CARING FOR OUR COMMUNITY

Volunteer Opportunities

Ascension Cares coordinates support and care for the church community and the neighbors we serve together. We are here to help, and we invite you to join us in our compassionate service as well!
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Along with being an opening and welcoming congregation, we are deeply involved in our community and do whatever we can to support the needs presented in our area. There are a number of organizations we work closely with and we would love to have you join us! 
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Within our church there are many opportunities available for all ages to participate in. From baking cookies to knitting hats and stuffing Easter eggs - there is a little something for everyone. Please click the button below to review the current opportunities within our Parish!
ASCENSION OPPORTUITIES

Current Items Needed:
1lb/2lb bags of rice , Soups and chili, Peanut Butter, Individual cereals and full box cereals, 8 oz. shelf stable juice boxes, Shelf stable milk boxes, Shelf-stable alternative milks, Meal in a can: chili, ravioli, spaghetti-o’s, Pet food, Hygiene items (soap, shampoo, sanitizer, lotion, feminine hygiene products, etc.), Mac and Cheese, Granola bars’, Individual packages of nuts or trail mix, Single-serve instant oatmeal, Snack size fruit cups (in their own fruit juices)
A HUB FOR HOPE

Ballard Food Bank

Ballard Food Bank provides access to nutritious food through their food bank, home delivery, and Weekend Food for Kids program. They also host the Community Resource Hub, where partner organizations offer a range of services like housing, medical care, and veterans’ benefits – all under one roof. Their financial assistance program helps prevent homelessness through eviction prevention. Clients also have access to utility assistance, identification vouchers, and our mail program.
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Ascension Contact: Dottie McCain & Marie Cain
REDUCING THE IMPACT OF POVERTY AND HOMELESSNESS

Operation Nightwatch

In everything they do, they look for ways to bring relief.
Whether this means giving out a sleeping bag, or a bus ticket home, or replacing someone’s ID. If they can get someone back to work or return them to a loved one in another city, Nightwatch will do all they can. Nightwatch also serves late night meals to those waiting for shelter, provides low income housing for seniors and reaches out with friendship, food, supplies and other support to homeless people in a variety of settings through their Street Ministry.
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Ascension Contact: Dave Stockert & Judy Maleng
HELPING HOMELESS WITH access to employment, 
education, healthcare, and housing

Interbay Village

Interbay Village has been in operation since 2017 and has served more than 246 households / people with about 35% going to permanent housing. It currently serves about 90 people and offers 24/7 staffing, on-site case managers, behavioral health services, security and a community kitchen laundry and hygiene stations. COA has provided food and clothing for residents for several years and is represented on the Community Advisory Committee that meets monthly to provide community input on operations and concerns.
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Ascension Contact: Jan Monti
SUSTAINING CREW WELFARE AT SEATTLE PORTS

Mission to Seafarers

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Ascension Contact: Dave Stockert 
HONORING HUMAN DIGNITY, VALUING BELONGING, & 
EMBRACING INTERDEPENDENCE AMONG THE HOMELESS

Queen Anne Helpline

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Ascension Contact: Melinda Schiering

Opportunities Within Our Parish

we need your help!

Ascension Worship Team

Volunteers for the 10:15am Sunday service can collaborate in pairs to cover the three roles, such as one audio/video technician and one streaming technician or one audio technician and one video/streaming technician. The assignment is based on each volunteer's level of comfort and training. Volunteers needed ASAP, contact Mtr. Heather, heather@ascensionseattle.org
Ascension Contact: Mtr. Heather Wenrick
Knitting hats for seafarers & more!

Crafty Ladies & Men

Our Crafty People group meets most weeks on Wednesday at 11:00am, except during the summer. The group focuses on knitting hats to donate to the Seafarers organization. All are welcome whether you want to knit, do other hand work or just visit with crafty folks. We have members who can teach you knitting basics if you need help getting started. We also have yarn and patterns that we can provide to those who want to join us in knitting hats.
Ascension Contact: Carol Voelker
Parish cleanup - inside and out

Grubby Sundays

It takes a village! Throughout the year we have several opportunities to do a deep clean of the church and/or work on the grounds to help keep our Parish beautiful and inviting.
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Ascension Contact: Joe Jennings
Making our parish beautiful

Flower Guild

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Annual assembly

Church Council of Greater Seattle

It is with great joy that we invite you to The Church Council of Greater Seattle’s Annual Assembly on March 29, 2022 at 6:00 PM. We will meet online again this year via Zoom, and we encourage you to join us from wherever you may be – all are welcome!

The Annual Assembly is our major consultative event of the year, in which we seek to celebrate and deepen our connections with each other and explore our mission and vision amplified in our central organizing work. Formal business includes reviewing the budget & affirming the Board of Directors and its officers.
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Episcopal Church of the Ascension
2330 Viewmont Way West
Seattle, WA 98199
206.283.3967office@ascensionseattle.org
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