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    Welcome!

    We are a community of Anglican believers who worship together, seek to grow as disciples of Jesus, and give back to God in gratitude for all He has done. Please join us on a Sunday and find out more!
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    Financial pledges

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    Each November, members of Ascension are asked to submit a financial pledge for the following year. Part of what makes it possible for Ascension to be a faithful Christian community is the consistent pledging and subsequent giving of our members and friends. A financial pledge encourages individuals and families to be intentional about giving. A pledge also helps those people in our church family who are appointed to oversee financial matters to craft a responsible budget for the upcoming year. Online pledges can be made by using the link available below. 

     

     

    Tithing and Financial Stewardship

    We give our time and talents back to God. We also give our treasure to God. In the Bible, the “tithe” or first ten-percent of our income is the basic standard of giving. We give both to support the things God is doing in the world and also for the health of our souls. Billy Graham said, “If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every area of his life.” Actually, giving is the wrong word. It’s stewarding. A steward is someone who is responsible for watching over someone’s property in their absence–like a house sitter. God makes us stewards of all the things he has given us or loaned us–‘our’ finances, ‘our’ bodies, ‘our’ skills. So the question becomes not, how much of my money will I give back to God? The question becomes, how much of God’s money do I need to keep for myself and my family?

     

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    What money is used for at Ascension

    When it comes to the practicalities of stewarding and giving, we encourage visitors not to give financially to Ascension. But for those who have made Ascension their home we encourage them to give generously. That giving ends up in Pittsburgh and all around the world. It supports the day-to-day operations of the church but it also goes to support missionaries around the world and ministries that help the poor in Pittsburgh.  Both in Pittsburgh and around the world–everything we do is aimed to give away the faith that we have so freely been given.

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    Ways to Give:

    1. Offering envelopes: If you would like to receive offering envelopes, please contact the bookkeeper.
    2. Electronic giving: If you would like to set up an automatic deduction from your bank account you can initiate it directly with your financial institution or you can fill out paperwork for the church to initiate regular deductions. Please contact our bookkeeper for more information.
    3. Easy Tithe: The church has an account with Easy Tithe which enables parishioners to give or make payments for events with debit or credit cards. To set up a secure account, follow the link available here. More information on Easy Tithe is available below.

     

    Easy Tithe

    ETEasy Tithe is an easy way to give or make payments by using a mobile app or desktop. Users must first establish a secure account. Just follow this link and get started on your desktop. A mobile app is also available for download. Using your Android or IPhone, search ‘Church of the Ascension’ and use zipcode 15213. Any questions? Contact Karen Gowdy, Director of Administration. The fee per transaction is 2%. The option to accept user fees is given prior to finalizing your transaction.

     

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