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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 → ]

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Documentary Film: 13th by Ava DuVernay

This Sunday, February 19, following the 11 am service and in honor of Black History Month, we will show the acclaimed documentary film 13th, which centers on race in the American criminal justice system, in the parish hall. Ava DuVernay, director of the film Selma, titled the film after the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. …  [ More → ]

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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 → ]

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Sermon by our Rector January 29, 2017

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 → ]

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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 → ]

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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 → ]

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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 → ]

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Bishop’s Call to Bear Witness for Refugees

The Rt. Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche has invited and urges all to join him this afternoon, February 1, together with Bishops Shin and Glasspool from our diocese and Bishops Provenzano, Wolf and Allotey of Long Island, to bear witness to our Christian values and faith in the face of the discriminatory executive order regarding refugees …  [ More → ]

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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 → ]

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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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