Weekly News

Our Weekly News is updated at the beginning of each week. For a full description of church events, please visit the calendar.

Baby Bottle Campaign – Starts Sunday, May 20
Each year Ascension’s Children’s Ministry encourages the support of our local pregnancy center at Women’s Choice Network (WCN). The Baby Bottle Campaign is a simple and creative way for us to partner in mission with this organization. Look for the table and display in the Parish Hall and Education Wing Hallway and pick up your baby bottles!

WCN’s medical clinics offer free pregnancy tests, STD testing and treatment, sonograms, medical consultations, and caring, confidential options counseling. When abortion vulnerable women come to one of the four centers in the Pittsburgh area and see their sonogram, 85% will choose life! Clients are encouraged to enroll in “Life Support,” an ongoing accountability program that enables families to earn while they learn. Childbirth, parenting classes, and life skill programs allow clients to earn clothing, furnishings, formula, and other items. Services also include post-abortion care and education on abstinence and healthy relationships. WCN works with schools, churches, and community groups to share the benefits of sexual abstinence and the message of the Sanctity of Human Life.

Meg Sateia is a member at Ascension who volunteers at the Northside center as a Client Advocate doing options counseling and facilitating Life Support classes. Please talk to Meg (meg.sateia@gmail.com) if you’d like to hear more about Women’s Choice Network or visit mypregnancycenter.org.

New Member Class – Saturday, June 2 from 9am – Lunch
Interested in learning more about Ascension? Want an overview of Anglican history? Please join us for an informative and fun morning designed both 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. At the end of our morning together, participants will have a great overview of Anglicanism and Ascension (which includes a quick tour of the Nave), will have a clearer notion of where they can connect and serve, and will have met several members of the staff team. A light continental breakfast will be served at 9am. Childcare will be provided throughout the morning. We’ll end our time together as adults and kids gather for a pizza lunch. To register, please email marilyn.chislaghi@ascensionpittsburgh.org.

Handbell Concert –  Friday, June 8 at 7:30pm 
One of America’s premier youth handbell choirs, The Bells of Christ Church, hails from historic Christ Church Anglican (est. 1733) in downtown Savannah, Georgia. This exceptional bell choir will be performing their summer touring concert at Ascension on Friday, June 8 at 7:30pm. All welcome!

Kairos Prison Ministry Luncheon – Saturday, June 9 from 11am – 1pm 
Kairos Prison Ministry of Pennsylvania cordially invites you to attend a Meet & Greet Luncheon to introduce you to our ministry programs that support the incarcerated inside prisons and their families outside the prison walls. For more information on Kairos Prison Ministries, please visit www.kairosprisonministry.org or have a chat with Ron and Judy Yadrick. To RSVP for the luncheon email cmenow47@hotmail.com.

Combined Service & BBQ on the Lawn –  Sunday, June 10 at 10am
Join us as we launch summer at Ascension. We plan to bookend the weeks of summer with a couple of special Sundays. On Sundays June 10 and August 26, we will have one worship service at 10am followed by a BBQ on the lawn. Plan on coming, bring a side dish and invite a friend!

Young Adult Dinner & Compline – Thursday, June 14 at 6:30pm
The next Dinner & Compline in our Summer Series is Thursday, June 14th at 6:30pm. For more info, contact Alex at 412-652-3137. This is a time for young adults to eat together, have some fun, and conclude the evening with an Anglican Service of Compline.

Women’s Breakfast – Saturday, June 16 from 8:30 – 10:30am
Have you suffered loss in your life? A loved one? A job? Your health or well-being? How are we best positioned to cope with the losses we encounter? What does this journey look like as a Christian?  Marilyn Chislaghi, Director of Ministry at Ascension, will share her own personal story of loss as well as her journey through grief and recovery. At the conclusion of the morning, there will be time for table discussion among friends.

All women of Ascension (and their friends) are warmly invited. A hot, catered breakfast will be served at 8:30am. Childcare will be provided at no additional cost. To register, please complete a bulletin insert or sign up online by visiting www.ascensionpittsburgh.org. Mark your calendars and plan on coming! All Welcome! The cost is $10 (scholarship provided).