"We are ambassadors who represent Christ." – 2 Corinthians 5:20


Schedule of December Celebrations 2018

There are just enough minor differences from last year that this notice may help to keep all the joyous events straightened out for your calendar.

Sunday, Dec. 16 — 3rd Sunday of Advent
The 12 noon service will be followed by a traditional Latino Christmas feast. Everyone is welcome. Santa will be visiting Ascension.

Sunday, Dec. 23 — 4th Sunday of Advent
All services will be held at their normal times. 8:00am; 10:00 a.m.; 12 noon.

Monday, Dec. 24—Christmas Eve
Two services: 5:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist for families with children. 9:00 p.m. Traditional Christmas Service with carols

Tuesday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day
A single service at 10 a.m.

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The Episcopal Church of the Ascension is one of the oldest and most vibrant spiritual communities in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Whether you are searching for a place for your family to grow in faith, a fellowship of believers, or just a community where you can explore your spiritual side, we welcome you and want to hear from you.

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The Episcopal Church of the Ascension is a progressive, multicultural Christian community in metropolitan D.C. with a passion for service, diverse worship, and life long spiritual formation. We believe that God continues to be revealed in all cultures in every era. We treasure the opportunities for mutual evangelism we encounter in our church and in our world. Our worship is a celebration of God’s abiding love. We are a community of unconditional welcome, inviting anyone to our worship community. We endeavor to speak newcomers’ languages and meet them in the cultures of their homes. Christianity means action. We see a fundamental connection between the freely given life of Christ and the giving of our lives in the service of others. The Christian journey is a lifelong pursuit. We have a tradition of living a life in Christ by enriching our understanding through study, and converting our hearts through shared spiritual practice. – Seamus Welsh Find out more...

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