Who We Are at Ascension

Founded in 1846 in Stillwater Minnesota


We are a church of people who love community, work for peace and justice, appreciate and play great music, and cherish our children and their spiritual growth. We delight in our unity in Christ while honoring our differences, always putting the work of love and peace before uniformity of opinion and rules. We are an ancient church grounded in the earliest traditions of Christianity. We are also a new church responsive to the issues of today. In our worship, we revere God in mystery, we listen for God in scripture, and we also laugh and share a handshake or hug with one another.

Our Hope

We are a community seeking to follow the Way of Jesus, the anointed one (the Christ) foretold in Jewish scriptures and at the intersection of Eastern and Western religions. Through him we see that God is love. Christ came into the world that we might have life abundantly and be restored to unity with God and be reconciled with ourselves and one another.

We are an Episcopal Church, both Protestant and Catholic.

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