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St. John’s Cathedral Children’s Ministry Children’s Chapel This is a child-friendly version of the Liturgy of the Word. Children come into the Cathedral in time to join parents for Communion. We offer Children’s Chapel for the first part of the 9:00 am service for children ages 3 and up, in Saint Francis Chapel.

Godly Play In Godly Play we create a space where children can see, hear, and wonder about stories from the Bible and our Episcopal tradition. Interactive “work” time, prayers, and community feast (snack) follow each story. Pre-K meets in Room 103, K-1st grade in Room 101, and 2nd-3rd grade in Room 202 at 10:15 am each Sunday.

Community

Grace & Love Faith Create

God

Baptism

Godly Play Cathedral Inclusive Chapel

Family

SOWHAT SOWHAT stands for: Stories, Outreach, Wonder, Holy Spirit, Arts, & Theology. This year we will focus on the goodness of God’s creation. 4th-5th graders are invited to join us for this fun and engaging class in Room 204 at 10:15 am each Sunday.

Family Events

“What’s more, when you receive the childlike on my account, it’s the same as receiving me.” - Jesus (Matthew 18:5, The Message)

Sunday, October 1 – Parent Day in the Classroom Sunday, October 15 – Children’s Stewardship Day Sunday, October 22 – Coffee & Conversation Saturday, December 2 – Advent Prep Monday, December 18 – Wednesday, December 20 – Children’s Christmas Rehearsals Sunday December 24 – Christmas Eve Family Services Sunday, January 21 – Annual Meeting & Special Activities for Children Tuesday, February 13 – Pancake Supper Wednesday, February 14 – Ash Wednesday Family Service Sunday, March 4 – Coffee & Conversation Wednesday, March 28 – Holy Week Family Service Sunday, April 1 – Easter Egg Hunt


St. John’s Cathedral Children’s Ministry Parents Day in the Classroom (Sunday, October 1) – Engage in Godly Play in the classroom with your child. This can be a very spiritual experience that you won’t want to miss! Children’s Stewardship Day (Sunday, October 15) – This special formation time for all grades will focus on teaching stewardship in an age appropriate manner. Coffee & Conversation (Sunday, October 22 & March 4) – Join us for refreshments after our 9:00 am Family Service and an opportunity to connect with fellow parents at St. John’s. Advent Prep (Saturday, December 2) – Families can prepare for Advent by decorating wreaths, learning prayers to use at home, and sharing a meal as a St. John’s community. Children’s Christmas Rehearsals (Monday, December 18 – Wednesday, December 20) – These rehearsals will prepare children for a special role during our Christmas Eve Family Services. Christmas Eve Family Services (Sunday, December 24) – Services at 1:00, 3:00, and 5:00 pm are designed for families and include a special role from our Cathedral children. Annual Meeting & Special Activities for Children (Sunday, January 21) – While parents attend the Annual Meeting children will enjoy fun activities and tasty treats. Pancake Supper (Tuesday, February 13) – This yummy pancake dinner includes a Mardi Gras celebration and fun activities for children. All proceeds will go towards needs-based Cathedral Camp and youth event scholarships. Ash Wednesday Family Service (Wednesday, February 14) – This unique service prepares families for the season of Lent with an age appropriate liturgy for children. Holy Week Family Service (Wednesday, March 28) – Each year we journey with Jesus through all of Holy Week in a special service designed for families with young children. Easter Egg Hunt (Sunday, April 1) – Join us for the craziest Easter egg hunt in town and special activities celebrating resurrected life. Please contact John Putnam (john@sjcathedral.org) for more information about children’s ministries.


Cathedral Youth Community Middle School Formation 2017- 2018 Who We Are Cathedral Youth Community is an inclusive space for all 6th-8th graders to come together, have fun, and engage faith in relevant ways. Each week we will meet in room 300 at 10:15 am, grab a snack, play games, and set aside time to be with God and learn about Jesus’ grace and love.

