The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the Ascension welcome and encourage all women of the parish to become involved in the life of Ascension through community outreach, fundraising, and service to the church. A few of the ECW activities are described below. The ECW does not hold regular meetings, but get-togethers are held on an “as-needed” basis to plan for special events. For more information on any of the activities below or if you would like to become an active member of the ECW or for the latest meeting schedule and location please contact the Parish Secretary at (301) 863-8551.
Annual Warm Wear Drive: Every year in the fall, the ECW coordinates a coat give-away which provides local people in need with a warm coat, free of charge. The Coat Drive started in 2008 and has been a huge success – more than 500 coats and other accessories such as sweaters, scarves, hats and gloves, have been given to the local community. Over tha past few years this outreach has expanded to include other Churches in Staint Mary’s County. If you have coats, scarves, hats, blankets or any other clean items in good condition to donate and/or would like to be a part of this fundraiser, please contact the Parish Secretary at (301) 863-8551.
Foyers consists of groups of parishioners, in groups of eight to ten participants, that meet once a month with a dinner setting for food, fun, fellowship, with the purpose of getting to know each other better. The individual groups decide on the dinners being “pot luck”, eating out, etc. Groups will also have complete autonomy as to selection of agenda and meeting times. Everyone in the parish is welcome to take part in this marvelous fellowship. a “singles” group. Please let us know if you would be interested in starting a “singles” group.
Foyers get-togethers are a wonderful opportunity for newcomers and old timers alike to foster new friendships and enjoy the companionship of others. Please contact the Parish Secretary at (301) 863-8551 if you have any questions or want to be added to the list.
The Ascension Men of the church meet the second Saturday of each month for fellowship and breakfast. The gathering takes place at 8:00AM at the Golden Corral in Lexington Park. These are informal gatherings to discuss service projects for the Church. If you’d like to join please contact the Parish Secretary at (301) 863-8551. Watch the newsletters and bulletins for more information.
We gather every Sunday evening at Trinity Church for a worship service at 6:00pm followed by a simple meal where we can join in fellowship. Once a month we will celebrate Holy Communion.
Three of the county Episcopal churches (Trinity, St. George’s, and Ascension) will provide one of the Sunday meals each month. Anyone interested in participating in this ministry can contact Deacon Nathan at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.
The Multi-Parish Council has enthusiastically chosen to continue to find ways to support this important ministry. Together we can all make a difference in the lives of the students of St. Mary’s College and provide opportunities for their spiritual formation.