Children's Chapel
Nov
26
10:15 AM10:15

Children's Chapel

Contact: Emily

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. 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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Choral Evensong
Nov
26
4:45 PM16:45

Choral Evensong

Our monthly Choral Evensongs include an organ prelude at 4:45 p.m. Dwight Thomas is director and organist. A freewill offering will be taken. 

Choral Evensong – The Last Sunday after Pentecost “Christ the King” November 26, 2017         5:00 p.m.

4:45 p.m. Organ Prelude: Guest organist Marco Jimenez playing works by Johann Sebastian Bach (read more about Marco below). Opening Hymn No. 414 “God my King, thy might confessing” Stuttgart. Responses: Robert Lehman (“St. Michael Responses”) Phos hilaron: H35. Psalm: 145 (Joseph Barnby). Readings: Isaiah 19:19‑25; Luke 19:11‑27. Service: William Mathias “Jesus College”. Anthem: Carson Cooman: King of glory, King of peace. Concluding Hymn No. 481, “Rejoice, the Lord is King!” Gospel. The Cathedral Chamber Choir. Dwight Thomas, Director and Organist

 

The organ prelude at our service of Choral Evensong on November 26 will be performed by Marco Jimenez, 15, a student of Music Director Dwight Thomas. He will play works of Johann Sebastian Bach at 4:45 p.m. Marco is a student also of piano and violin and is a classical composer and performer with local orchestras. He was our guest organist last April, when he performed the "Toccata" from Widor's Symphony No. 5 and the Messaien "Vision of the Eternal Church." Evensong, at 5 p.m., will mark Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday of the Christian year. We begin a new Christian year the following Sunday, December 3, the first Sunday in the season of Advent, the anticipatory four weeks leading up to Christmas. The service will include the St. Michael Responses of Robert Lehman, the "Jesus College" service by William Matthias, and Carson Cooman's anthem, "King of glory, King of peace." The Cathedral Chamber Choir will sing. Dwight Thomas is director and organist. A freewill offering is taken, and a reception follows. (From November's CrossTown)

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Bible & GO
Nov
26
5:00 PM17:00

Bible & GO

Contact: Justin

click here for the Bible & GO calendar

Bible & GO is the weekly meeting of Cathedral Youth on Sunday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm (unless a Youth Event on the weekend replaces the Sunday evening gathering)

Gatherings combine meaningful time for Bible lessons and discussions with community engagement--the GO part--to help the Youth grow in their knowledge and love of the Lord. Each Sunday offers the opportunity for Youth led services and experiences. One Youth will serve as the Bible Leader and another Youth will serve as the GO Leader each week. These Youth will work with the Youth Ministries Director (Justin Walker) and each other to coordinate the time, materials and plans each week.

The Youth will continue to receive emails and links with support for all aspects of planning and preparation.

 

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St Peter's Book Club
Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

St Peter's Book Club

When: Fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Who: Everyone — men and women welcome!

What we'll read: click here

Questions? Contact Shar or Roberta

The next meeting of the SPC Book Club is Tuesday, November 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapter room. The book to be discussed is Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie. All welcome! Roberta Poellein (rplln37@gmail.com) is happy to tell you more.

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Reader's Theater
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Reader's Theater

contact: Jack Clark

Meet in Harvard Hall at the Cathedral. A beginning look at the theatrical experience. Perhaps there is an actor in you just begging to step onstage. This class will offer a beginning look at the theatrical experience of developing a performance ensemble- how to speak, how to breathe, how to move, and ways to improve presentation skills in interpreting the potency within plays. The work of theater is to present life's experiences and emotions that great dramatic works evoke. Perhaps there is a performance in our future! Plays may include works by Sara Ruhl, August Wilson, T.S. Eliot, George Bernard Shaw, or others. 

 

 

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Children's Chapel
Dec
3
10:15 AM10:15

Children's Chapel

Contact: Emily

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. 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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Bible & GO
Dec
3
5:00 PM17:00

Bible & GO

Contact: Justin

click here for the Bible & GO calendar

Bible & GO is the weekly meeting of Cathedral Youth on Sunday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm (unless a Youth Event on the weekend replaces the Sunday evening gathering)

Gatherings combine meaningful time for Bible lessons and discussions with community engagement--the GO part--to help the Youth grow in their knowledge and love of the Lord. Each Sunday offers the opportunity for Youth led services and experiences. One Youth will serve as the Bible Leader and another Youth will serve as the GO Leader each week. These Youth will work with the Youth Ministries Director (Justin Walker) and each other to coordinate the time, materials and plans each week.

