Weekly Announcements

Announcements are updated at the beginning of each week.

Parenting in a Technological Age, Part II
Saturday, January 25 from 5 – 7pm
If you are interested in attending this next gathering, please register here. Pizza, childcare, and valuable discussion provided!

More Than Stones
A More Than Stones informational event will be held in the Hunt Rooms on Friday, January 31 from 7 – 8:30pm for those who are new to Ascension as well as those who would still like to find out more about ministry possibilities envisioned by the Capital Campaign which began in June 2019 and is set to conclude in 2020. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and childcare will be provided.

Meal Request: Discover God Bible Studies
Ascension’s International Ministry will be hosting Discover God Bible Studies over the course of 11 weeks on Wednesdays beginning January 22 and ending on April 1 from 5:00pm – 6:20pm. We would like to extend hospitality to those participating in these studies and ask congregants if they could provide a meal for about 15 people. Food would have to be ready to be served for 5pm, so delivery time can be worked out accordingly (especially if meals need to be heated). Happily the first two weeks are already covered. Open dates include February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1.

If you think you can provide a meal or if you would like more information or a recipe suggestion, please email LuAnn at PittsburghEnglish4U@gmail.com. Thank you so much! Please keep this class in your prayers!

Explore Ascension
Saturday, February 15, 9am – lunch
This class is for all those who are new to Ascension, who wish to find out more about Anglicanism in general or Ascension in particular. It is also part of the pathway to membership. The class is co-taught by all Ascension clergy. We begin with breakfast and conclude with lunch. Childcare is provided. Mark your calendars and plan on coming!

Annual Meeting
Sunday, February 16 after 11am service
Please mark this date on your calendar and plan to attend our 2019 Annual Meeting. We will vote in new vestry members, be given a 2019 financial report and update on the 2020 budget. We will hear from our Senior Warden, the Rector, and will be given a full update on the More Than Stones Capital Campaign. It’s a great way to engage with Ascension. Childcare and lunch will be provided.

Venite 2020: A Look Ahead
Venite is a ministry where college students are invited to come, find a community of peers pursuing Christ, and make a home among them at Ascension. Check out all the things we have coming up, and for more information reach out to Leah (leah.hornfeck@ascensionpittsburgh.org) or Alex (alex.banfieldhicks@ascensionpittsburgh.org).

  • Weekly Fellowship Gatherings:
    Venite’s weekly gatherings take place in Ascension’s Old Catacombs on Wednesdays at 8:30pm. These gatherings include times of worship, teaching, discussion, and prayer.
  • Midday Prayer:
    Each week we meet on campus (at Pitt in Bellefield Church and at CMU in the UC Chapel) to pray together for each other and for the stresses that come with student life. The day and time of these meetings are TBD so stay tuned!
  • Sunday Student Brunch
    O Come all college students, and enjoy bacon, eggs, orange juice, and various other brunch delights at Church of the Ascension on Sunday, January 26th (
    upcoming dates: March 22nd and April 19th). Either stay after the 11am service or come in the glass doors at the Neville entrance at 12.30pm. This monthly opportunity is a chance to welcome you and your friends from Pitt, CMU, and elsewhere. No agenda or presentation: just happy to host our neighbors for brunch!

Lenten Series: Hard Conversations
Join Ascension clergy as they host several ‘Hard Conversations’ on Fridays in Lent, looking at Race, Politics, Sexuality and Gender. The series will take place from 6:30 – 8pm and will include teaching, testimony and time for questions. Childcare will be provided. Please mark the following Fridays on your calendar and plan to attend: March 6, 13, 20 and 27.