Monthly Archives: December 2011

Christmastide at Ascension

From Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24) to the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus (happy New Year!), get the full schedule of Ascension services here. [ More → ]

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For I Was Hungry and You Gave Me Food

The Carpenter’s Kids program represents a very profound opportunity for us to harness our energies and resources in the service of the Lord’s kingdom. For a modest financial commitment, Ascension is radically transforming the lives of each of the sixty-five children we sponsor, as well as their caretakers and local communities. Though simple in principle, the program’s impact has been immeasurable: through the gift of education, we have opened the door to hope and opportunity in one of the most impoverished places on earth. [ More → ]

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The Great O’s of Advent

Now we are deep in the throes of The Holidays, as our secular and highly materialistic culture refers to this time of year. Almost before the pumpkins of Halloween disappeared from porches throughout the Village, the Christmas Train seemed to start barreling down the tracks with its annual frenzy, glitter and inevitability. In New York …  [ More → ]

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Caregivers at Ascension

As anyone knows who has tried it, caring for an ill or disabled person can be exhausting. The physical demands are often great, and the psychological ones frequently overwhelming. Our culture tells us that no sacrifice for a loved one is too great, that caregivers must give their all — and then some more. It …  [ More → ]

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Vestry Notes

Highlights of the Vestry Meetings since our last report: At its March meeting the Vestry learned that Meredith Ward accepted the position as Chair of the Fine Arts Committee; Sirkka Kyle accepted the position as Chair of the Garden Committee; Ethan Mandel accepted the position as Chair of the Spiritual Development Committee. At its June …  [ More → ]

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Advent Lessons & Carols

You’re invited to gather for story, song, and candle light at a service of Advent Lessons and Carols, Sunday, December 4 at 6 p.m. Members of the NYU campus ministry community and our very own Canterbury Downtown will host this event. See the joy that is coming to you… as we enter into the season …  [ More → ]

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