The Youth will continue to receive emails and links with support for all aspects of planning and preparation.

 

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Giving Tree
Dec
5
to Dec 27

Giving Tree

Register here to pack, sort & deliver gifts on Tuesday December 5th

You are invited to help sort, pack, and deliver gifts on December 5. This is a hands-on way to be more involved and connect with the neighbors we serve.

Please speak to Ray McColgan (mccolgan@ me.com) if you can help. This year we may be serving as many as 156 individuals. We invite you to be as generous as you can.

From November's CrossTown

Homeless Campbell Park Students Will Join Giving Tree Recipients This Year

One of our beloved Cathedral traditions returns the weekend of November 11 and 12: our Cathedral Giving Tree, a way for all of us to make a merry Christmas for at-risk children. This year we are excited to more than double the number of children being served with the addition of homeless students and their families at our adopted school, Campbell Park Elementary.

Sponsored since 2009 by the Friends of St. Aelred, the Giving Tree works this way:

* A Christmas tree will be set up in the Narthex, decked with Christmas cards. Each one lists the Christmas wishes of a recipient.

* You choose an ornament — or more than one! — and shop for the requested gift.

* Return the gift no later than Sunday, December 3, UNWRAPPED. Please include a box or gift bag . . . and if you can add some wrapping paper, that would be greatly appreciated.

Besides the children at Campbell Park, this year's recipients are:

* Children and families who live at Resurrection House, a faith-based ministry that provides housing, education, job training and life skills to these families, most of which are headed by single mothers.

* AIDS Service Association of Pinellas (ASAP)/ Brighter Seasons for Children, which supports children infected or affected by AIDS/HIV. Currently this organization serves more than 60 families with 125 children.

"Every year, every single card is taken off the tree, and people ask us for more," said Ron Gallucci, one of the organizers. “This is an incredibly generous congregation. So many people buy more than the requested gift. They really want to reach out to these children and families and share their good fortune with others.'' Last year the congregation contributed 232 gifts for 58 individuals.

 

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Reader's Theater
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Reader's Theater

contact: Jack Clark

Meet in Harvard Hall at the Cathedral. A beginning look at the theatrical experience. Perhaps there is an actor in you just begging to step onstage. This class will offer a beginning look at the theatrical experience of developing a performance ensemble- how to speak, how to breathe, how to move, and ways to improve presentation skills in interpreting the potency within plays. The work of theater is to present life's experiences and emotions that great dramatic works evoke. Perhaps there is a performance in our future! Plays may include works by Sara Ruhl, August Wilson, T.S. Eliot, George Bernard Shaw, or others. 

 

 

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Children's Eucharist
Dec
10
10:15 AM10:15

Children's Eucharist

Contact: Emily

Every 2nd Sunday, children & families are invited a Children's Eucharist in the Children's Chapel to participate in this integral heart of the Episcopal liturgy and life. They remain in Children's Chapel for the entirety of the 10:15 service. 

 

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Bible & GO
Dec
10
5:00 PM17:00

Bible & GO

Contact: Justin

click here for the Bible & GO calendar

Bible & GO is the weekly meeting of Cathedral Youth on Sunday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm (unless a Youth Event on the weekend replaces the Sunday evening gathering)

Gatherings combine meaningful time for Bible lessons and discussions with community engagement--the GO part--to help the Youth grow in their knowledge and love of the Lord. Each Sunday offers the opportunity for Youth led services and experiences. One Youth will serve as the Bible Leader and another Youth will serve as the GO Leader each week. These Youth will work with the Youth Ministries Director (Justin Walker) and each other to coordinate the time, materials and plans each week.

The Youth will continue to receive emails and links with support for all aspects of planning and preparation.

