Scheduled Events and News at Christ Church of the Ascension
Sunday | 12/24 | Christmas Eve
10:15 a.m. - Holy Eucharist (no childcare)
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Carol Sing
5:00 p.m. - Family Eucharist & Blessing of the Creche
7:45 - 8:00 p.m. - Carol Sing
8:00 p.m. - Holy Eucharist (no childcare)
Monday | 12/25 | Christmas Day
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist (no childcare)
You Are Invited To Attend!
Continuing a Tradition
Date: Friday, December 1st
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: CCA Rectors Hall
How you can help:
- Please offset dinner expenses. Suggested donations: $10 per adult/$5 per child or whatever you can.
- Donate a warm hat, socks, or gloves for those in need this holiday season. Items will be collected at the Advent Dinner and given to ICM. Look for a basket in the Narthex.
- Bring a CROWN or STAR ornament to the Advent Dinner to help decorate Rectors Hall Christmas Tree.
- Italian dinner & dessert will be served by the CCA Hospitality Committee.
Join us for a Holy Eucharist service prior to the Advent Dinner - the service will be held in the church and will begin at 6:00 p.m.
One of the blessings we are most thankful for is our church. Come join us for CCA’s Thanksgiving Potluck to be held in Rectors Hall after Holy Eucharist on Thursday, November 23, 2017.
Bring your favorite Thanksgiving dish to share with your church family. If you don’t cook, no worries, you can help with other items.
Save the Date!
Joy in the Desert Chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King invites everyone to a Quiet Day with the Rev. Rebecca McClain on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Registration and Hospitality begin at 8:30 AM and our program begins with Morning Prayer at 9:00 AM and concludes with a Eucharist at 12:00 Noon.
Rev. Rebecca will offer a thoughtful and joy filled program on the meaning of the four Advent Candles with time for individual prayer and reflection. All are welcome.
Join Fr. Daniel and CCA for the best of Italy and The Way of St. Benedict April 14th - 26th, 2018!
Highlights include Rome & The Vatican, Florence, Tuscan hill towns Siena & Cortona (site of “Under the Tuscan Sun”), Assisi, Sorrento, Capri and The Amalfi Coast.
Feed your soul and your senses (wine and food) on this special Christ Church itinerary that includes The Way of St. Benedict, Fr. Daniel’s patron saint.
This trip will be the fourth in our successful series of Pilgrimages to Spain, Portugal & Ireland led by CCA clergy.
Call me now as space is limited!
Childcare is available in the Nursery for children birth - 3 years of age.
PreK-12th grade Sunday School classes are offered in the following classrooms:
|Ascension Chapel||Shepherds||PreK - Kindergarten|
|Library||Prophets||1st - 3rd Grades|
|Room 3||Apostles||4th - 6th Grades|
|Teen Center||Disciples||Jr. and Sr. High Classes|
All children are brought to the worship service at the Peace.
I would like to say thank you to all who volunteer here. In the short time I have been here, I can see how tirelessly you work and your love for the Parish. You are invaluable to everyone here at Christ Church of the Ascension. As I get up to speed in my new role as Parish Administrator, I would like to ask everyone who is currently a volunteer to please fill out a Volunteer Registration Form. Forms are available in the Narthex or by clicking on the link below. It will help us to have your most current contact information, any additional volunteer opportunities you may be interested in and most importantly your availability. Please turn in this form to the church office as quickly as possible. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, we would love to have you! Please fill out the same form so that we can get you started.
CCA is a Safeguarding facility, meaning that every volunteer and employee must complete Safeguarding training. The Church Pension Group and its affiliate companies are proud to offer online training to supplement and broaden the child abuse awareness and prevention education provided by Safeguarding God's Children. Safeguarding Online provides training in short, focused courses that can normally be completed in 30-45 minutes. These courses can be taken from any location with a high-speed Internet connection.
If you have taken these training sessions in the past, please login to your account at safeguardingonline.org as new courses have been added. If you are new to Christ Church of the Ascension as staff or volunteer, you will receive an email with your log in and password information. Courses must be re-taken every 5 years. Please contact me with any questions. Thank you!
Education for Ministry (EFM) is a parish based program of Christian theological education offered by the School of Theology of the University of the South. Students sign up one year at a time for this four-year adult class. About half the class time is devoted to an academic study of the Old and New Testaments, church history, and theology. (There are no tests, no papers due.) The other half of our time, we delve into discussions covering many topics generated by the class. We meet once a week at Christ Church of the Ascension under the guidance of trained mentors.
Participants in EFM study the entire sweep of the Christian tradition, from the earliest period to the present. Students learn the disciplines of biblical exegesis and interpretation, systematic theology, church history, ethics, liturgics and ascetical theology, which form the core of a seminary education. The traditional content is not studied in a vacuum. EFM creates small "communities of learning" where life events may be examined in the light of the materials being studied. While the academic material is substantial, there is the added focus on life implications and understanding them in a theological context. EFM provides adult Christians with a basic skill -- theological reflection, which sharpens the skills of personal and cultural assessment.
This study is on a back bone of political history, philosophical and theological thought, and the migration of peoples since these factors are interwoven and are virtually inseparable. The first two years we cover the Old Testament and New Testament. The third year we study church history, 100CE to the present. In our fourth year the material covers theological perspectives and their impact on life in the church today.
We are currently registering the new first year class which will begin in September. Please contact us using the form below for more information.
Jean Hawkins, Class Mentor
Duane Hoole, Class Mentor
Check your calendars and save the weekend of Friday June 2 to Sunday June 4, 2017, as you're invited to the Fellowship in the Pines - CCA Camping Trip!
To make your reservation, or for more information,
Chief cook and bottle washer
Items Needed to Fill a Basket
- Easter Basket
- Easter Grass
- Plastic Eggs (Candy Filled)
- Coloring Books w/Crayons
- Candy (No Chocolate)
- Children’s Books/Bible
- Small Stuffed Animal
- Small Toys
*Please bring your baskets to Christ Church by Sunday, April 2, 2017*