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Newcomers Brunch December 8th

Our Newcomers Brunch will take place on Sunday, December 8, 2019 after the 11 a.m. service beginning at 12:30 p.m. Please join the celebration in honor of those who have come to Ascension in the last year (however defined!). Our newcomers are our honored guests, but everyone is welcome- whether you have been in the …  [ More → ]

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Climate Strike NYC: Call to Action

September 20th, Friday at noon: Join parishioners and friends in the Climate Strike NYC: A Call to Action at Foley Square, 31-51 Center Street, NYC. On September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike globally, to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. …  [ More → ]

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Needlework Guild meets Wednesdays

Our Ascension Needlework Group started up again on Wednesday, September 4, and will meet on the first Wednesday of every month. All are welcome- no experience required! Over the next few Sundays, our forums after the 11 AM service will explore different aspects of this ministry and its impact. Sunday, September 15- We make and …  [ More → ]

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Feast of St. Mary Magdalene

Join us at 6:00 p.m. this Monday, July 22, for the evening Eucharist and to celebrate the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene. We are delighted to welcome Meredith Ward as our guest preacher at that service.

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Summer Book Group in July

The Ascension Summer Book Group will meet on Monday, July 15, and Tuesday July 23. All are invited to read and discuss Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again, by Rachel Held Evans. This is a book about telling and inhabiting stories – bible stories, our own stories of faith, doubt, …  [ More → ]

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Summer Volunteer Choir

The Summer Volunteer Choir will sing this Sunday, July 14, and also on August 11. Rehearsals are in the Parish Hall each of those Sundays at 9:15 (enter through 12 West 11th Street.) Rehearsals go until about 10:10, then the choir will sing at the 11am service. This is always lots of fun. If you …  [ More → ]

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People who lunch! At Ascension!

Are you at home during the day? Would you enjoy a monthly lunch with some other folks from Ascension? We’d like to start an informal group of parishioners and friends to share food and conversation; and maybe whatever else develops. Our first lunch will be at 12:30 on Tuesday, June 25 in the parish hall. …  [ More → ]

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Blessing of Needlework this Sunday

This Sunday, June 2, 2019, will include a blessing of the needlework by the Needlecraft Guild. The Ascension Needlework Group meets on the first Wednesday evening of every month to handcraft comfort shawls, hats, and scarves for various groups in need. The comfort shawls and some hats we are blessing this Sunday will go to …  [ More → ]

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Ascension in the News!

The current issue of The Episcopal New Yorker features two articles by Ascensionites: a book review from Mother Liz and and a reflection on the issue’s fascinating topic (death) by Stanley Weinberg. In the recent 2018 fall edition you’ll find a poignant article by Fr. Ed on how the abuse of a subway panhandler by …  [ More → ]

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Ascension Walks (and Gives) to End AIDS

This year the event takes place in Central Park on Sunday, May 19th. As her final major event as a 23-year-old — as well as her first public service duty as a baptized Christian — Zennie Trieu will be dedicating her 24th birthday to fundraising a $5,000+ goal for the annual AIDS Walk NY. She …  [ More → ]

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