Ascension members and active visitors are invited to join us for in-person worship to celebrate the Holy Communion. Attendance for each service is limited to 25 people (including clergy) so pre-registration is required using the below links.


  • We will gather outside wearing masks and practicing social distancing. 

    • If you do not have a mask, we will have masks available. The mask will be yours to keep and take home.

    • Social distancing will be enforced.

  • Should the weather force us to cancel a service, we will contact all registered participants.

  • Instead of sharing a common cup and kneeling at the altar,  the consecrated bread and wine will be offered in individual cups.

  • We will not pass an offering plate during the services. Instead, we will have a collection dropbox available at the exit. You can also make pledge payments in the following ways. If you have questions about pledge payments, please contact bookkeeper Diane Vezmar by email at

    • Online – One-time and recurring payments can be made online from our website.

    • Text – Text GIVE to 828-481-8688. Complete instructions are available on our website.

    • Mail – Checks can be mailed to us at 726 1st Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601.

    • Auto Drafts – Automated payments through your bank.

  • Everyone must bring their own chair.  Chairs from the church will not be available.

    • If you do not have a portable chair, please contact the office and we will have one available exclusively for you to use when you come to the services.

  • Everyone must bring their own Book of Common Prayer

    • If you do not own one, books will be available.  Pick one up, then take it home and consider it yours!

  • The building will not be open.  Please use the restroom at home before coming.

  • The 25-person attendance limit will be enforced. 

    • Persons who did not pre-register will not be allowed to attend the service.


If you feel safer staying home but would like one of the clergy to bring you communion, please email me at or call 828-638-0533.  We can administer communion on your front porch or yard.