Parish News

Click here to view the Parish Calendar for a full listing of events!

Coffee Hour // Coffee Hour in August will take place outside in front of the main nave doors. Refreshments will include coffee, lemonade, and donuts!

Middle School Youth // Wednesday, August 10 // 6:30-8:00 pm // Come out for our youth group kickoff event. There will be pizza dinner, fun games, and a chance to hear about what we have in store for you this year!

High School Youth // Sunday, August 14 // 6:00-8:00 pm // We will kick off our program year with dinner, fun games, and discussion about the year ahead. Email Chelsea with any questions,

Select Programs to Begin this Week // Guinessis, a theology-on-tap group for men of the parish, meets at Pero’s on Northshore in the Rocky Hill area on Tuesdays at 4:30 pm. Vino and Verses, an prayer and reflection group for women of the parish, meets in the Library on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.

Boys and Girls Choir // Want to provide your child with an opportunity to learn the liturgy, participate in worship in a new manner, and have exciting outings and fellowship opportunities thorughout the year? Consider the Boys and Girls Choir. Contact Jim Garvey at 588-5089 or for more information.

Family Promise // Saturday, August 20 // 5:00-7:30 pm // Central Baptist, Bearden // Family Promise of Knoxville is holding their annual pasta event, “Pasta and Bluegrass Festival,” to benefit their work to house, maintain, and improve the lives of homeless families while keeping them together. Tickets and sponsorship forms are available on the communications counter in the Parish Office.

Middle and High School Youth // Weekly meetings begin on August 10th with Middle School Youth and on August 14th with High School Youth.

Handbell Camp // Saturday, August 20 // 10:00 am // Choir Room // Kick start the handbell year with a multi-session handbell camp featuring technique, methods, rehearsal, and funny videos!

“Movie on the Drive” // Friday, August 26 // 8:30 pm // The InBetweeners are hosting a movie night featuring the original Ghostbusters film. Popcorn is provided but bring a chair and your own snacks and beverages (no theater prices here!) to round out the experience. This event, for InBetweeners, is for those “40-ish to 70-ish” empty/non/leave the kids at home-nesters.

Rally Day // Sunday, August 28 // Kick off the year with Rally Day at Ascension. The luncheon will feature an old-time fried chicken lunch. Pricing is: $5 per child (ages 5-9), $10 per adult, and $30 per family. Please RSVP for the Rally Day lunch in the Foyer or by emailing T-Shirts are also available at any time for $10, any size.

Celebration of Ministry // Tuesday, August 30 // 6:00 pm // The Ascension parish family and community will celebrate the ministry of Rob Gieselmann with his installation as the new rector of Church of the Ascension. While there is no cost, please RSVP by Friday, August 19, for dinner by signing up in the Foyer or by sending an email to

Please keep these individuals in your prayers this week:

Sr. Anna Kathleen, Michael Brenner, Joan Bustamante, Bobbie Frank, Donie Green,
Melissa Hutcheson, Michael Johnson, Eleanor Mitchell, Margaret Nelson