“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 Formation (Sunday School) for all ages every Sunday from August through May.  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 and Thursday evening.

CHILDREN

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 Revised Common Lectionary as curriculum and arts and crafts to illustrate the Gospel, our teachers provide foundations for life long Christian education to our children.

Annually in June, we offer a Vacation Bible School. VBS is 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.

EYC Sunday School

The Sunday School program for Episcopal Youth Community, grades 6th through 12th, is based on God's absolute love for his creation. Curriculum for this class follows the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary. There is much discussion about the readings and how young people can apply the Gospel to daily living.

Wired WOrd

This group is open to all adults and the purpose of the group is to grow in our ability to "Love like Jesus."  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 enthusiastically invite all adults to join us for what we expect to be a great time with interesting discussions.

THE WAY OF LOVE

This course introduces “The Way of Love,” curriculum and teaches one how to live a Jesus-Centered life by following a Rule of Life, The Way of Love. For further reading, please visit: https://www.episcopalchurch.org/way-of-love This class meets every Sunday at 10 AM. All are welcome!

Bible Study

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.

Inquirer's Class

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.

Heart Whispers

This course is designed to enable us to slow down, to practice listening at a deeper level to God who always speaks graciously, generously, and intimately to each of us. This course is based on Heart Whispers: Benedictine Wisdom for Today by Elizabeth J. Canham. It meets every Thursday at 6 PM in the Parish Hall. This course will run from August 22nd to October 26. Pre-registration is required.