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

community.

 

Outreach

School Supplies for Belleair Elementary School

Please help us gather supplies for the Kindergarten and First Grade classes at Belleair Elementary. Over 90% of these students depend on school meals for their food. Your donations will allow these students a great start to this school year! List of supplies needed are in the back of the church. Contact Susan Katte or Marcia Nauman at the church office for information: 727-447-3469

Stamp out hunger: RCS Pinellas 

During the summer, food scarcity becomes a crisis for our homeless families. The school programs that feed homeless children cease during the summer. Therefore, RCS’s food needs increase greatly during the summer months. Please help the RCS food bank continue to serve our community during the summer with an extra gift of food. Bins are at the back of the church (in the Narthex) for your convenience. www.rcspinellas.org 

 

Jamaica Education Mission 

Thank you to everyone who has helped to sponsor 44 children at Albion Mountain Primary School! Through your strong support we have 44 students at Albion Mountain Primary School that will have books, uniforms, and lunch. This is about 25% of the school. 

This enables the students to really have a chance to advance their life.

I am so proud of how Ascension responded to this outreach opportunity. 

Brenda Heirs, Peggy Long , Talma Pilato, and Mary Shiflet will go to Jamaica this summer to provide a workshop for the teachers in the school. Great things are happening.

Easter is everywhere. Christ is Risen!

Helping Our Neighbors

To give urgent aid to those affected by the

hurricane, please give to Episcopal Relief & 

Development.

Click on the Episcopal Relief & Development picture

to see how you can help.

Meeting Needs

Community Outreach Partnerships

 

For more information on any project contact

Susan Katte susank@churchofascension.org or (727) 447 3469 x. 204

 

Marcia Nauman marcian@churchofascension.org 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 gives our parish an opportunity to share our "gently used" women's/men's clothing and housewares with those in our community for whom a bargain is a necessity. Donations are received at The Shed during operating hours or at the church office during business hours. 

Through your donations, the SHED 

contributed $1800 to RCS in 2015.

Thank you!!


Shed Hours: 9am-12pm Thursday/Friday/Saturday.

Closed on Fridays June-September.

Mission

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.  

 

United States

In addition to the Jamaica Medical Mission, our adult missioners have performed repairs and renovations at the Episcopal Church and School on the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; and  often accompany our High School Youth Group on their U.S. mission trips. Contact Larry Clem

larryc@churchofascension.org

FAST
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

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 2014, they journeyed to an Episcopal Camp in Virginia to work renovating buildings. 
Contact Susan Katte, Assistant Youth Minister

susank@churchofascension.org 

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701 Orange Ave., Clearwater, FL 33756.

727-447-3469

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