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Church of Ascension Youth Group (CAYG)

For our next ‘Let’s Talk About’ special session at CAYG, over the Valentine’s day weekend, we will be looking at the pervasive and destructive force that is pornography.  “A scientific consensus is emerging that today’s porn is truly a public health menace: its new incarnation combines with some evolutionarily-designed features of our brain to make

Sign up to Serve!

Ascension’s mission statement reads, “A Worshipping Community, Equipping God’s People; Sharing Christ’s Healing with a Broken World.” We come together as a community to worship together, to grow together and to share the healing presence of Jesus. Will you join a team that will use your gifts and passions to meet the needs of our

Who do you ‘do life’ with?

Ascension’s Community Groups are THE BEST WAY of getting connected that Ascension clergy and staff can commend to you. They offer a place to find friends who will ‘do life’ with you. Ascension’s 28 Community Groups meet on different days at different locations throughout the City of Pittsburgh. While each group is committed to sharing

Join us for Christmas!

Family Christmas Eve Service at 6:30pm On Tuesday, December 24th all are invited to this warm service that is designed with children in mind. We will celebrate the nativity of Jesus with a children’s tableau and sing the great carols of Christmas. Childcare for children age 4 (PreK) and under will be provided. Children age

Two Opportunities to attend

The Service of Lessons & Carols weaves together a progression of scripture readings along with carols that carry us from Old Testament prophecy to fulfillment in the Christ child. We will have two services of Lessons & Carols on different dates – one at the 9am service and one at the 11am service. The services

Children’s Ministry & The Summer of Paul!

This summer our children will experience an immersive introduction to the life and letters of St. Paul. They will hear about his early life, his conversion experience on the road to Damascus, his life in the power of the Holy Spirit, his missionary journeys, and his death as a witness to Christ, a death experienced

Marriage Enrichment Course

Marriage is hard and we need each other.  This 7-session course being offered after Easter is an opportunity to press into the challenges of our marriages together, and grow in learning how to love well. Designed by Milan and Kay Yerkovich, How We Love looks at marital patterns through the lenses of Attachment Theory, suggesting

Financial Peace University

Do you have any of these concerns about your finances? The balances on the credit cards are growing. Student loan debt feels crippling. Every time you start to get some traction with the finances, an emergency comes along and knocks you down. You want to plan for the future, but you never seem to have

Join us for Easter!

6am The Great Vigil of Easter The first service of Easter Day begins with darkness and includes the singing of the Exsultet, or Song of Praise, over the year’s Easter Candle, the passing of the Light of Easter, scripture, silence and Holy Baptism. Please remember to bring your bells to celebrate the resurrection of our

Get connected!

At Ascension we are called to be a worshipping community, to equip God’s people, and to share Christ’s healing with a broken world. Our body is rooted in Oakland, in the heart of the city, but stretches out to touch every part of the city. The principal way that we can extend the fellowship of