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Capital Campaign Update 9/9/22

Sep 9, 2022 by     Comments Off on Capital Campaign Update 9/9/22    Posted under: What's Happening

The major construction in the sanctuary is nearing completion. It has been a fun, challenging, disruptive and labor intensive project. Soon the pews will be reinstalled, refurbished and fitted with new hymnal/Bible racks. The narthex will be getting an overhaul to be brighter and more inviting. The carpet in the sanctuary will be installed by the end of September. Thanks to everyone for their patience and for their contributions so that our church infrastructure could be rejuvenated which will allow our congregation here at Ascension to continue to serve God, today and tomorrow. There is still work that will be done, so stay tuned for more updates!

Anyone wanting to a see a tour of the renovated facilities at Word of Life can contact Ed Holderle at (314) 614-2103 or Jim Chambers at (314) 574-6256 by phone or text.

Donations for the Capital Campaign can be made using a designated yellow-bordered envelope that is in your envelope box. Envelopes are also available outside the church office. The envelope can be placed in the locked wooden box on the table in the narthex. Donations can also be made online. If you would like to make a pledge, please contact the church office for a form. All pledges are kept confidential.

Capital Campaign Update 7/31/22

Jul 29, 2022 by     Comments Off on Capital Campaign Update 7/31/22    Posted under: What's Happening

Construction Updates

By the middle of August, new lighting will be installed throughout the sanctuary, which will give a more even lighting over the pews. And don’t worry – our beautiful pendant fixtures will be rehung after they have been cleaned and refurbished. The flooring is still on schedule to be installed the end of August.

The renovations at Word of Life will be complete by the beginning of August, in time for the start of school. Some of the work has been paid for through the Capital Campaign contributions; the classroom remodeling has been paid for by contributions over and above the Capital Campaign contributions. If you are interested in a tour of the facilities, please contact Ed Holderle at (314) 614-2103 or Jim Chambers at (314) 574-6256 by phone or text.

The pews will be restored after they have been returned to the sanctuary. We hope to have enough money to get them all restored at the same time. Thanks so much for your generosity to the Renew-A-Pew project – we’re almost at our goal!

Donations for the Capital Campaign can be made using a designated yellow-bordered envelope that is in your envelope box. Envelopes are also available outside the church office. The envelope can be placed in the locked wooden box on the table in the narthex. Donations can also be made online. If you would like to make a pledge, please contact the church office for a form. All pledges are kept confidential.

2nd Annual Quarter Auction

Jul 27, 2022 by     Comments Off on 2nd Annual Quarter Auction    Posted under: What's Happening

Join us for an evening of fun and fellowship!

Word of Life Gym – 6535 Eichelberger

Doors open at 6:00PM (Enter the doors off the playground)
Auction begins at 6:30PM

$10.00 (includes 1 bidding paddle)
Additional paddles: $10.00 each
Golden Paddle Option: $40.00 (allows bid for every quarter auction item)

One soda or water and one prepackaged snack provided with entry. If you prefer, bring your own snacks and adult beverages.

To secure your spot, email Cheryl @ jachalbr@gmail.com.

See the latest list of items being auctioned at https://bit.ly/3DeXJv8.

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How does a Quarter Auction Work?

  • You bid with a numbered paddle.
  • The number of quarters you bid is based on the value of each item.
  • As long as you are a bidder by raising your paddle and placing the quarters in the basket, when your paddle number is called you WIN!

Capital Campaign Updates 6/24/22

Jun 24, 2022 by     Comments Off on Capital Campaign Updates 6/24/22    Posted under: What's Happening

MAJOR CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN.

Here is an approximate time-table of the renovations:

6/20 & 21: Pews were removed

6/22 & 23: Abatement was done

6/24: Scaffolding was erected

6/27 and forward:
–Ceiling will be cleaned and painted
–Pendant fixtures will be cleaned and refurbished
–New ceiling lighting will be installed to replace theexisting floodlights so that the lighting in the sanctuary is more evenly dispersed

After completion of the first half of the sanctuary ceiling:
–Move scaffolding
–Install floor tile
–Reset pews

After completion of the first half of the sanctuary:
–Repeat the above process on the other side

After all the above is complete, the wood baseboard will be installed, followed by the installation of the new carpet. By the end of summer, the carpet for the chancel should be available to be installed. Then it will be time to celebrate and rejoice!

