All Are Welcome Because All Belong
Are you searching for a place to belong, an authentically inclusive community?
Ascension & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church takes loving God and loving our neighbor seriously.
We believe God loves all, including our LGBTQ+ family.
We are part of God’s Beloved Community and are doing our own work to put an end to systemic racism.
We know that many suffer from addiction and that recovery occurs through belief in a power greater than ourselves and through helping one another.
Ascension & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, a faith community where all are welcome because all belong!
A&HT Advent Activities
Worship & Fellowship With Us!
Advent Wreath Making
Sunday, December 3, 2023
Following the 8 am & 10 am Worship Services
Celebrate the season of Advent by making an Advent wreath! All the supplies will be available for you and your family to create a beautiful LIVE Advent wreath to take home and enjoy throughout the Advent season. Instructions and candle-lighting prayers will also be included. If you would like to make a $10 donation (or any other amount) to help offset the cost of supplies, please use the Online Gving link and select "Special Programs."
Tuesdays | December 5, 12, & 19, 2023
Contact the office for the Zoom Registration Link
Join this three-week Advent Circle where we will lean into our spiritual practices as we prepare for a special baby to be born. How can we ready our hearts, minds, and spirits for this joyous occasion? How can we prepare slowly, quietly, and patiently while the world, and sometimes we, move so quickly? In our time together, we will slow down and pray, read scripture, and share our ways of preparing individually and together. Please join us!
Advent Quiet Morning
Saturday, December 9, 2023
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come and enjoy some quiet time in the church. Scripture will be read, prayers will be experienced, and meditations will be offered. Quiet time is the theme and priority for this Advent morning.
Carols on the Green
Sunday, December 10, 2023
Village Green Amphitheater
Wyoming, Ohio, do you love singing Christmas carols? You are invited to Carols on the Green on December 10 at 5 pm at the newly revamped Village Green. Sing along to your favorite Christmas carols, drink some hot chocolate, and get into the Christmas season. Bring a donation of laundry pods to help support our mission partner Valley Interfaith.
St. Nicholas Coffee Hour
Sunday, December 10, 2023
Following the 10 am Worship Service
All are welcome to join a celebration of the Feast of St. Nicholas at Coffee Hour on Sunday, December 10! This event is for all ages and will include refreshments, a celebration of December birthdays and anniversaries, the story of St. Nicholas, seasonal carols, and the Pass the Parcel game (to participate, each person should bring a donation of a gift-wrapped eatable treat). All A&HT members and friends are welcome to enjoy this party. We hope to see you there!
Rectory Open House
Saturday, December 16, 2023
The Rectory Open House returns! After a few years off, we’re bringing back our pre-Christmas celebration! Please join us at the rectory on Saturday, December 16, from 7-9 pm to celebrate the season together. Please bring something to share if you’re able; otherwise, just bring your festive attitude! All ages are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun, but we can also provide babysitting if parents prefer (please let us know in advance). We look forward to hosting you!
Reverse Advent Calendar
Libbie Crawford | Postulant for Vocational Diaconate
I love Advent! It is a time of the year here in North America when nature begins the quiet season - the season of rest. For many of us, it is a time of frenetic activity and rounds of gatherings with friends and family. One thing that continues to work on me is the concept of rest and stillness. I know I am not good at that. I find myself wanting to do more and more. There is so much to be done for people.
There is frequently a rush to get things done before Christmas, and I keep thinking about what people need after the holidays. I have run across the concept of a Reverse Advent Calendar where we donate items each day of Advent instead of opening small gifts or treats for ourselves and our families and donating the first of the year to an organization. To make it more fun, think about a theme for your donations, like items for pets to donate to a shelter or Found House (formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network) or things to keep people warm, like mittens, scarves, hand warmers, and blankets to donate to a shelter. Most food pantries continue to serve those in need year-round. What about donating cash to your favorite charity? What about donating cash to your favorite charity? It’s just a thought! Peace and Joy!
Invitations & Celebrations
Donation deadline is December 17!
We are taking donations of $35.00 for Christmas flowers. You can place your donation in many ways: in the offering plate, mailed, dropped off at the Parish Office, use the Online Giving link on the A&HT website and select Special Offering, use Zelle (via email@example.com), or use Venmo (@Ascension_and_Holy_Trinity). The donation deadline is December 17th. Please make checks payable to “A&HT” with “Christmas Flowers” in the memo line.
Tikkun Farm Small Donor Campaign
Join the Campaign!
Dear Friends of Tikkun Farm,
I believe our work contributes to the economy of Love, and you have been a large part of this!
For eight years, we have been doing big work in the world with small gifts of time from many people. Thousands of volunteers have created an economy of Love chopping veggies, delivering meals, planting seeds, feeding chickens, and more. Neighbor helping neighbor, we’ve created something beautiful Together.
While generous grants from churches have improved our infrastructure, from upgrading our parking lot to adding our Free Market pantry building, the painful truth is we can’t rely solely on large donors to sustain us. They are wonderful, but not sufficient. Just as small hourly donations of time by many people made our work possible, small financial donations given monthly will keep it going. This is the economy of Love.
You might be surprised to know how big an impact a modest monthly donation can make. It surprised me until I did the math.
Tikkun Farm is kicking off our Small Donor Campaign this fall, with a goal of enrolling 1000 donors who make a small contribution each month. Many of us won’t miss $25 a month from our budget, but it will make a huge difference to the families we feed, the youth we train for jobs, the animals we rescue, and the ecosystems we restore with these funds.
Please consider becoming a sustaining supporter of Tikkun Farm. Together, we create the economy of love. Please visit the Tikkun Farm website to make a small monthly contribution so, together, we can make a BIG Impact. Thank you!
The Team at Tikkun Farm