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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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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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Sabbath as Resistance

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, …  [ 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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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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2/11 – Blessed Absalom Jones Celebration & 2/12 – Sunday Spirtuality and the Arts

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 …  [ More → ]

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Bishop’s Call to Bear Witness for Refugees

The Rt. Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche has invited and urges all to join him this afternoon, February 1, together with Bishops Shin and Glasspool from our diocese and Bishops Provenzano, Wolf and Allotey of Long Island, to bear witness to our Christian values and faith in the face of the discriminatory executive order regarding refugees …  [ More → ]

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Sermon – January 29, 2017

Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Parish Annual Meeting January 26, 2017

This Sunday, January 29, 2017, in accordance with the Religious Corporations Law of the State of New York, we will hold the Annual Meeting of The Church of the Ascension in the City of New York. The meeting will take place immediately following the 11 a.m. service for the purpose of electing a Warden for …  [ More → ]

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