There are numerous outreach opportunities to serve in our community at Ascension.
Ascension supports the following ministries through hands-on service, donations, advocacy and prayer.
A Just Harvest Community Kitchen is a Rogers Park, Chicago ministry which serves a hot meal to 150-200 people every night of the year. Ascension volunteers purchase food, help prepare it and serve on the third Tuesday of each month.
Family Promise Chicago North Shore provides families who are homeless a full range of services to bring them back to self-sufficiency. Adults and children are kept together in family units.
The Night Ministry provides outreach help to the homeless on the north side of Chicago, with special attention to youth. They travel the neighborhoods in their health outreach bus to provide minimal but necessary medical attention, food and hygiene kits.
Hunger is not seasonal and it is right here in our community. Ascension maintains a collection box for food items near the front door of the church. You can help by dropping off non-perishable food items anytime the church is open. These items are given to the Northfield Township Food Pantry.
Ascension Church partners with RefugeeOne, the local expression of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS), to assist in co-sponsoring refugees as they arrive in Chicago from refugee camps around the world.
Stephen Ministry is a confidential lay caring ministry offered by this congregation to anyone experiencing one of life's transitions. People who are facing loneliness, sadness, a loss caused by death of a loved one, loss of health or job, or an empty nest, will appreciate the caring presence of a Stephen Minister.