Events and Current Calendar

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Ash Wednesday Service 

Feb. 26  12:00noon   at Ascension

Upcoming Events

 

Homecoming for Haiti

Partnership Haiti Symposium

Saturday 22 February, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Christ Church, Greenville

Sessions explore the many dimensions of our Diocese's work in Cange, including literacy, agriculture, medicine, spiritual life, and economic development. Guests from Haiti will be present.

Registration is $20 and can be done at:

https://bit.ly/2ODiJld

 

Shrove Tuesday Parish Dinner

Tuesday 25 February, 5:30 pm

We will gather on this Fat Tuesday/Shrove Tuesday to enjoy a meal (lasagna, salad, garlic bread & dessert) together before the start of Lent on the next day, Ash Wednesday.  No need to bring anything, but please let Ginger (who is preparing this) know by email to gstrongtidman@gmail.com

 

Lent Madness

The 32 Saintly hopefuls will match off on Ash Thursday, 27 February. Booklets with all the details are available on the table in the foyer.

 

Something Very Fishy

Proudly supported by the SC Arts Commission and the SC SeaGrant Consortium, the Something Very Fishy Musical Theatre Science Outreach STEAM Program brings the ocean to upstate South Carolina.

 

This apolitical musical theatre production portrays the key challenges faced by our oceans today and touches on all seven Ocean Literacy Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts (NOAA 2013) especially Principle 6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected. The audience follows Sandy Carson, a young marine biologist conducting coral transplanting research and her arch nemesis Mr. Pidder, a money-hungry amateur fisherman with little regard for the marine environment. Featuring a cast of underwater double-event puppet characters, Something Very Fishy highlights how what we do above the surface impacts life below and what this means for us all.

Immediately following the show, scientists from the Clemson Biological Sciences Department will showcase an impressive array of live marine invertebrates, many in touch tanks. Come meet the scientists, roll up your sleeves and thumb wrestle a sand crab or pet a sea slug. Great family entertainment which will be enjoyed equally by children and adults alike!

 

Yes, it will be back at Pickens Performing Arts Center, 314 W Main St, Liberty, SC

Saturday 29 February, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tickets can be purchased online here http://www.pcpac.org or at the door (box office) on the day. $10 children $15 adults.

This educational experience includes a musical theater production by award-winning children’s writer Kathy Prosser and a marine invertebrate touch tank exhibit presented by Clemson University. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Mr Stu Pidder.

Ecumenical Lenten Services 2020

 

Date                    Host Church                                    Preacher                                          Text/Title

 

Feb. 26            Trinity Baptist                            John Hartman                           Jesus is condemned to                                                                                                                           Seneca Presbyterian             death/Jesus carries His cross

 

March 4           St. Paul the Apostle                  W.C. Honeycutt                      Jesus falls for the first time under                                                                                                            Ebenezer Baptist                His cross/Jesus meets His sorrowful Mother

 

March 11         Ann Hope UMC                          Todd Davis                             Simon of Cyrene helps                                                                                                                                St. Mark UMC                    Jesus to carry His cross/Veronica wipes the face                                                                                                                                of Jesus

 

March 18         Seneca Presbyterian                  Ryan Perry                             Jesus falls for the second

                                                                                 Seneca Baptist                   time/The women of Jerusalem weep over Jesus

 

March 25          Ebenezer Baptist                       Matt Turner                           Jesus falls for a third                                                                                                                                    Ann Hope UMC                 time/Jesus is stripped of His garments

 

April 1               Ann Hope UMC                         Ryan Wilson                           Jesus is nailed to the

                                                                                   Trinity Baptist                    cross/Jesus dies on the cross

 

April 8               St. Mark UMC                             Tony Vincent                       Jesus is taken down from                                                                                                                             Trinity Baptist                  the cross/Jesus is laid in the Sepulcher (the tomb)

                         SR. GENEVIEVE LYNN WILL HAVE A

                         LABYRINTH WALK AND MEDITATION

                         EACH SATURDAY BEGINNING AT 10am

                           

                         PLEASE JOIN HER AND ALSO SPEND                                   SOME TIME IN CHRISTIAN FORMATION

AMAZON SMILE.....

      DO YOU ORDER THROUGH AMAZON?

We have set up AmazonSmile for anyone who makes purchases through Amazon to have 0.5% of their purchase price to be contributed to Ascension.  Please read the information below on how it works.

Additional Information about AmazonSmile...How does AmazonSmile work?
When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from over one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.

 

We have simplified the process for you:  

This link will take you directly to smile.amazon.com to support Ascension so you won’t have to search for Ascension among almost a million other organizations.  It’s the easiest way for you to find and support Ascension.  Just press your control key on your keyboard and click on the link below.  You’ll need to sign in to your Amazon account, or create an account.  Then follow the prompts and start shopping.  It’s very simple.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/57-0640508

They do tell you that you’ll need to go to smile.amazon.com/ch/57-0640508 when you want to make purchases and have 0.5% go to Ascension.  If not, then it will just go to the Amazon.com page; please bookmark that page, so it’s easy to access in the future.   You’ll see at the top of the page – Supporting:  Church of the Ascension.  If you sign out of your Amazon account, you’ll need to log back in using https://smile.amazon.com/ch/57-0640508.   It’s easier just to bookmark the page for future logging in.

ANN HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

    2020 - placed on hold for now

   Feeding the Hungry 

Our Outreach Mission is to reach out to our community and help those in need.  Every 3 months we gather together in Ascension's kitchen to prepare a nourishing evening meal that will feed over 100 adults and children.  We take the food over to Ann Hope UMC in Seneca around 5pm and serve it out of their kitchen.  If this is a service that you'd like to help with; please contact The Church Office (864) 882-2006 for more information.  

"RISE AGAINST HUNGER"  Was held at Ascension on October 5th, 2019.

It was fantastic...we had 40 volunteers who packed 10,000 meals. (There were 10-12 from Ascension and the rest from Clemson and Seneca).  We are grateful to all who helped make this event so fruitful...we will let you know where our meals are going soon.  #2030 is possible!  Let’s work together to end hunger by the year 2030.

Update:  10,152 meals were sent to Somalia to feed the hungry!!   Great Job Everyone.

Ongoing:
Thursdays 1 pm - 4:00 pm
Golden Corner Respite Care                                                                       
Alzheimer or Related Dementia Group Counseling
For more information, contact Bailey Dull, program director/ (864) 973-7590

CHANGE FOR CHANGE - The Mason Jar Initiative for the future

Our parishioners have been asked to collect coins in a mason jar; which they have decorated or left as is.  When they feel that it is time to donate the coins - a half jar or a full jar, they bring the jar to church to have the coins blessed on the altar. Then they take the jar back home to refill.

This is an activity which is fun, uniting, and creating monetary growth in our church.

STAPLES  "Giving Back to the Community"  Event  was held on Saturday - Sunday July 27, 28

    Thank you to Russ Ricker for arranging that Ascension have a booth set up to represent the church and invite the community to attend our 10am service.  We handed out water, flyers to the Low Country Boil fundraiser, church flyers and coloring books/crayons to the children.

   Pictured are Lynn Robinson, Linda Pressley, Carolyn Ross and Lou Leffler.  JD Williams, Mary Ann Williams, Tracey Rouen and others also represented Ascension at the event.  Thanks to everyone for a successful weekend.

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