Join us for in-person worship to celebrate the Holy Communion.  Attendance for each gathering is limited so pre-registration is required.  Use the below links to register for each service date that you wish to attend.


  • We will wear masks and practice social distancing. 

    • If you do not have a mask, we will have masks available for you to wear and keep.

  • 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, you may drop pledge payments or donations in the locked black box located next to the interior office door or in the narthex.  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 here.

    • Text — Text GIVE to 828-481-8688.

    • Phone—Download the Church by MinistryOne app onto your phone.  (iphone or other phone)

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

    • Auto Drafts — Set up automated payments with your bank.

  • Please bring your own chair.  We will have a limited number of chairs available for those who find it difficult to bring/carry a chair.

  • Please bring your own Book of Common Prayer.  A limited number of books will be available.

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

  • The 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 or call 828-638-0533.  We can administer communion on your front porch or yard.

The Episcopal Church of the Ascension

726 1st Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601


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