Blessing of Animals, Sunday, October 2, 2016

We will celebrate St. Francis Day this Sunday with the Blessing of the Animals after the 11 o’clock service in the front garden on Fifth Avenue at 10th Street (around 12:30 pm). This is a special celebration of all creatures great and small so please join us. You are also welcome to bring well-behaved pets …  [ More → ]


Welcome Back Sunday 9/25/2016

Mark The Date – We’re getting ready for the fall at Ascension! On Sunday, September 25th, the Ascension Choir returns and we’ll enjoy a special coffee hour after the 11 am service. We’ll also have a chance to learn more about what’s planned for the fall and everyone is invited to participate in our first …  [ More → ]

Is your pledge up to date?

We hope you have a chance to get away this summer and enjoy some rest and re-creation. Meanwhile, the Church of the Ascension is still here, and we need to pay salaries, keep the electricity on, support our various programs, and keep the doors open for the many, many summer visitors that pass up and …  [ More → ]

Welcome Nick Walters, our summer seminarian!

From June 28-July 27, we will have Nick Walters with us as summer seminarian. Nick has just finished his second year of seminary at St. Stephen’s House, Oxford, and comes from Yorkshire. As a candidate for ordination in the Church of England, he is particularly interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church and looks …  [ More → ]


Resistance Cinema October 4, 2016

Ascension Outreach and Resistance Cinema Present: The Return on Tuesday evening, October 4th at 6:30 p.m. In 2012, California amended its “Three Strikes” law, shortening the sentences of thousands of “lifers.” See this unprecedented reform through the eyes of those on the front lines — prisoners suddenly freed, families turned upside down and attorneys and …  [ More → ]

Bluestone Farm Volunteer Day Saturday 9/17/2016

Here are some photos of our volunteer day at Bluestone farm. Located in Brewster, New York, The Community of the Holy Spirit is 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 …  [ More → ]

Film Series presents “Electoral Dysfunction”

Ascension Outreach, Inc. and Resistance Cinema sponsor First Tuesday Film Series. On Tuesday, Septmeber 6, 2016 at 7pm we present Electoral Dysfunction by the Center For Independent Documentary, written, produced, and directed by David Deschamps, Leslie D. Farrel, and Bennett Singer, featuring Mo Rocca (2012, 90 min) in The Church of the Ascension Parish Hall, …  [ More → ]


Sermon – September 11, 2016
by The Rev. Edwin Chinery

Lessons You can read the scripture for September 11, 2016 here. Audio You remember the day. It was one of those beautiful September mornings when the sky was like something out of a storybook. I’d gotten to work earlier than usual for some reason and was sitting in my cubicle at the Middlesex County Department …  [ More → ]

Sermon – August 28, 2016
by The Rev. Edwin Chinery

Lessons You can read the scripture for August 28, 2016 here. Audio “…my people have changed their glory for something that does not profit.” The book of the Prophet Jeremiah has been described using terms such as “soul-searing”, and “conscience challenging”, even as it promises hope to the wounded in body and spirit. Now, historical …  [ More → ]

Sermon – August 21, 2016
by The Rev. Edwin Chinery

Lessons You can read the scripture for August 21, 2016 here. Audio The world is changing. Don’t watch the news, it seems only to give the bad news. More change is afoot than the news cycle can capture, and we’re part of it. In the sense that we have feelings of a generalized and imminent …  [ More → ]