Events

Book Launch Party for Courage Beyond Fear

Join us on Saturday, May 4, from 4-6pm in the Parish Hall for this book launch party. Ascension parishioners especially invited! Courage Beyond Fear is a collection of sermons from theologians and ministers who taught and studied at seminaries that underwent wrenching change, often when corporate-style governance was vaunted over theological education, spiritual insight, and …  [ More → ]

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Lenten Forums – Sunday Series: The Images that Form Us

Please join us on April 7, 2019 for the last of our lenten forums 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 theme for this week is “In God’s Image” and will be …  [ More → ]

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Looking Together: March 31

On Sunday, March 31, following the 11 a.m. service, we welcome guest Ascension Forum leader Carolyn Halpin-Healy, Executive Director of Arts and Minds, an organization committed to improving quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias through engagement with art. She has been a lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum for many …  [ More → ]

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Ascension on TV! March 24th

As Seen on TV! Recently the TV series, God Friended Me, filmed an episode in our church. It’s scheduled to air Sunday, March 24th, on CBS at 8 p.m. You could watch it at home… OR… you can gather with us in the Parish Hall that evening to watch it together! If encouraged, we will …  [ More → ]

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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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