San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
June 30, 2014
Dear friends and neighbors,
As you may be aware, Ascension Episcopal Church, located at 275 Howard Avenue in the Hill section of New Haven has been without a regular Episcopal worshipping community for some time. In recent years the building has served as a home for other worshipping communities; as a hospitality center offering a variety of programs under the auspices of Christ Episcopal Church, New Haven; and as a place of housing for several Christ Church interns.
The building and property at Howard Avenue are assets of the Episcopal Church and Missionary Society in Connecticut and wonderful resources for mission. We are eager to see this space used in a way that is consonant with God’s mission. We have been using a process of study and prayer as we consider the best use of our vacant properties and seek plans for mission that keep in mind the local context and its needs. We have been dreaming about the possibilities for this property and would like to invite you to join us.
We hope that you can come to a meeting on July 23, 2014 at 7 PM at Ascension Church as we gather neighborhood community groups, social service agencies, people from other nearby Episcopal churches, and members of the Diocesan Property Committee to begin the conversation. We’ll look forward to hearing about the good work that you are doing in New Haven and your informed opinions about the needs of the local communities.
Let us know that you’ll be coming by RSVP at this Eventbrite link: https://ascensionnhjuly2014.eventbrite.com
or feel free to contact Jody Wynn Rodiger, Administrative Assistant for Mission Collaboration, at email@example.com.
Bishop Ahrens and I look forward to greeting you.
The Rev. Dr. Audrey Scanlan
Canon for Mission Collaboration and Congregational Life
The Episcopal Church in Connecticut
290 Pratt Street
Meriden, CT 06450