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World AIDS Day – December 1st

World AIDS day is observed worldwide on December 1st since 1998. On this day millions of people come together across the globe to commemorate people who have lost their lives to HIV, acknowledge progress made responding to the epidemic and recommit to ending the AIDS epidemic. The United Nations has a webpage with information and …  [ More → ]

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First Sunday in Advent and Quiet Day

This Sunday, November 27, 2016, is the first Sunday in Advent. We will have an Advent Quiet Day on Saturday, December 3rd from 10am to 3 pm. Father Ed and Valerie Coates (Ascension Chorister and bread baking expert) will co-lead the group in an exploration of our relationship with the Divine in this season of …  [ More → ]

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Holiday Toy Drive Donations

The New York Marriott Marquis will be collecting toys for their annual Children’s Aid Society Toy Drive, beginning on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 and running through Wednesday, December 14, 2016. The Children’s Aid Society will distribute the toys to each of the children on an individual basis this year. Over the past few years, the …  [ More → ]

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Post-election Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

Following the way of Jesus: Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry November 14, 2016 Last week I shared what I pray was a reconciling post-election message to our church, reminding us that ‘we will all live together as fellow Americans, as citizens.’ Today I want to remind us that during moments of transition, during moments …  [ More → ]

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Feast of All Saints, November 6, 2016

For centuries, Christians have commemorated those who, having professed faith in the living Christ in days past, now have entered into the nearer presence of our Lord. This year we will celebrate the Feast of All Saints on November 6th. Following the 11 am service we will have our next Intergenerational Educational Event, open to …  [ More → ]

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Stewardship Season

Dear Friends and Fellow Parishioners, Stewardship season is upon us and by now you should have received your pledge packets in the mail. In the coming weeks, you will be receiving a phone call from one of our canvass callers to talk about Ascension and how your pledge supports parish ministries. We hope you will …  [ More → ]

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October Events at Ascension

We have two special events the end of this month:  Newcomers’ Brunch and Haunted Church Halloween!   Parishioners are invited to brunch on October 30th following the 11am service. Whether this is your first time visiting with us, or you’ve been coming for years, you are invited. This is a great opportunity to welcome, be welcomed …  [ More → ]

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Blessing of Animals, Sunday, October 2, 2016

We will celebrate St. Francis Day this Sunday with the Blessing of the Animals after the 11 o’clock service in the front garden on Fifth Avenue at 10th Street (around 12:30 pm). This is a special celebration of all creatures great and small so please join us. You are also welcome to bring well-behaved pets …  [ More → ]

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Fall Calendar of Events & Resistance Cinema

Here is the link to our Fall Calendar of Events. On Tuesday, October 4th, Ascension Outreach and Resistance Cinema Present: The Return at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish House at 12 West 11th Street. In 2012, California amended its “Three Strikes” law, shortening the sentences of thousands of “lifers.” See this unprecedented reform through the …  [ More → ]

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Welcome Back Sunday 9/25/2016

Mark The Date – We’re getting ready for the fall at Ascension! On Sunday, September 25th, the Ascension Choir returns and we’ll enjoy a special coffee hour after the 11 am service. We’ll also have a chance to learn more about what’s planned for the fall and everyone is invited to participate in our first …  [ More → ]

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