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Ascension is a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive community of people who gather to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, to give praise and thanks to God through the beauty of worship, and to love and serve God and our neighbors.
- Regular Worship Schedule
- Sunday 9am: Holy Eucharist at Side Altar
- Sunday 11am: Holy Eucharist in the Church with sermon, hymns & choir
- Sunday 7pm: Service of Meditations and Sacrament, including chant, interfaith readings and communion
- Monday – Friday: 6pm at Side Altar. Church open for prayer and meditation 12-3pm.
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- Mondays: Movement & Meditation
12:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 12 W. 11th Street. Suggested donation: $15.
- Wednesdays: Centering Prayer
7:30-8:15 a.m. in the Chapel, Fifth Avenue at 10th Street. For more information, please contact Shep Skiff.
- Mondays: Movement & Meditation
Ascension Outreach & Resistance Cinema Shadows of Liberty (2012 – 93 minutes) in the Parish Hall on April 4, 2017 at 7pm. The address is 12 West 11th Street; film screening free – donations gladly accepted. Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control. Shadows of Liberty …
Tuesday, March 28, at 6:45pm
Please join us in the Parish Hall for a simple supper and discussion of our personal Lenten theology, practices and experience. All Ascensionites in their 20’s and 30’s are invited, and friends are most welcome. Vegetarian soup will be provided; please bring a dish to share. You are also most welcome at the 6 pm Eucharist in the church beforehand.
Lenten Adult Forum Series: Sabbath as Resistance, Sundays after the 11 o’clock service, from March 5 to April 2. Drawing on the title of the book by Walter Bruggeman, Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now, we will explore the concept of the Sabbath as a path to bring about justice, peace, …
Thursdays: March 2, April 6 and May 4 at 6:45 pm. On the first Thursday evening in each of the next three months, we will continue our study of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in an Age of Colorblindness. This will be a break from our regularly scheduled Bible study, but we hope to …
A Lenten Quiet Day, Saturday, March 25, 10 am – 2 pm
In this quiet day we will explore practices that can help us to remain prayerful, centered and present. We will explore centering prayer as a method of being present to God and all that is within us. We will look at ways to develop or refine a rule of life to help us to protect and live out of this sense of presence.
Irena Salina’s award-winning 2008 documentary “FLOW: For Love Of Water” investigates what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century: the world water crisis. In the course of 84 minutes, interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis, at both the global and human scale, and the …
On February 28, we will be capping off our capital campaign “Building Our Future” with a festive Carnival Party and pancake supper at 6:30pm in the Parish Hall. Be sure to bring your palms from last year and join us after the festivities as we burn them to make ashes for Ash Wednesday. The next …
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. …
Everyone is invited on February 14, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall at 12 West 11th Street to hear soprano Sarah Chalfy and pianist Natalie Tenenbaum perform in a festive Valentine’s Day music program. Bring your valentine, friends, family, and neighbors! You have probably already heard Sarah in our choir on Sunday mornings. …
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 …