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Presence

Ascension seeks to be a community which reflects the loving presence of God in Sierra Madre. We do this through the maintenance, enhancement, and use of our historic buildings and grounds and through the welcome we extend to those seeking a place of rest and renewal.

  • The Memorial Garden, located just north of the nave of the church, is available to all for the interment of ashes. It is also a favorite stopping point for local residents looking for a place to find a moment of peace.
  • Parish Work Days are usually scheduled the first Saturday of the even numbered months to enlist the aid of members to help with the cleaning and repair of our grounds. Please speak with our Verger if you would like to know when the next work day will take place.
  • AA and other 12 step groups use space in our Parish House for their meetings most nights of the week.

Ministry Leader: Mike Beach

Communication keeps Ascension in the minds of the community through the press and community organizations, advertisements, and marketing. Contact Person: Michelle Keith

Memorial Garden Committee provides continuing and watchful care of the garden by stopping by the garden often and pulling weeds, cutting off dead flowers ,and  seeing that the sprinklers work. Contact Persons: Adrienne Wilson, Elizabeth Wilson

Photography generates pictures for the parish directory and photographs church events and other special activities for the parish archives. Contact Person: Jay Packer

The Spire is our newsletter published monthly which includes articles that ministries want publicized, information about upcoming events, and other items of interest to the parish. Contact Person: Kim Lumino

Website Committee maintains the parish website. Contact Persons: Michelle Keith, Alan Tierney, Jon Prentice

Welcome Ministry is our first contact with guests and visitors to the church to greet them, introduce them to others, and to express to them the warmth and openness of Ascension. Contact Person: Deacon Ed Sniecienski

Work Parties meet the first Saturday of even numbered months to weed, paint, repair, build, and do whatever it takes to maintain the church buildings and grounds. Contact Person:  Mike Beach