Staying in Pittsburgh this summer? Join us for our Dinner and Compline Summer Series!
Whether you’re a young adult living in Pittsburgh or a college student coming back for the summer, we’d love for you to join us for Dinner and Compline. Over the next four months we’ll be having some extended fellowship time, eating, and celebrating summer together. We’ll also be listening to some leaders in the church share their testimonies. We’ll conclude our evenings with a Compline service. Thanks to all our young adult leaders that help to plan these events each month! Join us for our first one May 16th, 6:30-8:30pm in the Old Catacombs of the church.
Marathon Weekend: Saturday Worship on May 5 at 5pm!
On the weekend of the Pittsburgh Marathon we cancel all Sunday services and gather for worship at 5pm on Saturday instead. After worship, the youth are hosting a lasagna dinner fundraiser. Plan to come and ‘carb up’ prior to the race. The funds raised will purchase a new set of Bibles for the youth, a ping pong table, a commissioned piece of artwork, as well as some books for a parenting library. All great things! And…. If you are running the race (full marathon, half marathon, relay), we’d love for you to come up for prayer at the time of The Peace. We’d also like to know if you are running in support of a non-profit.
Men’s Breakfast: Facing Loss and Grief in Jesus Christ
Have you suffered loss in your life? A loved one? A job? Your health or well-being? One of the greatest challenges for men in our society is to accept the losses we encounter, and to find a way to live with them and grow from them. The Rev. Dr. Joel Scandrett will lead us in a time of reflection upon the nature of loss and grief, the challenges of facing them as men, and the hope and help that we can find.
Saturday, April 21 at 8:30am
Cost: $10 (scholarship available); CHILDCARE PROVIDED
Register: Online using the form available here
Eastertide at Ascension
Sacred Fire Preaching Series
Scriptures for Saturday, May 5: Acts 11:19 – 30
1. Tell the story of how you got your name or another family story that is often told in your family. Why are family stories so important in forging identity? How do stories of the early church continue to shape the church today?
2. This passage tells how God brought together people from entirely different cultures and backgrounds to form the family of the church. What kind of cultural divisions today are bridged by the church? What ways has the church failed to live up to this vision? How can Ascension embody this vision of a family that cares for each other across different cultures and backgrounds?
3. What do you think is the significance of the story of how Christians got their name?