Events

2016 Winter/Spring Calendar at Ascension

There are a number of special programs at Ascension this season, including forums, dinners, classes, films, quiet day, a farm day and retreat. On February 28th after the 11 o’clock service Eliza Griswold will present a forum on the plight of Christians and other religious minorities fleeing Isis, and other existential threats in the larger …  [ More → ]

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Ash Wednesday Services at Ascension

Ash Wednesday Services take place on February 10th with imposition of ashes at 8 a.m., noon, and 7 p.m (with choir). Ashes will also be available in the church from 9-10am, 11-11:50am, 1-2pm and 5:30-6:40pm. As we begin our preparations for Lent, here is a link to download a copy of the Ascension 2016 Lenten …  [ More → ]

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Resistance Cinema & Ascension Outreach Free Film Series presents …

“THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING”, a new film (2015) about capitalism vs. climate will be shown in our free film series on Tuesday, February 2nd, 7pm, at the Church of the Ascension Parish House, 12 West 11th Street. Based on Naomi Klein’s book of the same name, it explores whether the climate crisis can be addressed in …  [ More → ]

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Ascension Book Club

The next meeting of the Ascension Book Club is Wednesday, February 3, at 7:00 pm the Rectory parlor. Enter through the office/library from the Parish Hall. The February selection is Rascal by Sterling North. For those of you who want to get a head start on the selection for the March 3 meeting, the book …  [ More → ]

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300 Years of Changes to City & Church

Our neighbors at First Presbyterian Church are celebrating their 300th anniversary the weekend of January 23-24. On Sunday, January 24 at 4 pm, they are hosting a lecture entitled “God in Gotham: Three Hundred Years of Changes to City and Church”, given by Dr. Kenneth T. Jackson, professor of History and Social Sciences at Columbia …  [ More → ]

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Forum: Theology & Science

Our next Forum on Theology & Science will take place on Sunday, January 10, 2016 after the 11 o’clock service. This session, Bios, will focus on the origins of life, and include some fascinating reflection on where God is in the emerging story. This is the third session of six led by Dr. Clay Williams, …  [ More → ]

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Thursday Bible Study & Sunday Forum

Our Thursday evening bible study group starts again on January 7. We will discuss a new book throughout the Epiphany Season, The First Christmas, and is co-authored by John Dominick Crossan and Marcus Borg. It is lovely, accessible theology that beautifully expands how we define some of the words and images we’ve long cherished, and …  [ More → ]

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Christmas Eve – Festal Prelude Music at 9:30 pm

Prelude Pieces Christmas Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Choral (from Hodie) Ralph Vaughan Williams (1892-1958) Good Christian friends, rejoice German Carol harm. Charles Winfred Douglas Alma redemptoris mater G. P. Palestrina (ca. 1525-1594) God rest you merry, gentlemen English Carol arr. David Willcocks The Star Carol Alfred S. Burt (1920-1954) Le sommeil de l’enfant Jésus French Carol …  [ More → ]

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Barbara Rearick recital 12/18/2015

Mezzo-Soprano Barbara Rearick and pianist Alan Johnson perform song cycles by Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Ethan Greene, Julian Grant, Alberto Ginastera, Claude Debussy, and William Bolcom on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 7:30 PM in the Parish Hall at 12 West 11th Street. The recital will be followed by a reception with the artists. A …  [ More → ]

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Sunday Forum: The New Millennial Morality & Racism on College Campuses

Dr. Deirdre Good returns to Ascension this Sunday, December 13th, to lead a forum about race and free speech on college campuses, inviting us to reflect theologically and to explore possibilities for faithful action. The forum will take place after the 11 o’clock service. Dr. Good asks that you read this article (link here) which …  [ More → ]

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