All are invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the Church of the Ascension when officers and new vestry members will be elected and the new budget will be presented. The Annual Report for 2014 will be available at that time.
Animal Shelter Gifts
Our friend Grace Shepherd is part of an effort to raise supplies for the local Cranston Animal Shelter and she has invited us to help this effort. Suggested items are things like leashes, collars, dog/cat food, treats, toys, old blankets and cat litter. If you bring them in to church, Grace will make sure they get to proper place!
Race, Racism and Our Lives
Diane Martell, Social Work Professor at Rhode Island College, presents a formum on Race and Racism after the 10:00 service. Race and racism are so pervasive and touch our lives in so many ways that here, in this Christian place, we can talk honestly with one another about it. Perhaps this will be the beginning of an on-going conversation, but at the least it will be an opportunity to share our hearts and thoughts with one another.
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.