Donations for the Capital Campaign can be made using a designated yellow-bordered envelope that is in your envelope box. Envelopes are also available outside the church office. The envelope can be placed in the locked wooden box on the table in the narthex. Donations can also be made online. If you would like to make a pledge, please contact the church office for a form. All pledges are kept confidential.

Capital Campaign Updates 6/10/22

Jun 10, 2022 by     Comments Off on Capital Campaign Updates 6/10/22    Posted under: What's Happening

SUMMER IMPROVEMENT UPDATES. Hopefully you have had a chance to see the cleaned and painted choir loft ceiling. The scaffolding will remain in place as we explore options for improved lighting for the choir loft as well as for the stained glass window. The hallway restroom renovation is complete except for a few finishing touches. It’s so bright and inviting now!

Be on the lookout for scaffolding to be put up outside the church near the main entrance and on the playground side of the building. This scaffolding is to enable the roof repairs to fix a leak and to repair the damage done by the bees.
School remodeling began on 6/6, and will continue throughout this summer. When all is completed, the mess and the upset will have been worth it!

Donations for the Capital Campaign can be made using a designated yellow-bordered envelope that is in your envelope box. Envelopes are also available outside the church office. The envelope can be placed in the locked wooden box on the table in the narthex. Donations can also be made online. If you would like to make a pledge, please contact the church office for a form. All pledges are kept confidential.

Capital Campaign Updates 6/3/22

Jun 3, 2022 by     Comments Off on Capital Campaign Updates 6/3/22    Posted under: What's Happening

SUMMER IMPROVEMENT UPDATES – Hopefully you have had a chance to see the cleaned and painted choir loft ceiling. The scaffolding will remain in place as we explore options for improved lighting for the choir loft as well as for the stained glass window. The hallway restroom renovation is complete except for a few finishing touches. It’s so bright and inviting now!

Be on the lookout for scaffolding to be put up outside the church near the main entrance and on the playground side of the building. This scaffolding is to enable the roof repairs to fix a leak and to repair the damage done by the bees. School remodeling will begin on 6/6, and will continue throughout this summer. When all is completed, the mess and the upset will have been worth it!

Donations for the Capital Campaign can be made using a designated yellow-bordered envelope that is in your envelope box. Envelopes are also available outside the church office. The envelope can be placed in the locked wooden box on the table in the narthex. Donations can also be made online. If you would like to make a pledge, please contact the church office for a form. All pledges are kept confidential.

Free Summer Concerts 2022

May 29, 2022 by     Comments Off on Free Summer Concerts 2022    Posted under: What's Happening

Come on out for our Free Summer Concert Series which will take place on Saturdays in June and July at 7:00PM on our church lawn! And please invite your friends!

The following is a schedule of concerts.
June 4 – Dave Black (Jazz Trio)
June 11 – Two Times True (Jazz Quartet)
June 18 – Ascension Worship Team & Grafted (Christian Contemporary Music)
June 25 – Knights of Swing (Swing Big Band)
July 2 – The Mighty Pines (Bluegrass/Folk Trio)
July 9 – SideXSide Percussion (Percussion Quartet).
July 16 – Blake Flattley (Christian Music Ensemble)

Capital Campaign Updates 5/29/22

May 27, 2022 by     Comments Off on Capital Campaign Updates 5/29/22    Posted under: What's Happening

By now you have seen the beautiful new stone chancel flooring. The carpet on the chancel steps was to have been installed soon, but supply chain issues have delayed the installation until August. For the next several months, the church sanctuary will be in a state of “becoming” as it is restored and refurbished from floor to ceiling. On 5/23, scaffolding was installed in the choir loft and that ceiling is being cleaned and painted, which should take about a week. The flooring in the sanctuary will be removed, the floor will be abated, and new tile and carpet will be installed. To accomplish this, the pews will be removed, one side at a time. While the pews are gone, the ceiling in the sanctuary will be cleaned and painted. Then, work on the pew refinishing will resume.

