Events

Happy Easter!

At the Church of the Ascension, we celebrate the truth of the resurrection of Jesus Christ year-round, at every service. But we celebrate the event of the resurrection, particularly, during Eastertide, and especially at the first four Eucharists held at the conclusion of Holy Week. Here’s some of what you can expect.  [ More → ]

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Resistance Cinema April 4, 2017

Ascension Outreach & Resistance Cinema will present 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 is free – donations gladly accepted. Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control. “Shadows …  [ More → ]

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Sabbath as Resistance

Lenten Adult Forum Series: Sabbath as Resistance. The final session of our Lenten series will meet on Sunday, April 9, following the 11 o’clock service. 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 …  [ More → ]

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The New Jim Crow

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 …  [ More → ]

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Keeping a Holy Lent: A Young Adults Potluck

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.
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Finding and Living from Your Center

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. [ More → ]

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First Tuesday Film Series: FLOW

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 …  [ More → ]

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Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday

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 …  [ 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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Valentine Evening Cabaret

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. …  [ More → ]

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