 

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Reader's Theater
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Reader's Theater

contact: Jack Clark

Meet in Harvard Hall at the Cathedral. A beginning look at the theatrical experience. Perhaps there is an actor in you just begging to step onstage. This class will offer a beginning look at the theatrical experience of developing a performance ensemble- how to speak, how to breathe, how to move, and ways to improve presentation skills in interpreting the potency within plays. The work of theater is to present life's experiences and emotions that great dramatic works evoke. Perhaps there is a performance in our future! Plays may include works by Sara Ruhl, August Wilson, T.S. Eliot, George Bernard Shaw, or others. 

 

 

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Bible & GO
Dec
17
5:00 PM17:00

Bible & GO

Contact: Justin

click here for the Bible & GO calendar

Bible & GO is the weekly meeting of Cathedral Youth on Sunday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm (unless a Youth Event on the weekend replaces the Sunday evening gathering)

Gatherings combine meaningful time for Bible lessons and discussions with community engagement--the GO part--to help the Youth grow in their knowledge and love of the Lord. Each Sunday offers the opportunity for Youth led services and experiences. One Youth will serve as the Bible Leader and another Youth will serve as the GO Leader each week. These Youth will work with the Youth Ministries Director (Justin Walker) and each other to coordinate the time, materials and plans each week.

The Youth will continue to receive emails and links with support for all aspects of planning and preparation.

 

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Bible & GO
Dec
24
5:00 PM17:00

Bible & GO

Contact: Justin

click here for the Bible & GO calendar

Bible & GO is the weekly meeting of Cathedral Youth on Sunday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm (unless a Youth Event on the weekend replaces the Sunday evening gathering)

Gatherings combine meaningful time for Bible lessons and discussions with community engagement--the GO part--to help the Youth grow in their knowledge and love of the Lord. Each Sunday offers the opportunity for Youth led services and experiences. One Youth will serve as the Bible Leader and another Youth will serve as the GO Leader each week. These Youth will work with the Youth Ministries Director (Justin Walker) and each other to coordinate the time, materials and plans each week.

The Youth will continue to receive emails and links with support for all aspects of planning and preparation.

 

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Children's Chapel
Dec
31
10:15 AM10:15

Children's Chapel

Contact: Emily

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. 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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Bible & GO
Dec
31
5:00 PM17:00

Bible & GO

Contact: Justin

click here for the Bible & GO calendar

Bible & GO is the weekly meeting of Cathedral Youth on Sunday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm (unless a Youth Event on the weekend replaces the Sunday evening gathering)

Gatherings combine meaningful time for Bible lessons and discussions with community engagement--the GO part--to help the Youth grow in their knowledge and love of the Lord. Each Sunday offers the opportunity for Youth led services and experiences. One Youth will serve as the Bible Leader and another Youth will serve as the GO Leader each week. These Youth will work with the Youth Ministries Director (Justin Walker) and each other to coordinate the time, materials and plans each week.

The Youth will continue to receive emails and links with support for all aspects of planning and preparation.

 

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Restoring Respect Series
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Restoring Respect Series

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Restoring Respect

A community conversation about respecting others who look, think, worship or vote differently

All sessions start at 7 p.m. in Harvard Hall at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter

Oct. 17: Restoring Respect: Where Did It Go?

* Donald Eastman, president, Eckerd College

* Eric Deggans, television critic, National Public Radio

* Brendan Goff, professor of history, New College

 

November 14: Restoring Respect: In the Media

January 16: Restoring Respect: In Religion

February 20: Restoring Respect: In Race

March 20: Restoring Respect: In Politics

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Restoring Respect Series
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Restoring Respect Series

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Restoring Respect

A community conversation about respecting others who look, think, worship or vote differently

All sessions start at 7 p.m. in Harvard Hall at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter

February 20: Restoring Respect: In Race

March 20: Restoring Respect: In Politics

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Experiencing the Godly in Dance
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Experiencing the Godly in Dance

 

Come and open the eyes and body to the Godly within ballet and contemporary dance works. Enhance your appreciation of the power of the human condition as expressed in the works of master choreographers. Explore the choreography of dance-works in safe, movement experiences. Experience a spectrum of dance masterworks. Topics will also include: Somatic Movement; the history of dance in Christian worship; Praise Dance; American Modern Dance; Balanchine and Contemporary Ballet.

