Episcopal Church of the Ascension welcomes you...

We are a diverse community of faith that gathers to worship God.  Our worship includes reading and reflecting on scripture, singing hymns and celebrating the sacraments of the church.  We endeavor to learn together, about faith, about God and about one another.  We serve together in a variety of ministries that include school partnerships, feeding ministries, advocacy and much more.  We hope that you'll join us as we seek to restore unity with God and one another. 


Upcoming events at Episcopal Church of the Ascension:

 

camp all saints - summer program:

Camp All Saints, our incredible Diocesan summer camp program has open registration. Scholarships are available, and Ascension is hoping to send as many kids as possible for Session 1 (June 17-23) for grades 3-8 and Session 4 (July 8-14) for our high schoolers. 

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Last year, we sent 17 children to

 

All Saints Camp!

 

        


2018 ascension Women's Retreat: 

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Our special guest leader will be Dr. Nancy Dunkerley, Founder and Director of the Spiritual Ministries, Institute, Inc.  Nancy is a gifted spiritual director and has dedicated her career to promoting ecumenical spiritual formation and growth.  The retreat will be based on the book, "Song of the Seed:  A Monastic Way of Tending the Soul" by Sr. Macrina Wiederkehr.  The book is NOT required reading, but you can get a copy on Amazon if you desire.  Registration forms are available at the Welcome Desk or click HERE to download a copy.  Please return your form and check ASAP to Mother Marciin care of the church, so we will know how many to plan for.  Feel free to contact Mother Marciᐩ with any questions.

Enjoy fun activities, prayerful discussion and some silence and sacred reflection -- something hard to come by in our very busy lives! 

Sunday June 3: Guest Preacher The Rev. Dr. Lydia Mawaniki

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The Rev. Dr. Lydia Mwaniki will be in Dallas for the Global Mission Public Forum hosted by the Diocese, we also benefit from her presence as she joins us at Ascension.  She is the Director of Theology, Family Life and Gender Justice at The All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC). Before joining the AACC, she was a lecturer at St Paul’s University Kenya, where she also acted as the Dean of Students, among other responsibilities. Lydia graduated with PhD in Theology in the field of New Testament and Gender from the University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa in April 2011, and a Master of Theology in African Christianity (MTH) from the same University in 2001. She pursued her Bachelor of Divinity Degree (BD) at St. Paul’s University-Kenya and graduated in 1995. She is an ordained Minister in the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK), Diocese of Nairobi, and has served the ACK in various capacities since 1990. She is actively involved in advocacy work for gender justice through her engagement with Church leaders and other Religious leaders in Africa.


Pastoral Letter from Bishop George Sumner