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.


Please register your child to participate in Ascension’s children’s ministry this fall with our online link Registration Form  or fill out a paper form on Sunday mornings found in our children’s activity bins. You are welcome to leave your form in the activity bin and you will receive a confirmation email next week.

We are excited to offer in-person children’s programming beginning September 12, 2021. We will open our nursery 15 minutes prior to the beginning of each service if you want to drop younger children off first (you can also do this after the children’s talk). After the children’s talk the Kids’ Church teaching team will escort ages 4 years – 5th grade to the Nave for children’s ministry at the 9am service. At the 11am service children will be escorted to participate in Kids’ Church in the Courtyard. All children will return during the time we pass the peace for communion.

If you prefer for your nursery aged child to remain in the nursery, please be prompt in picking up your child as soon as the service ends. Please know parents are always welcome in the nursery and Kids’ Church at any time. Also, you are welcome to have your child remain in the service. We will continue to provide activity bins for your children. Children’s ministry plans to follow the Covid protocols that are in place for the wider Ascension church.

This summer we have been producing a series of five short videos to help orient our kids to some of our key values of Kids’ Church – Grace, Kindness, Listening, Truth, and Beauty. All of the videos can be found on the Kids’ Church Playlist on Ascension’s YouTube channel.

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.”

Youth Group begins again on Sunday evening September 12, 2021. Want to join us? If so, please fill out this quick form so we know you’re coming; this is a big help to our planning! And maybe send the link on to a friend who might be interested. More info? Email Alex.

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