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Letter from our Bishops

The following statement is from Our Bishops Standing with our Jewish Brothers and Sisters: “We offer and express to the Jewish Community whom we count as our dear neighbors and friends our love and sorrow, and our promise to stand with them against these rising forces of hate and destruction.” To read the full letter …  [ More → ]

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Blessed Absalom Jones Celebration

On Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:30am we will celebrate the feast day of Blessed Absalom Jones at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. Rev. Charles A. Wynder, Jr. Staff Officer for Social Justice, Advocacy Engagement, Reconciliation and Creation Care, will be the preacher. For more information or if you would like to …  [ More → ]

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Support Your Parish & Smile While You Shop!

If you purchase from Amazon at any time during the year, please login and buy through Amazon Smile to generate a donation to the parish. The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5 percent of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the nonprofit you choose. Even these small sums can really add up for us. …  [ More → ]

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Resistance Cinema: Power to Heal

Resistance Cinema Presents: Power to Heal on Tuesday, December 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall at 12 West 11th Street. Power to Heal is an hour-long documentary that offers a compelling chapter in the historic struggle to secure equal access to healthcare for all Americans. Central is the tale of how a …  [ 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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