Outreach Opportunities at Christ Church of the Ascension
“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.”
Being part of the CCA Flower Guild is such a fun and pleasurable way to serve God in our church! Our main objective is to bring God’s natural beauty to the altar in a special way of enhancing our worship services. Besides arranging flowers for our regular Sunday services, the Flower Guild also embellishes the church for memorial services, weddings, Easter, Christmas and other special events.
Our floral ministry is only possible because of the generosity of our parishioners. Floral contributions are recognized in the bulletins throughout the year for various occasions:
- Thanksgiving for God’s many blessings
- To honor a special day…birthday, wedding or anniversary
- In memory of a loved one
Flower Guild Coordinator
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing ministry. Habitat welcomes all people—regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or any other difference—to build and repair simple, decent, affordable houses with those who lack adequate shelter.
CCAAZ is a founding member of the coalition which has now grown to include 17 Episcopal Churches and has built 46 homes world-wide. Check back for the date of the next build.
The Honduran Medical Mission is a unique medical program where church members deliver medical supplies and medical care to people living in rural Honduras. Christ Church members make the pilgrimage to Honduras each fall.
Duet in helps older adults, senior citizens, and their families cope with challenges related to aging. Duet is a non-profit, interfaith organization that has been serving seniors in greater Phoenix, AZ since 1981. From getting groceries and rides to the doctor, to health promotion activities and support groups, Duet provides the compassionate help older adults may need.
Type of Services Duet Provides:
Anyone who is interested in directly helping a homebound adult may volunteer. If you are under 18, you may volunteer but you must be under the supervision of an adult. Many of Duets volunteers work full-time jobs – so most services are flexible enough to be done in the evening or on weekends, around a volunteer’s schedule.
The Phoenix Rescue Mission is a family of people who care about those who are less fortunate—and who roll up their sleeves and see to the work of serving these individuals.
Volunteers from Christ Church of the Ascension participate by serving meals at Noon on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at the Phoenix Rescue Mission shelter. Food and water drives are also held several times during the year.
The Phoenix Rescue Mission provides the following services:
- Homeless Emergency Services
- Men’s Addiction Recovery Program
- Changing Lives Center for Women & Children
For more information on the Phoenix Rescue Mission, please visit their website at www.phoenixrescuemission.org .