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Godly Play, our Sunday School classes for children age 2 through fifth grade, returns next Sunday, September 8, at 10:10 a.m. Helping parents to access age-appropriate ways to participate in and reflect on our liturgical life, our sacred stories, our call to Christian service, our charge to share the Good News, and our shared spiritual life is essential to our ministry with children. Godly Play is at the heart of our Sunday morning classes and the Godly Play philosophy permeates all that we do with children and families at the Cathedral.

Children’s Chapel will take a break this Sunday, September 1, and resume in full next Sunday, September 8. Children’s Chapel takes place during the 8:45 a.m. service as an option for parents and children who are not yet ready to experience the full liturgy together, though children are always welcome in “big” church. Children four years (by September 1, 2019) through fifth grade begin in church with their parents, then follow the children’s acolytes and leaders out at the sequence hymn. Children rejoin their parents at the Offertory. Two- and three-year-olds attend their own chapel service, which begins at 8:45 a.m. To enhance their worship experience, we are looking for guitarists,

piano-players, singers and other musicians to share their gifts! For more information, or to volunteer, email Ciara Castenell at or Jay Perkins at


WORSHIP JOIN THE FLOWER GUILD! The Flower Guild will hold an organzational meeting in the Cathedral Nave on Wednesday, September 4 at 7 p.m. We will review plans for the year and welcome new members. We would love to have more folks join us—men and women with experience or with none at all! And, we welcome anyone who would like to attend the meeting to get more information about what the Flower Guild does. There is no need to RSVP, but if you have questions, contact Grace Foster, gracefoster@

Sixth through eighth graders: join us for middle school Sunday School! This year we will take an in-depth look into the New Testament. Based on the “Colaborate: Bible Study” curriculum by Sparkhouse, we will use activities, videos, and scripture to ask questions such as, “Why do we hold Paul in such high esteem, given his poor track record with Christians?” and “Where did the Bible take place?” We will meet in Room 382 from 10:10–11 a.m. starting Sunday, September 8.

BEING ROOTED AND GROUNDED Ninth through twelfth graders: join us this year in high school Sunday School as we explore what it means to be a part of the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. Being Christian today requires us to be deeply rooted in our own tradition, on the one hand, and grounded in practices that enable us to relate

and collaborate across difference, on the other. We plan to take a deep dive into the history, practices, and controversies of our Anglican communion during the fall semester in order to better prepare ourselves for conversation and discussion about other religions and faiths in the spring. We’re excited to welcome you! We will meet in Room 368 from 10:10–11 a.m. starting Sunday, September 8.

Profile for The Cathedral of St. Philip

Cathedral Times – September 1, 2019  

The Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta

Cathedral Times – September 1, 2019  

The Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta