WELCOME TO THE ASCENSION WEBSITE

For almost 60 years the Church of the Ascension has served God by reaching out to our neighbours in caring and supportive ways with the love of Christ. We are a community of ordinary people working to build a better world. We want to get to know you so that we can serve and support you in practical and meaningful ways just as Jesus did when he lived on earth.

You can help us by completing a short survey at: www.surveymonkey.com. You can learn more about our programs and ministries on this website, however, the reality of life at the Ascension is deeper and richer than a website can ever convey. Come find out!

SUMMER TIME

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The summer months of June, July and August are a peculiar time for us.  After the May Victoria weekend, it seems as if the whole City alters its modes operandi and prepares to take a collective rest – at least from its routine. There is the noise of various festivals and parades, but mostly, people begin to desert the city: cottages are opened, people go on holidays, after all, the kids are out of school and summer camp, numerous music, theatre and arts festivals attract, and so many neighbourhoods go silent, even the church seems to hibernate.

But that is not the case here at the Ascension and for those who volunteer their time and energy, because simmering beneath the quiet facade of rest is a beehive of activity:

  • Community Festival preparations are in full swing for our “embrace the community event” on Sunday, June 14
    Sunday Services continue to inspire and uplift at 8 am & 10:30 am;
  • The Community Share Food Bank continues its work of eliminating hunger in our community; each Tuesday & Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:30 am.
  • Footprints Summer Day Camp,  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:45 pm  in association with three other Churches in Don Mills, tells children of the love of God in Christ Jesus;
  • Christian Companions continue to provide pastoral care to those who are shut in and alone.

Join in! The Ascension - Light in the City - shines, no matter what the season,  as we each contribute to the best of our abilities and with our best gifts.

2nd ANNUAL COMMUNITY FAIR

The 2nd Annual Community Fair in partnership with Better Living Health and Community Services is planned for Sunday June 14, 2015.

Baked Goods, Tea Room, Crafts, etc. will be available.
More info to come.
Please mark the date !


COMMUNITY FAIR VENDORS/ARTISANS WANTED

The Church of the Ascension, Don Mills is Looking for vendors/artisans to rent a table at the Community Fair Sunday June 14, 2015.

Location: Church of Ascension
33 Overland Drive Toronto

If interested please contact the church at 416-444-8881 or at ascension@ca.inter.net
Table Rental $60.


AGING & GRIEF: PREPARING FOR TRANSITIONS

New Sessions begin in September.  Contact the church office for information.
Life has many transitions and we face challenges at every stage of life. The transitions we undergo can be difficult: the death of a loved one or moving into a retirement home may not necessarily be recognizable as our own physical and mental strength and weakens. What is going on as we age? Are we prepared?

Dr. Peter Cranston and Deacon Dr. Derek Davidson will lead us in several discussions that will inform and hopefully help us prepare for our futures.

FAMILY MINISTRIES EXPANDED WITH NEW KID'S SPACE

A child friendly space is now available for use each Sunday for children to learn of the love of Jesus using age-appropriate arts and crafts, play, songs and stories from the Bible.


AUDITIONS FOR THE CHOIRS OF THE ASCENSION

Both the Ascension Choir and the Contemporary Choir are always welcoming of new members. At this time, the Ascension Choir is in need of male voices (both Tenor and Bass). The Contemporary Choir is open to all voice types.
Anyone wishing to join in this special ministry, please contact our Music Director, Lawrence Green at 416-444-8881 or email ascension@ca.inter.net