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The road ahead: the rectory renovation

We’re not quite ready for the “before and after” shots of the Rectory because we are square in the middle of the before!  So here are some pictures of the demolition phase as we prepare the rectory to be a new home for our new rector and get the parlor floor set to be our new meeting …  [ More → ]

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One World, One Faith, One God

“In the midst of transition (or change) the work is going to be about creation…about cooperating with God in re-creating ourselves…about becoming more fully what God calls us to be.” — Debra K Farrington, The Seasons of a Restless Heart, as quoted in Mother Shelley’s sermon on stewardship, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Read the full sermon here and learn about the parish’s plans for growth, change and ministry over the next several years. [ More → ]

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Ascension’s Twelfth Rector

It is with great pleasure that the wardens and vestry announce that we have called the Reverend Elizabeth G. Maxwell as the twelfth Rector of The Church of the Ascension in the City of New York, and that she has accepted the call. She will take up her duties on January 12, and her first …  [ More → ]

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Ascension Sunday June 1, 2014

On Sunday, June 1, as we celebrate The Day of Ascension as our parish Feast Day, we will also welcome special guest The Rt. Rev. Stacy Sauls from the Diocese of New York. This celebration will include the Confirmation and Reception of several new members into the parish and the service and ministry of Parish …  [ More → ]

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Inquirer’s Classes begin April 22, 6:45pm

The Spring Inquirer’s class will begin on Tuesday, April 22, at 6:45pm in the Parish Hall. Each class will take a look at a different aspect of the Christian Faith and what it means to be a member of The Church of the Ascension. Classes will go for six consecutive weeks ending in a hands-on …  [ More → ]

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Bible Study Mondays

Have you ever wanted to learn more about scripture but were afraid to ask the simple questions? This new Bible study is for you. Join Mother Shelley on Monday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. as she guides us through a beginner’s course in the study of scripture. Classes will begin Monday, January 20th.

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Advent Letter 2013

Here is a link to read Mother Shelley’s Advent Letter to family and friends of The Church of the Ascension.

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New Children’s Christmas Choir

We are forming a new Children’s Choir for girls and boys aged 6-10 who love to sing. Rehearsals will be held once a week at Ascension, and will culminate in a joyous lifting of voices at the 5pm Children’s Service on Tuesday, December 24. No prior singing experience is necessary — just a willingness to …  [ More → ]

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Children’s Eucharist, November 17th

On November 17, 2013, there will be a special Children’s Eucharist in the church at the 11am service. Mother Shelley will share with the children what goes on under the veil at the table during the service and teach the basics of communion in the Episcopal Church.

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NYU Back to School Opening Day

Please join us this Sunday, August 25th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to welcome students at New York University as they return to school. We will be giving out bottled water and providing information as families move students into the Fifth Avenue dormitory across from the church. Services are held in the chapel and …  [ More → ]

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