Would like to get involved in one of our committees or just join to help one time? Then, please contact us.
The “Ecumenical Arbeitskreis Asyl” (AK) was founded in 1986 by a group of churches in Giesing and Harlaching who wished to help Refugees coming to Germany. The Church of the Ascension participated from the early days. Our efforts today are concentrated upon the “first stop” home in the Baierbrunnerstraße 14, in Obersendling. The tasks of the AK include the moral, social and material support of the refugees and the staff in the home. Whilst the home is administered by the Bavarian state, the professional social workers who aid the refugees through their difficult early days are staff from the Innere Mission in Munich. The AK meets monthly, people who are interested and involved represent their churches and communities. Three English speaking churches and six German speaking churches are represented.
English Speaking Prisoners Support Group (ESPSG)
The ESPSG was founded as an ecumenical group to support English speaking refugees in German prisons, by keeping contact with them through mail and support them with an occasional package if they have no relatives. To provide some spiritual nourishment in the group also visits Bavarian prisons on an irregular basis and offers ecumenical services in the English language. If you are interested to take the time to help with services or write to a prisoner, please contact us.
Sisters of Charity Soup Kitchen
The Soup Kitchen is run by the Missionaries of Charity, the organization founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Address: Plinganserstr. 22, Tel.: 089-776281. Each Sunday you can bring (non-perishable) food items such as canned goods, rice, pasta, sugar etc. to the church; it will be taken to the Sisters.
Volunteers usually help with food preparation: peeling and chopping of vegetables for the soup. This is done in the mornings between 9:45 – 12:00, except Thursdays when the kitchen is closed. Help is also welcome in the afternoons from 14:00 to help with serving the soup, etc. Sometimes volunteers are asked to help with cleaning jobs or folding of laundry.