This Year’s Theme

Community

Grace & Love Faith Engage

God Gather

Fun & Games Cathedral Inclusive Friendships

How do we engage communities and relationships in our lives? How do we honor our unique, God-given identities in those communities and relationships? This year we will explore how to engage with God and each other by looking to the great relationship between God and God’s creation – us. Then we will walk with a community of youth who followed Jesus in Sunday, October 1 – Youth Community Family order to learn the ways of Breakfast fellowship, grace, and love. Friday, October 6 – First Friday Monday, October 9 – WHI Volunteer Night Sunday, October 15 – Burrito Sunday Friday, October 27 - Sunday October 29 – Quest Retreat Friday, November 3 – First Friday Friday, December 1 – Christmas Party at Saint Francis Apartments at Cathedral Square Saturday, December 2 – Advent Prep Friday, January 5 – First Friday Friday, February 2 – First Friday Sunday, February 4 – Super Bowl Party Tuesday, February 13 – Pancake Supper Friday, March 2 – First Friday Sunday, April 1 – Easter Sunday Egg Hunt Friday, April 6 – First Friday Friday, April 20 - Sunday April 22 – Youth Retreat at Cathedral Ridge Friday, May 4 – First Friday Sunday, May 13 – Youth Sunday Worship

Relationship

Important Dates

“And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I’ll be there.” - God (Matthew 18:20, The Message)


Cathedral Youth Community Middle School Events 2017- 2018

Youth Community Family Breakfast (Sunday, October 1) - Join us for this special morning devoted to the things that matter most: God, family, and community. First Friday Youth Community (Fridays, October 6, November 3, December 1, January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, & May 4) - Continue the fun of youth group and camp each month as we meet to make new friends, share a meal, play games in the Cathedral, and engage Christian community together. Meet in the Welcome Center at 6:30 pm. Women’s Homelessness Initiative Night (Monday, October 9) - Put your faith into action by serving dinner for the women of WHI. Burrito Sunday (October 15) - This yummy annual fundraiser will help us send kids to Cathedral Camp and youth events. We will prep, sell, and eat tasty burritos! Quest Retreat (Friday, October 27 – Sunday, October 29) - Join St. John’s youth group and friends from across Colorado for an exciting weekend of fellowship and exploration of deep questions about life and faith. St. Francis Apartment’s Christmas Party (Friday, December 1) - Help us deck the halls of the St. Francis Apartments at Cathedral Square! This will be a great way to celebrate the Christmas holiday and bring joy to others. Advent Prep (Saturday, December 2) - Families are invited to prepare for Christmas by decorating wreaths, sharing a meal together, and learning Advent prayers. Super Bowl Party (Sunday, February 4) - This will be a great time to be in community with each other, whether you come for Football, commercials, or just to hang out. Please bring a snack to share. Pancake Supper (Tuesday, February 13) - Last year we made over $1,000 for camp and youth event scholarships. Come help us build on that success (and eat yummy pancakes) so that we can send even more kids to camp! Easter Sunday Egg Hunt (Sunday, April 1) - We’re putting out eggs and fighting off squirrels. Join us to help set up the most ridiculous Easter Egg Hunt in Denver! Youth Retreat at Cathedral Ridge (Friday, April 20 – Sunday, April 22) - This weekend will be about relaxation, fellowship, and exploring faith in the beautiful outdoor chapel that is Cathedral Ridge. Come to escape the craziness of everyday life and enjoy our Cathedral Youth Community on a deeper level. Youth Sunday Worship (Sunday, May 13) - We’re doing worship, our way! Youth will help put on the entire 9:00 am service, including reading, preaching, ushering, and more! Please contact John Putnam (john@sjcathedral.org) for more information about Cathedral Youth Community!


Cathedral Youth Community High School Formation 2017- 2018 Who We Are Cathedral Youth Community is an inclusive space for all 9th-12th graders to come together, have fun, and engage faith in relevant ways. Each week we will meet in room 209 at 10:15 am, grab a snack, have fellowship, and set aside time to explore God’s call to justice in the world.

