Pastor

Who We Are

Ascension & Holy Trinity lives to put
God’s love into action!

We welcome you to our faith community, whether it is for a day, a season, or your whole lives. We open our doors to all because we truly believe that all are welcome because all belong.

We strive to be a vital and growing faith community, with overflowing worship services and Christian growth opportunities; a church filled with compassion-centered ministries through which all find a place and take God’s love into the world.

We welcome all people here, whether you are a “cradle” Episcopalian or are just learning about who Jesus is or what you believe. Come join us to worship, learn, or serve in community as we Love God, our neighbors, and ourselves to change the world.

 

In-Person Worship: Sunday Service

As of April 2, 2021

If Hamilton Country continues at RED Level or better, in-person worship will continue at 8:00 am & 10:00 AM in our church’s Nave.

If you or your family members are sick or unable to adhere to the recommendations we have established, we invite you to join us online for our live-streamed service.

What to Expect at our In-Church Worship Service:

  • Once capacity is reached in the Nave, attendees will be directed to overflow in the Parish Hall with a video link to the Nave.

  • Families may sit together in the pews with recommended distances between other members and families. Please allow the ushers to guide this seating process.

  • Passing the Peace will include a no-touch nod, bow, or wave.

  • Children will be welcome in the service. We will not have the nursery available.

  • We will celebrate Holy Eucharist. The protocol for receiving Holy Communion will be explained in the respective Services.

  • We will not be passing the plate. Offering plates will be located in the Narthex.

  • For the moment, singing will only be from the choral leaders.

  • The restrooms near the Coat Room will be available during the service.


A&HT Precautions:

  • The Nave and Narthex will be cleaned and sanitized before and after the service.

  • Shared items such as pencils, prayer books, and bibles will be temporarily removed.

  • Single-use service programs and a link to an online program will be available upon entry.

  • Face masks will be required for ALL in-church attendees (adults & children). We will have masks available if you need one.

  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available in the building.

  • Please sign in with an usher as you enter. If an outbreak occurs, we need to be able to contact you immediately.

  • The parish hall, kitchen, and downstairs will be temporarily closed off.

  • We will be keeping the doors open to allow air movement through the Narthex.


Thank you for your patience and grace as we navigate through this new way to worship together. If you have any concerns about your safety or the safety of others, please continue to use our online live streaming services. If you have any suggestions, please contact any one of your Vestry members.

A&HT 2021 Vestry

 
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Becoming an Anti-Racist Congregation

Response and call to action for A&HT to become an anti-racist congregation.

Proclaiming The Dream

“Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself? Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?”

We, the congregants of A&HT Episcopal Church, endeavor to be an action-based anti-racist faith community. We will educate ourselves, strengthen our relationships across race, and bring humility and compassion to conversations about race. We will magnify anti-racist efforts already in action. 

We commit to:

Telling The Truth

  • About the United States’ racist and anti-racist history.

  • About A&HT and the Episcopal Church’s racist and anti-racist history. 

  • About Wyoming, Cincinnati, and our surrounding communities (Lincoln Heights, Freeman-Barr, etc.) and how they have been a reflection of race inequities. 

  • About our own belief systems that inadvertently and unintentionally promote racism and racist systems and allow race-targeted violence to exist. 

  • About our own efforts to seek and serve Christ in all persons.

Practicing The Way

“As the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement, we dream and work to foster Beloved Communities where all people may experience dignity and abundant life and see themselves and others as beloved children of God. The Becoming Beloved Community Vision Document and accompanying resources help us to understand and take up the long-term commitments necessary to form loving, liberating and life-giving relationships with each other. Together, we are growing as reconcilers, justice-makers, and healers in the name of Christ.” [ www.episcopalchurch.org ]

  • By sharing and participating in community-building activities that strengthen our relationships across race.

  • By sharing resources (on our newsletter, social media, and website) that help individuals connect and work on this goal of disrupting racism, and that offer actions in which to address it.

  • By bringing in educators and speakers who can enlighten us about areas where we have succeeded and where we can improve as anti-racist individuals and communities.

Repairing The Breach

  • By seeking out and committing to opportunities where we can repair the damage that slavery and its resulting racist systems have diminished us as a beloved community of God.