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Bluestone Farm Volunteer Day Saturday 9/17/2016

Here are some photos of our volunteer day at Bluestone farm. Located in Brewster, New York, The Community of the Holy Spirit is a monastic community for women in the Episcopal Church, and a witness to the work of the Holy Spirit in the world. As part of their ministry, the Sisters have created Bluestone …  [ More → ]

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Film Series presents “Electoral Dysfunction”

Ascension Outreach, Inc. and Resistance Cinema sponsor First Tuesday Film Series. On Tuesday, Septmeber 6, 2016 at 7pm we present Electoral Dysfunction by the Center For Independent Documentary, written, produced, and directed by David Deschamps, Leslie D. Farrel, and Bennett Singer, featuring Mo Rocca (2012, 90 min) in The Church of the Ascension Parish Hall, …  [ More → ]

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Episcopal Relief & Development assists Gulf Coast flood victims

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting diocesan leaders along the Gulf Coast who are coordinating flood response efforts after several days of heavy rainfall across the region. To contribute to this import ministry and work with any major credit card go to http://www.episcopalrelief.org/us-disaster-fund, or use the attached ERD form regarding responding to the Gulf Coast …  [ More → ]

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Proclamation – August 14, 2016

Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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SHOWING TONIGHT, TUESDAY, 7PM!

MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change. [ More → ]

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Sermon – July 24, 2016

Four weeks ago, I arrived as a guest at the Church of the Ascension; this week, I leave as your friend. On Friday, I was privileged to have dinner, among other wonderful people, with your Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry. During our conversation, I was asked to identify one of the defining features…  [ More → ]

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Parish Barbecue!

Join us Wednesday evening, July 27th for our monthly summer BBQ — 7pm in front of the church. A sign-up sheet is in the Parish Hall or you can call the parish office at 212-254-8620 to let Andrew Jones, parish administrator, know you’re coming and what you might like to bring.

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Sermon – July 10, 2016

O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Calling Food Pantry Volunteers

Volunteers Needed for Ascension Outreach Food Pantry! We need a little more help during the summer months; the dates are 2nd & 4th Saturdays, July 23, August 13 & 27. We gather around 7:30-8:00 am and finish around 10am, depending on the number of volunteers to pack food bags. If you can assist on one …  [ More → ]

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Documentary Film Series July 5, 2016

Ascension Outreach, Inc., in collaboration with Resistance Cinema, presents “Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence” (2015, 55 min) on Tuesday, July 5th at 7pm with special guest, Leah Barrett, Executive Director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. Ms. Barrett will lead a post screening discussion. In light of recent events – and a building …  [ More → ]

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