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May Newsletter

Ascension’s May newsletter, The Ascent, is available here. This edition highlights a couple of articles from Ascension’s rector, Jonathan Millard. The first explains the background and nature of ‘Listening Groups’ that will occur throughout the month of May while the second highlights the celebration of ministry of Dr. Jeanne Kohn, Director of Music, upon her


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Marriage Enrichment Course

Marriage is hard and we need each other.  This 7-session course being offered after Easter is an opportunity to press into the challenges of our marriages together, and grow in learning how to love well. Designed by Milan and Kay Yerkovich, How We Love looks at marital patterns through the lenses of Attachment Theory, suggesting


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Financial Peace University

Do you have any of these concerns about your finances? The balances on the credit cards are growing. Student loan debt feels crippling. Every time you start to get some traction with the finances, an emergency comes along and knocks you down. You want to plan for the future, but you never seem to have


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Join us for Easter!

6am The Great Vigil of Easter The first service of Easter Day begins with darkness and includes the singing of the Exsultet, or Song of Praise, over the year’s Easter Candle, the passing of the Light of Easter, scripture, silence and Holy Baptism. Please remember to bring your bells to celebrate the resurrection of our


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Get connected!

At Ascension we are called to be a worshipping community, to equip God’s people, and to share Christ’s healing with a broken world. Our body is rooted in Oakland, in the heart of the city, but stretches out to touch every part of the city. The principal way that we can extend the fellowship of


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Special Needs Ministry

Join our special needs crew for Sunday School at 9am each week, or come to the monthly Capernaum Friends Club (2nd Saturdays from 2 – 4pm). We would love more special needs teens and adults to join us, so please invite or come if you are interested! If you would like more information, reach out


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Join us this Advent!

The Service of Lessons & Carols weaves together a progression of scripture readings along with carols sung by the congregation and choirs that carry us from Old Testament prophecy to fulfillment in the Christ child. This is a non-Eucharistic service that clearly rehearses the biblical story from creation through redemption. It’s a fantastic service if


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Pledge cards & year end giving

This year our stewardship theme is ABUNDANCE for all that God has done for us. If you have already brought in your completed pledge card, thank you. If you have not yet brought it in, please send it to the church before the end of the year so our vestry is able to budget realistically


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Fall Kickoff News!

Our 2018 Fall Kickoff edition of the Ascent, our monthly newsletter, provides a great summary of Ascension ministries including Community Groups, Young Adult, Youth & Children’s Ministries, Senior Ministry, Special Needs Ministry, and International Ministry. The cover article is written by Bishop Grant LeMarquand who has acted as Ascension’s priest in charge for several months


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Senior Ministry 2018/2019 program

Our Senior Ministry (55+ or anyone who wants to join in the activity) meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month from 12:30 – 2:30pm. All are welcome to this monthly Lunch Club that features great food, a great speaker, and great conversation! Janet Helms is the featured speaker on September 13th. She is