2420 Tuolumne  Street
Vallejo,  CA 94589
(707) 644-5505

The Blessing of the Animals

Saturday, 4th October 2014

Friends and neighbors are cordially invited to the 5th annual celbration in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.

The festivities will take place in the Redwood Grove of Ascension Episcopal Church, located behind the church building.

Ascension in the news

Vallejo church hosts first PFLAG meeting

By Lanz Christian Bañes/Times-Herald staff writer/timesheraldonline.com
POSTED: 03/05/2014 12:52:49 AM PST

Some were there because their children were gay. Others were straight, but wanted to show solidarity.

Whatever their reason, about 35 people showed up Tuesday to what could be the first of many PFLAG meetings held in Vallejo.

"To get a chapter going, I think you need to have a lot of passion for the organization ... and more importantly the cause," said Rosemarie Vertullo, president of the PFLAG Napa chapter and facilitator of the Vallejo meeting.

PFLAG, originally an acronym for "Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays," is a national organization for families and allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community with hundreds of chapters around the country.

Vertullo gave a brief presentation on the history of PFLAG before drilling into the details of what Vallejo would need to start its own chapter. For now, Vallejo will operate as a satellite of the Napa chapter until a local chapter is established.

The Napa group meets monthly, and a typical session might include an educational presentation before moving onto PFLAG's key component -- member support.

"We're not therapists in the sense that we're going to give anyone advice. We're only here to listen," Vertullo said.

Confidentiality is an important part of the organization -- attendees only write their first names on their name tags -- and those who wish to participate tell their stories as a way to help others relate to similar issues, Vertullo said.

Tuesday's meeting was held at Ascension Episcopal Church, led by the Rev. Bayani Rico. Rico's son is openly gay, and it was he and members of his church who pushed to establish a local PFLAG chapter. ... read more

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Ascension Episcopal Church
2420 Tuolumne Street
Vallejo, California  94589           Map
Office Hours
Monday 9am - Noon
Tuesday 9am - Noon
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 9am - Noon
Friday 9am - Noon

The Rev. Bayani D. Rico, Rector
     email: rector_ascension@sbcglobal.net
The Rev. Richard von Grabow, Deacon
Shirley Rabold, Secretary
Edgar Avila, Organist & Music Director

Office Volunteers
Heidi Arguel
Ellie Francisco
Rudy Francisco
Mary Jennings
Jimmie Johnson
Nellie Kaushal
Donna Sullivan
Betty Wallace, Treasurer

2014 Vestry Members
Anne Arms, Senior Warden
Rudy Francisco, Junior Warden
Jeanette Boatman
Sue Broomall
Jocelyn Cafuir
Jimmie Johnson
Dorothy Lum
Shirleen Parker
Lance Thompson

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