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Upcoming Events:

       Rise Against Hunger

Rise Against Hunger will be held Saturday, April 27, from 9am - Noon at Providence Elementary School (4968 Providence Road).
We join together with our neighbors at St. Andrew’s UMC to pack hundreds of dehydrated meals which provide nourishment to individuals in disaster-impacted areas. This family-friendly event is as enjoyable as it is impactful and productive. Join the fun this year!
Click here to learn more about the mission of Rise Against Hunger.

 

Recent Events:

Church of the Ascension hosted 2019 Winter Shelter from February 6 – 13 in the ACC.
We welcomed approximately 60 guests each evening with a hot meal and spent time throughout the week visiting with them, playing Bingo, or listening to our own Frank Cubillo sing Frank. Volunteers greeted our guests early each morning, serving a hot breakfast and providing bag lunches for our guests to take with them each day. Volunteers are crucial to this ministry -- from cooks to clean-up crew, to entertainment hosts and all who provided food donations. We thank you for uplifting our homeless visitors, praying for them, spending time with them, and serving them with the love and dignity they deserve.

 

In November and December, our Holiday Foods ministry packed and distributed 100 food baskets for Thanksgiving and again at Christmas, and our Giving Tree ministry distributed over 500 gifts to local youth and residents at River Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The love of Christ was evident through your donations of time, talent, and treasure, blessing local families and bringing hope and joy to their Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.

 

      Volunteers fill the baskets      Packed Christmas food basket      Christmas gifts ready to be sorted

 

See more photos of our volunteers, ministries, and events in the Social Ministry Photo Gallery.

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