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Grace Cathedral is a house of prayer for all people, and that means all ages! Young people are always welcome to worship with the congregation and to take part in our Sunday morning programs. We offer Sunday morning programs for children and special seating for families at the 11 a.m. service.
We are inviting all parents/guardians to complete this registration form. You can complete this now or on your child’s first day!
Sunday Morning Programs
All children have a place at Grace Cathedral.
Fall Schedule for CYF Programs: August 22nd to November 21st
|Program||Pre-K – 3rd||4th – 5th||6th Grade +|
|First Sunday||Creative Work Time (Different, cooperative activities in a shared space)||Creative Work Time (Different, cooperative activities in a shared space)||Creative Work Time (Different, cooperative activities in a shared space)|
|Second Sunday||Godly Play||Grace Quest||Youth Group @ 11|
|Third Sunday||Godly Play||Grace Quest||Youth Group @ 12:30pm|
|Fourth Sunday||Godly Play||Grace Quest||Youth Group @ 11|
|Fifth Sunday||Godly Play||Grace Quest||Youth Group @ 11|
On the first Sunday of the Month, all children and youth are invited to participate in Divine Creativity, an exploration of Christianity through creative arts.
On all other Sundays, programs are offered as follows:
Pre-K-3rd Grade – Godly Play
4th Grade-5th Grade – Grace Quest
6th Grade-8th Grade – Youth Group
Families are invited to gather and sign in children and youth between 10:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the labyrinth, near the Taylor Street doors. Children and teachers process to their classrooms after the opening procession. All are welcome.
Children from preschool through 3rd grade learn and play together in Godly Play. Developed by an Episcopal priest and based on Montessori principles, Godly Play introduces children to key stories of the Bible in a way that nurtures their imagination, creativity and relationship with God.
In Grace Cathedral’s Godly Play classes, trained storytellers encourage children to “wonder” about the meaning of the stories for themselves through discussion and individual play. Avoiding doctrine or absolute truths, Godly Play helps children explore God’s presence in our lives and in the ancient and living stories of our tradition.
Children in 4th and 5th grade are part of Grace Quest. The program uses a fun, interactive curriculum developed by the Episcopal Church and based on the weekly lectionary choices. Children in Grace Quest engage with the same lessons that their parents hear in church, which encourages conversations in the family after services.
Middle school and high school youth groups meet for food, friends, fun and faith. In 2021, youth in sixth grade and above will participate in the following activities:
- Check-ins @ 11am: On the Second, Fourth and Fifth Sundays of the Month, youth check-in with each other and participate in fun activities.
- Lunch @ 12:30pm: On the Third Sunday of the Month, youth can join us for fun, food and fellowship!
After-School Program with Little Opera
Watch this space for Little Opera programming in 2021-22.
Seats near the California Street entrance in the south transept and pews in the front, left of the center aisle are reserved for parents and families.
Baptism is a joyous occasion in our beautiful cathedral. Please visit this page for current information about Baptism at Grace Cathedral.
In the Episcopal Church, those baptized at an early age are invited to make a mature public affirmation of their faith at a later age through confirmation. Please contact us for information about confirmation at Grace.
All baptized children are welcome to receive communion as baptism is considered to be full and complete initiation into the Body of Christ.
For More Information
Steph McNally leads our Children, Youth and Family Ministry. She would love to hear from you with questions or suggestions.