Parents’ Meeting this Sunday and Farm Volunteer Day on Saturday 9/17

Bluestone FarmThere will be a parents’ meeting this Sunday, September 18, following the 11 am service. This is for parents of children of all ages. Childcare will be provided, and we will order pizza! The purpose is to discuss the new education programming and also to hear how we can best support families at Ascension. Please join us!

Bluestone Farm Day takes place in Brewster, New York, at the Community of the Holy Spirit, a monastic community for women in the Episcopal Church, and a witness to the work of the Holy Spirit in the world. As part of their ministry, the Sisters have created Bluestone Farm based on the the principles of organic agriculture, biodynamics, permaculture, and the importance of re-skilling for the future. Join us for a volunteer work day for a chance to reconnect with nature, with your own nature, and the whole-food justice system. If you are interested in joining this fun, spiritual outing, please contact Stacey Carpenter or Mother Liz. We plan to meet at Grand Central Terminal early that morning and take the MetroNorth train.

What to bring: Sack lunch, your favorite work gloves, sturdy shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, water bottle (with your name on it).

Recommendations: Eat a hearty breakfast before you arrive. Feel free to stay longer (up to 4:00 pm) to finish a project or just to help out more. Cameras are fine, but do obtain permission from others if planning to post photos to the public; layer clothing.

We hope you can join us! More information can be found here about Bluestone Farm and The Community of the Holy Spirit.