Come and See: Being a Small, Strong Church

How do we come to Jesus and bring others to him? Jesus’ command is simple: ‘Come and see’. Bring those that you love to meet the Messiah. I honestly believe that the neighbourhood church in the traditional denominations still have the ability to transform our faith. Diana Butler Bass in her book Christianity for the […]

Vandalism to church signage an act of intolerance and hatred

 In two separate incidents, new signage at the Church of the Ascension (Anglican Church of Canada) has been vandalized. We are concerned the vandalism is an act motivated by intolerance towards the LGBTQ community. Each side of the church sign features a decal of the rainbow fish symbol. This symbol is intended to show that […]

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!

English Cream Team – Building Community

Yesterday was the third annual English Cream Tea which coincides with Brits on the Lake. This morning one of our parishioners remarked that participating in this event made her feel that the church was a family. On its face this may seem to be a strange comment when we think of all the hard work that […]

An Evening of Shakespeare – In Words & Music

Shakespeare Church of the Ascension

In this celebratory year, marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth and death, come to a unique evening of theatre and music, inspired by the bard, presented by classically trained theatre students and friends. THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Anglican Church of the Ascension 266 North Street, Port Perry Free Will Offering (includes refreshments) ALL […]

Living Out the Trinity

This past Sunday was Trinity Sunday. Preaching on this day sometimes can be challenging and one can fall into the trap of sounding far too theological. I took the congregation through a mini-history lesson about the development of the Trinity (I think there was some nodding off). I think what many found interesting were my […]

Everyone is Welcome

Following this blog post you will find a draft statement called ‘Everyone is Welcome’. Over the last few years I have preached about the need to welcome everyone and show radical hospitality exemplified in Jesus’ ministry. I have begun each service with the statement that ‘whether you are a follower of Christ or on a […]

Social committee from Church of Ascension hosts Variety Show April 23

             Image source: http://goo.gl/68LPq5 Do you know about the variety show? Well, read on to find out how you can not miss this big social event.  The Church of Ascension’s social committee members will be hosting a dinner and show at the Masonic hall on April 23, at 6 pm. The […]

Islam and the Media

Islam and the Media

On Saturday, March 19th five members of the Church of the Ascension attended a conference called Unlearn, Relearn, Challenge: Islam & the Media which was sponsored by The Student Association at Durham College & UOIT. The purpose of this conference was to scrutinize how “numerous media outlets across the globe actively perputuate negative stereotypes, myths […]

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