The vision of our youth group is to be “A Christ-centered and open-hearted youth group dedicated to fostering faithful disciples through love, service, and the teaching of Biblical truth.” Middle School Youth Group typically happens Fridays at 6:30pm. However, to find out the exact schedule, please visit www.caygonline.com (“Church of the Ascension Youth Group”). Ascension’s website could not contain the enthusiasm of the youth and their leaders, so they created their own! Please check out the website for the latest and any changes to regular programming!
Please NOTE: Youth Alpha starts the first weekend in June. Rising 6th and 9th graders will then be WELCOME to join the middle (Friday June 1) and high school (Sunday June 3) youth groups! This is also a great summer series to bring friends. Note: Friday nights will finish later, at 9pm. Sunday nights finish much later, as we plan to watch the Movies at Dusk on Schenley Plaza. For those who aren’t interested in that evening’s movie, youth group finishes at the regular time of 8:30pm. See the full Movies in the Park schedule here.
Greening of the Church
Saturday, December 15 at 9:30am
The Greening of the Church is a festive event and a great way to support our altar ministry. We will be hanging ornaments on the Christmas tree, attaching candle standards to the pews, putting up wreaths, setting out the crèche, baking cookies and more. The children will be having a tableau rehearsal and are invited to make cards for those in the parish who are homebound. Readers will be practicing for Lessons & Carols and choirs will be rehearsing. Plan to join us on this morning! Coffee, bagels, pastries and juice will be served. Meet at the back of the church by the Christmas tree!
Join other members and friends of Ascension who gather to pray at 9am in Ascension’s Prayer Chapel (located on the second floor of the Parish Hall wing). All are welcome! Prayers are focused on the needs of the church and the world, and for our worship on Sundays.
Advent 3: Service of Lessons & Carols at the 9am service
We will celebrate a Service of Lessons & Carols at our 9am service on Sunday, December 16th. The Service of Lessons & Carols weaves together a progression of scripture readings along with carols sung by the congregation and choirs that carry us from Old Testament prophecy to fulfillment in the Christ child. Childcare is provided for those aged PreK and younger. They should go directly to their classrooms when they get to church as there is no Children’s Talk at this service. Children age 5 (Kindergarten) and older with be with us for the service. This is a great seasonal service to invite guests to attend. We will have a regular 11am service of Holy Communion with readings from Advent 3 on December 16th
Church of the Ascension offers two programs for those with cognitive disabilities: A weekly Sunday school program called WINGS which stands for “Winners in God’s Sight” and a monthly club that meets on the second Saturday of the month called Capernaum Friends. For more information, please contact our program directors, Christina Carlucci (firstname.lastname@example.org; 412-414-5630) or Dana Kaasik (email@example.com; 225-921-8349).
People from both services enjoy bagels, pastries, quiche and other breakfast items….and good conversation too! All are welcome!
Our 11am service follows the Ancient Text liturgy of the Anglican Church in North America. The musical part of the service incorporates an adult choir, a contemporary worship team and hymnody accompanied by a newly refurbished organ. Childcare and Sunday School are provided for children through 5th grade. A Hospitality Hour in the parish hall precedes the service and a fellowship time with cookies and coffee follows the service. The service lasts about an hour and thirty minutes.