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Christmas at Ascension

There are two services on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2016. The family service is at 5 p.m. and children are invited to help arrange the nativity with the reading of the Christmas story. The music will include familiar hymns for all to sing and a solo by Bora Yoon, soprano. Festal Prelude Music is at …  [ More → ]

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Epiphany Festival of Light January 6, 2017

On January 6, 2017, Friday evening, everyone is invited to the Festival of Light celebration from 5:00 – 7:30 pm. In addition to the lighting of the church, there will be live circus performers, a reception with live music, refreshment sweets and treats and tours of our historic 175+ year old church. This is an …  [ More → ]

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Documentary Film Series – Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7pm

Ascension Outreach, Inc. and Resistance Cinema free film series presents Bonhoeffer: Agent of Change on Tuesday evening, December 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. There is no admission charge and everyone is welcome. Entrance is through the Parish Hall at 12 West 11th Street, NYC. After the screening we will hear from guest speaker Gary John …  [ More → ]

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World AIDS Day – December 1st

World AIDS day is observed worldwide on December 1st since 1998. On this day millions of people come together across the globe to commemorate people who have lost their lives to HIV, acknowledge progress made responding to the epidemic and recommit to ending the AIDS epidemic. The United Nations has a webpage with information and …  [ More → ]

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Holiday Toy Drive Donations

The New York Marriott Marquis will be collecting toys for their annual Children’s Aid Society Toy Drive, beginning on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 and running through Wednesday, December 14, 2016. The Children’s Aid Society will distribute the toys to each of the children on an individual basis this year. Over the past few years, the …  [ More → ]

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Post-election Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

Following the way of Jesus: Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry November 14, 2016 Last week I shared what I pray was a reconciling post-election message to our church, reminding us that ‘we will all live together as fellow Americans, as citizens.’ Today I want to remind us that during moments of transition, during moments …  [ More → ]

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Stewardship Season

Dear Friends and Fellow Parishioners, Stewardship season is upon us and by now you should have received your pledge packets in the mail. In the coming weeks, you will be receiving a phone call from one of our canvass callers to talk about Ascension and how your pledge supports parish ministries. We hope you will …  [ More → ]

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Resistance Cinema November 1, 2016

Ascension Outreach and Resistance Cinema Present: Requiem for the American Dream on Tuesday evening, November 1st at 6:30 p.m. The New York Times described the film as “a timely 75-minute teach-in by Noam Chomsky, the M.I.T. linguistics professor who has been a leading leftist political analyst, critic and writer for six decades…focuses here on an …  [ More → ]

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October Events at Ascension

We have two special events the end of this month:  Newcomers’ Brunch and Haunted Church Halloween!   Parishioners are invited to brunch on October 30th following the 11am service. Whether this is your first time visiting with us, or you’ve been coming for years, you are invited. This is a great opportunity to welcome, be welcomed …  [ More → ]

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Racial Justice Book Group

The Racial Justice Book Group will meet on three Wednesdays, 10/12/16, 10/26 and 11/2. The Spiritual development Committee is sponsoring a discussion of Michelle Alexander’s ground-breaking book on race and criminal justice, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. To aid our discussion, we will use a curriculum developed by the …  [ More → ]

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