Cathedral Children's Ministries
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 coat rack with bags: inside you'll find coloring books and crayons for children to take into worship and to return after the service. Look for more children-friendly worship offerings in the future as the year progresses.
Children's Chapel offers a child-centered worship space on Sunday mornings during the 10:15 service. We are building a monthly rotation: the 1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month, 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. Leaders follow a rhythm of: opening activity, welcome, liturgy, Gospel reading, Gospel-specific craft/activity, and closing prayers. Before the Eucharist, 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.
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. We continue to look for ways to children into the life of the Cathedral. Come and see in the upcoming weeks changes to coffee hour, such as: a child-friendly space and healthy snacks.
Please contact Children's Minister: Emily with questions, ideas, comments.. and if you would like to serve with our children at the Cathedral.
Every Sunday at 10:15, Children are welcome in the Children's Chapel for their worship: welcoming activity, liturgy, Gospel reading, closing prayers. Children re-join their families in worship before the 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.
During the cycle of the Episcopal Church Calendar Year, there are a growing variety of offerings for children.
a Christmas Pageant (date & time tbd)
Lent: Way of the Cross during Holy Week
Ordinary Time: during the summer of 2017, we had Christmas in July, Singing Lessons, Children in Church & VBS to include children in the life of the Cathedral through fun, mission, song & worship
Stay tuned for our offerings this year.
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.