The Episcopal Church is a branch of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church founded by Jesus Christ with his Apostles. It is part of a world wide fellowship called the Anglican Communion, with its roots in the Church of England.
It is a universal or catholic church, continuing in the teaching, fellowship, sacramental worship and prayers according to the Apostolic tradition. It is a Church of the Protestant Reformation, firmly rooted on the foundation of Holy Scripture and believing that the Bible contains all things necessary for salvation.
It is an evangelical church, proclaiming Christ Crucified and Resurrected and affirming the need for a personal relationship with Him. It is a Compassionate Church, bringing the grace and hope of the Gospel to every area of life.
As members of the Church, we are all ministers of the Gospel, representing Christ to this broken world, bearing witness to His Love, leading others to faith in Him and according to the gifts given us, carrying out His work of reconciliation.
The Church of the Ascension is a parish/missionary outpost of the Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania
You can learn more about the Anglican Communion here.