have a joint worship service at 11 o’clock in the morning and then we’ll have a grand luncheon and party with music and remembrances at the Radisson Hotel in Warwick. Get your tickets today! Adults are $30, kids are $10 ---- but this is a community celebration so your donation should be based on life in the early church: “From each according to their ability, to each according to their need!” (i.e., if you can contribute extra so others can go, great; if you can’t afford the full price, give what you can!) Don’t miss this important moment in our parish’s life! Tickets can be picked up on Sunday or ordered through the church office.
Bake Sale Raised Money for Saint Mary’s Home for ChildrenOn May 30th (at 2pm Saint Martin’s Church in Providence) the diocese will celebrate the Year of the Deacon, honoring the thirtieth anniversary of the revival of diaconate in our diocese. As part of this celebration the deacons of the diocese (there are 27 currently) have asked parishes to make a contribution to the Saint Mary’s Home for Children. Since 1877, St. Mary's has been caring for Rhode Island's children. While receiving some support from the Episcopal Diocese, they are a secular, non-profit agency offering comprehensive treatment programs for boys and girls traumatized by abuse or experiencing the challenges of psychiatric disorders. Children are treated and cared for in the residential, educational and out-patient programs located in North Providence, Rhode Island. Our Church School chose to lead our participation in this by sponsoring a Bake Sale. They are learning charity in the sweetest ways.
Episcopal Charities Drive
For more than 60 years, the Episcopal Charities Fund has brought together the parishes of our diocese in a charity drive which works to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in our communities, and also help fund programs that provide long-term solutions. Through direct support of 68 agencies, we’ve assisted thousands of people in crisis and have helped create a path out of poverty and despair for thousands more. Donating through Episcopal Charities is one of the most impactful ways to give because every dollar raised, goes directly to support people in need. Please participate in this fine effort with a pledge of your own!
Youth Group Meets on 2nd Sunday of Month at 6:30
Ascension has a bi-lingual youth group that for young people ages 12 and older. The group meets for fellowship and topical discussions.
If you have been moved by the tragic earthquake in Nepal and its aftermath, or if you have acquaintances in the Nepali community in Providence, and you would like to respond, you are invited to follow this link and Episcopal Relief and Development will convert your donation into immediate assistance through their partner development agencies at work in Nepal. http://www.episcopalrelief.org/what-you-can-do/donate-now/individual-donation#nepal-earthquake-response-fund.
Empowering our Neighbors with Protein
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.