May, 2015 Page 3

OUTREACH MINISTRIES

Gateway Children’s Services:  Ascension is working weekly with the Gateway children on building life skills, which includes the children preparing dinner once a month after the Wednesday Evening service. There is always an on-going need of the following items for the Gateway Teens: socks, undershirts (large and extra large), twin sheets, towels, pencils, drawing pads, journals. PG-13 movies, games, puzzles, puzzle books, soap, shampoo, lotion, and hair elastics.

M&M Food Pantry: They always need food, donations, and substitute workers. They especially need canned fruit, dried beans, Spaghetti O’s, tuna fish, and tuna helper dinners and powdered milk.  Please continue to bring your offerings for the plate and our basket.

MAJOR FEASTS FOR MAY
STS. PHILIP AND JAMES (MAY 1) Philip and James were Apostles.  Philip ministered in Scythia and Phrygia, where he was martyred.  James, son of Alphaeus, ministered, but nothing is known about
where, or how he died.

ASCENSION (MAY 14)  On this day, Our Lord's resurrected body returned to Heaven.  This made it possible for the Holy Spirit to come and dwell in humans to guide them.

PENTECOST (MAY 24)  The Holy Spirit came and dwelt in the people gathered together. They began to teach others about the risen Christ, and each person heard them in their own tongue.

TRINITY SUNDAY (MAY 31) On this day especially, the Church commemorates the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

ANNIVERSARIES FOR MAY

BIRTHDAYS
01 Jean Stoddard 
08 Catherine Blair
10 Dena Amburgy       
14 Norm Peck
15 Griffin Smallwood  
16 Helen Perkins 
16 Becky Priest 
18 Allen Blair   
21 Bill Skidmore
30 Susannah Wilson                  

WEDDINGS
09 Norm & Jean Stoddard 
26 Brenda & Bill Skidmore

DEATHS
10 Greta Wickes   
11 Junie Barnard 
11 Apperson Queen 
26 Clarence Perkins

ASCENSION HOSPITALITY CALENDAR
Here are the coffee hour hosts for May 

03 John and Shannon Peck 498-6544
10 Becky Priest 498-3254
17 Jennifer and Byram Ratliff 498-1516
24 Judy Ratliff 498-2151
31 Sallie and Mike Razor 498-8615

Here are the coffee hour hosts for June
    
07 Tony and Jennifer Walker 859-432-5961
14 Julia WalIer 859-398-9146
21 Janet White 859-842-4549
28 Matt and Cynthia Wilson 497-0213


Contact information for Cindy+: Church office-859-498-3730; cell phone-931-636-8866; home phone-598-498-9398 Please leave a message if you can't reach her at the time you call.

If you know you will not be available to serve at the altar, let Pat Farnell know the month before so she won't schedule you.  If anyone would like to add announcements to the newsletter, let her know or e-mail her at plfarnell@hotmail.com.  Please put "newsletter" in the subject line so she opens it.