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Backpacks for Uganda

This year we are again collecting backpacks and school supplies for the school children in Uganda. We need backpacks (new or used), crayons, notebooks, note paper, pencils, pencil sharpeners, and pens. We will collect the supplies in a basket in the narthex through Sunday, September 30, where we will bless them at the 11am service. …  [ More → ]

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Welcome Back Sunday, September 30!

The choir and Sunday School return in their fullness, and we hope that you will be here too! Please join with the whole Ascension community to celebrate the new season and our life together.

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11'09"01 – A Film About 9/11 on 9/11

On September 11, Ascension Outreach and Resistance Cinema will feature eleven directors from 11 countries who each contributed a short film reflecting on the events of September 11, 2001. Themes include:

  • A village teacher in Iran tries to explain to her young students what’s happened; city kids in Burkina Faso think they’ve spotted Osama Bin Laden;
  • a deaf Frenchwoman in Manhattan writes a Dear John letter to a man who has left that morning for work in the World Trade Center;
  • a Chilean remembers Allende;
  • a mother endures more than her son’s death.

Come join us — 7pm on September 11th 2018; admission is FREE — for what is sure to be a sensitive tribute. [ More → ]

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EFM Starts Tuesday, September 11

EfM is a four year program (students only commit one year at a time) that focuses on “doing theology.” Participants learn to explore and develop their own theological understanding through discussions of Old Testament, New Testament, church history, and living in a multicultural world. Our first meeting on Tuesday, September 11, at 6:00 pm (starting …  [ More → ]

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The Season of Creation

From September 1 (the World Day of Prayer for Creation) until October 4 (St. Francis’ Day), we join with Anglicans and ecumenical colleagues around the globe to celebrate the season of creation. In this period, we contemplate and give thanks for the good earth that God has made with all its wondrous diversity. We consider …  [ More → ]

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Need to Keep Your Hands Busy?

Calling all knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, and quilters! Our first Needle-Craft Guild meeting will be on Wednesday, September 5, at 6:30 pm. in the parish hall after the Eucharist. We will be meeting once a month and expect to go till 8:00 p.m. each evening. All skills at all levels welcome. Please let us know if …  [ More → ]

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Join us for our last 5th Avenue BBQ of the summer

Join us Wednesday evening, August 29, for the last of our monthly summer barbecues — 6:30 p.m. in front of the church, Fifth Avenue at Tenth Street in Greenwich Village. Call the parish office at 212-254-8620 to let us know you’re coming, and what you might like to bring. We hope to see you there!

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Did you miss hearing a sermon? Listen online anytime!

If you missed a Sunday and the sermon, most of the sermons can be heard online the following week at the right sidebar below on this page in the section “From our Pulpit”. You can hear recent sermons such as Father Ed Chinery’s sermon on August 19 all the way back to the first audio …  [ More → ]

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Service in Parish Hall on August 19, 2018

This Sunday, August 19, 2018, the 11am service will take place in the air-conditioned Parish Hall. During the summer months on warmer Sundays the 11am service will take place there. Watch here or in the weekly email for updates. On those days you may enter through the front door of the church on Fifth Avenue …  [ More → ]

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Rector’s Message on Responding to the Current Immigration Crisis

Dear Ascension parishioners and friends, Many of you have asked what we can do in response to the immigration crisis of families separated at the border, and now perhaps held in indefinite detention. There are many lists of good options available on the internet, but here are some suggestions based on the research I have …  [ More → ]

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