Ascension Church – Verse for 2019
“Arise, shine; for your light has come,
The glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” Isaiah 60.1
Regular spiritual and social events
Special Events …..
Garden Parade Service – Sunday 7th July from 10.30 am till we go home!
We hold All-Age Worship in the Church Garden and follow on with a BBQ, fun & games in the Church & Vicarage gardens. This year the theme is ‘Seed Sowing’ and we have a speaker from ‘Send-a-Cow’ to celebrate the £300 raised by our young people to support 10 African families in sustainable farming. It’s BYO choice for the BBQ and drinks, and our Church Family provide salads, breads and puddings, coffee & tea etc.
Ascension Springs Plus
Our gathering for all ages and generations – billed ‘Come, eat, drink and chat – discussion and activities about Christianity’. Every 3rd Sunday 4.30-6pm in the Ascension Gateway Hall. Everyone is welcome, particularly anyone who a. finds this time helpful on a Sunday! and b. would like to be together and reflect on Christianity in a different way
July 21st – the theme is “Remembrance” – as we remember all the things God has done for us over this last academic year
August 18th – simply a summer social time with fun activities
Ascension Rocks Holiday Club every Tuesday in the school holidays (except 6th August) There are is activities in church from 10am and then a waterslide from 11.30 am! Suitable for children aged 0-11 (£1 per child). Stay for lunch (£1pp) or bring your own, and stay on. Also, for children 11 and over, if you have or know any who would like to help out, do let Sarah know.
New Wine A bunch of us will be at New Wine Week 2: 4th – 10th August in Peterborough (previously in Shepton Mallet!). Some spaces are still available (https://www.new-wine.org/week-2 ), plus for half weeks or even day tickets (1 or 2 nights) if you are over that way at that time! It is an amazing Christian festival with over 10,000 people going – there’s worship, bands, speakers, seminars, cafes, chill out places, amazing kids work (0 – 18), play areas, sports etc. (it’s really good!). Do come and camp with us!
Induction of our New Team Rector Richard White Thursday 22nd August 7 pm at St Michael’s Twerton. You are most welcome to join the St Michael’s congregation as we welcome Richard, his wife Catherine and their 2 boys Ben & Joshua. A moment to celebrate vision and the beginning of a new ministry in this area.
We have 6 Small Groups meeting in the week for Christian support, prayer and learning – please see our weekly Notice Sheet for details.
Ascension Springs Café! Every Thursday during term time 8:30 – 11:30 am in the main church. NB – Café will not be open during August. Wonderful atmosphere with yummy food (cakes, waffles, homemade treats), as well as a wide range of hot & cold drinks (hot chocolate, chai latte)! Toys for babies & toddlers. Very much open to all ages – come with a friend or 2 and relax together (for more details contact Sarah Sanderson)
Ascension Knitting Group – 10am – 12 noon. Upcoming dates are Wednesdays 3rd July & 7th August and Mondays 15th July & 19th August in the main church. Do come and join in the good company as well as the knitting and refreshments. Usual dates are 1st Wednesdays and 3rd Mondays.
Best Foot Forward Line Dancing – the group meets weekly on a Wednesday 8.00-9.30 pm in the hall. A great way to keep fit! (This carries on through the summer holidays.)
Choir & Chat – You are welcome to come on into church to listen to choir practice and have coffee with the choir afterwards. The next date will be Friday 5th July – 7pm for music and 8pm for the social! No Choir practice in August Usual date 1st Fridays
Pastoral Visitors Monday 19th August 6.45 pm – All our Pastoral Visitors meet to support each other in their visiting, and to pray for those in various needs. If you think of someone who would appreciate a visit, or just prayer, please let us know (and don’t forget the hidden ones!)
Worship at Culverhayes Nursing Home Wednesdays 10th July & 14th August. Worship with residents, staff and sometimes residents’ families & friends. Usual date 2nd Wednesday of the month.
and please note…
The Parochial Church Council next meeting is Wednesday 3rd July 7.30 pm the next one after that will be the 16th September.
Small Group Leaders next meeting is Monday 8th July 7.30 pm at Robert & Margaret’s house