Weaving the Promises of the Good Shepherd

Little children, let us love . . ." 1 John 3:1

Safe Church Training

Safe Church Training will be offered on Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Avenue, Terrace Park 45174. There is no cost for the training, but there may be a charge for lunch. Register online or call Heather Windle at 800.582.1712 extension 113.

Pentecost Celebration

Families will have a very special opportunity to worship together using the Pentecost Celebration from Catechesis on Sunday, May 25. (Pentecost actually falls in early June but we will celebrate early). Instead of going to the fourth floor on this Sunday, families are asked to join together in the chapel. Following the celebration, a clergy member will be with us and families will be able to take part in an instructed Eucharist. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents and grandparents to experience Catechesis as well as worship with their little ones. Please register with Beth Mendez.

Giving Opportunity

Sunday, June 1, will be our annual picnic and commissioning of the teens and adults going on the mission trips. This year, our little ones will have the opportunity to participate in the mission trips by donating pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. Children are invited to bring in their donations on Sunday, June 1, and will have the opportunity to process up with the ushers during the offertory. Children can bring in loose change or bills and the money collected will go towards school supplies for the children at El Hogar. Contact Beth Mendez for more information.

Volunteers Needed for Summer Art Camp

If you have a child that would like to register for the cathedral's summer art camp, consider being a volunteer. As a volunteer, your child's camp fees will be waived. You must pass a background check and must be able to volunteer for the entire week of camp. The more adult volunteers we have, the more children will be able to attend the camp. To apply, contact Beth Mendez.

Looking Ahead to the Summer

The Proctor Camp & Conference Center in London, Ohio (southwest of Columbus), offers a series of camps throughout the summer, but the Family Ministries of Christ Church Cathedral has marked the family camp on June 6-8 as a time for families of the congregation to experience the fun together. Procter Camp provides a safe, inviting, and spacious rural setting that cultivates spiritual formation, models sustainable living, and celebrates God's love and reconciliation through hospitality, prayer, study, work and play.

This year we will be using the hotel like accommodations in Hobson Hall. Cost is $150 per adult and $75 per child. Scholarships are available. For more information, contact Beth Mendez.

Register for family summer camp.

Overview of the Children's Program

We are pleased to offer a Christian Formation program for children, ages three to 12, which adapts to their needs as they grow. We utilize the Montessori-based The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Classes run on Sundays, beginning at 9:45 a.m., September through May, and ending around 10:30 a.m. when the children join their parents and grandparents worshipping at the 10 a.m. liturgy for the distribution of Holy Communion.

Children learn about events in the Bible and the geography of the Holy Land. They learn about the liturgy and the meaning of Holy Communion. They learn about compassionate and loving service.

By accommodating various learning styles, we are able to support the spiritual development of all children. We build on the belief that children have a special capacity to experience the presence of God. The classrooms are warm, attractive and safe, while the lessons foster a sense of wonder and love for God.

Children meet in one of three classrooms, divided by level pre-kindergarten to kindergarten, first through third grade and fourth through sixth grade.

For more information, contact Beth Mendez.

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