Cathedral Children's Ministries 

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Messy Church!

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Join us for Messy Church at the Cathedral! We will follow Paul's journey in Acts through story telling, crafts and music. 

Messy Church is our monthly intergenerational family gathering involving: worship, crafts, music, storytelling and a shared supper. 

We will travel around the Mediterranean with Paul sharing the news of Jesus (and dealing the vipers, shipwrecks, prison). Our travelers will have passports and maps to use for the journey.

Contact: Betsy Adams

 

Please contact Children's Minister: Emily with questions, ideas, comments.. and if you would like to serve with our children at the Cathedral. 

The Cathedral offers a place for children. On Sunday mornings, children may be in worship with their families, or join in Children's Chapel worship. In the Narthex, look for a bookshelf: inside you'll find coloring books and crayons for children to take into worship and to return after the service. 

click here for the Top 10 Reasons to include Children (& Youth) in Church-from Forma

Above: St Pete Deanery Event for Children at St Matthew's Episcopal Church

Above: Easter Sunday Egg Hunt at the Cathedral

ABOVE: Lent & Children's Ministries

ABOVE: Epiphany in Children's Ministries

ABOVE: Christmas pageant (Journey to the Nativity 2017)

ABOVE: Advent (wreath-making & anticipating Christmas)

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Children's Chapel

On Sunday mornings at 10:15, Children are welcome in the Children's Chapel for their worship. 

Children's Chapel offers a child-centered worship space on Sunday mornings during the 10:15 service. Children will participate in a liturgy designed for them, where they can learn the rhythms of Episcopal worship. They hear the Gospel lesson for that Sunday from a child-geared translation: God's Word: My Voice. Lay Leaders follow a rhythm of: welcoming activity, liturgy, Gospel reading, and closing prayers.

Before the Eucharist in the Sanctuary, children are walked back to the 10:15 service in the nave with the verger and Children's Chapel volunteers to rejoin their families for the remainder of worship. On the 2nd Sundays of the month, children remain in Children's Chapel for the entirety of the 10:15 service to participate in clergy-led Children's Eucharist. 

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Children's Eucharist

Every 2nd Sunday in the Children's Chapel, children are invited to participate in Children's Eucharist: an integral heart of the Episcopal liturgy and life. They remain in Children's Chapel for the entirety of the 10:15 service and join their families at coffee hour. 

ABOVE: Children's Eucharist in the Children's Chapel

Prepping for Children's Chapel: Approaching the altar together as we receive bread. 

The Cathedral offers a place for children. On Sunday mornings, children may be in worship with their families, or join in Children's Chapel worship. In the Narthex, look for a bookshelf: inside you'll find coloring books and crayons for children to take into worship and to return after the service. 

click here for the Top 10 Reasons to include Children (& Youth) in Church-from Forma

Beyond Sunday mornings,

  • children are invited to Messy Church! held on the 2nd Thursday of the month
  •  Stay tuned for more collaboration with the St. Petersburg Deanery as the year unfolds.

Messy Church (above: Messy Paul Fall 2017-18)

 

During the cycle of the Episcopal Church Calendar Year, there are a growing variety of offerings for children.

 

FYI: Do you know that the Cathedral has a Children & Youth Committee?
This group includes lay ministers, parents, volunteers, clergy and staff, who all share an interest in life of Children & Youth at the Cathedral
and beyond. If you are interested in learning more, and perhaps joining the conversation,
please contact Canon Katie.

ABOVE: A place for Children during coffee hour in Harvard Hall after the 10:15 service on Sunday mornings

ABOVE: Children in Church (children & youth in sanctuary worship leading roles: Summer 2017)

ABOVE: Christmas in July (Christmas cookie decorating & coloring on backpack tags to put on bags to be blessed & donated to local children)

ABOVE: VBS (VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2017: Justice Makers)

ABOVE: Advent (wreath-making & anticipating Christmas)