Children & Youth

Sunday School

Our Nursery is open from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., each and every Sunday throughout the year, for infants up to 4 yrs old. Our paid staff person, Ana Rodriguez, is a professional child care provider in her day job at The Takoma Park Child Development Center where she works with the 18 month-2 year old children. Our nursery room is located in the Sunday school hallway in the lower level of the parish hall.

Sunday school classes begin in September (9/10/2023) and end in May (5/19/2024).

We will have three separate classes for:

  • K-1st-2nd grade
  • 3rd-4th-5th grade
  • 6th-12th grade


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 E. Beilstein, Rector

We meet in the classrooms located in the lower level of the parish hall, each Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The students then join the congregation at the Passing of the Peace to participate in the rest of the service.

We use the Episcopal Children’s Curriculum for teaching.

Our goal is to be an inclusive community of faith grounded in the way of life revealed in Jesus Christ by welcoming children & teachers to join in joyful educational opportunities through sharing their spiritual gifts with each other.

Teachers are church volunteers who give of their time and talent to our children. The commitment is for one Sunday, each month for only one hour. If you are interested, please contact attn: Leticia Read.

Children’s Music

There are also musical opportunities for kids at Ascension, including a children’s choir and annual Christmas pageant, as well as The Handbell Choir and adult choirs that welcome older kids and teens. See more about Children’s Music here.

Sacramental Preparation

Confirmation and Communion Education classes for children are scheduled at various times throughout the year. Contact the office at for more information.