Adult and family activities at Ascension include Lenten retreat, Ministry Weekend in April, work weekend in late May, Adult Education in early August and Family Camp in early September.

Fall Work Weekend: September 22-24, 2017

woman with tools and a dogAscension School needs your help to get ready for winter. Come celebrate the autumnal equinox with good food and great fellowship while helping prepare buildings and grounds for the winter months. Many hands make light work!

Work starts at 3 p.m. on Friday, but show up when you can—whatever fits your schedule. All meals and lodging are provided.

Enjoy friendship, social time, free time, and evening chapel. There is dinner on Friday, three meals on Saturday, and a continental breakfast on Sunday morning for those of you who would like to stay through Sunday. Lodging is available in Kimsey Commons plus the Cabins / RV spaces, but commuters are more than welcome. Everyone is welcome and there is no cost to you. However, donations to cover meals are always welcome.

So bring your tools, your willingness to help, and your prayers. Typical work projects include flower bed and garden clean up, moving patio furniture to storage, power washing, staining decks, pruning, painting, and cleaning the Chapel and cabins. This is a great way to give back – and we guarantee a fun time!

To register for lodging/meals, please complete this online registration form.

If you have any questions, please contact the office at 541-568-4514, ext 2.

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Adult Education Event: August 24th – 27th

How our faith intersects with our everyday work
with Armand “Bunky” Larive

When we meet someone for the first time, one of the first questions is, “What do you do?” …because it’s the quickest way into the meaning of that person’s life. And the meaning of a person’s life is a deeply spiritual matter. One’s occupation provides self-worth, material support, connection with the world, and a means to contribute.

Clearly, there is spiritual energy behind what we do just as if we were to discover it, much like finding a vein of rich minerals to mine out of the ground. The energy is there. Strangely, however, we don’t usually dig into it, we don’t investigate. I am interested in exploring this vein with the hope to lay bare the spiritual riches that support our working lives.

Prices per person, includes meals and program:

  • Double Occupancy, Kimsey Commons – $355.00 person
  • Dorms – $250.00 (linens $35 extra)
  • Program only, no lodging – $190.00
  • RV Hookup – $235.00

Register for Camp

Visit the Forms page to register using mail-in forms, or:

Armand E. “Bunky” Larive grew up in Hermiston, and attended Cove as camper and later director for many years starting in 1949. He came back to the diocese as a young priest, serving seven years in Nyssa and Vale before returning for more graduate work and a long pastorate at St. James in Pullman, where he also taught in the philosophy department. Bunky and wife, Ruby, moved to Bellingham and worked for a couple of years to build a house and nurse an interest in how our faith intersect with everyday work. That experience resulted in the book, After Sunday: A Theology of Work, and a number of speaking, teaching, and resident scholar opportunities around the country. Bunky and Ruby have two sons, Andrew and Brett, and three grandchildren.

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Thursday August 24

Check In
Social Hour
Dinner
Session 1
Compline
3:00pm-5:00pm
5:30pm
6:00pm
7:00pm
8:45pm

Friday, August 25

Breakfast
Morning Prayer
Session 2
Lunch
Free Time
Social Time
Dinner
Session 3
Compline
8:00am
8:30am
9:00am
Noon
1:00pm
5:30pm
6:00pm
7:00pm
8:45pm

Saturday, August 26

Breakfast
Morning Prayer
Session 4
Lunch
Free Time
Social Time
Dinner
Session 5
Compline
8:00am
8:30am
9:00am
Noon
1:00pm
5:30pm
6:00pm
7:00pm
8:45pm

Sunday, August 27

Breakfast
Closing Session
Eucharist
Lunch (to-go boxes available)
8:00am
9:00am
11:00am
Noon

Making Light of a Dark Time


Eastern Oregon will be going dark on Monday, August 21st, and we want to take advantage of it with a weekend-long fundraising event. We are planning to provide lodging and meals for guests who want to get close to the centerline of the moving eclipse across our state. Not all of the details have been determined, but we will be making available all of our lodging areas, our RV hookups, and tent areas for a two night minimum with meals provided. We should mention, however, that the costs of this weekend will be higher than normal because housing in the state at this point is at a premium, and we will be doing this primarily as a fundraiser for Ascension.

In addition, we are developing a program for the weekend around star gazing astronomical study, for those who want to participate. There will be opportunities for worship and spiritual meditation as well.

And to cap it off, Saturday is the annual Cove Cherry Fair which is held on the Ascension Campus.

Accommodation costs:

  • Kimsey Commons – $350 per room per night, 2-night minimum
  • Dorms – $150 per room per night, 2-night minimum
  • RV sites* – $150 per night, 2-night minimum
  • Tents* – $75 per night, no minimum

*Check-in after 6pm on Saturday

Contact the office if you want to reserve a spot.

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Family Camp

This weekend is a great opportunity for families to join the longstanding tradition of camp with a weekend of exciting activities and fellowship.

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