The Church of the Ascension
la Iglesia de la Ascensión
The visit of the Bishop is always an joyful occasion to recall the broader church of which we are a part and to recommit ourselves to the faith of this Church. Many people have found that it is a powerful time to take the step of affirming their adult commitment by being Confirmed or Received officially into the Episcopal Church with the Laying on of Hands by the Bishop. This is particularly appropriate for those who have found a home in this place, whether new to our tradition or having grown up in it. In preparation we will have a series of classes on Sunday mornings beginning in a few weeks. This is an unusual opportunity, so if this is of interest to you please speak with Mike Coburn for more information.
There are many ways in which we can express thanks for what a rich and diverse parish this is ---- picnics, shared meals, Eucharists --- and now we have: The Parish Mural! On the hallway toward the Parish Offices you will now find a large poster board mural entitled "We are the Body of Christ/ Somos el Cuerpo de Cristo" (The old clergy photos are being relocated). To complete our mural you are invited to add your name, prayers, drawings, thanksgivings, or other joyful expressions with one of the multi-colored pens found there. Our mural will not be complete without your contribution! Thank you!
Ascension has a bi-lingual youth group that for young people ages 12 and older. The group meets for fellowship and topical discussions.
Looking Forward to these events
October 3rd Garage Sale
October 4th--- Saint Francis Animal Blessing at 11AM
October 17th --- Bingo!
November 7th --- The Great Silent Auction
November 15th --- Bishop’s Visitation, 4pm
La Reverenda Mercedes Julian to Retire
Mercedes Julian came to The Church of the Ascension 5 years ago to join a Hispanic ministry with our English speaking ministry. She established a vibrant Hispanic ministry and has brought into our parish many wonderful Spanish speaking Christians who now enjoy leadership throughout the activities of the parish. She has lived the Gospel and has brought inspired mission work into the Church. We will miss her warmth and faith. Our Vestry is working with the Diocese of Rhode Island to identify new clergy to carry on our mission of being "United in Christ."