CATHEDRAL NOTES, NEWS AND EVENTS
Sundays: 10:00 am
Wednesdays: Noon In the Chapel
Sundays: 10:00 am
Wednesdays: Noon In the Chapel
We extend a warm welcome to all visitors. A nursery is available and Children's chapel for ages 3-8 is held in the Chapel. Please join us after the service for a time of hospitality in the Chapter House.
CATHEDRAL NOTES, NEWS & EVENTS
Updated April 19th, 2018
Bishop's Discretionary Fund
Envelopes for donations to the Bishop's Discretionary Fund for support of emergencies and non-budgeted ministries are available on the ministry table. You may also place checks, with the designation "Bishop's Discretionary Fund," in the offering plate.
Saturday, April 28 at 11:00 a.m.
We will host the ordination service for five seminarians to the Diaconate. We need volunteers to assist. Sign-up sheets are on the ministry table or you may call Marla Reis in the Cathedral office.
Cathedral Family Picnic
Sunday, April 29
Our annual picnic, usually held in conjunction with the Cathedral Celebration has been postponed until Sunday, April 29.
Please join us for a reception in the Chapter House honoring the newest members of the Cathedral Family.
We will honor our graduating high school seniors, and the seniors of the Kappa League on Sunday, April 29, during the service. The seniors and their parents will be asked to come forward for a blessing. Please confirm that you have a graduating high school senior by contacting the Cathedral office. We will recognize college graduates in June; so if you have a soon-to-be college graduate, please let us know as well.
Welcome to the Kappa League
Members of the Mobile Kappa League, their Adult Mentors, and their leader Carl Cunningham, Jr. join us next Sunday, April 29 so that we can honor their graduating seniors and enjoy a visit with them during the picnic.
Christian Formation Recognition
Our dedicated Christian Formation teachers have done a wonderful job this year with our Cathedral family children. We will recognize their good work on Sunday, April 29.
Our teachers are:
Hayley Van Antwerp, Charlotte Wall, Mary Dann Betbeze
,McKayla Cusker, Eleanor Baker, Valerie Hines, Lisa Williams
Kim Novak, Angela Ashcraft, Harwell Coale
Alison Mitchell, Tray Hamil;
Carl Cunningham, Jr., Cart Blackwell, Mary Cook, Sarah Bolt
Lissa Watkins, Lucy Moore, Cornelia Gaillard, Carolyn Jeffers
Children's Chapel Leaders
Skip Archer, Barbara Mitchell, Robbie Lynn Irvine, McKayla Cusker, Kim Novak
Children's Chapel Assistants
Valerie Hines, Kim Ellis, Kristyn Seawell, Laura McLeod, Leigh Rendfrey, Chambliss Brister
Children's Chapel Teen Helpers
Elinor Gibson, Tré Mitchell, William Russell, Jordan Chow, Julianna Ramo, Charlie Ramo, Anna Frances Weeks, Jordan Moore, Rose Elliott, Elizabeth Elliott
Fun Club and EYC
Valerie Hines, Lissa Watkins, Tray Hamil, Jubal Hamil, Richard Jeffers, Will Drew, Sarah Bolt, Cornelia Gaillard, Margaret Thigpen
EYC food helpers
Banks and Mary Carol Ladd, Al and Jill Chow
Spring UTO Gathering
Sunday, May 6
If you do not already have a "Blue Box" in your home or office, pick one up from the ministry table. Please place your filled box in the cross by the garden door. You may also place a check in the offering plate. Then start with a new box for the fall ingathering in November.
Sunday, May 6 at 4:00 p.m.
The Christ Church Cathedral Choir will present the iconic Requiem in d minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as the finale to their 2017-2018 Music Season. Don't miss this performance of Mozart's most mysterious work-commissioned by a secret patron and left unfinished at the time of the composer's death. Soloists include Thomas Rowell, Patrick Jacobs, Linda Grill, Ann Moody, Vaughan Luker, and Katherine Powell. The concert is free and open to all.
Sunday, May 6
Following Church, our youth will head to the Baumhauer's pool at 960 Government Street for our fourth annual "EYC Blow Out." There is no cost, just bring a great attitude, a big smile, and your bathing suit-it should be a great time! For more information or if you would like to assist, please contact Alison Mitchell.
