Welcome to Ascension, Hickory.

We strive to live by the message of Christ, in which there are no outcasts and all are welcome. Walking a middle way between Roman Catholicism and Protestant traditions, we are a sacramental and worship-oriented church that promotes thoughtful debate about what God is calling us to do and be, as followers of Christ. We are so glad you are here.




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Events Spotlight:

Come spend time with us! Here you'll find important events happening at Ascension.
Want to find all of our events? Visit our Upcoming Events page.

  • Study Group: The Eucharist with Jared
    Thu, Dec 09
    Study Group: The Eucharist with Jared
    Discussion 2 of 4: Eucharist Prayer
  • The Way of Love during Advent & Christmas
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Dec 13
    Join Deacon Anita for seven weeks of prayer and worship following the seven practices in "Receiving Jesus: The Way of Love" by Bishop Mariann Budde.
  • Wednesday Supper in December (6:00 p.m.)
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Dec 15
    Join us for good food and fellowship. All are welcome. Meals will be served on December 1st, 8th, and 15th. The total due for December's three meals is $24 per person; $75 per family.
  • Advent Evening Worship
    Wed, Dec 15
    Advent Evening Worship
    This tranquil order of worship utilizes the classic form of Evening Prayer set to music. The psalms and canticles are easy to learn, enjoyable to sing, and beautifully suited to an evening service of prayer in Advent, when darkness waits the dawn and we look to the coming of Jesus.
  • Transforming Questions
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Jan 10
    Online via Zoom
    Ever question your faith, God, the church, or the Bible? Join Deacon Anita Ware as we explore why questioning these things is an essential part of faith.