Outreach Ministry - Growing Fellowship & Serving Others
Matthew 25:40 “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the
least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”
Through a variety of parish wide events and opportunities beyond our
church buildings we seek to celebrate our faith, our family and our
RCS: FOOD BANK
Their shelves are bare!
Canned food is desperately needed!
You can help! Please help us restock their shelves with the following items:
Canned or dried beans
Stamp out hunger: RCS Pinellas
During the current health crisis, food scarcity becomes a crisis for our homeless families. The school programs that feed homeless children cease when school is not in session. Therefore, RCS’s food needs have greatly increase. Please help the RCS food bank continue to serve our community with an extra gift of food. Bins are at the church offices for your convenience. www.rcspinellas.org
Helping Our Neighbors
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Meeting the needs
Community Outreach Partnerships
For more information on any project contact
Susan Katte firstname.lastname@example.org or (727) 447 3469 x. 204
Marcia Nauman email@example.com or (727) 447 3469 x. 205
RCS - Religious Community Services, is a non-profit, non-denominational organization. RCS feeds the hungry, helps families facing homelessness return to self-sufficiency and empowers survivors of domestic violence.
Since 1997, Church of the Ascension has contributed over $280,000. These gifts provide meals, baby food, shelter, and assistance to those who need help in our community. Thank You!!
The Haven at RCS Domestic Violence program - A shelter for women and their children seeking refuge from abusive situations, sponsored by the RCS
RCS Baby Food Jars - collect your change to pay for baby food at the RCS Food Bank
RCS Food Bank - donate cans of food and other non- perishables; they are collected in the church Narthex (entrance) or in the Church Office
Clothes-to-Kids - gently used and new clothes are collected for distribution to get children ready for back-to-school
School Supply Sunday - money is donated to purchase back-to-school supplies for needy and homeless children
Angel Tree - At Christmas time, needy families are given the opportunity to have a special Christmas through our generosity
Cold Night Shelter - We provide support for those churches and businesses who provide shelter for the homeless when the weather is very cold during the winter by preparing sandwiches and providing blankets and volunteers
Thanksgiving Dinner - The four downtown churches, Ascension, Peace Memorial, First Methodist and St. Cecelia’s Catholic provide a Thanksgiving Dinner to those who are alone or homeless on Thanksgiving Day. These churches rotate every year the location of the dinner. In 2018, Church of the Ascension will host the dinner.
Meals of Hope - Ascension joins with St. John’s, Good Samaritan, Holy Trinity, Good Shepherd, and St. Alfred’s Episcopal churches to combat hunger in our communities. Every year we raise funds to buy, pack, and distribute meals for the hungry. The packing takes place at the RCS Food Bank on Druid Rd.
The Shed - Thrift Shop
“The Shed” has been the source of outreach funds for Ascension for over 25 years. 2019 has been another year blessed by fabulous volunteers, very generous donations, and loyal customers. The Shed provides clothing and household items to our customers at very reasonable rates, while also raising funds to donate back to our community. This year we raised a record $22,637.15, which in turn was donated back to our community through RCS, the Haven, Clothes to Kids, Cold Night Shelter, Clearwater Free Health Clinic, Community Dental Clinic (Free), Pack-a-Sack, Ascension Day School, St. Teresa’s Guild and Ascension’s Clergy Discretionary Fund.
Shed Hours: 9am-12pm Thursday/Friday/Saturday.
Faith in Action for Sharing Together
This is a consortium of faith communities that have joined together for the common cause of making improvements in our community. This organization tackles safety problems, low-income needs, and health concerns for the whole community by empowering the local communities to speak to the governmental authorities with one voice.
For more information contact Maggie Talbot
Ascension takes seriously Jesus command to serve. We bring God's love to those in need at home and abroad.
Jamaica: Medical Mission
We are invited to join Father Bill Shiflet and other Episcopal Churches in Florida to give medical aid to St. Mary’s in Port Maria, Jamaica.
Last year 50 doctors, nurses, and volunteers gave a week of their time, expertise, and talents to give aid to over 2000 people in Port Maria.
High School Youth - Mission Trip
Our Senior High Youth group has helped renovate property at Holy Trinity Church in Stalybridge, England, has repaired mountain homes in Appalachia; and worked at the Episcopal church on the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming, and tornado ravaged Joplin, Missouri. In summer 2019, they journeyed to Mexico Beach to work on projects for those devastated by Hurricane Michael.
Contact Susan Katte, Assistant Youth Minister