TO LIVE THE GOSPEL
AND GROW GENERATIONS
OF FAITHFUL DISCIPLES
A COMMUNITY THAT LOVINGLY WELCOMES ALL PEOPLE
Christ Church Cathedral is a gracious, nurturing and inclusive place, where all members and guests feel at home and desire to belong. Christ Church Cathedral has an atmosphere of time honored liturgy, music, and architecture. We welcome people from all walks of life and faiths to worship.
If you cannot go to church, you are still part of the church.
Bulletin for September 15, 2021
Masks are required for all in attendance.
Sunday, September 12
Rally day marks the beginning of our fall program year.
During worship we will enjoy special music from Elizabeth Bemis,
the Vocal Ensemble and Peter Wood on the trumpet.
Immediately after the service we will enjoy a take-out brunch.
New parish directories will be available.
We are asking you to sign-up for ministries virtually.
Rally Day Take-Out Brunch
Proceeds will go to Feeding the Gulf Coast Hurricane Ida Relief
Immediately Following the Service
Feeding the Gulf Coast is on the ground in Mississippi communities providing essential food and water relief for those impacted by Hurricane Ida. Every $50 donated to Feeding the Gulf Coast can help provide 250 meals for families following this disaster.
Brunch tickets are $10. Click here to sign up and pay for tickets, you may also place a check in the alms basin or you may send a check to the Cathedral Office, 115 S. Conception Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602. For brunch we will have eggs, cheese grits, sausage, bacon, and a biscuit. You may pay in-person on Rally Day. Pick-up for plates will be in the servery beginning at 11:00 a.m. this Sunday, September 12, or you may drive to the new kitchen entrance to have meals delivered to your car (you must pre-purchase meals to use this option). To drive through turn from Church Street onto South Conception Street in front of the Cathedral office. Turn onto the alleyway between the Cathedral campus and the Probate Building and look for the volunteers.
Service of the Simple Presence Resumes
Wednesdays at 12:00 noon in the Church
Noon Communion on Wednesdays has returned. We call this a “Simple Presence” service to emphasize that this will be a time for quiet reflection in God’s presence in the middle of the business of life. We will meet in the church. Side doors will be open. A sign will be placed at the corner of St. Emanuel and Church Streets inviting people to prayer and communion. The handicap ramp will be available for those who need it. Elizabeth Bemis will be on the organ bench to provide simple music for this service. The service should last approximately 30 minutes.
Please come if you can—and invite others. Masks are required. This service will also be live streamed.
This fall children and youth will once again be welcomed back to the Christ Church Cathedral Sunday School, located upstairs above the Chapter House.
Beginning this year, students of our Sunday School will be immersing themselves in a new model of Christian Formation called the Workshop Rotational Method. Each month a new story or character from the New Testament will be introduced with four to five “workshops” or “stations.” The workshop will teach the story through hands-on learning, as one age group does an art activity, another does a science or cooking activity, another participates in acting out the story, another watches a video or other technology-based activity.
This curriculum works very well across the grade levels and enables students to immerse themselves deeper in the meaning, context, and setting of the story being taught over a four- to five-week period.
All safety cautions will be observed as our children once again gather and get to know one another after a two year hiatus from Sunday School due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
We are preparing to reopen the Sunday School rooms for our return to Sunday School—when it is safe. We need artists to paint murals, movers to place furniture, and housekeepers to clean, and many others to help us get the space ready to welcome our children and youth back upstairs. We need to get to work to have the best facility possible for our youngest members, when they return to indoor activities.
We seek to live the Gospel, grow generations of faithful leaders, and build a sustainable community.
Christ Church Cathedral lovingly welcomes all people to traditional, Episcopal worship to deepen our relationships, serve our community, and grow closer to God.
WELCOME TO CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL
Christ Church Cathedral offers a safe environment
and engaging worship that helps us grow closer to God.
We strive to make this a gracious, nurturing, and inclusive place.
We want all members of the Cathedral family and our visitors to feel at home.
People from all walks of life and faiths are welcome to worship.
THERE IS A PLACE FOR YOU HERE
New to Mobile? Unfamiliar with the Episcopal Church, or Christianity? Welcome.
Whoever you are, wherever you are on your spiritual journey, the members of the Cathedral family hope that your experience here will strengthen and encourage you.
As you browse our website, you may consider visiting us for worship, attending our annual newcomers brunch, sign up for our inquirer's class, subscribe to our weekly emails--there is no cost, no obligation, and we will not share your email with outside groups.
Do as much or as little as you like. There are no requirements for being a part of our community of faith. If you want to be baptized, confirmed, or transferred from another Episcopal parish, we would love to have you--but, it's not required. Everything we do is open to all.