Contact: Jack

 

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Children's Chapel
Nov
19
10:15 AM10:15

Children's Chapel

Contact: Emily

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. 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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Burns FAMILY Friday Night Movie
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Burns FAMILY Friday Night Movie

November 17: The Sandlot (1993, PG). This is our monthly family movie. Eager to make friends, new-kid-in-town Scottie (Tom Guiry) heads for the neighborhood sandlot, hoping to join a pickup baseball game. He’s not any good, but the others grow to accept him as they teach him about the sport. His joy turns to horror, though, when he launches a ball signed by Babe Ruth into the junkyard of a crotchety neighbor with a menacing dog. Frightened, the boys test their mettle when they scheme to retrieve the ball.

Comments and suggestions: Susan. The Burns Movie Series honors our founder and longtime programmer, Eddy Burns.

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Reader's Theater
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Reader's Theater

contact: Jack Clark

Meet in Harvard Hall at the Cathedral. A beginning look at the theatrical experience. Perhaps there is an actor in you just begging to step onstage. This class will offer a beginning look at the theatrical experience of developing a performance ensemble- how to speak, how to breathe, how to move, and ways to improve presentation skills in interpreting the potency within plays. The work of theater is to present life's experiences and emotions that great dramatic works evoke. Perhaps there is a performance in our future! Plays may include works by Sara Ruhl, August Wilson, T.S. Eliot, George Bernard Shaw, or others. 

 

 

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Restoring Respect Series
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Restoring Respect Series

A community conversation about respecting others who look, think, worship or vote differently

All sessions start at 7 p.m. in Harvard Hall at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter

Click here to see the video from the October panel Restoring Respect: Where did it go?

 

November 14: Restoring Respect: In the Media
 *Indira Lakshmanan, journalism ethics chair, The Poynter Institute
* Tim Nickens, editorial page editor, Tampa Bay Times
*Adam Goodman, Republican media campaign consultant

January 16: Restoring Respect: In Religion

February 20: Restoring Respect: In Race

March 20: Restoring Respect: In Politics

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Book Talk
Nov
14
12:00 PM12:00

Book Talk

Cathy Salustri will speak about her book, Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida. In the 1930s the Federal Writers’ Project sent writers to create a guidebook to Florida. Author and Gulfport resident Cathy Salustri has retraced their journeys on what once Ben Montgomery Colette Bancroft Cathy Salustri. were the state’s major highways and are now the forgotten byways. She revisits the Sunshine State of yesterday to see what remains: Florida’s oldest diner (great milkshakes!), cattle ranches, springs and swamps, gators and skunk apes, from the era before interstates and theme parks.

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An article from the November 2017 CrossTown:

Wander the Back Roads of Florida At our November Book Talk Our November book talk speaker is Cathy Salustri, author of Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida.

In the 1930s, the Federal Writers Project sent writers to Florida to create a guidebook called Florida: A Guide to the Southernmost State, which included 22 driving tours of what were then the state's main roads. Those highways are now the back roads and byways, the world we never see as we whiz along I-75 and I-4. Cathy Salustri's book follows those roads of yesteryear to see what's still there. Cathy Salustri is a writer, photographer, and the arts and entertainment editor at Creative Loafing Tampa. She lives in Gulfport.

Some Q's and A's with Cathy:

Q. How did you hear about the Federal Writers' Project guidebook to Florida, and what inspired you to retrace those trips?

A. I learned about A Guide to the Southernmost State when I was a graduate assistant at the Florida Studies program at USF St. Pete. I had to make copies out of different books for one of my professors, and we had the slowest copier in the world, so while I waited for the copier to finish another set of copies, I browsed the next thing I was supposed to copy — A Guide to the Southernmost State — and I fell in love. When it came time to write my thesis, several years later, I was itching to find out what would happen if I retraced those routes — so I did.

Q. What's the most bizarre thing you found in your travels?

A. Oh, wow — so it’s really popular to talk about bizarre Florida, and I’m happy to say I didn’t see much of it in the 5,000 miles I traveled. What I did see were countless communities finding a way to retain their individuality and remain (or become again) vibrant. Florida is really a November 2017 Page 7 return to Page 1 November Book Talk continued from Page 6 collection of small towns linked by a few big cities. Most people miss that.

Q. What's the place you'd most like to return to?

A. Every year since I was 30, I’ve gone to the Florida Keys at least once a year. This year we intended to go in late October, but the place we go is still putting things back together after Hurricane Irma, so I’m not sure we’ll get there, and that makes me sad. Other than that, there’s not a place in Florida I wouldn’t go again — and the Panhandle beaches are definitely tempting, especially Grayton Beach and Perdido Key.