Adult Formation Summit
Monday, May 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Renovation Team has invited a group of parishioners for a one time meeting to help develop a plan for Adult Christian Formation. From this meeting we hope to settle the question of schedule, topics, books, as well as developing a plan for an adult formation track and a process by which we engage parishioners with Adult Formation.
Vacation Bible School
Babylon: Daniel's Courage in Captivity
Tuesday, June 5 through Thursday, June 7
9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon
Make plans to join us on our Vacation Bible School adventure to Babylon, June 5 through 7 from 9:00 am until noon daily. Daniel was torn from his home and forced into the king's service. Kids will find that they're not much different from Daniel and his friends who kept their faith in a faithless culture. Our journey will include visits to the Babylonian Bazaar and the Palace Playground! Volunteers of all ages needed! Please contact Alison Mitchell (251-689-7874) or the church office (251-438-1822) for more information.
Sharing Faith Dinners
Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 17
The House of Bishops has designated May 17 for Sharing Faith Dinners. The format will remain the same as last year. Right now we are looking for families to host 6 to 10 members of the Cathedral Family for a simple meal and get to know each other to share faith stories. There is a sign-up sheet on the ministry table. Look for more information to follow.
SUNDAY CHRISTIAN FORMATION
Sundays, March 4 through April 29
WEEKDAY ADULT FORMATION
A new Session begins on Mondays from March 19 through April 30 at noon in the Chapel The Reverend Marshall Craver will lead the class in Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening by Cynthia Bourgeault.
Practitioners of Centering Prayer are known for the great enthusiasm they bring to the practice of this ancient discipline. Cynthia Bourgeault examines how the practice is related to the classic tradition of Christian contemplation, looks at the distinct nuances of its method, and explores its revolutionary potential to transform Christian life. Books are available in the class for $10.
Living in View of the Resurrection:
Wednesdays April 11, 18, 25, and May 2
The Doctrine of the Resurrection is a core tenet of the Christian faith, but what do we really mean when we say that we believe in the resurrection; and what difference does such belief make in how we live here and now; and is there a way in which our belief in the resurrection can grow and deepen? Come and join us as we explore these questions and more! By viewing the resurrection through the eyes of Thomas, who needed to know for himself that Jesus was alive, and Peter, who had breakfast with the risen Lord on the shore of Galilee, and Mary, who standing by the tomb thought he was the gardener, we will have our own fresh encounters with the Risen Christ!
A light dinner will be served from 5:00 until 5:45 p.m. for those who sign-up and the program led by Fr. Marshall Craver will be from 5:45 until 6:45 p.m. You may come for both dinner and program or just the program if you desire. This four-week series is open to all parishioners and invited guests. If you plan on having dinner with us, please email Marla Reis, or there is a sign-up sheet on the Ministry Table.
The Good Book Club-Reading Acts
For Eastertide the members of Christ Church Cathedral are invited to join
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Episcopalians around the world in The Good Book Club-reading the Book of Acts. Calendars for following the lessons, and A Journey Through Acts, a study guide are available on the Ministry table. In Acts we will follow Jesus and the apostles through
Eastertide-the season that begins on Easter Sunday and continues for seven full weeks. This seven-week cycle is known historically as the Great Fifty Days or the Week of Weeks. During this time, the church celebrates the Lord’s resurrection, His appearances to the disciples after Easter, His post-resurrection teachings, His ascension into heaven, and the disciples’ eager anticipation of the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.
Weekly Lectionary Discussion
Meets in the library to talk about the day’s lectionary readings using the Feasting on the Word curriculum. The class is led by Johnny Gwin.
Spark Activate Faith Elementary Class for children Pre-K4 through grade 2 meets upstairs in the Chapter House in the large middle room. Fun Club Class for children grades 3, 4, 5 meets upstairs in the Chapter House in the back room on the right.
re:form Ministry and Curriculum for Middle School Middle School Class for youth grades 6, 7, 8 meets upstairs in the Chapter House in the first room on the left.
Feasting on the Word Lectionary Conversation for High School High School Class for youth in grades 9 through 12 meets in the Chapel undercroft in the EYC room. The Great Fifty Days
APRIL & MAY
Mary Carol Ladd
M. J. Ramo
Janet Rich Pittman