Ascension has a number of groups that meet for social, outreach, spiritual or educational activities. Connecting with a group can make a big church feel intimate, and can provide you with an opportunity to make friends and support one another.

Wednesday Morning Book Group

In the Wednesday Morning Book Group, read a book, study the Bible, ask honest questions with this intergenerational group, every Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Ascension Choir

Ascension is blessed with a fine choir of over 20 singers, the Ascension Choir, an all-volunteer groups of adults. The Ascension Choir practises each Thursday evening during the program year (September through early June) from 7:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and sings at the 10:00 a.m. service.

Education for Ministry Classes

Ascension offers this enlightening four-year course in theology and the Bible on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm via Zoom It is more than a class, it builds a community.Please contact Peg Ruppell.

Living with Serious Illness

Meets the second Monday of each month for a brown bag lunch at 11:30 a.m. for discussion, fellowship and prayer among those living with cancer and those who love them. Contact Javier Ocampo at 301-948-0122, ext 12.

Equity and Justice

The Equity and Justice Committee meets every other Thursday evening working to develop projects that encourage the Parish to reflect on current and past inequalities and how we can live into our interconnectedness using our God-given talents to lift up every member of our human family. We acknowledge, respect and protect the inherent dignity of all peoples celebrating our differences as God intended.

Green Team

The Green Team meets the first Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m.We are a diverse group of concerned citizens who have heard the call to serve environmental justice. We are called to heal our gutted earth and to save it for future generations. We are called to protect the Chesapeake Bay watershed, our shared living space. We are called to preserve and protect our natural environment, which is essential for all life (people, plants and animals). We are also called to educate others in the importance of protecting our natural environment and lead by example. We do this through representing and engaging Ascension by taking part in the mission and vision of the Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (IPC).