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Youth Programs


We provide child care every Sunday during the 8:00 a.m. worship service in the Kid’s Place.

(Follow the pathway to the stairs – Room 1).

We are blessed to have Mr. Justin Hernandez as our staff child care provider.  Our nurturing room is open for children under the age of 8. Parents are welcome to stay with their child or attend Mass as Justin reads bible stories and uses age-appropriate activities that excite and engage our youngest learners.

Typically, children re-join their family during the Peace and receive Communion.

Formation for Children

9 am – 10 am Education Hour:

Elementary In Action (4-8 year olds)

Each Season will provide a hands on learning craft and accompanying bible story with members from our parish. Areas of exploration have included: Cooking, Gardening, Sewing, Knitting, and Painting. All elementary age students and their families are invited to meet each Sunday in Hawks Hall (at times location of class will change depending on the theme.)

Formation for Tweens and Teens

Students in 6th through 12th grades are invited to take part in the Church of the Ascension’s Youth Group program which meets every Sunday morning between the two services from about 9:10 to 10:00 in the back portion of the Parish House, located directly east of the church at 45 Laurel Avenue.

The emphasis is on education and formation in the Christian faith and tradition as well as mutual support and encouragement. We draw from various resources for the educational component including the Journey to Adulthood curriculum, Rite 13, and Marcus Borg’s Embracing An Adult Faith.

Beyond our Sunday morning time, we schedule many other events and projects; past events include: hosting a parish Halloween party, participation in the Pasadena area CROP walk, Pasadena Area Angel Tree, and assisting at the bad weather shelter. Many of our members also play an important role in the worship life of the parish by serving as acolytes at the 10:15 Eucharist. New members are welcome at all times – just drop in and see us

For more information, contact: Jobi Harrell (jobiharrell@gmail.com)

Sunday School (All Ages)

New to Ascension! Beginning in February 2015, Sunday School meets every Sunday morning beginning at 10:15 am. Participants re-join the service during the Peace and receive Communion. The atrium is located at the extreme ends of the classroom wing adjacent to the church. Enrollment is open throughout the year.

Sunday morning lessons draw heavily from The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Additionally, participants will have hands-on activities, crafts, outdoor play, and hear stories from picture books, Godly Play and more.

Lead By: Brittany Bannis, Jobi Harrell, Justin Hernandez, and Parents.