We offer Christian Formation (Sunday School) for all ages every Sunday morning at 10:00 am. The goal of Christian Formation is to ensure that every person at Church of the Ascension has the resources necessary to build a closer relationship with God and apply the same to their walk with others in community.

Christian formation for adults


Sundays at 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Our Rector (head pastor) explores many topics and often invites people from around the church and community to discuss a variety of different topics and how they relate to our faith.


Sundays at 10:00 am – 10:45 am

A lay led team supported by clergy explore books of the Bible. Starting January 14, 2024, this group will look at the Book of Acts.

Christian Formation for Children


We offer formation for children, pre-K through 5th grade. Each Sunday teachers bring them the life-changing message of Jesus Christ in a meaningful, fun and creative way.

The Godly Play method teaches Christian language as a means to know God and to make meaning in our lives. Different from the traditional model in which a teacher tells us what we need to know, Godly Play practice is not just about learning lessons or being entertained. It is about locating each lesson in the whole system of Christian language and involving the Creative Process to discover personal relevance and meaning. It is about understanding how the stories of God’s people connect with our own experience and relationship with God.

  • Godly Play is a creative, imaginative approach to Christian formation and spiritual guidance.
  • Godly Play has a foundation of 30+ years of research and practice.
  • Godly Play allows participants to make meaning for themselves by inviting them into stories and providing space to connect Scripture with personal experience and open-ended response.
  • Godly Play nurtures us to larger dimensions of belief and faith through wondering and play.
  • Godly Play values process, openness, discovery, community and relationships.
  • Godly Play models the worship life of Christian congregations through deeper understanding of stories, symbols and rites.

Nursery Care

We also have a nursery open on Sundays from 9 am to 12 pm for our little ones – newborn to age 4. Our nursery workers provide care for each child. They have been trained and certified through the Episcopal Church’s safety program Safeguarding God’s Children. We provide snacks in our nursery but please bring your own diapers and wipes for your children.