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Ascension is a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive community of people who gather to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, to give praise and thanks to God through the beauty of worship, and to love and serve God and our neighbors.
Regular Worship Schedule
- Sunday 9am: Holy Eucharist at Side Altar
- Sunday 11am: Holy Eucharist in the Church with sermon, hymns & the Ascension Choir
- Sunday 7pm: Service of Meditations and Sacrament, including chant, interfaith readings and communion
- Monday – Friday: 6pm at Side Altar. Church open for prayer and meditation 12-3pm.
- Mondays: Movement & Meditation
12:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 12 W. 11th Street. Suggested donation: $15.
- Wednesdays: Centering Prayer
7:30-8:15 a.m. in the Chapel, Fifth Avenue at 10th Street. For more information, please contact Shep Skiff.
- Mondays: Movement & Meditation
There are many new events this fall including special Sunday services, forums, films, a Harvest Dinner and more. A flyer with all of these can be found with this link to Ascension-Fall-Events-Calendar-2017. We call your attention to the upcoming Blessing of the Animals this Sunday, October 1st, and forums on the following three Sundays in …
On Sunday, October 22, 2017, our new Seminarian Allison Burns will speak at the Forum in the Parish Hall after the 11 o’clock service. This will be an opportunity to get to know Allison and hear about her spiritual journey, special interests and what drew her to Ascension.
There are five new forums planned this fall. On October 8, parishioner Chrys Fairchild will present Walking the Camino de Santiago. The following Sunday, October 15, we will have a special guest and discussion about current immigration issues in the U.S. Marco Saavedra is a 27 year old undocumented writer, painter and activist. Here is …
Got Game? Ascension members and friends are going to see the New York Liberty play on Sunday, August 27, 2017 in the afternoon. This is the professional women’s basketball team that plays at Madison Square Garden. We’re hoping to get a group rate, so please let Steve Hubbard (shubbard[at]nyu.edu) or Stacey Carpenter know if you …
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, …
The next meeting of the Ascension Book Club is Wednesday, June 6, 2017, at 7:00 pm the rear parlor. Enter through the office/library from the Parish Hall. The June selection is All by Myself Alone by Mary Higgins Clark. All are welcome!
Ascension will be donating $1,000 from its budget to help build a mill in Matel, Haiti, so that a new Episcopal school will become self-sustaining by grinding local farmers’ millet and corn. We invite friends of the parish to learn more and join us in this endeavor; the amount needed to finish the building is $2,000.
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 …
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 …
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 …