The Ipswich Community Food Pantry is an organization that offers non-perishable and in-season produce to Ipswich families and is housed in the basement of the United Methodist Church. Ascension has served this outreach effort for a number of years. We provide manpower the fourth Thursday of each month for two hours, from 5:00-7:00p.m. It is a very enjoyable two hours spent talking to other Ipswich residents and lending a helping hand. Four volunteers are needed each month and we would love it if you were able to be one of those monthly volunteers. There will be a sign-up sheet in St. Matthews Parlor this coming Sunday or you may speak directly to Brad or Dawn Edwards.
B-SAFE was great fun. Here’s what the Ipswich Chronicle had to say about it:
Posted Aug. 25, 2014 @ 7:59 pm
Every summer, Ascension Church welcomes B-SAFE, a non-denominational summer enrichment program for Boston children ages 6-12 sponsored by St. Stephen’s Church, Boston. The recent visit of B-SAFE campers to Ipswich featured lots of sports activities with the TSS Campus, lunch provided by Ascension parishioners, and an introduction to musical instruments led by Dr. Frank Corbin, Gerald Dolan, Nalani Fujiwara and Helen Badenhausen. The highlight of the day was the children having the opportunity to play the instruments.Now in its 15th year, B-SAFE is a summer program that provides a safe, fun, academically enriching environment for more than 600 elementary and middle school students in Boston and Chelsea. B-SAFE activities include math and reading programs, hands-on exploration of science, technology and the arts, as well as field trips.
Enjoy the photos, compliments of Ascension parishioner Kitty Bartholomew: