“For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another.” - Galatians 5:13
All Christians are called to serve others. This can take many forms and most churches have several ways to offer service to others. Some churches, and individuals, are more intentional about this than others. Ascension has a long history of service through the Food Pantry and more, but the early 2000's brought an even deeper emphasis on being externally focused.
Since then, our outbound ministries have evolved and grown. Many at Ascension recall the language of "creating a zip code of hope" as the parish sought to meet the needs of those around us. As things progressed, Ascension has cultivated a reputation for being engaged with the community around us and more opportunities continue to reveal themselves.
All of this has been a labor of love for the community as a whole. It has also been a result of the leadership Dabney Dwyer has offered over these years. This Sunday we include a recognition of outbound ministries and celebrate the leadership Dabney has offered. Dabney is retiring from her position, but this ministry will remain a priority for us as a parish. Join us Sunday for this recognition, plan to stay after worship for a reception and light lunch.