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Forum with Seminarian Allison Burns

On Sunday, October 22, 2017, our new Seminarian Allison Burns will speak at the Forum in the Parish Hall after the 11 o’clock service. This will be an opportunity to get to know Allison and hear about her spiritual journey, special interests and what drew her to Ascension.

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Fall Forums at Ascension

There are five new forums planned this fall. On October 8, parishioner Chrys Fairchild will present Walking the Camino de Santiago. The following Sunday, October 15, we will have a special guest and discussion about current immigration issues in the U.S. Marco Saavedra is a 27 year old undocumented writer, painter and activist. Here is …  [ More → ]

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New York Liberty Game – 8/27/17

Got Game? Ascension members and friends are going to see the New York Liberty play on Sunday, August 27, 2017 in the afternoon. This is the professional women’s basketball team that plays at Madison Square Garden. We’re hoping to get a group rate, so please let Steve Hubbard (shubbard[at]nyu.edu) or Stacey Carpenter know if you …  [ More → ]

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Capital Campaign Update

We are overjoyed to report that we have exceeded our stretch goal of $800,000 for Building Our Future, our capital campaign to restore the rectory. As of March 1, we have raised $801,730! We wish to thank everyone who has given so generously to the future of this parish! If you have not yet pledged, …  [ More → ]

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Ascension Book Club June 6, 2017

The next meeting of the Ascension Book Club is Wednesday, June 6, 2017, at 7:00 pm the rear parlor. Enter through the office/library from the Parish Hall. The June selection is All by Myself Alone by Mary Higgins Clark. All are welcome!

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Help Build a Mill in Haiti

Ascension will be donating $1,000 from its budget to help build a mill in Matel, Haiti, so that a new Episcopal school will become self-sustaining by grinding local farmers’ millet and corn. We invite friends of the parish to learn more and join us in this endeavor; the amount needed to finish the building is $2,000. [ More → ]

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Spirituality and the Arts

This new series begins next Sunday, February 12, after the 11 am service. Over the next year, we are launching an occasional forum series featuring members of our parish who make art in a variety of media, as well as some guest presenters. Our hope is to explore how making art expresses and forms our …  [ More → ]

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Annual Meeting 1/29/17

This Sunday, January 29, 2017, in accordance with the Religious Corporations Law of the State of New York, we will hold the Annual Meeting of The Church of the Ascension in the City of New York. The meeting will take place immediately following the 11 a.m. service for the purpose of electing a Warden for …  [ More → ]

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Visit from Anglican Archdeacon of Cyprus & the Gulf

The theme on the third Sunday in Advent, December 11, will be Ministering with Refugees in Baghdad. Last fall, Ascension joined several other parishes in the Diocese of New York in helping to build a community center in a refugee camp in Baghdad, Iraq. This ecumenical work is sponsored in part by the Anglican Diocese …  [ More → ]

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Dialogues on Race & Religion: The Church and Immigration

Dialogue on Race and Religion: The Church and Immigration, will take place on Monday, December 5, 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Cathedral House dining room. The Episcopal Diocese of New York is hosting a discussion about how churches and individuals can help the most vulnerable immigrants in our society, including refugees and asylum seekers. Ravi Ragbir, …  [ More → ]

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