Scheduled Events and News at Christ Church of the Ascension

Catechism - Becoming a Part of God’s Kingdom at CCA

Catechism is a ten dollar word, as a cowboy would say, for a one dollar idea. It is the teaching or formation of the members of the church. It is an old word for a timeless job.

“Go forth therefore, making disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey all that I commanded you.” - Jesus from Matthew 28:19

We are told to make disciples or students of Jesus, baptizing them, and teaching them to do what Jesus told us to do. That is what we attempt to do on Wednesday nights during Lent, with a little soup and crackers thrown in.

Our method is two-fold: short presentations of essential teachings and small-group reflections on living the life of faith. It is really simple and powerful.

These classes are required for those seeking baptism for themselves or their children, joining the church, or being baptized or confirmed. They are recommended for everyone.

Join us at 6:00 p.m. for soup and 6:30 p.m. for class in Rectors Hall on Wednesday nights during Lent (2/21 through 3/21).

Childcare will be provided, but you must sign up through the office.

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Mark Your Calendars!

The CC Players present “As I Have Loved You” by Jacqueline Rosett Dickman

Thursday, March 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

We hope that being present in the upper room with Jesus and his disciples will be a blessing to your Holy Week observance and meditations.

Do you have a set of backless kitchen snack bar stools the Players could borrow for the production through 3/27? Please label them and bring them to the church office.

Questions? Please contact Nancy Shumaker at 480-438-0691 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CCA presents
Entering Holy Conversation

You are invited to join us on Sunday, February 25 following the 10:15 a.m. service in Rectors Hall.

Purpose: to align CCA around two key parts of our Parish life

  • Seeking God's will
  • Invite-Welcome-Connect

Please bring tapas, small plates, or desserts to share!

Join Fr. Daniel and CCA for the best of Italy and The Way of St. Benedict April 14th - 26th, 2018!

Highlights include Rome & The Vatican, Florence, Tuscan hill towns Siena & Cortona (site of “Under the Tuscan Sun”), Assisi, Sorrento, Capri and The Amalfi Coast.

Feed your soul and your senses (wine and food) on this special Christ Church itinerary that includes The Way of St. Benedict, Fr. Daniel’s patron saint.

This trip will be the fourth in our successful series of Pilgrimages to Spain, Portugal & Ireland led by CCA clergy. 

Call me now as space is limited!
Bonnie Waite:
480-899-8006 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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
Room 3 Apostles 4th - 6th Grades
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 safeguardingonline.org 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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602-999-0294

Duane Hoole, Class Mentor
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602-942-8994

Check your calendars and save the weekend of Friday June 2 to Sunday June 4, 2017, as you're invited to the Fellowship in the Pines - CCA Camping Trip!     

To make your reservation, or for more information,
please contact:
Charlie Moody (602-300-2642 Mobile) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chief cook and bottle washer


Items Needed to Fill a Basket 

  • Easter Basket
  • Easter Grass
  • Plastic Eggs (Candy Filled)
  • Coloring Books w/Crayons
  • Candy (No Chocolate)
  • Children’s Books/Bible
  • Small Stuffed Animal
  • Small Toys 

*Please bring your baskets to Christ Church by Sunday, April 2, 2017* 
 
Questions? Contact Barbie Moody at (602) 793-1551 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The Anointing of Jesus
Monday, April 10
Children of Light
Tuesday, April 11
The Betrayal
Wednesday, April 12

 

MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK
6:30 pm – Holy Eucharist

MAUNDY THURSDAY – April 13
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

EASTER SUNDAY – April 16
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

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