Since ca. 1890, the Church of the Ascension (now widely known as Ascension Episcopal Church) has been bringing the good news of Christ's love to the Merrill area's citizens and visitors.


Our Mission

To serve God and His church.

We are a family here.
— Sandra Blizzard, Bishop's Committee member & volunteer

What We've Achieved


  • Every year, Ascension Youth Ministry (AYM) serves approximately 570 nutritious meals to +/-30 students, family members, and volunteers.
  • Every session, AYM touches the spiritual lives of 15-25 youths from across the Merrill area, aged 2-17.
  • Every year, our congregation sends 2-7 congregants and AYM participants to Diocesean events, such as New Beginnings, Happening, Kindercamp, and Summer Camp. 


Our congregation of +/- 30 people has achieved incredible things:

  • +/- 2,000 sqf addition of a fellowship hall, classrooms, and handicap accessibility for the church and facilities. 
  • Restoration and rehabilitation of our historic, original stained glass windows.