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Parish Retreat Online Registration

Parish Retreat registration is officially open!  The retreat is always the first weekend of October, so this year it will take place Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7. Our theme is “Lord, Teach us to Pray…Exploring Rhythms and Practices of Prayer for Everyday Life.” Our teachers will include Jonathan and Andrea Millard, as well as Jonathan and Tish Warren. Included in programming are various prayer workshops to put practical feet onto the teaching about prayer!

How do I register?
To register, please fill out the form available here.

Never been to an Ascension Parish Retreat?
In addition to great teaching, the weekend offers an opportunity to enjoy Western PA in the fall and the chance to get to know others who regularly attend Ascension. The retreat has something for everyone – married or unmarried, from kids to college-aged to empty-nesters. Campfires, S’mores and hot chocolate will also be part of the mix. Corporate worship and prayer ministry are highlights for many. The weekend concludes with Sunday morning worship followed by lunch.

Where is it?
Laurelville Mennonite Church Center is a 600-acre retreat center located about 40 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, at the foot of the Laurel mountains. Ascension has gone to ‘Laurelville’ for over 30 years – indeed ‘Laurelville’ is for many the short-handed way to refer to the Parish Retreat!

New this year
We have introduced a new pricing structure this year in efforts to keep the retreat affordable. Meal plans for teens are reduced in cost, room rates have also been kept in check, and we have introduced a family max. Check it out! As always, scholarships are available!

Want more info?
If so, please email Marilyn. She’s happy to answer any questions you have.


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Newcomer Dinner

All newcomers to Ascension (or those who still feel new after being here for some time!) are welcome to come to dinner at the home of Jonathan and Andrea Millard, our rector and his wife. It’s going to be casual – pizza and dessert. Kids welcome! We’ll gather from 5 – 7:30pm on Sunday, September


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Join us Saturday, October 13

Interested in learning more about Ascension? Anglican history? Contemplating membership? Want to get to know clergy and staff? Please join us on Saturday, October 13th from 9am through lunch for an informative and fun morning designed both for those who are brand new and just want to know a bit more about the church, as


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Young Adults! Soup with Sarah

Calling all Young Adults! Please join us for our next installment of Dinner & Compline featuring “Soup with Sarah” We will meet at 6:30pm on Thursday, October 4. Sarah Laribee, former Ascension youth minister and just returned to the United States after teaching school for 4 years in Iraq, will be our guest speaker. We


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Seniors Ministry

Our OWLS (Older, Wiser, and Lively Still!) Fellowship got off to a great start in September and continues into October. This month the Luncheon Series will feature Dr. Wendy LeMarquand on “Prayer.” Last year Dr. Wendy returned from Ethiopia where she lived and ministered as a doctor, alongside her husband, Bishop Grant LeMarquand. Join us