We believe that being a church member is the same as being a disciple.
That life in the Episcopal Church cultivates a depth
and commitment to following the way of Christ.
We look to our tradition for ways to live more deeply
into lives of prayer and spiritual practice.
BECOME A PART OF OUR FAMILY
Families faces more challenges in the 21st century than ever, Christ Church Cathedral Church is committed to providing support and resources for children, youth, and parents. From our loving nursery staff to preparation for the rite of Confirmation, we invest significant attention and resources in this area of our shared life.
Christ Church Cathedral wants to be a place where parents of children from birth until they graduate from high school can find support and resources. Ongoing information will be available on this page, in our weekly worship notes, and in our publications.
EMAIL NEWSLETTER FOR PARENTS
Sign up for the Mini-Messenger, family ministry newsletter here.
Please explore the links below to learn more about each of these areas.
Parents are essential to the work we do with children and youth. We are recruiting volunteers now for the 2019-20 school year. Please download and complete the volunteer form.
CHRISTIAN FORMATION CLASSES
Sunday Formation at 9:00am
Elementary (Pre-K4 through Grade 2)
Fun Club (Grades 3, 4, 5)
Middle School (Grades 6, 7, 8)
EYC Wake-Up (Grades 9 through 12)
Sunday Formation at 10:00am
Nursery (Birth through age 3)
Children's Chapel (Grades Pre-K4 through Grade 3)
Christian Formation Sunday Morning
Please register your child for all Cathedral Children's and Youth activities.
Birth through Age 3
Lead Teacher: McKayla Cusker
Lesson begins at 10:00 a.m. in the Nursery.*
K-4 through Grade 1
Spark Activate Faith
Lead Teacher: Caroline Strand
Lesson begins at 9:00 a.m. in the back room on the third floor.*
Grades 2, 3, 4, 5
Spark Activate Faith
Lead Teacher: Nora Shea
Lesson begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Fun Club Room on the third floor.*
Middle School Class
Grades 6, 7, 8
Lead Teachers: Carolyn Jeffers, Caroline Etherton
Lesson begins at 9:00 a.m. in the circle window room on the third floor.*
High School Wake-Up/Lesson
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Students gather to discuss their week.
Wake-Up begins at 9:00 a.m. in the EYC Room under the chapel.*
Ages 4-Grade 3
Children participate in an age-appropriate service that mirrors the adult service
Includes Prayers for the People, the Nicene Creed, the Gospel reading, and a Gospel discussion
Children follow their crucifer to the chapel after the opening hymn
Children will return to the service at the time of the peace
Our Children's and Youth (CY) Team have been intentional in structuring how we celebrate the milestones in our children's lives within the Cathedral family. Some of the milestones are new and others have been given guidelines so that we are present for our children and young families as they grow.
BIRTH AND BAPTISM
The purpose of this milestone is to allow the church to be involved in a helpful and significant way in the life of a family and a newborn from the announcement of the pregnancy through the child’s baptism.
The purpose of the Worship Readiness milestone is to help children in grade 3 and their families transition the children into the Sunday morning worship service in helpful and meaningful ways that will provide children and families with the tools they need to integrate into the worship service fully.
The purpose of this milestone is to engage the 8th graders in the life of the parish in the process of confirmation classes that will ultimately end in the confirmation of the 8th graders on confirmation Sunday when the Bishop has his annual Parochial visit.
The purpose of this milestone is to celebrate and appropriately send off the graduating high school seniors from Christ Church Cathedral.
Over the next few months the CY Team will communicate each milestone individually. The first will be worship readiness for our children in grades 4 and up who have not been confirmed. The class will meet on Sundays, November 10 and 17 at 9:00am in the Chapel. Dean Beverly Gibson will teach. She will talk with the children about worship and she will teach them about communion. The November class will get us "caught up" so that each year, beginning in Lent 2020, children in grade 3 will be given the same class as a way to "graduate" from Children's Chapel.
FALL 2019 IMPORTANT DATES
Sunday, November 17 at 11:30am EYC Delta Bike Project
Fun Club Duck Boat Ride
Sunday, December 8 at 11:30am Making Advent wreaths
Sunday, December 15 at 9:45am Christmas Pageant (Children age 3 through grade 3)
NEW TO THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OR TO FAITH?
Adults who are new to the Episcopal Church (or new to Christianity) may wish to attend the Inquirers Class, which may lead to their wishing to be baptized or confirmed. The Inquirer's Class is lead by Dean Gibson on _________________ at ______________.
Youth Confirmation Class: Christ Church Cathedral confirms youth in grade 8. The curriculum is I Will With God's Help. The next class will begin in the fall of 2020. Let Carolyn Jeffers (251.438.1822) know if you have a youth who would like to join the class.
Add CY Facebook and Instagram links
Alison Mitchell, Children's Program Coordinator // email
Lydia Johnson, School for Ministry Intern // email
SESSIONS FOR 2019-2020
Sundays, September 15 through October 20—6 classes
Sundays October 27 through Sunday, December 8 (excluding November 24, December 3)—6 classes
Sundays, January 12 through Sunday, February 25—6 classes
Sundays, March 1 through April 5—6 classes