In Our Own Backyard

In Our Own Backyard

Mission Outreach encourages Ascension members and small groups to be involved with serving in local community programs that assist those in need. We look at Mission Outreach to be: hands-on (volunteering); in-kind (donating); and financial  (monetary contributions). We publicize the needs of these community agencies for both in-kind and hands-on requests. We collect needed items in our Donation Center that are then delivered to the agencies that have requested specific items. Small groups are the heart of the volunteer experience at Ascension. Groups have volunteered for a one-time community based event, and groups have served on an ongoing basis. Volunteers have served at the:

Donations have been made to many of the local community services.

Outreach for Hope Bike Ride – Save the date! Saturday, Sept. 9. Read more…




Little Free Library

Little Free Library Ascension

As the weather warms up, more people are walking on the sidewalk in front of church or spending time at the park. They will be walking by Ascension’s Little Free Library. Please remember our library as you do your spring cleaning. The books have been so well received in the neighborhood. One man told a neighbor that he often stopped to take a book and then returned it for others to read.  He is also bringing books from his house to contribute. For some of the children, this may be the only library they go to. Place donations in the bin at the West Hall Donation Center. Contact Kathy Williams if you have questions,


Literacy Tutoring at Ascension

Our tutoring program will take a step back for the summer months. We will meet on the first and third Saturday of each month except for July when we will meet on the 8th and 22nd. These weeks will be group experiences on specific topics in order to build confidence in language skills. During the other weeks, we will offer drop-in study sessions. We hope that by offering tutoring during the summer in a more relaxed setting, we will give both volunteers and students a break from the intense routine. We will need four volunteers for group sessions. For the drop-in/study sessions, we will need two volunteers. If you were not able to attend the tutor meeting when we signed up, please contact Barbara Nordberg  to sign up for a session or two. We still have some weeks that need tutors. We are aware that Saturdays in the summer are precious to both tutors and students and we want to give everyone some flexibility without losing any of the progress we have made in recent months. We are so thankful for all of the commitment to this program and look forward to continuing with a full program in the fall.