Transition

The search for our twelfth rector

Message from the Wardens

Dear Parishioners, With great joy and excitement we announce that Mtr. Shelley McDade is the Interim Pastor of the Church of the Ascension. We thank the members of the Interim Search Committee for their patience and seriousness of purpose in discerning this choice. This decision was made by the Vestry after a great deal of …  [ More → ]

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Journey Through Change

Journey Through Change is a chart provided by the Diocese’s Transition Ministry Office describing each step of the process to call our next Rector. We will post the chart on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall with a mark showing how far we have progressed. The chart provides general guidelines for all parishes in …  [ More → ]

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Update from the Rector Search Committee

The first Parish Round Table Discussion on March 3 was a lively and productive session that provided important input for our Parish profile. If you were unable to participate, please sign up for the second session on Sunday, March 17. The sign-up sheet is in the Parish Hall. The hour-long discussions will start in the …  [ More → ]

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Deadline Extended to submit Parish Questionnaire

The deadline for the Parish Questionnaire is extended to Sunday, March 3, to enable everyone to participate. A reminder that the parish Questionnaire can be found online here. Hard copies are available in the Parish Hall or Narthex, as are drop boxes for completed questionnaires. The first of two Parish Round Table Discussions will be …  [ More → ]

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Parish Questionnaires Due Sunday, February 24

Please remember to submit your parish questionnaire by this Sunday, February 24th. Your participation in the survey is crucial to our self-study process. We are gathering this information in order to create a thorough and accurate parish profile. The parish profile will describe who we are as a parish, and will be used by prospective …  [ More → ]

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Update on Round Table Discussions for Parish Profile

The Search Committee is organizing two hour-long Round Table discussions, one following the 11 a.m. service on March 3, and the second following the 11 a.m. service on the March 17. These discussions are designed to supplement the Questionnaire you recently received as a means of gathering information for the Parish Profile, which is an …  [ More → ]

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Search Committee Announces Online Parish Survey

Dear Members of Ascension, As we begin our search for the next rector, we are undertaking a self-study of the parish. The link below will connect you to an online questionnaire we have compiled, which is a crucial part of that process. As you review the questions, please give them careful and prayerful consideration. We …  [ More → ]

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News from the Search Committee

The Ascension Search Committee held its first meeting on Sunday, January 6, to begin the process of calling a new rector. The first step is to undertake a self-study that will be used to create a comprehensive profile of the parish. Everyone will have an opportunity to participate in the self-study process. News of these …  [ More → ]

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Update on the Interim Pastor Search

A committee of Vestry members continues to search for an interim pastor to work with Mother Shelley and the congregation during our transition period. This is in addition to the formation of the Search Committee for our next Rector which we recently announced. To date, the committee has reviewed numerous resumes and has interviewed two …  [ More → ]

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Search Committee Members Announced

Dear Fellow Parishioners, The Vestry of the Church of Ascension met last week to select the members of our Rector Search Committee. The selection was made by a unanimous consensus of the Vestry. The response to our call for applications was truly awe-inspiring both in terms of the number of people who have offered their …  [ More → ]

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