Events

Sunday Forum: The Language of our Worship

This Sunday, March 24, after the 11am service, the Ascension Forum will discuss: How do the words we use in prayer shape us? How do we shape them? What verbal images help us understand God? Christ? Humankind? The creation? God’s purposes and “kingdom”? Do we use poetry, prose? Traditional, archaic, contemporary, experimental language? Different words …  [ More → ]

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How Images Shape Our Understanding of Justice

What images have challenged you to form new ideas of what it would mean to work for and live into a more just society? How did they shape you and call you to help make that world become real? This Sunday, Lent 2, we ask you to bring in an image — a photograph or copy of an artwork, or a still image from a film or live performance — that you remember having an impact on how you imagined the possibilities of what the world could be. [ More → ]

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Ash Wednesday Services at Ascension

There are three services on March 6, 2019 with Ash Wednesday liturgy at 8:00 a.m., noon. and 7:00 p.m. with full choir. Ashes will be imposed at the front gate of the church on Fifth Avenue at 10th Street from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Images that Form Us: Lenten Series

Join us for a Sunday forum series exploring the power of images (including language) to shape our self-understanding, our faith and worship, our commitment to justice, our vision of wholeness, our relationship with God and more. The series will be led by the Ascension clergy, with some possible guests as well. Lent 1 (Sunday, March …  [ More → ]

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Forum with Barbara Crafton

On February 10, 2019, distinguished author and teacher, the Rev. Barbara Crafton will be our guest preacher at the 11:00 a.m. service at Ascension and afterward lead a forum on her book, Jesus Wept: When Faith and Depression Meet. In preparation for the forum, those who wish to read the book ahead of time can …  [ More → ]

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Twelfth Night Celebration 1/5/19

On the 12th Night of Christmas…There is a celebration at Ascension! Please join us for the last festivities and a wonderful winter holiday celebration, the Twelfth Night of Christmas at the Church of the Ascension on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 5:00-7:30pm in the church. Twelfth Night is a traditional time for mirth and revelry, …  [ More → ]

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Family Christmas Concerts Dec. 15th

Family Holiday Concert on December 15, 2018 at 5 PM This year Voices of Ascension has added a Family Holiday Concert on December 15, 2018, Saturday afternoon, at 5 PM. Shorter in length than our regular Christmas concerts but every bit as glorious, this family-friendly program will feature Voices of Ascension, a guest Youth Chorus, …  [ More → ]

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Interfaith Reading to Benefit The Kite- Dec. 1

This Saturday, December 1st – Join us from 6-8 pm in the Parish Hall with Byline Bible writers Lisa Daniels, Richard Dodd, Gail Eisenberg, India Garcia, Alex Miller, Susan Shapiro, Lavanya Sunkara, Darnell McGee Saba Ali, Sybil Sage & Gigi Blanchard. Suggested donation is $10 to benefit Gigi’s nonprofit The Kite, which teaches creative writing …  [ More → ]

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Resistance Cinema movie night 11/6

Ascension Outreach & Resistance Cinema Present BURKINABÈ BOUNTY: Agroecology in Burkina Faso on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall. Burkinabè Bounty, a documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films, chronicles agricultural resistance and the fight for food sovereignty in Burkina Faso—a small, landlocked country in West Africa. Showcasing activist farmers, students, …  [ More → ]

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All Saints Sunday November 4th

Flower Memorial for All Saints Sunday. For centuries, Christians have commemorated those who, having professed faith in the living Christ in days past, now have entered into the nearer presence of our Lord. We will celebrate the Feast of All Saints on Sunday, November 4 this year. To include the names of loved ones in …  [ More → ]

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