The Hallway restroom renovation is on schedule to be completed by 6/3. Be sure to bring your friends to the first outdoor concert of the season so that you can show off the redone facilities!

The church roof will be getting some repairs to fix a leak and to repair damage done by bees.

As part of the Capital Campaign, Word of Life will be getting two new restrooms, two showers and storage for reading materials. Contributions over and above those received as part of the Capital Campaign are paying for the remodeling of classrooms that will also take place this summer.

Wow!! It’s going to be a busy summer. When you see the mess and the upset, keep in mind that we hope to have everything back in place and better than before by the end of summer. Thanks to everyone for being a part of this
Campaign – To God be the glory!

Donations for the Capital Campaign can be made using a designated yellow-bordered envelope that is in your envelope box. Envelopes are also available outside the church office. The envelope can be placed in the locked wooden box on the table in the narthex. Donations can also be made online. If you would like to make a pledge, please contact the church office for a form. All pledges are kept confidential.

Capital Campaign Updates 5/20/22

May 20, 2022 by     Comments Off on Capital Campaign Updates 5/20/22    Posted under: What's Happening

Exciting summer improvements! By now you have seen the beautiful new stone chancel flooring. The carpet on the chancel steps was to have been installed soon, but supply chain issues have delayed the installation until August. Forthe next several months, the church sanctuary will be in a state of “becoming” as it is restored and refurbished from floor to ceiling. Starting 5/23, scaffolding will be installed in the choir loft and then that ceiling will be cleaned and painted, which should take about a week. However, the organ will not be able to be used for two weekends, and Gabe will be accompanying us on the piano. The flooring in the sanctuary will be removed, the floor will be abated, and new tile and carpet will be installed. To accomplish this, the pews will be removed, one side at a time. While the pews are gone, the ceiling in the sanctuary will be cleaned and painted. Then, work on the pew refinishing will resume.

The Hallway restroom renovation is on schedule to be completed by 6/3. Be sure to bring your friends to the first outdoor concert of the season so that you can show off the redone facilities!

The church roof will be getting some repairs to fix a leak and to repair damage done by bees.

As part of the Capital Campaign, Word of Life will be gettingtwo new restrooms, two showers and storage for reading materials. Contributions over and above those received as part of the Capital Campaign are paying for the remodeling of classrooms that will also take place this summer.

Wow!! It’s going to be a busy summer. When you see the mess and the upset, keep in mind that we hope to have everything back in place and better than before by the end of summer. Thanks to everyone for being a part of this Campaign – To God be the glory!

Donations for the Capital Campaign can be made using a designated yellow-bordered envelope that is in your envelope box. Envelopes are also available outside the church office. The envelope can be placed in the locked wooden box on the table in the narthex. Donations can also be made online. If you would like to make a pledge, please contact the church office for a form. All pledges are kept confidential.

Capital Campaign Updates 5/13/22

May 13, 2022 by     Comments Off on Capital Campaign Updates 5/13/22    Posted under: Uncategorized, What's Happening

The next major renovation at Ascension has begun. The men’s and women’s restrooms at the foot of the stairs next to the Fellowship Hall kitchen will be undergoing a complete transformation. The two new restrooms will be one-person occupancy, uni-sex, and handicapped accessible. They will be completed prior to the start of the outdoor summer concert series in order to provide a welcoming experience for any of our guests that need to use the restroom. At the time of the bathroom remodel, the flooring in the corridor and stairwell will be replaced too.

Hopefully the pew refinishing project can start before the end of the summer, but we will need to raise additional funds before we can start on that project because it will cost more than planned for in the original budget.

Please watch for information on the Second Annual Quarter Auction to be held this fall to raise money for our Capital Campaign.

Donations for the Capital Campaign can be made using a designated yellow-bordered envelope that is in your envelope box. Envelopes are also available outside the church office. The envelope can be placed in the locked wooden box on the table in the narthex. Donations can also be made online. If you would like to make a pledge, please contact the church office for a form. All pledges are kept confidential.