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June

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Women’s Summer events

By Morgan Reed

If you are a woman looking for things to do over the summer, there are plenty of ways to plug in at the Church of the Ascension. Below is the calendar for the women’s events which you can subscribe to. If you have any questions, or you would like to host or add an event… Read More »

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May

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A Thankful Reflection

By Morgan Reed

Dear Ascension family, Thank you for your prayers, love, kindness, and many coffee meetings over the last nine months. We are excited to announce that on June 4th, Pentecost Sunday, I’ll be ordained to the priesthood! Ashley and I have been on a journey over the last ten years that started in a small Bible… Read More »

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April

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Regent College, Making Peace with Creation, and Loving the World

By Dean Miller

Dear Ascension Family, I hope you, Resurrection People, are bringing life to wherever you are this wet week.  I am writing to share with you about our weekend with Regent College in a couple weeks. Regent Weekend:  Who and What? By now most if not all of you have heard me share either on Sundays or in our Weekly… Read More »

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January

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Chronos Moments, and My dad

By Dean Miller

Dear Ascension Family, Since late December I’ve been reflecting a bit on our first two years with you all, and on what interesting chronological moments I was facing as we entered 2017.  It struck me that I had a freshman son in high school, turn 50 in the spring, and had a father very sick… Read More »

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January

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Making What is From What was Not

By Morgan Reed

Creating what is out of what is not We desperately need to know that it is easy for God to raise the dead and call into existence that which does not yet exist because we encounter what feels immobilizing, disorienting, and impossible far too frequently. The Holy Scriptures proclaim that God is the one who makes “what is” out of… Read More »

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November

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Lessons and Carols

By Morgan Reed

Why you should come We are a church that loves to sing and eat together! Lessons and carols is a helpful way for us to do exactly that. On December 18 at Rivendell School (5700 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207) at 10am we will worship together with nine lessons from God’s Holy Scripture which will walk us… Read More »

10

November

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A few election reflections…

By Dean Miller

Dear Ascension Family, Like many of us this morning (and afternoon) I have spent time reading, praying, listening, discussing, and reading some more about Tuesday’s election results in an effort to make sense of the past few days, and wanted to pass along a couple of things I have found helpful for my head and heart. First,… Read More »

12

October

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Praying Balloons – Dean Miller

By Dean Miller

Dear Ascension Family, I’m trying to put air in my balloon. My first year out of college I lived in Madison, Wisconsin, which is an awesome college town. I lived right on the edge of suburbs and farmland, and would bike and run around corn fields often. One day as I biked I happened upon… Read More »

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August

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Morning Space Update, Summer, August, Misc. – Dean Miller

By Dean Miller

Dear Ascension Family, I’m writing you with a grateful heart for a full and good couple months of summer as a church.  I’m grateful for those of you who are new among us and have joined us for meals, worship, and conversation.  I’m grateful for the new babies born and to be born in the… Read More »

09

July

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A Sad and Tragic Week

By Admin

Dear Ascension Family, I’m writing to you from a hotel room in Utica, NY, after my arrival this evening from a full-day of driving before I pick our oldest up from summer camp Saturday morning. It was a long drive but gave me the opportunity to pray and consider, like I’m sure many of you,… Read More »