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Service in Parish Hall this Sunday

This Sunday, July 15, the 11am service will take place in the air-conditioned Parish Hall. During the summer months on warmer Sundays the 11am service will take place there. Watch here or in the weekly email for updates. On those days you may enter through the front door of the church on Fifth Avenue or …  [ More → ]

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Centering Prayer Wednesday Mornings

“Be still and know that I am God.” A still summer morning can be a perfect time to gather in silence and enter into the centrality of God’s presence. Please join us in the Chapel on Wednesday mornings from 7:30 to 8:15 for Centering Prayer. All are welcome! Join us as you are able. Enter …  [ More → ]

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Rector’s Message on Responding to the Current Immigration Crisis

Dear Ascension parishioners and friends, Many of you have asked what we can do in response to the immigration crisis of families separated at the border, and now perhaps held in indefinite detention. There are many lists of good options available on the internet, but here are some suggestions based on the research I have …  [ More → ]

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Summer Book Discussion

Please join Mother Liz in a summer book discussion of Grateful, a new book by Diana Butler Bass in which the author explores the private and public, emotional and ethical dimensions of gratitude. Bass says the book reclaims “gratitude as a path to greater connection with God, with others, with the world, and even with …  [ More → ]

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Resistance Cinema presents: Shadow World July 3, 2018

Resistance Cinema and Ascension Outreach, Inc. present SHADOW WORLD on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 7 pm in the Parish Hall, 12 West 11th Street, NYC. Directed by Johan Grimonprez, the film reveals how the international trade in weapons fosters corruption, promotes global militarism, determines economic and foreign policies, undermines democracy and creates widespread suffering. …  [ More → ]

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Summer BBQ June 27, 2018

Save the date for our next BBQ which will take place on Wednesday evening, June 27th at 6:30 pm in front of the church. There is a sign-up sheet is in the parish hall or you can call the parish office at 212-254-8620 to let us know you’re coming, and what you might like to …  [ More → ]

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Summer Volunteer Choir

This year the Summer Volunteer Choir will sing at the 11am services on June 24 (Pride Sunday) and July 15. We’re grateful to those who have already expressed enthusiasm for this, and welcome any others who would like to join the group! Rehearsals are on those two Sunday mornings at 9:15 in the Parish Hall. …  [ More → ]

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New Needle-Craft Guild at Ascension this Fall

Calling all knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, and quilters! This fall we will be starting a Needle-Craft Guild at Ascension. Mtr. Posey, who started a group at Christ Church in Riverdale that is still going strong, will be our mentor and guide. All skills at all levels welcome. Please let us know if are interested, or if …  [ More → ]

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Wind, Fire & Water: Feast of the Pentecost

On May 20, 2018 we celebrated the Feast of Pentecost by hearing the story in many languages, a baptism and an inspiring sermon by our Rector, The Rev. Elizabeth Maxwell and music from the wonderful Ascension choir. You can listen to her message with this link https://tinyurl.com/y8sop4ph.

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Liturgy of Lamentation Commemorates The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As part of the Year of Lamentation, join the diocese in commemorating the presence of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 7-10 pm. Dr. King preached at our Cathedral on May 17, 1967. The Diocesan Festival Choir will participate in …  [ More → ]

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