Confirmation

Community

Justice & Mercy Faith Engage

God Gather

Fun & Games Confirmation Inclusive Friendships

Confirmation will be embedded into our time together on Sunday mornings. Over these six weeks we will focus on what it means to be a disciple of Jesus and member of the Episcopal Church as youth prepare to make their own commitment to God, our church community, and the Baptismal vows that were made on their behalf. Confirmation will also include a service project and an exploration of diverse Friday, September 29 - High School Hang Out religious experiences. Sunday, October 1 – Youth Community Family Breakfast Monday, October 9 – WHI Volunteer Night Sunday, October 15 – Burrito Sunday “It’s quite simple: Do what Friday, October 27 - Sunday October 29 – is fair and just to your Quest Retreat neighbor, Sunday, November 12 - Sleep in Sunday Friday, December 1 – Christmas Party at Saint be compassionate and Francis Apartments at Cathedral Square loyal in your love, Saturday, December 2 – Advent Prep Friday, January 26 - High School Hang Out And don’t take yourself Sunday, February 4 – Super Bowl Party too seriously— Tuesday, February 13 – Pancake Supper take God seriously.” Saturday, March 31 – Easter Vigil & After Party Friday, April 20 - Sunday April 22 – Youth Retreat at Cathedral Ridge - The Prophet Micah Sunday, April 29 – Sleep in Sunday (Micah 6:8, The Message) Sunday, May 13 – Youth Sunday Worship

Compassion

Important Dates

Confirmation Sundays: January 28, February 4,

February 11, February 25, March 4, & March 11


Cathedral Youth Community High School Events 2017- 2018

High School Hang Outs (Fridays September 29 & January 26) - This time will be for coming together as a community and having fun, whether we’re hanging out in the youth room or hitting the town. Youth Community Family Breakfast (Sunday, October 1) - Join us for this special morning devoted to the things that matter most: God, family, and community. Women’s Homelessness Initiative Night (Monday, October 9) - Put your faith into action by serving dinner for the women of WHI. Burrito Sunday (October 15) - This yummy annual fundraiser will help us send kids to Cathedral Camp and youth events. We will prep, sell, and eat tasty burritos! Quest Retreat (Friday, October 27 – Sunday, October 29) - Join St. John’s youth group and friends from across Colorado for an exciting weekend of fellowship and exploration of deep questions about life and faith. Sleep in Sundays (November 12 & April 29) - No morning High School formation! Enjoy sleeping in and join us at 4:30 to hang out and experience the Wilderness together. St. Francis Apartment’s Christmas Party (Friday, December 1) - Help us deck the halls of the St. Francis Apartments at Cathedral Square! This will be a great way to celebrate the Christmas holiday and bring joy to others. Advent Prep (Saturday, December 2) - Families are invited to prepare for Christmas by decorating wreathes, sharing a meal together, and learning Advent prayers. Super Bowl Party (Sunday, February 4) - This will be a great time to be in community with each other, whether you come for Football, commercials, or just to hang out. Please bring a snack to share. Pancake Supper (Tuesday, February 13) - Last year we made over $1,000 for camp and youth event scholarships. Come help us build on that success (and eat yummy pancakes) so that we can send even more kids to camp! Easter Vigil & After Party (Saturday, March 31) - Come support our Confirmands and celebrate afterwards with a party in the Cathedral! Youth Retreat at Cathedral Ridge (Friday, April 20 – Sunday, April 22) - This weekend will be about relaxation, fellowship, and exploring faith in the beautiful outdoor chapel that is Cathedral Ridge. Come to escape the craziness of everyday life and enjoy our Cathedral Youth Community on a deeper level. Senior Celebration / Youth Sunday Worship (Sunday, May 13) - This is a time to celebrate our graduating Seniors! Youth will help put on the entire service that Sunday as well. Please contact John Putnam (john@sjcathedral.org) for more information!

Children and Youth Formation