“Christian Formation is the lifelong process of growing in our relationship with God, self, others, and all creation.”
The Church of the Ascension offers Christian Education for all ages every Sunday from September through April. Most classes meet during the the hour between the end of the 9:00 am worship service and the beginning of the 11:00 am worship service (10:00 am to 10:50 am). There is also an adult study on Tuesday mornings.
The Church of the Ascension offers children, ages 4 through 5th grade, Sunday classes to bring them the life-changing message of Jesus Christ in a meaningful, fun and creative way. Using the program “Living The Good News,” team teachers stress that our children are not merely the future of the church but are a vital part of the church right now.
Annually in June, we offer a Vacation Bible School attended by our children and youth and open to friends in the community. Children enjoy arts and crafts, singing, skits, and outdoor games while learning about some aspect of the Christian faith. In the past, we have had a professional puppet-master, outdoor water slide, super-hero costumes, and even tents to play at camping.
The Sunday School program for Episcopalian youth, grades 6th through 12th, is based on God's absolute love for his creation. In the Fall program, youth learn some of the old Testament stories and how the ancient people grew to know God. Winter through Spring is focused on Jesus and His teachings, particularly the Gospels and the Parables.
Adult GROUP (Formerly Men's Group)
This group is open to all adults and the purpose of the group is to grow in our ability to "Love like Jesus." Lead by Steve Erickson and Bob Church, this group takes place on Sunday mornings at 10 AM. This group will provide an opportunity to share our experience of giving and receiving the love of God. The group is designed to support the members on our faith journey. A variety of topics will be discussed. We will begin the class with the topic "Secular Culture's Influence on the Church and the Church's Influence on Secular Culture," which will be presented by Steve Erickson, PhD.
We enthusiastically invite all adults to join us for what we expect to be a great time with interesting discussions.
The Women’s Christian Formation group meets on Sundays at ten o’clock. We are a diverse group of women of all ages, avocations and opinions! This fall, we are studying the book: Blessed by Less: Clearing Your Life of Clutter by Susan Vogt. This is a highly praised work that teaches simplification both spiritually and materially. Following this short study, Susan Vesmarovich, a class member, will lead us in making prayer beads with instructions on the many ways they may be used. Please join us!
A class offered on Tuesday mornings from10:30 am to 12 noon in the Parish Hall led by Mother Mary. Our Class Chaplain is Jamie Baker. The class emphasizes the importance of Bible study within community. No prior Bible study required. It is a meaningful time in which we learn, love, and laugh. Come and join us.
A course for “newcomers” as well as a refresher for long time Episcopalians is offered during the Sunday School Hour by Mother Mary and Leigh Easterwood each Sunday. The class is held in the Library of the Ascension House at 10 am. Topics include history of the Episcopal Church, the Book of Common Prayer, interpretation of the Bible, Sunday Worship, Anglican Spirituality and more. This class is required prior to receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, Reception, or Re-affirmation