Children & Youth

“From the mouths of children and infants You have ordained praise”  – Matthew 21:16

At Ascension, kids are welcomed and loved!  We believe that all ages are a vital part of our church family.  Children and youth are encouraged to participate in our worship, community, and in age-appropriate programming focused on their discipleship.


During this time of COVID-19 Children’s Ministry at Church of the Ascension has shifted our programming but continues to strive to teach the love and grace of God to our youngest members. Each Sunday morning children are invited to participate in Kids’ Church beginning at 8:30 AM.  Here are some highlights of Kids’ Church and other children’s ministry during the pandemic:

  • Each week the children are encouraged to memorize a bible verse and engage in the weekly Sunday Paper activity sheet which can always be found under our News & Events tab.
  • Our Kids’ Church also highlights a member of the congregation who provides ideas for ways to grow and learn (so far we have had a watercolor artist, organist, weaver, doctor and composer share with the kids).
  • During our corporate livestream service our pastors give an interactive children’s talk where the children send in recorded responses each week.
  • Every week a prayer team (meeting via Zoom) is lifting our youngest members up in prayer along with their families.

To learn more about these opportunities email Catherine or join our private Facebook group Ascension Children’s Ministry for updated information and fun videos for the family.


The vision of our youth group is to be “A Christ-centered and open-hearted youth group dedicated to fostering faithful disciples through love, service, and the teaching of Biblical truth.”

Ascension’s website could not contain the enthusiasm of the youth and their leaders, so they created their own! To find out all of the specifics of youth programming, please visit www.caygonline.comAnd, CAYG stands for “Church of the Ascension Youth Group!!”

Contact for Children’s Ministry
Catherine Slocum
(412) 621-4361, ext 214

Contact for Youth Ministry
Alex Banfield Hicks
(412) 652-3137