Q. Persuade someone to read your book in 50 words or less.

A. Backroads of Paradise is every great Florida experience wrapped in history and a bit of humor, and it makes you simultaneously want to take a road trip and feel as though you’ve just been on one.

 

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Experiencing the Godly in Dance
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Experiencing the Godly in Dance

 

Come and open the eyes and body to the Godly within ballet and contemporary dance works. Enhance your appreciation of the power of the human condition as expressed in the works of master choreographers. Explore the choreography of dance-works in safe, movement experiences. Experience a spectrum of dance masterworks. Topics will also include: Somatic Movement; the history of dance in Christian worship; Praise Dance; American Modern Dance; Balanchine and Contemporary Ballet.

Contact: Jack

 

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Children's Eucharist
Nov
12
10:15 AM10:15

Children's Eucharist

Contact: Emily

Every 2nd Sunday, children & families are invited a Children's Eucharist in the Children's Chapel to participate in this integral heart of the Episcopal liturgy and life. They remain in Children's Chapel for the entirety of the 10:15 service. 

 

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Youth Event: Painting & Paintball
Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

Youth Event: Painting & Paintball

Contact: Justin Walker

Please sign up below to reserve your spot for painting with Emily or paintball with Justin.

Register here

Cathedral Youth & friends will go to Blitzkrieg in Tampa, on Saturday afternoon, where they will enjoy paintball or painting for fellowship. 

November 11th from 1pm til we run out of paint. 

We'll meet at Blitzkrieg Paintball at 1006 E Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL 33549

Price will range from $10 to $15 per participant depending on the number of participants. Let me know if this is an issue.

Special thanks to Tommy, Connor and Connor for their assistance with planning this event.

 

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Invite, Welcome, Connect
Nov
11
9:30 AM09:30

Invite, Welcome, Connect

  • Saturday November 11th from 9:30AM-3:30PM 

(continental breakfast and lunch provided, please sign up here or in writing at the Cathedral)

  • Sunday November 12th at 9:00AM & during coffee hour (continental breakfast provided, no need to sign-up) 

Becoming a Welcoming Church Where People Connect: A Weekend in November Will Teach Us How

The weekend of November 10 through 12 will be a big one at the Cathedral. Do you love the Cathedral? Would you love to share the holiness and beauty of this place with others?  

 

The Cathedral Church of St. Peter is inviting YOU to become more inviting and welcoming, so that we can connect people to the love and worship of God.

Join Invite, Welcome, Connect consultant Molly Carnes, your chapter and clergy in learning how to share how wonderful our community is.

We've invited a special guest to help us learn how to be a more inviting and welcoming congregation and how to help people connect with ministries and activities that enrich their lives. So you are invited. You are welcome! And we hope this connects with each of you.

Our guest is Molly Willis Carnes, connections minister at St. Mary's in Cypress, Texas. After a corporate career, Molly discerned a call to lay ministry, and she has found her call in inviting, welcoming, and connecting people to the church, to ministry, and to each other. The weekend will start on Friday with a gathering of chapter members and other leaders by invitation as Molly outlines plans for the weekend and talks about how leaders can support inviting, welcoming, and connecting and can build in accountability. Our Baptismal Covenant calls us to incorporate others. What might that look like here?

On Saturday we'll host a daylong workshop open to everyone: Widening Our Welcome. "This workshop is a walk through 'evangelism country' – that scary but exhilarating place where love abounds," Molly says. "Inviting, welcoming, and connecting people who enter our churches are critical steps as we 'seek and serve Christ in all persons' and build healthy congregations. This session will include the theology of welcome, why welcome is everyone’s ministry, and the transformation that happens when we welcome all as Christ." Full of personal stories and inspiration, this workshop is for those serving in leadership, welcome, or anyone who wants to learn concrete ways to open our doors wider, intentionally connect with newcomers, and empower the laity for ministry.

