Monthly Archives: November 2012

Ascension Quiet Day December 15th

Ascension will be holding its annual Advent Quiet Day on Saturday, December 15 starting at 10AM in the Parish Hall. This year’s quiet day, led by the Rev. Dr. James Reho, will be focused on Hesychastic Prayer, one of the oldest forms of Christian meditation. Coming from the Elders of the Desert, this tradition teaches …  [ More → ]

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Christmas Concert December 13

Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:00 PM Conductor Dennis Keene leads the Voices of Ascension chorus in their most popular concert of the season! Once again the church will be lit by hundreds of candles as the Voices of Ascension presents four centuries of Christmas music – a wonderful mixture of classical pieces and favorite …  [ More → ]

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Harvest Dinner November 28th

As part of our stewardship campaign we will have an all-parish celebration with a Harvest Dinner on Wednesday, November 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Our speaker will be The Rev. Jim Burns, retired Rector of The Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York City. Fr. Burns will share his insights on …  [ More → ]

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Update on the Interim Pastor Search

A committee of Vestry members continues to search for an interim pastor to work with Mother Shelley and the congregation during our transition period. This is in addition to the formation of the Search Committee for our next Rector which we recently announced. To date, the committee has reviewed numerous resumes and has interviewed two …  [ More → ]

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Search Committee Members Announced

Dear Fellow Parishioners, The Vestry of the Church of Ascension met last week to select the members of our Rector Search Committee. The selection was made by a unanimous consensus of the Vestry. The response to our call for applications was truly awe-inspiring both in terms of the number of people who have offered their …  [ More → ]

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Interfaith Worship Thanksgiving Eve

The Church of the Ascension will participate in the Community Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 7:00pm at The First Presbyterian Church on Fifth Avenue between 11th and 12th Street. Proceeds from the collection will go to Ascension Outreach for the food pantry program. The service will include music by the Children’s …  [ More → ]

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Update on Donations for Storm Relief

Our parish is joining the Episcopal Diocese of New York and Long Island in an effort to assist the victims of Superstorm Sandy. Clothing is no longer needed, but there are requests for cleaning supplies, canned goods, can openers, diapers and feminine hygiene products. If you would like to help please bring the items to …  [ More → ]

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