Ascension’s Policies

INFORMATION FOR THOSE CONTEMPLATING HOLY MATRIMONY (PDF)
BY-LAWS OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION   (PDF)
FUNDRAISING
Fundraiser definition: Any activity that has a potential to make a profit.
  • A fundraiser request form should be completed and turned into the Jr. Warden at least 30 days prior to the proposed activity.
  • The Vestry must approve the fundraising request and the allocation of funds prior to fundraiser advertising and scheduling
  • If the Vestry does not approve the allocation of funds, it can suggest another allocation.
  • The final allocation of funds must be approved by the Vestry.
  • All fundraising advertising must utilize current parish communication standards (i.e., newsletter, bulletin, etc.).
  • NOTE:  If there is an event that has an unanticipated profit of more than $50, the fundraiser lead must fill out a form after the event recommending an allocation of funds.
FOOD ALLERGY POLICY (PDF)
GIFT ACCEPTANCE POLICY
1. Purpose & Policy

This Gift Acceptance Policy (“Policy”) provides guidelines concerning gifts other than current period giving to the Parish to representatives of the Parish, who may be involved in the acceptance of gifts, to outside advisors who may assist in the gift planning process, and to prospective donors who may wish to make gifts to the Parish.      MORE >>

POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS AND MATERIALS
Christ charges us to be about the world and to participate in a Christ-like life outside of the church.  We recognize that world problems significantly affect our lives both in and out of the church, and that we live in a free and open society where some of our most cherished privileges are the right to free speech and to vote.      MORE  >>
REQUEST FOR PURCHASE/PAYMENT

The REQUEST FOR PURCHASE/PAYMENT is the standardized method to reimburse members of the parish and staff for expenses they have incurred.   The Financial Secretary will generate a check when properly completed is submitted.    MORE  >>

ACKNOWLEDGING DONATIONS

For a cash contribution given by someone just visiting the church on Sunday and under $100, no thank you note is necessary.  For cash donations over $100 or not-cash donations, send thank you note.     MORE >>

OFFICIAL TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT  (PDF)
WEBSITE/ONLINE  POSTING

In order to protect the privacy of our parishioners, the web site of the Church of the Ascension will do the following:

  • We will not identify minors in photos by name.
  • We will not discuss the health status of any parishioner, in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Phone numbers and birthdays (month and day only) are acceptable.
  • The Church will honor any unlisted phone number or any other information that any parishioner requests remain private.

The resolution of any questions will be referred to the Communications Commission for decision.

CASH HANDLING PROCEDURES

Cash arrives at the Church in a variety of ways, and is the most difficult to handle. The following procedures are instituted to account for cash and ensure that it is properly handled by all parties.

Sunday collections: Two Lay Readers will take the cash from collection plate, count the loose cash, and place all the collections in an envelope with the amount of the cash noted on the outside, the date and both sign the outside of the envelope.       MORE >>