Saturday, April 30 at 5pm
On Sunday, May 1 we will not have Sunday services due to road closures in Oakland needed for the Pittsburgh Marathon. Instead we will have one joint service of worship on Saturday evening at 5pm. The service will be followed by a BBQ on the lawn featuring a live jazz group. In case of inclement weather, we will move festivities indoors. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. Please bring a side dish and/or dessert to share. All are welcome. It’s a great opportunity to bring a friend, or a fellow marathon participant.
Family life is under great pressure today and parents face bewildering choices about how to parent effectively. Children do not arrive with an instruction manual. Discovering we are not alone in the challenges we face and picking up ideas from other parents can make a huge difference. We can all learn and grow to make even the happiest family life better. Over five weekly sessions you will discover practical tools to help you:
- Build a strong family, centered on love
- Meet your children’s needs
- Set effective boundaries
- Teach healthy relationships
- Pass on the values you hold to be important
The Parenting Children Course is for any parents, step-parents, prospective parents or caregivers of children aged 0 – 10 years old. There are small groups based on the age of your oldest child so that you can meet other parents/caregivers who have lots in common with you. Every part of the course is optional, including contributing to the small group discussion.
Come join David & Megan Trautman for five Wednesday evenings beginning May 4 and concluding June 1. You are welcome to come for a pizza dinner at 6pm or just come for the program at 6:30pm. We will end promptly at 8pm. Childcare will be provided. To register for the course, please email Marilyn Chislaghi. Friends, family and neighbors from outside of Ascension are welcome!
Our April edition of The Ascent is available here. Included in this edition are articles on recent changes to our liturgy as well as an extensive list of upcoming events for all ages – children through senior citizens. Of special note on the back page, we will be hosting a parenting course in May.