Ascension Church – Verse for 2020
‘Teach me to do your will, for you are my God.
May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing.’ Psalm 143.10
Special Events …..
‘Time for a cuppa’ Dementia UK – There will be a coffee/cake morning at Ascension springs café on Thursday 5th March at the cafe called ‘Time for a Cuppa’ to help raise money for Dementia specialist nurses. Just a little about what these admirable nurses do: they work alongside families, giving the one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions people need to face the challenges of dementia with more confidence and less fear. We will be providing cakes and asking for donations. Thank you!
Sarah, our Families and Children’s Worker, is running the Bath Half on 15th March and is raising money in conjunction with Oldfield Park Junior School to buy a defibrillator to put on the side of the church. Thank you toeveryone who has already sponsored her. If you would still like to there is a sign-up sheet at the back of church, or otherwise you can do it online at:
New Wine ‘UNITED’ Summer 2020. People from Ascension regularly go to this Christian Summer festival and some of us are already booked for ‘Week 2’ for 2nd-8th August in Peterborough.
The final discounted rate deadline is 8th April, so speak to Bev Samways for more info., or contact us via our church website to book.
New Wine say:- We gather as a family in the summer to celebrate everything God has done in our lives, and to encounter him afresh together and take his blessing back to our local churches and communities – to see the nation changed.
With the nation in mind, we’ve been praying for several years for an opportunity to hold our summer events in a more central location, and are delighted to have moved in 2019 to Peterborough. The East of England Showground is near major transport routes and is more easily accessible for a greater number of people. The showground has excellent facilities with room for us grow and, for any non-campers, over 1,000 hotel rooms nearby.
There’s more on their website of course!: www.new-wine.org
And for young people they say: – LUMINOSITY is for young people aged 11 – 18 years, and will run at the same time as our New Wine UNITED events at Peterborough. You have to book separately for that, and full info is at: www.weareluminosity.org
Morning Prayer on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9 am at the front of church (not 18th & 20th being half-term). You are welcome to join us for a bible reading, time to share thoughts, space to pray together, and reflective time in God’s presence.
We have 6 Small Groups meeting in the week for Christian support, prayer and learning – please see our weekly Notice Sheet or contact us for details.
Ascension Springs Café! Every Thursday during term time 8:30 – 11:30 am in the main church. Wonderful atmosphere with yummy food (bacon butties, cakes, waffles, homemade treats), as well as a wide range of hot & cold drinks (hot chocolate, cappuccino)! 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 Springs Plus – Upcoming Date is Sunday 15th March – Our gathering for all ages and generations – ‘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 finds this time helpful on a Sunday! or would just like to be together and reflect on Christianity in a different way.
Ascension Knitting Group –10am – 12 noon. Upcoming date is Wednesday 4th March 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!
Pastoral Visitors will be Monday 2nd March 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 Wednesday 11th March 3 pm. Worship with residents, staff and sometimes residents’ families & friends. Usual date 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Bath Women’s Conference 2020 – A day of Bible teaching and fellowship for women from Bath and beyond. 10am until 4.30pm on Saturday 4 April at Kingswood School, Lansdown Road, Bath BA1 5RG
Men’s Mental Health – Saturday 25th April, the Diocesan Healing Group will be hosting a Men’s Mental Health taster event from 9:30am – 1:30pm. At the new Diocesan office – Flourish House, Cathedral Park – in Wells. Please join us as we journey together to explore the topics of masculinity, identity, and everyday mental health. Learn, laugh, and pick up some useful self-care tools and resources. To access more information or to register for the event, please go to: www.bathandwells.org.uk/Somerset-mens-mental-health-day
Genesis Trust Leap of Faith! 2020 – Abseil from Bath Abbey Tower and support Genesis Trust and Bath Abbey Footprint project. 26 Sep 20. Book online – £30 registration fee and fundraising target of £150 – https://www.trybooking.co.uk/OXB