Annual Spirituality conference

Save the Date for the 9th Annual Spirituality Conference!
Saturday, October 28, 2017

The location of the conference is the Cathedral of St. Philip

A day with The Rev. Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor

Join us for this one-day conference when Barbara will explore with us how religious pluralism challenges and deepens Christian identity in a world of many (and no) faiths.  She will also speak in the Dean's Forum on Sunday, October 29 at 10:10 (in between services).

This day long conference will include lectures, discussion and question & answer.  We will notify you in late summer when registration is open.  The cost is  $65/person and includes lunch.  For groups of 4 or more, the rate is $60/person, and the late registration (after October 22) price is $70/person. 

Volunteers Needed for Saturday December 2nd 8:30-11:00 am

What: Packing food for approximately 400 families participating in Hope for Christmas event

Where: Back hall and food pantry

Volunteer Needs: We need at least 22 volunteers from Ascension; (CrossPoint Church will try to bring 5 -10 volunteers)

12 to14 -  to fill boxes with food/restock tables

4 to 5 - to tape boxes together

6 to 8 - to form human chain to load boxes onto truck

2 to 3 - to break down cardboard trays for recycling


This is our second year partnering with the BLESS Coalition to provide food for its Hope for Christmas event on December 9. This one day event for Bartow residents provides planned activities for the entire family, Santa visits, age appropriate gifts for children, and full holiday meal (which our food pantry contributes). Because of the coalition’s outreach efforts, there will be a second distribution site in Emerson this year overseen by another church.

Many hands make light work, and we will complete this task and have everything cleaned up in plenty of time for the Ladies Advent Tea in the afternoon.

Of course, we will have a healthy dose of doughnuts available. Please email Karen ( to secure your volunteer position and have first dibs on a doughnut order.