All church services are cancelled until further notice. The church office is closed to ensure the safety and health of our church staff. Church leadership has made the  decision to close the church office until further notice.

Welcome to Ascension!

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

An Order to Compline

Dear Ascension Family,

We will be praying at 9:00 PM. Please join us and say hello to your Ascension friends.

Church could be closed but our community is still together so LET’S PRAY TOGETHER!

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Wednesday Morning Book Club

Book club meetings will be online; we will use the Zoom program to connect. We will be discussing the book “The Lost Way” by Stephen J Patterson, which discusses some early gospels that were not included in the Bible. We meet on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. All people are welcome to participate.

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