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WAYS TO SERVE

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In addition to helping with Outreach and Music programs, there are many ways to serve and work with other parishioners in various areas of the life of the church. If you feel called to serve in any way, please contact the office or clergy. Some opportunities for service include the following:

ALTAR GUILD

Members of the Altar Guild prepare the church for communion services, weddings, funerals, baptisms, Harvest, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and other special services during the year. This includes polishing silver and glass, arranging flowers, linens and seasonal hangings.



ALTAR FLOWER DELIVERY

The flowers placed in the church for Sunday services are delivered to persons who have been ill, are unable to attend services, or are celebrating an important event that we know of. Delivery takes place after the 10am service.

NEWSLETTER

Our church newsletter is edited, formatted and assembled by a group of parishioners quarterly. We are always looking for more help and new ideas.

SIDESPERSONS

Men, women and youth who serve as sidespersons help the wardens take up the offering and assist people coming and going from the Altar rail.

SERVERS

We have several faithful servers who assist the clergy and choir in the conduct of Sunday worship.

CHALICE BEARERS

Chalice bearers are members of the parish who assist with the administration of communion. They are appointed by the Rector.

READERS

We have a number of parish members who on a rotating basis read one of the passages of scripture at our Sunday services, and we are always looking for others who are interested in this ministry.

INTERCESSORS

This group is made up of members of our parish family who lead the congregation in the Prayers of the People at all communion services. Parishioners are encouraged to add names to our Intercessors Book at the entrance of the church so that the Prayers of the People can truly be the Prayers of the People.

GREETERS

Greeting parishioners and newcomers as they enter the church for Sunday services is one of the most important of the many things done at the Ascension. We have two greeters each Sunday, men or women, and would love to hear from anyone who would like to be part of this ministry.

SOCIAL EVENTS

Volunteers are always needed to organize and help with the many social functions at the Ascension, such as Ministry Sunday in September, Thanksgiving, Ascension Day, receptions following funerals and memorial services, lunches for the annual vestry meeting etc.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Our website and Facebook page are updated weekly by a dedicated group of volunteers.

KNITTING FOR PEACE

This group meets alternating Wednesdays after the 10am Eucharist to make prayer shawls for those who need them and knitted items for the homeless.

GARDENS

Our courtyard is lovingly tended by hardworking volutneers to keep it looking spectacular.

DONATIONS

For more information on supporting the Ascension financially, please contact the Church Office..

FUNDRAISING TEAM

The Fund Raising Team always needs more helpers. Please speak to Ruth Roberts if you would like to join our group. We share the workload.