WELCOME TO THE ASCENSION WEBSITE
For almost 60 years the Church of the Ascension has served God by reaching out to our neighbours in caring and supportive ways with the love of Christ. We are a community of ordinary people working to build a better world. We want to get to know you so that we can serve and support you in practical and meaningful ways just as Jesus did when he lived on earth.
You can help us by completing a short survey at: www.surveymonkey.com. You can learn more about our programs and ministries on this website, however, the reality of life at the Ascension is deeper and richer than a website can ever convey. Come find out!
LENTEN STUDY 2018
The Ascension with other churches throughout the Diocese will use the study Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John. It is a six-week journey of reflection and prayer that includes individual daily prayer-filled videos delivered to your inbox from the Brothers of The Society of Saint John the Evangelist (SSJE), a Prayer Journal will be available to everyone and facilitation guidance from Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) will also be used for those wishing to be part a small group study. Wednesday evenings 6 pm – 8 pm.
Café 65 is a special place for seniors in Don Mills to have lunch together, create new friendships, make new contacts and become more informed about what is happening in our community.
Lunch and light entertainment is offered, with opportunities for conversation and activities focusing on topics of interest to seniors. Your preference in activities (such as games, video presentations, speakers on health matters) will help us shape our program!
We invite you to spread the word and bring your friends along!
Church of the Ascension
Reservations preferred but come if you can 416-444-8881
Ongoing Christian fellowship in a relaxed and friendly setting...
Donations to support our program development are gratefully accepted. Please make cheque payable to “Church of the Ascension”, marked “Café 65”.
AUDITIONS FOR THE CHOIRS OF THE ASCENSION
Both the Ascension Choir and the Contemporary Choir are always welcoming of new members. At this time, the Ascension Choir is in need of male voices (both Tenor and Bass). The Contemporary Choir is open to all voice types.
Anyone wishing to join in this special ministry, please contact our Music Director, Lawrence Green at 416-444-8881 or email email@example.com
KID’S CLUB – CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
Faith Gumahad, our Sunday School Coordinator has been busy preparing for our new Fall Season ensuring that each Sunday there will be a program for all children attending the 10:30 am service. Kid’s Club resumes Sunday, September 17th.
VAN GO ART COURSE
Van Go Art Courcse resumes Fridays, September 21 st – October 26 th for beginners or at another level in the following mediums, Watercolour(s), Acrylics or Water Mixable Oils contact the Church Office before February 16th. Course addresses basic drawing techniques and methods, light and dark values, basic colour theory, with weekly assigned projects. A course handout will be provided to assist in course subject material. If requested, assistance with material selection for beginners or others in their chosen painting medium will be provided. There are no additional costs for this course other than your materials and your practice time.
New members welcome. Contact Warner Hart firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Church Office.
SUMMER READ “Gilead”
“An intimate tale of three generations from the Civil War to the twentieth century: a
story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America's heart.” Anyone interested in reading a long and then following up over a glass of wine please contact sign up in the Red Book if you are interested. Discussion and
review Tuesday, August 21 st.
BAPTISM & REAFFIRMATION OF BAPTISMAL VOWS, CONFIRMATION & ADULT FORMATION
Christian formation is the lifelong process of growing in our relationship with God, ourselves, others, and all creation. Every experience in our lives can provide us with the opportunity to express our faith; the challenge we face is recognizing these opportunities and learning ways to live a sometimes countercultural life in a secular world. Fr. Nick will be offering sessions for children and adults. If you are interested for yourself or a child, please sign up at the information table or contact Fr. Nick directly.
Warner Hart co-ordinator of our Thursday Morning Bible Study Group is making available to the congregation the same lectionary guide he uses on Thursday morning. Lectionary notes will be available the Sunday before the scheduled readings in both hard copy and via email. If you are interested in reciving an emailed copy, please contact the Church Office.