“As the Father has sent me, so I send you,” Jesus said. Christians are people who sense that they are called live their lives like Jesus. As St. Paul said to the Galatians,
"It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives within me.”
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.
We recognize that Christianity is meant to be a way of life, not just religious beliefs.
We look to Jesus' example for inspiration about this way.
We strive to work within our community, and in the wider world. We support local organizations with regular financial support:
Bay Area Food Bank
beckwith Camp and Conference Center
Catholic Social Services
Family Promise of Coastal Alabama
Mobile Area Interfaith Conference, Prison Ministry
Mobile Bay Keeper
Please prayerfully consider how you might be part of this ministry.
Jesus said he came not to be served but to serve. Many Christians feel unusually whole, complete and fulfilled in life, when serving and caring for others. We might say that it is at times like these that we feel most united to Christ.
Jesus spoke of the mystery Christians encounter when giving themselves in service to others. In Matthew’s Gospel Jesus said, that when we care for people in need, we are caring for Jesus himself. In other words, we encounter the Holy in serving and caring for one another, and Christians have often insisted that the experience of God is most poignant, most tangible, and most complete in our care and love for each other.
On-Going, Hands-On projects include:
American Cancer Society Chili Cook-Off
Episcopal Relief and Development
FIT Christmas Angel Tree
Mobile Kappa League
Murray House Assisted Living Facility
Operation Back Pack
Raise the Roof
United Thank Offering
Wilmer Hall Children's Home
BAPTIZED FOR LIFE
Baptized for Life (BFL) is a project of the Virginia Theological Seminary. Using a Lilly Grant, BFL is leading 21 parishes in seven dioceses in a four-year initiative to build spiritual growth. After our diocese was selected to be a part, Christ Church Cathedral was invited by our Bishop to be one of three parishes in our diocese to participate. The seven-member Christ Church Cathedral BFL Leadership Team will study with our Catechist, using the catechumenate and the Baptismal Covenant as guides to determine a project that will increase our spiritual health. Once the project is complete, we will share it with our diocese and the wider church. To learn more go to the BFL page.