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.
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.
Our 9am service uses a Eucharistic Prayer from Common Worship, the official liturgical resource of the Church of England. A worship team leads the musical part of the service with hymns and songs offered in a contemporary style. Childcare and Sunday School are provided for children through 5th grade. Our Special Needs program runs concurrent with this service in the “New Catacombs”.The entire service is about an hour and twenty minutes long. A hospitality hour in the Parish Hall immediately follows.
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!
Shepherd’s Heart is an Anglican parish whose congregation includes many folks from the street, some homeless, nearly all of them poor. The church serves dinner to all present every Sunday night after their 5:15pm Eucharist service. About two dozen congregations and other groups around Pittsburgh volunteer to cook and serve the meal. For 2018, Ascension’s serving dates are the Sundays January 28, March 4, May 13, September 23, October 28 and December 2. Folks can help by cooking or serving or both. We typically cook in Ascension’s kitchen during the day Sunday. Serving goes from about 6:30pm until 7:45pm at Shepherd’s Heart, 13 Pride St, two blocks from Mercy Hospital
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.