Special Needs

“For it was You who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will praise You because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made.”  – Psalm 139: 13 – 14

We believe that God made each of us in God’s image.  This is a mystery we celebrate in our Special Needs ministry as we seek to build relationships and worship with our Friends with cognitive disabilities.  We know that for some, a cognitive disability can make attending church feel like a difficult burden, or raise fears that they might not fit in.

Please know that the Church of the Ascension loves and welcomes individuals with disabilities and their families!  

We gather together 3 times each month. We have a Sunday class every 1st and 3rd Sunday between services (10:30 – 11:15am) and a Pizza Party/Service Project after the 11am service on the 2nd Sunday of the month. We welcome you to join us! Please contact Marilyn Chislaghi for more information.


Contact for Special Needs Ministry
Marilyn Chislaghi, Director of Ministry
marilyn.chislaghi@ascensionpittsburgh.org
(412) 621-4361, ext 219