Parish News

Adult Christian Education will continue through May 15.  The Thirties-More-or-Less will meet in the New Transept-Parish Hall, the Middles will meet in Room 102, the Empty Nesters will meet in room 101, and Retirement and Beyond will meet in the Old Transept-Parish Hall.

The last youth confirmation class of the year will meet today at 12:20 p.m. in the library, and lunch will be provided.

Date Night is coming this week, Friday, May 6, from 6:00-9:00 p.m.! Need a night out to unwind during this busy month? Well, the awesome Ascension nursery team is here to help you out!  Dinner will be served for the kiddos. RSVP to nursery@knoxvilleascension.org

TnT-Tween Group is meeting May 6th! We are having a Tye Dye party, a special guest, plus dinner and games. You don’t want to miss this night! 6:00-9:00 p.m. this coming Friday.

High School Youth, come out to the church this evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. There will be dinner, lively discussion and outdoor games!

Middle School Youth will be at the church from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Come out for our second to last regular youth group of the school year! We’ll have pizza, a Bible lesson, and an outdoor games.

Liturgical Light concludes next week at 10:15 am in Room 209. The last topic will tie all of the course together under the topic, “To Proclaim Christ to the World: Tying it All Together.”

FISH Pantry News! After nearly nine years of dedicated service, Wylene Vrba has stepped down as Administrative Assistant and Treasurer of FISH Hospitality Pantries.  Wylene made an invaluable contribution during these years when many great things were accomplished in our FISH Hunger Ministry.  Nicole Galler has assumed the position of Administrative Assistant for FISH Hospitality Pantries, and Dan McGehee has agreed to serve as Treasurer.

A Classic Returns to the Wednesday Parish Supper! This Wednesday Night Parish Supper will feature Chicken-Rice-Artichoke Casserole, Broccoli, Salad with Mandarin Oranges and Feta, Bread, and Dessert.

Stephen Ministers are Here to Care!  Do you have a friend or a loved one who has suffered a loss or is going through a difficult time?  Let them know Stephen Ministry is there to help.  Contact Les Hargrove at les.hargrove@gmail.com or The Rev. Christopher Hogin at christopher@knoxvilleascension.org.

FOMA: “Expanse of Eternity” Tickets Available in the Foyer or Online!

When: May 14th, at7:30 pm  Where: Nave Ticket Price: $25 per individual

FOMA hosts its final spring program on Saturday, May 14th, when Cathedra presents a program entitled, “Expanse of Eternity.” Cathedra, under the direction of Michael McCarthy, is an elite choral ensemble based at Washington’s National Cathedral. Tickets ($25) are available for purchase in the lobby after services this morning, as well as during the week in the church office.  For online purchases, please visit www.knoxvilleascension.org.

Tickets on Sale Now in the Foyer!

When: May 13th, at 6:30-9:30 pm  Where: Parish Hall Ticket Price: $25 per individual, $45 per couple, $100 per wine sponsorship

We are in need of dishes to pair with the beverages.  If you would like to craft your favorite dish, or for ideas, email Mandy Brabham at mandybrabham@comcast.net for more information. Childcare and pizza for children will be provided.

Following Jesus, the Light of the World!

A summer kids’ event called Cave Quest VBS will be hosted at Ascension from June 13 to June 15 from 9:00 am to Noon. At Cave Quest, kids explore what it means to follow Jesus through dark times. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of Jesus’ love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with a Cave Quest Closing that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. To sign your child up for VBS, visit www.knoxvilleascension.org/vbs, or stop by the communications counter.