Parish news and announcements

Capital Campaign Update

We are overjoyed to report that we have exceeded our stretch goal of $800,000 for Building Our Future, our capital campaign to restore the rectory. As of March 1, we have raised $801,730! We wish to thank everyone who has given so generously to the future of this parish! If you have not yet pledged, …  [ More → ]

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Centering Prayer Wednesday mornings

The Centering Prayer group meets every Wednesday morning from 7:30-8:15am. All are welcome! Join us in contemplative silent prayer with friends in the presence of God. Enter through the Chapel doors to the right of the Church entrance on Fifth Avenue in the middle of the block between 10th and 11th Streets.

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Spirituality and the Arts

This new series begins next Sunday, February 12, after the 11 am service. Over the next year, we are launching an occasional forum series featuring members of our parish who make art in a variety of media, as well as some guest presenters. Our hope is to explore how making art expresses and forms our …  [ More → ]

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Annual Meeting 1/29/17

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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Christmas at Ascension

There are two services on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2016. The family service is at 5 p.m. and children are invited to help arrange the nativity with the reading of the Christmas story. The music will include familiar hymns for all to sing and a solo by Bora Yoon, soprano. Festal Prelude Music is at …  [ More → ]

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Visit from Anglican Archdeacon of Cyprus & the Gulf

The theme on the third Sunday in Advent, December 11, will be Ministering with Refugees in Baghdad. Last fall, Ascension joined several other parishes in the Diocese of New York in helping to build a community center in a refugee camp in Baghdad, Iraq. This ecumenical work is sponsored in part by the Anglican Diocese …  [ More → ]

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Dialogues on Race & Religion: The Church and Immigration

Dialogue on Race and Religion: The Church and Immigration, will take place on Monday, December 5, 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Cathedral House dining room. The Episcopal Diocese of New York is hosting a discussion about how churches and individuals can help the most vulnerable immigrants in our society, including refugees and asylum seekers. Ravi Ragbir, …  [ More → ]

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Racial Justice Book Group

The Racial Justice Book Group will meet on three Wednesdays, 10/12/16, 10/26 and 11/2. The Spiritual development Committee is sponsoring a discussion of Michelle Alexander’s ground-breaking book on race and criminal justice, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. To aid our discussion, we will use a curriculum developed by 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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Is your pledge up to date?

We hope you have a chance to get away this summer and enjoy some rest and re-creation. Meanwhile, the Church of the Ascension is still here, and we need to pay salaries, keep the electricity on, support our various programs, and keep the doors open for the many, many summer visitors that pass up and …  [ More → ]

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