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THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

OF THE ASCENSION

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 calls us to do and be, as followers of Christ. We are glad you are here.

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OUR

STORY

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Service times, live links, resources, and more.
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Events, calendars, and ways to get involved.

Looking to submit a prayer request or speak to a member of the clergy? Visit our Submit a Prayer Request page.

Events Spotlight:

Come spend time with us! Below are the upcoming events at Ascension.
Want to find all of our events? Visit our Events page.

  • Wednesday Walks with Karla
    Wednesday Walks with Karla
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jun 26
    Hickory
    Jun 26, 2024, 6:00 AM – 8:00 AM
    Hickory, Hickory, 1581 12th St Dr NW, Hickory, NC 28601, USA
    Jun 26, 2024, 6:00 AM – 8:00 AM
    Hickory, Hickory, 1581 12th St Dr NW, Hickory, NC 28601, USA
    All are invited to join Karla for a casual morning walk on Wednesday mornings. The walks will depart the Geitner Park parking lot at 6:00 and 7:00 a.m. Join Karla for one or both one-hour walks whenever you can. All are welcome; we are an open and welcoming community.
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  • Summer Movies at Ascension -- Thursdays at 10:00 AM
    Summer Movies at Ascension -- Thursdays at 10:00 AM
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jun 27
    Hickory
    Jun 27, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Hickory, 726 1st Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601, USA
    Jun 27, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Hickory, 726 1st Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601, USA
    Join us every Thursday through August 29 as we bring you an exciting lineup of movies. Bring a friend!
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  • Ascension Book Club -- Mondays, June 17-July 7
    Ascension Book Club -- Mondays, June 17-July 7
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Jul 01
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89338734325
    Jul 01, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89338734325
    Jul 01, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89338734325
    Join Rev. Anita and Melissa Costin to discuss “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks. Inspired by a true story, this ambitious, electrifying work traces the harrowing journey of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a beautifully illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in fifteenth-century Spain.
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  • Open Art Studio for Artists & Crafters
    Open Art Studio for Artists & Crafters
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jul 02
    Hickory
    Jul 02, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Hickory, 726 1st Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601, USA
    Jul 02, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Hickory, 726 1st Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601, USA
    Bring a project or come empty-handed. This fun, crafty group offers a drop-in, casual setting. Join for one, two, or all three hours on any Tuesday. We share conversation, ideas, and, for those getting started, some supplies.
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  • Celtic Contemplative Service with Holy Eucharist
    Celtic Contemplative Service with Holy Eucharist
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Jul 14
    Hickory
    Jul 14, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Hickory, 726 1st Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601, USA
    Jul 14, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Hickory, 726 1st Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601, USA
    This free, casual service without hymnal singing is contemplative in nature. It fosters a meditative approach to all creation, bringing healing and awareness. This service is inclusive and welcoming to all people.
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  • All-Parish Water Tubing & Camping Retreat
    All-Parish Water Tubing & Camping Retreat
    Fri, Jul 19
    Jefferson
    Jul 19, 2024, 4:00 PM – Jul 21, 2024, 11:00 AM
    Jefferson, Jefferson, NC 28640, USA
    Jul 19, 2024, 4:00 PM – Jul 21, 2024, 11:00 AM
    Jefferson, Jefferson, NC 28640, USA
    Join us for a day or for the whole weekend. We will camp at David & Pat Jones' mountain property Friday & Saturday nights. On Saturday, we have a 4-hour tubing excursion planned on the New River. All ages welcome! RSVP by June 30.
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  • Vacation Bible School
    Vacation Bible School
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Jul 28
    Hickory
    Jul 28, 2024, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Hickory, 726 1st Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601, USA
    Jul 28, 2024, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Hickory, 726 1st Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601, USA
    Our Vacation Bible School is designed for ages 3-10. Each of the five sessions are designed to be standalone so you’re invited to register your child(ren) for one, two, three, four, or all five sessions. VBS is free but registration is required. Lunch is provided for the kids the first four sessions
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  • Wednesday Walks with Karla
    Wednesday Walks with Karla
    Wed, Aug 21
    Hickory
    Aug 21, 2024, 6:00 AM – Nov 13, 2024, 8:00 AM
    Hickory, Geitner Parking Lot #2, Geitner Trail, Hickory, NC 28601, USA
    Aug 21, 2024, 6:00 AM – Nov 13, 2024, 8:00 AM
    Hickory, Geitner Parking Lot #2, Geitner Trail, Hickory, NC 28601, USA
    All are invited to join Rev. Karla for a casual morning walk on Wednesday mornings. The walks will depart the Geitner Park parking lot at 6:00 and 7:00 a.m. Join Karla for one or both one-hour walks whenever you can. All are welcome; we are an open and welcoming community.
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  • Annual Worship & Picnic
    Annual Worship & Picnic
    Sun, Oct 06
    Hickory
    Oct 06, 2024, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    Hickory, 726 1st Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601, USA
    Oct 06, 2024, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    Hickory, 726 1st Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601, USA
    Our ANNUAL WORSHIP & PICNIC will be held on Sunday, October 6 at Ascension.
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