Not your grandma’s Christmas bazaar

Think you know what a church Christmas bazaar looks like? Think again. We’ve got elegant gifts you’ll love to give — with just enough hustle and bustle to make Christmas shopping festive again! Stop by for shopping, a light lunch and even a tour of the Victorian rectory!

8 ways to worship in this busy season

Thinking about adding a little worship to your Christmas season? All are welcome to come share in the beauty of this season at Ascension!

Death, the prosperity gospel and me

In today’s sermon, Lisa Walters read an excerpt from this article, which appeared recently in the New York Times. Read the full article here.  

What is Lent?

Lenten cross

Lent is a season of preparation, leading up to Easter. It is the forty days plus the six Sundays before Easter. For centuries, it has been observed as a special time of self-examination and penitence. Lent is a time for concentration on fundamental values and priorities, and is not a time for self-punishment. Lent developed […]

Warm up to winter concert

Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm: Arts at the Ascension presents a “warm up to winter” concert, featuring Oshawa-based Nuance Vocal Ensemble, directed by Eric Collins. Come hear the ensemble’s amazingly diverse musical styles in this afternoon of music and fellowship. Tickets are $15.00 per person and can be purchased at the Church of […]

How do you spell JOY?

The Ascension Sunday School (and visitors) spell it C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S and brought lots of smiles and happiness to the service today with their Christmas songs. Thanks to all the young ones, and to Lisa and Gareth for the special Christmas spirit…

How did White Gift Sunday begin?

White Gift Sunday is December 13 this year. Ever wondered where this church tradition came from? The Presbyterian Church resource files credit the beginning of White Gift Sunday to the wife of a Methodist minister in 1904 in Ohio. She knew the legend of the Chinese people who loved their king so much that they […]

Help spread the word: We need a Music Director!

Church of the Ascension, Anglican Church of Canada, located in beautiful Port Perry, is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic Music Director, effective immediately.   Our worship typically features choir, organ and piano music. The successful candidate will provide music leadership at regular Sunday services and special services as required, and direction and accompaniment of a […]

December 6 is Dancing Day with the Monday Morning Singers

The Monday Morning Singers are getting ready to light up a Sunday afternoon in December with “Dancing Days”. Directed by Anne Mizen, accompanied by Dorothy Jovkovic, and with special guests Edward Tait (bass) and Bonnie Johnson Burrell (clarinet), the Monday Morning Singers will be performing at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Uxbridge (Toronto Street South) […]

Begin Advent with the magnificent Magnificat

The Uxbridge Chamber Choir will perform the Magnificat, this Sunday at 3 p.m. at Uxbridge Trinity. The Magnificat is the song of Mary; she sung it to her cousin Elizabeth, praising God when Mary learned that Elizabeth was pregnant with John the Baptist. It’s the beginning of the infancy story in the Bible, therefore the beginning of […]

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