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 safely transitioning out of the constraints of our public health crisis Children’s Ministry at Church of the Ascension continues to strive to teach the love and grace of God to our youngest members. Here are some highlights of what is currently offered:

  • Each Sunday morning families are invited to attend one of our in-person services where tables and activities kits are provided. The kits include our Sunday bible lesson and a variety of craft supplies.
  • We have produced 35 Kids’ Church videos within the last year that help us get to know God, ourselves, our church and our world better. These videos include a teaching of a bible memory verse, learning from our themed spotlight segment, singing an uplifting song and hearing from our puppet friend, Sally Lolli. We have complied our over 90 minutes of Kids’ Church songs into three music videos and we are currently in the midst of producing a series of videos on our core values. You can find all of these videos on our You Tube playlist here: Kids’ Church
  • During all services our pastors give an interactive children’s talk where the children are encouraged to participate.
  • Every week a prayer team (meeting via Zoom) is lifting our youngest members up in prayer along with their families.
  • Approximately once a month through the summer, we will be having special ‘tent times’ on the lawn to gather together between services with Miss Catherine, Father Jay and Sally Lolli.

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