Sunday Faith Formation Classes

Sunday Faith Formation Classes at Ascension United Church of Christ begins at nine-thirty.

Faith Formation for Adults: Grownups need a place where they can discuss spiritual matters as much as anyone else. Adults gather every week before morning worship to share and learn from one another. The voices you will hear around Ascension’s table are intelligent and heart-felt. This has become a place where new friendships are formed and old truths are re-affirmed. Taught by Liz Brunton.

Lenten Bible Study

Wednesdays in Lent ( March 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5) at 7:30 pm

“Plenty Good Room

This unique Bible study combines an in-depth look at Scripture, American history, and the music and lyrics of six African American spirituals.

The six-session study provides biblical, social, and historical analyses of the spirituals:

  • “Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit”
  • “This Lonesome Valley”
  • “Bow Down on Your Knees”
  • “Plenty Good Room”
  • “Ain’t Dat Good News”
  • “Were You There?”

Plenty Good Room is a powerful devotional and spiritual experience through God’s Word and music.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Marilyn E. Thornton
(Master of Divinity, Vanderbilt) has degrees in music from Howard University and from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. She is the lead editor for Abingdon Press’s Bible study series based on spirituals, the songbook Zion Still Sings: For Every Generation, and VBS programs. She has taught at Howard, Tennessee State, and Trevecca Nazarene universities and serves as Campus Minister of the Wesley Foundation at

A Message from Dwayne Mosier, Pastor

You are welcome at Ascension United Church of Christ.

We are a peculiar people at Ascension Church. That’s okay, because we worship a peculiar God. To some this may sound like an odd thing to say, but it is true.

At Ascension, you will find people who have been Catholics, Methodists, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Baptists, lifelong United Church of Christ and those for whom the church is a brand-new thing.

We have folks who are Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and straight, as well as those who are trying to figure out how to define themselves.

We do not all agree on every issue. We know that there are differences of opinion and we lift our desire to hear the voice of the other in celebration. If we really want to speak Truth, we need to hear and listen to every voice.

We are a faith community that is held together by the God we have come to know through the Good News of Jesus Christ.

It is for all these reasons I say we are a peculiar people at Ascension Church. We are a peculiar people, but that’s okay, because we worship a peculiar God.

We worship a God who reaches down into mud pits to raise slaves from their bondage and leads them to freedom.

We worship a God who speaks in earthquake, mighty winds and fire. And we worship a God who whispers tender words of love and compassion.

We worship a God who is shown in the life of child born in the poverty of a stable, and executed as a trouble maker. And we worship a God who cannot be held by the bonds of death. We worship a God of life.

We worship a God who sees us as we are and loves us.

We worship a peculiar God, but that’s okay because we are a peculiar people.

I invite you to come join us. You are welcome here!