The Episcopal Church of the Ascension strives to be a diverse body of God’s people proclaiming Jesus’ Gospel through worship, fellowship, education, and service.

  


EVENTS AND GATHERINGS 
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INTRODUCING THE UPDATED
MISSION, VISION AND CORE VALUE STATEMENTS 

Adopted by the Vestry on May 20, 2014



PILGRIMAGE STORIES 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 24 AT 9:00AM IN PARISH HALL

Many have asked about the “J2A” Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
It was a wonderful experience, an adventure, and a faith journey.
We are so grateful for all the support that made it possible!
We want to give you the opportunity to see pictures and hear stories firsthand from the youth and adults who went.
Join us at 9:00 AM in the Parish Hall on Sunday, August 24th, to hear all about it!
For a sneak peek, click here to see some photos from this "trip of a lifetime".




SUMMER SONG
CHOIR 

Continues through the Summer, Sundays, 
10:15 AM Service
Better known as “Some ‘re here, some ‘er not,” Summer Song choir continues. All who would like to do so are invited to meet in the choir loft at 9:50 AM each Sunday to sing and help lead worship.



THE SURVEY SAYS...
Thank you to everyone who participated in our parish survey. We had a 65% survey response rate, which gives us a good sample size and includes a wide range of opinions within our church. After the survey closed, the Rector Search Committee had a conference call with Robyn Strain, our Holy Cow! Consulting representative, who was overwhelmingly positive about our church community. Throughout the meeting, Robyn stressed that our report indicates a healthy church with high levels of diversity and a responsibility to continue ministering to one another and reaching out to the world. This survey information will help Jane Taber and her team put together our Parish Profile, which will be available this summer. In the meantime, here are some survey highlights that illustrate who we are “at our best.” 

The survey says that the Episcopal Church of the Ascension:
  • Focuses on the rational integrity of faith and just application of faith to life. 
  • Exhibits deep knowledge, open discourse, and intellectual curiosity. 
  • Embraces meaningful changes necessary to engage a changing society. 
  • Combines an adaptable approach to change with more progressive theological perspective, which results in exploration and inclusiveness. 
  • Overcomes the temptation to over-think issues or try to be everything to everyone. 
  • Develops a clear and compelling vision for the future and generates enthusiasm that leads to action. 
  • Cultivates interpersonal skills that prevent being perceived as unapproachable or impersonal. 
  • Understands that emotion plays a significant role in the call to action. 
  • Maintains our commitment to our identity and values while preserving flexibility. 
Our church demonstrates that it’s possible to live in peace and harmony and work together to change lives.
We have a wonderful story to tell the world, and our Parish Profile will do just that. 
Yours in Christ, The Parish Survey Work Group 
Carson Land (Chair), Jok Duop, Shelly Heron, Randy Nelson, Gloria Onyekwe, and Martha Wach




FOOD FOR SOULS: PARISH MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY
Food for Souls is our parish ministry to provide meals for members in times of need. We would like to update the list of volunteers who are willing to cook a meal or a dish or help deliver food to parishioners’ homes. Please email Lestra Corey.  If you are interested in adding your name to the list or if you would like to be removed from the list. Thank you for your help! 

Worship With Us
Sundays:
8:00 am (Rite I)
10:15 am (Rite II)
12 Noon (Dinka Language)
  
Tuesday:
12:15 pm 
(Spoken Eucharist)


 Search Process Update  


Small Groups
At Ascension we know it's important to be nourished in diverse community as we journey to follow Christ.
Find a group!



ADSAscension Day School
 A few spots still remain in our wonderful, caring Tuesday/Thursday preschool program. Find out more!
See below for Summer Details



blanket
Join "Crafts for a Cause" and make throws and pillows for nursing home residents and those in the hospital.




A
SCENSION DAY SCHOOL
SUMMER NEWS
ADS
Ascension Day School is sponsoring two exciting Summer Camps this year for children 3-6 years old. These are:

Session 1 is from August 4-7 from 9:00 am-12:00 noon and the theme is Recipes and Recycling! Campers will learn age -appropriate recipes and make art from recycled items!

Session 2 is taking place August 11-14 from 9:00am -12:00 noon with the theme Edibles and Espanol! Campers will make age-appropriate food and learn basic Spanish!

Each session with culminate with a Splash Day on Thursday.

The cost per session is $125 per week and $100 for each sibling. If you register for both weeks the cost is $225 per week and $200 for each sibling. Contact the ADS office to sign up:ads@ascensiondallas.org or 214-340-4196.

We are still registering for the 2014/2015 school year! Three options are available: a 4-day program, M-TH from 9-2; or 2-day programs, M/W or T/TH from 9-2. Children ages 12 months (by September 1)- 4 years are welcome! Contact us at ads@ascensiondallas.org or at 214-340-4196.