Upcoming Events, Forums & Carnival!

On February 28, 2017 we will cap off the capital campaign with a festive Carnival Party on Shrove Tuesday in the Parish Hall. Ash Wednesday services take place at 8am, noon and 7pm on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Lenten Adult Forum Series: Sabbath as Resistance, Sundays after the 11 o’clock service from March 5 to …  [ More → ]


The New Jim Crow study group

Our study group for this book will take place on first Thursdays, March 2, April 6 and May 4 at 6:45 pm. Last fall we postponed our study of Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in an Age of Colorblindness. On the first Thursday evening of the next four months we will take …  [ More → ]

Spirituality and the Arts

This new series begins next Sunday, February 12, after the 11 am service. Over the next year, we are launching an occasional forum series featuring members of our parish who make art in a variety of media, as well as some guest presenters. Our hope is to explore how making art expresses and forms our …  [ More → ]

Centering Prayer Wednesday mornings

The Centering Prayer group meets every Wednesday morning from 7:30-8:15am. All are welcome! Join us in contemplative silent prayer with friends in the presence of God. Enter through the Chapel doors to the right of the Church entrance on Fifth Avenue in the middle of the block between 10th and 11th Streets.


2/11 – Blessed Absalom Jones Celebration & 2/12 – Sunday Spirtuality and the Arts

At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. The Episcopal Diocese of New York invites you to the Diocesan Celebration of the life and work of Blessed Absalom Jones, Priest (1746-1818). Commemorating the first African-American ordained to the priesthood in The Episcopal Church, a festive Holy Eucharist …  [ More → ]

Documentary Film Series First Tuesdays

Ascension Outreach, Inc. and Resistance Cinema free film series will show Trapped, a film by Dawn Porter, on February 7, 2017 at 6:45pm. This documentary is about the women and men who work to protect reproductive choice and the recent restrictive laws that deny women’s right to choose. There is no charge for admission and …  [ More → ]

Valentine Cabaret Evening

All are invited to join us on February 14, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall to hear soprano Sarah Chalfy and pianist Natalie Tenenbaum perform in a festive Valentine’s Day Jazz Event. Bring your valentine, friends, family, and neighbors! You have probably already heard Sarah in our choir on Sunday mornings. Sarah has …  [ More → ]


Sermon – February 5, 2017
by The Rev. Edwin Chinery

Lessons You can read the scripture for February 5, 2017 here. Audio Roughly nine months prior to my call to serve here at Church of the Ascension, Hurricane Sandy struck, hitting the Jersey Shore and a great number of locations on the shores of the five boroughs. The storm hit very hard. At the time …  [ More → ]

Sermon by our Rector January 29, 2017
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Last Sunday our Rector, The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell, delivered a wise and insightful sermon placing the scripture of the day, and our parish life, in the national context. You can listen to her sermon with this link. Please join us anytime Sunday through Friday for sermons, homilies, fellowship and prayer. Everyone is welcome here! …  [ More → ]

Sermon – January 22, 2017
by The Rev. Edwin Chinery

Lessons You can read the scripture for January 22, 2017 here. Audio Interesting times. It’s safe to say we live in interesting times, is it not? In fact, I’m feeling much in agreement with Thomas Paine who, in December of 1776 wrote the words, “These are the times that try our souls.” (Well, he wrote …  [ More → ]