Weekly Announcements

Announcements are updated at the beginning of each week.

Sparks House & Church of the Ascension invite you to Worship Together
Friday, November 15 at 7:30pm
Parish Hall at Church of the Ascension, 4729 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Cross the boundaries of culture, neighborhoods, and church buildings to lift all our voices as one united heart in Christ. All ages welcome!

Alex Banfield Hicks, Leah Hornfeck, Greg & Rebecca Sparks, and Ascension’s Young Adult Ministry invite ALL to a night of worship and singing praises to our great God. This is a wonderful opportunity to invite friends from Ascension and beyond as we gather to make a joyful noise! So, join us and experience the place where art and faith live together. For more information contact Alex at alex.banfieldhicks@ascensionpittsburgh.org.

OWLS: Seniors Ministry Lunch
Join us on Thursday, November 14th from 12:30 – 2:30pm for a delicious lunch and a fabulous presentation on William Wilberforce, one of the glorious Saints of God. Actor and Deacon, Mark Stevenson, will give a dramatic portrayal. To RSVP, sign up in the Parish Hall or email tefft.ann@gmail.com or phone the Rev. Ann Tefft at 412-526-1107. Thank you and we look forward to hosting you!

Student Brunch
Sunday, November 17 at 12:30pm
O Come all college students, and enjoy bacon, eggs, orange juice, and various other brunch delights on Sunday, November 17. Either stay after the 11am service or come in the glass doors on the Neville entrance at 12.30pm. This monthly opportunity is a chance to welcome you and your friends from CMU, Pitt and elsewhere. No agenda or presentation: just happy to host our neighbors for brunch! For more info contact leah.hornfeck@ascensionpittsburgh.org. Thanks!

International Ministry Pumpkin Pie Social
Wednesday, November 20 from 6 – 8:30pm
All welcome! Internationals and members & friends of Ascension! Music, games, discussion, international snacks, come help at a table. Sign up today to bring a pie, to run a discussion or game. See LuAnn in the Parish Hall today or contact her at 412-726-1782 or PittsburghEnglish4U@gmail.com.

Friendsgiving – Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving week can be a great opportunity to enjoy a meal with those who do not have biological family nearby. If you are interested in hosting or being connected to a ‘Friendsgiving Dinner’ you can contact Alex Banfield Hicks or Marilyn Chislaghi. They’ll match you up!

alex.banfieldhicks@ascensionpittsburgh.org; 412-652-3137
marilyn.chislaghi@ascensionpittsburgh.org; 412-621-4361, ext 219

Offer Hospitality to an International over Thanksgiving Week
Invite two or more internationals to your home or Community Group over Thanksgiving Week for a meal. Host anytime between November 21st – 30th. Sign up in the Parish Hall today with LuAnn or contact her at PittsburghEnglish4U@gmail.com or 412-726-1782.

Children’s Ministry: Light of Life Rescue Mission
Please bring stocking stuffers by Sunday, November 24
Please join with Ascension’s Children’s Ministry in our tradition of providing 100 stockings filled with the simple joys of childhood trinkets and toys. Light of Life provides emergency food and shelter for men, women and children who have been impacted by addiction and homelessness. Place your donations in the labeled bin located in the Education Wing. Ideas for donations include bouncy balls, yo-yos, stickers, pocket size notebooks for sketching, play dough, etc. Gender-neutral is best. The children will be stuffing the stockings December 1st during Sunday School – please drop off your donations before Thanksgiving Day. Need more info? Contact Catherine at catherine.slocum@ascensionpittsburgh.org.

EECM Giving Tree: Invitation to Purchase a Gift
Please bring gifts by Sunday, December 1
Each fall for many years, Ascension and many other congregations have come together to provide gifts to some of our neighbors – those helped by East End Cooperative Ministry’s housing, hunger, and children & youth programs. Since these folks may have to choose between buying clothes or paying for heat, Christmas gifts are out of reach. Instead, EECM staff finds out items that kids in these families will want and need, and they ask that each kid be given a book. The staff also determine appropriate gifts for those adults actually housed in EECM’s shelter. The congregations then provide the gifts, and EECM handles distribution.

At Ascension we will put each request – need, want, or book – on a card and hang the cards on our Giving Tree, which will stand at the main entrance to the nave during the month of November. Please (1) choose a card from the tree; (2) get the gift (new items only); (3) wrap it; (4) tape the card to the outside of the package; (5) put it back under the tree by Sunday December 1st.

If you have any questions, please ask Jonathan Sewall at 412-452-1935 or jonathan.sewall@gmail.com (text or leave a message).

Explore Ascension: New Member Class
Saturday, November 16 from 9am – Lunch
Our next Explore Ascension class will be Saturday, November 16. This class is for all those who are new to Ascension, who wish to find out more about the history and theology of Anglicanism in general or Ascension in particular. It is also part of the pathway to membership. The class is co-taught by Ascension clergy. We begin with breakfast and conclude with lunch. Childcare is provided.

You may register online here OR fill out the form in the bulletin and place it in the offering.