Congregational Care

As we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”  – Galatians 6:10

As part of Christ’s church, we are a family. We have a special obligation to see and respond to the needs of those around us in the pews each week. As our church grows, it can be easy for needs of our family members to go unnoticed or slip through the cracks. Our Congregational Care Team is a dedicated and caring group of folks who want to serve – and help others serve – our church community.

The Congregational Care Team is made-up of several smaller teams. Together, we seek ways to care for practical needs of our church family holistically – spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally – from cradle to grave. Congregational Care at Ascension includes everything from clergy/lay visitation to meal ministry, prayer ministry, referral to professional counselors in our own Workshop.

There’s a story that, as St. John was dying, his church asked him what his final advice was for them as a congregation. He replied, “Little children, love one another.” We know we don’t do this perfectly as a congregation, but we want to grow in learning to love each other in needed, practical, and redemptive ways.

If you would like to join one of our Congregational Care teams, please fill out of the form here or use the link at the bottom of the page. In brief, our teams are:

  • Intercessory Prayer List: Receive weekly and other occasional prayer updates for prayer.
  • Weekly Zoom Prayer Meetings: Join a small group for 15 minutes of prayer on Mondays (internationals), or Tuesdays (children and youth), Wednesdays (the Ascension family), and Thursdays (for peace, justice and racial reconciliation)
  • Meal Ministry: This team provides meals for those who are sick, bereaved or otherwise needing help. We also provide meals to those who have just given birth


Contact for Congregational Care Teams
Marilyn Chislaghi
marilyn.chislaghi@ascensionpittsburgh.org
(412) 621-4361, ext. 219