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.


We are excited to offer in-person children’s programming. We open our nursery 15 minutes prior to the beginning of each service for younger children (Infant – 3 years).  After the children’s talk the teaching team will escort ages 4 years – 5th grade to the Minnie Smith Education Wing for Kids’ Church. All children will return to their parents during the time we pass the peace for communion.

If you prefer for your nursery aged child to remain in the nursery through communion, 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. As we did through much of the pandemic, we will continue to provide activity bins for your children to use during the service. They can be found at the back of the Nave. Children’s ministry follows Covid protocols that are in place for the wider Ascension church.

To learn more about children’s ministry please email Catherine or join our private Facebook group Ascension Children’s Ministry for updated information. Please register your child to participate in Ascension’s children’s ministry with our online link Registration Form. Last summer and throughout the pandemic we had alot of fun producing videos for Ascension kids. All of the videos can be found on the Kids’ Church Playlist on Ascension’s YouTube channel.


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 began again in the fall of 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