Ascension’s Food Pantry is open! Our regular hours are 10:00 to 11:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Ascension’s Food Pantry has been designated a Jubilee Center of the Episcopal Church and partners with Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore (https://foodbankonline.org/) as part of Feeding America.
Church of the Ascension has participated in NEST - Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team - for 21 years. Ascension joins with other Norfolk worship communities to provide shelter and food for a seven day period during the winter for Norfolk’s homeless. Ascension also has participated in the Mission of The Holy Spirit since its beginning. The Mission provides spiritual direction and a warm meal for less fortunate youth and adults in Norfolk.
The Mission of the Holy Spirit is a collaborative effort of a group of individuals, businesses, churches and the Diocese of Southern Virginia. Our vision is to offer spiritual, educational, and psychosocial services to at-risk, inner-city children, adolescents, and their families.
One of the most important Ascension ministries over the last quarter of a century is outreach in various forms. It continues to touch many people within the church and community. Ascension currently supports 20 organizations locally and nationally with yearly contributions.