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PARISH RETREAT – Registration closes Wednesday, September 26th
Not quite ready to take the plunge?
Ascension’s annual Parish Retreat is always the first full weekend of October (5th – 7th). This year we have 300+ people registered. It’s an all-ages kind of event, with teaching for kids, youth and adults and plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors. Our theme is Prayer and our teachers will be the Millards and Warrens, two resident clergy couples!
If you are new and would like to ‘dip your toes in’ without taking the full plunge, you are welcome to come up for the day on Saturday, or for worship on Sunday. If you register for meals in advance (Saturday lunch/dinner or Sunday lunch) you can also join everyone else for fellowship in the dining hall. To register, just fill out a simple form available here.
Newcomer Dinner – Sunday, Sept 23 from 5 – 7:30pm
All newcomers to Ascension (or who may still feel new after being here for quite some time already!) are welcome to come to dinner (pizza and dessert) at the home of Andrea and Jonathan Millard at 5pm on Sunday, Sept 23. To find out specifics, email email@example.com. You can signup online using the form available here. Please mark your calendars!
Youth Confirmation – begins Sunday, Sept 23
Parents, youth and potential mentors are invited to join us for lunch in the Hunt Rooms on Sunday, September 23rd from 1-2pm. Find out more about the why, the what and the who of our Youth Confirmation Process (the who might be you!). Go to caygonline.com/ycp to RSVP.
Evangelism Cohort – begins Sunday, Sept 23
Join Jonathan Warren once a quarter to talk about our evangelization of our neighbors, and to encourage and pray for one another. The first meeting of the Evangelism Cohort will be on Sunday, Sept 23 after the 11am service. For more info, please email Jonathan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Adult Dinner & Compline – Thursday, Oct 4 at 6:30pm
‘Dinner and Compline’ for Young Adults takes place on the first Thursday of each month. We are happy to feature former Ascension Youth Director, Sarah Laribee, who is home for a year after teaching the past 4 years in the Kurdish region of Iraq.
Change to regular Ascension service schedule – 11am service only on Sunday, October 7
Because many people go to the Parish Retreat, we’ll have one service at Ascension beginning at 11am on Sunday, October 7. There will be childcare but no children’s Sunday School. The 9am service and the 10am hospitality hour are cancelled on that Sunday. For those wanting to come out to the retreat center, a 10am service will take place at the Parish Retreat. All welcome to come! Directions to Laurelville Mennonite Church Center can be found at www.laurelville.org. If you plan to come out for the morning and would like to stay for lunch, please sign up for lunch at the Parish Retreat registration table in advance (Adults $10; children $5).
Seniors Ministry – Thursday, October 11 at 12:30pm
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 from 12:30 to 2:30pm for a delicious lunch catered in the Hunt Rooms. Parking restrictions will be lifted for people to park on the streets, and the Neville Street lot will be reserved for OWLS only. There is a $10 charge for lunch, but first-time friends are free! Please RSVP to Ann Tefft at 412-526-1107 or email@example.com
Explore Ascension – Saturday, Oct 13 from 9am through Lunch
Interested in learning more about Ascension? Anglican history? Contemplating membership? Want to get to know clergy and staff? Please join us on Saturday, Oct 13 from 9am through lunch for a great morning designed for those who are brand new and just want to know a bit more about the church, as well as for those who want to become members. A continental breakfast will be served, and we’ll have pizza for lunch. The morning includes a quick tour of the Nave. Childcare will be provided. To RSVP, fill in the form online available here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.