We seek a deeper relationship with God and each other in Jesus Christ through:
Celebrating the sacraments faithfully
Proclaiming the Gospel boldly
Embracing diversity joyfully
Serving all passionately
as a Cathedral.
Gnaw on This—and Feed Your Soul
Find the Gospel and some “food for thought” in the Gnaw on This for Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, the 13th Sunday after Pentecost.

Our regular schedule of Sunday worship services is 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.  For full details about the two services, visit Services.  You can read recent sermons at On the Table, the Cathedral Blog.  Also, Dean Kinman has started a new blog, Come Together, to help share with the Christ Church Cathedral community the projects and initiatives with which he is involved.  What’s more, the blog serves as a communication forum—another means by which we can all Come Together.

Special notes: Starting again in the fall, Christian Education for Children and Youth meets Sundays at 9 a.m. on the second floor of the Bishop Tuttle Memorial (BTM) building, adjacent to the Cathedral.  Our Sunday Nursery is in the Davis Room—just go through the red door near the altar and turn the corner on the main floor of the BTM.  The Nursery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday and is staffed by two childcare professionals.

Also at 9 a.m., the Adult Forum meets at a location that will be announced.

Taizé Prayer Resumes in September
Our monthly Taizé Prayer services are on July–August hiatus.  Starting again in September 2014, Taizé Prayer at the Cathedral will take place the second Sunday of each month at 5 p.m. in the Chapel.  For more information, visit Taizé Prayer.
Catch Up on Our News Every Wednesday
For the latest news and information—including items not posted to this website—check out Wednesday Weekly.  We will link Wednesday Weekly each time a new edition is emailed.  Or, if you want to receive it automatically, subscribe via RSS Feed or email Annette Carr, Cathedral administrator, to join our email list.
Back to Basics Resumes Wednesday, Sept. 3
“Basic Discipleship,” the fourth in the Back to Basics series, is a five-week Wednesday evening class that begins Wednesday, Sept. 3, and ends Wednesday, Oct. 1.  We will explore in depth the basic spiritual practices of discipleship and build relationships of support and accountability to sustain them in our lives.  Combining large- and small-group work, each week we’ll take one of these practices—Prayer, Worship, Study, Service, Giving—and examine what each means.  Then, during the coming week we’ll provide relationships of support and accountability for one another in practicing them.

Back to Basics is a year-long series of sessions through which we dive into basic theological concepts and explore them in all their meaning and mystery.  You don’t have to have taken any of the other B2B courses to take “Basic Discipleship”—all the B2B courses stand alone.

These classes are important—and so we ask a commitment to attend all five weeks of a class.  The courses are being offered in an ongoing rotation, so if you can’t commit to all five, you’ll know that the classes will come around again.  There is a $50-per-person nonrefundable fee to cover food and class materials, but don’t let cost be a deterrent: Financial aid is available.

For further information, email Dean Mike Kinman.  Or download and print 2013–2014 Back to Basics Flyer, a PDF that includes course descriptions and series dates.  And to learn more about Christian formation for adults at the Cathedral, visit Adult Christian Education.
Break for Lunch and Midweek Prayer
Every Wednesday, Christ Church Cathedral is offering “Midweek Prayer Break,” a brief service of prayer, scripture reading and silent reflection in the old Kemoll’s space on the first floor at One Metropolitan Square.  The service runs from 12:05 to 12:20 p.m., so you can still have time for lunch and other noontime activities.

If you work downtown or know people who do, we hope you’ll join us in this opportunity to make prayer a part of your weekday life.  If you have any questions, please contact Mike Kinman, dean of Christ Church Cathedral, at mkinman@gmail.com.
Join Us Again This Fall
Be on the lookout for the Fall 2014–Spring 2015 Shepley Concert Series schedule.  Our past season ended May 18, but if you look at its schedule, you’ll get some idea of the scope and depth of the concerts we present.

Our concert events are open to the public and free, unless otherwise indicated.  For more information about our concerts and monthly Evensongs, visit Shepley Concert Series or this website’s Shepley Program of Music and Art page.  You can also download and print a PDF of the Fall 2013–Spring 2014 Shepley Concert Series Schedule.
We Are Christ Church Cathedral!
Our stewardship year themed “We Are Christ Church Cathedral” kicked off Sept. 29 with The Rev. Dahn Gandell, our special guest preacher, and will continue throughout the year.  So all are invited and encouraged to offer completed pledge forms to God and to the church.  This is a powerful time when each of us is called to present the commitments of time, talent and money that God has invited us to share generously, joyfully and sacrificially. Every single person has gifts to share—and those gifts come in a multitude of shapes and sizes.  Please think and pray and share with loved ones about how you might share your first fruits.

Pledge forms are available in several locations around the church; please note that special pledge forms for children and youth are available from Vicar Cortright.  You can also give online securely via our online pledge form.
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