Older Adults: OWLS Meeting
Thursday, February 9 from 12:30 – 2:30pm
We will have a special Valentine’s Day Celebration at our next meeting. Come ready for an inspirational talk and a great lunch! OWLS meetings take place on the second Thursday of each month. There is a $10 charge for lunch, but first time non-Ascension friends are free! To RSVP, please contact the Rev. Ann Tefft, at email@example.com.
Men’s Breakfast – “Too Busy not to Pray!”
Saturday, February 25 from 8:30 – 10:30am
Are you interested in building a more robust prayer life? Jonathan Warren will be our featured speaker on a topic he is passionate about. In his own words: “Over the past three years, between family responsibilities and work responsibilities, I was finding prayer slowly squeezed out of my life. In desperation, I looked to the church’s historic practices of prayer – fixed hour prayer, the Jesus prayer, recollection, examen, and the daily office in particular – to ground my prayer life and inform and deepen my private devotions. I found that a number of these practices are now facilitated by apps for smart phones, which made them easier to integrate into my ordinary rhythm of life.”
Join Father Jonathan Warren as he tells the story of his own growth in prayer, gives a sketch of the biblical vision for these historic practices and commends them for our use. The suggested donation is $10, payable at the door or in advance (scholarship available). Registration options: (1) Visit our website at www.ascensionpittsburgh.org or (2) Sign up in the Parish Hall after services or (3) Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Service Projects
Saturdays, February 4 and 18
‘Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly’ is the Spring Series theme for both Middle School and High School youth groups, as well as the heart of Canon Millard’s message on January 29th. In February, we are expressing our care for the most vulnerable by partnering with a couple of Pittsburgh ministries. On Saturday, February 4th we are doing construction (or rather demolition!) work with Open Hand ministries and on Saturday, February 18th we are joining with L.I.V.I.N.G ministries to reach out to the homeless. Email email@example.com if you want to join us!
Campus Ministry: Jubilee Conference Friday Night Special!
February 17-19, 2017
Jubilee is the CCO’s annual college student conference. Jubilee is a catalytic event created to provide ‘a vision of and for life’ to help followers of Jesus grow in living out their faith in every area of life. This year, conference organizers are offering a Friday-night-only ticket for $29.99. The Friday evening session will feature speakers Lecrae and Jon Tyson. It’s a great opportunity for small groups or friends to attend part of Jubilee together! You can register online by February 9 or purchase a ticket at the door. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Adults: Pub Club
Tuesday, February 21 (doors open 7:15pm)
James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy on the Northside
We are thrilled to welcome Micah and Christen Houck for February Pub Club. Micah and Christen grew up on opposite sides of the US before meeting in the most logical of places: North Africa. When they found themselves back in the States, they wanted to continue to spend time with and advocate for Muslims. Drawing on their experiences, they aim to invite Christians and Muslims into relationship and understanding based on the teachings of Jesus. We look forward to hearing stories about choosing to love your neighbor. For more info, visit www.pubclubpittsburgh.org or email email@example.com.