Christian Ministry at Christ Church of the Ascension | Phoenix | Paradise Valley AZ

Have you considered hosting Coffee Hour?  It is a great way to get involved and visit with friends and family after church in the Parish Hall. As the host you would:

  • Provide food (something simple like doughnuts) for 25-50 people
  • Drop food off in the kitchen before the 10:15am service

That's it!  

Click here to sign up.

Our next scheduled meeting will be held July 10th.

Joy in the Desert Chapter of The Order of the Daughters of the King © (DoK) was installed at Christ Church of the Ascension on August 10, 2014, the Rev. Phillip Jackson, Rector, presiding.  

It is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to prayer, service and evangelism to enhance our spiritual growth and that of the parish we are in.  We are 28,000 strong in the United States, and in multiple other countries. For more Daughters information, or cities where Daughters chapters are located, please see our website at

Empowered by the Holy Spirit, our vision as Daughters is to know Jesus Christ, to make him known to others, and to become reflections of God’s love throughout the world.

We meet on the second Sunday of each month in the CCA Conference Room from 11:30 until approximately 1 pm (BYO lunch and drink), and maintain a Daughters Prayer List, which is updated monthly and whenever any Daughter receives a request to be added.  We also sponsor a number of events throughout the year, such as trips to Quiet Days and Gatherings, tours for the Stations of the Cross, meditation half hours between morning services during both Christmas and Lent, a yearly Diocesan Gathering, and our international Triennial (near Salt Lake City in 2015 and in Austin, TX in 2018).  

Our Motto begins: "I am but one; but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something." We strive to be blessed to be a blessing.

Any lay or clergy lady parishioner who is interested in joining us, or who wants more information on the Daughters, is invited to our monthly chapter meeting and/or please contact any Daughter or call Jerelyn Walters at 480-994-5145 or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Do you love to sing? Want to come give it a try without the weekly commitment? Then join us next Sunday, June 19, for the season's first Summer Choir. Come to the Choir Room at 8 a.m. (you don't need to bring anything -- except a friend if you'd like), we'll rehearse briefly, then sing for the 9 a.m. service. It's simple, easy, and fun All are welcome!

If you're planning to come, please contact music director Tom Peterson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the church office) and let him know you'll be there. He wants to have enough copies of the music ready for you!

Christ Church of the Ascension is blessed to have an outstanding choir! Music is an important part of our worship, and the choir enriches it by singing a wide variety of hymns and anthems from the Renaissance to the music of today. Whether leading congregational singing or providing the parish a space in time to meditate and pray, music can highlight worship at its most contemplative, joyful, and — hopefully — transformative.

Led by our Music Director, Tom Peterson, the choir sings at the 10:15 AM service each Sunday and at special services like Christmas Eve, Holy Week, and Easter. For more information, check out the choir blog, or contact Tom Peterson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The acolyte program at Christ Church of the Ascension is open to all girls and boys 3rd grade through high school.

Acolytes  assist the celebrant (the priest in charge of a worship service) and enhance the worship service to help glorify God. Every action that is taken at the altar is done respectfully and in a dignified manner. Our goal is that the attention of the congregation  be on the liturgy and not on the ministers. The service of our acolytes is greatly appreciated. Serving as an acolyte is a commitment of time and talent to the Lord’s service.

Two to four acolytes typically serve during the 10:15 am service during the months of September through May. Additional acolytes may be needed at High Holy Days.

If you are interested in being an acolyte, please contact Director of Family Ministries, Julie Lyons, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Whether you are new to Christ Church, new to the Christian faith, a long-time Episcopalian, or simply interest in growing your knowledge of the church, these classes are for you!

The next Newcomers Class will begin in May 2014. Fr. Phil leads the class on Wednesday nights for 5 weeks in the Teen Center.

Each class covers one of the Four Foundations of our church: Worship, Service, Giving, and Education. Please join us for some fun and enlightening classes.

There are many ways you can volunteer in the services at Christ Church of the Ascension. To participate and/or volunteer, please contact the church office.

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