It is through the hands, voices, ears and compassion of people that God's healing presence touches our lives and makes a difference. There is a strong commitment throughout this parish to care and support one another in times of need, both in the parish and in our wider community, through our work in and support of:
The Peter James Centre
UnitingCare East Burwood Centre
East Burwood Primary School
St Marks Community Centre Fitzroy
Godzone meets on a Sunday during the 9.30am Eucharist. All children are welcome.
THE ASCENSION YOUTH GROUP
For older children this takes place on occasional Sundays from 11.15am to 12.15pm.
The Ascension Playgroup meets every Friday morning in Term Time. Run by the Parish it is open to the whole community. We meet from 9.30am to 11.30am and parents and/or carers with babies, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome. We are a multicultural and welcoming group. The morning includes play time, craft activities, morning tea, a story and some singing. We are a member of Playgroup Victoria (number 674).
We enact our mission through pastoral support through initiatives that invite people to share their gifts and talents in the following ways:
- To provide support to those experiencing grief by visiting bereaved families offering practical support and assurance of the prayers and sympathy of the parish.
To visit nursing homes, hostels and house-bound, regularly.
- To visit those unable to attend a church service due to illness, age or disability.
- To assist those unable to drive with transport to services and parish functions.
- To provide assistance with catering for parish functions.
- To encourage persons new to the area, to become members of the parish community.
At Ascension we believe in the power of prayer. Prayer is simply two way conversation between you and God, as we listen we hear his voice and are guided by his word and his answers. Prayer is powerfully intimate and helps cultivate our personal relationship with God. We welcome an opportunity to pray for you if you have a concern or need. If you require prayer ministry please contact the Church office on (03) 9802 4863. Or if you would like to submit a prayer request, you can do so below.