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Arthur Anderson and his Acting Odyssey

The Magnificent Andersons from Life at Ascension, from an interview by Lisa Dunn, Summer, 2010 Can you guess which of our parishioners grew up near a lighthouse, has lived in the West Village since 1936, shared several stages with Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten, witnessed the filming of scenes between Charles Boyer and Marlene Dietrich …  [ More → ]

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Lenten Devotional

Here is a link to download a copy of the Ascension 2016 Lenten Devotional Booklet. In addtion, the following link is for the Lenten Calendar at Ascension.

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Science & Theology Forum by Clay Williams

Listen to the third session of Clay Williams’ Science and Theology forum, Bios, which he led at Ascension on January 10, 2016. Here is a link to the handout he prepared for this forum.  

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Recent Sermons & Annual Meeting on January 31, 2016

In accordance with the Religious Corporations Law of the State of New York, the Annual Meeting of The Church of the Ascension in the City of New York will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2016, immediately following the 11 a.m. service, for the purpose of electing a Warden for a term of two years, one Vestry member to the Class of 2018 and four Vestry members to the Class of 2019, and for the conduct of such other business as should come before the Parish. Polls will open after the 9:00 a.m. service to allow voting for members attending that service. Be sure to stay for the full meeting as many important things are discussed! [ 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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Advent Bible Study, Thursdays

The Thursday evening bible study group is discussing a new book for the Advent Season, The First Christmas, co-authored by John Dominick Crosson 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 in ways that makes them even more significant …  [ More → ]

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Rebuild the Churches Fund

Congregations and individuals recently contributed $38,400 to the diocesan “Rebuild the Churches Fund.” The fundraising effort was initiated in July 2015 to assist six African-American churches which suffered fires, most proven to be the result of arson, in the wake of the murders of nine people at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina …  [ More → ]

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Stewardship: Pledges for 2016

Many parishioners will remember the sense of possibility and optimism we felt during our interim period. We shared our hopes, dreams, and visions for Ascension’s future. Among the top priorities you expressed were to increase our outreach to the community, to expand spiritual formation programs for adults and children, and to maintain our beautiful liturgy and music. Now it’s time to turn our visions into actions: our pledge campaign goal for 2016 is $330,000! [ More → ]

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Theology & Science: 11/8/15

Adult Forum in the Parish Hall this Sunday! Theology & Science: Cosmos, led by Dr. Clay Williams during coffee hour after the 11am service. Clay is a computer scientist and theologian. He earned his PhD in computer science from Texas A&M University and his MA in systematic theology from the General Theological Seminary. This session …  [ More → ]

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This Week at Ascension

Barbecue dinner on Wednesday, Tai Chi Thursdays & college student welcoming on Saturday. Join us for our monthly Parish BBQ on August 26 around 7pm in the front garden, weather permitting. This Saturday, August 29th, from 9am to 2pm we will welcome NYU and neighboring students moving in for the new school year. We will …  [ More → ]

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