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 […]

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 […]

Praying for our leaders

We are blessed to live in a wonderful country — but it isn’t without need for prayer. Canada’s House of Prayer brings us together to remember Canada and the leaders who set policy and make decisions to set Canada’s path for the future in prayer. Check out House of Prayer’s website to find out how they […]

Share the story by knowing the story

If you’ve been promising yourself you would read the whole bible one day, that day has arrived! This month, Bishop Linda Nicholls is inviting each of us to take on a challenge — to read the whole bible in one year. Bishop Linda is starting on the challenge and invites you to do it too; […]

Tattoos on the Heart, by Gregory Boyle

In her sermon at Ascension, Bishop Nicholls read from Gregory Boyle’s book, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. Interested in hearing more? Check out this clip of the author and former gang members he helped. The book is also available in book stores if you want your own copy.

Wednesdays offer three chances to grow in faith at Ascension

What are you doing this Wednesday? Ascension offers three ways to keep your week faith-full and grow in faith: 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Join Rev. John in the Sanctuary for quiet prayer and meditation 10:00 a.m. – Our weekly Bible Study. 7:30 p.m. – Join us for our weekly study evening. We’re watching the […]

Feed your spirit with a good book

Ascension Port Perry book clubs start this fall

We’re starting two book clubs at Ascension this September: one will meet every week during the day, the other will meet one evening a month. We’ll share a book, discuss, and enjoy one another’s company at the same time! Want to suggest a book? Want to join one of the book clubs? There’s a sign […]

Follow Synod online and through social media this year

This year, if you wish to watch or follow news and events of this year’s General Synod and the first-ever Joint Assembly with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, be sure to keep an eye on… jointassembly.ca The official web portal will offer: Video live streaming of Joint Assembly events and live chat Joint Assembly on Demand: […]

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