Learning about...

Christian Education

At The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, our adult formation program focuses on developing the mind, spirit, and body as we grow together as Christ’s people in the world. With programs designed for every age group and topics covering a wide range of spiritual and real world issues, Ascension is committed to providing in-depth growth opportunities for our members. For more information on any of our adult programs, please contact the Rev. Sara-Scott Wingo at


Sunday School

The aim of Adult Christian Education at Ascension is about learning and growing in faith.  All Sunday School classes are open to everyone!  Drop in one Sunday at a time for any class or join for the length of a study.   No reading or preparation is required. For more information on these Sunday School classes, or to pass along comments, please contact The Rev. Sara-Scott Wingo,, or call the church office at 865-588-0589.


Learn more about Sunday School options!

Food for Body and Soul...

Wednesday Evening Programming

Parish Supper

Wednesday Evenings at Ascension begin with the Parish Supper at 6:00 pm in the parish hall. Dinner is prepared by Julie Teglas, featuring a buffet line of hot dishes, sides, bread, salad, and desserts. Pricing is $10 per adult and $5 per child with a $25 family maximum. You can signup in the parish office at the reception counter or by emailing Please note if you have any dietary restrictions.

Wednesday Night Programming: Overview of the Gospels

Our teaching begins at 6:45.  This is for those who are new to reading Scripture and those who have been doing so for a long time.   We will be looking at the gospels with a wide angle lens considering this unique genre of literature and the particular perspective of each gospel writer.  No preparation is required; but if you have interest, in one sitting try reading through the gospel to be presented each week. 

Jan 9 -Introduction to the Gospels / The Rev. Patrick Wingo
Jan 16 – The gospel of Mark / The Rev. Sara-Scott Wingo
Jan 23 – The Gospel of Matthew / The Rev. Christopher Hogin
Jan 30 – The Gospel of Luke / The Rev. Patrick Wingo
Feb. 6 – The Gospel of John / The Rev. Christopher Hogin
Feb. 13 – Summary of the Gospels / The Rev. Patrick Wingo