On Sunday, Molly will be our guest speaker during our 9 a.m. formation hour and at coffee hour after the 10:15 a.m. service. Her topics will include the theology of welcome, the science behind relationship, obstacles to welcome, and the power of story. She will answer that burning question, “How do we get them to stay?” Molly will present different material at each session, "so you can attend all of them and never be bored," says Canon Katie Churchwell. Molly's home parish in Cypress, Texas, was Canon Katie's congregation before she came to St. Peter's.

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Burns Friday Night Movie
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Burns Friday Night Movie

November 10: Desert Dancer (2015, PG-13, Iran). In this uplifting drama based on real events, Afshin Ghaffarian defies the government’s prohibition against dancing in modern Iran and founds an underground dance company, with help from some courageous friends.

Comments and suggestions: Susan. The Burns Movie Series honors our founder and longtime programmer, Eddy Burns.

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Messy Church
Nov
9
5:45 PM17:45

Messy Church

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 register here, so we can plan for food & supplies

 

Thank you to all who joined for October's Messy Church! here's a preview for November from the ministry's leader: Betsy

In November's Messy Church, we will hear about Paul being sent forth in mission from the church in Jerusalem (after he tries to convince them that he's sincere and Barnabas speaks for him). THE THEME IS MISSION AND BEING SENT FORTH FROM THE CHURCH TO THE WORLD.

Paul always stayed connected to the church in Jerusalem and collected $$ for the support of that church. We will talk with the kids about 'mission' and what it means to be a missionary right where we are: school, home neighborhood. Hopefully the kids can talk about places where they might be missionaries to the St. Petersburgians.

In the book of Acts, the characters tell the story of salvation over and over again. One of the ways to do that is using colors: Gold/yellow for a perfect relationship with God in which we live in all the good things God has for us; Purple for our sins or thing things we do that separate us from God; red for the heart and love of Jesus who shed his blood and rose again so that we can find our way back to God; white for the new life in God that Jesus has given us a chance to live; and green for all the things we do (go to church, help others, etc) that we do to grow in God. note: liturgical colors!

November Messy Activities:

Passports: On the week 2 pages draw a picture of going on a journey and things you might take with you in a journey

Travel Bags: Small canvas tote bags that the kids can decorate with fabric pens

Food for the Journey: create you own trail mix snack

I Love to Tell the Story: making 'salvation' bracelets with colored beads. I have ordered large snap together beads for our smallest kids 

On a Mission: Commissioning certificates for the kids to decorate that send them out into the world as missionaries

Our song for this messy will be "This Little Light of Mine"

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Reader's Theater
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Reader's Theater

contact: Jack Clark

Meet in Harvard Hall at the Cathedral. A beginning look at the theatrical experience. Perhaps there is an actor in you just begging to step onstage. This class will offer a beginning look at the theatrical experience of developing a performance ensemble- how to speak, how to breathe, how to move, and ways to improve presentation skills in interpreting the potency within plays. The work of theater is to present life's experiences and emotions that great dramatic works evoke. Perhaps there is a performance in our future! Plays may include works by Sara Ruhl, August Wilson, T.S. Eliot, George Bernard Shaw, or others. 

 

 

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Bible & GO
Nov
5
5:00 PM17:00

Bible & GO

Contact: Justin

click here for the Bible & GO calendar

Bible & GO is the weekly meeting of Cathedral Youth on Sunday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm (unless a Youth Event on the weekend replaces the Sunday evening gathering)

Gatherings combine meaningful time for Bible lessons and discussions with community engagement--the GO part--to help the Youth grow in their knowledge and love of the Lord. Each Sunday offers the opportunity for Youth led services and experiences. One Youth will serve as the Bible Leader and another Youth will serve as the GO Leader each week. These Youth will work with the Youth Ministries Director (Justin Walker) and each other to coordinate the time, materials and plans each week.

The Youth will continue to receive emails and links with support for all aspects of planning and preparation.

 

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Children's Chapel
Nov
5
10:15 AM10:15

Children's Chapel

Contact: Emily

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. 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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Burns Friday Night Movie
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Burns Friday Night Movie

November 3: Race (2016, PG-13). While Hitler saw the 1936 Olympics as an opportunity to demonstrate Aryan supremacy, one African-American man — Jesse Owens — shattered that dream with a display of athleticism that resulted in four gold medals. This film tells his story.

Comments and suggestions: Susan. The Burns Movie Series honors our founder and longtime programmer, Eddy Burns.

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