Bless Coalition and Operation Inasmuch Join Forces on April 21st:

On Saturday 4/21, in conjunction with BLESS Weekend, the churches of Cartersville will be having an ecumenical work day. The work projects are broken down into three categories:

1. Heritage Baptist Church based-
there will be projects like packing 20,000 meals headed to Guatemala, flower arranging for sick, homebound, nursing home residents all taking place at Heritage Baptist Church

2. Cartersville Based-
Projects around Cartersville involving landscaping and small improvement jobs

Sign-ups for the Heritage and Cartersville based projects can be made by contacting Melissa Schimke at (678)761-1096 or anytime by 4/21. These projects will all meet at Heritage Baptist Church at 8:30 am.

3. BLESS Projects-
These projects will all be primarily at the Allatoona Resource center which include a wide variety of projects like helping hand out food on Ascension's very own mobile food bank

For the Bless projects, go to
Http:// for project details, availability, and signups.

Not Computer Saavy? On Sunday, let us know what you want to sign up for and we will get you signed up!

The participants for these projects will go directly to project site stated on BLESS weekend website. 

Bartow Give a Kid a Chance


The first annual fundraiser for Bartow Give a Kid a Chance:


Date:  Saturday, May 5, 2018

Place:  Dellinger Park Pavilions

Time:  12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Tickets cost $50 and cover a family of four to participate in the Spring Picnic:  hot dog lunch, inflatables, and games; these tickets will also be drawn for a reverse raffle with a grand prize of $5,000.  The final 20 tickets of the raffle will be drawn at 2 p.m.

For a nominal fee, Bingo will be available.

All proceeds to benefit Bartow Give a Kid a Chance and will sponsor at-risk children to receive bookbags with age-appropriate school supplies; lunch; haircuts; dental, vision, and audio screening; t-shirts; and more.

If you would like to purchase a ticket, please see Tiana Brachel.  Please prayerfully consider helping to strengthen our community by helping our at-risk families.  Thank you!

***Help Wanted***

Have you been looking for an opportunity to serve Christ as a family or couple in our community? The Outreach Ministry in partnership with the BLESS Coalition is looking for drivers and “co-pilots” for the Red Door Mobile Food Pantry. Drivers must receive a medical clearance. We are currently budgeted to reimburse for the clearances of five volunteers. The “co-pilots” will be responsible for helping with paperwork, distribution, and loading/unloading. The hours may change, but we will be running on the first and third Sundays of the month from 9-3. Our hope is to have a large enough crew that no single volunteer is over-utilized. While we have help from outside the parish, we would love for Ascension to be well-represented in this amazing mission to feed more, serve more, and love more in Bartow County. If interested, please contact Lacy McClung at

Coffee house volunteers needed!

Ascension Coffee House desperately needs workers to set up tables & chairs for our April 13th event. Two of our regular workers (one is ME!) have shoulder injuries which prevent us from lifting chairs and tables. 

Please contact Angee McKee at 770-606-7311 if you can help.