The deadline for donations to Christmas Share has been extended by a week, to Sunday, Dec. 4.
The Christmas Share program at St. Paul’s Social Services (at the cathedral) helps those in need have a Merry Christmas by providing them with gift cards so they have the dignity of buying the food and gifts they wish for. Last year Ascension members generously donated $900 to Christmas Share — more than double what had been given for several previous years. Let’s see if we can do it again! The deadline for donations is Sunday, Nov. 27 Dec. 4. You can donate through your collection envelope by writing “Christmas Share” on the Special Offering line, by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mailing a cheque to Church of the Ascension, 2060 Dundas St., N5V 1R2. Thank you for your ongoing support for this special program.
In July 2019, Church of the Ascension entered into an agreement with a developer group to sell the back of the church property for an apartment building — much needed in the Argyle area. The agreement is conditional on approval from the City of London. As of mid-October 2022, these are the next steps planned by the buyer:
October 19: City of London urban design panel review of project.
Nov. 24, 6-8 p.m.: Informal open house for area residents in Ascension’s Parish Hall, including a short presentation by the planner, plans for the proposed building and site, and plans for the access road from Dundas Street along the east side of the church. Some city staff are expected to attend.
Early in the new year: City staff expected to schedule the proposed project and rezoning with City Council’s planning committee.
February: Planning committee presents the project to Council with a recommendation.
Anyone who wishes to donate food to decorate the church for Thanksgiving Sunday the 10th of October can drop off their donations at 10am on Saturday the 9th, or you can bring it on the Sunday. All food will be donated.
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To commemorate the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation. For more information, please go here: https://www.orangeshirtday.org/
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The City of London has sent a bylaw infraction notice to First Baptist Church on the Park because it is hosting Ark Aid Street Mission while Ark Aid’s building is being renovated. According to the city, working in partnership like this to assist the hungry and homeless is not covered by “place of worship”. If this stands, it could impact many churches as they work with other organizations to serve their communities. Please sign the online petition started by Rev. Canon Kevin George of St. Aidan’s to support First Baptist and Ark Aid and let the city know how you feel about this. This is the link to the petition: https://bit.ly/3fn3ahG
Our Facebook group includes comments, suggestions, discussions, videos, and photos of life at Ascension.
Our YouTube channel features videos of life at Ascension, including worship services.
Identity Statement –
Who We Are Church of the Ascension is
an energetic community,
beloved by God, embracing one another in Christ,
and open to being church
in new ways
Vision Statement –
Where We Intend To Be We are becoming life-giving, Spirit-empowered disciples
living out God’s love
Prayer for Our Parish
Creator God, inspire us to lead with love and courage
in the year ahead.
May we share our God-given gifts with abandon as we nurture and strengthen
one another for Christ’s mission in the world.
God be in our joy, our songs, our laughter, and our tears,
filling us with hope and passion. Amen.
The photo collage at the top of each page is made up of words found in some of the 60 stained-glass windows in Church of the Ascension. They are words that express our hopes for the best in our congregation, to the glory of God.
For more information about this site, or to become a member of our parish and/or any of our groups and ministries, please contact the church office at 519-451-7780 or email@example.com, and you will be put in touch with the proper leader or clergy member. The website administrator is Sandra Coulson, who can also be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.