Children are a top priority at Ascension Church. We strive to give them a good church experience where they learn about God, the Bible, worship, and community fellowship. We strive to provide an exciting and informative program for them with trained and enthusiastic teachers. We also make sure that they are in a safe and positive religious environment. (The Rev. Dr. Joan Beilstein, Rector)
Church of the Ascension provides a Nursery for babies and toddlers for parents who wish to have their children supervised during worship services and other Sunday morning events. Our trained nursery supervisor, Ana Rodriguez is available in our nursery, located on the lower level of the church, from 9:45am - 12:00pm, every Sunday. If you need assistance finding the nursery, please ask our greeters or ushers for directions and they will be happy to assist you.
From September-May of each year, we offer Sunday School for children who have graduated from nursery care up until they enter high school. Our programs are tailored to meet the needs of differing age groups and children who may have special educational needs. We strive to offer children a rich spiritual experience in the context of a loving, supportive faith community. We encourage parents to be in touch with our Sunday School staff to express their expectations, concerns, and ideas for improving our Sunday school program.
Each Sunday at 10:30am, the children gather with their teachers for a special Children's Chapel service. At this service, they learn to sing hymns and say prayers. They receive a Children's homily and also learn about stewardship by taking up their own collection of simple coins. They also are also given the experience of working with a variety of arts and crafts to express their spiritual gifts. The children rejoin their parents at the 10:30am service in time to be part of the Offertory and take Holy Communion.
To learn more about the Sunday School, please email Leticia Read, Sunday School Coordinator, or call her at 301-270-0572. You may also email Rev. Terri Murphy, Director of Religious Education or call her at 301-587-3272.