Ten Scandinavian families formed this church on the south side in a carpenter’s shop. Membership soon grew to include many other immigrants. The Layton Blvd church is the 3rd home of Ascension. Progressive and innovative from the outset, the church made the entire community welcome at its altar, a tradition that continues to today. Ascension is comprised of three language groups, English, Spanish and Hmong and many cultures and ethnicities.
Visitors will be able to view the magnificent sanctuary and the Commons, visit the historical display produced especially for this 100th anniversary. Both guided and self guided tours will be available. Guided tours will be narrated by Mark Latus, church and architectural historian.