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Welcome Nick Walters, our summer seminarian!

From June 28-July 27, we will have Nick Walters with us as summer seminarian. Nick has just finished his second year of seminary at St. Stephen’s House, Oxford, and comes from Yorkshire. As a candidate for ordination in the Church of England, he is particularly interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church and looks …  [ More → ]

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Sing at Ascension this Summer

Our Summer Volunteer Choir will be singing periodically during the summer months while The Ascension Choir is off. The Summer Volunteer Choir is open to all. If you would like to join the group, speak to Dennis Keene after the service or email him at DennisKeene(at)ascensionnyc.org. Rehearsals take place at 9:15 on the Sundays that …  [ 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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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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