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 […]

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 for Syrian refugees

Many parishioners are interested in finding ways to help Syria’s refugees. Reverend Johns is trying to arrange a workshop for the Syrian refugee crisis following an upcoming service. In the meantime, check out these resources to consider how you can help: AURA is a Canadian charitable organization assisting in the sponsorship and resettlement of refugees. It […]

50,000 South Sudanese refugees – per week

Over 1 million people have been displaced since fighting began in South Sudan last December. The number of refugees in Ethiopia’s Gambella region alone increased by from 150,000 to 200,000 in the past week. ACT Alliance (a coalition of more than 140 churches and affiliated organizations) says the crisis now affects the entire Horn of […]

Ascension helps North House exceed $25K fundraising goal!

Church of the Ascension was well represented at the Coldest night of the Year walk on Feb 22nd in support of North House.  Our congregation donated $650 to the cause, as well as a heap of personal items and food in support of North House clients.  Thank you everyone for your support and a great showing! […]

Warm hearts, warm hands

Actually the saying goes “warm heart, cold hands”, but we want everybody in Scugog to be warm and have warm hearts this winter! You can help by donating hand-made or purchased hats, scarves and mitts — just add them to the red cross in the hall

The story behind White Gift Sunday

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 each brought him a gift on his birthday. The gifts were all wrapped in white paper in […]

Sharing your love, time and treasure through Operation Scugog

It has been a great tradition in our Church to help Operation Scugog in providing Christmas gifts and food to local families in need. Your help would be greatly appreciated again this year.  There are several ways you can participate. You can help by donating gifts or money towards purchasing gifts and food, or by donating some […]

Operation Scugog – helping is only one calendar away

Canadian Church calendars have arrived.  The calendars are $10 each and the profits will be going towards Ascension’s Operation Scugog Christmas hamper/White Gift project. They are a practical and beautiful yearly tradition.  Published by the Anglican Church of Canada, the calendars feature wonderful seasonal photos of Anglican Churches all across Canada.  The 2014 reflection theme is Christ’s life, using […]

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