Here is an on-line visitor card--it is not required, but it helps us be more responsive to you!
God’s promises are woven into our lives through our encounters with scripture,
prayer, worship, and loving service to others. This hour of weekly Bible study
is one way we can prepare ourselves for living Christ’s Way of Love in the world.
At noon on Tuesdays this fall, we will encounter the story of our salvation.
Each week those who choose to attend will receive an email that contains the week’s
lesson, text and a Zoom link for attending remotely and a reservation link
for those who wish to attend in-person in the Chapel (up to 15 people.)
The format for our gathering will follow the forms of the Book of Common Prayer:
gathering and prayer, telling the story, brief silent meditation, reflection and sharing,
and then returning to the world.
Here is the Zoom link for the class that begins next Tuesday, September 14 at 12:00 noon. The Meeting ID is: 832 1440 1786. The Passcode is: 182140.
A different book will be discussed each month. Everyone is invited to join the discussion on the first (usually) Wednesday of each month, beginning in October 6. We will gather from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in person in the Huger Meeting Room with light refreshments, and a Zoom option will be available. Contact Dean Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
October 6 Paul Elie. The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage.
This is an absorbing look at the lives, writing, and faith journeys of Flannery O’Connor, Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, and Walker Percy.
November 3 Howard Thurman. Jesus and the Disinherited.
First published in 1949, this is a compassionate look at God’s work in our lives by one of the great teachers, preachers, and mystics of the American 20th century.
December 1 Nicola Griffith. Hild.
An engaging fictionalized account of the early life of the girl who would become St. Hilda of Whitby, this first book of a planned trilogy looks at the development of Christianity in the 7th century British Isles.
Books for future dates to be determined.
Cathedral Young People
We are re-booting our youth program. Carl Cunningham, Jr. will lead the youth team to keep our youth connected to the Christ Church family and to their faith. There will be monthly Zoom Check-Ins, and four special events are planned for this fall: Blessing of the Animals, Cathedral Treating, a Fall Family Gathering, and the Caroling Parade. Young people in grades 7 through 12 are invited to sign-up, or you may speak with our new Clergy Associate Eric+. We look forward to being together!
Supper Club Re-Do
Now is the time to become reacquainted and to meet those who have joined the Cathedral Family since we went virtual. We plan to form several supper club groups with a variety of options: different days of the week, times of day, home dinners or even some that might want to gather at restaurants, and a group for young adults. For now, just sign-up on the virtual interest indicator, and we will send you a fillable form asking for your preferences. Our goal is to form Supper Clubs this fall and allow each group to meet as they feel safe and comfortable. Go ahead and sign-up now, and we will be ready when we can plan safe gatherings.
GriefShare is a 13-session small group support program for those experiencing the loss of a loved one. This nationally known program allows for discussion and personal Bible study enhanced by viewing a weekly video. Common experiences and events shape the group experience, creating an atmosphere of care and comfort. Participation is on a week-to-week basis, as no two people grieve in the same manner or on the same timeline. Whether you have lost a loved one recently or a while back, all experiencing grief are welcome to participate in this group. GriefShare is open to anyone in the greater Mobile community. Please sign-up to let us know you are interested. The meeting times will be determined by the group. To learn more, please contact The Rev. Eric Zubler.
Community of Hope is an opportunity to learn new ways of helping those around
us connect and to offer one another care. This program, offered for the first time
at Christ Church Cathedral, is designed for anyone who has a desire to care for fellow
parishioners in a one-on-one setting. Developing training on how to help those in
spiritual and emotional need answers Jesus’ call in a pro-active manner.
Participants will engage in a 12- to14-week course to be grounded in Benedictine
theology, the art of pastoral care, Christian prayer and meditation, and grief care.
Various speakers share their expertise over a meal and short Bible study each week. Those who feel called to continue
in Community of Hope will then meet regularly with Cathedral clergy to discuss and pray for those in the care of Community of Hope graduates. To learn more, please contact The Rev. Eric Zubler.
The Card Ministry Team ministers to the Cathedral family by sending each a birthday prayer card during their birthday month. The team also sends a card to everyone who is on the Cathedral Prayer list. The time commitment is 2 hours per month. The Card Team Chair will initially send a packet of cards, envelopes, and stamps, and then will send a list of those having birthdays. Special skills preferred: A dependable personality with a desire to help people feel connected.
Directions and Address
Christ Church Cathedral is located at the corner of St. Emanuel and Church Streets in downtown Mobile. We are one block south of Government Street, and located between Mardi Gras Park to the east and the Mobile City/County Building to the west.
Our mailing address:
115 South Conception Street
Mobile, Alabama 36602
Office Hours and Phone
Monday - Friday // 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cathedral office // 251.438.1822