Scheduled Events and News at Christ Church of the Ascension


We are excited by all the people who have expressed interest in more Christian educational opportunities! We know it is hard to organize multiple trips during the week so we are combining opportunities into a concentrated time on Sunday. Beginning December 2, classes will be offered for all ages from 9:15-10 am. After class, everyone in the Fourth Grade and older will attend the 10:15 church service together. Children in the Third Grade and younger will continue to attend the 10:15 Children’s Chapel in Ascension Chapel and then join their family in the church at the Peace.

Parents, please sign in all children as you bring them to their classrooms. You will be asked to complete a one-time registration form on your first visit. Your children will be brought back to you during the Peace.

Contact Julie Lyons at 602-840-8210 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Classes from 9:15- 10:00 am will be in the following locations: (No advance registration needed)

Class Ages Location
Cherubs Birth to 3.5 Years Nursery/Toddler Room
Sheperds PreK - Kindergarten Ascension Chapel
Prophets 1st - 3rd Grade Library
Apostles 4th - 6th Grade Teen Center (West Side)
Disciples 7th - 12th Grade Teen Center (East Side)
Christianity 101 Adult Rector's Hall (East Side)
Bible Study Adult Conference Room


Christmas in the Pines

A Family Retreat

Treat your family to Christmas in the Pines! To end our twelve days of Christmas, let's keep celebrating, and ring in Epiphany together in a beautiful place. We'll have stories, a campfire, carols, cocoa, crafts, and lots of holiday fun to finish the season. Give yourselves the gift of time together at Chapel Rock!

January 4-6, 2019

Chapel Rock
Prescott, Arizona

Check-In begins Friday afternoon before dinner
Ends after Closing Eucharist on Sunday morning



Prices include bunk lodging, meals, and activities:

2 person family: $175
3 person family: $225
4 person family: $300-$370*
5 person family: $340-$480*
*variance depends on ages of children

Additional adult (12 and older) - $100
Additional child (4-11) - $20

Linen room upgrade - add $40 per adult / $20 per child


Partial financial assistance is available, for more information contact:

Jana Sundin, Canon for Children's Ministries
602-264-0976 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


CCA Thanksgiving Potluck November 22, 2018

One of the blessings we are most thankful for is our church. Come join us for CCA’s Thanksgiving Potluck to be held in Parish Hall after Holy Eucharist on Thursday, November 22, 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.

Please RSVP to Jean Hawkins This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we have enough food and beverage for all to enjoy.


Wednesday Night Bible Study

Wednesday Night Bible Study

Small Group Series: Wednesday Night Bible Study

Reading the Bible 201 with Rev. Daniel

Please join the Small Group Series Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the Church Office Conference Room.

Bring your Bible, a pen, and a notebook to write in, and join the Rev. Daniel Richards and fellow members as we learn to read the Bible in community.

Looking this month at the Gospel of Mark and the Way of Jesus. 
An hour to change your life.


Come One, Come All!

Summer Choir is a great opportunity to raise your voice in song! Join us in the church for a quick rehearsal, then sing with us at the 9:00 a.m. service. It’s early, but fun!

Thinking about joining us? Send Music Director Tom Peterson a quick note (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or call the Church office to let him know. Thanks!

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
West Side of the Teen Center Apostles 4th - 6th Grades
East Side of the Teen Center Disciples Jr. and Sr. High Classes

All children are brought to the worship service at the Peace.

Please be sure to complete a registration form for your children.

I would like to say thank you to all who volunteer 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. 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, in the Church Office, 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 as soon 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.

Urgent need: The reception desk in the CCA office needs volunteers to cover either full or half day shifts. The office is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and needs coverage from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Volunteer shifts can be half-day shifts from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm. We promise to give you direction and we do have fun!

Click here to download the CCA Volunteer Registration Form

Safeguarding God’s Children and People

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 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!

Allison Brown
Parish Administrator
602-840-8210 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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
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Duane Hoole, Class Mentor
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The Anointing of Jesus
Monday, April 10
Children of Light
Tuesday, April 11
The Betrayal
Wednesday, April 12


6:30 pm – Holy Eucharist

5:30 pm - Dinner
6:30 pm – Holy Eucharist with Choir
Foot Washing – The Stripping of the Altar

GOOD FRIDAY – April 14 at Noon and 6:30PM
Liturgy with Music @ 6:30 PM Service

Saturday Vigil April 15 @ 7:30 PM

8:00 AM & 10:15 AM – Festival Eucharist
With Winds, Strings and Choir

All children are encouraged to worship in church with their families

6:00 PM – Holy Eucharist

Gather together with Father Daniel & our community Wednesday evenings, starting March 8th, from 6PM - 7:15 PM for our Lenten Series:

The Way of Christ Small Group Discussions

  • 6PM in Parish Hall light supper (soup & bread)
  • 6:45PM Small Group breakout discussion sessions
  • 7:15PM Closing prayer & dismissal

Starting March 8th - every Wednesday evening through Lent - ending April 12th

**  The Lenten Series is designed for ALL AGES!!  **

We will have a Children and Youth Program beginning after the soup dinner.                                   

Children and Youth will take part in activities and discussions of their own!                                        

Please plan to bring the whole family!



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