On Sunday mornings at 10 a.m., Christ Church Cathedral offers a special worship opportunity for our youth grades six through 12. The Youth Liturgy is a supplemental Liturgy of the Word for our youth involving contemporary music led by our Youth Band, activity - and conversation - based study of lessons from the 10 a.m. service, and youth-led prayer. The Youth Liturgy runs concurrent to the 10 a.m. service, and afterwards, our youth rejoin their families for the remainder of the service.
This year the high school and middle school teenagers will be split into separate groups for the formation portion of the liturgy. This will allow for more age-appropriate discussion and more adult volunteer involvement with our teenagers.
The Youth Band
Our youth band is getting off the ground and excited to begin playing music together. We play music from various rock-n-roll genres, classic and contemporary Christian hits, along with traditional Episcopal hymns with a fresh sound.
Band practices are on Wednesdays, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. All youth are invited to participate. Our youth band is looking for a drummer, a pianist, and youth with singing experience. We will also incorporate any of the other musical talents of our youth into the band.
Opportunities to be Lay Ministers
In addition to the opportunities offered in the Youth Liturgy, youth can serve as acolytes, lay readers and chalice bearers on Sunday mornings during the regular services. For more information, contact Slocomb Jenkins Reed.
Overview of the Youth Program
Our youth programs help young people meet the challenges of their lives in a manner that promotes health and wholeness, self-respect and respect of others. We also offer special activities for fun or service. For more information about our youth ministry or any youth event, contact director of youth ministries Slocomb Jenkins Reed.
The cathedral empowers our youth to live according to the teachings and example of Jesus and prepares them for a Christ-filled life journey. We do this through activities, discussion and reflection regarding the Bible and Christian lifestyle and through opportunities to live out God's call to all Christians that we be the yes, hands and feet of Jesus in the world.