Ascension, Shelby, creates “agape” gifts

For the last two years, Ascension, Shelby has extended “God’s work. Our hands.” across an entire weekend. On Saturday, September 7, volunteers worked inside and outside the church property. The sanctuary got a deep cleaning, new mulch was laid, and the second floor, newly re-carpeted, was readied for meeting and classroom use.

God’s work. Our hands.” weekend continued on Sunday, September 8, when volunteers from Kairos Outside of North Carolina shared their ministry with us. We gathered for lunch provided by a Thrivent Action Grant and then learned how Kairos Outside supports women who have loved ones who are incarcerated. Together we created more than 150 small “agape” gifts that will be given to the women who participate in retreats with Kairos Outside. We also donated a pair of socks for each woman and will donate our September Noisy Offering to Kairos Outside.

Story shared by Pastor Christina Auch.